If you are struggling with acne on your face, then it may be time to try out a facial. There are many different types of facials, or face masks, available for all skin types. Many facials can be made from ingredients commonly found in your kitchen. Before using any of the face mask suggestions below, make sure to wash and dry your face well. The cleaner your face is before the facial, the better the mask will be able to treat your acne.
Plain Yogurt Facial
Plain, sugar-free yogurt is one of the least expensive homemade facials you can try. The natural probiotics in the yogurt help to heal the skin and kill any bacteria that might be lurking in your pores. The white color of the yogurt can also naturally bleach the skin, which can help you get rid of any dark or red marks the acne might have made.
To use this facial, liberally apply it to your whole face. Try to avoid getting it in your hair or eyes.
Once the yogurt is in place, let it sit for at least 15 minutes. When the time is up, wipe off the yogurt with tissues or a soft towel. Rinse any excess yogurt off with warm water. Gently pat your skin dry. If you are prone to dry skin, you may also want to put on moisturizer afterward.
Aloe Vera Mixture Facial
Aloe vera is a natural ingredient that is well-known for its ability to heal and soothe skin. When it comes to treating acne, aloe vera gel can reduce redness and kill bacteria. Aloe vera gel also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce any swelling caused by acne.
You can buy bottled aloe vera gel online or in stores (usually sold near sunscreen). All you need to do is rub the gel onto your acne spots (avoiding the eyes and mouth), and let it sit for about 20 minutes. You can also buy many pre-made facials that have aloe vera gel as the main ingredient. Use these as directed on the packaging.
If you are making your own aloe vera gel, you need to be careful. Cut open the leaf and stand it up in a glass. A yellow gel will leak out. This is a type of natural elastic. Once that has spilled out entirely, remove the gel from the aloe vera leaf. You can mash this with a mortar and pestle or blend it. You can leave it alone or add honey to boost the effects.
Karolin Clay Mask Facial
There are a variety of clay masks that can help to reduce the appearance of acne. All clay masks work in the same way by killing bacteria and cleaning pores. However, different types of clay masks are better suited for different skin types.
If you have dry, sensitive skin, then white or yellow kaolin clay will work best for you. This type of clay is very gentle. It is also mineral-rich, which can help to absorb toxins well. People with oily skin can use red kaolin clay, as this type of clay works well to absorb excess oil.
Finally, pink kaolin clay is best for combination skin or other skin types not listed above. This works well for acne-prone skin because it is slightly rough, which makes it a great exfoliant. Like the other types of clay, it can also absorb toxins.
Yogurt, aloe vera gel, and the many varieties of kaolin clay are all great options when it comes to face mask ingredients. Whether you buy your mask pre-made or make your own, you are sure to see results if you use the face mask on a consistent basis.