31 Best Foods For DIY Face Masks

You are what you eat—but also, what you put on your skin.

By Nydia Fairbank | April 29, 2020

We’ve already told you what to eat for glowing skin - but what should you do instead, do you know you can put something on it? (Hello, DIY face mask!)

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and whatever you put into it is absorbed by your pores and body. Think of all the products you use all day - moisturizers, sunscreens, makeup and facial cleansers - and that’s just the beginning! Not only are many cosmetic products packed with synthetic ingredients and potentially harmful chemicals, but they can also burn your wallet. Fortunately, you have a built-in beauty salon that is always full. We'll just talk about your kitchen!

Many of these beauty foods help create beautiful skin from the inside out, but they can also give your skin an extra boost by tapping directly on your beautiful cup. You can get the maximum benefit by combining some of these nutritious foods. From scrubs and masks to cleansers and moisturizers, you can use all of these foods to improve your complexion and naturally remove dull, dry skin. And if your skin needs a little more lovin, add these 22 natural moisturizing foods if your dry skin is also on your shopping list.




Due to its viscous texture, honey makes you feel the last thing you want to put on your face - but it is actually one of the best promoters for natural promoters. Honey is called humectant, which helps your skin absorb and lock in moisture. Manuka honey in particular is incredibly beneficial for the skin as it is highly antibacterial and can help a lot with acne-prone skin. Functional foods alone can be used as a DIY face mask: just apply on a clean face and let it rest until they start dripping and washing. Did you know that honey is one of the 33 foods that really live longer?


Acai Berries

These purple berries, native to Central and South America, contain incredible amounts of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Thanks to their rockstar nutrients, they help to fight premature aging and stimulate blood circulation in the skin. Acai berry powder, available in most health food stores or natural supermarkets, can be added to any DIY face mask or scrub for anti-aging benefits.

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Pouring oats into bowl to measure portion on scale

Oatmeal is often found in products that soothe itchy skin or reduce inflammation caused by skin conditions such as eczema. Its nutritional and skin-enhancing properties come from a mixture of flavonoids, phenols and a type of polyphenol called avenanthramide - all of which act as natural anti-inflammatory agents. Oats are best used in masks in the form of ground or flour. Try combining it with honey for a pleasant mask. With your unused oat scraps, remember to prepare a lot of oats overnight to stay awake until the next morning.


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil melted

Everyone and their grandmother found both internally in the coconut oil train and currently thanks to the long list of health benefits. Coconut oil has incredible moisturizing and relaxing properties. It actually has a sufficient amount of antioxidants and is also anti fungal. Coconut oil can be used as a super moisturizing and skin moisturizer for dry or sensitive skin, making it a wonderful ingredient for DIY face masks. Just get out of the glass and continue to sip.




Nothing sounds more indulgent than a chocolate-infused face mask—and honestly, your skin is in for a healthy treat. Cocoa is a rich source of antioxidants, helping protect your skin against free radical damage. It also contains a little caffeine that works to firm the skin. Mix cocoa or cacao powder with your favorite oils and some granulated sugar for a brilliant body and face scrub.



These mildly seasoned spices don’t just make your curry dish special. These roots have terrible anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant and astringent properties; When applied on top, it helps to smooth the skin and fight wrinkles. Turmeric can also help fade acne scars. Just dilute it with other ingredients like oil, as turmeric can only contaminate the skin. When you don't want your skin to look orange due to turmeric, give yourself through these 25 healthy foods that give you glowing skin.


Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple Cider Vinegar is a healthy staple for the kitchen and contains natural alpha hydroxy acids that help remove dirt and debris that builds up on your skin during the day and washes away dead skin cells. Is. It can also be used as a natural toner as it reduces the appearance of pores when applied. Dilute a little apple cider vinegar with water, steep a cotton ball and wipe it on a clean face for natural freshness.


Grapeseed Oil

Although it may seem resistant, most of the oil in your pantry acts as an attractive natural moisturizer. Grapeseed oil in particular is easily absorbed into the skin and has a pleasing light texture. It is rich in fatty acids and contains a special antioxidant called oligomeric procyanidin, which fights free radicals and is about 50 times more effective than vitamins A and E.



From DIY face masks to hair masks, these creams are very nutritious when the fruit is mashed and applied. Avocado oil is also a great alternative to natural moisturizers and is easily absorbed into the skin. Its benefits come from its rich, healthy fat content, which promotes skin regeneration and can be especially beneficial for dry, sun-damaged or sensitive skin. The next time you try to dodge someone, unpack them and cover them with some DIY face mask.


Adzuki Beans


Beans, beans, is it good for your face? Yes, you read that right. When lying on the floor, Adzuki beans can be gently rinsed without damaging the skin. To use, you need to grind beans with a coffee grinder and mix the powder with other ingredients such as oatmeal or clay. From there, you can mix a small amount with water in the paste, apply it gently on your face and wipe it off.


Green Tea


Hopefully by now you know that green tea is a miraculous drink. Test takers have lost 10 pounds in 7 days with our 7-day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse. And thanks to its strong antioxidant ingredients, it also has some benefits when applied to your face. It has long been found on the beach due to compounds such as tannic acid, theobromine and polyphenols that have been shown to reduce skin irritation, inflammation and sun damage. Boiled tea or ground leaves can be used in a DIY face mask or conditioner.


Plain Yogurt

As long as you stick to the smooth varieties, yogurt is another great natural moisturizer and soothing (which works great on sunburned skin). It is rich in calcium, protein and probiotics. It also contains lactic acid, which acts as a mild peel. Apply it to the skin manually or mix it with other natural ingredients to get a moisturizing mask that prevents premature aging and promotes a healthy glow.

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Oranges/Orange Peel Powder


Orange peel, juice or peel powder can be mixed into homemade skin treatments to promote healthier and more radiant skin. Oranges in particular, due to their high levels of vitamin C, can help increase collagen levels in the skin and lead to firmer and sagging skin.



While berries and tea say more about their skin-improving properties, carrots are fine when it comes to natural benefits. When applied topically, carrots act against free radicals and delay premature aging. They also promote cell renewal. Cut the carrots into pieces, steam, then mix in other natural ingredients like coconut oil and flour of your choice to make a moisturizing anti-aging mask.


Red Wine


Instead of removing those extra vines at the end of the night, save them for a DIY beauty moment. When it comes to this cocktail, it’s all about the high levels of antioxidants that prevent the signs of aging. Not to mention that alcohol can also mimic an annoyance by narrowing your pores. Just stir a little alcohol into your favorite mask mixture and the antioxidants do their job.

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Chia Seeds


Nutritionists love them for all dietary reasons - high calcium, antioxidant, protein and healthy fat levels - they are a great ingredient in skin care. Due to its nutrient-rich profile, chia seeds help the skin deeply moisturize and relieve inflammation. Combine chia seeds with other ingredients, honey or coconut milk for a skin-promoting facial mask.



frozen berries

The antioxidants contained in berries work against free radicals and promote healthy, less damaged skin. Strawberries contain salicylic acid and alpha-hydroxy acids, both of which are used to exfoliate dry, dead skin and promote a lighter, more youthful complexion. Mash and mix in your cheap mask combination.




When it comes to beauty in the kitchen do not steal spices and berries. Bs herbs like parsley are a great source of vitamins and nutrients, and especially help to remove skin discoloration, which reduces dark spots and acne scars. The chopped herbs can be mixed well with oil and a little sugar to get the chopped peel.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil


The same olive oil that you put on the salad and fry in the pan is real facial. Special virgin olive oil has anti-aging properties that help to moisturize the skin, fight UV radiation and help prevent cell damage from the sun. It can be used directly as a moisturizer and is very easily absorbed into the skin.



Cucumber slices

If you’ve only used cucumber slices for your indeterminate circles, you’ve lost some serious benefits. Cucumber is a super moisturizing food. It has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes the skin. In particular, it can relieve dry, sensitive or sun-damaged skin. Mix cucumber with your favorite oil to get a refreshing, soothing face mask.


Sea Salt


Skin care is a very important step in any regulation of skin care, as it soothes dead skin and shows healthier, more radiant skin. It also increases the effectiveness of your products by absorbing more of your skin. Sea Salt is a luxurious, natural scrub that removes dry skin and DIY facial scrubs.


Yerba Mate Tea Leaves


Green tea promotes healthy skin for similar reasons. Yerba Mate is a great natural ingredient for skin care. Yerba Mate comes from the rainforests of South America and contains 24 vitamins and minerals, is rich in amino acids and has a healthy amount of polyphenols. These powerful nutrients work against free radical damage and prevent premature aging of the skin.




Lemon is one thing for a lighter, more cheerful color. Citrus fruits as a group have a high content of vitamin C content, which supports the production of collagen and increases the elasticity of the skin when applied topically. Don't forget, alpha hydroxy acids help to get rid of skin toner and can also have a mild effect on the skin. Mixing a small amount of lemon juice with a mask or scrub can make the face glow.


Ground Coffee

Just as it awakens your body, coffee can also help awaken your skin. The brew have a healthy dose of antioxidants, but they also have a real star caffeine content, which stimulates blood circulation. Coffee grinders also act as a light peel. You will often find coffee in products or DIY recipes aimed at getting rid of cellulite.


Coconut Cream

coconut cream

Although it sounds more strange, coconut cream is just high fat coconut milk and is available in any grocery store. Thanks to its high fat content, coconut cream acts as an excellent moisturizer for the skin and promotes a strong supply of moisture. In addition, selenium free helps fight radical damage and delayed skin aging. Use as a liquid base in a mask or moisturizing peel.




This natural sweetener is ideal for people with very dry skin who need moisture. Agave is a natural humectant - like honey - and also has antibacterial properties. It can be used in masks or scrubs that really help trap moisture and promote a more youthful glow.


Brown Rice


Your pantry staples contain more skin-enhancing superfoods, including brown rice. Rice is hard to make full use of, but brown rice flour is a simple protein-rich, antioxidant-rich mask that helps fight signs of aging. It also cleans pores and softens the skin.




With increasing age, our production of natural collagen slows down and weakens the elasticity of the skin. Cinnamon is not only rich in antioxidants, it improves the natural production of collagen in skin cells and promotes more youthful skin. Even better, cinnamon can also help fight acne when applied to the affected area. Work with a small amount of this spice in a face mask for anti-aging benefits.



Canned pumpkin

These plants are surprisingly close to skin-healthy nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamin A and zinc. It also acts as a gentle, natural peel for alpha hydroxy content. Adding this member of the pumpkin family to masks and scrubs helps to alleviate the symptoms of premature aging and brighten the skin to vitamin C levels.




This tropical fruit is rich in vitamin C and contains good amounts of bromelain - a protein that can be digested - which also acts as a natural peel. Even better, pineapple can help stimulate more collagen production to help maintain the outer part of the skin. Pineapple juice can be given in a mask or scrub.




Weekly peels allow your skin to absorb more nutrients and the skin can take full advantage of the products you use on it. Sugar is an excellent natural peel not only because of its flammability, but also because of its glycolic acid content. Glycolic acid cleans pores and removes dead skin cells. Use sugar as the main ingredient in every body scrub. Or use it in our 15 dessert recipes that use 6 ingredients or less.


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