5 DIY Agave Nectar Face Mask for Flawless Skin

You can use it as a honey substitute in your DIY masks to rejuvenate your skin.

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harryono Judodihardjo, PhD, DipGUM
By Ramona Sinha, Certified Skin Care Coach

Agave nectar is an ancient remedy extracted from the leaves of agave (a succulent plant) that helps treat several skin problems. The topical application of this natural sweetener has skin-calming effects and may help in wound healing. The agave nectar face mask makes skin clear and offers a refreshing feel. This article explores the benefits of agave nectar for your skin and some DIY agave nectar face mask recipes you can prepare at home. Keep reading.

Agave Nectar: What Is It And How Does It Benefit Your Skin?

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Agave nectar (pronounced uh-ga-vee) is extracted from the agave plant (the same plant that is used to make tequila). The razor-sharp spiked appearance of this succulent is quite intimidating, but underneath its tough exterior lies the solution to all your skin issues – agave nectar.

Agave nectar looks similar to honey. It is widely used to sweeten drinks. However, just like honey, it also has healing properties. The ancient Aztecs regarded this plant as a gift from the Gods. They used the nectar for flavoring their food and drinks. It was also a part of their folk remedy.

How exactly does it help take care of your skin? Here’s how:

  • It keeps your skin moisturized, soft, and supple.
  • It makes your skin appear plump and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
  • It calms irritated skin.
  • It brightens your skin.
  • When mixed with other ingredients, it gently exfoliates your skin.
  • If you have dull and dry skin, agave nectar can bring it back to life.

If you are dealing with a combination of skin concerns, agave nectar is an absolute godsend for you. Here are a few DIY agave nectar face mask recipes that you can try out to reap the benefits of this wonder ingredient.

Stylecraze Trivia
Agave is derived from the Greek word ‘Agavos’, which means ‘illustrious’. The agave was represented by Aztec Goddess Mayheul and was considered a symbol of fertility, dancing, and good health.

DIY Agave Nectar Face Masks

1. Agave Nectar And Turmeric Face Mask (To Brighten Your Skin)

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Method
  1. Mix the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Use a cosmetic brush to apply the mixture all over your face.
  3. You can also apply it on your lips as a lip mask.
  4. Leave it on for 20-60 minutes.
  5. Wet a washcloth with lukewarm water and wipe the mask gently off your face.
  6. Wash your face with a mild face wash and pat it dry.
  7. If you have dry skin, apply a skin serum or a light moisturizer.

Note: This agave nectar mask may drip and stain your clothes. Make sure to cover up your clothes and cleanse your face properly.

2. Agave Nectar And Coffee Face Mask And Scrub (For Dull And Dry Skin)

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon coffee grounds
Method
  1. In a glass bowl, add the agave nectar and coffee.
  2. Use a spatula to mix them together.
  3. Use your fingers to spread the mixture all over your face, except for the delicate areas around your eyes.
  4. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  5. Massage the scrub gently in a circular motion with your fingers. Continue this for another 5-10 minutes.
  6. Wash your face first with lukewarm water then with cold water.
  7. Pat your face dry and apply aloe vera gel or a light serum.

3. Agave Nectar And Baking Soda Face Mask (To Rejuvenate Your Skin)

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 drops essential oil (lavender oil or tea tree oil)
Method
  1. Mix the agave nectar and baking soda in a glass bowl.
  2. Add the essential oil and mix.
  3. Wash your face thoroughly before applying the mask.
  4. Use your fingertips to apply the mask on your skin.
  5. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes or until it dries.
  6. Once it dries up completely, wet a washcloth and gently wipe the mask off your face.
  7. Wash your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry.
  8. Apply a light serum or moisturizer (optional).

4. Agave Nectar And Oatmeal Face Pack (To Moisturize Your Skin)

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal
Method
  1. Mix both the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Use your fingers to apply the mask generously on your face. Spread it evenly on your neck and face.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Dampen the face mask with a bit of water and gently scrub it in circular motions before rinsing it off.
  5. Cleanse your face with a gentle face wash.

Note: You can prepare this face mask and store it in a glass jar for multiple face mask sessions. However, don’t store it for more than a week.

5. Agave Nectar, Avocado, And Aloe Vera Face Mask (For Smooth And Glowing Skin)

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons of agave nectar
  • ¼ cup aloe vera gel
  • ½ avocado (mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon sweet almond or jojoba oil
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you have a smooth paste.
  2. Use a cosmetic brush to apply the mask all over your face, including the area under your eyes.
  3. Let your skin soak in all the goodness of the mask for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash your face with cold water.
  5. Follow up with a moisturizer.
StyleCraze Says
You can use your homemade agave masks once or twice a week to help achieve clean, smooth, and healthy skin.

 

Agave nectar face masks are one of the best ways to soothe and brighten your skin at home. The DIY recipes discussed in the article are easy to follow and prepare. So, on days when you do not have the energy to drag yourself to the salon for a facial or you don’t want to use store-bought masks, try the recipes discussed here. You can customize the recipes, add oils, and other ingredients to make them feel luxe on your skin. However, do a patch test before using the masks to avoid the risk of allergic reactions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is agave anti-inflammatory?

Yes. Agave contains saponins that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Which is better: agave nectar or honey?

Honey is better than agave nectar as it has higher antioxidant properties, is less processed, and has lower fructose content.

What is the pH of agave nectar?

The pH of agave nectar varies from 4.3 to 4.8.

Does agave nectar contain alcohol?

No, agave nectar does not contain alcohol.

What is the difference between agave and agave nectar?

Agave nectar is derived from the juice of the agave plant.

Key Takeaways

  • Agave nectar is a natural sweetener known for its healing properties.
  • This folk remedy can make your skin plump, calm skin irritation, and exfoliate dead skin cells when mixed with other ingredients.
  • You can prepare effective DIY agave nectar face masks with honey, egg, or yogurt and apply them even on sensitive skin.

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Ramona is an editor at StyleCraze. Prior to that, she authored over 200 articles on skin and hair care. She... more

Dr. Harryono Judodihardjo

(MB BCh BAO, MSc, PhD, DipGUM, DCH, DDSc)
Dr Judodihardjo is a senior dermatologist with two private practices in London and Cardiff. He was named the Best Dermatologist... more

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