Homemade Face Mask For Acne
If you are looking for way to help treat your acne then trying a homemade face mask for acne DIY may just be what you need. We will outline here some simple face mask recipes for acne that you can easily make at home with ingredients that you probably already have.
1) Baking Soda
By taking some baking soda and mixing it with water to create a paste you can create one type of ‘acne mask’. First make sure you clean your face good. Then pat dry and apply the mixture.
Once you have it on your face (avoid the eye area) you will need to leave it there for a while. 20-30 minutes is a good time if you can. Just read a magazine or take a bath. Just do something to help the time go by.
Next, remove the mask by splashing your face with warm water until it is free of the face mask for acne. Then pat dry. You will instantly notice the clean soft feeling of your skin! You may also feel a soothing effect from the mask.
This is a great homemade acne mask that you can do several times a week to really clean and soften your skin. You may find that this is something that really works wonders for you. The effectiveness does vary and you may not notice any improvement in your acne at all. But it is natural, inexpensive and easy to try out.
2) Salt Mask
Here is another easy acne mask that you can try. It calls for combining water and sea salt or even table salt. Just place some salt into water for about 20 minutes. You will need to combine the ingredients in amounts so that you form a paste for a mask.
Now apply the salt mask for 10 to 30 minutes. Now splash off and pat dry. You will notice that the salt will help to dry out acne spots which can help to heal up those areas.
If you live near saltwater you can even do this easier by just going for a swim.
3) Oatmeal & Onion
Now I know this doesn’t sound very appealing, but the benefits will far outweigh the thought of such a mixture 🙂
First you will want to peel one medium sized onion then shred it until you get a type of puree. After cooking the oatmeal you will set it aside to cool. You will then combine the onion puree with ½ cup of cooked plain oatmeal.
When the mixture has cooled completely, apply it to your face and leave it for about 5-15 minutes. If the mask is too runny and won’t stick you can always add in some honey to help with that.
Next, you rinse in the same splashing fashion and pat dry.
Oatmeal will help to relieve acne symptoms. And the onion may help with scarring because it has anti-inflammatory properties.
4) Yogurt Mask
Here is another really simple homemade face mask for acne. All you do is take a teaspoon of honey and heat a little so it becomes a little softer. Then add it to a tablespoon of plain yogurt.acne masks
You do not want low fat or fat free yogurt. And if you want to add more honey you may as honey is great for dry skin.
Mix the ingredients and allow to reach room temp.
Once ready just apply to your acne spots and allow to remain on your skin for 10 to 20 minutes. Then just wash off. This is another mask you can use frequently.
Yogurt contains natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties so this is just perfect for those with acne!
5) Egg White Mask
Egg whites help to tighten skin and shrink your pores. This is why they make a perfect ingredient for a face mask for acne homemade.
First you will separate the yolk from the egg white. After that all you do is whip the egg whites until firm foam is created. Then clean your face and then apply the mask.
If you have very oily skin then adding in some lemon juice to the egg whites will help to make this acne mask more effective for you.
Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes, then remove with clean water and pat dry. You will notice that your pores seem tighter and your skin will feel tone. And any red areas that you had will be lessened.
The great thing about choosing a homemade face mask for acne and redness is that it will be natural. You can literally try all of them to see which one will help you. Plus you can always come up with your own combination by mixing the above ingredients together into different face mask recipes for acne.
You really can’t go wrong and you may have fun doing it.
If you are going to try these masks, you will want to keep in mind to start with a clean, dry face. Then when it is time to remove the mask you will want to splash with cool water to remove. Never rub or scrub a face mask for acne off as this can cause irritation.