It can be fun to put together your own spa day at home with a couple of friends or while you watch a good Netflix movie. There are tons of good natural skin care recipes available on the internet for you to try out. We have added two recipes for you to try out that all include readily available ingredients that you can find in any health food store.

2 Do-It-At-Home Face Mask Recipes with only Natural Ingredients

Face Mask to Reduce Appearance of Lines

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 1 lemon

Blend the egg yolk and jojoba oil. Squeeze the lemon and add the juice to the blend. Massage into the skin and leave for 20 minutes. Remove with cold water.

(Recipe is borrowed from The Lemon Juice Diet by Theresa Cheung)

Face Mask for Dry Skin

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 lemons

Mash the banana and blend with the rest of the ingredients, except the lemons, into a smooth paste. Apply to skin and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with the juice of 2 lemons added to 1 liter (1 ¾ pints) of warm water.

(Recipe is borrowed from The Lemon Juice Diet by Theresa Cheung)

1 Do-It-At-Home Full Facial Treatment with only Natural Ingredients

To do an effective full facial, there are usually a few steps to take. First you need to cleanse the outer skin and unclog the pores, so the skin is ready to have toxicity pulled out, then you move on to exfoliation to remove any remaining dead skin cells, the final round is to tighten up the skin and close the pores again. You can finish it off with a massage at the end to stimulate blood circulation and that alone can make your skin look healthier and more youthful.

Suggested steps for your next facial at home:

  • Cleansing (of the outer skin and unclogging of pores)
  • Detoxification
  • Exfoliation
  • Tightening (and close the pores)
  • Massage (to stimulate blood circulation)

Remember when you do a facial to always use gentle movements on the skin on the face and wash your hands to avoid traces of dirt and natural oils to taint the process.

When using skincare products from the shelf, it’s a good strategy to know what your skin type is, so you don’t purchase something that will damage your skin type. You can consult with an Esthetician or some department stores will offer free facials or consultations as part of their marketing. It’s worth while taking advantage of these opportunities, if you are not ready to see an Esthetician. With all natural food ingredients like the ones used in Melissa’s recipe, every skin type should be fine, unless you have any allergies to any of the foods.

Melissa’s All Round Natural Food Facial (1 hr and 15 minutes)


  1. Prepare with a Steam bath:
    • Boil some water and put it in a bowl, use a towel to cover your head completely around the bowl (stay for about 5 min)
    • Opens up the pores and helps remove the toxins trapped below the skin
  2. Pull out toxicity from the skin:
    • Rub and massage honey gently into the skin of the face and neck
    • Leave honey on the skin for 20 min
    • Wash off with warm water
  3. Exfoliate the skin*:
    • Grind oats to make a paste with water
    • Scrub the skin gently with the paste
    • Apply the paste on the skin and leave it on for 20 min
    • Wash if off with warm water
  4. Tighten the skin:
    • Whisk 1-2 egg whites (approx. 1 egg per face) to a foamy texture
    • Apply it on your face and neck and leave it for 20 min
  5. Finish facial by washing the egg whites off with cold water

*A more elaborate alternative to the oats scrub is to use Diatomaceous earth

Mix the following ingredients into a paste and use it to scrub the skin:
  • Food grade Diatomaceous earth (2 tablespoons)
  • Liquefied Coconut oil (1/2 tablespoon)
  • Baking soda (1/2 teaspoon)

Scrub and massage gently into the skin before rinsing it off with warm water.