The 6 Best Coconut Oil Face Mask Recipes

March 28, 2017

coconut oil face mask

When you’re doing all you can to fight wrinkles, it’s very easy to put other concerns like oily skin and acne on the back burner. But these common issues don’t have to be overlooked. You can actually fight wrinkles and prevent acne—along with a whole host of other skin concerns—all at the same time. “How is this possible?” you ask. Through the power of the coconut oil face mask.

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal which means that it can get rid of the dirt and grime that cause breakouts...all without harsh chemicals. Keep in mind that coconut oil can clog pores, so be sure to wash your face after using these masks.

Coconut oil is also an excellent moisturizer because it is able to penetrate deeper into your skin thanks to its chemical composition and behavior. When you combine the healing power of coconut oil with other natural ingredients, you’ve got a formula for younger-looking, radiant skin. Here are the top 6 coconut oil face mask recipes to get you started to fight wrinkles, aging, acne, blackheads, and dry skin all at once.

1. Keep Your Skin Young With An Avocado And Coconut Oil Face Mask

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The one-two punch this avocado and coconut oil face mask offers will make it the go-to choice for all your wrinkle-prevention and anti-aging needs. The coconut oil works to hydrate and nourish your skin while the avocado slows the aging process by neutralizing free radicals. Here’s how to make and use this awesome hydration packed anti-aging face mask.

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • Coconut oil
  • Nutmeg

Recipe:

  1. Remove the skin from 1 whole avocado.
  2. Mash the avocado into a paste with a fork.
  3. Mix in 4 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  4. Add 2 teaspoons of nutmeg and stir until evenly distributed.

Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm or cool water to remove the mask. Then pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Your skin looks better already!

2. Prevent Acne With This Oatmeal And Coconut Oil Face Mask

oatmeal face mask

Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties, coconut oil is an ideal choice to help fight acne. Oatmeal is also a powerful anti-acne ingredient because it soothes inflammation and helps to restore your skin’s natural pH balance. Here’s the recipe for clearer skin.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Oatmeal
  • Warm water

Recipe:

  1. Add 3 tablespoons of oatmeal into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add ¼ cup warm water.
  3. Mix until you’ve made a paste.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and mix well.

Apply the mixture to your face and let sit for 15 minutes. When the 15 minutes are up, gently massage your entire face using small circular motions for a further 5 minutes. This brief massage will help remove dead skin cells that can clog sensitive pores. Finally, rinse the mask off with cool or lukewarm water and pat skin dry with a soft, clean towel. Say hello to clear skin in just minutes!

3. Get Radiant Skin With Honey, Green Tea, And Coconut Oil

honey mask

Honey, green tea, and coconut oil are a trifecta of ingredients that can bring a glow back to your skin and have it looking radiant again in no time. The combination of antioxidants and moisturizers in this coconut oil face mask make it one of the best recipes for keeping your skin soft and supple at any age. Let’s get mixing!

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Green tea leaves

Recipe:

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon coconut oil and 2 tablespoons honey in a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon green tea (can be from a tea bag) and mix well.

With a cotton swab, cotton pad, or just your fingers, apply the mixture evenly to all parts of your face. Let the mix sit for 10 minutes. Then remove the coconut oil face mask by washing gently with lukewarm or cool water. Pat your clean skin dry with a soft towel. Bliss!

4. Clear Blackheads With Baking Soda And Coconut Oil

baking soda

Baking soda is one of the best cleansing agents on the market. It can be used to clean your dishes, your counters, your teeth, and even your skin. Plus, it’s a very potent exfoliator that also works to balance your skin’s delicate pH. Add in the moisturizing and antibacterial properties of coconut oil, and you won’t have to buy over-the-counter blackhead fighters ever again. Here’s what you’ll need and how to use it.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Baking soda

Recipe:

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon coconut oil and 1 teaspoon baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Stir until ingredients form a paste.
  3. If necessary, add more baking soda a pinch at a time until you’ve got a paste.

To get the most from this mask, apply the coconut oil and baking soda mixture to your face and let it sit for 5 minutes. Next, gently rub your skin with small circular motions for 2 minutes to remove dead skin cells. Spend a little extra time massaging the areas of your face (your nose, chin, and forehead ) where blackheads are more common. Finally, rinse your face with cool water and pat dry with a soft towel. Your skin will feel soft and smooth for hours afterward. Apply this face mask up to three times per week to make your blackheads will gradually disappear.

5. Dry Up Oily Skin With This Yogurt And Coconut Oil Face Mask

yogurt

The yogurt in this mask provides plenty of moisture along with lactic acid that helps dry up oily skin by dissolving dead skin cells, stripping excess oil, and tightening pores. Yogurt also contains calcium and a host of B vitamins which work together to restore skin’s natural glow. The coconut oil then works its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant magic to leave your skin balanced and shine free. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Plain yogurt

Recipe:

  1. Put 2 teaspoons coconut oil in a bowl.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave (5 seconds should do).
  3. Add 1 tablespoon plain yogurt.
  4. Mix well.

Using your fingers, apply a thick coat of the coconut oil and yogurt mask to your skin. Don’t be afraid to use all the mixture you made. It doesn’t keep so it needs to be used immediately anyway. Let the coconut oil and yogurt mask sit for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Your skin will feel dry (as in oil-free) and look radiant when you’re done.

6. Even Out Skin Tone With Coconut Oil and Turmeric

face mask

Turmeric has been used for centuries to soften skin and even out skin tone. Combine this amazing spice with coconut oil’s moisturizing power and ability to penetrate deep into the skin, and it’s easy to see how this mask is an ideal remedy for blotchy, discolored skin.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Turmeric

Recipe:

  1. Put 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a bowl.
  2. Melt coconut oil in the microwave for 5 seconds.
  3. Add ⅛ teaspoon turmeric.
  4. Mix well.

Apply the coconut oil and turmeric mask to your face and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm or cool water and pat skin dry with a clean towel.

Fight Wrinkles Everywhere, Not Just On Your Face

The nice thing about these coconut oil face mask recipes is that they can be used to fight skin concerns such as wrinkles on other parts of your body below the face including your neck , chest and even hands. But as great as these home remedies are, sometimes you need a professional strength skincare treatment to get the job done right. That’s where products like SiO Beauty’s SkinPad and Décolleté Serum come into play.

sio beauty

Worn while you sleep, the SiO SkinPad provides dynamic and striking results in just one night. Nothing works faster. The SiO Décolleté Serum works in tandem with the SkinPad and is specifically formulated with many of the same ingredients mentioned in this article to further shrink existing fine lines and prevent new wrinkles from forming. When used with our Cleansing Discs as part of the SiO Complete System for the chest, you can achieve exciting results overnight.