Acne can happen for a number of reasons, including stress and hormones. Typically it is more common among teenagers and pregnant women, but realistically we can all suffer from it.
For the most part, different treatments have different effects depending on your skin type. But some have found that natural masks and at home treatments can be the best treatments for them.
This could be because the ingredients are affecting the skin, or it could have something to do with the time taken each week to relax and take a breath.
To help you, we have found a few natural masks that can be used once to twice per week to revitalize and soothe your skin, possibly helping you to fight acne.
Baking Soda-Bran Pack
Mix ¼ cup oatmeal or bran with 2 teaspoons baking soda. Add water as needed and make a thick paste. Apply over the face, avoiding the eyes.Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse gently with warm water
Peel and crush 8 cloves garlic. Apply to face, staying away from eyes. Leave on 10 to 15 minutes, then wash off with warm wash cloth.
Mix ½ teaspoon camphor lotion, ½ teaspoon honey, and ½ teaspoon tomato juice. Apply to face, staying away from the eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes, wash with luke warm water, then rinse with cold water immediately after.
Boil ¼ cup whole milk. Let cool and then mix with juice of one fresh lime and 1 teaspoon glycerin. Apply to face, avoiding the eyes, allow to dry and then peel off or wash off with warm water.
Mix 1 1/2 tsp green clay, 1/2 tsp kaolin clay, 1 1/2 tbsp aloe vera gel, 1 tbps rosewater, and 2 drops rose essential oil. This mask can be kept refrigerated for up to four weeks. It’s a lot less expensive than going to the spa!
Although there are numerous facial masks, not every one is right for your skin. Just because a mask uses natural ingredients doesn’t mean it’s safe to use.
Before trying any of these masks, evaluate it carefully for your skin type, age, and individual needs. Always remember to moisturize and especially to wash off all your make up at the end of the day!
With a little care and the help of your at-home facial you can enjoy flawless skin!