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By Modupe Lamikanra

After a long and stressful week, it is important to take the time to care for your skin. A simple homemade face mask can quickly rid your skin of the impurities built up from all the makeup and dust from the week. This can be done either once a week or as often as you feel you need it. Here are some simple homemade recipes of DIY masks you can make right in your kitchen:


For Glowing skin:


1 teaspoon of extra olive oil

1 teaspoon of baking soda

½ teaspoon of honey

  1. Stir these ingredients in a bowl till it creates a fine paste
  2. Make sure to cleanse skin before applying the mask.
  3. On damp skin apply the mask
  4. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes then wash off with warm water
  5. Pat skin dry with cloth

For Oily skin:


½ tablespoon of coconut oil

½ tablespoon of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of yogurt

  1. Mix the coconut, lemon and yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Apply a thick coat to freshly cleaned face
  3. Let it sit for 15 mins
  4. Rinse off and dry with a cloth

For Dry skin:

2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel

¼ a cup of milk cream

  1. Mix the Aloe and Milk cream in a bowl
  2. Apply with a brush and wait for 30 mins
  3. Wash off with warm water and pat dry with a cloth

For Acne mask:

3 activated charcoal capsules

1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel

Optional: 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Pop the capsules and mix with the Aloe Vera. Add the Apple Cider Vinegar here is desired.
  2. Apply to a face with a brush or fingers.
  3. Leave on for 5-10 mins, or till it’s almost dry.
  4. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry.
  5. Apply moisturizer.

Read also: Simple Summer Skincare Regimen For A Perfect Glow

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