26 Effective DIY Face Masks For Stubborn Acne And Recurring Pimples

Vanity is a sin, and we’re all sinners. We would like our skin to be absolutely flawless and free of any marks or blemishes. Most of you have tried every trick that there is, and several over-the-top expensive cosmetic products to solve your skin issues. Admittedly for a little while, they do disappear, lulling you into apparitions of false hopes. But then they reappear with a renewed vengeance, and you’re left wondering what else to try. Don’t you worry; we’ve all been there, and we have you backed up with these wonderful DIY Face Masks for Acne.

What Causes Acne?

Pimples can appear for many reasons, and sometimes you spend years trying to figure out what exactly causes them. The main reason why you may have an outbreak is bacteria. It is also one of the most common reasons of suffering from acne. Among some other reasons are dandruff, hormonal imbalance, blocked pores, oily skin, pollutants, et cetera. If you cannot conclude the reason why you’re suffering from an outbreak, it can be challenging to find medication to fight it (1, 2).

How to Get Rid of Acne Using Face Masks

Having said that, there are a plethora of cosmetic products that promise you extravagantly of getting rid of those pimple troubles. Most of the time they’re too good, to be honest, but some of them work quite nicely too. It’s a shame that not all skin types react same to the cosmetics. While the problems of pimples, acne, and its scars are solved easily, there are plenty of side-effects that you need to deal with. In the end, the overall outcome is not worth getting rid of acne (3).

Which is why, we have set together a list of effective and tested home remedies that will help you reduce, if not eradicate, the problems that you’re facing related to acne. The recipes in the article are all made out of the things that you will very easily find in the market. You whip them all up in a jiffy, and easily take yourself through the process of transformation for good.

We have included several categories, some of them are cleansing face packs, some of them are for exfoliation, and others are for getting rid of the scars as well as acne face packs. Rest assured, these remedies are entirely tried and tested and promise to deliver positive results.

It is to be noted that these remedies might not have any immediate effect on the skin. Sometimes it takes a long time, and regular use to notice any change in the occurrence of acne. If you have severe acne or notice any sort of negative effect on the skin due to allergic reactions from the remedies, see the doctor immediately.

Homemade DIY Face Masks For Acne

1. Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal has excellent exfoliating tendencies, which makes it on of the best face packs to treat acne problems (4). You can use oatmeal in any scrub or mask, as it is a versatile ingredient. It helps tremendously in cleaning out acne troubles as well as removing the presence of dead skin cells. The recipe also has baking soda, an essential component for cleaning out the pores.

What You Need
Oatmeal – 2 Teaspoons
Baking Soda – 1 Teaspoon

What To Do
Mix the oatmeal and baking soda together. Add a few drops of water in it, to make it thick to a paste consistency. Slather the paste all across the face, and gently rub it in the clockwise direction. When it starts getting a little dry, wash the face with warm water. Pat dry, and apply moisturizer. You will notice the absence of dead skin cells and reduction in pigmentation. Repeat the application of this mask once a week, for at least a month.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask For Acne

The use of Apple Cider Vinegar not only just makes your food taste better, but also is beneficial for your skin. It helps to maintain the pH balance of the skin (5), and restore hydration that may be lost due to staying out in the sun. It also acts as a wonderful facial toner, and the application of it stimulates circulation due to the presence of alpha-hydroxy acid and aceticacid. The honey in this recipe is full of antibacterial properties and helps fight the micro-organisms causing pimples.

What You Need
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 Teaspoon
Green Tea – 2 Teaspoons
Sugar – 5 Teaspoons
Honey – 1 Teaspoon

What To Do
Brew the green tea and wait for it to cool down. Mix the tea with raw apple cider vinegar, along with the sugar and honey. Stir it till it looks like a homogeneous mixture. Lather it on the face and massage gently. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, then wash it off with warm water. Apply moisturizer. You will immediately notice the clearer skin. Use it once in a week for better and longer results.

3. Deep Cleaning Face Mask

Green Tea has a very calming and soothing effect on your skin (6). It keeps the skin hydrated as well as reduces inflammation. Lemon Juice also helps a lot when it comes to reducing acne problems. Honey also has many antibacterial qualities that are beneficial for your skin. The sugar in it is good if you want to exfoliate your skin. This process will help you get rid of the pigmentation as well as the scarring. It also removes the dead skin and makes your skin shine.

What You Need
Green Tea – 1 Tablespoon
Raw Honey – 1 Tablespoon
Lemon Juice – 1 Teaspoon
Sugar – 3 Teaspoons

What To Do
Mix all the above-mentioned ingredients in a dry and clean bowl. Stir continuously till it forms a thick paste. Apply it liberally to your face and massage it in a circular motion for about 2 to 3 minutes. Let the mask sit for about 10 minutes. Wash your face with warm water, and apply moisturizer.

4. Yeast and Yogurt Face Mask

This particular face mask is ideal for you if you struggle with oily skin. Oily skin is considered to be one of the main reasons that causes acne. Get rid of oily skin or redistribute the oil on your skin, and you can easily see your complexion getting brighter and a sudden decrease in the number of pimples too. Yeast contains several beneficial components like amino acid, antioxidants, vitamins, et cetera, that guarantee a better skin quality (7, 8). Yogurt is also very good for the skin, as it provides lower temperature to the skin (9).

What You Need
Yeast – 1 Teaspoon

What To Do
Mix the yeast with the yogurt and stir into a thick consistency. Let the face pack sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. Wash face with cold water, and apply moisturizer. You will see an instant effect on the skin.

5. Cinnamon and Honey Face Mask

Cinnamon is used as an essential spice in many parts of the world. It has also been a part of the cosmetic products for a long time. This is because cinnamon has antibacterial as well as antiseptic properties that help your skin fight infections (10, 11). It is used abundantly for treating acne. Honey is also antibacterial, but it also provides the skin with much-needed hydration. It locks the water content in the skin and leaves it soft, smooth and supple.

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