Treat Your Acne Naturally, With Homemade Acne Facial Masks
Easy and Affordable Homemade Acne Facial Masks
Over the counter acne treatments can be expensive and make your sensitive skin even more sensitive. If you're looking for a way to treat your acne naturally at home, consider making your own acne facial masks. All of the ingredients that you need are probably already in your kitchen!
For a basic acne facial mask, mix some baking soda with water until it is pasty and gently massage it over your face after using your regular cleanser. Let the mask dry and simply rinse it off.
Your skin may automatically feel smoother and cleaner, due to baking soda's neutralizing properties. If you see improvement in your acne after using this mask once a week for several weeks, consider increasing the application frequency to several times per week.
To tighten your skin, separate the whites out from an egg and whip it slightly until it is frothy. Spread it over your skin and allow it to sit for twenty minutes. Wash it off with a gentle cleanser.
To treat scarring, beat an egg yolk until it is liquid and smooth and apply it to your skin. Wait twenty minutes and wash off with a gentle cleanser. The vitamin A should help improve any scars from your acne.
The downside: if you're allergic to eggs, don't use masks with egg ingredients!
Oatmeal and Basil
Oatmeal and basil are other home remedies for acne. Steep two-three teaspoons dried basil in one cup boiling water. Once the water has cooled to a lukewarm temperature, mix in some plain, regular oatmeal until you've created a pasty mix.
Don't mix in the oatmeal when the water is hot - that will cause the oatmeal to cook! Allow it to sit for twenty minutes and rinse off. This acne facial mask is designed to both target active acne infections (basil) and soothe your skin (oatmeal).