Easy DIY Face Mask Recipes

Face mask recipe ideas you can make at home

Face masks are an ideal way to pamper yourself so you feel fantastic for a special event or just have a bit of ‘me time’ to relax while you nourish and rejuvenate your skin.

If you want to use more natural products on your skin making your own face masks is great because you know exactly whats in them and the ingredients are fresh.

You don’t need to follow my recipes exactly. Change them up and adapt them as you like depending on what you have at home or your skin’s needs.

Here are 3 DIY face masks that you can easily make at home.  I made these with my daughter and it so so much fun.  Lots of laughs, so easy to do and not much clearing up either.  Some were more messy than others.

Brightening Cinnamon and Oatmeal Mask

  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp oatmeal
  • Difficulty 1/5  Messy 4/5 Result 4/5

  • Top tip - use fine oatmeal to get a finer consistency for easier application.


You could make this with or without the oatmeal which works as an exfoliant so it great if you have dry skin. Massage the mask into the skin as you apply it and remove it.  The honey makes it pretty sticky but its worth the mess. 

Cleansing Charcoal Mask


This only has a slightly higher difficulty rating because the main ingredients are not something you are likely to have in the cupboard.  This was a think consistency bit sticks nicely to the face.  We used egg white so I will try with water next time to see the difference. 

It really refreshed the skin and felt like it had taken all the dirt away.  I absolutely lived this and will be making more of it and different versions to find the perfect recipe.  It is much better than a charcoal one I have purchased before. Also protect you clothes for this one as it can stain.

Moisturising Avocado and Coconut Mask

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey (optional)

Difficulty 2/5   Messy 3/5 Result 5/5

Top tip - mash the avocado really well for easy application


Who would have thought such a simple recipe could be so good for your skin.  This really left the skin feeling moisturised and plump.  We didn’t use the honey which would make it stickier, but it went on fine without it.

I love avocados even more than I already did, if that is even possible.


Let me know how you get on if you try any of these masks by tagging me in your posts on Insta @flourishwithlou


Here are the ingredients you may need to buy:

coconut oil

activated charcoal powder

calcium bentonite clay powder




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