I am not too fond of summers. The heat and perspiration give me acne breakouts that are painful and often leave behind ugly blemishes. Now, I use Cetaphil face wash religiously. It has worked wonders for my skin. But, when it comes to using face packs and face masks, I like to whip them up in my kitchen with natural ingredients.
One of my favourite face mask ingredients to deal with acne is honey because honey helps eliminate acne and the residual scars. Also, it hydrates the skin, locks in moisture and promotes skin cell regeneration. Additionally, honey has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Use raw or organic honey in your face masks always.
Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Green tea
- Throw in 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a bowl
- Put 2 teaspoons of chilled green tea
- Now, add 5 teaspoons of sugar
- Lastly, add 1 teaspoon of honey to this concoction
- Stir well
- Also, for a thicker consistency, add more sugar
Spread this mask on your face and neck evenly. Gently massage in circular motion with your fingertips to remove dead cells and enhance blood circulation. Sugar is a great natural exfoliator; it helps in breaking up scar tissues and unclogging skin pores. Now leave the mask on till it dries. Wash it off with cold water. Use this mask every weekend and wait for the magic!
Cinnamon and Honey Face Mask:
- Cinnamon powder
- Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a bowl
- Put 2 teaspoons of honey
- Blend the ingredients well
- If the concoction is too thick, add more honey to it
Dampen your face with wet cotton balls. Now apply this face mask all over. Leave in on for 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Tap your face dry and apply rose water to close the open skin pores. You can use this mask twice a week for brilliant results.
Turmeric, Milk and Honey Face Mask:
- Turmeric powder
- Raw milk
- Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a bowl
- Put in 1 teaspoon of honey
- Add 2 teaspoons of milk
- Blend the ingredients well to form a thin paste
Gently apply the mask all over your face and neck using a makeup brush (don’t use fingers for application of this mask because you will end up having stained nails). Wash it off with cold water after it dries up. Now, you might end up having yellow tinges on your face and neck. Worry not. Just dab a cotton ball into cold, raw milk and wipe your face off.
Try these effective and easy-to-make face masks this weekend and let me know how did it go!