6 Best Homemade DIY Face Masks for Acne – Recipes on How to Make

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Did you know that the largest organ of the body is your skin?

Your epidermis (skin) your first line of protection against bacteria and viruses. Your skin keeps you cool in the heat and warm in the cold temperatures.

Your skin is also the first to let you know when something is not going right on the inside. The usual signs are acne, rashes, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, sores, bruising, moles.

By using natural DIY facial masks at home, you can minimize daily pollutants, bacteria, and other infections that may settle on your delicate skin.

Homemade Face Mask Ingredients

  • Aloe Vera (plant or juice) is an anti-inflammatory agent that is full of anti-oxidants.
  • Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) is an anti-microbial and anti-fungal agent. It dries up excess oil, while gently exfoliating.
  • Cinnamon is a natural anti-microbial agent.
  • Coconut Oil and Olive Oil have anti-microbial and moisturizing effects.
  • Green Tea Powder is an antioxidant powerhouse. It also acts as an anti-microbial agent and decreases inflammation.
  • Honey is nature’s powerful antibiotic.
  • Lemon Juice acts as an astringent and dries out excess oil.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar is alkalizing, which balances out the pH levels of the body.
  • Papaya removes dead skin cells and decreases inflammation.
  • Greek Yogurt (or Raw Milk — do not use skim products) contains acid and fat. The acid is antibacterial, while the fats are moisturizing.
  • Sugar is a gentle exfoliant that gets rid of dead skin cell buildup and unclogs pores.
  • Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. Higher quality turmeric can stain clothes, but does not stain the face.




Before Applying Masks

steam water from bowl draped towel to open pores naturally

Before you apply a mask, make sure your skin is thoroughly clean and your pores are open. The best ways of doing this is to take a shower or use steam to clean and open pores.

  1. Boil a pot of filtered water.
  2. Transfer the water to a large bowl and let it cool down for 1-2 minutes.
  3. When the water is not too hot, place your face over the bowl and cover your head and the bowl with a towel for 5-10 minutes.

Naturally Clean Your Skin With Homemade Face Masks

Natural DIY facial masks for acne problem skin spa treatment

1. Green Tea, Honey, Lemon, Sugar

  • 1 tablespoon of green tea (tea bag or Matcha green tea)
  • 1 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar (preferably brown)

Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste over your face — excluding the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows. Rub the paste over the face for 1-2 minutes in a slow and circular movement. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

While rinsing off with warm water, use a washcloth for added exfoliating effects.

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2. Baking Soda, Honey, Coconut/Olive Oil

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut/olive oil

Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste over your face — excluding the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows. Rub the paste over the face for 1-2 minutes in a slow and circular movement. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

While rinsing off with warm water, use a washcloth for added exfoliating effects.

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3. Turmeric, Raw Milk/Greek Yogurt, Honey

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 3 teaspoons of raw milk/greek yogurt (full fat, unflavored)
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey

Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste over your face — excluding the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows. Use a makeup brush or cotton balls to apply the paste and to avoid staining your fingers. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes.

Tip: Make sure to lay paper towels around the sink to catch any spills.

Remove with a cotton ball or washcloth. If there is a yellow tint remaining, you can remove with diluted apple cider vinegar mixed with water, or a gentle toner.

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4. Cinnamon, Honey, Aloe Vera

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (preferably ceylon)
  • 3 teaspoons of raw honey
  • 1 inch of fresh aloe vera plant (only the inside gel) or 2 teaspoon of aloe vera juice

Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste over your face — excluding the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows. Rub the paste over the face for 1 minute, in a slow and circular movement. Leave on for 10 minutes.

This mask is good for removing blackheads. Do not use this mask if you have sensitive skin. If you feel an intolerable burning sensation, wash it off right away.

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5. Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Baking Soda

  • 1 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste over your face — excluding the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows. Leave this mask on for 10-15 minutes.

While rinsing off with warm water, use a washcloth for added exfoliating effects.

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6. Papaya, Honey, Lemon, Coconut/Olive Oil

  • 2 tablespoons of mashed up fresh papaya (no seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut/olive oil

Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste over your face — excluding the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows. Leave this mask on for 10-15 minutes.

While rinsing off with warm water, use a washcloth for added exfoliating effects.

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How to Clean Your Skin From the Inside

1. Drink Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Apple Cider Vinegar has been used for centuries for various disinfectant and antimicrobial purposes.

Some of the uses of this vinegar are: anti-microbial, anti-fungal, increases immunity and fights cancer, stimulates weight loss, decreases the risk of heart disease and stroke, lowers cholesterol, maintains blood sugar, and clears up acne.

ACV also prevents the growth of harmful bacteria and fungus in the digestive tract. This is important because 80% of our immune system is in our GI system.

Method: Mix in 1 teaspoons of ACV into a cup of warm water. You can squeeze in a wedge of lemon (vitamin C). Add a dash of ceylon cinnamon powder (antiseptic) and raw organic honey (antimicrobial).

Drink up to 3 times a day for smoother and clearer skin.

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2. Take Probiotics

When we do not have enough “good bacteria” or probiotics, in our system, pathogens take over and leave us susceptible to disease, cancers, and illnesses.

Live beneficial microbes in the digestive tract makes up our immune system. These good bacterias prevent the invasion of pathogens that make us sick.

They also improve digestion, prevent constipation, synthesize Vitamin K, and keep a balanced pH level (a plus for acne sufferers).

A lot of times, our healthy bacterias are accidentally wiped out by procedures that are intended to get rid of bad bacteria. These include: antibiotics (pill form, in our milk, meat, poultry, fish), recent surgeries, diarrhea (flushes out good and bad bacteria altogether), colon cleanses, too much fiber (destroys bacterial membranes), protein deficiency (protein creates mucin which is needed to create intestinal mucous — where bacterial flora thrive).

Method: Make sure to take probiotic-containing foods all-year-round. Naturally occurring foods can be found in: water or milk Kefir, Kombucha drinks, non-commercial unflavored yogurt, fermented foods, sauerkraut.

Quality probiotic capsules can also be found at your local health food store or online.

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Other Things to Keep in Mind

  1. Watch What You Eat. What you put into your body is just as important as what you on your body. Try to stay away from foods that are processed, contain chemicals, toxins, GMO (genetically modified), MSG (monosodium glutamate) and gluten (if you have sensitivities). Whatever is put on your skin is absorbed directly into the body.
  2. Clean Your Pillowcase And Sheets. Daily pollutants, dead skin cells, and oils can gather on your bedding. Constant contact with dirty bedding can irritate your gentle skin and cause clogged pores.
  3. Don’t Pick At Your Face. Picking can spread the infections from your pimples to other parts of your face. It can also lead to scarring and dark spots.

Final Word

Find a mask that works best for you. For different effects, you can alternate between masks every couple of days. With continued use, you should start seeing improvements from acne, dry or oily skin, and dark spots.

Remember to treat your outsides as well as you would your insides, and you should be having naturally glowing skin in no time!

Comments

  1. I love the first green tea one, my face always feels so rejuvenated!!

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