With increasing environmental and ethical concerns about the damage that we humans have inflicted on the planet, more and more people are switching to veganism and other eco-friendly lifestyles.

And with rising awareness about the cruel mistreatment of guinea pigs, rats, and rabbits by cosmetic and skin care companies, people are increasingly opting for cruelty-free products as well.

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diy homemade vegan facemasks for all skin types
Learn to make DIY homemade vegan face masks for all skin types

While organic and all-natural products are more readily available, how can you be sure that the ingredients are not only vegan but also cruelty-free? You can check sites like PETA to find companies that offer genuine cruelty-free products, but in truth, the solution is simple – make your own beauty products at home using natural ingredients.

Here, we show you how to make seven different types of DIY homemade vegan face masks for all skin types. You can browse the recipes and then try some out yourself. Do let us know in the comments section below how these vegan face masks worked out for you and whether you want more vegan DIYs.

Method 1: Flaxseed Face Mask

You probably know that flaxseeds are good for your health and can help get rid of digestive problems like constipation. However, did you know that these versatile seeds can also be used to make an incredibly simple face pack to shrink your pores?

Flaxseeds are rich in several minerals and nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids that nourish and rejuvenate your skin, giving it new life and a radiant glow. As an added bonus, ground flaxseeds gently exfoliate your skin, prevent acne and give you younger-looking skin courtesy of its anti-aging properties.

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Step 1. Combine water and ground flaxseeds

mix all the ingredients to make the diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Mix the flaxseeds powder and water in a mixing bowl
  • Pour 3 tablespoons of water into a container.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds.
  • Give it a stir and let them soak for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, you will notice that the mixture has attained an egg-like consistency. This means the mask is ready to use.
  • Stir it once again before application.

Step 2. Apply the mask to tighten your pores and tone your skin

apply the diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Spread the mask on your face
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply the prepared blend on your face. Take care to avoid the sensitive areas around your eyes and mouth.
  • Leave it on until it dries completely.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water, then splash some cold water on your face.
  • Gently pat your face dry using a soft towel and apply a moisturizer.

You can use this vegan face mask once a week to tighten and tone your skin.

Method 2: Charcoal Face Mask

Activated charcoal is known for its incredible adsorption abilities that can be used for a wide variety of health and beauty benefits.

It deeply cleanses your skin by extracting and absorbing excess oil and other impurities from your pores. This DIY homemade vegan face mask for all skin types also contains aloe vera gel that soothes and repairs your skin, along with tea tree essential oil that takes care of acne and prevents breakouts.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types

  • Activated charcoal powder (deeply cleanses skin and absorbs excess oil) – 1 tablespoon
  • Aloe vera gel (soothes skin and lightens scars) – enough to make a paste
  • Tea tree essential oil (antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory) – 5 drops

Step 1. Combine activated charcoal powder, aloe vera gel, and tea tree oil

mix the activated charcoal powder, aloe vera gela and tea tree oil for making thediy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Mix all the ingredients together
  • Put 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal powder in a bowl.
  • Add just enough aloe vera gel to make a smooth paste.
  • Add 5 drops of tea tree essential oil as well.

Step 2. Mix well & apply it on your face

apply the diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Blend the ingredients well and apply on the face
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly to make a uniform paste.
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply the activated charcoal mask on your face.
  • Let it dry completely, then wash your face with lukewarm or cool water.
  • Gently pat your skin dry and apply a noncomedogenic moisturizer.

You can use this DIY homemade vegan face mask for all skin types once or twice a week to purify and detoxify your skin.

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Method 3: Oatmeal Face Mask

You may know oatmeal to be an extremely nutritious and healthy breakfast food, but the time has come to expand your uses of oatmeal. It has incredibly powerful skin-soothing and exfoliating properties.

This vegan face mask is made with boiled oatmeal, which is combined with papaya pulp, agave nectar and tea tree essential oil to make an all-natural face mask that combats oily skin and acne breakouts.

Since oatmeal is extremely soothing, this DIY homemade vegan face mask for all skin types is especially recommended for those with sensitive skin. As papaya has skin-lightening properties, regular use of this mask will also fade old acne scars to give you clear, smooth skin.

Things you’ll need:

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things you'll need to make diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types

  • Oatmeal, cooked (soothes, nourishes and gently exfoliates skin) – 6 tablespoons
  • Papaya pulp (contains antioxidants) – 2 tablespoons
  • Agave nectar (soothing and healing properties) – 1 teaspoon
  • Tea tree essential oil (antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory) – 1 or 2 drops

Step 1. Combine the four ingredients

combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl to make diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl
  • Put 6 tablespoons of cooked oatmeal in a container.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of papaya pulp.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of agave nectar.
  • Add 1 or 2 drops of tea tree essential oil as well.

Step 2. Mix well & apply the mask to control oily skin

mix the ingredients and apply to use the diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Blend the ingredients well and apply on the face
  • Mix everything well.
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply the prepared mask on your face.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes, then wash your face with warm water.
  • Gently pat dry your face with a soft towel.

Apply this mask 2 or 3 times a week to control oily skin and keep acne at bay.

Method 4: Cucumber Face Mask

We all love munching on fresh, crisp cucumber slices, especially during the unforgiving summer months as it helps refresh us from within. If you are a big fan of cucumbers, then you can go one step further and use it in our one of a kind DIY homemade vegan face masks for all skin types. Just apply it topically to give your skin a fresh breath of life after a long, tiring day in the harsh sun.

Cucumbers contain silica that helps treat a sunburn by penetrating deep into your skin to heal and repair it. This face mask also contains fresh lemon juice and crushed mint leaves that help brighten and refresh your skin.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types

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  • Cucumber, grated (soothes and repairs skin) – ½
  • Lemon juice (natural bleaching agent) – ½ lemon
  • Mint leaves, crushed (refreshes skin) – 2

Step 1. Mix grated cucumber, lemon juice, and crushed mint leaves

mix grated cucumber, lemon juice and mint leaves diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Combine the grated cucumber, lemon juice, and crushed mint leaves
  • Grate ½ of a cucumber into a container.
  • Add 2 crushed mint leaves to it.
  • Squeeze in the fresh juice from ½ of a lemon.
  • Mix well.

Step 2. Apply the mask to refresh your skin in hot summer weather

apply the mask of diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Evenly spread out the face mask on your face using an applicator brush
  • Apply this refreshing mask on your face and neck using a cosmetic brush.
  • Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Rinse your face with cool water. Your skin will feel well-hydrated and refreshed.

Use this mask 2 or 3 times a month during the harsh summer months, or whenever required to treat a sunburn.

Method 5: Banana Face Mask

Being rich in essential nutrients and minerals like potassium and vitamins C and B6, bananas are a staple of any healthy vegan diet. And now, we will show you how to use these sweet tropical delights to make a moisturizing vegan face mask for a dry, dull and damaged skin.

We added small amounts of baking soda and organic turmeric powder to the recipe to combat oily skin and acne breakouts. All this makes this mask a perfect match for those who have combination skin and also suffer from recurring bouts of acne.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types

  • Banana (nourishes and hydrates skin) – 1
  • Baking soda (absorbs oil and gently exfoliates) – 1 teaspoon
  • Organic turmeric powder (antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory) – ½ teaspoon

Step 1. Chop and mash a ripe banana

chop and mash a ripe banana to make diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Whip a ripe banana to pulp
  • Peel and chop 1 ripe banana.
  • Mash the pieces into a fine pulp.

Step 2. Mix in turmeric powder and baking soda

mix turmeric powder and baking soda to make diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Put turmeric and baking soda to the banana pulp
  • Add ½ teaspoon of organic turmeric powder to the mashed banana pulp.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda as well.
  • Mix well.

Step 3. Apply the mask at least twice a week to deal with acne breakouts

apply the diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
With the help of an applicator brush apply the pack on your face
  • Using a cosmetic brush, apply the paste all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water and gently pat dry your face.

Use this DIY vegan mask 2 or 3 times a week on a regular basis to keep acne in check and prevent breakouts.

Method 6: Cocoa & Coffee Face Mask

People often mistake a vegan lifestyle for a Spartan lifestyle. In reality, it is a very healthy way of living and is replete with nature’s bounties. For the non-vegans out there who think veganism means giving up cappuccinos and chocolate, think again. Also, it doesn’t mean you have to give up milk. Healthy milk substitutes like almond, coconut and soy milk have changed the scenario for the better.

Since coffee and cocoa are now part of the vegan diet, you can also use them to make a DIY face mask to get a radiant and younger-looking skin. Just add some ground oatmeal flour and coconut milk to make a luxurious mask that will rejuvenate your skin.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make the diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types

  • Ground coffee beans (brightens skin) – 1 tablespoon
  • Cocoa powder (repairs skin) – 1 tablespoon
  • Ground oatmeal (soothes and nourishes skin) – 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut milk (moisturizes and nourishes skin) – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine the four ingredients

combine the ingredients to make the diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Gather all the ingredients in one mixing bowl
  • Put 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder.
  • Pour in just enough coconut milk to make a smooth paste.

Step 2. Mix well & apply the mask to enjoy radiant skin

mix and apply the diy homemade vegan face masks for all skin types
Blend all the ingredients well and apply on the face
  • Mix the ingredients well.
  • Apply the face mask using a cosmetic brush.
  • Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse your face with lukewarm water.

Use this skin-enhancing face mask once or twice a week to replenish and rejuvenate your skin.

Method 7: Baking Soda & Orange Juice Scrub

This last recipe in the list of DIY homemade vegan face masks for all skin types shows how to make a vegan scrub using baking soda to gently exfoliate your skin and orange juice that works to tighten your skin and pores.

Note: As baking soda is an exfoliant and orange juice contains citric acid, this DIY scrub may slightly irritate your skin. We recommend that you do a patch test before proceeding with a full-scale application. Just dab some of the paste on the inner side of your elbow, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and see how it suits you.

Things you’ll need:

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things you'll need to make DIY vegan face masks

  • Baking soda (gently exfoliates) – 2 tablespoons
  • Orange juice, freshly squeezed (tightens skin) – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Mix baking soda and orange juice

mix baking soda with orange juice to make diy vegan face masks
Blend both the ingredients
  • Put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a container and add enough fresh orange juice to make a paste.
  • Mix them well.

Step 2. Use the scrub to cleanse and tighten your skin

scrub your face with the mask to use DIY vegan face masks
Smear the scrub on your face and exfoliate
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply a thin layer of this blend over your entire face.
  • Keep it on until it dries completely.
  • Splash just enough water on your face to dampen the mask, then gently exfoliate by rubbing your fingers all over your face in circular motions.
  • Rinse your face with cool water and gently pat dry your skin.
  • Apply a natural toner, such as witch hazel.

Use this DIY vegan scrub at least once a week to tighten and deeply cleanse your skin.

Tips

  • Always tie your hair back before applying a face mask. Otherwise, you’ll have a devil of a time getting the hardened mask out of your hair.
  • It is always best to apply these masks over a sink to collect the drippings and avoid creating a mess.
  • If you are interested in more DIY homemade vegan face masks for all skin types, with respect to veganism, you can learn how to make almond milk at home or other types of lactose-free milk. In fact, you can go one step further and learn how to make vegan mayonnaise.
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