6 Simple DIY Face Masks You Can Make In Under 6 Minutes For The Perfect Winter Skin

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Come fall and the skin starts a dramatic journey spiraling towards dryness until it emerges unscathed in the sanctuary of moisturizers, toners and humectants. Though there are genuine herbal au natural alternatives available to fight the toxic chemicals present in large scale commercially manufactured cosmetic products, we waste no time here to give you 6 DIYs for the six simplest homemade facial masks that you can make in under six minutes to equip your skin for the winters. 

1. Cucumber and aloe vera gel to tighten skin pores and moisturize 

What do you need? 

  • Peeled cucumber 
  • 2 tbsp aloe vera gel

How to make it? 

Blend the cucumber and pour it into a small bowl. Add the aloe vera gel and mix it to make a thick consistent pasteApply it on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. 

Benefits of the facial mask

  • Moisturizes your skin deeply
  • Tightens the pores of your skin
  • Gives your skin a natural glow 

2. Banana, honey and oatmeal

What do you need for this? 

  • Ripe banana-half
  • Oatmeal- half a cup
  • Honey- one tablespoon

How to make it? 

  • Blend the ingredients into a paste. 
  • Apply it to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. 
  • After 15 minutes gently exfoliate your skin with the mask.
  • Massage your palm onto your skin in a circular motion in the chin to cheek direction. Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Pat it dry. 
  • Apply a moisturizer to the skin. Preferably one that is natural and rich in antioxidants that the skin needs during the winter like Shankara’s Balance Moisturizer.

Shankara’s Balance Moisturizer is scientifically advanced, nutrient rich, antioxidant cream stays true to its natural roots. Green tea and bitter orange help balance the skin.Supports natural renewal of skin
Stimulating and warming
Restores and maintains balance in skin
Rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants  

Benefits of the mask

  • Scrapes off the dry skin cells
  • Deep cleanses your skin
  • Removes clogged skin pores and excess sebum. 

3. Banana, yogurt and honey

What do you need? 

  • Ripe bananas- 2
  • Honey- 1 tablespoon
  • Yogurt- ½ cup

How to make it? 

  • Blend all the ingredients into a thick consistent paste.
  •  Apply it to your skin and let it sit for 20 minutes. 
  • Wash it off using warm water. 

Benefits of the mask

  • Honey is an excellent antiseptic and humectant
  • The combination helps tighten skin pores and maintain the balance of fibres responsible for maintaining skin tightness. 
  • Lactic acid in yogurt smoothes and softens the skin. 
  • Banana also affects oil control, is an effective moisturizer that is rich in potassium. 

4. Shankara’s Moisturizing Mask

What do we need? 

What if we tell you, you need to do nothing for this one. No blending, mixing, searching for essential oils or worrying about the proportions.

This perfectly natural moisturizing facial mask from the house of Shankara is a ready made blend mask that combines soothing honey, oat flour, and avocado oil. 


  • Avocado oil form the base for this hydrating, nourishing, moisturizing mask that leaves skin satiny smooth.
  • Fatigued skin is rejuvenated while the rich oils target dryness in mature skin for a younger, dewy glow.
  • Hydrating and nourishing
  • Will leave your skin satiny smooth and firm
  • Ideal to address skin dryness and for mature skin
  • Deeply nourishes and rejuvenates fatigued skin
  • Replenishes moisture and hydration
  • Gently stimulates circulation, warming

5. Avocado and Cocoa powder

What do you need? 

  • Avocado- 2
  • Raw honey- 1 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder- 2 tbsp

How to make it?

  •  Mash the avocados. 
  • Add the cocoa powder and honey to the bowl and whisk it. 
  • Apply a layer of the paste to your skin
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes. 
  • Wash it off gently with warm water.

Benefits of the mask

  • Reduces fine lines
  • Promotes skin tightness
  • Fights dryness
  • Exfoliates and removes dead skin cells
  • Cocoa is a storehouse of antioxidants that reduces oxidative stress. 
  • Fights skin dullness as cocoa repairs skin cells. 

 6. Avocado and milk

What do you need? 

  • Ripe avocado – 1
  • Milk- 1 tbsp

How to make it?

  •  Mash the ripe avocado
  • Blend it with the milk to make a fine paste
  • Apply it evenly to your skin
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse it off with cold water. 

Benefits of the mask

  • Raw milk gives you radiant skin
  • Rich in nutrients like calcium, potassium, Vitamins A and D along with proteins that the skin can drink up to look healthy and naturally glowing. 
  • Skin looks supple and soft
  • Avocado is also rich in antioxidants and vital minerals like potassium, iron, phosphorous, magnesium and copper.
  • Avocado also boosts production of collagen. 
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines. 

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