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12 DIY Face Masks to Brighten and Refresh Your Skin
Jessica B. • May 17, 2016

It’s no secret that dry weather messes with a person’s skin. I have combination to oily skin most of the time, but my skin gets dry during the winter. To combat this, I like to try various face masks aimed at brightening and refreshing my skin.

Buying face masks at the store can get pretty spendy, so I wanted to look into making my own. Luckily there are a lot of DIY recipes out there!

I browsed the internet to find easy-to-make, natural face masks. I found recipes with turmeric, coconut oil, chia seeds, avocado, cocoa powder and more. I even found an edible mask! Check out that and other DIY brightening face mask recipes below to get your skin ready for summer.

1Brightening Turmeric + Lemon DIY Face Mask – The Glowing Fridge

turmeric and lemon face mask

If you want bright, glowing skin, then this is the mask for you. With only four ingredients, it’s easy to exfoliate and prepare your skin for summer.

2Seaweed Mask Recipe – Mommypotamus

seaweed face mask recipe

You’ve heard about green smoothies, but what about a green mask? This one features kelp and chlorella to improve the look and feel of your skin.

3DIY Edible Mud Mask – Essentially Eclectic

edible mud mask

A lot of masks sound good enough to eat, and this one actually is! It features honey, cocoa, banana and more to moisturize, exfoliate and brighten your face. Plus, you can eat whatever is left of the mixture.

4Honey Cinnamon Nutmeg Face Mask – Liz Marie Blog

honey cinnamon nutmeg face mask

While the ingredients in this mask remind me of fall, it’s perfect for freshening up your skin any time. You can also include oatmeal, turmeric or other ingredients for more added benefits.

5Cucumber Face Mask – What Dan Did Next

cucumber face mask recipe

Blend some cucumbers with oats and yogurt for a cooling, hydrating boost for your skin. Put cucumber slices over your eyes while the mask dries for added relaxation.

6Winter Solstice Pore Detox Face Mask – Humblebee & Me

pore detox face mask recipe

There are tons of recipes out there for detoxing your body, but what about your face? Refresh your skin with activated charcoal, zinc oxide and kaolin clay.

7DIY Glamglow Inspired Mask – My Newest Addiction

glamglow inspired mud mask recipe

If you’ve been eyeing the Glamglow Supermud mask but can’t handle the hefty price tag, make your own. This version features bentonite clay, charcoal, coconut oil, aloe vera gel and more.

8DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Hair & Face Mask – Poor & Pretty

pumpkin hair and face mask

Still craving Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Try this simple mask that smells delicious and helps nourish and refresh your skin.

9Avocado Face Mask – Living Chic on the Cheap

avocado face mask DIY recipe

If you have sensitive skin or are looking for a gentler option, try this one. This soothing, moisturizing mask makes your skin feel softer and look refreshed.

10Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Face Mask – Fresh-Picked Beauty

avocado face mask

This mask smells good enough to eat! It features strawberries, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and more. You can also use it on your body or in your hair for a moisturizing boost.

11Coconut Oil + Honey Face Mask – Mother’s Niche

coconut oil and honey face mask

You’ve used coconut oil for just about everything, but have you tried it in a face mask? This one combines coconut oil with raw honey to improve the look and feel of your skin.

12Chia Seed Exfoliating Face Mask – Her Happy Balance

chia seed exfoliating face mask

This mask features coconut oil and chia seeds to exfoliate your skin. It also helps moisturize and brighten your complexion.

If you want to get started making your own face masks, you can get a lot of the essential supplies right here at Swanson in our beauty section. We offer a great selection of the highest quality beauty mask ingredients. If you are looking for more beauty inspiration, check out this article on making coconut oil body butter.

What’s your favorite DIY face mask recipe? If you are looking to try your first homemade moisturizing face mask, consider these easy recipes a great place to start.