Acne is a very common problem, yet many people do not know how to cure it properly, so they usually rely on buying the medicine prescribed by the doctor. But one of the greatest ways to cure acne is to make facial masks at home and apply them. It is better than the masks you buy at the stores as they may contain chemicals but the homemade masks are organic, cheap, and the ingredients are readily available and are the most effective. Here are some of the best facial masks that you can prepare at home and treat your acne problems successfully.
Salt mask is one of the easiest facial masks to prepare for acne treatment. Salt is an effective natural cleanser. It largely helps in reducing the oil of your skin. Oily skin forms the base for acne. Salt helps in making your skin oil-free as well as acne-free. All you need to prepare this mask is salt and water. Sea salt will do wonder, but even cooking salt will work. Mix the salt in water and make a uniform paste. Apply this paste on the acne spots and leave it on for 10-20 minutes. Wash your face off with clean water after that. Witness how salt cleans and dries acne spots.
This is another easy-to-make facial mask. Take a spoon of honey and heat it up to make it softer. Now add a spoon of yogurt and mix them to a paste. Now apply the paste on your skin after you clean your skin nicely. Leave the paste for 10-20 minutes and wash it off with a washcloth. You can add another spoon of pre-heated honey if you have a dry skin. This mask brings immediate changes on your skin – it works like a wonder.
*Other hand, you can also use plain yogurt/sour curd in a daily basis (explained in my previous post) to maintain a healthy skin.
Egg white mask
This mask only involves the white part of the egg and not the yellow part. So you need to carefully separate the egg white out in a bowl and whip it until you get a dense form. Now clean your face with a cleanser and apply this egg white mask all over your face and wait for at least 15 minutes. Now, use lukewarm water to wash off the mask. Your skin will be toned and you will get rid of pimples very easily. If you have oily skin, then it is recommended to add some lemon juice to achieve a better result. However, avoid using this recipe if you are allergic to eggs.
You can make two types of facial masks using oatmeal. The first one is to make a paste of oatmeal and water, clean your face using a cleanser, apply it on your face, leave the mask for 20 or 30 minutes, and wash it off with warm water. This will leave your skin smooth and soft and will reduce your acne. Another method is a little complicated but works significantly on removing your pimples. Just peel one medium sized onion and make a smooth puree of it. Cook half cup of plain oatmeal and when it cools down, add the onion puree. Apply this mask on your face and gently wash away your face after 15 minutes. This might be little smelly but the good it would do to you is more important.
Baking Soda Mask
Baking soda is another effective ingredient, but it is kind of tricky. It does not work in all types of skin – you just have to prepare this facial mask at home and try it out – if it works for you, you repeat it few times a week, and if it does not work for you, then there are still many facial mask ideas already. For this particular mask recipe, you need to mix baking soda in water, clean your face with a cleanser and apply the mask on your face, leave it for 5-10 minutes, wash your face and witness the miracle. Your face will be extremely soft and you can say goodbye to your pimples.
Every skin is different, even these are home made masks, these will also work differently for different skin texture, but it works for sure. Choose the best masks among the ones mentioned above. It is not wise to use just once and after witnessing the significant acne reduction, if you do not use it regularly – this will hinder the complete treatment process. For treating acne completely and for improving your skin appearance, you need to use the mask that suits you the best for at least few times a week to have a permanent result.
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