Best Face Masks For Glowing Skin – Recommended By Ayurveda

Best Face Masks For Glowing Skin – Recommended By Ayurveda

Authored by : Shreya Dalela
  • 29 July 2022
  • 9 mins read
Reviewed by : Dr. Kanchan Kachroo

In the era of self-pampering and self-care, a face mask can be considered the feel-good category of skin care that we can't help but indulge in. Amidst our busy lives, it might sound like a tedious task to set aside time and put a face mask on your face, but what if we promise glowing, hydrated, and plumped skin? There is definitely no skincare product better than face masks to transform the texture of your skin within minutes. 

Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, face masks for glowing skin will help boost elasticity and radiance. In this read, let us look into a few face masks (both DIY and prefabricated) for glowing skin. Treat your skin with any of these gems for the ultimate glow-up treatment.

Read - 18 Effective Ayurvedic Face Packs to Treat Your Skin

7 DIY Face Masks For Glowing Skin

Seriously, who doesn't like a face mask? That feeling of relaxation where you can forget the flow of time and get rid of all the stress is what we can die for after a hectic work week. Typically, we go to a spa for such treatments, but often we won't have the time to take a half-day off, or we might want to curtail our spending. The best and the only solution is to prepare a homemade DIY face mask for the skin. 

There are many options for making a DIY face mask for glowing skin. And the best part is we can get all the necessary ingredients right from our kitchens and refrigerators. Full of goodness and pocket friendly, what's not to love?

1. Matcha Tea And Honey Face Mask

Matcha tea powder is full of antioxidants that fight against free radicals. However, ensure the matcha powder you are using is pure green tea without added sweeteners and additives. If you don't have matcha tea powder, you can use green tea leaves instead. Honey, on the other side, is an excellent source of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and soothing properties. Almond oil or Jojoba oil nourish skin, ensuring that it doesn't dry out. The matcha tea and honey face mask is best suited for sensitive skin types.

Ingredients Needed

  1. Match powder - one teaspoon
  2. Honey - one tablespoon
  3. Sweet Almond or Jojoba oil - one teaspoon


  1. Mix all the ingredients into a smooth and fine paste.
  2. Apply the face mask evenly to the face and neck using your fingers or a brush. Let the face mask rest for about 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse clean with lukewarm water.

2. Avocado And Almonds Face Mask

The Avocado face mask is nourishing and best suited for dry skin. In addition to being yummy, avocados are full of good fats. When combined with the antioxidants in honey and the healthy oils of Almonds, these good fats will give the skin the moisture boost it needs to glow from within. Moreover, the ground Almonds act as a gentle exfoliant that scrubs away dead skin and dirt.

Ingredients Needed

  1. Avocado - one quarter
  2. Honey - two tablespoons
  3. Finely ground Almonds - two tablespoons.


  1. Mash the Avocado and blend all the ingredients into a smooth paste. (Tip: the softer the mashed avocado, the easier it will be to spread the mask on your skin).
  2. Using your fingers, apply the mask evenly to the face and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse clean with lukewarm water.

3. Oats And Honey Face Mask

The benefits of oats are threefold. One - oats are incredibly nourishing and moisturizing; their sugars, starches, and oils act as great humectants. Two - oats are exceptionally absorbent; they absorb all the excess oil on the skin. Three - oats contain Avenanthramides (a compound that acts as both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory). Honey and avocado, as we already discussed, are healing, antibacterial, and full of good fats.

Ingredients Needed

  1. Oats - a handful
  2. Avocado - half
  3. Honey - one tablespoon


  1. Mash the avocado. Mix all the ingredients mentioned above to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste to your face using your fingers.
  3. Leave the mask for about 15 minutes or until it dries before rinsing off with warm water and a washcloth.

4. Egg Whites And Lemon Face Mask

If you want to glow like the sunrise, this mask is especially for you. The potent combination of egg whites, lemon, and honey will make your skin bright and tight. Lemon, along with cleansing skin, also helps lighten discoloration and pigmentation. The Egg whites help tighten the skin giving it a natural glow. Honey helps in retaining moisture. Honey's antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties will also help prevent and soothe irritation.

Ingredients Needed

  1. Egg white - one
  2. Fresh Lemon juice - half a tablespoon
  3. Honey - Half a tablespoon


  1. Add all the above-mentioned ingredients to a bowl and whisk them until the mixture is foamy.
  2. Apply the face mask to the face and neck and let it sit for 30 minutes or until dry. As the mask dries, it will tighten.
  3. Rinse off with water & gentle cleanser and pat skin dry.

5. Multani Mitti And Rose Water Face Mask

Fuller's Earth, best known as Multani Mitti, is one of the most commonly used ingredients in a face mask. It has a significant cooling effect and can fight sun damage. It helps even out your skin tone. On the other hand, Rosewater helps hydrate skin and gives skin a refreshing glow.

Ingredients Needed

  1. Multani Mitti - two tablespoon
  2. Rose Water 


  1. Mix Multani Mitti with enough Rose Water to make a smooth and fine paste. 
  2. Let the mask rest on until it dries up before washing off with warm water. 
  3. If you have dry skin, add fresh cream to the paste.

Read - 5 Multani Mitti Face Packs That Work Like Magic

6. Tomato And Curd Face Mask

With the goodness of antioxidants, Tomatoes are great natural bleaching agents. They help in tightening pores while working as a good toner. Curd is an excellent source of cooling and moisturizing properties. Moreover, Lemons help boost skin lightening while having an exfoliating effect on the skin. A Tomato and Curd face mask is one effective face mask that helps rejuvenate skin during summers.

Ingredients Needed

  1. Tomato - one
  2. Curd - one teaspoon
  3. Lemon juice - a few drops


  1. Blend Tomato and add the other ingredients. Apply the mask all over the face and neck and massage gently in circular motions for a minute or two.
  2. Leave the mask on your face for another 10 minutes before rinsing off with normal water.

7. Chocolate Face Mask

We know you all love Chocolate. But have you ever tried using it for the skin? Dark Chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants that help the skin by fighting free radicals. Moreover, Chocolate is rich in moisturizing properties that make skin soft and radiant.

Ingredients Needed

  1. Cocoa powder - half a cup
  2. Oats - three tablespoons
  3. Fresh cream - four tablespoons
  4. Honey - quarter cup


  1. Blend all the ingredients mentioned above into a smooth paste. 
  2. Apply the mixture to the face and neck and let it rest for about 10 minutes or until it dries.
  3. Rinse clean with cold water and pat skin dry.

3 Best Natural Face Masks For Glowing Skin In India

Face packs are one of the best ways to provide your skin with elements that make it healthy and glowing. They instantly deliver your skin with a boost of hydration and moisture, thus making it look fresh, bright, and glowing in no time. Below are the three best face packs for glowing skin.

1. Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack

Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack is a complexion-enhancing Ayurvedic face mask that gives skin youthful vibrance, luminosity, and smoothness. The 100% natural, skin illuminating face pack contains antibacterial, purifying Haldi (turmeric) and the anti aging, soothing Chandan (Sandalwood). With regular usage, you will observe a more clarified and smoothen skin texture with acne and blemishes reduced in intensity and frequency. 

The astringent qualities of Rose help tighten enlarged open pores. The antioxidant properties of the extracts of Orange Peel protect skin against premature aging caused by environmental pollutants while maintaining a toned, supple, younger-looking experience.

How To Use

  1. Blend 2 to 3 teaspoons of the face pack powder with either Lama Ayurveda's Pure Rose Waster/ Pure Mogra Water (if you have dry skin) or Pure Lavender Water/ Pure Vetiver water (if you have sensitive, oily, or acne-prone skin).
  2. You can also add Yogurt, Milk, Honey, or Aloe Vera gel for added benefits.
  3. Apply the smooth paste all over the moist face & neck and leave it on until it dries. 
  4. Rinse clean with lukewarm water and pat skin dry.
  5. Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack can be used once or twice a week.
  6. Since different skin types react differently to a natural product, always do a patch test before application.

Read - Which Is The Best Face Pack For Oily Skin?

2. Kama Ayurveda's Lavanya Natural Plant Mask

Kama Ayurveda's Lavanya Natural Plant Mask is a detoxifying and deep cleansing face mask that leaves skin feeling smooth, glowing, refreshed, and refined. This purifying and retexturing face mask is prescribed in Ayurveda as a treatment for marks, blemishes, and acne. 

The extracts of Sweet Flag and Liquorice help smoothen, deep cleanse, and even out skin texture. Lodhra, being a natural blood purifier, helps cleanse the micronutrient channels of the skin, which in turn helps relieve environmental damage. Toning and refreshing Coriander balance the skin's sebum production, leaving it healthy and glowing.


  1. The Lavanya Natural Plant Mask is a 100% natural face mask that thoroughly cleanses skin without stripping the skin off its natural oils.
  2. While Liquorice and Sweet Flag deep cleanse, even out skin texture and refresh skin, the coriander helps balance sebum production. Therefore your skin naturally glows from within.
  3. The ayurvedic face mask repairs skin and protects it from infections. Rich in antibacterial, and antiseptic properties, the Lavanya Natural Plant Mask reduces environmental damage while protecting skin from infections. 

How To Use

  1. Mix two to three tablespoons of Lavanya Natural Plant Mask with water or Pure Rosewater (if you have oily skin). You can also use milk or yogurt if you have dry skin. Make a fine paste.
  2. Apply the paste to moist skin and let it rest until the paste dries.
  3. Due to rich herbal concentration, you might feel a slight tingling sensation.
  4. Rinse clean with cold water and pat dry.
  5. For better results, use the face mask once or twice a week. It is not recommendable to use this mask on broken skin.

3. Kama Ayurveda's Nimrah Anti Acne Face Pack

Kama Ayurveda's Nimrah Anti Acne Face Pack is an anti-acne treatment that heals pimples, and blackheads, improves skin tone, reduces scars, and repairs inflammation. This powerful and completely natural blend contains ingredients like Vetiver, Red Sandalwood, Lodhra, Coriander, Ashwagandha, and Liquorice.

Ashwagandha helps in decreasing swelling, inflammation, and discomfort while fighting the early signs of aging. Red Sandalwood, as we all know, brightens the complexion while lightening post-acne scarring. Moreover, the antibacterial properties of coriander seeds act as an effective treatment for preventing hyperpigmentation and reducing blackheads. 

How To Use

  1. Mix one to two spoons of the Nimrah Anti Acne Face Pack with water to make a smooth paste. You can also use Rosewater if you have oily skin or Buttermilk if you have dry skin.
  2. Apply the face pack to moist skin and leave it on until it dries. You might observe a slight tingling sensation due to the rich herbal concentration.
  3. Later, wash off with lukewarm water. You can use this face pack every day.


  • How Do I Make A Homemade DIY Face Mask?
  • Homemade face masks are generally very simple. You just need to mix regular pantry ingredients into a fine paste and apply it to the skin. Let it dry and rinse clean with water. Common elements include Avocado, Honey, Yogurt, Lemon, Oats, Natural oils, Egg whites, etc.

  • Are Face Packs Bod For Sensitive Skin Type?
  • No, face masks aren't bad for sensitive skin. However, you need to be very careful with the ingredients you use. Use repairing and hydrating ingredients like Honey, Aloe vera, Oats, Cucumber, etc. Also, always do a patch test on the back of your hand before using the face mask on your face.

  • Can I Use A Face Mask Every Day?
  • It is not advisable to use a homemade face mask every day. You can use them once or twice a week. When using any other natural face mask, read instructions and follow the recommended frequency of use.

  • Do Face Masks Damage the skin?
  • Generally, no, if you are using it once or twice a week. But if you use a face mask every day, it may strip off the skin's natural oils and moisture from the skin, leading to dryness and acne. 

    About the Author
    Shreya Dalela
    Shreya Dalela

    Shreya Dalela is a certified Yoga instructor and a professional dancer trained at The Danceworx. She’s passionate about Ayurveda and holistic living with over 6 years of experience in doing extensive research and content creation in the domain.

    About the Reviewer
    Dr. Kanchan Kachroo
    Dr. Kanchan Kachroo

    Certified Ayurvedic Doctor (Central Council of Indian Medicine) working in Kama Ayurveda as an Assistant Training Manager.

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