5 homemade anti-acne masks
Acne is an annoying problem that causes inconvenience not only to teenagers, but also to adults. Anyone that have or had this problem knows that there is no ‘cure’ that will magically clear the skin once and for all. To get the maximum effect and control the acne, it is necessary to combine different treatments.
Homemade anti acne face masks should be part of the skin care routine for skin prone to acne. The only problem is that every treatment doesn’t have the same effect in all people, so you need to experiment and find the solution that works the best for you.
These homemade anti-acne face masks are completely natural, they will clean the pores, make the skin firmer and reduce the redness. If you have problems with acne, it is worth to try some of them, after all they are natural and inexpensive. When you find the homemade anti acne face mask that has the best effect on your skin, use it twice a week.
Homemade anti acne face mask with apples and honey:
You may be tempted to cut the apple, drizzle some honey on it and eat it as a snack, but resist the temptation and make a homemade anti acne face mask so you can feel the benefits of apple and honey to your skin. Or even better, make a lot of it and use one part as a face mask and other as a snack. It is delicious and healthy.
You will need: 1/2 grated apple and 1 tablespoon of honey.
Grate the apple and add the honey and stir well until combined. Apply the mixture on your face and let it stay for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, wash your face with warm water. This mask won’t get dry, so don’t wait for that to happen.
Homemade anti acne face mask with oatmeal and basil:
Basil and oatmeal are well known allies in fighting acne and helping to thoroughly clean the skin and refresh it. They can be used separately (oatmeal mixed with water as a mask, basil tea as a toner), but when used together they are a powerful combination that seems to work great for skin prone to acne.
You will need: 2-3 teaspoons of basil, oatmeal and water.
In a bowl with hot water, put 2-3 teaspoons of dried basil and leave it until the tea reaches room temperature. In the meantime, take a few tablespoons of oatmeal and put it in a blender or coffee grinder and grind it until it becomes powdery. If you have powdered oatmeal (oat flour) skip this step. When the basil tea has cooled down, drain the leaves and put a small amount of the oatmeal and stir. If it is too thick add more basil tea, if it is too watery add more oatmeal. The mixture should be thick enough to be applied on the face without dripping.
Gently apply the mask on your face and let it stay on your face for 20 minutes. While rinsing the homemade anti acne face mask, you can massage the skin with circular movements.
Homemade anti acne mask with honey and yogurt
The homemade anti acne face mask with honey and yogurt will make your skin moisturized, it will clean the excess oils and impurities, it will reduce the redness caused by pimples and will soothe the irritation from the harsh anti acne products. This homemade anti acne face mask won’t dry the skin and it can be used for all skin types.
You will need: 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of yogurt.
Put the honey in a clean bowl and warm it slightly in a microwave oven to make it a bit more liquid. Leave it in the microwave just for 10 seconds so you won’t burn the honey. If you don’t have a microwave, simply dip the bottom of the bowl in a bigger bowl filled with hot water. Then add the yogurt and stir well. Apply the mixture on your face, applying a thicker layer on the places affected by acne. Leave it for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Homemade anti acne face mask with egg white and lemon
The egg white will help you to reduce the redness of the skin and to ease irritation. When combined with lemon it creates a homemade anti acne face mask that will also make your skin smoother and tighter.
You will need: 1 egg white and around 10-15 drops of lemon juice.
Separate the egg white from the yolk. You can use the egg yolk in your breakfast omelet, or you can turn it in a fantastic homemade hair mask. Beat the egg white until it forms soft peaks. Add 10-15 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice. If you have dry skin on the cheeks from harsh anti acne products, you can skip the lemon juice, but the addition of lemon juice really makes a difference. Apply the foamy egg white on your face and allow stay for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes rinse your face with warm water.
Homemade anti acne face toner with sea salt
Salt can naturally clean the skin. It purifies the pores, clean the blackheads and also dries the pimples. Swimming in salty sea water is an excellent treatment for acne, but since we can not afford it all year round, it is good to use the power of sea salt at home.
You will need: 5 teaspoons of sea salt (you can use Himalayan pink sea salt) and 10 tablespoons of water.
Mix the sea salt with the water until it is dissolved. if you want to dissolve the salt faster, you can use hot or warm water. Apply this homemade anti acne toner with a cotton pad. You can apply this toner 2-3 times a day, but if it dries your skin too much, apply it just once daily. Make sure that you don’t have acne wound or scratches because it may burn and sting. If you don’t want to have salty water on your face the whole day and want to use it like a face mask, apply the toner, leave it for 20 minutes and rinse your face with warm water.