Who doesn’t hate it when those annoying little red spots pop up on our faces? They’re annoying to look at, annoying to feel and they absolutely decrease our confidence! They’re so annoying yet it is so easy to get them! Weather, diets, lifestyles,etc. There are so many things that can cause break out. Some cover them with make up but it would just clog our pores and make our faces break out even more. I can say that I’m pretty lucky because I don’t get acne very often but when I eat fast food a lot or do not get enough sleep, my skin does break out. I tried this following 3 face masks and voila! my skin got clearer in a couple of days (however I did have to combine them with healthy diets as well because what you put inside your bodies has more control over how your skin look like than what you put on top of it).
First, you have to start with a clean face. So when you have acne, it means that your skin is in a very vulnerable, sensitive condition. Using a gentle facial cleanser would really help. Avoid cleansers with micro beads (this has become illegal anyways), harsh chemicals is a must. Or you can just look for cleansers that say “for sensitive skin” or soap-free. If you don’t have them and don’t want to buy a whole new bottle of cleanser then you can use honey to clean your face. Honey has anti-bacterial property so it can really sooth your skin. I used to clean my face with only honey for a long time and I loved how my skin felt. It was squeaky clean and really soft. Then you can apply one of the following masks! 🙂
- Turmeric mask: Turmeric contains a photochemical called curcumin, which can benefit the body, both inside and out.Turmeric mask works for acne and eczema. It reduces inflammation and redness, and promotes skin healing. Due to turmeric’s antioxidant properties, it has been used for skin rejuvenation. It helps softening lines and wrinkles, giving the face a more youthful appearance. It is also effective with rosacea – a chronic skin condition that is characterized by redness and pimples. It eases the redness and treats this disease.Ingredients 1 teaspoon of turmeric; 1 teaspoon of raw organic honey; 1 teaspoon of milk (or natural yogurt).
Put turmeric into a little bowl. Add honey. Then add milk or yogurt. You can adjust the amount of milk to make the paste more or less thick, but make sure it’s a firm paste that will stick to your face. Turmeric is a dye and it can stain anything, so you don’t want it dripping off your face. Let the mask dry on your face. This means leaving it on for about 20 minutes and then washing it off with cool water. Dry your face gently with a cloth.
- Egg white and Lemon mask:
The egg white helps reduce excess sebum in your skin by shrinking the size of your pores. It will also give your skin a firmer and more even look by greatly reducing larger pores. Lemon brightens and exfoliates. Lemon is also a natural source of vitamin C and rich in alpha hydroxy acids. The combination of egg whites and lemon helps create the perfect face mask for acne or oily skin.
Ingredients: 1 egg white; juice of half a lemon.
Beat the egg white first until it turns a bit frothy. Add the lemon juice to your egg white. Apply the face mask on your face, avoiding the eyes and mouth area, where the skin is dryer and more sensitive. Leave your face mask on your skin for about 30 minutes. Gently rinse it off with warm water
3. Oatmeal mask:
Oatmeal can be used cooked or plain to make masks that relieve acne symptoms. Its soothing and exfoliating properties remove dead skin cells, soak up excess oil and relieve the discomfort associated with acne.
Oatmeal can be used on its own without any other ingredients to treat acne. Boil 1/2 cup oatmeal in 1/3 cup water and allow it to cool, creating a thick paste that can be applied to any area of skin affected by acne. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Good luck ! 🙂