homemade face masks for glowing skin

11 Simple Homemade Face Masks For Glowing Skin

Whether you talk about women or men, having glowing skin is like a dream in today’s world.  There are many reasons which prevent us from getting a beautiful and glowing skin. Hectic work schedule, unhealthy diet, environmental pollution, lack of sleep and many more reasons which contribute to an unhealthy skin. Many people don’t use the right product for their skincare. This actually damages your skin even more than the factors which I have mentioned earlier. In this post, I am going to share 11 simple homemade face masks for glowing skin that actually works. These face masks are completely natural and are very effective in giving a naturally glowing skin. Keep reading to get the recipe.


11 Simple Homemade Face Masks For Glowing Skin

1. Honey And Yogurt Face Mask For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Yogurt

How To Use

  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly to make a paste
  • Now apply it to your cleansed face.
  • Wash the mask off after 15- 20 minutes with normal water.
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Yogurt contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which is a natural cleaning agent. This helps in exfoliating your skin by removing the excess dead cells trapped in pores. Exfoliation of skin gives a natural glow to it.
  • According to Clinical, Cosmetic And Investigational Dermatology  alpha hydroxy acid i.e. AHAs help in the exfoliation process(source)
  • According to the Journal of Cosmetic Science facial masks containing yogurt and Opuntia humifusa(F-YOP) successfully improves the moisture, brightness, and elasticity of the skin(source).
  • Honey contains antibacterial properties. This makes it effective in protecting your skin from acne. It is a rich source of antioxidants. This protects your skin cells from getting damaged by free radicals and slow down skin aging.
  • It is also a popular humectant which means it draws moisture from the air and seals it to your skin. This keeps your skin well hydrated, soft and smooth. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties help decrease the appearances of scars. It helps to increase healing and tissue regeneration.
  • Scientific research suggests that honey promotes rapid healing as it stimulates tissue regeneration, angiogenesis, and fibroblast growth. Anti-inflammatory action of honey soothes and promotes healing by reducing pain and swelling(source).

2. Almond Oil Face Mask For Glowing Skin

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Almond Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
  • 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

How To Use

  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly to make a paste
  • Store it in a glass container.
  • Use it as a daily moisturizer.

Why Does It Work

  • Almond Oil is rich in vitamin E which help boost collagen production. This improves the firmness, elasticity, and strength of the skin. As per a study conducted on mice, it was found that orally administration of Collagen hydrolysate to mice for six weeks improved the elasticity of their skin(source). Collagen also plays an important role in giving a natural glow to your skin.
  • It contains vitamin A which helps prevent acne breakouts. It is also an excellent moisturizer for your skin.
  • The emollient properties of almond oil make your skin soft and smooth. It also improves your complexion(source).
  • Aloe Vera is my favorite ingredient when it comes to homemade face masks for glowing skin. It is well known for its alkaline nature. It helps in balancing the pH of skin as an acidic skin is prone to skin conditions like acne, sunburn and many more.
  • Aloe Vera moisturizes your skin. It has nourishing and healing properties. This helps to rejuvenate the skin to give it a natural glow(source).
  •  Lavender oil contains antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics that help in killing harmful bacteria in the skin, making it clean and healthy. Because of its antioxidant characteristics, it protects the skin from damage-causing free radicals which could contribute to fine lines and wrinkles.
  • It is also anti-inflammatory which helps in reducing redness and blotching of skin. This helps restore bright and natural skin tone.

3. Lemon And Tomato Face Mask For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

How To Use

  •  Squeeze out tomato juice.
  • Now cut lemon and squeeze out the lemon juice
  • To this, add the honey and mix well.
  • Apply it to your cleansed face
  •  Rinse it off after 15- 20 minutes.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Lemon contains astringent properties. It helps minimize the appearance of pores and dry up excess oil on the surface of the skin. It is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals. This helps slow down the aging process.
  • Scientific research suggests that oxygen-derived free radicals are responsible (due to their high reactivity) for the age-associated damage at the cellular and tissue levels. Vitamin C is the major water-soluble antioxidant and acts as the first defense against free radicals(source).
  • Lemon is a great source of citric acid which clears your skin by removing dead skin cells clogged in the pores. This helps even your skin tone.  It also helps in regeneration of skin cells and makes your skin youthful.
  • Tomato is also an astringent just like lemon. It is also a rich source of vitamin C. It helps in the exfoliating skin which makes it an effective skin lightening agent.

4. Fuller’s Earth(Multani Mitti)  Face Mask For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Multani
  • 1 -2 Tablespoons Rose Water

How To Use

  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply it to your cleansed face.
  • Rinse it off with normal water after 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Fuller’s Earth or Multani Mitti is very gentle on skin. It helps in exfoliation of the skin by removing dead cells accumulated in your skin pores. This helps clean your skin and make it bright naturally. Exfoliation of the skin also eliminates the risk of acne.
  • Rose water helps in maintaining pH balance of your skin. When skin’s pH gets out of balance then its ability to resist bacteria and germs lessens. This makes your skin prone to a variety of irritations, blemishes,  and other skin related problems.
  • Scientific research suggests that recognizing factors that alter skin pH and selecting products that preserve the acid mantle ( a fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of the skin which protects it from bacteria, and viruses that might penetrate the skin.) is of prime importance in treating dermatologic patients(source).
  • Rose water is a very effective toner. It helps remove excess oil and dirt from the surface of the skin. This makes your skin clean and healthy. It also hydrates your skin making it soft and refreshing.

5. Olive Oil Face Mask For Glowing Skin

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
  • 4-5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

How To Use

  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly to make a paste
  • Store it in a glass container.
  • Use it as a daily moisturizer.

Why Does It Work

  • Olive oil is high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from the harmful effects of free radicals.  Free radicals damage your skin cells which is one of the main cause of skin aging.
  • It also contains essential fatty acids(omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) which are very important for keeping skin healthy.
  • Olive oil is rich in oleic acid which helps moisturize your skin. It maintains the skin’s elasticity and tends to keep it soft, smooth and glowing.

6. Green Tea Face Mask For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 1 -2 Tablespoon Green Tea
  • 1 Tablespoon sandalwood powder

How To Use

  • Brew green tea.
  • Allow the green tea to steep for 30 minutes or longer.
  • Once the green tea is ready, mix all the ingredients together in a glass bowl until you get a coarse mixture.
  • Apply this mixture onto your face and gently massage your face in circular motions.
  • Leave the mixture on for about 15- 20 minutes.
  • Rinse your face with normal water and pat dry.
  • 2-3 times a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants. It helps fight damage-causing free radicals and prevent premature skin aging.
  • Scientific research suggests that green tea is an abundant source of plant polyphenols that exhibit significant antioxidant, chemopreventive, and immunomodulatory effects in protecting the skin(source).
  • Green tea exfoliates your skin. This help improves your skin’s texture, leaving you with a natural glow. It has antibacterial properties that help prevent breakouts and keep your skin healthy.
  • It is also effective in minimizing skin pores. Large pores attract dirt and excess oil. This can lead to clogging of pores and ultimately form a pimple.
  • Sandalwood powder is also rich in antioxidants. It protects skin cells from damage-causing free radicals.
  • It is very effective in removing dead skin cells clogged in pores. This helps even your skin tone and give you a glowing skin. Sandalwood powder’s ability to exfoliate skin make it a popular ingredient in many homemade face masks for glowing skin.
  • It contains anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe inflammation and reduce redness of pimples and acne.
  • Scientific study suggests that flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds in the sandalwood powder might be responsible for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects(source).

7. Aloe Vera Face Mask For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 Tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

How To Use

  • Mix all ingredients to make a spreadable paste.
  • Apply it on your face and gently massage it in a circular motion for 5 minutes.
  • Now, let the paste sit for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a clean and damp cloth.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Aloe vera is well known for its cooling effect on the skin. It contains Vitamin A, C, and E which makes it a perfect antioxidant. It prevents the production of free radicals that damage skin cells and ultimately leading to wrinkles.
  • Aloe vera is a great wound healer, especially on the face. It contains auxins and gibberellins which help in wound healing and reduce inflammation.
  • It’s antibacterial properties kill acne-causing bacteria. Its antifungal properties reduce inflammation and prevent acne scars from getting infected.
  • It hydrates your skin making it soft and smooth.
  • Coconut oil is light in texture which makes it easy for the skin to absorb the oil deeply into pores.
  • It’s rich in fatty acid which acts as a great moisturizer and heals dry skin.
  • It is high in antioxidants that help protects the cell from harmful free radical damage.
  • It improves the elasticity and strength of the skin. This helps in fading fine lines and wrinkles and makes skin youthful.
  • Scientific studies suggest that virgin coconut oil is rich in polyphenols(antioxidants) restoring the antioxidant balance(source).

8. Orange Peel Face Mask For Glowing Skin

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Ingredients

1 Tablespoon orange peel powder

1 tablespoon Kaolin Clay(white)

2-3 tablespoon Rose Water

How To Use

  • Mix all ingredients to make a spreadable paste.
  • Apply it to your cleansed face.
  • Now, let the paste sit for 20- 30 minutes until it dries.
  • Rinse your face with normal water and pat dry.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Orange is packed with vitamin C a powerful antioxidant that prevents cell damage from free radicals. It helps to slow down skin aging process. Because of the high content of vitamin C, orange is one of the most popular citrus fruit.
  • Scientific research suggests that C. reticulata peel(The mandarin orange peel) exhibited promising antioxidant and anti-enzymatic activity and can be used as a potent anti-wrinkle agent in anti-aging skin care formulations(source).
  • Orange is very effective in exfoliating skin. It removes dead cells clogged inside the pores and brings new and healthy cells on the surface of the skin. This makes your skin tone even and naturally bright.
  • Kaolin clay is mild and very gentle on your skin. This makes it a suitable clay for sensitive skin. It is also a great exfoliator just like orange peel powder. It gives you a clean and healthy skin through exfoliation.
  • Kaolin clay improves blood circulation in the skin. Proper blood circulation is very important for glowing and healthy skin. It ensures proper delivery of nutrients to the skin cells and healthy detoxification of skin.

How To Make Orange Peel Powder At Home

If you want to make a completely natural orange peel powder at home then just follow these simple steps.

  • Take 3-4 medium sized oranges and wash them thoroughly.
  • Now pat dry with a cotton cloth.
  • Now peel the oranges and make sure to get the top orange layer, as much as possible.
  • Chop up the peels into thin slices.
  • Spread all the peels on a tray and place under the sun to dry.
  • Cover the tray with a net or a thin cloth to protect them from insects and dust.
  • In 3-4 days the peels will be dry.
  • Now grind them to make a fine powder.

9. Avocado Face Mask For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Ripe Medium-Sized Avocado
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder

How To Use

  • Peel avocado and blend it until smooth and creamy.
  • Now add turmeric powder and lemon juice to the paste
  •  Mix well to make a mask.
  • Apply the mask to your cleansed face.
  • Let the mask sit for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with normal water.
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Turmeric is known as a skin lightening agent and it is one of the best ingredients to remove dark spots. It contains curcumin that helps reduce dark spots by restricting the overproduction of melanin.
  •  Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant. It repairs damaged cells caused by free radicals and reduces skin pigmentation.
  • Lemon is popular for its bleaching actions. It also reduces skin pigmentation just like turmeric powder.
  • It exfoliates skin, removing dead skin cells trapped in pores.

10. Cucumber Face Mask For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel

How To Use

  • Grate the cucumber and blend it into a paste.
  • Add one tablespoon of aloe vera gel to it
  • Mix all the ingredient properly to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply it to your cleansed face
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse the mask off with water.
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Cucumber is packed with antioxidants. It prevents skin cell damage from free radicals. This keeps your skin healthy and youthful.
  • It is very soothing for the skin. This is one of the main reasons which made me include it in this list of homemade face masks for glowing. I can tell you how soothing it is because I use it every week.
  • It is a natural hydrating agent. It is loaded with water which helps hydrate your skin. This makes your skin soft. It also prevents skin cells from getting dehydrated. When the skin cells get dehydrated then your skin looks dull.
  • Scientific research suggests that cucumber has potential antidiabetic, lipid-lowering and antioxidant activity. It gives a soothing effect against skin irritations and reduces swelling. Cucumber also has the power to relax and alleviate the sunburn’s pain. Fresh cucumber juice is used for nourishing the skin(source).

11. Turmeric Face Mask For Glowing Skin

homemade face masks for glowing skin

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Peel Powder

How To Use

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Apply it on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse the mask off with normal water.
  • Repeat 2-3 times a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This helps in reducing acne inflammation and fight acne-causing bacteria. It keeps your skin blemish free and healthy.
  • It helps to fade dark spots due to its main ingredient i.e curcumin.
  • Like I mentioned earlier curcumin is a powerful antioxidant. It helps prevent cell damage by free radicals and slow down skin aging.
  • Turmeric is very effective for oily skin. It contains fatty acids and phytosterols which help reduce excess skin oils.
  • It unclogs pores and cleans it by removing dirt and dead cells trapped in the pores. This makes turmeric an excellent exfoliating ingredient.

Bonus Tips: 5 Homemade Face Scrubs Recipes For Glowing Skin

Now it’s time for me to share some extra tips that will help you get glowing skin. I am a big fan of face scrubs. I prefer using sugar in the face scrubs. Using sugar helps to exfoliate your skin. This is very effective in making your face glow naturally.  Besides its effectiveness did I mention that it takes only 3-5 minutes to make a face scrub at home. If you are as big a fan of face scrubs as me then you can apply any of these to get a naturally glowing skin.

1. Honey Sugar Scrub For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar(White or brown)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 3-4 Drops Lavender essential oil

How To Use

  • Take honey and sugar in a bowl.
  • Now, add essential oil and mix them properly.
  • You can adjust the proportion according to your need of use.
  •  Make sure to store it in a glass container.
  •  First of all, wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  •  Now apply the honey sugar scrub to your wet skin.
  • Gently massage the skin for 3-5 minutes.
  • Rinse it off after 10-15 minutes.
  • Pat your face dry with a soft towel and apply moisturizer.
  • Repeat it 1-2 times a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Sugar is very effective in exfoliating your skin. It helps brighten your skin by removing all toxins and dead cells clogged in pores.
  • It is a natural humectant which means it draws moisture from the environment and locks it into the skin. This helps make your skin soft. It also moisturizes your skin and prevents dryness.
  • Honey’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties keep your skin protected from infections.
  • It helps fade scars and even your skin tone.
  • Lavender oil is very soothing for your skin. It,s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory reduces inflammation and redness.  Besides giving a number of benefits to your skin its pleasant smell helps reduce emotional stress and fatigue.

2. Peppermint Sugar Scrub For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar(White or brown)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 3-4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

How To Use

  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • You can adjust the proportion according to your need of use.
  •  Make sure to store it in a glass container.
  •  First of all, wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  •  Now apply sufficient peppermint sugar scrub to wet skin.
  • Massage in a circular motion for 3-5 minutes.
  •  Now rinse it off properly.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Olive oil is high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids which keeps your skin healthy.
  •  Like I mentioned earlier it is rich in oleic acid which helps moisturize your skin.
  • Peppermint oil contains menthol that has a cooling effect and at the same time, works to brighten up the dull skin.
  • Studies also suggest that topical application of menthol induces a cooling sensation on the skin and increases cutaneous blood flow i.e. blood flow to the skin(source).
  • It has antibacterial and antifungal properties which inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria. This is another way by which peppermint oil benefits your skin.
  • In a 1996 study ten essential oils including peppermint oil was tested against 22 bacteria and twelve fungi to determine their antibacterial and antifungal activities. It was found that peppermint oil and three other oil were effective against all the 22 bacterial strains. While Eucalyptus and peppermint oils were effective against eleven fungi(source).

3. Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar(White or brown)
  • 2 Tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 3-5  Drop lemon  Essential Oil

How To Use

  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • You can adjust the proportion according to your need of use.
  •  Make sure to store it in a glass container.
  •  First of all, wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  •  Now apply sufficient coconut oil sugar scrub to wet skin.
  • Massage in a circular motion for 3-5 minutes.
  •  Now rinse it off properly.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Coconut Oil’s medium chain-fatty acid has antibacterial and antifungal properties which kill fungi and bacteria living on the surface of the skin.
  •  As I mentioned earlier It is absorbed quickly by the skin. So it is able to penetrate pores and remove dead skin cells.
  • It hydrates and moisturizes your skin. It has powerful antioxidants which keep your skin healthy and youthful.
  • The lemon essential oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties which help protect your skin from various infections.
  • It has astringent properties which help minimize the appearance of pores. This helps in absorbing excess oil in the pores. On the other hand, it makes you look good.
  • It is a great source of citric acid which helps exfoliate your skin by removing dead skin cells clogged in the pores.
  • It helps in regeneration of skin cells. This promotes fading of acne scars and other blemishes.

4. Almond Oil Sugar Scrub For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar(White or brown)
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3-5 Drops Essential oil of your choice

How To Use

  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • You can adjust the proportion according to your need of use.
  •  Make sure to store it in a glass container.
  •  First of all, wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  •  Now apply sufficient almond oil sugar scrub to wet skin over your entire body.
  • Massage in a circular motion for 3-5 minutes.
  •  Now rinse it off properly.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Almond Oil is rich in vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant. It protects your skin cell from harmful free radicals as well as improve your skin’s elasticity and strength.
  • It is an excellent moisturizer for your skin, making your skin soft and smooth.

5. Rose Sugar Scrub For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • Rose petals

How To Use

  • Put coconut oil, almond oil, sugar, few fresh and cleaned rose petals to the blender.
  • Make sure that all the ingredients are blended smoothly.
  • Keep this rose sugar scrub aside for 10 minutes. This will allow the ingredients to mix up with each other properly.
  • You can adjust the proportion according to your need of use.
  • Make sure to store it in airtight glass container.
  •  First of all, wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  •  Now apply sufficient rose sugar scrub to wet skin.
  • Massage in a circular motion for 3-5 minutes.
  •  Now rinse it off properly.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Why Does It Work

  • Rose petal contains antibacterial properties. This makes rose petals very effective in treating pimples and acne.
  • It is another effective exfoliating agent for skin. It unclogs pores by removing dead cells and absorbing excess oil. This makes your skin clean and adds a natural glow to it.
  • It is also very effective in evening skin tone.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties which soothes inflammation caused by pimples or acne.
  • Scientific study suggests that Rosa damascena(Ispahan rose) has an important position in Iranian traditional medicine. It is economically a valuable plant with therapeutic applications in modern medicine. It contains antimicrobial, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anti-depressant properties(source)

Important Notes

Although these facial scrubs are very beneficial and safe to be used on skin, it is important you take following precautions before using it.

  • Make sure to test the scrub on a small portion of your skin before you use it all over your face. If you notice a skin reaction then you must stop using sugar scrubs.
  • If you have a nut allergy then you should avoid using almond oil in the sugar scrub.

Conclusion

Using these homemade face masks consistently will give you glowing skin. These face masks are completely natural and will help you get a healthy skin.

If you are fond of face scrubs then you can definitely use any of the aforementioned face scrub recipes for glowing skin.  These face scrubs include sugar as an important ingredient. Sugar is very effective in exfoliating skin. It also makes your skin soft and glowing. Now you have a long list of recipes of face masks and scrubs. So without wasting any time start using them.

Which of these face masks do you like the most? Do let me know in the comments below.

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