4 Easy to Make Homemade Acne Masks
Have you ever felt like sometimes your acne is just too bad to tackle blemish by blemish?
Masks can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your skin, clearing out pores before they ever have a chance of becoming an unsightly pimple.
But since masks at the spa can cost triple digits, here are some recipes for some of the most beneficial homemade acne-treatment masks.
1. Baking Soda Mask
Remember when some of your friends would put toothpaste on their acne and swear that it would work? This is due to the fact that many toothpastes are very high in the ingredient sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda.
But if you’re not sure whether your toothpaste has a lot of baking soda in it, or you don’t want your face to smell like a stick of gum, you can just mix a little baking soda and water.
After you’ve washed your face, coat your face in the baking soda mix using clean hands. Let the mask sit while you relax or do things around the house, at least thirty minutes. Then, when you’ve rinsed the baking soda off you’ll immediately feel softer, cleaner skin.
2. Egg White Mask
One of the main causes of acne is having pores that are so large they become clogged with oil, dead skin and, of course, bacteria. In order to tighten these pores and make their openings smaller, you might want to try an egg white mask.
Simply separate the yolks from the whites, whipping the whites until they become frothy but before they become stiff. Apply the frothy mix to your face and let it sit until it dries. Then wash your face with warm water.
You’ll find that your pores are not only smaller, but any redness or inflammation will also be reduced thanks to the egg whites.
3. Egg Yolk Mask
If you’ve tried the egg white mask, this is a great way to get rid of some extra egg yolks. This mask is great for reducing the appearance of acne scars and to add some extra nutrients to damaged skin.
Egg yolks are rich in vitamin A which is an important vitamin for the health of your skin. To make this mask, just whip up the egg yolks that you’ve separated from the whites and apply it to clean skin.
After leaving it on your face for about a half an hour, rinse off the dried egg yolks and you’ll find that your skin is not only enriched with nutrients, but it will also have more moisture and be more supple without clogging your pores.
4. Sea Salt Mask
This mask is great if you’ve got any dry, flaky skin because it works as a natural exfoliant. Mix sea salt, or even sugar, with a tiny bit of water and gently rub all over your face, focusing on flaky zones.
You might want to try to do an exfoliating mask like this regularly because getting rid of dead skin cells can greatly reduce your risk of getting more clogged and infected pores.
With acne, it’s important to remember that something that works for someone you know, won’t necessarily work for you. Keep trying different products like these all-over acne treatments you can easily do at home.