5 Natural Face Masks for Acne Prone Skin

Date:01-07-2013 06:20:06 read:5

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Acne prone skin at all ages is a problem. Clinical treatments or intervention by specialists are expensive. You may also be troubled by the thought of how safe and effective the treatment can be. Therefore, you may want a natural treatment done at the privacy of your home that can treat acne and its scars. These are also masks that are made from ingredients that are easily available. Let us look at some such natural face masks that offer relief to acne prone skin.

1. Oatmeal, yogurt, lemon

Mix together one tablespoon each of oatmeal and yogurt. Introduce a few drops of lemon juice and apply this paste on your face. Leave it to dry for at least 20 minutes before washing off with cold water. Using this mask at least three times a week will help to control acne formation and also minimize visible acne scars.

2. Honey

Honey is a great product for all types of skin. If you can manage to get hold of 100% organic honey, there is a lot you can give your skin in terms of replenishment and treatment. Take as much honey as required to generously apply all over your face. Do not dilute; instead use it as is. Let the product seep into the pores and do its work for at least 15 minutes. Wash off with water. Honey, however, has the nature to dry skin. Therefore, if your face feels dry post the application, use a moisturizer suitable for your skin type to seal in the moisture after washing your face.

3. Cucumber

Cucumber is a great vegetable for your skin as well as your body. Therefore, most salons and spas offer cucumber facials and masks as a part of healthy skin regime. There is nothing like fresh cucumber juice to treat and soothe acne affected skin. Apply the fresh juice on your face generously and allow it to dry. Subsequently rinse it off with cold water. In time, acne and resultant scars begin to diminish.

4. Papaya, pineapple

Some fruits weave magic on skin and periodic usage helps your skin breathe and take in all the natural goodness for everlasting youthful appearance. Papaya and pineapple fall under this category of fruits favorable to healthy skin. Take a mixture of papaya and pineapple juice and massage the juice on your face. Let the mixture dry and wash face with lukewarm water. Regular use treats acne scars and gives you blemish free skin.

5. Egg whites

If your facial skin is covered with blackheads and large pores, get rid of them with egg whites. Always available at home, eggs are rich in protein and works wonders to your skin. Beat the eggs until they foam. Do not use a beater and the good old way of using a fork to beat is the best way in this case. Gently, apply the foam on your face and let it stay there for at least 20 minutes. Next, use a warm wet cloth and gently wipe away the mask from your skin. This mask helps in tightening pores and forces the blackheads out. One of the most common and effective methods of handling blackheads and pores, egg whites are certainly your savior in times of need.

Skin that is healthy is beautiful. Capitalizing on the power of nature and its goodness is always the easiest, most effective and safest means of treating skin ailments. They hardly take a few minutes and if you want to observe long lasting results, you have to spare a few minutes every week to take care of yourself.

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