Is your skin prone to acne? I feel your pain. If you’re like me, you’ve gone to different dermatologists and tried a million of different hypoallergenic cosmetics and nothing helped! I understand what you’re going through, but you should know that; a) you’re not alone in this, and b) we’ve got a solution!
Skin that gets easily irritated by external stimuli like allergens and cleansers needs organic products. Here are my favorite DIY face masks that can help you with your acne so keep reading and find your salvation from acne. If you are looking for face masks that are a little more gentle, hop over to this blog here.
This one has been around for ages now, especially in the East. Turmeric is used as a traditional Indian medicine for to its strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. To make this mask use rice flour (2 teaspoons), turmeric powder (1 teaspoon), and plain yogurt (3 tablespoons). Make a paste of these ingredients and apply it on your face. Wait until it dries and then pat your skin with wet hands; scrub it off while gently moving your hands in circular motion. Wash your skin with cool water to avoid inflammation. You will love the effect of this mask.
Cinnamon & Honey Mask
Cinnamon is the queen of all herbs. I love its fragrance, and its antimicrobial properties can easily neutralize bacteria that cause acne. Honey was valued in Ancient Egypt for it’s healing properties. They even buried jars of honey in the tombs of the dead. Take some cinnamon (2 teaspoons) and honey (2 tablespoons) and make a paste of this. Apply it on your face. Leave it on your face for about 10-15 minutes. This mask can be a little sticky, so you have to wash it off your face with a bit of warm water.
Clay & Vinegar Mask
You know the perks of clay? It makes your skin pores shrink and reduces the chances of blackheads sporadically growing in your t-zone. The ingredients you need are clay (1 tablespoon), Apple Cider Vinegar (as much as is required to make a paste), Lavender essential oil (a couple of drops). Make a paste of these ingredients and apply it on your face with the help of a brush. Keep it on only for about twenty minutes if your skin is sensitive. Wash the skin off with cold water and see the effect.
Aloe Vera & Tea Tree Oil Mask
This mask is very healing and soothing due to the properties of both the ingredients used. Aloe Vera is a highly active antimicrobial ingredient. It has skin-healing features, and it also helps with fading the scars. You need tea tree essential oil (about 2-3 drops) and Aloe Vera gel (1 tablespoon), mix both ingredients and apply it on your face after washing it with a gentle face wash. Applying this mask on a clean face is essential. Wash your skin with cold water after about 10-15 minutes and pat your skin dry.
Egg White Mask
This is an old classic and can help you shrink the size of your pores. You need egg white (with one egg), lemon juice (1 teaspoon), and honey (1/2 teaspoon). Mix these ingredients well and then apply it on your face with a brush. Wait for it to dry; it should come off quickly by washing with some water. This mask is easy to use, and it’s advised that you use it twice a week. When properly used, you will see a change in your skin within a couple of weeks.
I hope all these tips help you deal with your acne-prone skin!
Sania is a Financial & Accounting student. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and travelling is eternal. She has recently published a post on Dead Sea Mud Masks at The Smart Women Blog.
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