HOMEMADE FACE MASKS FOR ACNE – THAT ACTUALLY WORK

 

Have you ever felt personally victimized by your acne? If your like most people then you have, and you’ve likely tried everything to get rid of those blemishes! Let's be real: acne, blemishes, breakouts SUCK!  Say "good by" to your blemishes and clogged pores with these DIY social masks. Bonus, all these ingredients are already in your kitchen.

 

HOMEMADE FACE MASKS FOR ACNE #1: HONEY AND CINNAMON STEAM MASK

Whip up this anti-inflammatory, soothing and moisturizing mask help treat and prevent stubborn acne. Honey is antimicrobial and helps kill acne-causing bacteria, and cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

The How-To: 

Wash your face with your favorite cleanser, and gently pat dry. Mix the honey and cinnamon together into a paste, and apply to affected areas. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse completely with warm water. Shays also recommends steaming your face while you have the mask on to help the ingredients really get into your skin.

 

HOMEMADE FACE MASKS FOR ACNE #2: ALOE AND ALMOND EXFOLIATING MASK

Whip up this soothing-yet-exfoliating mask to sooth irritated skin, exfoliate, and dry out excessive oily complexions but also leaves your skin super hydrated.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4-cup yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons aloe
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond meal

The How-To: 

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove with a warm washcloth. 

 

HOMEMADE FACE MASKS FOR ACNE #3: STRAWBERRY LIME SKIN REFRESHING MASK 

Whip up this antioxidant-rich strawberries and exfoliating lime juice mask to unclog pores. Strawberries are one of the best fruits for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne as they are rich in vitamin C, which helps heal the skin and reduce inflammation. Vitamin C also helps promote collagen production for glowy skin. The citric acid in the lime juice helps whisk away dead skin and reduces bacteria and excess oil.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 large strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

The How-To: 

Mash the ingredients together, and apply the mixture all of your face. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. 

 

HOMEMADE FACE MASKS FOR ACNE #4: YOGURT AND STRAWBERRY ACNE MASK 

Whip up this strawberries and yogurt face mask to help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores. Strawberries also remove excess oil from oily complexions.

Ingredients:

  • 2 mashed strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons plain yogurt

The Recipe:

Mash the strawberries, then mix in the yogurt. Apply over your entire face, and leave the mixture on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

 

HOMEMADE FACE MASKS FOR ACNE #5: BAKING SODA AND HONEY EXFOLIATING MASK

Whip up this mask for acne because it contains anti-microbial and anti-fungal baking soda (which helps absorb excess oil while gently exfoliating), plus moisturizing coconut oil and antimicrobial honey. This is personal one of our favorites! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

The How-To: 

Mix all the ingredients together until they forma a paste. Apply it over your face, avoiding your eyes, mouth, and eyebrows. Rub the paste in for one to two minutes in slow, circular motions, then leave it on for an additional 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.


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