There are few things more embarrassing and damaging to a person’s self image than acne. There are also few things more frustrating than spending a small fortune on chemical-laden products that don’t seem to work. One alternative is making your own face masks for acne with natural ingredients you probably have at home. Homemade acne face masks are excellent natural remedies for getting rid of acne breakouts and eliminating acne scars. Read on to know the top acne face masks that are easy to make and really work:
Separate the yolk from the white part of an egg using an egg separator. Beat the egg white, and the juice from 1/2 a lemon, until fluffy peaks form. Open your pores slightly by rinsing your face with warm water first, then apply the egg whites. Allow the mask to dry for about 30 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
CINNAMON HONEY MASK
Honey has natural antibiotic properties that can kill germs that may cause acne. Cinnamon is a natural anti-microbial to help stop bacteria in its tracks. When combined, these two powerhouses can help combat and treat acne effectively and easily. Rinse your face and pat the skin dry. Mix two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon until completely blended. Then you can either apply the mask to your entire face or spot treat. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes then rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.
Salt mask is not only effective for treating acne, but also can be developed very easily. All you need is a little sea salt/cooking salt and water. Mix salt in water and leave it on for 20 minutes. Apply this salt mask to the acne spots and then wash it off with clean water after 10 to 20 minutes. Salt is an effective natural cleanser, which reduces the oil in your skin to a considerable amount, thereby leaving your skin oil as well as acne free.
BAKING SODA MASK
Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and apply this mixture of baking soda and water all over your face. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. This homemade mask makes your skin clear and regular application will help you get rid of acne easily and rapidly.
TOMATO CAMPHOR MASK
Mix 1/2 tsp. camphor lotion and 1 tsp. each of tomato juice and honey to form a sticky paste. Apply the paste to your face and let it stay on for 15 minutes. Rinse it off, first with lukewarm water and then cold water to tighten your pores.
Crush six uncoated aspirin tablets in a clean coffee grinder or food processor, or just smash them between layers of waxed paper with a mallet or rolling pin until you create a fine powder. Combine the aspirin with 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to form a paste. Apply this paste to your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Make a paste of oatmeal and water and apply it on your face and then leave for 20 or 30 minutes. After washing it off with lukewarm water, you will feel your skin smooth and soft.