For those who have acne prone skin, finding solutions with the right ingredients that won’t cause a breakout can be a challenge. Look no further! We have some killer DIY acne face masks for you to try where you won’t need to sacrifice your firstborn to pay for. The best part is that you don’t need to take a visit to a fancy spa or a ton of money. All you have to do is poke around your kitchen cabinet for some extremely useful household items to help you get rid of those zit-zapping, whitehead-popping days.
Honey, honey, honey. Bees love it, bears love it and, gosh darn it, so should you! With the exception of chocolate-covered ants or crickets … (unless that’s your thang)…, honey is the only product you will consume made directly from an insect, it’s Mother Nature’s go to for nourishment and skin remedies. Because of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s the perfect base ingredient for an acne mask. It has one heck of a shelf life.
Mix all ingredients into a bowl, and add more sugar if you desire a thicker consistency. Apply to your face with a cotton pad by gently massaging it on to your skin. Leave the mixture on your skin for approximately 10 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. For the best results, use this mask 1 to 2 times per week.
A super simple recipe that you can use daily featuring the all important honey and its equally impressive counterpart, cinnamon. Like honey, cinnamon has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it the perfect pairing. Simply combine both ingredients and spread the mask on your skin with your fingers, letting it sit for approximately 15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. After washing, be sure to use a toner for the best results. This is one of our favorite DIY acne face masks because it is just 2 ingredients. EASY PEASY!
Honey, Milk and Turmeric Face Mask
• 1 tsp Turmeric powder
• 1 tsp Honey
• 1- 2 tsp Raw milk
Known for it’s use mostly in the cooking world, Turmeric also contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well as helps fade blemishes and acne scars. Raw milk has lactic acid that works as a gentle exfoliant and can produce anti-aging results. Combine all items into a bowl and apply to your face using a makeup brush. The paste should be thick, leave it on for approximately 10 minutes and you can re-apply this mask 2-3 times per week for optimum results.
NOTE: Turmeric is notorious for staining and as much as you appreciate an Ooompa Loompa as Charlie would, I’m pretty sure you don’t want your fingers looking like theirs. Rub a cotton ball in the milk if you notice a yellow tinge on your skin afterwards, it should come right out.
As frustrating as zits can be, there are so many natural ways to be able to ward it off. Acne face masks is just one way. Watching what you eat and drinking green tea are also great ways to avoid potential breakouts. But it’s not the acne we’re concerned about with these recipes, it’s being able to resist nibbling on the ingredients we’re trying to keep from doing!