What's In Your Pantry? 7 DIY Face Masks Using Items You Already Have!

As a working woman, it can be hard to maintain or even form a proper work/life balance. It can also become difficult to find the time AND money to treat yourself to some much deserved self-care practices. That’s why we here at Jane Ella came up with a list of quick and easy face masks you can make after a long day at work. You probably already have 90% of these items in your pantry, so these are budget friendly options while you wait for next facial. It will work its magic while you pull dinner together.

You can have glowing skin and a fully belly within one hour! Who doesn’t want that?

Exfoliating Brown Sugar Mask


2 tbsp Brown Sugar

2 tbsp virgin coconut oil

Instructions: Combine equal parts of brown sugar and coconut oil in a bowl. Apply to your face in a circular motion. Wait a few minutes, then wash it off with warm water

Benefits: Exfoliation, moisturizing

Calming Honey Mask


2 tbsp pure honey

1 tsp cinnamon

1 wedge lemon

Instructions: Warm the honey in the microwave for a few seconds. Add cinnamon and lemon wedge juice to the warm honey.  Massage the mixture onto your face. Leave the mask on for 15-10 minutes, then rinse off.

Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, skin brightening. Cinnamon reduces redness and inflammation, decrease oily skin appearance when applied topically.

Hydrating Avocado Mask


½ ripe avocado

1 tsp plain organic yogurt

1 tsp honey

Optional: Virgin olive oil

Instructions: Mash avocado into smooth paste. Add yogurt and honey into avocado paste. Apply and leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Benefits: Moisturizing and helps to fight acne

Turmeric and Coconut Oil Mask


2 tbsp organic turmeric powder

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), as needed

Instructions: Add turmeric to small bowl. Add melted EVOO to mixture as needed to create a smooth paste and combination of spice and oil. Use makeup brush or silicone applicator to spread mixture over face. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Benefits: Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, skin brightening, moisturizing, helps restore nature oil balance to skin. Helps clear ance and pimples, as well as lighten acne scars.

Turmeric and Honey Mask


1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp raw honey

Optional: Rose water

Instructions: Add turmeric and honey into a small bowl, mixing to the consistency of a smooth paste. Apply and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Pat dry with soft towel. Honey acts as a natural moisturizer and humectant, so no need for any creams after this mask is applied.

Benefits: Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, skin brightening, softens skin, restores natural glow

Turmeric and Lemon Mask


1 tbsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

Instructions: Mix turmeric powder and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth. Apply to acne prone areas. Leave for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Apply oil free moisturizer afterwards.

Benefits: Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, skin brightening, tightens pores (lemon juice acts as astringent), reduce the appearance of scars

Advisory: Do not go out into direct sunlight after applying this mask. Lemon juice bleaches the skin, making it more vulnerable.

Turmeric and Aloe Vera


1 tbsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp fresh aloe vera gel

Water, as needed

Optional: Can add rose water to aloe vera gel for fragrance and the contents of 1 vitamin E gel capsule for extra moisturizing properties and as a preservative.

Instructions: Add turmeric, aloe vera gel and water to bowl and mix until an even and smooth. Apply to acne or pimple-prone areas of your face for 15-20 minutes. Wash off and apply a light, oil free moisturizer afterwards.

Benefits: Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, skin brightening, help soothe skin from sunburns, acne fighting

OK! So are you ready to pamper yourself with some basic ingredients? We have made it that simple to get the beautiful skin you desire and have a sweet self-love moment with yourself. Which mask excites you? Which one are you trying first? Let us know!

Amanda White