The 8 Best DIY Face Masks That Reduce Redness

October 23, 2017

The 8 Best DIY Face Masks That Reduce Redness

After a long day at work or shuttling the kids around, does your skin feel red, irritated, and inflamed? We’ve all been there. That’s why the experts at SiO Beauty have compiled the eight best DIY face mask recipes for fighting redness, reducing inflammation, and returning your skin to its radiant , wrinkle-free state.

As an added bonus, we’ll tell you about a supercharged wrinkle-fighting tool that can produce real results with just one use.

1) Apple Cider Vinegar & Green Tea Face Mask

Apple Cider Vinegar & Green Tea Face Mask

The green tea in this recipe reduces irritation, while the apple cider vinegar balances and stabilizes your skin’s pH levels. Follow the instructions below to experience beautiful, smooth skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar & Green Tea Face Mask Instructions

  1. Brew 1 cup of green tea.
  2. While it’s still hot, mix 3 tablespoons of green tea with 1 ½ tablespoons of dry oatmeal.
  3. Stir well and let the oatmeal sit for 2 minutes.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and stir until the honey has dissolved.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt.
  6. Mix until you’ve created a thick paste.
  7. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  8. Apply the mixture evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove the mask with lukewarm water, gently scrubbing with a soft washcloth if necessary.
  10. Splash your skin with cool water to close pores, and then pat dry with a soft towel.

2) Strawberry Face Mask

Strawberry face mask

This DIY strawberry face mask is perfect for oily, acne-prone skin. The salicylic acid in the strawberries dissolves oil and prevents breakouts. At the same time, the yogurt and honey fight infection and reduce the inflammation caused by blemishes.

Strawberry Face Mask Instructions

  1. Add ¼ cup of mashed strawberries into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Apply the mixture evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the mask with lukewarm water, gently scrubbing with a soft washcloth if necessary.
  7. Splash your skin with cool water to close pores, and then pat dry with a soft towel.

3) Coffee, Cocoa & Yogurt Face Mask

Coffee, Cocoa & Yogurt Face Mask

Coffee, cocoa, and yogurt—sounds like a delicious breakfast treat! But the same ingredients can be used as a DIY face mask to reduce swelling and puffiness, minimize the signs of aging, and replenish much-needed moisture.

Coffee, Cocoa & Yogurt Face Mask Instructions

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of dry coffee grounds and 2 tablespoons of dry cocoa powder into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Drizzle in 1 tablespoon of honey and stir.
  6. Apply the mixture evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the mask with lukewarm water, gently scrubbing with a soft washcloth if necessary.
  8. Splash your skin with cool water to close pores, and then pat dry with a soft towel.

4) Oatmeal & Yogurt Face Mask

Oatmeal & Yogurt Face Mask

Oatmeal is well-known in skincare circles for its ability to sooth rough, red skin. Combine it with a dollop of yogurt (to cool) and a drizzle of honey (to moisturize), and you’ve got an amazing recipe for relief.

Oatmeal & Yogurt Face Mask Instructions

  1. Mix ½ cup of hot water and ⅓ cup of oatmeal in a bowl.
  2. Stir and let it sit for a few minutes until all the oatmeal is plump and moist.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and stir while the water is still warm.
  4. Add in 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  7. Apply the mixture evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove the mask with lukewarm water, gently scrubbing with a soft washcloth if necessary.
  9. Splash your skin with cool water to close pores, and then pat dry with a soft towel.

5) Avocado & Coconut Oil Face Mask

Avocado & Coconut Oil Face Mask

Dry, peeling skin beware! This avocado and coconut oil DIY face mask provides plenty of moisture to replenish and revive chafed, irritated skin.

Avocado & Coconut Oil Face Mask Instructions

  1. Mash ½ of an avocado and add it into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in ½ teaspoon of coconut oil.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of honey.
  4. Mix well until the ingredients are blended, smooth, and creamy.
  5. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  6. Apply the mixture evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the mask with lukewarm water, gently scrubbing with a soft washcloth if necessary.
  8. Splash your skin with cool water to close pores, and then pat dry with a soft towel.

6) Baking Soda & Cinnamon Face Mask

Baking Soda & Cinnamon Face Mask

The primary ingredients in this DIY face mask—baking soda and cinnamon—are ideal for detoxifying dry, tired skin. The baking soda gently exfoliates, while the cinnamon supports the removal of harmful toxins.

Add in the moisturizing and protective properties of the other ingredients in the recipe below, and you can say goodbye to wrinkles and redness.

Baking Soda & Cinnamon Face Mask Instructions

  1. Add 3 teaspoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of honey into a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir well until the honey is dissolved into the milk.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 3 tablespoons of baking soda, and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  4. Mix until the ingredients are completely combined.
  5. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  6. Apply the mixture evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the mask with lukewarm water, gently scrubbing with a soft washcloth if necessary.
  8. Splash your skin with cool water to close pores, and then pat dry with a soft towel.

7) Papaya Face Mask

Papaya Face Mask

For this healing face mask, you’ll only need one ingredient—papaya. Papaya has been used in homemade face masks for quite some time because of its many vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that reduce irritation, fight free radicals, and moisturize. 

For an in-depth look at the wrinkle-fighting properties of papaya—and to see other rejuvenating papaya face mask recipes—check out our article How To Create Your Own DIY Papaya Face Mask .

Papaya Face Mask Instructions

  1. Cut one papaya in half and scoop the fruit away from the peel.
  2. Remove the seeds and discard.
  3. Chop the papaya into small cubes.
  4. Place the papaya cubes into a blender and puree until you’ve created a soft, smooth paste.
  5. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  6. Apply the mixture evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes. (In this case, the mixture may be a bit runny, so it’s best to lie down.)
  7. Remove the mask with lukewarm water, gently scrubbing with a soft washcloth if necessary.
  8. Splash your skin with cool water to close pores, and then pat dry with a soft towel.

8) Rice Flour & Kefir Face Mask

Rice Flour & Kefir Face Mask

These two ingredients may not be on your kitchen shelves yet, but after you try this rice flour and kefir DIY face mask, we’re sure they’ll be there from now on. Rice flour is a gentle exfoliant, while kefir contains a plethora of healthy bacteria. Put the two together, and they’re a powerful remedy for irritated skin.

Rice Flour & Kefir Face Mask Instructions

  1. Add ¼ cup of plain kefir into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of rice flour.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Apply the mixture evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the mask with lukewarm water, gently scrubbing with a soft washcloth if necessary.
  7. Splash your skin with cool water to close pores, and then pat dry with a soft towel.

The Best Treatment For Redness: SiO Beauty Silicone Patches

SiO Beauty Silicone Patches

While DIY face masks can be a fun, inexpensive way to treat redness , fine lines , and wrinkles , the best option is a silicone patch, like those made by SiO Beauty . SiO Beauty has created five specially-designed patches to target problem areas on your face, neck, and chest. Choose the one (or more!) that best meets your needs.  

When worn overnight, SiO Beauty silicone patches create a microclimate that smooths skin in just one use. And the more you times you wear SiO Beauty silicone patches, the more profound the results will be.

There’s no need to wait for DIY face mask recipes that can take weeks or months to yield results. And there’s no need to resort to expensive and painful procedures like fillers and Botox™. When you want beautiful, younger-looking skin, all you need is a SiO Beauty silicone patch and a good night’s sleep .

Give SiO Beauty a try and we’re sure you’ll see that our silicone patches are the best treatment, day or night, for tightening, firming, and plumping skin—and for reducing stubborn wrinkles.