4 DIY Peel-Off Masks For Glowing Skin

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Looking to jump on the peel-off mask trend, but don’t want to commit to pricey store-bought versions? DIY peel-off masks can turn your dream into a reality. Peel-off masks help remove the dead cells from the outermost layer of the skin, which in turn help exfoliate, clearing out impurities to rejuvenate your complexion. They’re also useful for treating comedonal acne such as whiteheads, blackheads and other blemishes. Regular use can contribute to that coveted glow, and a decrease in dull, dry skin. We’ve compiled four effective homemade peel-off masks for glowing, spotless skin—they’re easy to whip up in your kitchen, #maskmonday or not.

Orange Peel-Off Mask

Due to their antioxidant agents, oranges can both battle damage from free radicals and slow down signs of aging. They revive and rejuvenate the skin, and their high citric acid content, can help prevent acne breakouts.


-4 Tbsp. fresh orange juice

-2 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin powder

Get a heat-resistant bowl and pour in the fresh orange juice. Add the unflavored gelatin powder and then place that bowl in a double boiler. Stir it consistently until the gelatin powder entirely dissolves. Remove from the heat and let it cool. While it’s cooling, cleanse your face and rinse it using cool water. Then, evenly apply the mask to your face, avoiding your eyes, eyebrows and mouth. Leave the mask on for 20 to 30 minutes and peel it off in layers. Remove the remaining mask by washing your face with warm water. Lastly, splash your face with cold water. Pat it dry and apply your favorite moisturizer.

Honey, Egg White and Milk Peel-Off Mask

Honey is a natural antiseptic that helps soothe and heal skin. It also works as a cleansing agent, removing impurities from the skin. Being a humectant, it also draws in water from the air to moisturize your skin’s top layers. Milk has been used as a favored skincare ingredient for centuries. It’s rich in vitamins and nutrients, which help maintain the beauty of the skin and keep skin problems at bay. Thanks to its lactic acid, milk is also beneficial for eliminating dead skin cells and promoting cell renewal. Milk also possesses antioxidant properties that help combat environment toxins and free radical damage.


-1 egg white

-1 gelatin leaf

-1 tsp. honey (we prefer raw, organic or Manuka)

-10 mL warm, unsweetened fresh milk

-Warm water

In a bowl, place the gelatin leaf and add enough water to cover it. Stir with a spoon. Mix the other ingredients in a different bowl and combine them well. Place the bowl of combined ingredients into a bigger bowl of warm water gently heat the mixture. Then, pour in the gelatin and continue stirring until combined. Rinse your face and apply the mask to clean skin using a brush. Wait for until the mask dries, and peel it off. Use cool water to wash your face again and apply a toner and moisturizer.

Gelatin Peel-Off Mask

Gelatin is a favorite ingredient in a lot of commercial peel-off masks. It is rich in collagen, which can help smooth out facial lines and create firmer, plump skin. It also helps improve firmness and elasticity of the skin, preventing stretch marks, as it provides and promotes additional collagen growth in the skin.


-1 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin

-1½ Tbsp. milk

-Several drops lavender essential oil (don’t substitute other essential oils here, as lavender is one of the few that you can apply safely, directly to skin in small amounts)

In a bowl, mix all the above elements well and heat over a double boiler. Remove the bowl from the heat and set it aside to let the mixture cool down. Evenly apply the mask to your skin and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes. After that, peel it off upwards and rinse skin with lukewarm water.

Activated Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

Another common ingredient in lots of commercial peel-off masks is activated charcoal. It can bind to impurities and excess oil, removing them from the skin and leaving a refreshed complexion. It can also aid in healing wounds and damaged skin. It works by eliminating fluids and toxins that weaken the process of healing.


-½ tsp. activated charcoal

-½ unflavored gelatin – ½ teaspoon

-1 Tbsp. warm distilled water

Mix the activated charcoal and gelatin ingredients in a bowl before adding the warm distilled water. Then mix until you have a sticky paste. Use a brush to apply the mask on your clean, dry skin. Let the mask dry for 20 to 40 minutes and peel it off. Wipe away the remaining mask by using a warm damp cloth. Finish by applying toner to close the pores.

Want more DIY beauty solutions? Try our Manuka honey masks, or our apple cider vinegar hair mask or get more skincare tips here.

About The Author

Emily Pham

Emily Pham

Emily Pham is a health and beauty blogger with 10 years of experience. She works on behalf of EffectiveRemedies.com as a content coordinator. She is also passionate about fitness, and women’s issues. She always excited to share her ideas related to beauty tips and healthy food recipes.



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