Most Effective Homemade Face Mask for Acne
Hello! My tribe,
A lot of you have been asking me about quick remedies to acne so I thought why not talk about some kitchen-pantry saviors today , that will not only act as blemish-battling solutions for acne but are also brilliant skin enhancers. So let me roll out the list for some super easy and super quick face masks that you can make with the ingredients found in your kitchen closet. I have tried all of them and they all work effectively.
The Garlic Acne Face Mask
So, let’s get started with how to make this amazing mask!
What you will need:
2 – 3 cloves of garlic mashed up
Did you know garlic was used by ancient Egyptians to brew a love potion that would make people look more attractive! Well, that kinda explains why garlic is great if you want to have an amazing skin and reduce acne. So if you haven’t tried it yet, probably you should right away! Whether you eat it or apply it on your skin, garlic is always beneficial with its amazing antibacterial properties. Plus you don’t have to go through the garlic-breath ordeal! However here’s the warning bell. Don’t apply it raw. Add some water or aloe vera!
A little water or Aloe-Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel contains two major hormones, auxin and gibberellins. These hormones have wound healing and anti inflammatory properties. In ayurvedic medicine, aloe has been used to effectively heal chronic skin issues like acne, eczema and psoriasis.
How to make:
Let the ingredients mix for 10 minutes. Now use a cotton pad to soak up the juice and apply it to the problem areas. Allow the mixture to sit on your skin for about 10 minutes and then wash it off with cool water.
Turmeric, Honey, and Greek Yogurt/Raw Milk
What you will need:
Turmeric – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder can actually help in removing excess oil and destroying bacteria. It is also an excellent antioxidant which helps in treating pimples and inflammation.
Raw honey – 1 teaspoon
Raw honey is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Its anti inflammatory and antimicrobial, healing and cleansing properties make it effective in treating acne. It also reduces swelling and kills the bacteria that causes acne.
Raw milk/ Greek yogurt – 3 teaspoons
If you’ve got acne prone skin, raw milk or yogurt will gently exfoliate and gradually cure your acne. It draws out excess sebum within skin pores and tightens large pores. It also helps in getting those spots clear by adding radiance to your skin.
Prepare a mixture of all these ingredients in a bowl until it forms a fine paste. Now use a makeup brush or cotton ball and apply this paste all over the face as a mask. Massage gently for a minute and let the mask sit for 10 – 15 minutes. Now use a damp washcloth or cotton ball to remove the mask. If you notice any yellow tint remaining on the skin then use water diluted apple cider vinegar as a toner to get the yellow stains off your skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Honey
What you will need:
Raw apple cider vinegar – 1 teaspoon
Apple cider vinegar is amazing for acne because it restores the acid mantle in our skin. It also kills bacteria, removes excess dirt, oil and makeup and dissolves dead skin cells.
Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
Baking soda is helpful in managing pH levels and helps neutralize acidic substances in and outside of the body. Baking soda can help soothe inflammation and mild pain and works as a great exfoliant.
Honey – 2 teaspoons
Honey gets used for everything from hair treatments to relieving sore throats, so it really isn’t hard to understand that it’s also great for your face. Remember, when I say honey, it’s the raw honey I am talking about and not the commercial substitute that you find in stores. I generally prefer manuka honey but even raw honey is great. It’s perfect for moisturizing dry skin since it is a natural humectant and has antibacterial properties.
How to make:
Mix all these ingredients in a bowl until it forms a fine paste. Apply it all over the face and massage gently for a minute or two. Let it sit on your face for 10 – 15 minutes and then clear the mask using a damp clean washcloth. Now rinse the face with lukewarm water and after drying the skin apply a light moisturizer.
ASPIRIN, WATER & HONEY MASK
This one is the best of the lot and works miracles. It is really potent so use it on the areas where acne is spread all over.
What you’ll need:
3 uncoated aspirin tablets
Aspirin is anti-inflamatory and helps in reducing redness. It contains salicylic acid which is one of the most commonly used ingredients in acne products as it cleans pores and exfoliates the skin.
1 tablespoon of water
1 teaspoon of raw honey
The first step is to crush the aspirin and mix it in water. This will turn into a thick paste eventually, and when it does you need to add some raw honey to it. Now apply the mixture to your face and then wait for 10 to 15 minutes. before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Here’s something you need to remember:
This mask contains aspirin, which is not natural, so don’t go overboard with it. Use it only once a week. And in case you have any sensitivity to aspirin, please don’t try it at all.
While these face fixers will help you with your outer journey to battle acne, there are some internal changes that you will have to make to get rid of that spotty face. So while you all may think, acne can be eradicated, let me tell you, it can only be managed! You can check out my other blog and video.
This above blog and video will help you understand how acne is not an external but a deep rooted internal issue! You will also know the foods you should eat and avoid while you have acne!
Be beautiful inside out
Do you have any home remedy for acne. Please share with me and my tribe.
Love and Health,