Taking care of one’s skin poses a challenge depending on one’s type of skin and cost. The following DIY face mask help control acne prone, oily, dry skin and blackheads.

Acne Prone Skin

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 utensil to mix condiments

Directions:

A LITTLE CINNAMON NEVER HURT ANYBODY. Chase Comprosky poses wearing cinnamon and honey face mask. photo/Tiffani Rasberry
  1. Stir together honey and cinnamon into bowl.
  2. Mix until it becomes a paste.
  3. If not thick enough add more honey (optional).
  4. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry.
  5. Apply mask to entire face or spot treat desired areas.
  6. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then repeat step 4.
  7. Apply moisturizer after hand.

Total Time: about 15 minutes

Inspired by: Everydayroots.com

Oily Skin

Ingredients:

GOING BANANAS. Chase Comprosky poses wearing banana, honey and lemon face mask. photo/Tiffani Rasberry
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 orange or lemon (preference)
  • 1 bowl
  • a blender

Directions:

  1.  Add banana, honey and drops of juice to blender, and blend.
  2. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry.
  3. Apply to T zone or entire face. (The T-zone includes the lower forehead, the nose and inner cheeks.)
  4. Leave on for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse off with cool washcloth.
  6. Apply regular moisturizer.

Total Time: about 15 minutes

Inspired by: Natural Beauty Tips

Dry Skin

Ingredients:

HOLY GUAC. Chase Comprosky poses wearing avocado, aloe vera and olive oil face mask. photo/Tiffani Rasberry
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 fork

Directions:

  1. Mash avocado into bowl until no chunks remain.
  2. Mix in olive oil and aloe vera.
  3. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry.
  4. Leave mask on for approximately 10 minutes or untill dried.
  5. Rinse off with cool water.
  6. Apply moisturizer after dry.

Total Time: about 10 minutes

Inspired by: Bustle

Blackheads 

Ingredients:

TOO FLUFFY. Chase Comprosky poses wearing honey, milk and cotton blackhead removing face strip. photo/Tiffani Rasberry
  • 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • 1 clean strip of cotton
  • moisturizer

Directions:

  1. Mix together of organic raw honey and milk.
  2. Heat in microwave for about 5-10 seconds.
  3. Mix again thoroughly.
  4. Apply a thin layer over blackhead areas.
  5. Gently pat a strip of the clean cotton onto it.
  6. Let it fully dry.
  7. Carefully peel away the strip.
  8. Rinse thoroughly with cold water to wash away excess.
  9. Apply moisturizer.

Total Time: about 20 minutes

Inspired by: everydayroots.com

Ingredients available at local produce stores such as Publix, Walmart’s grocery store and Freshfields Farm. All face masks average less than $5 per one application.

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