Homemade Face Masks For Acne
Suffering from acne can be highly frustrating and, in some cases, embarrassing. Of course, you can but hundreds of various creams, face washes, tablets and face masks from many different stores to help banish acne but how well they work and the ingredients in them are still under question. Many of the ingredients are far from natural and it always worries me putting these on my skin. Sadly, you’ll find extremely few natural or organic treatments out there meaning many people feel pressured into using these highly processed treatments. There are however many ways you can combat acne naturally using creams and face masks that you’ve made yourself. Here are ten of my personal favourites to get you started…
1. Fruity Fresh
This is my favourite home made face mask, mostly due to it’s effectiveness at clearing acne and the wonderful ingredients in it. Peel a half a peach, a half a tomato, quarter of an apple and mash them all together. Then add quarter of a pint of milk and a tablespoon on almond oil. Heat the mix in a pan and stir it constantly and soon enough the mixture will turn to cream and your face mask will be ready.
2. Peas & Carrots
This face mask is not only good for aiding acne but it’s also great for slowing the ageing process too. To make it, mix one tablespoon of evening primrose oil, one tablespoon of yoghurt, two tablespoons of peas, one tablespoon of grape seed extract and half a cup of carrot juice. You’ll then need to blend it all together until it’s smooth. Apply to the face for thirty minutes and voila! You’ll be looking fresher and younger in no time.
3. Oatmeal & Honey
Oatmeal and honey aren’t just great for breakfast anymore. Mix oatmeal with a dash or honey and scrub your face with the mix. This will eliminate blackheads, open pours and combat acne.
4. 30 Minute Mask
This face mask smells so good you could eat it meaning your face is left smelling deliciously sweet as well as looking great after using it. The mix takes five minutes to make and consists of one egg yolk, one teaspoon of sugar, one tablespoon of yoghurt, one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of fractioned coconut oil. Some of the ingredients are heavy density so you may need to blend this mix. Once it’s made, simply apply to your skin for twenty five minutes and wash off with warm water.
This is perhaps the easiest mask to make as all you need to do is mash up pumpkin until it’s a creamy pulp and then apply it to your face. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamins C and E, both of which do wonderful things to your skin from cleansing and toning to moisturising and clearing.
6. Honey & Heavy Cream
One of my personal favourite homemade facial masks is made primarily from honey and heavy cream. It’s great at getting rid of acne fast and leaves you smelling oh so sweet too. To make it simply mix one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of heavy cream and one gram of baking soda.
7. Citrus Fruits
Limes, lemons, grapefruit – the choice is yours. Simply choose your favourite citrus fruit and mix the juice with wheat flour to create a paste and apply it to your face for twenty minutes. Citrus fruits do wonders for your skin as their acidic and antiseptic properties get rid of germs and help to reduce excess oil on your skin.
8. Baking Soda Mask
To make this mask simply mix baking soda with a touch of water to create an exfoliating cream. Baking soda is great for making homemade acne masks as it removes excess oil from the skin, exfoliates and fights any breakouts too. You can even add a dash of baking soda to other recipes for these results too.
Take five uncoated aspirin tablets, a tablespoon of honey, a squeeze of citrus fruits, a drop of honey and mash it all together. The mix may sound odd but it’s actually one of the best acne facial masks out there and it’s ridiculously easy to make.
10. Cinnamon & Honey
Cinnamon and honey, yum! And it’s a great mix for clearing up acne too! Simply mix one tablespoon of cinnamon with two tablespoons of honey and rub it all together until the mix is smooth and cream-like. Apply it to your face for twenty minutes for the best results. You may need to coat your face with warm water before you apply the mix for easiness.
So there you have it, ten fab homemade anti-acne facial masks, each of which has a proven track record. Let me know how you get on with them and which were your favourites, or if you have any to add.
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