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Be Well.

A health and wellness blogazine for Auburn University Students. 

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Face Masks

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Face Masks

Looking for effective face masks that won’t break the bank?

Check out these five masks made with ingredients found in your own kitchen cabinet!


For clearing up acne

This delicious smelling combo makes for a fantastic face mask and is meant to clear up any acne you have. Your face will feel amazing and will look even better over time. And did I mention how amazing it smells?

  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon 
  1. Combine honey and cinnamon and mix together well.
  2. Apply to face, leave on for 10-15 minutes, and voila!

For clearing up blackheads

This blackhead-clearing face mask requires a little more effort than the others, but it is completely worth it. 

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Combine coconut oil with baking soda
  2. Apply to your face — but instead of letting this mask rest on your face, continue to gently rub it on your face for 10-15 minutes.
  • Hint: Blackheads tend to pop up in your t-zone, so try to focus your rubbing in that area.

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For shrinking pores

I know, it sounds gross. But this goopy mask works wonders when it comes to shrinking your pores.

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg (whites)
  1. Separate one egg white and add it to a tablespoon of honey
  2. Mix well and apply to your face
  3. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, and rinse to see your new tiny pores!
  • Hint: Since this mask is a little runnier than most, consider using a paintbrush to apply it.

For repairing skin damage

If you thought the honey-cinnamon mask smelled good, just wait until you make this beauty. Made for repairing skin damage, this mask was by far my favorite. This mask feels soothing on and makes your skin feel even better after.

  • Ground coffee
  • Cocoa powder
  • Milk
  1. Mix equal parts ground coffee and cocoa powder
  2. Add just enough milk to form a paste
  3. Leave it on for half an hour and rinse off with warm water

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For reducing redness, swelling and acne scars

This simple mask serves as a three-in-one: working to reduce redness, swelling, and even diminish the appearance of acne scars. Bonus: this mask smells amazing too.

  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Combine honey, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well
  2. Apply to your face and let it sit for 30 minutes

Loved the results from these masks? Have a recipe of your own? Let us know in the comments below, or tell us on social media @AuburnCampusRec.

Be well, Auburn.


Photography: Abby C. and Michelle M.

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