HOMEMADE ACNE FACIALS
Homemade acne remedies can provide a deep cleansing of the skin, while removing dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells, along with minimizing oils.
As you find masks that your skin responds to, ultimately, inflammation will be calmed, irritation soothed, and acne will lessen or clear up.
There are numerous “recipes” for creating homemade acne facials. The following are a few of the more popular options:
Baking Soda Mask
A baking soda mask helps to eliminate excess oil, dirt, and toxins on the skin, along with providing a good cleansing to the pores.
Create a mask by adding a few drops of water to your baking soda to create a paste. Spread it onto the face. Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and pat skin dry with a clean towel.
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One of the many uses of bentonite clay, which may be found at your local health food store, is to make it into a purifying clay mask, perfect for acneic skin.
Mix together 1 tbsp. of bentonite clay, 1 tsp. of apricot kernel oil, and 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Add a few drops of water as needed to create a spreadable paste. Apply the mask and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Milk Of Magnesia Mask
Magnesium has some anti-inflammatory and disinfecting properties, along with having the ability to absorb oil. This is a great option in lieu of using a clay mask. All that needs to be done is to apply the Milk of Magnesia right out of the bottle onto the face. Leave on for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Oatmeal has a lot of natural soothing and healing properties when applied to the skin. An Oatmeal facial will help reduce the inflammation and calm the redness. It may also help to curb breakouts.
Mix together 1/2 cup of raw rolled oats and 1 cup of hot water. After it cools, spread it on the face. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Olive Oil Mask
Olive oil is non comedogenic, which means it will not clog your pores, nor will it cause more acne to form. Olive oil helps to dislodge your skin’s oils and bacteria.
To make your olive oil mask, start by using your fingertips to massage about 1-2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil into your skin. Massage your face and neck in circular motions for about 3 minutes.
If you have a tabletop steamer, then lightly steam your face for a few minutes. If you do not, then you can use the old towel over the head method while running hot water or opt to lay warm washcloths onto your face. Just be careful to not overdo. You don’t want too much heat or it will redden your skin and irritate it. Once this has been accomplished, rinse off the oil using lukewarm water and finish with a cool water rinse.
Salt is a great natural cleanser and the perfect choice for cleaning out the pores and eliminating the toxins. You can use table salt or sea salt for the mask. Personally, I prefer sea salt.
Create a paste consisting of salt and a few drops of water. Let the salt/water mixture sit for about 15 minutes. Spread the paste onto the face, making sure all of the acne is covered. Leave the mask on for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
Tea Tree Oil & Aloe Vera Mask
No need to run for the hills when you hear “oil” as this is an oil that will not clog the pores, nor will it cause acne to erupt. In fact, tea tree oil has powerful anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties. Yes, it is a great option for killing acne’s bacteria. However, the skin may be sensitive to tea tree oil, therefore, start out with just a drop or two per one ounce of pure aloe vera gel. Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
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Since yogurt contains lots of anti-bacterial properties, it is a great ingredient for acneic skin. In addition, the lactic acid will help to calm inflammation and irritation, while clarifying the pores. Lastly, a yogurt mask is easy on the wallet and simple to prepare.
Start by melting 1-2 teaspoons of honey in a small bowl. Stir in one cup of plain unflavored yogurt. For a little more expense, you can opt to use organic yogurt, which will generally have more live cultures.
Then apply the mask either directly onto your acne spots or scars or over your entire face and neck. Leave on for about 20 minutes.
Leave the acne face mask on for about 10-20 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat the acne treatment daily or weekly to help you achieve the desired result.
HOMEMADE ACNE REMEDIES
The following homemade acne remedies, although not homemade acne facials per se, are the more popular homemade methods for attacking those problem zits that seem to appear out of nowhere.
To help dry up those pesky pimples, dab a little calamine lotion onto those zits before going to bed. Wash off in the morning with warm water.
To help dry up pimples, dab a little toothpaste onto the pimples before going to bed. Do not use gel. Leave on for 30 minutes or overnight. Wash off with warm water. Be careful as toothpaste may irritate the skin and encourage more zits.
Dab egg white directly onto pimples. Leave on at least 20-30 minutes, preferably overnight. Wash off with warm water.
Dab lemon juice on those pesky pimples. Leave on for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water; then give the face a splash of cool water.
Homemade acne facials can be a great option toward fighting the acne battle. Just be sure to pay close attention as to how the skin responds or reacts to the homemade natural acne treatment. In fact, run your recipe ideas past your dermatologist to see if he or she has any problem with what you are thinking of applying on your face.
Bottom Line: Natural ingredients can be effective in treating acne, along with being inexpensive. The best skin care remedies for your acneic skin might very well be right in your own kitchen.