Oily, acne-prone skin needs extra attention, especially when it comes to keeping it clean and clog-free.
A homemade acne face mask
treatment is an ideal way to give your face the care it needs. When you
use them weekly, and acne cleansers, toners and moisturizers daily, your
skin has a better chance of staying clean and clear.
Homemade face masks made with clay deep clean the skin, unclogging pores and drawing out excess oil, dirt and grime.
Lemongrass and tea tree provide additional cleansing action, eliminating bacteria that contribute to acne.
Homemade Acne Face Mask Recipe
2 teaspoons Cosmetic Clay of your choice (see left-hand column)
2 - 3 teaspoons low fat Yogurt OR strong Herbal Tea
2 drops Lemongrass or Petitgrain essential oil
1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, stirring in enough yogurt or tea to create a spreadable paste.
- Cleanse your face and leave it damp, then smooth the homemade acne mask over your face and neck, avoiding your eyes and mouth.
- Leave it to dry for about 15 to 20 minutes (Relax! Lying down is good.)
- Wash the homemade acne face mask off using a warm, wet washcloth.
- Follow with an astringent toner and a
acne treatment oil.
Do not fail to moisturize! It may seem counter-productive when your skin is already producing lots of oil of its own,
but failing to moisturize causes your skin to make more oil to replace the protective layer you just stripped from it.
Where to Buy Ingredients for Your Homemade Acne Face Mask
Yogurt, milk and herbal teas are all available at your supermarket.
My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs.
Their prices are good, their staff are wonderful, and their products
are excellent. Here's some quick links for your homemade acne face mask.
If you have Amazon Prime,
you can get your supplies delivered for free (plus anything else you
want!) I've added links to some of the ingredients - poke around on
Amazon to get everything you need...
Customizing Your Homemade Acne Face Mask
Make Ahead: This homemade acne face mask recipe is pretty much one you have to make and use (yogurt and milk don't store well) but you can pre-mix the clay and essential oils and store them in a dark glass or PET plastic jar. Click here to see some nice glass jars from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Replace the yogurt with milk, which removes dead skin cells and softens skin. (By the way, yogurt contains lactic acid, which tightens and softens skin.)
Replace 1/2 teaspoon of the yogurt with 1/2 teaspoon of aloe vera
gel, which is excellent for healing acne. Some folks with sensitive
skin react to aloe vera, so if you have sensitive skin, you might want
to skip this idea.
Use peppermint tea or any citrus tea to tone skin, and chamomile tea to calm irritation. Green tea adds age fighting antioxidants.
If you use peppermint tea, you could replace the lemongrass with peppermint essential oil - zingy!
You can also replace the lemongrass with any citrus essential oil - but you don't want to use citrus oils if you'll be exposing your skin to sunlight, since can increase your risk of sunburn.
Ready-to-Go Organic Acne Facial Products
If you're struggling with acne and you're looking for skin care products
that are a little more sophisticated than this homemade acne face mask,
I definitely recommend Just Natural Organic Care.
All their products are organic - they're better than most commercial
products because they only use the best ingredients - no harsh fillers
or chemicals to hurt your skin. Check these out!
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Acne Facial Scrub
"I love this stuff. It's amazingly all natural and makes your skin
feel so soft. I have adult acne and notice that when I use this stuff
before I go to bed my skin is much less irritated in the morning. Love
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Acne Face Cream
"Best blemish acne cream I've ever used. Calms the blemish down
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Want to make more than just a homemade acne face mask? Use the Search Box to find more recipes.
Simply type in "acne" (without the quotes) and hit Search. All the pages
on this site that contain the word Acne will pop up. Poke through them
and decide which ones suit you best - and remember, you can use more than one recipe depending on your skin's needs of the moment.
Here's a few more acne recipes to get you started...
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