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11 of OA’s Favorite Homemade Face Masks

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If your face is in need of a day off (aka it needs a little rest and a lot of pampering) this post is for you. We’ve rounded up eleven of our favorite homemade face masks that are full of nourishing, organic ingredients.

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1. Coffee Ground Face Mask via Crunchy Betty

This homemade face mask will perk up tired skin in the morning. It will also tighten pores, remove oil, reduce facial puffiness and swelling, and moisturize skin.

2 tablespoons freshly ground coffee (or used grinds)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons milk (whole), heavy cream or yogurt
1 tablespoon honey

MIx ingredients together and apply to face. Allow the mask to dry for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse it off thoroughly.

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2. Cucumber Mask

This mask will cool, soothe and hydrate your skin.


Wash and slice a chilled cucumber into thin circles, then apply to the entire surface area of your face, even on top of your closed eyes. Relax and let the coolness soak into your skin.

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3. Banana Yogurt Mask

This homemade face mask is a great face cooler.

One banana
2 teaspoons yogurt
1 teaspoon honey

Mash one banana thoroughly and mix with 2 teaspoons of plain full-fat yogurt and 1 teaspoon of honey (you might have to microwave the honey a few seconds so that it will blend). Mix well, apply to the face and let dry completely before rinsing off.

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4. Milk Mask

This milk mask will smooth your face.

1/4 cup powdered organic milk

Mix 1/4 cup of powdered organic milk with enough filtered water to make a thick paste. Apply to your face and let dry completely before rinsing off.

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5. Avocado Mask

The avacado's "good fats" are also good atop your skin.

One avocado
2 teaspoons honey

Halve an avocado and chill the half you will use. Cover the surface area with plastic wrap to prevent browning if you prefer. When nice and chilled, mash and mix with 2 teaspoons of honey. Apply to the face and relax for at least 30 minutes.

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6. Oatmeal Mask

The oats in this mask will soothe your skin.

1/3 cup of oatmeal
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoon of full-fat organic milk

Grind 1/3 cup of oatmeal in a food processor until it has a powdery consistency. Add 1 teaspoon honey and 2 teaspoon of full-fat organic milk, stirring until the mixture is thick (if it’s too thick, add a bit more milk). Let sit for 10 minutes and then apply to the face for about half an hour.

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7. Peach Mask

Peaches contain enzymes that loosen up pores.

One peach
One egg

Peel and pit one ripe peach and cut into small pieces. Add one egg white and whip thoroughly. Apply to face for 15 minutes and follow with a cool rinse.

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8. Homemade Chocolate Face Mask Recipe

This decadent homemade face mask is incredably good for your skin.

1/3 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
1/4 cup of raw honey
2 tablespoons of mashed avocado
3 teaspoons of cornmeal (if you're looking for a great natural exfoliator)

Simply blend all the above ingredients together until creamy. With clean hands, apply the mask to your face and any other part of your body that you so desire (hands and feet can greatly benefit). Gently massage your mask into your skin, leaving it on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.

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9. Organic Chocolate & Honey Nourishing Facial Mask

This face mask tastes as goof as it looks.

1 tablespoon organic cocoa powder
1/2 organic avocado
10-15 organic almonds
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 - 1/2 cup water

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. The mask should have a thick consistency, but add enough water to give it a whip cream-like texture. Scoop the mixture into a small container. Cleanse your face before applying the mask. Dab the mask on your face using your fingers in a smooth layer, avoiding your eyes and mouth. (If a little gets in your mouth, that’s okay. It’s yummy!) Relax, sip some herbal tea and let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes. The mask will begin to harden, like most facial masks, but don’t worry. It’s normal. Gently rinse off the mask after about 15-20 minutes and enjoy your soft, moisturized skin! The leftover facial mask mixture will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

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10. Tomato mask

For those who battle skin blemishes and clogged pores, you can enjoy the benefits of a tomato-based facial with none of the fuss simply by rubbing a fresh tomato half all over your skin, allowing the juice to remain for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. If, on the other hand, you enjoy puttering about in the kitchen, this creamy, hydrating and pleasantly energizing mask is for you.

1/2 a pureed fresh tomato
2 teaspoons of ground oatmeal
2 teaspoons of plain yogurt
1 teaspoon of grated fresh cucumber

Mix 1/2 of a pureed fresh tomato into 2 teaspoons of ground oatmeal along with 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt and 1 teaspoon of grated fresh cucumber.

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11. Zucchini face mask

1/4 of an avocado
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1/4 of a small zucchini

Puree 1/4 of an avocado along with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (the latter of which will prevent the avocado from oxidizing while also helping to tone your skin). Then, finely grate 1/4 of a small zucchini into the mask mixture, incorporating it with a spoon. You know what to do now – just slather it on and enjoy!

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