These simple, natural acne recipes for facial masks, cleansers, and toners will improve overall skin appearance and reduce acne breakouts. However, please be advised that not all acne is the same and what might work for one may not work for another. In addition, you should do a patch test first if you are unsure of whether or not you are allergic to a specific ingredient. Read about acne causes.
Easy Acne Baking Soda Mask
(not baking powder)
2 Tbl. Baking Soda
Spring Water Spring Water Wash face thoroughly with a mid cleanser. Mix baking soda and water together to form a paste. Apply the paste to you face and leave on about 20 minutes. Rinse face and feel the difference. Follow with toner and moisturizer. This acne recipe can be used a couple times a week
Egg White Acne Mask
2 large eggs
2 drops of lemon juice (optional) Separate the egg whites, add the 2 drops of lemon juice.
Whip the egg whites until frothy. After thoroughly cleansing your face, gently apply the whipped egg to face. Leave on until mask dries. Rinse with warm water and moisturize as normal. This treatment will tighten your skin and help clear red spots.
Naturally, if you are allergic to eggs, do not use this recipe
Tonic with Basil
2 to 3 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 C. boiling water
Steep basil leaves in water for 10 to 20 minutes. Cool, then apply to face with a white cotton ball.
Chamomile facial toner
If you would like to have a very mild toner, try chamomile herbal tea. Put 1 tea bag into 100ml boiling water, remove the bag after 5 minutes. Apply on the face with a cotton ball. ( Don't rinse.)