How to Make a Mayonnaise Face Mask

By Kimbry Parker

You may hold the mayo on your sandwich to help save your waistline, but bring it on full-force when you want to make a homemade facial mask. Mayonnaise contains eggs, vinegar and fats, all of which are good for your skin when applied topically. Customize your homemade mayonnaise face mask according to your personal preference and skin type; if you notice any redness or irritation, rinse it off and stop using it right away.

Mature woman wearing a facial mask and applying lotion to her arm
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Woman with a face mask applies lotion to her arms.

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Don't Hold the Mayo

Start by scooping about a teaspoon of mayo into a small bowl. If your skin is oily or acne prone, squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice into the mayo. For dry skin, add an exfoliating agent like Epsom salts or baking soda. If your skin is sensitive or normal, don't add anything to the mayonnaise -- though, if you are afraid it may cause irritation, do a patch test first. After mixing up the ingredients, rub the mask all over your clean, dry face, taking care not to get it into your eyes. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes, then wipe your face with a damp washcloth for easy removal.