ClothingFashion AccessoriesFashion IndustryFragrancesHairHygiene & GroomingMakeupSkin

Almond Face Mask Recipe

Updated on June 24, 2016
 almonds are an excellent ingredient to use in skin care products including face masks that are easily made at home.
almonds are an excellent ingredient to use in skin care products including face masks that are easily made at home. | Source

Almond Flowers

Flowers of the sweet almond tree
Flowers of the sweet almond tree | Source

Almonds for DIY Skincare

Almonds or Almond Oil make wonderful face masks easily done at home.

The most nutritious of all nuts, almonds are packed full of skin loving reasons to use it in this manner. As a Beauty Therapist, Almond Oil was and is an Oil highly regarded and used by myself and within the profession for massage treatments due to it being an excellent skin emollient.

With almonds being readily available and widely used throughout the world, it makes sense to introduce this marvel to other homemade skin care products.

It may be used for the hair, as a moisturizer, incorporated into face scrubs the list of possibilities is long and very achievable. Face Masks are the one treatment we are going to take a look at here with some easy recipes.

More beneficial for your skin with no additives or chemicals, making your own beauty products is also fun, saves you money and many products such as bath salts, lip scrubs, lip gloss or lavender oil make ideal gifts or party favours.

Deep pore cleansing masks are ideal for oily skins.
Deep pore cleansing masks are ideal for oily skins. | Source
A face mask is easily made and applied at home, no need for having an expensive facial done at a beauty salon.
A face mask is easily made and applied at home, no need for having an expensive facial done at a beauty salon. | Source

What Is a Face Mask?

A face mask or facial mask is a treatment to the skin that forms part of a professional facial or an at home skin care regime. Used after cleansing the skin, it will usually be applied and left on the skin for 5-15 minutes, depending on mask type. The mask type depends on what type of skin you have.

Oily Skin needs a deep cleansing mask to help keep the pores free of impurities that can lead to unwanted pimples, blackheads or pustules. Clay based masks or face masks which have a tightening effect on the skin work well for oily skins.

Dry Skin will need a moisturizing and nourishing face mask to help restore lost moisture in the skin and dry skin tends to look the most aging. Our skins may change with maturity and get drier overtime and need some help in maintaining a healthy supple skin. Winter is another factor that often makes an oilier skin drier so get to know your own skin and how it changes.

Sensitive Skin will benefit from a soothing calming face mask to help reduce any redness or inflammation on the skin. For sensitive skins in particular, I recommend doing a patch test first on the inside of the arm to be sure of compatibility with ingredients. Any known allergies to ingredients should be taken on board and strictly avoided in face masks and all skin care products.

The beauty with homemade face masks is you control exactly what goes into them and can hand pick the correct balance of natural products to suit your skin.

Many of us have combination skins and ingredients such as almonds are useful and highly beneficial to different skin types when combined with different ingredients.

Almonds may be soaked in water overnight to soften when using in a homemade face mask.
Almonds may be soaked in water overnight to soften when using in a homemade face mask. | Source

Health Benefits of Almonds

  • Good for Brain Development
  • Regulates Cholesterol
  • Maintaining a Healthy Heart
  • Vitamin E
  • Rich in Protein and Fibre
  • Source of Potassium, Magnesium, Folic Acid, Copper, Riboflavin
  • Skin Care
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Regulates Blood Pressure
  • Pregnancy
  • Boosts Energy Levels
  • Prevents Constipation
  • Prevents Diabetes
  • Prevents Colon Cancer
  • Aids in Weight Loss

Almond Orchard in California

America is the largest almond producer in the world.
America is the largest almond producer in the world. | Source

Face Mask for Acne

This face mask has only 3 ingredients which all have major skin benefits.

Almonds – used as a paste here almonds are marvellous for any dry areas whilst also providing a scrub type quality by gently exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells. This rids the skin of bacteria that can block pores and lead to blackheads, pimples and acne. The skin will be smoother, softer and more toned in appearance.

Honey – has multiple skin benefits including anti microbial properties which help fight off acne forming bacteria. Rich in antioxidants honey helps stave off skin damaging free radicals promoting a healthier younger looking skin.

Lemon Juice - excellent for oily skins it helps combat oiliness due to it's astringent quality leaving the skin feeling fresh and glowing.

Almonds are a natural skin care product free of chemicals and pesticides often found in commercial brands of cosmetics.
Almonds are a natural skin care product free of chemicals and pesticides often found in commercial brands of cosmetics. | Source

Have you tried Almonds or Almond Oil in skincare?

See results

Ingredients:

7-8 tbsp raw almonds

1 tbsp pure honey

½ tbsp lemon juice

Water to cover almonds

Bowl

Fork

Method:

  • Soak almonds in a covered bowl of water overnight.
  • Remove the shell on the almonds the following morning and mash with a fork into a paste.
  • Add the honey and lemon juice. Mix well together until evenly combined.

To Apply Mask:

  • Keep hair off face by wearing a hair band or shower cap.
  • Make sure skin is cleansed and free of makeup.
  • Apply face mask to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  • Relax and leave mask on for 10 minutes.
  • Remove with tepid water finishing with a splash of cold water.
  • Pat the skin dry. Apply a skin toner to help restore the natural ph balance of the skin and tighten the pores of the skin.
  • Apply a light oil free moisturizer.

Almond oil is a rich skin emollient ideal for dry skin.
Almond oil is a rich skin emollient ideal for dry skin. | Source

Almond and Banana Face Mask for Dry Skin

This moisture rich face mask has only 3 ingredients and is quick to make -

Sweet Almond Oil is a nourishing and intense treatment for dry or dehydrated skins. It is a great skin softener thanks to it comprising of fatty acids. Rich in vitamin E it is a natural antioxidant that benefits all skin types. Sweet Almond Oil acts as a humectant locking in moisture and easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.

Bananas are rich in vitamins and minerals, are soothing on the skin whilst being a natural skin softener and keeping it supple. Multi versatile in skin care products, bananas may also be used for the hair and the banana peel is great for acne or pimples.

Milk benefits the skin when internally drunk and when applied directly onto the skin. The well known phrase Milk and Honey has more truth in it than you may realise! Cleopatra bathed in milk and why not, it is full of skin enhancing qualities. Always great to use in a face pack as a binder whilst providing all the goodness of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants that all skin types benefit from.

Almond, Honey and Jojoba Face Scrub

Ingredients:

1 tbsp sweet almond oil

1 ripe banana

! tsp milk or cream

Bowl

Fork

Spoon/Spatula

Method:

  • Mash banana and add the sweet almond oil and milk.
  • Mix well to an even consistency.
  • Apply to a cleansed face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  • Leave for 15 minutes and rinse off with tepid water.
  • Splash the face with cold water and pat the skin dry.
  • Finish with your skin toner and moisturizer.

Tips and Uses for Sweet Almond Oil:

  • If you have very dry skin, it may be used as a skin moisturizer. A little goes a long way. 1 or 2 drops is enough to moisturize the body after a bath or shower.
  • Great for chapped hands, dry elbows and excessively dry or flakey skin.
  • Sweet Almond Oil may be used for dry hands that need a pick me up. Warm 2 cups of milk with 2 tbsp sweet almond oil on the stove to just over room temperature. Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil and soak hands for 10-15 minutes for a really deep moisturizing hand treatment. Finish with your hand cream.

Almond Face Mask Recipe Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I think we both know I won't be doing this, but that doesn't stop me from supporting you. I hope you have a very Happy New Year my Irish friend.

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Oh Bill,

      You constantly bring smiles to my face, day or night, there you are always supportive always "on the ball" - how do you do it????? It baffles me how you are soooo quick to read so many hubbers and are the first comment many receive. You are truly one hell of a follower, writer and friend I am very glad to have known these past months. Many thanks for all you have done and will continue to do . . . . knowing you! Have a great weekend and New Years Eve!

    • bdegiulio profile image

      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suzie. Great hub although I agree with Bill on this one and probably won't be using an almond mask anytime soon. 2013 is going to be a great year for you with all of these DIY Hubs. Have a happy and healthy New year.

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      It means a lot when a friend and follower will read something that they cannot see themselves ever using! You are a true friend here and I thank you for all your support and encouragement throughout the year. Here's to 2013 for us both, many thanks Bill for popping by!!

    • Jamie Brock profile image

      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      I love all these natural beauty recipes you share! I had no idea almonds and almond oil were such a useful beauty ingredients. I always learn something new from your hubs. I need to try the masks for acne. I made it through my teenage years with hardly a pimple and here I am almost 40 with monthly breakouts. This stuff even sounds good enough to eat... especially the one with the banana! Great hub, voted up, useful :)

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jamie,

      Thanks so much for stopping by, delighted you are enjoying these DIY beauty hubs, It is amazing how nearly every product has a homemade version that is better than store bought. I have always had combination skin with breakouts too even still in my 40's so know that feeling of unwanted pimples later in life! Apple cider vinegar is great too which I have a recipe for in my apple cleanser hub. Great for combination, oily or acne skin.

      Appreciate your enthusiasm, interest and votes Jamie -

      Wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2013!!

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile image

      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      I love anything almond and have some storebought almond scrub in my bathroom. I think I'll give this natural recipe a try once that is done. Pinned for future reference! Happy New Year!

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Glimmer Twin Fan,

      Many thanks for stopping for a read and glad you are a fan of almonds! I hope you enjoy giving this a go later on, appreciate you saving as a pin.

      Cheers to you for 2013, may it bring much happiness your way!

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I have all the ingredients for both of these masks. I plan to try the first one tonight as I've experienced some breakouts lately. More great recipes with ingredients that are good for us inside and out! Thanks so much!

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      Great to see you visit when it was New Years Eve! Delighted to hear you were going to give this a go. I'm sure almonds are a regular in the vespa kitchen of delights! Thanks for all your support and encouragement, best of everything to you for 2013!!!!!

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Suzie, the 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!

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      That's great to hear, glad you found it so beneficial! I love hearing how you are finding the recipes!! Appreciate you letting me know!! :-)

    • cathie bridges profile image

      Hamza Arshad 4 years ago from Pakistan

      too interesting hub...thanks

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Cathie,

      Cheers for your comment, much appreciate your interest on this recipe!

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I already have these ingredients for this, so I plan on trying this out during the weekend! Thanks.

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Happy cosmetic making this weekend with this one, I am sure you will enjoy it and benefit from these wonderful ingredients! Thanks so much for your support and enthusiasm for these recipes, means so much.

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was doing a google search and this was the #1 under this category....now that, my friend, is successful niche writing. :)

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      WOW, thanks for that Bill. have done searches on different hubs and been pleasantly surprised to see them on P1. Thanks Yoda, you better give this one a try since it is on P1!!!!! LOL

    • rambofen044 profile image

      Rambo Fen 3 years ago from Raipur

      I m always found of home made remedies face mask.....as its saves money and skin too.....Thanks for such a nice post.

    • Suzie HQ profile image
      Author

      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi rambofen044,

      Great to have you visit, good to know you are a fan of homemade remedies. They are so easily made, full of benefits, less toxic chemicals and cost much less. What's not to love??!!! Thanks again :-)

    Click to Rate This Article