How Do You Make a Simple Face Mask?


One way to make a simple face mask is to combine honey, olive oil, oatmeal and an egg yolk. This all-natural mask balances skin and reduces excessive oil production, according to Marie Claire.

Break and separate a fresh egg, and reserve the white for another use. Put the yolk into a small bowl, and add 1 tablespoon honey. Mix in 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir the mask thoroughly, smooth it over the skin, and leave it on for up to 20 minutes. Remove the mask with water.

Honey has many skincare benefits. It kills bacteria and is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, according to Women's Health. A mixture of 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon baking soda makes a gentle exfoliating cleanser that removes dirt without dehydrating skin. The combination of honey and coconut oil rejuvenates skin and is a popular homemade scar-fading treatment.

Oatmeal is another versatile skincare ingredient. Combined with lavender, it makes a moisturizing bath soak that lowers skin's pH, according to the Huffington Post. Dry skin often has a high pH, and individuals suffering from itching, flaking skin often find relief from oatmeal. Ground oatmeal also moisturizes and purifies the scalp, and makes an effective dry shampoo for individuals with light hair.