10 DIY Vegan Face Masks For All Skin Types

Manage your skin concerns and get flawless skin with these cruelty-free face masks.

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Vegan face masks are meant for those individuals who want to indulge in a cruelty-free, ideally plant-based, skincare routine. You can use these face masks to help treat most of your skin concerns. These are easy to prepare at home and are free of harmful chemicals and preservatives. They make your skin clear and radiant in an organic manner. They are also animal-friendly and your skincare routine does not come at the cost of the environment. You can now pamper your skin with these perfect vegan face treatments. In this article, we explore the top DIY vegan face masks that you can try at home. Keep reading to know more.

10 Vegan Face Mask Recipes For All Skin Types

1. Agar Agar Peel Off Mask (For Glowing Skin)

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon agar agar powder
  • 1 capsule of activated charcoal
  • ½ cup of water
Method
  1. Boil the water in a pan.
  2. Transfer it to a glass bowl and mix the agar agar powder.
  3. Add the activated charcoal to it and mix well.
  4. Let it cool down a bit (check your heat tolerance). Apply all over your face, avoiding the delicate area around your eyes. Let it dry.
  5. Peel the mask off.
  6. You may follow this up with a light moisturizer.

2. Flaxseed Face Mask (To Tighten And Tone Your Skin)

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons water
Method
  1. Pour water into a glass container.
  2. Add the ground flax seeds and stir for a few seconds. Let them soak for 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes, the mixture will attain a slimy consistency (similar to egg white). At this point, stir it once again.
  4. Use a cosmetic brush to spread the mask all over your face, except for the delicate area around your eyes.
  5. Let it dry completely. Wash it with warm water followed by cold water.
  6. Follow up with a light moisturizer.
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The Latin name of the flaxseed is Linum usitatissimum meaning “very useful.”

3. Vegan Charcoal Mask (For Thorough Cleansing)

Vegan face mask with charcoal for thorough cleansing
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You Will Need
Method
  1. Mix the activated charcoal and aloe vera gel in a glass bowl. You may adjust the quantity of the gel as per your need.
  2. Add the essential oil and mix to form a paste.
  3. Use a brush to apply the mixture on your face. Let it dry.
  4. Wash it with warm water followed by cold water.
  5. Always pat dry. Rubbing your skin with a towel can make your skin flaky or irritate it.
  6. Follow up with a light skin serum or moisturizer.

4. Oats And Yogurt Face Mask (For Hydrating Your Skin)

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You Will Need
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup of soy yogurt
  • 6-7 blueberries
Method
  1. Blend the oats in a food processor for a few minutes.
  2. Transfer the oats to a glass bowl and add yogurt to it.
  3. Mash the blueberries and add to the oats and yogurt mix.
  4. Mix well and apply the mask to your face and neck.
  5. Let it stay for at least 20 minutes or until it dries thoroughly.
  6. Rinse with water and pat your face dry.
  7. You may or may not follow up with skin serum or moisturizer.

5. Cucumber Face Mask (To Refresh Your Skin)

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You Will Need
  • ½ cucumber (grated)
  • ½ lemon
  • 2-3 mint leaves
Method
  1. Take the grated cucumber in a glass bowl.
  2. Crush the mint leaves and add to the cucumber.
  3. Squeeze the juice from the halved lemon into the mint-cucumber mix.
  4. Combine all the ingredients well.
  5. Use a cosmetic brush to apply this cooling mixture on your face. Let it stay for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Once it is dry, clean your face with cold water.
  7. Pat dry.

6. Avocado And Banana Face Mask (for Intense Hydration)

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons avocado (mashed)
  • 1 tablespoon ripe banana (mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or orange juice
Method
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Spread the mask evenly on your face.
  3. Leave it for 15-20 minutes or until it dries.
  4. Wash with cold water and pat dry.
  5. Spritz toner on your face and follow up with a light moisturizer.

7. Coffee, Cocoa, And Oatmeal Face Mask (To Rejuvenate Your Skin)

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee beans
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal
  • Coconut milk (enough to prepare a paste)
Method
  1. Add all the dry ingredients to a glass bowl.
  2. Add coconut milk to the bowl. Adjust the quantity to give it a paste-like consistency.
  3. Use a cosmetic brush to apply the face mask.
  4. Leave it for at least 20 minutes or until it dries.
  5. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
  6. Follow up with a light moisturizer.
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The coffee beans are, in fact, the coffee fruit’s seeds (or pit) of the coffee fruit.

8. Clay And Tea Tree Oil Face Mask (To Fight Acne)

Clay and tea tree oil vegan face mask to fight acne
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon bentonite clay
  • 1-2 tablespoons water (adjust the quantity accordingly)
  • 1 tablespoon ground oats
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil
Method
  1. Add the clay and oatmeal in a glass bowl. (Avoid using metal bowls when working with clay.)
  2. Add water to the mixture (enough to make a paste) and combine.
  3. Add tea tree oil and mix again.
  4. Apply the face mask and let it stay for 15 minutes.
  5. Once the mask is dry, use a wet washcloth to clean it gently.
  6. Wash your face with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  7. Pat your skin dry.
  8. Spritz toner on your face and then apply a light moisturizer.

9. Banana And Turmeric Face Mask (For Dry And Dull Skin)

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons banana (ripe and mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Method
  1. Mix the mashed banana and turmeric in a glass bowl.
  2. Add the baking soda and combine.
  3. Apply the mask over your face and let it dry.
  4. Wash with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.

10. Baking Soda And Orange Juice Mask (For Gentle Exfoliation)

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice (take enough to make a paste)
Method
  1. Mix both the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Apply a thin layer of the mask on your face. Allow it to dry completely.
  3. Once dry, splash cold water on your face and gently massage in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  4. Wash your face with cold water and pat it dry.
  5. Apply a toner.

Infographic: 4 Vegan Face Masks For All Skin Needs

Vegan face masks have gained popularity in the skin care world as they offer a natural and effective way to improve your skin’s health and appearance. Whether you have acne-prone, dry, dull, or sensitive skin, these masks can help. The infographic below gives you four different vegan face masks, each targeting a specific skin concern. Check it out!

4 vegan face masks for all skin needs (infographic)

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All the vegan beauty face mask recipes discussed in the article are easy to prepare and use. These are the best alternatives to commercially available face masks. The natural ingredients can help soften and brighten your skin and keep it healthy. Moreover, these remedies are eco-friendly and sustainable. So, go ahead and give them a try, and we are sure that your skin will love them! However, make sure to do a patch test before using any natural ingredients to avoid the risk of allergic reactions. Also, consult a doctor if you experience any side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a vegan face mask used daily?

Though a vegan mask is safe to use, it is best to use it just 2-3 times a week.

What happens if you leave a face mask on too long?

Leaving a face mask on for too long may absorb the natural oil from the skin and leave it dry and dull.

Do you use a face mask before or after a shower?

Use a face mask before a shower if you have dry skin and after a shower if you have oily or combination skin.

Key Takeaways

  • DIY face masks are perfect for vegans to go cruelty-free by using all-natural, non-toxic ingredients.
  • From flaxseed and avocado to cucumber and coffee, these everyday ingredients can make up for an effective face mask. These do not take much time to prepare as well.
  • Make it a point to use a toner or moisturize your face after rinsing off the mask.


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