My Favourite DIY Facemask (Soothing, Good For Acne, Hydrating But No Oil!)

Hello, friends! If you’re a regular user of Pinterest, or at all interested in skincare, you’ll probably remember the massive boom that DIY beauty hacks had a few years ago. And, if you were unfortunate enough to try them, you’ll also remember that pretty much none of them worked. Some were actually rather awful (like putting lemon on your face) and some were just ineffective.

I’m really not out here trying to convince you to make DIY beauty products that are going to end up costing you more in ingredients than just buying the damn product . . . and do sweet fuck all for your face. However, much like my Favourite Infused Water Recipe, today I am going to make myself a hypocrite with my exception to the rule: the one DIY face mask I completely stand by.

I like to use this when my skin needs a ‘lil radiance boost, but I don’t want to dry it out using something like a clay mask. It’s a good Sunday morning-go-to when you’ve abused your face (and liver) the night before.

You Will Need:


If you really want to pack a punch, you can use Manuka Honey. Manuka honey is medical grade honey that can actually be used medicinally for its healing properties. (Hence why it’s a little bit more expensive.)

Nelson Honey Manuka Honey30+ 250 grams

Manuka Honey – Amazon UK – £9.91

Manuka Honey – Amazon US – $19.99

Aloe Vera

We already know how amazing Aloe Vera is for our faces, even just as a moisturiser, so who’s even surprised that it makes a great face mask? Not me. I personally recommend this massive bottle of Aloe from Amazon; it’s massively cost efficient and it lasts forever. (Which is great if, like me, you enjoy using Aloe Vera as a moisturiser.)

Aloe Vera Gel – Amazon UK – £8

Banana Boat Aloe Vera Sun Burn Relief Sun Care After Sun Gel - 16 Ounce (Pack of 3)

Banana Boat Aloe Vera Gel (Pack Of 3) – Amazon US – $14.93

(Optional) A Few Drops of Salicylic Acid or Tea Tree Oil

If you want to really treat your acne with this mask, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil in . . . or tea tree oil’s bigger, harsher cousin: salicylic acid. The moisturising properties of the aloe and the honey will make sure the spot treatments aren’t too harsh.

And that’s it! Nothing that will clog up your pores, nothing that can cause acne and nothing even remotely offensive. This mask is full of facial goodness!

The Benefits Of This Mask:

We’re going to split the benefits for this mask up into two categories – the benefits of the mask overall and the benefits of its individual ingredients.


  • Soothing for your skin
  • Non-clogging; doesn’t cause acne
  • Not harsh at all; perfect for all skin types
  • Improves skin condition
  • Helps to calm and fight acne


  • Acts as a moisturiser
  • Treats sunburn
  • Treats acne
  • Fights aging
  • Reduces scarring


  • Treats and prevents acne as it’s antibacterial
  • Full of anti-oxidants so prevents aging
  • Moisturising

You know that high-school joke about semen being good for your skin? Well, I imagine this face mask is what having a “facial” feels like. Feel free to not correct me if I’m wrong.

Okay, beautiful people, this was just a super quick post! I’ve been living for this mask on my days off and I just thought I would share the love! If you’re interested in beauty and skincare, make sure you’re following my Beauty & Skincare Pinterest board.

Have you ever tried this mask? Do you think you’d give it a go? Did you ever test out all those Pinterest DIY beauty hacks back in the days of 2014? (Ah, the good old days.) Let me know your thoughts down below!


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28 thoughts on “My Favourite DIY Facemask (Soothing, Good For Acne, Hydrating But No Oil!)”

  1. This seems like a really nice and refreshing mask for me. I bought a big pack of face masks about 2 months ago and for the first weeks I used them regularly but now I don’t do it anymore because it takes soooo long to wait until it’s dry and to wash it off. I’ll give your homemade version a crack. Might be better than the one I’ve been using. Great post! Xx

      1. Haha yeah it does. And I’m always so worried that I will get stains from it everywhere because I always get it in my hair and stuff. So annoying haha xx

    1. This sounds AMAZING! I will definitely be trying this. Bookmarking it now. I don’t do a lot of face-masks, but I do love anything with aloe in it- so this sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Mia!

      1. I’d honestly say give it a go – it’s great because you entirely control what you’re putting into it and what’s going on your face, so you can make it as gentle as you like 🙂 Thanks for reading! <

      2. Ooh I love using honey as a mask every once in a while (even if I have dry skin)! I’m sure the facemask you shared has a lot of benefits, especially for people with oily skin! 😀

      3. Yay! I love homemade face masks. They’ve actually proved to be a lot better than some of the ones I’ve bought. I’d love to try this on, however I honestly have no idea where to get aloe vera in Denmark. Guess I’ve just made myself a hunt… Such a lovely post Mia <33 xxx

      4. I used to make a honey & avocado mask for myself during my high school years! It was always fun to make and did wonders for my skin (: this mask sounds equally as awesome- thanks for sharing

      5. Honestly just reading the ingredients that go into this face mask makes my face feel all tingly and refreshed. I don’t normally use face masks – because I’m lazy lol – but I use witch hazel every single night and follow it up with coconut oil to moisturize. I wonder if witch hazel would help fight acne alongside this?? Or maybe it isn’t necessary since this particular face mask already contains tea tree oil?? I’m gonna give it a try!!
        Thanks for sharing this with us 🤗

      6. This sound so amazing! 😍 I always find face masks in the shops expensive so I have to try yours. Aloe Vera is really my favourite product ever. Thank you for sharing ❤

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