How to Make a Home Made Face Mask

Creating a home made face mask can be satisfying.

It gives you the opportunity to be really creative,

There are many easily sourced ingredients you can use, that can have amazing effect upon the skin.

Masks have many uses:

  • Soothing
  • Hydrating
  • Stimulating
  • Absorbing
  • Cleansing
  • Astringent
  • Draws out impurities, such as blackheads

There are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that make a really nourishing home made face mask, these include:

  • Cucumber
  • Strawberries
  • Papaya
  • Pineapples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas

These fruits and veggies can be mashed, blended and mixed with clays, to create a paste which you then apply to the skin.


There are essentially two types of mask you can use:

Setting Home made Face Mask

These masks set upon the skin and are stimulating, cleansing, drawing and purifying.

Clays such as Fullers Earth, Kaolin and magnesium, are all good examples of drying masks.

If you are interested in creating some recipes with the use of clay, you may find the article clay face mask recipes useful.

Wet Home made Face Mask

 These soothe, hydrate and calm the skin.

They are made from Bananas, Papaya, Kiwi, Gelatine, Aloe Vera, Honey, Oats, Milk and Yogurt.

You can also add lovely botanical oils, follow the link for a full selection of the best oils for skin.

Gel Masks

These can be kept in the fridge and are lovely and soothing for the skin, perfect for sunburn and sensitivity.

They are easier to make then you think, Xanthan Gum, Pectin and Guar Gum are all store bought ingredients that can be used to create your gel base, and then you can add in your extracts to suit your skin’s requirements.


Ideally your mask application, should only be carried out once your skin has been thoroughly cleansed.

Getting into the habit of following a good skin care routine is key.

This helps to remove any stubborn skin cells, that have adhered to the surface of the skin, so that the masks active ingredients, can penetrate the skin more effectively.

4 thoughts on “How to Make a Home Made Face Mask

  1. Kim says:

    Hello, I’m enjoying your website very much, thank you for sharing!
    I tried your Natural AHA mask and really liked it! I would like to add a preservative (Germall plus) to it, would this be possible? Can you add preservatives to fresh fruit juices or fresh fruits?

    • Verified Author Samantha Miller replied:

      Hi Kim
      Thanks for liking the website, you can add a preservative but if its just for you, add a bit of vitamin E or rosemary herb extract to extend the shelf life for a couple of days. the problem is freshs fruit will naturally degrade quickly.

  2. Elie says:

    Would you ever use real fresh fruit (such as papaya) in a mask that you plan on selling commercially? Could this be properly preserved? or would you use papaya powder(extract) instead?


    • Verified Author Samantha Miller replied:

      Hi Elie
      It is not a good idea to use fresh fruit in a commercial product, there are many companies who market their companies as fresh, raw and organic but this is just a marketing ploy.

      For stability and longevity always use extracts.

      We love papaya as an ingredient it works like tiny pac men on the skin, gently slouching away dead skin cells, making it a really great ingredient for an exfoliantx

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