Hydrating Face Mask

10 Editor Picked Organic Hydrating Face Masks with Recipe

Having a healthy and glowing skin is not possible if you don’t give it the much needed TLC that it deserves!

Environmental factors like dust, toxic pollution and harsh sun rays can take a toll on your skin, leaving it dry, dehydrated and damaged. While such environmental factors are not in your control, you can ensure that your skin gets the essential dose of hydration and moisturization by pampering your skin with DIY Hydrating Face Masks!

Keeping your skin well hydrated and moisturized will make it appear radiant, refreshed and forever young! DIY hydrating masks work as a food for your skin and provide it with the essential nourishment that it needs to stay healthy. In this post, we are sharing the top 10 DIY hydrating masks. These masks use ingredients from the nature that you must be having in your kitchen already. Just spend 15 to 20 minutes of your day in pampering your skin with any of these face masks, your skin will stay energized for the days to come!


But before we start with the face mask DIYs, let’s go through a handful of tips that can help you to keep your skin hydrated.


Tips for keeping your skin hydrated:

  • Use a gentle, SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) free face cleanser. Preferably a natural one.
  • Don’t use hot water to wash your face, it can strip the natural oils off your skin and make it dehydrated. Use normal, room temperature water.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. You should also try tasty homemade fruit juices to make sure that your body stays hydrated which further leads to a glowing, healthy looking skin!
  • Apply a hydrating night cream or aloe vera gel on your face and neck each night before you hit the bed. Your skin will get the required time to absorb the hydration from the cream/aloe vera gel while you will be taking your beauty sleep. You will wake up with a well-nourished skin every day if you do this!
  • Include toners and serums in your skincare regime.
  • Carry a hydrating facial spray in your bag and spritz it on your skin throughout the day. A convenient way to hydrate your skin when you are out and about.

10 DIY Hydrating Face Masks

1.Yoghurt & Gram Flour


Slather your skin with this highly nourishing yogurt and gram flour!

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh Yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of Gram Flour
  • A pinch of turmeric powder for some additional benefits!


This mask has more benefits than you could have imagined! There is no need to spend your precious $$$ on getting a lactic acid peel treatment done at an expensive salon when you can pamper your skin at home with lactic acid rich yogurt!

This powerful compound present in yogurt prevents acne, fights the initial signs of aging and normalizes the pH levels in the skin. Furthermore, Yoghurt is an excellent hydration and moisture retaining ingredient.

Adding gram flour and a pinch of turmeric powder to fresh yogurt will make a very effective, skin detoxifying mask that will be apt for those with combination skin type!

If You are a turmeric fan, don’t wait to check our -> 10 turmeric face masks recipes 


2. Milk & Honey Face Mask


Drench your skin with the skin enriching, hydrating and moisturizing properties of milk and honey – your skin will thank you!

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh Raw Milk
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey

Benefits :

These two very common kitchen ingredients posses a lot of great benefits for your skin (and, just FYI, you can use it on your hair too!)

Consuming milk and its byproducts is said to aggravate acne breakouts, but its topical application does no harm to your skin! Milk is a well known copious source of lactic acid, just like its byproduct – yogurt.

On the other hand, honey is considered a moisturizing ingredient that contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Honey works as a great skin healing agent that gets rid of acne-causing bacteria and adds moisture into the skin.


3. Cream & Honey


A yummy treat for your skin! This mask is totally edible, but we would suggest you try it for your skin instead of satisfying your palate with it!

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh Milk Cream (Malai)
  • 2 teaspoons of Honey


If you have ever had cake smeared on your face on your or your BFF’s birthday, you must have noticed how your skin feels baby-soft once you are done with the fun cake-smearing tradition. Well – that’s what milk cream does to your skin!

It can be a bit of an annoying task to get rid of cream from your skin, but using it as a mask to treat dry skin is totally worth it.

Cream and honey are two immensely moisturizing and hydrating ingredients that can heal your skin in a jiffy. Use only fresh milk cream (malai) to achieve the best results from this mask.

For removing this mask with ease, use a washcloth dipped in warm water.


4. Milk Powder & Rosewater Face Mask


You are going to love the mix of a sweet and floral aroma of this face mask!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoons of Milk Powder
  • Rosewater to make a smooth paste


Do you want to even out your skin while providing it the required hydration and nourishment? This is the DIY face mask that you should go for.

Milk powder is a very gentle skin brightening ingredient that can help to retain hydration into the skin when mixed with rosewater. Keep this mask on your skin until it gives a stretchy feeling and while removing it, use circular exfoliating movements. In that way, you will be able to get rid of fine facial hair, blackheads, whiteheads as well as dead skin cells build up on your skin.


5. Aloe Vera Gel & Cucumber


There is nothing more hydrating for your skin than water, isn’t it? Both of the ingredients in this mask boast an extremely high water content with cucumber’s water content scaling up to 90-95%!

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tablespoon of Grinded Cucumber


Aloe vera gel and cucumber can hydrate your skin like no other ingredient. Auxin and Gibberellins rich aloe vera aids in healing and hydrating the skin while the Caffeic Acid loaded cucumber provides the skin similar kind of benefits.

The high anti-hyaluronidase activity in cucumber keeps the enzyme hyaluronidase from degrading into hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the body that works to draw moisture into the skin. (source)


6. Banana & Honey


Crispy banana pancake with a drizzle of honey on the top can make anyone drool! Wondering how these two ingredients would benefit your skin? Try this face mask by yourself!

You will need:

  • One ripe mashed Banana
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • 1 tablespoon of Milk to give this face mask a good consistency


Banana carries uncountable benefits for your skin. This Vitamin E & potassium-rich fruit promotes clear, glowing skin and revitalizes the skin’s dry texture. The amalgamation of banana, honey, and milk works as a powerful skin healer that can treat dry skin, acne, rashes, sunburn – all in one go.

After making this face mask and using it on your face, if you end up with some of it left in the bowl then you can repurpose the mixture as a hair mask!


7. Oats & Milk


A quick pick-me-up mask for the days when you want to pamper your skin, but don’t want to be hassled with the extensive DIY masks that require a lot of ingredients.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of Oats
  • 2 tablespoons of Raw Milk or rosewater


Oatmeal being a humectant helps to retain hydration into the skin by drawing out moisture from the atmosphere. When it is used in conjunction with another immense skin hydrating like raw milk or rosewater, it further becomes more hydrating and nourishing for the skin. Get that dewy and natural glow on your cheeks with this oat face mask.


8. Avocado & Aloe Vera Gel


The world is currently going crazy over guacamoles and other such healthy avocado recipes. But we should not miss out on the fact that this nutrients packed fruit is highly beneficial for our skin as well!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of mashed Avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel


Avocado and aloe vera are two incredibly moisturizing ingredients. But did you know – avocado contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids that are potent enough to penetrate deep into your skin and heal dehydrated skin very quickly! You can obtain its benefits for the skin with the topical application of this mask and also by consuming it.

Aloe vera gel is just a hydrating medium to give it a mask-like consistency, but it will provide you with additional benefits. If you don’t have aloe vera gel at home, you may use mashed avocado directly on your skin.


9. Watermelon & Yogurt


Watermelon and yogurt make a really delicious, tummy-filling smoothie – but they also make a great skin refreshing face mask!

You will need:

  • ½ cup of fresh Watermelon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Yoghurt


Just like drinking a glass of fresh watermelon juice after a tiring day out in the scorching heat makes you feel energized from within, its concoction with yogurt makes your skin have the same kind of feeling!

We have already mentioned how the lactic acid present in yogurt helps to heal and brighten the skin. Talking about the properties of watermelon, it contains several types of vitamins that all contribute towards a radiant and healthy skin. The lycopene and amino acids contained in watermelon protect the skin against free radical damage.


9. Papaya & Milk


Stop worrying about the stubborn skin tan that you got during your beach vacay, just try out this hydrating and skin lightening face mask!

You will need:

  • Mashed Ripe Papaya (take 2-3 cubes of papaya and mash them with a fork)
  • 1 tablespoon of Raw Milk


The two most notable benefits of papaya are skin lightening and skin nourishment. Bring back your even-toned complexion and that supple feeling to your skin with this milk and papaya face pack.

The alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and papain which are present in abundance in papayas, dissolve inactive protein and dead skin cells, leaving you with a smooth and rejuvenated skin. Your dull, dehydrated skin will fall in love with this ingredient!


10. Green Tea & Honey


If you find the taste of green tea too unpleasant for your palate and still want to take in all the possible benefits that it has for your skin, just use it as a face pack!

You will need:

  • 1 cup of freshly brewed Green Tea (use at least two tea bags for the brewing. If possible, use matcha green tea)
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • Cotton ball to apply the face mask


People with acne prone skin and cystic acne always vouch for green tea as an effective acne reduction remedy! It is a kind of versatile ingredient that can work for all skin types and mostly, for all skin issues! You can mix it with egg whites, lemon, coffee and basically just any other medium that you think will be best suited for your skin! For those with dry skin, honey is the best medium.

To apply this mask in a less messy way, use a cotton ball. This face mask can be easily turned into a DIY k-beauty famous sheet mask. All you need is a few round cotton pads, enough to cover all the areas of your face. Just dip the cotton pads in the green tea and honey mixture and put them on your face. Take them off once they start to feel dry and pat the rest of the mixture into your skin. Don’t wash your face after using it as a sheet mask – let your skin soak in all the nutrients!


Dipti Tiwari

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