DIY acne face mask- The most effective remedy ever!!
- Jan 29, 2019
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Acne, we all hate it but a lot of us have it. I have been a victim of terrible acne all my life and still get the occasional zits but I have found ways to help cleanse my skin effectively using home remedies only. Now, there are a lot of DIY acne face mask recipes available on the internet today but the problem is there are too many of them!!! The real problem is testing and finding the one that actually works.
In this blog post, I am going to give you one and only one solution that will help you clear up without going back and forth. There can be several reasons for your acne. Identify the underlying cause as well to achieve clear skin. This was one of the important turning points for me.
Why DIY is the best hack?
Every time I had a breakout, I realized something wasn’t well with my digestive system. But I didn’t know what it was and neither could I explain it to the dermatologists. It is then I decided to take matters in my own hand.
I had dry skin and nobody would listen to me as "acne is caused by excess oil". They gave me cleansers and ointments that dried up my skin badly. With a proper mix of diet, exercise and DIY methods, I have an almost pimple free skin today. Now I use a very simple cleansing method to wash my face and trust me it is better than ever.
There were times when I had a big painful cystic acne on my face which was impossible to hide and felt embarrassed to go out. Tired of the painful zits and the embarrassment, I started experimenting with several DIY methods.
I went and saw recipes on the internet and tried them on desperately to get rid of them asap. But my biggest mistake was trying too many things and not being consistent with one.
Then my mom casually mentioned about my granny’s recipe one day that she used in her teenage years (Though she had been trying to tell me this for a long time I thought I was too internet savvy to take her advice.🤦🏽♀️)
Three ingredient DIY acne face mask
This DIY acne face mask contains only three ingredients and is a no-fuss method. Once I started slathering this golden beauty on my face, I felt good. It gave me a nice, calm feeling and I was sure I had found my elixir.
The DIY acne face mask contains honey, cinnamon, and glycerin. When you apply the mask, you can feel it working on your skin. But why would these three ingredients work? Let’s find out.
Honey is a well-known staple in the beauty industry and there are so many trends that come and go around honey. Honey is a potent antibacterial and anti-fungal agent and is 100% natural. It has been used since ages for that dewy golden glow.
It has been believed that in ancient times some princesses used to bathe in milk and honey to stay young and beautiful. The phenolic compounds in honey are known to possess anti-aging properties.
Apart from that honey is a great moisturizer and without making your skin oily, it makes it soft and smooth.
Honey will also help in diminishing the existing inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory properties. This will soothe your skin and escalate the healing process.
Raw organic honey is easily available online in most of the countries. You can order Farm Wild Honey on amazon.in and by far this is the best one I found if you live in India or you can order the Bee Harmony raw honey for here from amazon.com.
Cinnamon is again nature’s very own anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral ingredient. The bark is used to make the cinnamon powder that we use today in our kitchens. It kills almost 99% of the microbial growth when tested in a laboratory.
Cinnamon has been used traditionally in Indian Ayurveda in conjunction with other herbs for various topical applications. The benefits are well known but one thing that many of you don't know is the effect of cinnamon on scars.
Cinnamon acts as a natural exfoliant on the skin and breaks down the scars effectively. The results are visible from the first day itself. Ground cinnamon is easily available in India. Ask for it from your local grocery store. You can also get it online on amazon.in for here or amazon.com here.
Glycerin is a known humectant that has been used traditionally to treat acne, aging and fine lines. It locks in the moisture inside the skin and keeps it hydrated. Also, the emollient properties of glycerin make your skin supple and soft. Glycerin
Well if you don’t know, glycerin is a by-product of petrochemical industry. I avoid such products in my skincare routine and go for a plant-based one. I am a huge fan of Sharrets vegetable glycerin. You can buy it here on amazon.in for INR 1000. It's a huge bottle so don't worry. On amazon.com the one from Kosher is the best and is pretty reasonable.
DIY acne face mask recipe
How to apply this DIY acne face mask
1. Apply evenly on face and neck in circular motions. If it’s too drippy, mix in some more cinnamon or fuller’s earth.
2. Let it stay for 15-20 mins. The honey and glycerin will work on the pores and cleanse the entire face.
3. Wash it off with lukewarm water after 20 mins and gently dab off the water using a face towel.
4. Moisturize with your favorite moisturizer and you are done.A
1. Wash your face thoroughly with your cleanser and lukewarm water before applying the mask.
2. Wear a simple t-shirt to avoid messing up your clothes.
3. If the mas is too drippy, add some more cinnamon or a clay, like fullers earth to make it less drippy.
4. If you have the leftover mask, use it for bathing or store it in a glass container for the next use.
5. The raw honey works best, but if you have any other honey you can use it too. The thing with refined honey is that you are always doubtful about the percentage of sugar it is adulterated with.
6. Wash it off while massaging in circular motions. The cinnamon will act as a scrub and give you a scar-free look instantly.
7. If the ground cinnamon very granular, the scrub might be harsh for your skin. Don’t massage in that case.
Go try asap. This is definitely the most simple and the most effective face masks ever. Also, I have seen that a lot of women don't have acne. They have dandruff instead which is causing the acne. If you too have dandruff and think it might be the underlying cause, read how you can treat dandruff effectively at home here.