When you’ve got a date on Friday and your skin isn’t cooperating, a DIY face mask for acne is what you need to save the date.
Acne is not just a problem for teens going through awkward puberty; it can also affect women and men of all ages. This could be from hormones, one’s surroundings, stress levels, or just zits being their annoying selves. Even if you can’t avoid acne, these easy-to-make DIY masks will treat your acne almost as quickly as they appear. Best of all, nearly all of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen pantry.
1. Baking Soda Mask
The first item on this list isn’t exactly something you eat, but one of its many popular uses does involve rubbing it onto your face. Sodium bicarbonate, or more popularly known as baking soda, has antiseptic properties that will help unclog pores and clear any dead skin cells from your face.
How-to: Mix one part each of baking soda and water to form a thick paste. Gently massage your face with the paste for at least two minutes, then leave it on for at least 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly afterward, and pat dry for the squeaky clean feeling.
2. Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Mask
This seemingly sweet and sour concoction will also slough off any dead skin, as well as clean out your pores.
How-to: In a bowl, place one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, two teaspoons of cooled green tea, five teaspoons of sugar, and one teaspoon of honey. Mix well to form a sticky paste. If you feel it’s too watery, add more sugar to thicken it.
Massage the mask gently onto your face in a slow, circular motion. The sugars in the paste are a natural exfoliant to scrub out any dead skin and other impurities. Let sit for at least 10 minutes, then rinse.
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3. Honey and Milk or Yogurt
Not only is dairy delicious, it’s also great for slathering on your skin with honey. The creamy white liquid will soothe irritated or reddened skin, making it the perfect ingredient for a gentle facial mask. Yogurt also helps, if you prefer a thicker consistency over milk.
How-to: Use a tablespoon of room temperature milk or yogurt with another tablespoon of honey. Spread a thin layer over your face, though feel free to add more if you think the mixture is too runny. Leave it to dry for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing.
4. Egg White Mask
Eggs are so versatile, you can even use them on your face as a DIY face mask for acne. These protein-rich white spheres not only help against acne; they also absorb excess oil from your face, which leads to less build-up of skin problems.
How-to: What you’ll need is a frothy consistency, so separate the yolks from around three eggs. Whisk the whites until they are a stiff white froth, and let it rest for a few minutes. Apply the froth to your face in thin layers, adding more as each layer dries out. After you’ve finished all the layers, let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry. As eggs have a drying effect on skin, be sure to also apply moisturizer to your face afterwards.
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