Acne or pimples are one condition, which strikes people of all skin types. Specially formulated homemade and natural facemasks are great for various skin types that help to reduce and prevent acne. Different formulations are suited for different skin types. The main idea of a mask is to remove the build up of impurities, unclog the pores and increase the production of collagen, which helps to tone the skin and keep the skin healthy.
A mask is to be left on for at least 15-20 minutes in order to work its magic on the skin. Make sure you gently cleanse your face with a mild cleanser in order to remove the superficial grime. Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells. This allows the mask to get absorbed into your skin. Here are some of the popular facemasks for acne-prone skin.
Face Masks For Pimples
A mask made of fuller’s earth is the ideal mask for oily skin. Take two heaped tablespoons of fuller’s earth and to it add enough rose water to make a paste. Now apply this paste all over your face and neck. The fuller’s earth works by absorbing the excess oil from the skin and the rose water acts as an astringent by cooling the skin and sealing the skin pores. Use this mask at least twice a week for best results.
Mask For Dry skin
Dry skin is also prone to break outs. It is important to use a rich hydrating facemask to help moisturize the skin and keep it supple. For dry skin blend some avocadoes and make a paste by adding generous amounts of honey to it.
Now apply this pack over your face. Top it up by applying ice as it helps in better absorption of the pack. Glycerine and honey work very well for dry skin that is prone to acne.
Essential Oil Face Mask
Another facemask for combination and dry skin is a honey and lavender oil facemask. Combine an egg, lavender oil and honey to form a pack and apply this all over your face. Wash it off after some time.
Egg helps to remove all the grime and impurities while the lavender oil has antiseptic properties that prevent germs and bacteria from getting into the pores and causing pimples. Honey helps to retain the skin moisture and protects the skin from excessive damage.
Lemon Face Mask For Acne
A face mask made of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric, tomato puree and rose water works wonders on the skin. It helps to minimize the acne due to the acidic effects of the lemon juice. Leave it on your skin for 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water. The rose water soothes the skin and the turmeric acts as an antiseptic.This mask is suitable for oily skin.
The eggy yolk is excellent for dry skin. Take a couple of egg yolks and beat them well. Add a tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of curd to this paste and mix well. Now apply this pack on your face for 20 minutes and wash off. Your face will be smooth, blemish free and glowing.