How To Make Homemade Facial Peel Masks (Quick & Easy DIY)

Have you ever used a facial peel mask but want something that is more natural?

Would you like to make a facial peel mask at home that is effective and easy to make?

Today we tell you how to use a facial peel mask the right way and how it is different from regular face masks. We also talk about what added benefits you get when you use a homemade facial peel mask instead of using one that you buy at the store.

Make sure to read our 3 DIY facial peel masks to know what ingredients you can use and how you can make it quickly and easily at home.

What is a facial peel mask? How is it used? 

Facial peel masks are similar to a regular facial mask, but often come in a gel like consistency which dries out so that you can peel it off your face. These are most effective in getting rid of the blackheads and whiteheads you have on the surface of your skin and also reduce signs of hyperpigmentation.

How to use:

If you have never used a facial peel mask before, try and follow these steps:

homemade face peeling mask
  • 1
    Clean your face using a gentle cleanser.
  • 2
    Steam your face, so that it helps your pores to open up. This will help the facial peel mask work more effectively. You can do this by putting boiling water in a pan and taking your face close to it in such a way that the steam reaches your face.
  • 3
    Now apply the facial peel mask on your face and make sure to spread it out evenly. Avoid taking it too close to your eyes or lips.
  • 4
    Once you have applied the first layer, apply another layer so that it is a thick mask that will be easier for you to peel off.
  • 5
    Let it sit on the face till it is completely dry.
  • 6
    Gently peel it off from the outer areas of your face, pulling it towards one side.
  • 7
    Wash your face with water to remove any bits that may still be on your face.

What sets a facial peel mask apart from other types of face masks?

A facial mask that needs to be peeled off the face, in other words, a facial peel mask, contains almost all the same ingredients as the face masks. But the fact that they have to be peeled off is what makes them more effective.

homemade face peeling masks
  • A facial peel mask will first remove the dirt and pollution from the surface of your skin by removing the outermost layer of the skin.
  • This will help the smoother texture of the next layer of your skin to come up to the surface.
  • This can be very effective for those who suffer from pigmentation, can reduce the pore size and also help to smoothen out any fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Some of these facial peel masks also help to deeply hydrate your skin while they are kept on.

A face mask, on the other hand, works on the topmost layer of your skin to remove the pollutants and also offers deep hydration to your skin. It does not remove the topmost layer of your skin.

3 benefits your skin can gain from using a facial peel mask?

1. Detoxify the skin: 

homemade facial peel mask

Peel off masks can help to detoxify the skin by removing the outermost layer of the skin, and removing the dirt, pollution and other traces of debris.

2. Purifying results: 

Because it removes the outermost layer, a peel off mask helps to bring out the smoother and cleaner layer of skin that is lying at the bottom. This makes your skin look clearer.

diy facial peel mask

3. Brightening effect: 

Once the impurities are removed and the new layer of skin is on the surface, your skin will look brighter and more radiant. It also helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

3 DIY Facial Peel Masks You Can Make At Home

Here are 3 easy recipes to make your very own homemade face peeling masks.

1. Egg mask to remove blackheads

What you need:

  • 1 egg
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Tissue paper

How to make and use:

  • 1
    Crack the egg and add the lemon juice and the olive oil.
  • 2
    Beat it all together till the texture is soft and everything has mixed in well.
  • 3
    Clean your face before you apply the mask.
  • 4
    Apply the mix all over your face using a brush or even with your hands.
  • 5
    Tear up the tissue paper and place it all over your face so that the mix stays in place. Apply another layer of the mask.
  • 6
    Let it dry.
  • 7
    Peel off the mask by holding the tissue papers and pulling them off the skin. Wash with water.

2. Milk and honey mask for deep cleansing

What you need:

  • Half tbsp. of milk
  • Half tbsp. of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. of honey

How to make:

  • 1
    Add the three ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together.
  • 2
    Now pour this mix in a shallow pan and heat it over medium heat.
  • 3
    Keep stirring till it turns into a thick consistency that you will easily be able to apply on the face.
  • 4
    Remove it from heat and let it cool down to a temperature that it is still warm.
  • 5
    Take a brush and apply the mix to your clean face.
  • 6
    Make sure to apply it liberally over those areas where you can notice any blemishes, acne spots, scarring and pigmentation.
  • 7
    Let it sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Scrub it off and wash with regular water.

3. Milk and honey mask to brighten up the face

What you need:

  • 1 tbsp. of gelatin or agar powder
  • 2 tbsp. steamed milk
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • Half of a freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. vitamin E oil (optional)
  • 5 to 10 drops of lavender oil (optional)

How to make:

  • 1
    Add the gelatin or agar powder and milk in a bowl and mix them well to form the base.
  • 2
    Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • 3
    Clean your face and apply the mix all over the face using a brush for ease of application.
  • 4
    Avoid applying near the eye and lip area.
  • 5
    Apply liberally around the nose and chin area as it can also help to remove all the blackheads and whiteheads.
  • 6
    Let it sit for about half an hour till it has completely dried off.
  • 7
    Now start pulling at it from one side and pull it away from your skin and towards the other side.
  • 8
    All the impurities on the surface of your skin will stick to the mask and come off.
  • 9
    Wash your face with regular water and pat dry.

What are the top 3 advantages of using a homemade facial peel mask over a store-bought one?

  • A homemade facial peel mask is uses only use natural ingredients that will not be harsh on the skin.
  • These are also very cost effective because most ingredients will be available at home.

You can easily make these and use even when you do not have access to immediately buying a facial peel mask from the store.


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