8 Homemade Exfoliating Face Masks

If you have very sensitive skin it is not advisable to exfoliate too often, since it could cause additional distress. You should also useless aggressive ingredients.
exfoliating face masks

Exfoliation is a beauty treatment that should always be a part of your regular skin care routine. Although exfoliation should only be done occasionally, it is very important to keep it in mind that exfoliation facilitates the removal of dead skin cells and other impurities that can affect the beauty of your skin.

There are many types of exfoliating products available in stores that can help care for your skin and provide a deep clean to keep your skin healthy. However, nature also offers some ingredients which are highly beneficial for the skin. With them, we can make exfoliating face masks to naturally cleanse the skin, leaving it smooth and free of excess oils and every type of impurity that can cause skin problems like acne.

If you want to use natural products for your skin care, you can use any of the following 8 exfoliating face masks made with natural ingredients that you surely have at home.

Yogurt and avocado mask

Avocado is great for the skin thanks to its content of healthy oils and vitamin E. Combined with yogurt, it becomes a natural exfoliant able to eliminate impurities from the skin, leaving it smooth and moisturized.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 tablespoons of natural yogurt

What should you do?

Smash the pulp of the ripe avocado, add the natural yogurt and mix to form a paste. Apply it as a facial mask for about 15 minutes and then remove it with a wet cloth. Repeat this treatment once a week.

Oatmeal and almond mask

use oats

Oats and almonds are two of the best ingredients to exfoliate the skin in a natural way and to facilitate the elimination of dead skins cells. This exfoliating face mask is really special since, in addition to exfoliating, it also provides moisturizing properties and acts as a skin tonic.

Ingredients

  • 50 grams of oats
  • 2 teaspoons of almonds (12 grams)
  • 2 drops of rose essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of moisturizing lotion

What should you do?

Mix all the ingredients in a blender and apply the cream over your entire face to exfoliate. Let it act for 15 minutes and then remove it with a soft cloth.

Papaya mask

A hydrating fruit such as papaya is wonderful to use to make an exfoliating mask.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of papaya pulp
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5 grams)
  • 2 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered comfrey leaf (Symphytum officinale)



What should you do?

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until it forms a paste and then apply it to your entire face, letting it act for 10 to 15 minutes.

Coffee mask

natural exfoliation with coffee

Coffee is one of the best homemade exfoliating ingredients that you can use. Coffee is good for the skin and facilitates the elimination of impurities in order to leave the face clean and fresh.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of ground coffee
  • 3 tablespoons of moisturizing lotion

What should you do?

Mix both ingredients in a bowl and then apply it to your face with soft circular motions. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off.

Flaxseed and honey mask

This homemade exfoliating mask is ideal for removing dead skin cells and impurities in areas like the elbows and knees.

Ingredients

  • 25 grams of flaxseed
  • 1 cup of honey (335 grams)
  • ½ cup of warm water (125 ml)

What should you do?

Mix all the ingredients and keep them in the refrigerator for three hours. After this recommended time, you can use it to clean your elbows and knees with a light massage.

Sugar and lemon mask

sugar

This mask is great to exfoliate the skin and naturally whiten it. It is very important to apply it at night since it could cause skin blemishes if exposed to the sun.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (30 grams)
  • The juice of ½ a lemon

What should you do?

Mix the two ingredients and apply the mask with smooth circular motions. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then remove it with warm water.

Buttermilk and salt mask

This natural exfoliating mask is ideal to close open pores, eliminate excess oil from the skin and to obtain a smoother and softer texture.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of buttermilk (45 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

What should you do?

Mix both ingredients until it forms a paste and then apply it as an exfoliating mask with smooth circular motions.

Honey and oats mask

honey for beauty treatment

This exfoliating mask made from honey and oats is ideal to remove dead skin cells and to give the skin a renewed appearance.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of oats (20 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5 g)

What should you do?

Mix both ingredients well and then apply it as a mask to your damp face being sure to cover it entirely. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then remove it with warm water while massaging with smooth circular motion.