DIY Facials

Facial Recipes 

At Home Clay Mask:


  • 1½ tsp green clay (French is preferred)
  • ½ tsp kaolin clay
  • 1½ tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp rosewater
  • 2 drops rose essential oil


Mix green and kaolin clays together.
Add in the aloe vera gel, rosewater and oils.
Refrigerate mixture for up to four weeks.

Grape seed oil:

 1 ½ cups brown sugar
¼ cup grape seed oil
¼ cup almond oil

Apply to face as scrub then rinse off with warm water.

Jojoba oil uses: 

As a nightly facial moisturizer. Using jojoba oil during the day may make your face extra-shiny while the jojoba oil works its magic. Many users like to use the jojoba oil overnight by applying a few drops to their night-time moisturizer or using it on its down by spreading a few drops over face and neck.
Many acne sufferers have also claimed that regular use of jojoba oil has helped decrease their break-outs. Check out the discussion thread on to read people’s personal experiences with jojoba oil.
* As an after-shower body moisturizer. Spread a few drops of jojoba oil on your hands, feet and other skin areas so your body doesn’t get dry after stepping out of the shower.
* As makeup remover. Jojoba oil can be used to take off facial make-up, and is gentle enough for removing eye makeup as well. Apply a few drops of jojoba oil to a cotton pad and gently wipe make-up and mascara off your eye area and face.
* As a lip balm. Apply to lips as you would with regular lip balm to treat your dried, chapped lips.
* As dried cuticle treatment. Treat your dried cuticles around your fingernails with some jojoba oil.
* As hair treatment. Apply jojoba oil to the ends of your hair cuticles, or add a few drops to your regular conditioner after shampooing.
* As a shaving prepper. Whether you are shaving your face or legs, applying jojoba oil on your skin before applying shaving cream will prep your skin for a smoother shave and leave super-soft skin when you are done.

Fall Facial

Scrub face with a honey, apple cider vinegar, and oatmeal mask designed to target imbalanced complexions.
For dry skin:
  • Combine 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 tablespoon milk powder with water.
  • Apply for 10-15 min and then wash nicely.

Acne skin:
  • 2 tablespoons curd, ½ teaspoon turmeric and ½ teaspoon sandalwood powder must be mixed to form a smooth paste.
  • Keep for 10-15 min and then wash nicely
  • Benefits: In ayurveda milk and curd are considered very good for skin. Sandalwood is known to benefit skin in many ways - it softens the skin and provides a glow. Not only this sandalwood also helps in acne breakouts. But make sure you use pure sandalwood as there is no dearth of fake sandalwood in the market.  

Turmeric mask for oily skin:
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder to be combined with coconut oil to form a smooth paste.
  • Apply and keey for atleast 10 min and then wash thoroughly
  • BenefitsCoconut oil is well known to provide benefits to skin. It is an important constituent of several body creams and lotions too. Coconut oil is one of the best natural moisturizing agent. It also protects skin from harmful microbes. Using coconut oil also helps in removal of acne and other scar spots on the skin. 

General skin types:
  • 2 tbsp unflavored, plain yoghurt, ½ tsp turmeric powder and 1 tbsp mustard oil can be mixed until there are no lumps.
  • Benefits: This face mask contains mustard oil that is full of vitamins and minerals and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties too. This turmeric mask is not meant for sensitive skin. Mustard oil is very commonly used as a massage oil in India for all these benefits.

Fuller’s earth:
  • This mask contains 1 tbsp Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth), ¼ tsp turmeric powder and fresh water.
  • Keep for 10-15 min and the wash
  • Benefits: There is a long list of benefits Fuller's earth provides to your skin. It is a great antiseptic and thus helps in killing harmful microbes over skin. It enhances blood circulation which makes skin healthy and glowing. Applying fuller's earth gives a very cool and relaxed feeling of great relief especially in hot climates.

Oatmeal turmeric masks:
  • Combine 1tbsp each oatmeal and lentil powder with ½ tsp turmeric powder and water to form a paste.
  • BenefitsOatmeal is an excellent exfoliating agent.Oatmeal is also considered to be a great natural remedy for acne. Oatmeal also provides relief from sunburn, poison ivy and other skin irritations. Oatmeal is a great natural moisturizer too.

Ghee (clarified butter) and turmeric mask:
  •  It is very simple to make - add clarified butter and pure turmeric and apply to skin (it can be applied to any part of the body). Let it dry, after 15 min scratch off the dry powder by hand and take a bath.
  • This is one of the most common masks used in India. It is also part of Hindu tradition and is applied to couple before wedding so that their skin looks attractive (of course now we have beauty saloons for it).

Gram flour masks:
  • For this mask, use 2 tbsp gram flour, ¼ tsp turmeric, organic honey and milk. A variant to this mask – add ¼ tsp sandalwood powder and ½ tsp almond oil in place of milk and honey.

All-in-one turmeric mask:
This turmeric mask combines a host of incredible ingredients. Using this will give you a rejuvenated and glowing face. Take 1 tsp each of aloe vera gel, curd, rose water and glycerin, 2 tbsp carrot juice, 1 tbsp radish juice, 2 tsp organic honey, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp each lemon juice and almond oil and 2 strips saffron. Combine all these ingredients to form a smooth paste and apply.

At Home DIY Toners:

1. Green Tea Toner- Make a cup of natural green tea and place the contents in the refrigerator. After 1 hour take the drink out of the refrigerator and put into a sealable bowl. Use a cotton round or puff and lightly dip it into the green tea. Dap the contents onto your face in whatever motion you'd like. After the green tea toner has dried follow through with a moisturizer. Keep the green tea refrigerated for up to three days.

Benefits- This green tea toner helps to balance uneven skin complexions as well as soothes acne.

2.Lemon & water Toner- You will need one lemon or lemon juice a cup of warm water. Squeeze lemon into the water or pour lemon juice into water so that you can clearly see the mixture. Mix with a spoon and place contents into a fridge for 30 minutes. Take contents out and apply using a cotton round or puff. Follow through with a moisturizer.

Benefits- Lemon juice naturally lightens dark marks and acne scars and well as balances the skin after cleansing washes.

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