- 1 Homemade Facial Masks for Acne
- 2 Homemade Facial Mask Recipes for Dark Spots and Blemishes
Most people have an awkward phase that they go through that starts when they are about twelve or thirteen and continues until they are finally comfortable in their own skin. This point may not be reached for many years, but it usually occurs about the time people are leaving those teen years and graduating to the wide world.
One of the main reasons that the teen years are so difficult is that within that time period that young boys and girls go through puberty and start to feel the influx of hormones which initiate the changes that mature them toward adulthood. This process is fraught with danger for the young people. They start to develop hair where there was none before. Voices change, odor develops and a longing for the cootie-infested opposite sex begins. However, since most of these changes are either desirable or at least not visible, there is little worry associated with them. The problem comes when foods that once produced no outward issues besides added fat cells now work at generating copious amounts of body oils. Theses oils poor through the skin, block pores and become acne.
Acne is the bane of the teenager. Wanting to go to a dance with that special someone? What happens when you get a big red blotch right in the middle of your forehead? The person you are dancing with will think you are twice as attractive with that signature mark. They will see it as a sign of the maturity that is occurring within. You don’t think they will see it as desirable and you want to get rid of it? Well, there is help for the hopeless. There are some homemade acne face mask products and those that can be made from scratch that will ease the anguish of the whiteheads.
This acne face mask uses products that you can find around the house, or if you don’t have them to hand, they are easily purchased at a super market. The ingredients are baking soda water and a towel. This may sound too simple to be true, but it gets at the root of the problem which is an oily complexion and it doesn’t have any of the harsh chemicals that some commercial acne face masks contain. Just use some of the water and a small amount of baking soda to make a paste that has the consistency of Elmer’s glue. Wash your face with warm water (this opens the pores) and then pat it dry with a towel. The patting is important because it keeps the skin soft and does not irritate it like a scrubbing motion would. Apply the paste to your face just so that it is covered and leave it on for about twenty to thirty minutes. This allows the natural penetrating action of the baking soda to work into the pores. Wash the concoction off of you face and then towel dry again. Repeat this process two or three times a week.
This may seem to simple to be true, but it does work. With continued care your skin can be as clear as it was when you were a child. But make sure that you keep to the regimen or the oils will build and give the acne a place to return.
Homemade Facial Masks for Acne
Almost all adolescents experience problems with acne at sometime. Most often increased testosterone causes onset of acne in the teenage years of Homemade Facial mask for Acneboth sexes but it will usually disappear or decrease in the mid 20’s.The sebaceous oil from your skin and bacteria that lives on the surface of the skin can combine and clog skin pores causing acne to develop. Oily skin types are prone to acne even in later years. Thankfully, there are natural remedies that you can use to relieve acne and help moderate oily skin.
Homemade facial masks using natural ingredients from your own kitchen can produce amazing results in the fight against acne. Take some precautions and read the ingredients to these homemade recipes, especially if you are prone to allergic reactions. If you are allergic to any ingredient involved in the homemade facial mask avoid that one, there are several to choose from.
Facial Mask with Yogurt, Lemon and Oats.
One useful remedy to treat acne, pimples and blemishes is to prepare a homemade facial mask made from yogurt,lemon and oats. To prepare this simple mask just mix a tablespoon of each of these three ingredients until well blended. Once prepared, the mask should be applied to the face and left to dry usually about 15 to 20 minutes. Once it has dried you can remove with cool water. For quick results this mask can be applied daily and the results are noticed immediately.
Cucumber and Apple Facial Mask
This facial mask works really well for shiny or oily skin. The mixture half contains half a cucumber, half a red apple, a dash of lemon and the white of an egg. Blend these ingredients until it has the consistency of a smoothie and place in the refrigerator until cold. Smear the mixture on your face and any areas prone to acne. Let this stay on for about 15- 20 minutes and then it can be then removed with warm water.
Yogurt, Lemon, Orange and Carrot Facial Mask
Also for oily skin but with completely different ingredients. Combine the juice of an orange, a lemon and a carrot with yogurt and apply for 10-15 minutes. Wash with warm water to remove.
Honey and lemon make another popular facial masks for acne
You simply put in a bowl two tablespoons of honey and lemon juice, mixing until it reaches the perfect texture that can be placed on your face. Apply to the face and let sit for 15 minutes and remove with a little water. This mixture dries out your pimples and gradually eliminates acne.
Homemade Facial Mask Recipes for Dark Spots and Blemishes
Blemishes and dark spots can show up on women with all types of skin, and you may begin to notice dark spots and blemishes before you are 30. Overexposure to the sun is most often responsible for the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. Sun damage to the skin could have happened years ago, and can take a while to notice. Light complexion women may be more susceptible to damage from UV rays, but blemishes can plague everyone.
Thankfully, there are some facial masks you can make at home with natural ingredients (such as Strawberry face mask) that can lighten dark spots and even skin tones. While these recipes may not be as effective as some commercial products, you can make them with little out of pocket expenses. They do work but may take a few more applications than an expensive mask or product you have to purchase. Most of these masks will need to be applied 2 or 3 times a week for at least a month to get the best result. These facial mask recipes will contain natural citric acids that may burn or sting sensitive skin. Try a small spot test and if you notice a burning or stinging sensations wash it off and avoid that recipe.
So here are a few homemade facial masks recipes to lighten and brighten your complexion and hopefully get rid of dark spots.
Honey and Papaya Facial Mask
Papaya Facial maskThis honey and papaya mask is full of brightening enzymes and antioxidants that can reduce dark spots and even out skin tone. Peel one ripe papaya, and place it with 2 tbsp. of honey in a blender. Blend this until it is pureed, then apply to clean, dry skin. You can leave the facial mask on for about twenty minutes, use lukewarm water to remove.
Citrus and Oatmeal Mask
Natural citric acids can still lighten skin tone and spots without the harshness of some commercial products. To create this mask you’ll need:
- Cup Oatmeal;
- tbsp. lemon Juice;
- tbsp grapefruit juice;
- tbsp lime juice;
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until the oatmeal becomes very moist. Apply this to clean dry skin, avoiding the areas around the eyes and mouth. Only leave this mask on for 10 minutes then remove with warm water.
Homemade Pineapple Facial Mask
Another citric mask that is great for lightening tone, sun spots and cleansing skin pores. Ingredients are:
- Cup water;
- cup orange juice;
- cup crushed pineapple;
- tbsp lemon juice;
- packet plain gelatin.
Pineapple, orange juice and lemon, sounds like a great drink, but these ingredients also make an excellent facial mask. Mix all the ingredients in small pot and stir over medium heat until everything is dissolved. Refrigerate the mixture until cool. Apply a thin layer of this mask to clean dry skin, avoiding the lips and the areas around the eyes. This facial mask may take up to 20 minutes to dry. Remove by gently peeling the mask away from the skin, beginning with the outside edges.
DIY face mask for oily/acne prone skin.
Acne Face Masks.