Do you have oily and acne-prone skin? Here are 10 DIY face masks to get rid of pimples.
How To Naturally Take Care Of Acne-Prone Skin?
Acne is one of the most frequently encountered dermatological diseases. Not only teenagers are struggling with acne but also many adults are suffering from hormonal acne or rosacea. The symptoms are blackheads, cysts, pustules, and papules.
Natural and homemade formulas are effective to support pharmacological treatment. Natural ideas to fight with acne are amazing when it comes to soothing the symptoms of this disease, and it improves the appearance of the skin.
Tips To Get Rid Of Acne
Firstly, change your eating habits. Your food choices have a remarkable effect on how your skin looks. Try to avoid greasy and spicy food, keep off sweets and instead eat lots of vegetables, nuts, fish, choose whole grain products, and remember to drink plenty of water.
Secondly, use essential oils in your skincare routine. Essential oils have an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, moisturizing, and nourishing effect. Particularly recommended are tea tree oil, rose oil, and lavender oil. Add 1-3 drops to your favorite moisturizer and enjoy hydrated and radiant skin.
Thirdly, wipe your face with homemade cucumber cleansing toner, which improves skin regeneration. Cucumber contains vitamins A, C, and E, and thanks to that cucumber toner will have beneficial detoxicating, regenerative, and nutritive effects. To make this toner you need to grate the cucumber and mix with warm water and one tablespoon of honey. After 2-3 hours pour the toner through a sieve into a bottle. Wipe your face twice a day to get the best effect and then apply a moisturizer.
10 DIY Face Masks
Homemade face masks are a great idea for pimples and acne. Although there are many different drugstore products available, sometimes the most effective may be DIY preparations. Natural products contain vitamins, micro, and macroelements that heal and soften skin. I highly recommend trying homemade face masks especially for acne-prone skin as it will soothe inflammation and get rid of pimples.
Are DIY Face Masks Effective?
If you have blackheads or other skin problems caused by acne, natural skincare and DIY face masks can change your skin. Doing face masks every week will improve the condition of your skin as such products are made to purify and unblock pores.
By unblocking the pores, face masks are removing excess grease and all pollutions. As a result, your skin will be silky smooth and well cleaned and you can forget about the pimples.
Remember that DIY Face Masks can be only complementary to proper treatment. First, if you have acne, consult with your dermatologist. Also, if you use Accutane or retinoids, you can’t intensively exfoliate your skin.
Acetylsalicylic acid is great for pimples. All you need is 1-3 aspirin pills, a small cup, and a moisturizer. First, grind down the pills, then add some water so the mixture will look like a smooth paste. After that, add the moisturizer or liquid honey. You have to put it on your face and leave it till it cakes- it will take about 10 minutes.
An onion mask in a short time will heal all the pimples and reduce acne scars. To make this mask cook onion in water for 30 minutes until it softens. Onion layers should come apart. Then immerge sterile gauze in the brew. You have to put this sheet mask on your face and leave it for 1 hour. Then, remember to rinse it with warm water or chamomile brew.
Daily I highly recommend a face mask made from slices of cucumber. Put the slices on a freshly cleansed face and leave it for 15 minutes. Cucumber juice thoroughly cleanses, moisturizers, and refreshes the skin, restoring its proper pH. Also, slices of cucumber laid down on your eyelids will gentle your nerves and make you feel more relaxed. You don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive cosmetics to feel like you are at a spa.
4. Green clay mask
Green clay mask actively cleanses the skin of toxins and other impurities, tightens the pores, reducing their visibility. Also, green clay has antibacterial properties so it prevents your skin from breaking out.
To make a green clay mask pour one spoon of green clay into the bowl, then add a small amount of water, stirring constantly to get a smooth paste. Put this mask on your skin with your fingers. Wait about 10-15 minutes. Then, rinse the mask with warm water. Remember to use only to use tools made of wood, glass, or plastic because clay can’t have contact with metal as it loses healing properties.
5. Herbal mask
Another idea is to make an herbal mask made of 3 spoons of camomile, rosemary, and linden flower with 3 spoons of flaxseed. Cover the herbs with water, stirring constantly. Apply this mask on your skin, put some gauze over your face, and leave the mask for 30 minutes. Then rinse it with fresh camomile or wild rose brew. Such a mask is great for seborrheic skin as it will gently mattify and moisturize your face.
Spirulina improves blood supply, reduces the activity of sebaceous glands, and evens the skin tone. Spirulina mask effectively cleanses your skin, also it improves skin metabolism, which results in faster dead skin cell elimination. To make this mask mix one spoon of spirulina powder with water. Then apply this paste on your skin and wait 10 minutes. Rinse it with warm water.
Make an amazing mask using oat flakes to get healthy, glowing skin. First, mix 2 tablespoons of oat flakes with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and add some water to get a smooth paste. Apply this on your face and after 5 minutes rinse it with warm water. Oats contain B-complex vitamins that regulate the functions of sebaceous glands thus reducing greasing of the T zone. Also, oats minimize skin irritation.
Yeasts are a rich source of B-complex vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, and sodium. They efficiently regulate sebum production and perfectly mattify skin. Mix one tablespoon of yeasts with a spoon of lemon juice. Leave it on your skin for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. After that, you can rinse your face with cold water to tighten pores.
Yogurt contains lactic acid, AHA acid, which helps in the exfoliation of dead skin cells. Plain yogurt is a great source of B-complex vitamins, zinc, and calcium. Zinc reduces the activity of sebaceous glands, also it has an astringent and anti-inflammatory effect. Calcium protects the skin from drying and dehydration. To make this mask mix 2 spoons of yogurt with 1 spoon of honey. Apply this on your skin and wait 15 minutes, rinse.
Tumeric has been used in cosmetics production for centuries, especially in Asia and India. It has amazing healing properties as it contains curcumin which is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin has a soothing effect, removes signs of tiredness, and brings relief to the skin.
One tablespoon of tumeric mix with one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of plain yogurt. Try to get a thick paste so it won’t flow down. Rinse it with cold water. You can apply this mask every day or every week if you want to brighten your skin. However, if you will observe any adverse effects, stop using this mask. Tumeric may cause an allergic reaction.
Homemade face masks may favorably affect the overall appearance of the skin. However, if you do them quite regularly and you take care not only about your skincare but also you pay attention to your diet and it doesn’t give any effects, consult with a specialist to start pharmacological treatment.