Acnes are usually caused when the hair follices trap dead skin cells and oil. The follicles get clogged and cannot breathe. Acnes usually occur at those areas which secreate more oil like face, upper chest and back. Most of the people start getting acne issues during puberty due to hormonal changes. Various other causes of acne include infections, improper diet, stress, etc. If you are one of those suffering from acnes, you would know how problematic they are. Once they start bursting out, it is very difficult and time consuming to get rid of them. You can try some of the home made face masks to get rid of them.
Here Are Some Of The Effective Face Masks For Acne:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Mask
Apple Cider Vinegar is anti-bacterial in nature. It will kill all the acne causing bacteria in your skin and will make it healthier. Also, the vinegar helps in maintaining the pH of your skin. A balanced pH is very important for a healthy skin, it makes the skin hostile for the bacteria to survive. Another property of apple cider vinegar which makes it good for a face mask is that it is an astringent. So, it causes the skin to contract. As a result, the size of the pores reduces avoiding them to trap oil and dirt.
Adding Baking Soda to the mask would add to the benefits as baking soda is also anti-bacterial. It will kill all the bad bacteria in your skin. An added advantage of banking soda is it’s grainy texture which makes it a good exfoliant. Exfoliation helps in removing the upper layer of dead skin and bring out the new healthier skin.
1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoons Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Honey
Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of honey. Apply the mask on clean, washed face. Gently massage the mask on your face for a minute or so. Make sure not to be harsh on your skin, massage gently. Since the facial skin is delicate, you have to be genlte. Let the mask set for around 15 minutes after which you can rinse it off with warm water.
2. Cinnamon Mask
Cinnamon is an anti-bacterial, which makes it perfect to be used against acne. It will kill all the acne causing bacteria in your skin. Also, cinnamon is anti-inflammatory. This property of cinnamon helps in soothing the skin against any kind of inflammation caused due to irritation or rashes. Honey is a also a very good anti-bacterial agent. It will complement the benefits of cinnamon mask. Also, honey is a very good moisturizer. If your skin feels unhealthy and dry, you can try this face mask. Honey in the mask will provide nourishment to your skin, and at the sime time it will fight against acne.
2 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix both the ingredients to form a fine paste. Apply the mixture on clean, dry face. Let the mask work for 10 to 15 minutes. You can then rinse it off with clean water.
3. Turmeric Mask
Turmeric is very well known for its beauty benefits. It is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory product. It helps in killing all the bad bacteria which reside in your skin. Facial skin is very sensitive and gets easily irritated resulting in inflammation. Turmeric helps in dealing with the inflammation as well.
You can add honey to make a turmeric mask. Honey would add to the anti-bacterial property of turmeric. Honey, being a very good moisturizer, will help in keeping your skin nourished and healthy.
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons of milk
Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric in 2 teaspoons of honey and 2 teaspoons of milk. Mix the contents properly to make a fine paste. Apply the mask on clean, dry face. Let the mask work for around 15 minutes, after which you can rinse it off with warm water.
4. Green Tea
Green Tea is an astringent, it contracts your skin causing the pores to reduce in size. Since the basic idea of acne originates from the pores capturing oil and dirt, smaller pores mean lesser acne. Also, green tea would help in drying the excessive oil in your skin, avoiding the pores to get clogged. Above all, green tea has antioxidants. These help in destroying the free radicals and keeping your skin healthy. The best part is that the green tea mask is the tea bag itself.
Green Tea Bag
Boil water in a pan. Add the green tea bag to the boiling water. Let the tea brew. Once you think that the tea is done, you can take off the pan. I am sure you know how to make green tea. You can then pour the tea in a cup and sip it. Sipping green tea has its own amazing benefits. Do not throw the tea bag. Let it cool down a little. Wash your face properly and pat it dry. Rub the tea bag on your face and gently massage with it for around a minute. Let the green tea work for 15-20 minutes after which you can rinse it off with warm water.
5. Lemon Mask
Lemon is an atringent so it will contract you skin, causing the pores to get smaller. Smaller pores will trap less of oil and dirt. Also, it will cause drying of the oil in your skin. So, the oil will no longer be able to cause issues. Lemon is a source of citric acid, which would make your skin hostile for the bacteria to survive. It will kill all the acne causing bacteria, giving you a better skin.
You can use honey with lemon to make mask. Honey will help in nourishing your skin. Lemon juice alone can be harsh on your skin, so it is always good to mix it with some other ingredient before using it as a mask.
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
Juice out a lemon and add one teaspoon of it to two teaspoons of honey. Mix them well to get a smooth paste. Wash you face with your regular facewash ad apply the mask all over your skin. Let it work for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
6. Aloe Vera Mask
Aloe Vera is extremely good for your skin. It is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. It will clear your skin of all the acne causing bacteria. Also, it will help in soothing your skin against any kind of irritation or inflammation. Major content of aloe vera is water, it keeps your skin hydrated. The basic issue with acne is that it is caused due to excess oil. So, you have to keep your skin dry and dry skin feels unhealthy. Aloe Vera comes out as a help in this case. It not only works on your acne but also helps in keeping your skin hydrated and healthy.
It is always better to have an aloe vera plant, rather than using the aloe vera products available in the market. If you have the plant, cut out one of its leaves. Break the leaf from centre and it will spill out a gel. That is exactly what we call natural aloe vera gel. Wash your face properly with your regular facewash and dry your skin with a towel. Apply the gel all over your face. Let the gel work for 15 – 20 minutes, after which you can rinse it with warm water.
7. Garlic Mask
Garlic mask sounds a bit strange, but it is very effective. Garlic has antibacterial properties which would help you to fight against the acne on your body. A lot of people avoid garlic when going out in public. So you can try the face mask at night, when your chances of meeting people are the least. You can add aloe vera in garlic mask. Aloe vera has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It will help garlic fight against the bacteria. Also, it will help you in getting rid of any type of irritation or inflammation. So if you have huge, paining acnes then you can use aloe vera.
2-3 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons of aloe vera.
Take a spoon of garlic juice, make sure that the garlic is freshly juiced. Mix 2 teaspoons of garlic juice with 2 teaspoons of aloe vera. Apply the mixture on clean and dry face. Let the mask work for 10 – 15 minutes. You can then rinse it off with warm water.
8. Sugar Mask
This one is really simple. But you should alternate the sugar mask with any of the above masks. This is because, sugar is a very good exfoliator. It will help you in getting rid of the dead skin cells and excessive oil on your face. So, it properly cleans your skin and cleaner skin is less prone to acne.
2 teaspoons of white sugar
1 teaspoon of brown sugar.
Mix 1 teaspoon of brown sugar with 2 teaspoons of white sugar. Add little water to the mixture so that you can make a fine paste. The mixture would feel like a scrub with sugar granules in it. Apply the mask on clean and dry face. Massage gently. Make sure that you are very genlte, because the facial skin is very delicate. You would not want to end up with rashes while trying to get over with acnes. So take extra care. Also, make sure you do not burst any of your acnes. If they are big and painful then avoid using this mask. Let the maks stay for 15 – 20 minutes after which you can rinse it with warm water.
The above masks would definitely help you in getting rid of acnes. But make sure you drink a lot of water. Our face is a reflection of our body. So if we are unhealthy, acne is a signal. Make sure you eat right and drink a lot of water.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.