DIY Beauty Treatments at Home

By Carolyn Stine March 28, 2019 

This is how you can DIY your beauty game with all of the goods from your own kitchen.

So, here’s a true story for you. We recently found ourselves at the end of our beloved bottle of Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial mask, and we weren’t quite sure what to do with ourselves. Sephora seemed desperately far away, and online ordering just wouldn’t cut it in terms of instant gratification. In short, we were in need of a quick fix. So we did what we did best in times of need… we started rummaging around in the kitchen.

We’d heard urban legends of people whipping up face masks in their own kitchens, but had never dared to go down that Google rabbithole. Well, in our time of need, you best believe that we did. And in doing so, we started thinking more about how we can up our beauty game using the DIY factor. Since that fateful moment, we’ve been doing research and culling together the best and the brightest in the DIY skincare and haircare game, all made from ingredients that we already have in our own kitchens (hello, avocados are a 365 staple). Not only are we saving money, but we are nourishing our skin and hair with something that we make ourselves, and with ingredients that we know and can pronounce. We figure, at the end of the day, we put so much thought and care into what goes into our bodies, why not pour that same loving energy into what goes onto our skin and in our hair?

And so, the Bashed guide to DIY beauty treatments was born. Not only are these recipes good enough to eat, but they are good enough to share. We love whipping up a few batches when we have our girlfriends over for wine on a Friday night just as much as we love making this part of our solo Sunday night ritual. Read on for our DIY beauty treatments that are good enough to eat.

DIY Beauty Treatments | Avocado Mask

For The Face

Winter Hydrating Mask

Let’s face it (pun intended), despite all of our efforts to moisturize, sometimes the winter chill gets the best of our skin, leaving it positively parched at this time of the year. Enter: this ultra-hydrating face mask, which is a game-changer with just three ingredients. The avocado provides rich nourishment, the honey is a humectant (read: it helps your skin to retain moisture), and the oats have calming properties.



- 1/2 Avocado (save the other half for breakfast)

- 1 tablespoon of honey

- A handful of oats or oat bran


Time frame: Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing.

(Credit: Elle Magazine)


Coffee Exfoliating Mask

The “once in a while” rule for exfoliation is officially a thing of the past - it should absolutely be a part of your regular skincare routine. We love using this mask once a week for removing those dead skin cells, softening our skin, and improving circulation.



- 1/2 cup coffee ground

- 1/2 cup brown sugar

- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


Time frame: Massage into face for 20 seconds, then leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing.

(Credit: Sio Beauty)


Strawberry Mask for Oily Skin

Little known fact: strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid (also known as, the ingredient in most over the counter zit creams). This ingredient helps to dissolve the dead skin cells clogging your pores, and the lactic acid in the yogurt will also help to tighten your pores too. Use fresh strawberries when they’re in season, but don’t hesitate to use the frozen ones normally reserved for your smoothies during the off-season as well (just remember to thaw them first).



- 1/4 cup strawberries

- 1/4 cup plain yogurt


Time frame: Leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing.

(Credit: Live About)

DIY Beauty Treatments | Honey Hair Mask

For The Hair

Scalp Soothing Mask

We’re not gonna lie, we have a big old girl crush on Priyanka Chopra. So when we saw that she did a video for Vogue about the hair mask that she whips up in her own kitchen, we knew that we had to try it. This mask wards off scalp flakiness and irritation with plain yogurt, which is a natural anti-fungal, and also has an egg for protein and a little bit of honey for moisture.



- 1 egg

- Plain, full fat yogurt

- 1 teaspoon honey


Time frame: Leave on for 30 minutes then rinse in shower.

(Credit: Elle Magazine)


Moisturizing Banana Mask

Add some almond butter and this mask is as good as breakfast! The one-two punch of the fiber, vitamins, and protein in the banana plus the rich-in-antioxidants honey makes this mask easy, heavenly-smelling, and oh-so-effective. Make sure to blend these ingredients in a blender before applying so there are no chunks, which will make rinsing it out even easier.



- 1 banana

- Spoonful of honey


Time frame: Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse in shower.

(Credit: Organic Spa Magazine)


Deep Conditioning Mask

Even though the blow dryer, straighter, and curling iron are our constant powder room companions, they can also be incredibly damaging to our luscious locks. Consider this mask your highway to deep moisturization. It’s perfect to use after you shower and wash your hair, and you can even put your hair up in a shower cap with the mask on to help it penetrate even more deeply for extra nourishment.



- 1 soft avocado

- 1/2 cup coconut milk

- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


Time frame: Leave on for an hour before rinsing.

(Credit:The Makings of NK)

DIY Beauty Treatments At Home

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  • Emilia says:

    Love the DYI facials!

  • Carolyn Stine

    A party without cake is just a meeting.

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