5 DIY Homemade Vegan Face Mask Recipes We’re Loving

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A good friend once told me: don’t put on your skin what you wouldn’t put in your mouth. When it comes to natural beauty advice, The ongoing pandemic situ has forced us to review our dietary choices and become savvier with the resources we need. So how about implementing the same approach with our self-care & beauty routine?

In a time when we find ourselves more glued to screens than ever, not to mention, getting more anxious from the incessant news cycle, putting on a homemade face mask (not the cloth one we are wearing in public spaces!) can be a hugely beneficial use of time. Which is why we have rounded up some of our fave DIY face mask recipes below.

Sitting calmly and quietly for 15-20 minutes with a refreshing and nourishing face mask give you a window to self-reflect, be mindful and even meditate! Plus, you’re helping your skin (our largest organ, did you know?) And here’s the best part: you’ve got all the ingredients for the below recipes in your fridge and pantry. Well, most 🙂

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1. Get fresh with cucumber

Cucumber is one of the most common veggies found in salads. It lightens, brightens, and hydrates our skin while feeding us with vitamins A, B1, C, potassium and others. There are as many cucumber facial mask recipes as food recipes!

What you’ll need:

  • cucumbers slices
  • blender/food processor is optional for some
  • other ingredients depending on the end skin goal

Check out these 7 recipes on Siobeauty

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2. Heal yourself with turmeric

We already know turmeric is a superfood and great to consume but did you know it’s brilliant for your skin? From reducing inflammation and hyperpigmentation to treating acne and skin irritation – turmeric has got you covered.

What You’ll Need:

For most masks, mixing lukewarm water and turmeric is enough. Depending on your target areas, you could also add other ingredients like bananas, coconut oil and avocado.

Get more recipes on Healthline

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3. Rejuvenate with coffee & pumpkin

Are you a regular coffee drinker? You probably already know about the health effects of drinking coffee but did you know that coffee grounds are incredibly beneficial for you once applied to your skin? Coffee is a natural exfoliator and can immediately and efficiently remove dead skin cells, all while boosting collagen.

What You’ll Need:

  • ground coffee beans
  • pureed pumpkin

Get the full recipe at Bebeautiful

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4. Go bananas & soothe

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp banana (ripe and mashed)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder

Get the recipe at Stylecraze

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5. Hydrate yourself with flaxseed (yes, really)

Flaxseed contains Omega-3s that will hydrate your skin and leave you with a glowing finish. Put it on your skin in the evening and by morning, you will feel like you have new skin!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp warm water

Get the recipe at Mamasezz

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