DIY face masks to make your postpartum skin glow

There is a lot of research going on about the dangerous ingredients hidden in everyday beauty products. Many pregnant women are told to avoid products when they can and opt for organic and all-natural options when possible.

In addition to this, the skin is one of the many things that will change with pregnancy. Everything from the appearance and texture of your skin can fluctuate due to physical and hormonal changes. Products that worked for you may no longer do the job. They can even irritate your skin. Even after giving birth, it will take some time for your skin to stabilize as your hormones return to normal (especially if you’re breastfeeding).

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But you don’t need to forgo skin care during pregnancy and postpartum. There are tons of natural face mask recipes you can try to treat your skin without risking exposure to harsh ingredients.


10/10 Milk & Honey Mask

Pregnancy can make your skin drier than usual. It’s easier to become dehydrated during pregnancy (and breastfeeding after childbirth) because hormonal and physical changes accelerate fluid loss from the body. You need to increase your water intake during pregnancy. Even then, your skin may still be dry.

Both milk and honey are excellent ingredients to promote hydration. Honey also has antibacterial properties, so it will help cleanse the face. All you have to do is mix 1 tbsp of each. Then apply to your face for 20 minutes before rinsing.

9/10 Oatmeal and yogurt mask

If your skin is dry, it may help to exfoliate to remove dead skin cells to create a smoother surface. For a natural, non-abrasive option, consider use oats and honey in your mask. While the oats will exfoliate, the yogurt will promote shine and smoothness. Mix half a bowl of yogurt with 1 tablespoon of oats. Let it sit on your face until it dries.

8/10 Cucumber & Tomato Mask

Skin discoloration is another common symptom during pregnancy and postpartum, even on your face. To combat this, use cucumber and tomato. They are water-rich fruits that cool and promote hydration. They can also help improve skin tone. Mix the tomato and cucumber extras together, then apply them to your face with a clean applicator.

7/10 Honey & Papaya Mask

Another way to combat skin discoloration, especially dark spots, is to use skin care products rich in vitamin C. Papaya is one of the many fruits rich in this vitamin. Mix half with a tablespoon of honey to promote moisture.

6/10 Avocado mask

If your skin has been very sensitive since pregnancy, create a simple avocado face mask. Mask half a side in half and mix with a little yogurt and lemon juice. This combination will promote hydration and luminosity.

5/10 Banana & Lemon Mask

The skin can undergo all kinds of changes during pregnancy and postpartum. If you experience more oil than normal, then use a banana and a tablespoon of lemon juice in your face mask.

The citrus in lemon will help discourage the glands in the skin from producing excess sebum. You can use any citrus fruit, not just lemon. Banana is rich in potassium and moisture to hydrate the skin. Add a tablespoon of honey for antibacterial properties that help cleanse the face.

4/10 Chickpea flour and turmeric face mask

If your skin is dull, use this mask recipe. Turmeric can help brighten and firm the skin, giving a refreshed appearance. Add 2 tablespoons of gram flour with a pinch of turmeric. Add a little rose water for hydration. So apply.

3/10 Milk & Strawberry Mask

Strawberries are rich in folic acid and vitamin C, making them another great ingredient for fighting dullness. Mash 3-4 strawberries together, then add 2 tablespoons of milk, which will help promote moisture. Add a little cream if the mixture does not stick, then apply.

2/10 Lemon and potato juice

Most women have stretch marks during pregnancy. According to some estimates, as many as 90% of women experience. And they do not disappear immediately after birth. Lemon and potato are two ingredients that you can incorporate into your skin care to fight blemishes and skin discoloration. They are both rich in vitamin C, which is safe for pregnant women and promotes glowing skin.

To create the mask, mix ½ cup potato juice with ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply using a foundation or brush (neither should be used) and let sit for 15 minutes.

1/10 Banana & Almond Mask

Another way to use bananas in your face mask is to mix them with a little almond flour. These ingredients can stimulate collagen production, helping to keep your skin looking fresh and bright. Simply mix the two ingredients together and wear the mask for 15 minutes.

Remember that everyone’s skin is different. It is wise to perform a patch test before using a new DIY skin mask. Simply apply it to your hand or arm and wait an hour to see if any reaction occurs. If nothing happens, you are probably safe to use the mask on your face. But remove it if you feel any discomfort and don’t reuse the recipe if you have any side effects.

Sources: Russian mountains, The best organic skin care, What to expect, machic, The blessed mother,

Patricia J. Callender