Homemade face masks for acne and blackheads close the skin’s pores. They are your best defense against blemishes and scars left behind by acne. For oily skin, use drying ingredients like clay or Fuller’s Earth whereas for dry skin, use moisturizing agents like honey, essential oils and so on. Today, I am going to give you easy to use DIY homemade face masks recipes which you can try at home for a clearer skin.
1. Best face mask for acne
For this recipe, you will need Clay, yogurt, Jojoba oil and essential oils sourced from reputed vendors.
- 2 tbsp clay
- 1 tsp fresh, homemade or plain organic yogurt
- 2 tsp Jojoba oil or water
- Pure Juniper oil and Bergamot oil 2-3 drops each
Prepare the mask and apply it all over the face and neck. Let it dry completely before rinsing off the clean, preferably with tepid water.
2. Easy homemade face mask for acne scars
Use this effective face mask for acne scars when you have active, inflamed acne and pimples. It contains calming ingredients like oatmeal which soothe and moisturize the skin.The honey acts as an anti-bacterial agent and the lactic acid in the whole milk breaks down dead skin cells to remove blemishes and scars.
- 3 tbsp ground oatmeal (run the oatmeal in a blender until it is fine and powdery)
- 1-2 tsp local organic honey
- 2 tbsp organic whole milk
Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste to the face and neck. Lie down and relax for 15 minutes to allow the mask to dry. Rinse with warm water. Repeat this cleansing mask twice a week for clearer complexion.
3. Cinnamon and honey mask
You can heal your face with food provided you use the right ingredients. Most of these ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Cinnamon and honey mask is a healing remedy for acne scars. The cinnamon acts as a powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent which aids honey in killing bacteria that causes acne. It also lightens the acne scars, when used regularly.
- 1 tbsp each of freshly ground cinnamon powder and local organic honey
Mix the two ingredients. Apply all over the skin. Wash off with tepid water after 15-20 minutes. Repeat this remedy twice a week.
4. DIY face mask for acne and oily skin
Oily skin needs a drying agent that can absorb excess sebum and clean out clogged pores. Bentonite clay is one such agent. The lemon juice lightens the acne scars and honey in this acne mask prevents new breakouts. If you are using fruit pulp in place of lemon, the acids in the fruit lighten the scars and also prevent new breakouts. Camphor oil has hundreds of medicinal properties that are beneficial for acne prone oily skin.
- 2 tbsp Clay
- 1 tsp each local organic honey, fruit pulp (any seasonal fruit mashed) or you can use 1 tsp lemon juice.
- 2 tsp each Camphor oil and Juniper oil
Mix up all the ingredients and gently apply all over the dry and active acne. (Make sure you mash the fruit well if using. Fruits that work for this mask are papaya, bananas etc.) Wash off after 20 minutes to reveal fresh, clean skin.
5. Overnight Green tea face mask for acne
If you are looking for home remedies for acne overnight, then this is the mask for you.
- Green tea- 1 to 2 tsp
- Potato juice 1 tsp
Brew green tea and let it cool. Take out 2 teaspoons of it and drink the rest. Mix the Green tea with juice obtained by grating potato. Apply the blend all over your face and let it dry up naturally. Wash off in the morning. Potato juice has skin lightening and brightening compounds. Green tea is packed with antioxidants that fight acne.
6. Face masks for acne and blackheads
Steam your face for 5-8 minutes. Then gently scrub the areas having blackheads with a gentle homemade scrub (brown sugar and olive oil works well). You can also buy Dead Sea Mud Mask which is known to work really well on adult acne and black and whiteheads. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Apply Aloe Vera gel. If you have lots of black and white heads, apply some calamine lotion with a few drops of pure Tea tree essential oil only on the blackheads and leave on overnight.
These remedies and face masks really work! Try Them!