According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 85 percent of American teenagers treat acne. Although the exact cause of acne is unknown, research has identified certain conditions that can trigger or aggravate acne, including heredity, stress, hormones and menstruation. Although severe cases of acne are best treated by your health care provider, mild cases of acne may respond well to homemade facial masks. Use a mask once or twice a week, and keep in mind that any acne treatment may take four to eight weeks to see results.
A common ingredient in products skin care and home remedies for skin even oatmeal is known for its exfoliating properties and cleaning. Leave it on the skin for some time. It can also absorb excess oil. Honey in this facial mask acts as a skin toner.
Boil ¾ cup of water, add ½ cup Quick Oats, mix and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for one minute. Remove from heat, then add ¼ cup of honey and mix well. Let the mixture cool, which will also thicken slightly. Apply the mixture cooled oatmeal to your face. Let the mask oats for 10 to 20 minutes. Wash with warm water.
Mix about 2 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate in sufficient water to make a paste. After washing your face with a mild cleanser, apply mask baking soda. Leave for about 20 minutes in order to absorb impurities and excess oil on your skin. Rinse the mask, dry your face with a clean towel, and notice how smooth and refreshed your skin looks.
Peppermint offers a natural way to reduce pain and inflammation associated with acne. Place a handful of fresh mint leaves in a mortar and pound with a pestle until they become a paste. Apply the paste on your face crushed leaf and leave it for about 10 minutes. Then rinse your face with cool water. You will notice that the menthol in the mask leaves your face feeling fresh and cool.