3 Plant-based Face Masks You Can Make at Home

3 Plant-based Face Masks You Can Make at Home

While eating the proper foods is key to glowing and healthy skin, don’t sleep on the idea of using your fridge to source ingredients for a topical treatment. Consider the kitchen your new day spa! 

Meet the DIY face masks that got the team through a long year of WFH:

Hydration + Soothing

Honey & Oats


Oatmeal has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and honey is a great humectant, meaning it hydrates the skin and locks in moisture. The optional lemon is rich in vitamin C, which is great for brightening and treating dark spots.

  1. Cook 1 serving of oatmeal. 
  2. Add 2 tbsp of honey to hot oatmeal (plus optional 1 tsp lemon for brightening) 
  3. Allow oatmeal to cool and apply to face  for 10-15 min
  4. Rinse off with lukewarm water 

Brightening + Glow

Papaya, Cacao & Aloe Vera

Packed with vitamins A, C, E, B1, 2, 3, 6, and 12, aloe vera soothes, hydrates, and plumps skin for a glowing complexion. Paired with exfoliating papaya and antioxidant-packed cacao, this trio will leave you with a beaming complexion.  

  1. Mash ¼ papaya in bowl 
  2. Mix in 1 tbsp cacao powder, and squeeze of aloe vera until paste-like consistency forms (it’s okay if there are lumps!)
  3. Apply thick layer to face and let sit for 10-15 min
  4. Rinse off with lukewarm water and a washcloth 

Clear + Texture

Banana, Citrus & Turmeric

4 powerhouse ingredients come together for a simple, but effective mask that targets congested pores, irritation, and dullness. Rich in vitamin A, bananas help restore the skin’s moisture and tone. The citrus works to brighten, the honey helps lock in moisture, and all the while turmeric fights stubborn pigmentation and inflammation.

  1. Mash banana with a fork 
  2. Mix in 1 tbsp honey, ½ tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice  
  3. For smoothest consistency, you may blend the ingredients
  4. Massage on the face and leave on for a minimum of 5 minute before rinsing off. 


So there you have it! DIY face masks to level up your WFH morning routine. Let your skin heal over morning coffee or inbox maintenance while basking in the knowledge that nature’s remedies are always the answer for your skin and your wallet.

Something to store your mask in

Food Containers

Say goodbye to mom’s old takeout containers and hello to INKA’s patent-pending InvisiSeal technology. We spent 3 years designing the last set of Food Containers you’ll ever need, for both at-home food storage and meals on-the-go. Yep, microwavable and dishwasher-safe too

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