Every woman dreams about having smooth and glowing skin. Since each woman is blessed by a different type of skin, their issues are also different. Knowing your skin type helps in formulating a proper skincare regime. Those who have acne-prone skin need to take special care of it by using natural remedies from your kitchen. Here are some amazing homemade face masks for acne that will help you clear up your acne within no time.
10 effective homemade face masks for acne using natural ingredients
Multani Mitti and Apple cider vinegar mask
Fuller’s earth or Multani mitti has been used for decades to fight acne and control excessive sebum production on the face. Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial properties that help prevent as well as control acne-causing bacteria. Lemon juice and multani mitti will also help in bleaching your skin giving it an instant glow.
Take 2 tbsp of multani mitti in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, few drops of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of plain water. Mix well to form a thick paste. Apply on your face. Wait for 10 minutes. Wash the mask away with lukewarm water.
Baking Soda Aloe Vera Mask
Baking soda helps absorb excess oil, dirt from the skin. Its regular application dry and shrink the acne faster than usual. Aloe vera can dry out the acne and also help reduce post-acne marks by repairing the skin.
Place 1 scoop of fresh aloe vera pulp in a blender. Add few drops of lemon juice and ½ tsp of baking soda in it. Blend everything together into a smooth paste. Spread it evenly over your face. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash it away with water. This mask will not only help dry out your acne fast but will also help reduce suntan thus giving your skin a natural glow.
Oatmeal Yogurt Tea Tree Oil Mask
Oatmeal can absorb excess oil from your skin’s surface and facilitate faster healing of acne. Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial properties which fight off acne-causing bacteria. Yogurt contains probiotics that can help prevent the formation of acne.
Take 2 tbsp of oatmeal in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp of yogurt and few drops of tea tree oil. Mix well to form a thick paste. Apply it on your face. Wait for 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
Gram Flour Turmeric Camphor Oil
Oily skin often acts as a favourable base for acne formation. Gram flour helps control excess oil production on your skin. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which fight acne and prevent them from recurring. Camphor oil reduces inflammation and redness. Its anti-microbial properties help fight off the acne-causing bacteria on the skin.
Take 2 tbsp of gram flour in a bowl. Add ¼ tsp of organic turmeric powder. Pour some water to make a thick paste. Now add 5 drops of camphor oil and mix again. You can also crush and add a camphor tablet in case you do not have camphor essential oil with you. Apply on your face and wait for 20 minutes. Wash away with water.
Neem Honey Turmeric
Neem has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It has been used in many face masks for acne over decades to clear up mild acne, blackheads, rash or eczema. Honey has excellent moisturizing as well as anti-bacterial properties. It will help balance the neem’s drying effect on your skin. Turmeric helps dry up the acne fast without leaving any scars behind.
Take 7-8 fresh neem leaves and wash them thoroughly. Place them in a grinder with little water to grind it into a smooth paste. Add ¼ tsp of organic turmeric and 1 tbsp of honey. Mix everything and spread it over your skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Then wash it away with water.
Nutmeg Aloe Vera ACV Mask
Nutmeg helps control the production of excess sebum and also helps in removing excess impurities on the skin that may have led to developing acne. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help fight off the acne-causing bacteria. Aloe vera helps nourish the skin and fastens its healing. Its regular application helps lighten the acne scars to a great extent. ACV causes acne to dry up fast by its anti-bacterial properties. It also helps shrink your open pores.
Take 1 tsp of nutmeg powder. Add 1 tsp of ACV and ½ tsp of aloe vera gel. Mix well and apply on your face. Wait for 15 minutes then wash it away.
Clove Oil Honey Mask
Clove oil has anti-fungal, anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties, all of which are great to fight acne. Honey takes away the irritation caused by clove oil since it is not advised to apply clove oil alone directly on the skin.
Take 1 tbsp of honey and add 2 drops of clove oil to it. Mix well and spread it all over your face. Wait for 15-20 minutes. Then wash it away with lukewarm water.
Mint Tomato Mask
Mint leaves not only have a distinct smell and fragrance but they also great for acne. Their anti-inflammatory properties help soothe irritated skin due to acne. Tomato pulp has great anti-aging properties and helps lighten skin. It also absorbs excess oiliness from the skin thus making it difficult for acne to survive.
Take ½ piece of tomato and 6 -7 fresh mint leaves. Add a little water and grind them into a smooth paste. Apply over your skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash it away with water.
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Activated Charcoal Baking Soda
Charcoal has a great capability to suck out dirt, oil, bacteria from the skin. It goes deep into the skin and unclogs the pores. This makes it one of the best ingredients for those who have acne-prone skin. Baking soda removes excess oil from the skin and helps to dry up the acne fast. Honey has humectant properties that help counter the excessive dryness caused by both charcoal and baking soda.
Take 1-2 charcoal capsules and break them open in a bowl. Add ½ tsp of baking soda, ½ tsp of honey and water. Mix well to form a smooth paste. Spread it over your face. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Then wash it away with lukewarm water.
Cucumber Yogurt Peppermint Oil
Cucumber soothes and reduces any swelling or inflammation caused by acne and helps nourish the skin. Peppermint oil has anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties which are of help to those suffering from acne-prone skin. The good bacteria present in yogurt helps fight off the growth of acne.
Take ½ cucumber and grind it into a smooth paste with some water. Add 2 drops of peppermint oil and ½ tsp of yogurt. Mix well. Apply on your face. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash it away with water.
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All the homemade remedies mentioned above are known to give excellent results. Make sure to do a small patch trying any of these face masks for acne to see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients mentioned above. Also, make sure that you following a healthy diet and taking any medication in case it was suggested to you by a dermatologist. Applying any of these masks regularly is sure help achieve the glowing smooth skin of your dreams.