6 Homemade Facial Masks for Acne Prone Skin
Acne may be a very common problem but one that can leave you physically and emotionally scarred for years. Face is one region that requires the most maintenance because it receives the brunt of all evils from acne to UV rays to other kinds of blemishes and skin care issues. While clean lifestyle and healthy foods habits can help prevent the onset of acne, sometimes the problem is inevitable. Here are some simple and effective DIY homemade face masks for acne prone skin.
1. Egg yolk mask
Carefully break 3 to 4 eggs to extract only the yolks. Save the whites for something else. Use a spoon to blend the egg yolks to a creamy consistency. Take a cotton pad, dip in the yolks and apply on face gently. Let it dry until it forms a crispy shell on your face. Pull off the dry shell as much as possible without the use of water. Subsequently, rinse your face with warm water. Use a mild cleanser after this procedure. The remaining egg yolks in the bowl can be covered tightly with a plastic film and refrigerated for 2 to 3 days. This mask pulls out impurities from pores, tightens pores and prevents clogging of dirt or grime.
2. Almond mask
Acne can appear not just on oily skin but also on dry skin. Soak 5 to 6 almonds in some milk overnight. Grind the nuts along with milk to a smooth paste and apply on face. Let it dry. Rinse with lukewarm water. Besides reducing formation of blemishes, acne or their scars, this mask also replenishes skin of required moisture levels.
3. Strawberry and honey mask
Salicylic acid is a primary ingredient in many acne medications. It is used to unclog pores, cut down bacteria and exfoliate. This element is naturally found in abundance in strawberries. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties. Mash them together and apply the paste on your face. Leave for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry and moisturize. You will begin to notice differences quickly.