Is your skin looking dull and lifeless?
Bring your skin back to life with a DIY brightening face mask.
In fact, I have 5 natural face mask recipes that I use myself when I want my skin to look more luminous and healthier.
These DIY face masks put you in complete control of what you use on your face and save you money while targeting your skin-brightening goals.
If you want results that you can build on over time, then read more about these five DIY 20-minute face masks that will do the job just fine.
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5 DIY Face Mask For Glowing Skin
Pollution, stress, sun overexposure, lack of sleep, and junk food are some of the factors contributing to your dull and lackluster skin.
To restore a natural glow to the skin, try one of these DIY brightening face masks, made mostly with natural ingredients.
1. DIY Vitamin C Powerhouse Mask
Skincare concerns: Uneven skin tone with signs of hyper-pigmentation and texture. Use it only at night.
- Aloe Vera gel from the plant or organic (2 tablespoons)
- 2 tsp Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic acid) power (cosmetic use)
Stir the two ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
These two ingredients can be difficult to mix, especially when using fresh aloe vera from the plant.
If you find it difficult to mix by hand, is best to use a handheld stick blender, which is great to mix small amounts.
Apply the mixture evenly across your entire face, avoiding your eyes and mouth, using your hands or a face mask application brush.
Allow the mask to sit for 10 minutes.
Rinse the mask off with warm water and pat your face dry.
Note: This mask could make your skin itch or red, so I wouldn’t recommend it for sensitive skin.
Make sure you are not allergic to these ingredients.
Frequency: Once or twice a week.
Top Skin Benefits
This face mask epitomizes the concept of less is more when it comes to your skincare routine.
There is a holy-grail antioxidant for brighter skin, and it is vitamin C.
This mask is all about freshness and quality over quantity.
The secret of vitamin C is that it is most effective when it is in a potent form (i.e. be wary of a vitamin C mask that has been sitting out on display at a store for a long time).
The DIY Vitamin C Powerhouse Mask combines just one natural ingredient that is complementary to vitamin C, Aloe Vera, with a potent form of the illuminating vitamin.
These two work together to seriously fade dark spots and improve your skin’s natural regeneration process.
It should be noted that the science behind this is real, as these ingredients inhibit the enzyme that drives pigmentation and leads to melanin accumulation on your face.
2. DIY Anti-Aging Glow Mask
Skincare concerns: Signs of sun damage and wrinkles or fine lines.
- Green tea powder (1 tsp) (I’m using matcha green tea powder)
- All-natural thick Greek yogurt (1 or 2 tbsp)
- Lavender essential oil (3 or 4 drops)
Mix green tea powder with enough water to create a mask-like consistency.
Combine the green tea mixture with Greek yogurt in a small bowl.
Add lavender essential oil and Greek yogurt until your mask has a smooth, paste-like consistency.
Apply the mask to your face and neck for 20 minutes.
Wash with warm water.
Frequency: Once per week.
At-Home Skin Brightening Mask Benefits
We’ve all heard that it is important to prevent sun damage with serums and consistent application of a strong SPF, but what if you have pre-existing damage from years of being less than responsible in the sun?
You are in luck, as this DIY Anti-Aging Glow Mask has a high-impact ingredient list that will target your biggest aging skin concerns.
The real star in this mask is Green tea extract powder.
Green tea extracts contain many anti-aging properties, particularly because the Polyphenols in green tea mimic really potent antioxidants that reverse sun damage.
Add in the lavender oil, proven to help lighten skin and reduce wrinkles, and you have an excellent, natural mask to lighten and lift your complexion.
3. DIY Hydration Bomb Brightening Mask | Face Mask for Dull Skin
Skincare concerns: Dull, dehydrated complexion with signs of dryness, redness, or flaking.
- avocado (1/4)
- honey (1 tbsp)
- chamomile tea (1 teaspoon)
- glycerin (1 teaspoon)
- oatmeal or finely ground oats (1 or 2 tablespoons)
Mash 1/4 avocado with a fork until it forms a smooth paste.
Add the honey and mix the ingredients further.
Combine the avocado and honey mixture with 1 teaspoon of brewed chamomile tea and 1 teaspoon of glycerin.
Add one or two tablespoons of oatmeal or ground oats and mix well. If the mask is not consistent enough add more oatmeal.
Apply the mask to your face and neck areas for 20 minutes.
Wash with warm water.
Frequency: Every other day.
Great Skin Benefits
Consistent skin dryness is often a clear sign that you could use a DIY brightening treatment that uses only ingredients with hydrating properties.
This Hydration Bomb Brightening Mask is a great way to target both dryness and signs of a dull complexion with one solution.
The skin will greatly benefit from the combination of avocado, honey, and chamomile tea.
Avocado hydrates, honey provides anti-inflammatory properties, and the tea adds illuminating power and a more mask-like consistency.
4. Oatmeal Face Mask For Glowing Skin
Skin care concerns: Dull skin, blackheads, and oily skin.
- 1 tablespoon of oatmeal or finely ground oats
- 2 tablespoons of fresh cream
- 3 drops of lavender essential oil
Thoroughly mix the oatmeal with the cream and the lavender essential oil to form a thick paste.
Apply over the face and neck and leave it on for 20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Frequency: Use twice a week.
The Benefits For The Skin
Facial masks made with oatmeal have excellent benefits for the skin.
Its exfoliating action helps to eliminate dead cells and other skin impurities, helping to reduce sebum production, acne, and oily skin.
Oatmeal is also effective in relieving itching and is used in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Other skin benefits include cleansing and moisturizing.
Lavender essential oil helps to regenerate the skin and is especially indicated to treat acne, premature skin aging, and sunburn.
Frequency: Use once or twice a week.
✅ Homemade masks with great skin benefits
- homemade facelift mask to lift sagging skin (3 natural recipes)
- DIY face clay masks for glowing skin (3 easy recipes)
- DIY Japanese rice face mask (make 4 products from rice)
- homemade face mask to tighten pores (reduce enlarged pores)
- DIY avocado hair mask for curly hair ( + 5 natural frizzy hair conditioners)
5. Orange Homemade Face Mask For Dull Skin
Skin concerns: Dull, pigmented, dehydrated skin, and acne-prone skin.
Due to the vitamin c content, it is recommended to use it only at night to prevent interference with sunlight.
- 2 tablespoons Calcium Bentonite clay powder
- 1 tablespoon natural orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- 1 tablespoon of honey
How to make it:
Combine the orange juice with the milk and add to the clay powder. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved.
Add the honey and stir again.
Apply over the face and neck. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes or until the mask becomes dry.
Wash it off with tepid water.
What This Mask Does For The Skin
The benefits of Calcium bentonite clay include:
- powerful detoxification action
- deep cleansing
- pore reducer
- skin lightening and brightening properties
- good to reduce acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and skin blemishes
Orange has vitamin C, which is good to fight free radicals and delay wrinkles. It is also good to reduce pore size and to brighten the skin.
The lactic acid in milk gently exfoliates the skin-benefiting those with acne-prone skin. It also helps to lighten the skin, reducing dark spots.
The proteins in milk are great for dry skin, helping to maintain it supple and moisturized.
Frequency: Twice per week.
More beauty recipes you might like: 50 beauty and skin care recipes.
What’s your favorite DIY brightening face mask?