DIY Holiday Face Masks: Hydrating Treatments for Dry Winter Skin

Winter can be harsh on the skin, especially if you’re someone who already suffers from dryness and sensitivity. Sure, skincare products can help. However, sometimes your regular moisturizer or serum simply won’t be enough. But don’t worry! We’ve prepared for you some amazing (and, of course — vegan) recipes to make nourishing and hydrating DIY holiday face masks. They will not only make your complexion look more healthy and radiant, but also be an amazing pampering product for those long winter nights.

Avocado and Agave Nectar Mask

The first one is for all of you who buy avocados and forget about them until they are 2 days away from being too ripe to be eaten. All you will need is one ripe avocado and one tablespoon of agave nectar.

Mash the avocado until smooth, then blend in agave nectar. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

Avocado is rich in natural oils, while agave nectar provides moisture, leaving your skin supple and refreshed. This is a great choice if you’re feeling like your skin looks a bit dull and needs extra nourishment.

Oatmeal and Almond Milk Soothing Mask

This mask is not only incredibly soothing, but also easy to make. Because all you need are 2 tablespoons oats and2 tablespoons almond milk, you can whip it up while preparing your breakfast oatmeal.

Grind the oats into a fine powder, then mix in almond milk to create a paste. Apply the mask to your face, gently massaging, and leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water.

This mask helps calm and hydrate irritated winter skin. Oats are incredibly beneficial for our complexion and include soothing nutrients such as beta-glucan. On the other hand, almond milk is rich in fatty acids which help restore your skin’s barrier.

Banana and Coconut Oil Mask

The ingredients you will need for this amazing masks are something you probably already have in your kitchen: 1 ripe banana and 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

Mash the banana thoroughly and mix in coconut oil until well combined. Apply the mixture to your face, leaving it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

This mask deeply moisturizes, leaving your skin feeling nourished and soft. However, we have to warn you. If your skin is oily, and/or acne prone, then this mask isn’t for you. Coconut oil can cause breakouts in those skin types.

Cucumber and Aloe Vera Cooling Mask

How could we end this article without including one of our favorite natural ingredients, aloe vera gel? All you will need is ½ cucumber (peeled and blended) and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel.

Blend the cucumber until smooth, then mix in aloe vera gel. Apply the mixture to your face, allowing it to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.

This mask refreshes and hydrates dry, irritated skin. But it also soothes redness and helps strengthen your natural skin barrier.

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