Many people, both teens and adults alike suffer from acne. There are a number of reasons for an acne problem, including genetics, environmental factors and hormone imbalance. However, many people do not know how to treat it effectively. Actually, using a homemade facial mask is a great way to treat acne. It’s easy and are made with natural ingredients, so they are good for the skin. Here are some of the best DIY face masks to treat your acne problem.
8 Effective DIY Face Mask for Acne
Cinnamon and Honey Mask
While honey maybe sounds as if it should be avoided due to its stickiness, actually, it has natural antibiotic properties that can kill germs that may cause acne. Cinnamon is a natural anti-microbial to help stop bacteria in its tracks. When combined, these two powerhouses can help combat and treat acne effectively and easily.
How to make and apply it: Rinse your face and pat the skin dry. Mix two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon until completely blended. Then you can either apply the mask to your entire face or spot treat. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes then rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.
Egg White Mask
Egg whites help reduce acne and fade the scars the acne can leave behind. Egg whites are loaded with protein and vitamins that heal skin and help rebuild healthy skin cells. They also help soak up excess oils produced by the skin which can clog pores.
How to make and apply it: Separate two to three egg whites from the yolks and whisk until frothy. Let them stand for a few minutes while you rinse your face and pat dry. Apply a thin layer with your fingers and allow it to dry a few minutes. Continue to apply layers until you have three or four in total. Let the mask dry for twenty minutes then rinse completely and pat skin dry.
Milk/Yogurt and Honey
While dairy products have been accused of causing acne, applied reasonably, milk or yogurt can help treat outbreaks and improve skin tone. Milk soothes irritated skin and tones down any redness. Honey is a natural antibacterial that kills bacteria living on your skin which make acne worse.
How to make and apply it: Combine one tablespoon of room-temperature milk or yogurt and one tablespoon of honey well. Apply to skin using a cotton ball or your fingertips. Apply a thin layer and allow drying before adding more, if you wish. Let the mask sit for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse the mask thoroughly and then gently scrub your skin with a washcloth in a circular motion to remove any dead skin cells.
Oatmeal has long been used for a variety of skin ailments because it soothes the skin by reducing inflammation and redness. Adding honey boosts the mask by including honey’s natural antibacterial properties.
How to make and apply it: Prepare one serving of steel-cut oatmeal according to package directions and add two tablespoons of honey. Let cool to room temperature then apply to your skin. Leave on for twenty to thirty minutes. Then rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.
Honey and Avocado Mask
Avocado is loaded with vitamins and minerals and it is gentle on irritated skin. Combine that with honey’s antibacterial ies and you have a great facemask to treat your acne. This mask both soothes inflammation and kills bacteria.
How to make and apply it: Rinse your skin and pat dry. Scoop out the meat of one whole avocado and mash it into a paste. Combine one tablespoon of honey and mix well. Apply the mask to your skin and let it sit for fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat skin dry.
Baking Soda Mask
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, has mild antiseptic properties, enabling it to fight off bacteria and fungus. It also dries up excess oil which can clog pores and provides a mild microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells.
How to make and apply it: Baking soda can be used as a scrub or a mask. For an acne mask, mix equal parts baking soda and water to form a thick paste. Massage onto skin in a circular motion for two minutes, then let sit for fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry. For a scrub, mix half a cup of baking soda with one-eighth cup of water. Apply the paste to your face and massage gently for five minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.
Cucumber and Oat Mask
This mask is particularly good for oily skin because of the cucumber’s natural astringent properties. The oat acts as a mild exfoliant and absorbs excess oil that can clog pores. You can also add honey, which is a natural antibacterial, to the mask.
How to make and apply it: Cut up half a cucumber and place in a blender. Add two tablespoons of oats, one tablespoon honey and the juice of half a lemon. Combine well until it forms a smooth paste. Massage gently onto skin to exfoliate, and then let it sit on the skin for fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat skin dry.
Aloe Vera and Honey Mask
Aloe Vera has been used for centuries for its cleansing and soothing properties. It helps reduce inflammation and ease redness. Combine that with honey, a natural antibacterial that kills the bacteria living on skin, and you have an excellent DIY mask for acne.
How to make and apply it: Combine one tablespoon of aloe vera gel with four tablespoons of honey in a bowl. Apply the mask to your face with a cotton ball or your fingertips, being sure to avoid the eyes. Leave on your skin for twenty minutes then rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat skin dry.