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The face mask has always been a staple of DIY spas — for good reason.

Face masks can hydrate dry skin, improve your skin texture, and clear out clogged pores. Winter weather combined with time spent in heated indoor spaces can make our skin dry and chapped. You may also be using more makeup than usual if you’ve been glamming up for holiday photo shoots. 

Block out a couple of hours in your busy schedule to focus on your mental health and get some well-deserved R&R. Try these face mask recipes to give your skin the attention it deserves this holiday season. Each recipe is simple: mix the ingredients and apply them to your skin. Leave them on for 15-20 minutes, then wash them off.

If you thought oats were only for eating, guess again! Exfoliation has a ton of benefits. It can help your complexion glow brighter, which can be hard to come by in the winter months. It also prepares your skin for makeup and has anti-aging capabilities. With an exfoliating face mask, your skin can pick up moisturizer more easily. If you have dry skin, try this mask before applying your face lotions and creams.

Exfoliating Oatmeal Face Mask

Author Cristina Thorson

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oatmeal
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  • Mix these ingredients and gently apply them to your face for a refreshing hydration boost. Leave the mask on for 15–20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
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Cold weather and indoor heating can both suck the moisture out of your skin, so moisturizing is especially important in the winter months. A proper moisturizing routine can help prevent acne, slow the signs of aging, and soothe sensitive skin—not to mention a great way to relax once you get out of a hot shower!

Moisturizing Avocado Face Mask

Author Cristina Thorson

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp oats

Instructions

  • Mix these ingredients and gently apply them to your face for a refreshing hydration boost. Leave the mask on for 15–20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
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There are tons of facial serums and powders that can brighten your skin, but few can do it for as inexpensive of a cost. The secret ingredient? Turmeric. Turmeric has been praised for brightening and reviving the skin for years. It also contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. If your face is looking a little puffy, try this face mask!

Brightening Yogurt Face Mask

Author Cristina Thorson

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder

Instructions

  • Mix these ingredients and gently apply them to your face for a refreshing hydration boost. Leave the mask on for 15–20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
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When you unblock your pores, they will shrink and appear smaller. Your complexion will also look clearer and smoother, giving you a healthier glow. 

People who are insecure about having larger pores may cause damage by trying to clear them with facial brushes, pore strips, and steaming. This mask is all-natural and kinder on your skin. In fact, bananas have been hailed as “nature’s Botox” because of their antioxidant properties that prevent lines and wrinkles.

Pore-Clearing Banana Face Mask

Author Cristina Thorson

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana
  • 5 drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Mix these ingredients and gently apply them to your face for a refreshing hydration boost. Leave the mask on for 15–20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
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If you want to take your rest and relaxation to the next level, tidy up your bathroom space so it will feel like a true spa bathroom before you focus on facials. Try adding some relaxing decor, like printable candle labels and wall art, to complete the mood. Once you’ve done that, feel free to enjoy these recipes—happy scrubbing!

If you want to print these face mask recipes, CLICK HERE.

— Cristina Thorson

 

Author Bio: 

Cristina Thorson is a part-time content writing intern at SiegeMedia and a full-time student at Boston University. She enjoys exploring new pockets of cities, culture, and cat websites (as well as alliterative expressions). In her spare time she can be found reading books, commenting on movies, and writing anything from advertising copy to feminist satire.

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