3 Amazingly Effective Masks for Acne-Prone Skin

3 Amazingly Effective Masks for Acne-Prone Skin

Factors such as excess oil production, dead skin cells, bacteria and hormones can contribute to acne. Mild breakouts can often be eased with a great daily skincare routine and the occasional face mask!  The following face mask recipes contain natural ingredients that really work.

 

Oatmeal & Honey

 Oatmeal is a little powerhouse of an ingredient, having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  When coupled with anti-bacterial honey it makes for a seriously soothing mask.

 Ingredients:

1 tbsp oatmeal

1 tsp honey

3 drops lavender essential oil (optional)

 

Method:

Make up the oatmeal as you would for porridge.  Once cool, mix in the honey and essential oil if using.  Apply to a clean face and leave for 10 minutes to experience the full calming effects.

Rinse with warm water and gently pat your face dry.

 

Egg White, Papaya & Honey Face Mask

 Papaya is a great choice as it has acne-fighting vitamins and minerals and is great for reducing redness. Egg white shrinks large pores where the bacteria can grow and helps to prevent pimples and cysts. 

Ingredients:

1 egg white

½ cup papaya

1 tsp honey

 

Method:

Whip the egg white until frothy.  Mash the papaya until smooth and add to the egg white. 

Mix in the honey and stir until you have a smooth consistency.

Apply to a clean face and let it dry for 15 minutes.

Rinse your face with warm water and gently pat dry.

 

Avocado & Lemon Spot Treatment

 Avocado aids in cell regeneration and is loaded with anti-inflammatory fats that won’t clog up the pores. Honey is anti-bacterial and the lemon juice will lighten hyper-pigmentation.

 Ingredients:

½ ripe avocado

2 teaspoons honey

¼ lemon

 

Method:

Mash the avocado until really smooth, mix in the honey and lemon until completely combined. Apply to the affected areas and leave on for 5 – 10 minutes.  Remove with warm water and gently pat dry.

Please note: If you have sensitive skin then skip the lemon juice!

 

Happy pampering!

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