DIY Face Masks For All Skin Types


A common issue for those who look after their skin is the difficulty of not having enough money to purchase the essential skincare products. However, these DIY face masks recipes are super affordable, as you could probably find every ingredient in your own kitchen or at your nearest supermarket.

So go call your girlfriends to come over and have a sleepover because I will be showing you three simple recipes for three different skin types (sensitive, combination and dry skin) which will all give your skin great benefits!

1. Sensitive skin type – Oat and honey mask

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp raw honey or Manuka honey


The benefits of using oatmeal on the face is that itll calm down the sensitivity and itchiness of the skin, whilst also gently exfoliating the skin (the milk can also do this, as it has a slight exfoliating property). Applying milk on your face will hydrate the skin, leaving it moisturised and brightened. As a result, your face will look soft and supple.

Many of us suffer from having uneven skin tones and redness on our faces, including myself. Honey is one of my favourite ingredients to use when it comes to masks, as it calms down the redness of the skin and evens out the skin tone. It also helps retain moisture and is both anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant.


  1. Blend the oats until fine (becoming oat flour), or into small pieces.
  2. Transfer the oats to a bowl, combine the milk and honey together, and mix.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your freshly washed face.
  4. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse the mask off with warm water, or wet a face towel or cotton pad with warm water and wipe the mask off.

 2. Combination skin type – Turmeric and honey mask/antioxidant mask

You will need:

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder or fresh turmeric
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbs raw honey or Manuka honey
  • 2 tbs of flour to make the mask thick/pasty (optional)

(cr: Rachel Talbott – Easy DIY Face Masks (for every skin type))


This mask is also great for acne prone skin, as turmeric reduces redness, scarring, anti-inflammatory and hyper-pigmentation. Greek yogurt contains an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells and gives gentle exfoliation, leaving the skin with a natural glow. Both turmeric and Greek yogurt have similar benefits, giving the skin a glowing appearance by reducing discolouration and brightening/toning the skin.

Turmeric stains onto things easily so you may need to wash your face more than once to remove its yellow tint!

(cr: The Glowing Fridge – Glowing skin series: brightening turmeric + lemon diy face mask and Organic Authority – 5 Benefits of a yogurt face mask for gorgeous, glowing skin)

3. Dry skin type – Avocado and aloe vera mask

You will need:

  • 2 tbs aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbs runny raw honey or Manuka honey
  • 1 tsp almond or coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tbs oatmeal

(cr: Fashionising – 5 DIY face masks for dry skin using only natural ingredients)


This mask will hydrate and soften your dry skin! I love using aloe vera on the face, especially after it has been in the fridge and applied when chilled. Aloe vera is amazing, with its soothing and calming properties. It is perfect for all skin types. It is also great to apply on burns, as it reduces inflammation and heals damages done to the skin. Avocados contain hydrating properties, thus both avocados and coconut oil have similar benefits: they both moisturise and hydrate the skin.


  1. Blend the oats until fine (becoming oat flour) or into small pieces.
  2. Cut up the avocado into cubes, transfer to a bowl and mash up until it is smooth.
  3. If you’re using fresh aloe vera, just cut it up into small pieces so that it equates to 2 tbs. You can also use aloe vera gel that is sold at your nearest chemist or Korean beauty stores, such as ‘The Face Shop’.
  4. Microwave the honey for a few seconds (not too hot) until you get a runny consistency.
  5. Add together the aloe vera gel, honey, coconut oil and oatmeal, and mix.
  6. Apply the mask onto your freshly washed face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Rinse the mask off with warm water, or wet a face towel or cotton pad with warm water and wipe the mask off.

This DIY face mask is quick and easy, right? The more you try out the mask, the more changes you will see on your skin. If you have tried one (or all!) of the masks, make sure to snap a photo, upload it to Instagram and hashtag #lifesespresso. We love to see you try out our DIYs!

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