Acne can sometime feel like an unwanted house guest that just doesn’t budge from the sofa. While you may not be able to get rid of your guest, fortunately, you can do something about acne. If you’ve tried every possible cream and treatment, maybe it’s time for some home remedies to do the trick. Find out how with these excellent masks for acne-prone skin. Since some ingredients can be strong, we recommend a test patch on your neck or wrist before you lather these on.
1. The honey pack
In a shallow bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of honey with half a teaspoon of turmeric and half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder. To this, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, mix it into a thick paste and apply it over the face and neck. Let it sit for 20 – 30 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Turmeric is anti-bacterial in nature and when combined with healing honey and acidic lemon, it soothes infected, acne-prone skin.
2. The charcoal pack
Place 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal or the powder from 1 capsule in a bowl. To it, add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera pulp. Blend this into a goopy black paste and apply it to your face and neck. Let it dry for 40 minutes then wash it away with cold water. As activated charcoal draws out impurities and apple cider vinegar fights bacteria, this mask curbs and controls the spread of acne.
3. The mud pack
To 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth (multani mitti), add 1 tablespoon of lime juice and 4 drops of tea tree oil. Mix them together and apply it over your face and neck. Once it dries after 30 minutes, wash away with warm water. Tea tree oil is a known for its anti-fungal properties so together with clarifying fuller’s earth and brightening lime juice, it can stop acne in its tracks.
4. The neem pack
In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of gram flour (besan) with 1 tablespoon cold milk and 1 tablespoon neem powder. Mix it well and apply it over your face and neck. Leave it to dry for 30 minutes and wash it off with warm water. This mask is ideal for controlling excess oiliness and stopping acne from the root.
5. The turmeric pack
Try the magic of turmeric along with these other natural ingredients to make a completely chemical-free face pack that drives acne away.