Many products aimed at acne can irritate sensitive skin even further, so before you make any purchases, try a few simple homemade facial masks for acne.
These must-try recipes are easy and quick to prepare and they can help you get rid of acne without any dangerous chemicals.
Oatmeal and Onion Homemade Facial Mask for Acne
With oatmeal cleansing the clogged pores and onion's effect in preventing scarring, this easy to make at home facial mask for acne is a winner.
1/2 cup of oatmeal, plain and unsweetened
2 medium onions
Cook the oatmeal and shred the onion in a food processor. Mix the two while the oatmeal is still warm and add honey for better consistency.
Honey, Nutmeg and Cinnamon Facial for Acne
While nutmeg can fight inflammation and honey has is a strong humectant, cinnamon helps exfoliate the skin and kill the bacteria that causes acne.
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon nutmeg powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
Mix the three ingredients in a small bowl until you get a brown paste and gently dab it onto your skin without rubbing. Keep it on for 30 minutes and keep a towel handy as this at home facial mask for acne is likely to drip.
Green Clay and Honey Homemade Acne Facial
Green clay soothes the skin, while honey's antimicrobial properties help get rid of bacteria faster.
1 tablespoon green clay
1 teaspoon honey
Mix the clay (1 part) with water (2 parts) and add a teaspoon of honey. Add more clay or water to get the right consistency and keep on for 15 minutes.
Strawberry and Honey Homemade Acne Facial
Rich in salicylic acid, strawberries are especially useful for your skin used in combination with honey, lemon juice and brown sugar for gentle exfoliation.
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Mash the strawberries and add the other ingredients. Mix well and keep on your face for 10 minutes before rinsing this acne mask off with lukewarm water.
Egg White and Lemon Facial Mask for Acne
This simple facial mask combines the powerful anti-oil effects of egg white with the slightly acidic lemon juice that prevents minor face discolorations related to acne.
1 egg white
Separate the yolk and beat the egg white in a bowl. Squeeze the juice from the lemon sliced in half into the bowl and keep beating until you get a dense paste, that should be allowed to dry on your face before rinsing.