Homemade anti-aging face masks are an easy and affordable way to boost your regular skincare routine. Not everyone has the time or budget for spa treatments, making at-home DIY face masks the perfect alternative. They’re the ultimate act of self-care and can help you tackle specific skincare concerns, such as premature aging. The secret to youthful skin and maintaining a bright complexion is to use the right anti-aging skincare ingredients.
We’re sharing our favorite homemade anti-aging face masks that you can make with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard. Our guide takes you through step-by-step tutorials for DIY face masks, along with the best anti-aging ingredients for your skin.
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The factors that cause your skin to age
We can’t stop the passage of time. What we can do is minimize the impact of the factors that cause premature aging. As we get older, our skin naturally loses its collagen, elastin, and moisture. These are the three things that keep your skin firm and tight, preventing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin sagging.
While aging is a natural process, there are factors that can accelerate it, and there are ways to minimize their impact. It’s never too early to start thinking about anti-aging. Homemade DIY face masks are an easy way to incorporate anti-aging treatments into your routine without purchasing expensive skincare products. You want to start incorporating them into your regular skincare routine by your late 20s or early 30s.
Using beauty products with harsh chemicals can accelerate skin aging, damaging your skin’s natural protective barrier. UV radiation and environmental factors like pollution are everyday circumstances that can be difficult to avoid. Using the right skincare ingredients can help you protect your skin from this free radical damage.
While we all know about fine lines and wrinkles, it’s worth focusing on how they affect different aspects of your skin. Worry lines can start to appear between your eyebrows, while so-called ‘crow’s feet’ are a tell-tale sign of aging at the outer corners of your eyes. You can use DIY face masks to treat these specific signs of aging.
Why you should be using DIY homemade anti-aging face masks
The best way to prevent premature aging is to give your skin the nourishment it deserves. DIY anti-aging face masks are the perfect way of doing this as you’re using natural ingredients that are kind to your skin. Most anti-aging products you’ll find in stores contain harsh chemicals and have a heavy price tag. DIY face masks are easy to make at home with ingredients you already have in your kitchen cupboard.
Preventing premature aging is all about keeping your skin hydrated and protecting your collagen and elastin supply by boosting the skin’s natural protective barrier. You want to be using ingredients that promote cellular turnover and regenerate your skin, keeping its texture smooth and tightening your skin to prevent wrinkles and sagging.
Just like the treatments you would get at a spa, homemade anti-aging face masks serve a specific purpose. They give your skin an instant boost, working alongside your everyday skincare products. You can tailor your DIY face mask with ingredients to help you target specific skin concerns. You might be suffering from sunspots or want to soothe dry skin or treat hyperpigmentation. These face masks give you a quick and easy way of creating an effective treatment to use right away.
The benefit of homemade face masks is that you can customize them for your skin type. Not every skin type should be using the same ingredients. If you have oily skin, ingredients like aloe vera and oats are your skin’s best friends. Anyone with dry skin should be focusing on moisturizing ingredients like avocado and honey.
One group of people who should use DIY face masks are those with sensitive skin. You can skip ingredients that irritate your skin and focus on natural ingredients that soothe your skin. Aloe vera, oats, and coconut oil are ingredients that are safe for sensitive skin. Making homemade anti-aging face masks means you can avoid the essential oils that will irritate your sensitive skin.
Here are our favourite at-home face masks that you can make with ingredients you’ll find in your kitchen.
1. Avocado Anti-Aging Face Masks
What we love about homemade anti-aging face masks is that you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. Avocados are a nutrient-rich food that every millennial loves. It can also be the secret to keeping your skin looking youthful.
All you need for this DIY face mask is half an avocado and a tablespoon of oats from your kitchen cupboard.
Avocados are a wonder ingredient for your skin because they give you a nourishing boost of hydration, helping to soothe inflammation and irritation. As an anti-aging ingredient, it improves your skin’s elasticity and leaves it feeling soft and plump. You can also use it to prevent and tackle acne and breakouts.
All you need to do for this face mask is smash your avocado into a bowl, adding your oats to the mixture. Apply the mask to freshly cleansed skin and relax for 10-20 minutes. Once the time is up, rinse the mask off with warm water.
The antioxidants in avocados make it a must-have for any DIY face mask, helping to tackle everything from fine lines and wrinkles to sagging skin and imperfections. You can use an avocado and oats anti-aging face mask 2-3 times every week.
If you don’t have any oats in your kitchen, you can use flaxseed instead. You want to peel one avocado and place it in your blender before adding 2 teaspoons of flaxseed to form a paste. Once you’ve got a paste consistency, add 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of milk cream.
Flax seeds are natural antioxidants that can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles by keeping your skin smooth and hydrated. This DIY avocado and flaxseed face mask is the perfect overnight treatment to deeply moisturize your skin.
2. Coffee Face Mask
Coffee is the ultimate morning wake-up call. Did you know that your favorite caffeine-fuelled drink is also an anti-aging ingredient?
You need 1 tablespoon of coffee and one teaspoon of both cocoa and coconut oil to make this DIY facemask. Mix the three ingredients into a bowl until it forms a paste before applying it as a mask to your face and neck. Give the face mask 15-30 minutes to sit on your skin.
What makes this DIY face mask unique is that it acts as an exfoliator when you add cold water to your skin. As an exfoliator, it removes dead skin cells from your face, helping to promote cellular turnover.
This face mask will work by smoothing your skin’s texture to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Removing dead skin cells helps to unclog your pores and prevent breakouts. Coffee can also soothe redness, hyperpigmentation, and sunspots on your skin.
Using a DIY coffee face mask can also help tackle dark circles under your eyes while acting as a post-sun treatment to prevent premature aging.
3. Turmeric Anti-Aging Face Masks
We love using turmeric as an anti-aging ingredient as it brightens your skin’s complexion. You’ll need 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and rose water to make this DIY anti-aging face mask.
You can make this face mask at home by adding 3 teaspoons of rose water to a bowl with turmeric powder. Mix the two ingredients together until you have a paste-like face mask. Apply the paste to your face and neck for 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Turmeric is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient while giving your skin a dewy glow and restore its natural luster. If you suffer from psoriasis, a turmeric face mask can be a game-changer for your skincare routine by soothing your skin.
As an anti-inflammatory ingredient, turmeric can unclog your pores and help soothe your skin. It also tackles acne scarring and breakouts to smooth your skin’s texture. It can help tackle hyperpigmentation and redness in your skin to brighten your complexion.
You can also use turmeric with curd to make another anti-aging face mask. Curd works in partnership with turmeric as a lactic acid, helping to hydrate and cleanse your skin. As curd is a lactic acid, it works as an AHA on your skin, exfoliating away dead skin cells and promoting cellular turnover to smooth your skin’s texture.
Blending turmeric and curd is an easy way to make a DIY anti-aging face mask. You can mix one teaspoon of curd with a pinch of turmeric to create your mask. It’s easiest to use a brush to apply the mixture to your face due to its consistency.
Give the mask 10 minutes to develop on your skin before rinsing it away with warm water.
4. Aloe Vera Face Masks
You might think of aloe vera as the ultimate post-sun treatment, but it also makes an amazing DIY anti-aging face mask. All you need is aloe vera extract and lime juice to make this homemade face mask.
Take a few drops of lemon juice and add it to 2 tablespoons of aloe vera extract, mixing the two ingredients together. Apply it to freshly cleansed skin and allow it to sit on your skin for 10 minutes before rinsing.
This anti-aging face mask is ideal for use every day during the summer to repair and rejuvenate your skin.
Aloe vera works to prevent premature aging by protecting your skin’s collagen production and promoting cellular turnover. It’s packed full of nutrients like vitamins A and C, along with antioxidants and enzymes that your skin will love.
It absorbs easily into your skin, making it ideal for all skin types, helping to boost your moisture levels.
You can also use aloe vera to make a face mask with cucumber. You want to create a mixture using a few drops of lemon juice, aloe vera gel, and 2 tablespoons of curd. After mixing the ingredients together, take a slice of a cucumber and add some of the paste to it before applying the cucumber to your face.
This face mask is ideal for tackling small areas of your face, including preventing lines from forming around your lips. Cucumber helps to reduce puffiness and swelling in your skin while also preventing premature aging.
5. Rice Water Anti-Aging Face Mask
Rice water is one ingredient that you see everywhere in k-beauty products, famous for its nourishing skin benefits. Rice water is an anti-aging ingredient as it boosts your skin’s elasticity and is rich in amino acids and minerals that keep your skin looking youthful.
This multi-tasking skincare ingredient has been used for over 1,000 years, improving your skin’s collagen while giving you a boost of hydration to prevent dryness.
You can make this anti-aging face mask at home using rice water and paper towels. These paper towels will act like a sheet mask, meaning you need to cut out holes for your mouth, nose, and eyes. Soak the paper towel in your bowl of rice water for 10 minutes.
Once it’s ready, use it as a traditional sheet mask for 15-30 minutes before cleansing your face.
You don’t have to break the bank to look after your skin. DIY anti-aging face masks can work alongside your daily routine to give your skin a hydrating and nourishing boost of natural ingredients. These homemade face masks all involve ingredients you can find at your local grocery store. You can make your face masks fresh or keep them refrigerated overnight to use as a daytime treatment.
The best way to get the most out of your DIY face masks is to support your skin by wearing a daily SPF. Stay consistent with your skincare routine, including with your homemade anti-aging face masks. It’s never too early to start thinking of ways to protect your skin and prevent premature aging. These DIY face masks are easy to make at home and will nourish and hydrate your skin to give you a youthful complexion.
Which of these homemade anti-aging facemasks will you be trying? Let us know in the comments below!