Homemade Face Masks That Will Make You Glow

We all spent our teenage years concocting them with the contents of our fridge. There's a lot to be said for knowing exactly what's in your skin-care products. A hand-crafted, locally sourced, artisanal beauty product is to me what Christmas is to five-year-olds.

We've rounded up some of the best homemade face mask recipes from beauty experts that deliver skin-healing, glow-inducing magic. Whether you need an avocado mask to hydrate parched skin or an egg-based facial mask to tighten pores, these are the best homemade face masks for your skin.

Anti - Aging Wine Mask

Try it: When you want a quick lift

Why it works: Wine contains resveratrol. Resveratrol has been show to prevent UVA light -- the rays responsible for wrinkles -- from damaging skin. Combined with egg whites, this homemade face mask tightens skin and prevents fine lines.

1 egg
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons red wine 

Directions: Whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Use a pastry brush to apply a thin layer to your face, neck and decollete, avoiding the eye area. Let dry before washing off with warm water and a washcloth. 

Youth - Boosting Milk Mask

Try it: Right before your high-school reunion 

Why it works: The honey in this homemade face mask helps draw moisture to the skin, while saturated fats in the whole milk lock it in. Yeast contains antioxidants that, studies suggest, stimulate wound healing in scientific studies, making it a glow-boosting ingredient for a dull dermis.

2 ounces whole organic milk
1 small packet dry active yeast
1 tablespoon honey
3 to 5 drops vanilla extract (optional) 
3 tablespoons rice flour 

Directions: Start by warming the milk in a microwave or pan, making sure not to overheat it. Sprinkle the contents of the yeast packet over the warmed milk and mix with a fork. Add honey and vanilla extract and mix again. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply to the face and neck. 

Add rice flour to the remaining mix, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring well, until mixture thickens. Apply a thicker coat on the face and neck and allow mask to dry for 15 minutes. Scrub with fingers over the sink to remove.