Any homemade acne mask should focus on cleansing the skin of oil, killing acne bacteria, or exfoliating the skin to get rid of dead skin cells. Only when the ingredients in the mask achieve one or more of these objectives will it be valuable.

Facial masks have been used for hundreds of years to help keep skin beautiful and clear. Acne sufferers have often made use of everyday household ingredients to help beautify their skin and keep it acne free. You can too if you utilize the right substances.

Products For a Useful Homemade Acne Mask

At the outset, here are a small number of components that a great many people have found beneficial.

  • Honey has been used for hundreds of years to kill microbes and eliminate swelling or inflammation. The slight acidic nature of honey makes it a gentle exfoliant. It also helps kill bacteria. It attracts and retains moisture to help your skin stay soft and keep hold of its elasticity.
  • Lemon Juice: The mild acid in lemon juice (alpha-hydroxy acid) functions as a gentle exfoliant to help remove dead skin cells and keep your pores from becoming plugged. Lemon juice also leaves your skin smelling good. The acid does sting a little, so it’s not for those with sensitive skin. You do not need to purchase lemons. You can use real lemon juice bought in the store.
  • Egg white and yolk: Masks of egg whites have substances that inhibit viruses and break down cell walls in bacteria. The whites also will draw oils out from the skin and constrict or tighten the pores. Masks of egg yolks are rich in vitamin A which is helpful in healing blemishes.
  • Oatmeal when cooked and allowed to dry on the face pulls out excess oil from the pores. The hardened mask also helps abrade dead skin cells from your face when it is removed.
  • Apple cider vinegar is another mild exfoliant with alpha-hydroxy acids which will make it easier to remove old, dead skin cells. Those with hypersensitive skin can lower the concentration of vinegar.

Homemade Acne Mask Directions

Before you prepare and put on any mask make sure you cleanse your face so the mask with have the maximum result. You might wish to use one of these masks on a weekly basis. You can even rotate different masks on alternate days.

– Make a paste by combining a tablespoon of honey, an egg white and a teaspoon of glycerin. Apply to your face. Wash off with warm water after about 10 minutes.
– Cook oatmeal in water and allow it to cool. To help it stick to your skin mix in just a little honey. Then apply the oatmeal to your skin making sure to avoid your eyes. Allow it a few minutes to dry, about 20 minutes or so. Then wash it off before it gets too crusty.
– Dilute some organic apple cider vinegar with some water and pat it on your face with some cotton just before you go to bed. Wash your face in morning.

Make use of these simple items from home to produce your personal homemade acne mask to clear up your face and keep acne away.

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