Mix a good dollop of yogurt and two or three big spoonfuls of clay. When
it is thoroughly mixed, smooth over your freshly washed faced and leave for
10 to 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.
Egg Based Acne Mask
Egg has played a prominent role in homemade masks for acne for several
years. It reduced the appearance of black heads and pores by tightening and
cleansing the skin. It also has a gentle exfoliating effect while reducing
the appearance of redness and inflammation. Some recipes call for the whole
egg, others just the yolk or white. The recipe below calls for the whole
egg, but you can test to see if you prefer using just part of the egg as
Beat the egg until slightly frothy. Take a cotton pad, paint brush or
your fingers and paint the concoction on your freshly washed face. Leave on
for 15 to 20 minutes, then wash off with warm water and pat dry.
Fruit Based Acne Mask
Fruit based face masks are great at combating acne. You use the fruit as
a puree which can be used alone or with a combination of other ingredients.
One popular anti-acne face mask is made with banana puree. Banana clears
pore and balances oily skin.
Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork, or blend in a blender until
relatively smooth. Mix in a bit of honey and apply on your freshly washed
face. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.
The major benefit is homemade acne face masks is that you are able to
create a face mask to suit your particular skin care needs. Some acne
fighting face masks work great for one person, but cause another person to
break out more. Below are some common face mask ingredients that you might
want to mix into the above recipes, or use to create your own recipe.
- High in anti-oxidants, blueberry is wonderful at healing and soothing
- Honey is antibacterial, moisturizing and gently exfoliating. It can be
added to any face mask recipe and is great for all skin types.
- Ground oatmeal absorbs excess oils and is gently exfoliating
Tea Tree Oil
- Fights bacteria in acne and balances skin tone
- Strawberries naturally contain salicylic acid which is used in most
acne treatments. It stops dead skin cells from clogging pores.
- The acid in citrus kills infection and dries out pimples. It also
lightens acne scars
- Good for all skin types as it moisturizes and soothes skin
- Excellent for oily skin by balancing oil production
When fighting acne donít deprive your skin of moisture. Moisturizing with
a light or non-comedogenic, wonít clog pores, product will help keep your
skin healthy and acne free. After your face mask treatment apply a bit of
alcohol-free rosewater with witch hazel or a very small amount of almond
Open your pores before applying your face mask for deeper pore cleansing.
You can do this with either a warm wash cloth draped over your face or
steaming your face over a bowl of hot water. After you have washed off your
face mask, close your pores by splashing cold water on your face.
Often a few days after a mask treatment, youíll notice more breakouts.
Never fear. Often face masks will cause an increase in breakouts for a few
days as it clears the impurities out of your skin. If you are still seeing
an increase in break outs after a week or so, try a different recipe.
Then next time acne is threatening, donít worry. Just head to your
kitchen and whip up an acne face mask.
This article on how to make an acne face mask at home has been written by
expert author ĎEmily