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It’s National Healthy Skin Month—and it couldn’t come at a better time. Come November, temps tend to go from crisp fall to winter’s chill in the blink of an eye. And this drastic change can take a serious toll on your complexion. Taking the time to give your skin the TLC it needs (and deserves) will reward you with a clear, radiant complexion. And while our vanity and medicine cabinet certainly are stocked with all manner of lotions, mists, oils, serums, and sheet masks, when it comes to those ooey gooey, slather ‘em on sort of masks, there’s something deeply satisfying about whipping it up yourself.

And whether you’re struggling with blemishes, dryness, or just want to restore that coveted youthful glow, there’s a DIY recipe for all your skincare woes. Plus, it’s basically an excuse to have your own at-home spa day. And who doesn’t want that? Added bonus: Making a mask part of your weekly ritual is great way to care for your skin and soothe any pre-holiday stress. The homemade masks ahead are just what the doctor—specifically the dermatologist—ordered. Now, all that’s left to do is turn down the lights, slip into some cozy jammies, and pour yourself a cup of tea (or vino if your prefer). Now, that’s a night well spent.

Matcha Green Tea Mask

Matcha is one of the buzziest skincare ingredients—and for good reason. It delivers a bevy of antioxidant and brightening benefits. Want skin so flawless it’ll make others green with envy? Mix it with honey, cinnamon, and sandalwood essential oil.

Get the recipe on Hello Glow.

 
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Charcoal Mask

Clogged pores? Blackheads? Charcoal and bentonite clay are purifying powerhouses. When activated with liquid (in this case, apple cider vinegar), they act like a magnet, binding to dirt, oil, bacteria, and impurities, and drawing them out of the skin.

Get the how-to on Catching Seeds.

 
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Honey Rose Mask

The therapeutic boon of rose petals extend well beyond a restorative bath. Winter wreaking havoc on your skin? Give dullness and dryness the one-two punch with rose petals (rich in vitamin C and E), and healing honey.

Get the how-to on Tattooed Martha.

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Coffee Mud Mask

Proof that you can whip up a spa-worthy treatment with ingredients you already have in your home. This clarifying mask stars detoxifying bentonite clay, exfoliating coffee grounds, toning apple cider vinegar, and antibacterial tea tree essential oil.

Get the how-to on Our Holly Days.

 
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Oatmeal Honey Mask

Anyone prone to sensitivity, dryness, and even acne needs a little more oatmeal in their life, specifically their skincare routine. The soothing and moisturizing abilities of this beloved breakfast staple date all the way back to 2,000 BC! And when mixed with coconut oil and honey, it forms a wonderfully nourishing mask.

Get the how-to on A Cultivated Nest.

 
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Papaya Enzyme Mask

A tropical treat for your skin, this fresh fruit mask is loaded with vitamins A, C, and E, enzymes, antioxidants, and alpha-hydroxy acids that gently exfoliate dead skin cells, rejuvenate, boost radiance, and even tone. And freezing the leftovers for later is so clever. How have we never thought of that?  

Get the how-to on Hello Glow.

 
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Spirulina Honey Mask

Algae on your face? Yes! Spirulina—one of the most nutrient-dense superfood on the planet—packed with protein, minerals, vitamins, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), and antioxidants to neutralize free radicals, fight inflammation, and combat the signs of aging.

Get the how-to on Kale & Caramel.

 
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Pumpkin Seed and Rosewater Mask

Talk about a dream team! Pumpkin seeds, rosewater, honey, and clay come together to purify, brighten, and hydrate skin. The best part? It’s gentle enough for all skin types—even sensitive.

Get the how-to on Catching Seeds.

 
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Turmeric Mask

There’s a reason honey and turmeric have been a mainstay in skincare regimens around the world for centuries, they’re two of the most powerful anti-inflammatory and healing ingredients on the planet. If you have sensitive skin, this one’s for you!

Get the how-to on Hello Glow.

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