Most people experience this frustrating skin problem called Acne in their teen years. it is one of the most common skin problems. There are a number of different reasons why a person suddenly gets acne that refuses to go away for a long period of time. A change in hormonal levels, too much junk food, pollution, impurities, excess oil, and sebum can be some of the reasons. however, your skin can also breakout when you are too stressed or you tried a new cosmetic product that didn’t suit you and your skin reacted with acne. These angry red boils often leave scars if not taken care of properly.
Repeatedly touching the face or trying to pop the pimples is one of the most common mistakes people make. Keep the face clean and dirt free and avoid touching it as much a possible. There are some easy ways to deal with your acne problem by using the ingredients that are commonly found in everyone’s kitchen. Here are a few DIY masks that you can use to get rid of your acne.
Baking Soda Mask
Baking soda is commonly found in everybody’s kitchen. It is a cheap kitchen item that has great benefits if used appropriately. You can make a super easy face pack using baking soda that will help you get rid of the acne quickly.
To make this mask you will need:
- 2 tbsp. baking soda powder
Take two tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl and add water to form a paste. Keep stirring the mixture until it is transformed in to smooth white paste, slowly add more water if the paste seems too thick. By using a soft brush, apply the paste to your face and let it dry for 15 minutes. To remove, wet your face and gently massage the dried mask on your face in circular motions, removing it. Wash the face with cold water. You can use this mask twice a week and with regular use, it will help you get rid of the acne.
Turmeric is a magical spice that has so many uses and benefits. It is popular for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics. For hundreds of years, turmeric has been used in Indian traditional food as well in medicine. To make this amazing mask you will need following ingredients:
- Turmeric powder
- Rice flour or Gram flour
Turmeric acts as the anti-bacterial agent in this mask and reduces skin inflammation, the gram flour or rice flour absorbs the excess oil and lifts your skin while yogurt adds the soothing and cooling effect. It also has a lightening effect which can help fading the old scars.
Add 1 tbsp turmeric powder and 2 tbsp rice/gram flour in a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients and start adding the yogurt to the mix. Keep stirring to avoid any lumps and make a smooth paste of all the ingredients mentioned above. Apply to a clean face with the help of a brush and let it work for 20 minutes. Gently wash it off with water and dry the face. Your skin will glow and acne will start to lessen with its regular use. It is recommended to use this mask twice or thrice a week for better results.
Cinnamon and Honey face pack
Cinnamon powder is widely used in food and it also has great antimicrobial properties. This mask can help you greatly with the acne problem. To prepare this mask, you will need:
- Raw Honey
- Cinnamon powder
Take 2 spoons of honey and add one tbsp of cinnamon powder. Mix the ingredients until it forms a smooth paste. Now Apply this paste on a clean dry face especially on the acne prone areas. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and wash it off after drying to remove it. This can give you a nice blemish free and glowing skin and can be used three times a week.
The Egg Mask
Egg yolks and egg whites have different effects on the skin. People with dry skin can use egg yolk mask with honey to get a flawless and nourished skin. However, here we are talking about acne prone skin and egg whites combined with lemon juice are great to help reduce acne. The egg white mask is effective as it reduces the enlarged pores, redness and tightens the skin.
To make this mask you will need:
- Egg whites
- Lemon juice
Take 1 egg white, add 1 tbsp lemon juice and half teaspoon honey in it. Mix well until it becomes a sticky liquid. Apply to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash the mask off with water and dry your face with a soft towel. This homemade remedy for acne is quite effective and it should be used twice a week to get flawless skin in a short period of time.