Beauty DIY: 6 Coconut Oil Face Masks

Coconut oil is one of the best natural skin care products out there. The benefits of coconut oil are plentiful - from skin care to hair care. So why is coconut oil so great for the skin? Coconut oil contains antibacterial properties and is an exceptional moisturizer making it a great base for your DIY face masks.

Here are 6 DIY coconut oil face mask recipes for you to try that are sure to leave your skin soft, supple and radiant:

1. Oatmeal Coconut Face Mask for Blemish Prone Skin

Coconut Oil is a great choice to help blemish prone skin because of its antibacterial properties. This face mask is great because the Oatmeal works to soothe inflamed skin by restoring its natural pH balance.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tbsp. Advanced Clinicals Coconut Oil
  2. 3 tbsp. oatmeal
  3. Warm water

Procedure:

  1. Put oatmeal in a bowl and pour in enough warm water to create a paste-like consistency.
  2. Mix the coconut oil in with the oatmeal and mix well.
  3. Apply the mixture to your face, and exfoliate your skin by gently rubbing in a circular motion.
  4. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse with cool water and dry your face with a clean towel.

2. Lemon, Yogurt & Coconut Oil Face Mask For Oily Skin

This face mask works to nourish and hydrate your skin while also working to protect your skin from environmental damage and aging. It is a great choice for oily skin as it gently exfoliates to deep clean your pores.

Ingredients:

  1. ½ tbsp. Advanced Clinicals Coconut Oil
  2. ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  3. 1 tbsp. yogurt

Procedure:

  1. Mix coconut oil, lemon and yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Apply a thick coat to your clean face and wait 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with warm water and dry your face with a clean towel.

3. Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Mask For Blackheads

This face mask acts like a cleanser, getting rid of dirt and dead skin from your pores while helping to brighten your skin.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tbsp. Advanced Clinicals Coconut Oil
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda

Procedure:

  1. Mix 1 tbsp. coconut oil with 1 tsp. baking soda to form a paste.
  2. Apply directly to your skin focusing on areas where blackheads are more common - nose, chin etc. 
  3. Rub gently with your fingers in a circular motion for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Wash the mask off with cold water and pat your face dry with a clean towel.

4. Honey, Green Tea & Coconut Oil Face Mask For Radiant Skin

This combination of antioxidant rich Green Tea, soothing Coconut Oil, Lemon and detoxifying Honey will leave your skin feeling moisturized and radiant.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tsp. Advanced Clinicals Coconut Oil
  2. 2 tbsp. honey
  3. 1 tbsp. green tea leaves (or about ½ the amount of leaves that come in 1 tea bag) 
  4. 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Procedure:

  1. Mix  honey, coconut oil, lemon juice and green tea leaves in a bowl. This can be done with a fork or a whisk, just make sure it is thoroughly mixed together and that the coconut oil is not separating.
  2. Using your finger or a cotton swab spread the mixture evenly on your face.
  3. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

5. Coconut Oil and Turmeric Mask to Lighten Skin

The combination of Coconut Oil and Turmeric help with skin discoloration by evening out your skin tone. It also works to hydrate and moisturize your skin to help fight fine lines and wrinkles. 

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tbsp. Advanced Clinicals Coconut Oil
  2. 1 pinch turmeric

Procedure:

  1. Mix coconut oil and turmeric together in a bowl.
  2. Apply to your clean face and leave on for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse your face with cold water.
  4. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.

6. Anti-Aging Mask With Coconut Oil & Avocado

Avocado and Coconut Oil both work to hydrate and nourish your skin, protecting it from premature aging and leaving you with soft, supple skin. Avocado also protects against free radicals, slowing down the aging process.

Ingredients:

  1. ¼ ripe avocado
  2. 1 tbsp. Advanced Clinicals Coconut Oil
  3. ½ tsp. nutmeg

Procedure:

  1. Remove the skin from the avocado and mash it with a fork or spoon.
  2. Mix in the nutmeg and coconut oil to form a paste.
  3. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with cold water.
  5. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.

With this one simple oil, you can help deal with a bunch of skincare concerns all in the comfort of your home. Try any one of the recipes above using Advanced Clinicals Coconut Oil and you’ll be sure to see a more clean, radiant, and ageless complexion.