MIY – Strawberry & Lemon Face Mask for Oily Skin

So last week I did a blog post on oily skin (the causes, how to take care of oily skin, makeup tips for oily skin etc), check it out here.  Today’s blog post is {Part 2} of that blog post because this is a recipe for an at-home facial mask.  MIY = Mix / Make It Yourself.

The mask is like a smoothie for your face!  Strawberries contain Salicylic Acid (which, as I mentioned in my blog post about oily skin, is great for acne-prone skin), while lemon juice helps to tighten pores and remove dead skin cells.  Yoghurt and honey have antibiotic properties (you can read more about all the beauty benefits of honey here).  Use the leftovers of this mixture in a delicious smoothie with the milk of your choice (just add some ice and almonds too & you’re good to go).

♥  1/4 (quarter) Cup Strawberries

♥  2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

♥  1 Tbsp Yogurt (I like using the natural one from Parmalat)

♥  1 Tbsp Honey

In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork, add the lemon juice & mix until smooth.  Add the honey & yoghurt and mix until the ingredients are well-incorporated.  Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face (avoiding the eye area).  Lie down and leave the mask on for about 10 – 15 minutes.  Wash your face with warm water and pat dry.  Follow up with your favourite lotion / moisturiser.

You can store any extra mask mix in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.



  1. Ronel Marais
    9 December 2013 / 16:17

    Thanks, Luzanne. I am getting some strawberries after work! I love that this mask recipe doesn’t call for ingredients that are hard to find (most things are already sitting in my kitchen).

    Well done! Love the picture – you always have the best pictures!!

    Ronel x

    • Luzanne
      10 December 2013 / 22:00

      Yes, I am really trying to create mask recipes with ingredients that are readily available. 🙂

      You are too kind, Ronel. Thank you! x

  2. 9 December 2013 / 20:16

    You always have the most beautiful post. This is such a great mask.

    • Luzanne
      10 December 2013 / 21:55

      Thank you for your kind words, Michelle. It’s always nice to see comments from you. 😉

  3. Lauren Henderson
    9 December 2013 / 22:52

    Great graphic, Lu! I have extremely oily skin so this is a heaven-sent blog post for me. Thank you so much. xox

    • Luzanne
      10 December 2013 / 21:55

      Pleasure, Lauren! And thank YOU for taking the time to comment. 🙂 x

  4. 9 December 2013 / 22:55

    This looks awesome! Looking forward to the Combination Skin posts(I hope you are doing some!))

    • Luzanne
      10 December 2013 / 21:54

      I’ll be doing blog posts on all the different skin types, so keep your eyes peeled for that! 🙂

  5. Tjoppie
    10 December 2013 / 13:03

    What a cute pic and a great post! Strawberries, yogurt and honey would end up in my mouth rather on my skin, ha-ha!

    • Luzanne
      10 December 2013 / 21:53

      Haha! True that…but you could always make extra to nibble on while you’re relaxing with the mask on your face. 😉

  6. Zee Mohlapi
    10 December 2013 / 22:05

    Lovely blog post, Luzanne. Im looking forward to making this face mask this weekend.


    • Luzanne
      10 December 2013 / 22:43

      Great! Let me know if you like it! 🙂

  7. 11 December 2013 / 01:58

    Ooooooh, I will definitely be doing this! I need to buy some honey and I will definitely be trying this!! Eeeep! I’m so excited! I actually, believe it or not, haven’t really tried any masks! So I’m so excited that this is something I can make at home!! Yay!

    Thank you so much, Luzanne!!! 🙂 <3

  8. 11 December 2013 / 11:30

    Oh I have to try this!!!
    Thank you!

    • Luzanne
      15 December 2013 / 17:51

      Thank you for commenting, Johlet! 🙂 xxx

  9. Chicara
    11 December 2013 / 13:07

    Awesome recipe. I love the pic you used! 🙂

    • Luzanne
      15 December 2013 / 17:50

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Chicara! 🙂

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