Homemade acne mask: Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by breakouts. If you didn’t raise your hand, lucky you. If you did (I’m willing to bet that’s most of you, as the American Academy of Dermatology says that acne affects up to 50 million Americans), then you’ve likely tried everything to get rid of your blemishes. Because, real talk: Acne sucks. So we tapped top estheticians to share their favorite homemade face masks for acne. Whip up one of these and say “Bye, Felicia” to blemishes and clogged pores. Bonus: The ingredients are already in your kitchen.
HONEY AND CINNAMON STEAM MASK
Jodi Shays, celeb-favorite esthetician extraordinaire and founder of Queen Bee Salon & Spa, recommends this oh-so-easy mask to all her clients with acne. Honey is antimicrobial and helps kill acne-causing bacteria, and cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties. (Note: You can also sub the cinnamon for three plump strawberries, as they’re high in salicylic acid.)
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Wash your face with your favorite cleanser, and gently pat dry. Mix the honey and cinnamon together into a paste, and apply to affected areas. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse completely with warm water. Shays also recommends steaming your face while you have the mask on to help the ingredients really get into your skin.
Additionally, Shays recommends mixing one part vinegar with three parts fresh, cool water and using it as a toner a few times a week. The vinegar balances the pH of your skin so bacteria can’t thrive, she explains.[the_ad id=”1761″]
OATMEAL & COCONUT OIL FACE MASK
Coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it’s an ideal choice to help fight acne. Add to that the soothing and pH-balancing power of oatmeal, and you’ve got an amazing recipe for clearer skin.
OATMEAL & COCONUT OIL FACE MASK INGREDIENTS
- Coconut oil
- Warm water
OATMEAL & COCONUT OIL FACE MASK RECIPE
- Scoop 3 tablespoons of oatmeal into a mixing bowl.
- Add ¼ cup of warm water.
- Mix until you’ve made a paste.
- Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and mix well.
- Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to cleanse your face and open pores.
- Apply the mixture and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- When the 15 minutes are up, gently massage your entire face using small circular motions for another 2 minutes. This brief massage will help remove dead skin cells, that if left, can clog pores.
- Finally, rinse the mask off with cool or lukewarm water.
- Pat your skin dry with a soft, clean towel.
Goodbye, acne. Hello, clear skin!
Green Tea, Honey, Lemon, Sugar
- 1 tablespoon of green tea (tea bag or Matcha green tea)
- 1 tablespoons of raw honey
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 3 teaspoons of sugar (preferably brown)
Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste over your face — excluding the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows. Rub the paste over the face for 1-2 minutes in a slow and circular movement. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
While rinsing off with warm water, use a washcloth for added exfoliating effects.
Turmeric Face Mask For Acne
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and apply it to cleansed face. Keep it for 20-30 minutes and wipe it off with a damp and clean cloth. Apply moisturizer. Repeat this DIY acne mask for 2-3 times a week. Don’t forget to massage the face for 2-3 minutes before removing the mask.
Turmeric Powder applied to acne-prone areas can destroy acne bacteria that cause inflammation and remove excess oil from the skin. It possesses anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which are both beneficial in treating acne.
Yogurt is a superfood with excellent antibacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties, it can kill existing acne as well as stop further breakouts successfully. The lactic acid in yogurt not only clears acne but also improve the skin tone and complexion.
Honey clarifies, hydrates and nourishes skin and keep pores clear and clean. The antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of honey prevent bacterial buildup that can lead to skin imbalances and breakouts.[the_ad_placement id=”content”]
Aloe Vera Gel Face Mask For Acne
- 1/2 tablespoon aloe vera gel
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil
- 1 drops lemongrass essential oil
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and apply it to cleansed face. Keep it for 20-30 minutes and wipe it off with a damp and clean cloth. Apply moisturizer. Repeat it daily. Don’t forget to massage the face for 2-3 minutes before removing the mask. You can also keep this DIY acne face mask overnight for fast result.
Aloe Vera Gel has antibacterial and antifungal properties which are very effective in treating acne and reducing the redness caused by it. It prevents bacteria from infecting acne wounds and accelerates the process of healing. The astringent property of aloe removes excess oil and dirt from the skin to prevent acne breakout. It reduces the size of inflamed nodules and cysts to relieve pain caused by the swelling.[the_ad id=”1930″]
Tea tree essential oil has antibacterial and anti-viral properties kill bacteria and virus causing acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. It has unique disinfecting and soothing properties and, unlike other acne treatments, tea tree oil will not strip your skin of its natural oils and cause further damage.
Lemongrass essential oil is widely considered one of the best essential oils for acne prevention. It’s antimicrobial properties help eliminate bacteria trapped in follicles. Additionally, its natural anti-inflammatory properties may also help reduce the severity and discomfort of pimples already growing. Thanks for reading Homemade acne mask: 5 Best Homemade DIY Face Masks for Acne.[kkstarratings]