These DIY Skin Treatments Will Make You Flaunt Your Natural Skin

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Honestly, with everything that’s going on, putting makeup on can feel like the furthest thing from your mind. Whether it’s from mask wearing, the cold weather, or all the stress of 2020, our skin needs some TLC. These DIY skin treatments are perfect for supporting a healthy skin care routine and letting your skin breathe with all natural ingredients!


Brown Sugar Face Scrub

Thanks to Amy at A Blossoming Life for the recipe! 

Dry skin can be incredibly irritating, so make sure to scrub it away with this brown sugar face scrub. Most people get a little freaked out at the thought of putting sugar on your face, but brown sugar is one of the best natural exfoliants because it can soften your skin and unclog those pores, while being a cheap and natural alternative to harsher face scrubs.


  • 1 cup brown sugar packed

  • 1/2 cup oil

Note: Keep in an airtight container in a cool dry place. If any water gets into the jar, it will spoil much much faster, but this will last at least one month if stored properly.


  1. In a bowl, add packed brown sugar.

  2. Pour oil into the bowl with brown sugar.

  3. Optional: add in essential oils, or a tiny bit of vanilla extract. 

  4. Mix together and keep stored in an airtight container in a dry place.

To Use: I like to use it in the shower. Wet my face and body with water, apply a small amount of scrub onto hands and apply to the area you want in a small circular motion. Rinse sugar off and feel your smooth silky skin.

Honey Oatmeal Homemade Face Mask

Thanks to A Cultivated Nest for the recipe! 

This honey and oatmeal face mask is simple and oh so soothing. Just mix, apply, and rinse away, and you’ll be amazed at how smooth your skin feels. Oatmeal is especially good for sensitive skin, so everyone can be pampered with oatmeal DIY skin treatments.


  • 1/3 cup oats

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1-2 tablespoons water


  1. To protect your clothes from the mask possibly dripping off, you may want to drape a towel over your chest/neck. Also pull any loose hair out of the way.

  2. Wash your face so you have a clean base. Dry your face before continuing.

  3. Using your fingers or a fan brush, apply the honey oatmeal face mask generously on your face, avoiding eyes, nostrils and mouth.

  4. Leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes. It may dry out somewhat, which is completely fine.

  5. Rinse the mask off your face with cool water. If you need to rub dried up parts off, use gentle, circular motions.

  6. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

  7. Apply your favorite moisturizer and enjoy how smooth and moisturized your skin feels!

Tea Tree Sleeping Mask

Thanks to The Natural DIY for this recipe! 

Now that it’s been several long months of wearing a mask, we are all too familiar with the #maskne that comes along with it. This simple acne mask recipe mixes together simple ingredients  for a quick fix and soothing experience.


  • 2 tablespoons commercial aloe vera gel

  • 3-4 drops tea tree oil

  • 3-4 drops vitamin E oil


Do not use essential oils directly on skin and hair, always use it with a carrier oil or mixed with other ingredients in a recipe.

If you are pregnant, lactating or suffer from a health condition, consult your doctor before using any remedies or products.

Always patch test before using any ingredient or product to check whether you are allergic to it.


  1. In a bowl, take 2 tablespoons of commercial aloe vera gel. (Fresh aloe vera gel would not work as you need emulsifiers so stick to a good commercial aloe vera gel brand.)

  2. Add in tea tree essential oil along with vitamin E oil and give it a good mix until you get a homogeneous mixture, make sure that everything is well emulsified.

  3. Transfer to an easy to use jar and massage it on your facial skin before you go to sleep.

Honey Face Mask

Thanks to Marisa at the Bumble Bee Apothecary for this recipe!

Honey can help soothe angry, upset, dry, or chafed skin, so this recipe for a honey face mask is perfect for all occasions. Honey is versatile, so you can mix up these DIY skin treatments however you want for some antibacterial cleansing.


  • Add 3 drops of essential oils to 1 tbsp of honey to get a 1% dilution

  • Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of any of the powders or spices (rose hips, cinnamon, turmeric) to 1 tbsp of honey

  • Mix equal parts yogurt, mashed avocado, or aloe vera gel to an equal part of honey


  1. Mix ingredients (including optional ones) together.

  2. Apply the mask all over your face (avoiding the eye area, of course) and let it sit.

  3. You can let it stay on for anywhere from 15 – 60 minutes.

  4. Once it has been on as long as you’d like, gently rinse with warm water and pat dry.

  5. You can follow with a moisturizer if you feel like it.

Turmeric Serum for Glowing Skin

Thanks to The Natural DIY for this recipe! 

We love ingredients that are versatile, so we love this turmeric serum with witch hazel, rose water, and aloe vera. Great for giving you an extra boost whenever you’re looking for that glowy look, this simple serum will quickly become part of your daily skincare routine.


  • 2 tablespoons aloe gel

  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel

  • 1 tablespoon rose water

  • 1/3 teaspoon wild turmeric

  • 5-6 drops turmeric essential oil


  1. Take a bowl and add in aloe vera gel, witch hazel and rose water.

  2. Mix it well until it is well emulsified and then add in turmeric powder and turmeric essential oil.

  3. Keep mixing until it is homogeneous and turbid.

  4. Transfer this prepared serum into an easy to use pump bottle or a dropper bottle and use it during your AM and PM skincare routine.

  5. To use, take a few drops on your fingertips and massage it onto your facial skin and neck.

Oatmeal Scrub for Sensitive Skin

Thanks to Dani at Mindful Mystic Mama for this recipe! 

As someone with sensitive skin, I’m always a little worried to try out new products, especially on my face. But oatmeal has been used forever to help calm your skin (like oatmeal baths for chicken pox), so I feel confident using this to hydrate my face and not irritate it!


  • 1 cup oat flakes

  • 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil (or coconut/olive oil)

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 egg white (or whole, it doesn’t matter) 

  • 2 tablespoon whole milk


  1. Grind the oatmeal until you get a rough flour.

  2. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. If you can’t spread the mixture, add some more oil, a few drops at a time.

  3. Apply the scrub with gentle moves on your face and neck. 

  4. Rinse with warm water.

DIY Anti-aging, Redness-reducing Face Serum

Thanks to Mindy at Simple Pure Beauty for the recipe! 

If you’re into essential oils, this face serum is for you. With 4 oils blended together, this serum is guaranteed to make you feel like you just spent a day at the spa instead of doing it yourself. Rosehip seed oil is especially good for promoting skin regeneration, so this is a great addition to your nightly routine. 


  • 1 tsp Passionfruit Seed Oil

  • 1 oz Rosehip Seed Oil

  • 5 drops Palmarosa Essential Oil

  • 1 drop Chamomile Essential Oil (Roman or German)


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a dropper bottle and shake.

  2. Allow to sit overnight.

  3. Can be applied to cleansed skin morning and night.

Rose Ice Facial Treatment

Thanks to Becca Piastrelli for this recipe! 

Rose water has been shown to have some anti-depressant qualities as well as being incredibly healing for your skin, so these rose water ice treatments are perfect for soothing your skin or for popping in a glass of water. Just make sure if you add the rose petals that you’re getting them from a local florist that doesn’t use pesticides! And it feels super luxurious, making it one of our favorite DIY skin treatments!


  • Ice cube mold 

  • 1/8 cup Rosewater 

  • 1/8 cup Filtered water

  • 1 handful dried rose petals or rosebuds


  1. Pour the rosewater into each of the ice molds, then add in rose petals, and finish with water.

  2. Place molds in freezer and freeze until solid.

  3. When ready for your facial treatment, boil some water and pour into a large bowl.

  4. Place your face over the steaming bowl with a towel over your head for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Next, grab one of your rose ice blocks and gently roll the ice all over your face and neck.

  6. Finish off with a spritz of rosewater.

Soothing Aftershave Balm

Thanks to Kat at Wild for Nature for this recipe! 

Razor burn is the absolute worst (for everyone!), so why not have an all-natural product that soothes and evens out those red bumps? Made with essential oils, shea butter, and aloe vera, this will quickly become your go-to treatment after your next shower.


  • 4 TBSP shea butter

  • 2 TBSP sweet almond oil

  • 1 TBSP apricot kernel oil

  • 1 TBSP Argan oil

  • 4 TBSP Aloe vera gel

  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

  • 7 drops orange essential oil

  • 7 drops cedarwood essential oil

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

  • 3 drops vitamin E oil


  1. Melt shea butter on low temperature.

  2. Once melted, add carrier oils (almond, argan, and apricot) and aloe vera gel. Add essential oils and vitamin E.

  3. Stir the concoction well.

  4. Set in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the upper layer has hardened a bit, take it from the fridge.

  5. Whip the lotion for a few minutes, until runny and fluffy. Set aside for 10 minutes and repeat the whipping again.

  6. Apply after shaving and prepare for ridiculously nourished and smooth skin!

Note: Make sure the aloe vera gel is already preserved. By using a preserved water-based ingredient you’ll avoid mold and bacteria growing in your balm. You can’t use fresh aloe vera plant gel or aloe vera juice instead of the gel in the recipe.

Avocado Face Mask

Thanks to Camila Vilas for the recipe! 

Avocados are one of the most versatile foods around that provides you with vitamins C, D, E, and K! And that’s just if you eat it. Now, add some avocado to raw honey and 2 minutes later you’ve got the smoothest, most luxurious face mask! Who needs #AvocadoToast when you can have avocado DIY skin treatments instead?


  • ½ Avocado

  • 1 ½ tsp Honey


  1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.

  2. Apply to face for 10-20 minutes.

  3. Remove with warm water & proceed with normal skincare routine.

Rice Water Toner 

Thanks to The Natural DIY for this recipe! 

Rice water, rose water, lavender essential oils? This simple toner is good for smoothing out blemishes and giving your skin an extra glow, without any synthetic ingredients. Rice water is even good for your hair and can help tame frizziness, so rice water might become one of the new MVPs of your self-care tool box.


  • 1/3 cup rice

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel

  • 4 tablespoons rose water

  • 5 drops lavender oil


  1. First step is to make rice water. For that, you need to infuse washed rice in plain water overnight. Strain it in the morning and your rice water is ready.

  2. To this rice water, add witch hazel, rosewater and lavender essential oil.

  3. Mix and pour into an easy to use spray or pump bottle.

  4. Shake well before using.

  5. Take a small quantity on your palms and pat this toner on your skin until well absorbed.

  6. Alternatively, you can also directly spread this on your facial skin and pat in the residue.


Did any of these natural DIY skin treatments blow you away? Let us know which one you’ll try first in the comments!

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