Lock down glowing skin with these 5 DIY masks

Lock down glowing skin with these 5 DIY masks

The secret to healthy skin is as close as your kitchen.
Updated 11 Apr, 2020

In an ideal universe, we'd have an endless amount of Sephora supply, delve into our stash of luxurious goodies whenever we wanted, and the ingredients would apply themselves smoothly onto our faces - all while we'd sit back in our pyjamas, sipping on a healthy detox drink at day's end.

But here we are, stuck in our homes with essentially nowhere to go, no salon trips scheduled, and just lots and lots of junk and gunk. Not to mention, all this stress not being good for our skin.

So what if I told you, that the secret to a nourished skin is as close as your kitchen? Just because the world isn't perfect, doesn't mean your skin can't be!

Grab a bowl, a clean makeup brush, and lets get masking. Here's five concoctions from the kitchen that never fail me or my skin:

For brightening


1/3rd mashed banana

1 tablespoon coffee

1 tablespoon honey

Coffee is a great skin booster that helps exfoliate; the caffeine will help reduce puffiness, while the banana is rich in potassium and works as an incredible moisturiser. Honey is prized for its antibacterial properties, making it one face mask that I swear by.

Just mix the edible goodies in a bowl and apply the paste on your face for fifteen minutes. Wash with warm water, and drool over the results after just one use.

For deep cleansing


2 tablespoons silt (Multani mitti)

1 teaspoon coffee

1 teaspoon green tea

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Aloe vera


As you can tell by the contents, this mask is made to revitalise your skin. It will moisturise, brighten, reduce puffiness, and leave your skin refreshed, healthy and smooth.

Just plop in all the ingredients in a bowl and mix, mix, mix. If the composition seems too thick, keep adding rosewater for a paste-like consistency. Apply on to face for 20 minutes then rinse.

For that glow


3 tablespoons orange juice

1 tablespoon yogurt

1 tablespoon honey

You don't have to crush up any capsules when you can work with natural ingredients. The honey in this mask has antioxidants that slow the effects of ageing, while the yogurt works as a gentle exfoliant.

The cleansing properties in the orange will help nourish your face and give you the glow you're looking for.

For evening out tone and texture


2 tablespoons tomato puree

3 tablespoons organic brown sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix the ingredients until they're well-combined. Apply to your skin and leave on for five minutes before gently massaging your face in a circular motion. Rinse well.

The vitamin A properties in the tomato will help even out your skin, and the brown sugar will exfoliate - leaving you with gentle, baby skin.

Don't forget your lips


1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon aloevera

1/2 teaspoon almond oil

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of lemon juice

Mix well and store all ingredients in a tiny holder. Gently scrub a generous amount on to your lips to exfoliate and brighten.