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3 easy overnight homemade face mask recipes

3 easy overnight homemade face mask recipes

Is your busy schedule overwhelming at times and keeping you from getting your beauty sleep or having your skin look its best? Well, it’s time to take care of you. We love mixing up a quick overnight face mask, or sleep facial as some call it, with ingredients we usually have at home. It’s great to help you relax before falling asleep on a silky-soft bamboo sateen pillow.

In general, humans have an average of 40 layers of skin that traps dirt and bacteria as we go about our daily activities. To get the most out of your beauty sleep, take time to pamper your skin before bed with any of these easy-to-make, natural, homemade all night mask recipes. Whether your skin is dry, oily, or mixed, we’ve got a DIY facial mask for you. *Note: Cover your pillow with a towel to avoid the homemade facial from getting on your sheets during the night.

Before your homemade overnight face mask

We know how tempting it is to go to bed without removing makeup or grime from the day. Always cleanse your face. Cosmetics and creams can clog pores and cause oil buildup, leading to acne, redness, and irritation. Even if you never wear makeup, everyday dirt and grime have pore-clogging effects. 

Avoid using face washes with harsh skin-sloughing exfoliants or ones that have synthetic fragrances or over-drying ingredients like benzoyl peroxide. 

Instead, try a moisturizing, gentle option. Preferably an organic, plant-based one with no nasty chemicals! 

Overnight face mask for your skin type

#1. Oats & Honey Face Mask (All Skin Types)

  • 2 Teaspoons Oats
  • 2 Teaspoons Honey

Mix oats and honey, leave the mixture to rest for 5 minutes until the oats soften. Then, mash the oats and mix well before applying an even layer on your face. 

Leave the overnight face mask on the entire night as it will work to replenish moisture and repair your skin from damage done by daily exposure to free radicals.


#2. Lemon & Milk Cream Face Mask (Dry – Normal Skin)

  • 1 Teaspoon Dairy Cream
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Lemon Juice

Mix dairy cream and lemon juice well. Apply an even layer of the mixture to your face. 

Leave the overnight face mask on all night and wash it off with warm water the next morning. As cream contains natural fatty acids, it helps to moisturize your skin. In contrast, the lemon juice helps to tone and lighten your complexion. It may also help with fading minor facial scars if used regularly.


#3. Hemp Milk Face Mask (Oily Skin)

  • 2 Teaspoons Hemp Milk
  • 2 – 3 Drops Lavender or Sandalwood Oil
  • 1 Cotton Ball

Mix hemp milk with your preferred oil. Wash your face thoroughly, and then dip the cotton ball into the hemp milk solution and gently massage on your face.

Leave the solution on your face overnight. You can wash it off when it’s completely dried before you sleep or in the morning when you wake up. 

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This overnight face mask can be used daily, as milk is a natural oil-free cleanser that helps reduce the accumulation of oil and sebum in the skin.

*Note: If oily skin occurs only in the T-zone area, you can repeat the mask on the T-zone area up to 2-3 times a day.


These natural DIY overnight face masks are great for skin and include no harmful chemicals, so they’re gentle on your face. Like with anything you put on your skin, if you feel uncomfortable tingling or burning, remove the mask right away. If you have combination, dry and oily skin, mix two skin appropriate homemade facial masks and apply each mask to the area that needs an extra dose of love.

Kind and gentle on your skin. Kind and gentle on our planet.


Pro Tip: Water & good night sleep

Have you ever noticed that you look less vibrant when you don’t get enough sleep and maybe even a little older? That’s because your body needs deep relaxation to combat inflammation and restore its natural state. In addition to drinking water to stay hydrated, try our thermo-regulating sheet sets to help you stay the optimal temperature all night long.

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  • This is great info! I loved the idea of using Essential Oils. But don’t you need to dilute them?
    Can you please let me know)
    I am using the mask with potato juice for oily/acne prone skin and I also love the results!

    Wishing you a great day!

    • Hi Irina,

      Thanks for you message! You only need to add a couple of drops of the sandalwood or lavender oil to the other ingredients which should dilute it. If you want to add a different oil definitely check to see if there are any health warnings and follow instructions to dilute if necessary. If you are unsure test on a small patch of skin on your arm before you put the formula on your face. Thanks!

  • I’m so glad to find this article. I wanted to treat my dull skin with natural way. I’m using lemon and milk mixture which is doing well for me. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • THE ETTITUDE TEAM, Lemon & Milk Cream Face Mask made my skin feel smooth and soft and it seems like the breakouts are drying up. I will add this to my regular skin care regime. Love it! Thanks! My best to you, too!

  • I love to use homemade masks and these all seem very easy to create with these handy ingredients. I have a need to try these face masks. Thanks and keep sharing.

  • Ingredients: 4 tsp turmeric powder and 5-6 tsp raw milk. Method: Take a bowl and mix turmeric and raw milk in it. It will be like a runny paste. Now, with the help of your fingers, apply it all over your face and neck (sun-exposed area). Leave it on overnight. Rinse your face with cold water the next morning. For better results, apply it 3-4 times a week. Are you looking for a soft, supple and nourished skin? Bring egg white to your rescue. Egg white is rich in vitamin A, which is known to tighten the skin, close pores, and, in fact, fights anti-aging issues.

  • Ingredients: 1 tbsp. oats and 1 tbsp. honey Method: Start with mixing oats and honey in a bowl. Leave the mixture to rest for five minutes, until the oats soften. Now, mash the oats and mix well. Apply evenly on your face. Keep it for overnight. It will moisturise and repair your skin from damage done by the harmful rays of the Sun. Tomato works as an astringent. It is best for acne-prone skin. It also helps in reviving the glow on dull skin and is an excellent remedy for sunburn.

  • I love to use homemade masks and these all seem very easy to create with these handy ingredients. I have a need to try these face masks. Thanks and keep sharing.

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