Crazy DIY Skin Masks That Really Work: The Best At-Home Recipes To Try Now

Winter skin can leave us singing the blues, but you don't have to go far to turn that tune around.

Head to the pantry for some of nature's best cures for acne, oiliness and dull skin. We've cooked up these easy-to-mimic recipes with ingredients you already have laying around including honey, oatmeal, coffee and lemon. Read on to learn about these crazy concoctions that actually work.

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Zit-Zapper Oatmeal Mask


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Oatmeal is not just a great breakfast—it's an even more fantastic face mask! Oatmeal is as an anti-inflammatory. It's also great for the acne-prone because it acts like a mini vacuum, sucking up oil on your skin.

There are dozens of effective recipes for oatmeal masks but our favorite honey, yogurt and oatmeal combo really packs a punch. Honey is a natural anti-bacterial moisturizer and yogurt contains good-for-you probiotics that can also do wonders on your skin. Mix equal parts of all three ingredients into a paste, place on your skin for 15 minutes and wash off.


#Nomnom Brown Sugar & Coconut Oil Mask

Coconut oil

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For a mask so yummy you'll want to lick it off, try this brown sugar and coconut oil concoction. The large sugar granules have a rugged texture that's great for exfoliating skin.

Mix equal parts brown sugar and coconut oil and scrub your face using a light touch for 2-3 minutes. Rinse off for immediate glowing skin.


The Perky Coffee Mask

Starbuck's coffee beans

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Think Starbucks is only for your morning cup of joe? Think again and add coffee beans to your bedtime ritual. Coffee masks are popular because of their versatility.

Rub a coffee and milk paste mixture on your face in a circular motion for exfoliation or mix coffee and olive oil and leave on the face for 5-7 minutes for hydration. Our favorite is an oil-reducing face paste made by mixing two tablespoons of coffee with the juice of one lemon.


The "Plug Your Nose" Vinegar Mask For Hair and Face

Apple Cider Vinegar

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One whiff of apple cider vinegar is enough to make most well-intentioned beauty aficionados run the other way. Nevertheless, its benefits are worth plugging your nose! Vinegar is very inexpensive and can be used as a tightening mask.

Simply start with a clean face and prepare a rinse of equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Place the solution on your face and let it dry naturally. As a bonus, you can use the leftover solution on your hair as a rinse. This particular vinegar will strip your hair of any residue left over by styling products while providing a fantastic shine.


Honey Bear Acne-Buster

Honey bear jar

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If acne is your woe, honey will be your best friend. Grab your bear bottle and squeeze out three teaspoons of honey and mix with ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Honey's natural antibacterial properties help combat your breakouts and clear your skin. This mask can be used two to three times every week for best results.


Now that you've heard the amazing benefits of simple kitchen products, are you ready for another DIY? Click HERE to learn to make your own DIY bath bombs.