Best for acne prone skin
Sweaty under that face mask? Irritated skin?
No worries. Here are our top 3 facial recipes that can be made with ingredients in your fridge at home:
Honey & Baking Soda Face Mask
Combine anti-inflammatory baking soda with exfoliating lemon juice and soothing honey for an easy, effective acne-fighting face mask.
- 1 teaspoon lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Add lemon juice, honey, and baking soda to a small bowl. Mix well and apply over the face and neck. Avoid the area near your eyes (lemon juice and honey will both sting). Don’t turn this into a scrub by rubbing it into your skin. After 15 minutes, remove the mask with warm water, then rinse with cold water.
Turmeric Acne Mask
Turmeric is naturally antiseptic, antibacterial, and it’s anti-inflammatory, so it works wonders at soothing inflamed acneic skin
- Organic apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey (preferably Manuka honey)
Apply vinegar to a cotton ball and swipe all over the skin. Mix the turmeric powder with the honey and wait about five minutes before you apply the mask. Use your clean hands to apply the mask, avoiding the eye area.
Let the mask sit for 15–20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. If the turmeric powder leaves a yellowish tint on the skin, use a milk-soaked cotton ball to go over stained areas. This mask can be used twice a week.
Avocado and Lemon Spot Treatment Mask
Avocado stimulates collagen production, which aids in cell regeneration. Avocado is also loaded with anti-inflammatory hydrating fats that won’t clog pores. The honey is antibacterial, while the lemon juice lightens hyperpigmentation.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- Half of a lemon
Mash one ripe avocado until smooth, mix in 1 tablespoon of honey and squeeze the half lemon. Mix together thoroughly, and apply as a spot treatment or to larger acne-prone areas. If you have sensitive skin, use less lemon or skip it altogether. Leave on for 5–10 minutes.
A caution when using lemon juice: Although lemon has lightening and brightening qualities, it can also make the skin photosensitive. Preferably use at nighttime due to photosensitivity of lemon, rinse your face thoroughly afterward, and be prepared to use a zinc oxide 30+ SPF sunscreen if you’ll be out in the sun the next day.