While some ingredients in homemade facials can be slightly irritating, soothing your skin is easy with these simple homemade face masks. Whether you’re dealing with sunburn, mild heat burns or simply dry and itchy skin, these organic facials can help.
Using only natural ingredients, the best soothing homemade face masks can help you when you’re not looking for glowing skin or deep moisturizing, but simply getting back your natural skin balance.
Natural Unsweetened Yogurt Face Mask
Greek yogurt makes one of the most soothing homemade face masks, especially when you’re dealing with a painful sunburn. Use 2 tablespoons of full fat, natural and unsweetened yogurt, and apply it cold on your face. Let it act for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. You can also use similar dairy products like kefir if you’re out of Greek yogurt for a similar effect.
Green Tea Face Mask
Packed with antioxidants, green tea can calm down irritated skin when and is even used as an anti-acne treatment. Reduce inflammation and keep your natural oils balanced with a little green tea. Simply make tea using one or two bags and soak cotton balls to apply it all over your face. Rinse off after 10 minutes and you should feel much better.
Cucumber, Aloe Vera and Aspirin Sunburn Face Mask
One of the most soothing homemade face masks, created especially for sunburned skin, the mixture of cucumber, aloe and aspirin will do wonder in only 30 minutes. You’ll need to peel a small cucumber and blend it with 200 milligrams of aspirin and 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel. Get a paste with a smooth consistency and refrigerate it for 15 minutes before applying it. Keep it on for 20-30 minutes and rinse it off with cool water.
Raw Honey and Vitamin E Oil Face Mask
Dealing with eczema can be hard, but there are natural ways to fight your skin irritation. Honey is a key ingredient in many masks, but when you need a soothing effect use only raw and organic honey. Mix a tablespoon with 1 capsule of vitamin E oil and apply it for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Full Fat Milk Face Mask
One of the most soothing homemade face masks might be hiding in your refrigerator or your pantry. Just like yogurt, full fat milk has a soothing effect on your skin. If you don’t have fresh milk, use powdered milk (the fattier, the better). Simply mix 1/4 cup with water to make a paste and keep it on until it dries completely before rinsing with warm water.
Avocado Face Mask
If you have an avocado around, you’ll be able to make a very soothing facial for your skin, thanks to its beneficial monounsaturated fats. Chill half an avocado before you mash it, then add 2 teaspoons of honey, preferably raw and vegan. Apply it evenly and let it work for 30 minutes before rinsing.
Peach Face Mask
When in season, peaches can be used for one of the best soothing homemade face masks. The only other ingredient you need is a whipped egg white. Blend it with half a peach and let it soothe your skin for up to 20 minutes before rinsing.
Mayonnaise Face Mask
Whole-egg mayo is just as soothing for your skin as yogurt or full fat milk. Simply mix eggs with your desired oil and let the mayo nourish and soothe your skin for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. If you feel your face is still greasy, reach for a mild cleanser.
Pumpkin Face Mask
If you’re willing to put a bit more effort into one of the best soothing homemade face masks, go for a pumpkin mask. Starting with 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin, add some of the other excellent ingredients that will help your skin bounce back: 1 tablespoon milk, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 whole egg. Blend them all together and keep it on for at least 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Calming Aloe and Yogurt Mask
Another great combination for a soothing effect, this mask combines great ingredients for a calming effect on any skin type. Start with 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel or juice, add 1 tablespoon honey, 1/1 cup of natural yogurt and 1/2 peeled cucumber. After blending everything together, keep it on your face for 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water.