Acne is an extremely common skin problem. Did you know that 80% of people between 11 and 30 have experienced acne breakouts at some point? Maybe the answer is a DIY Acne Mask!
Regardless of how common it is, it’s always uncomfortable to wake up and find pimples and blemishes on your face. You feel like that is all people will notice! And many people go to extreme lengths to cover them up, when realistically, they are only making them more noticeable and causing undue stress. (Be sure to check out Just Breathe from Balance Blends.)
If you have gone to the dermatologist for your acne issues, you’ve probably been prescribed a series of drugs including topical creams, antibiotics, hormone treatments and more. However, some people can have side effects, and not all medications work for all people.
However, did you know that you can often help to control acne naturally at home, without the need for chemical treatments? These can help save you time and money, and you can stay away from overloading on antibiotics.
DIY Acne Mask Remedy
You’ll only need 4 ingredients for this DIY Acne Mask:
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. whole milk
- ½ tsp green tea (warm)
- Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Brush the mixture onto your skin in circular motions.
- Let the first layer dry and add another layer.
- Continue until the mixture is gone.
- Let sit for 10 minutes and rinse your face with warm water (no soap).
What Makes This Mask Work as a Natural Remedy Against Acne?
Honey is a natural moisturizer and antibacterial. The antibacterial properties are so strong that it can sit on a shelf without going bad for about two years! Honey also has tons of antioxidants that help to fight free radicals that can cause skin damage, and helps to open up pores to prevent blockage.
Nutmeg is mostly known for adding an extra oomph to holiday recipes, but did you know that it has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine? Not only will it help exfoliate your skin in this DIY acne mask to unclog pores and get rid of dead skin, it also helps to improve complexion and skin tone.
The fat in whole milk will help moisturize your skin, while the lactic acid will help to remove impurities and exfoliate dead skin that could be clogging your pores.
Green tea is the redness and inflammation fighter in this face mask. It works best when its warm, since the higher temperature also helps to reduce inflammation. Green tea is also choc full of antioxidants that fight skin damage and aging.
Other Natural Ways to Fight Acne
Drink Plenty of Water - By now, you may be feeling as if staying hydrated is the answer to everything - because, well, it is! When you drink the right amount water, you'll not only wake up feeling rest, but you'll have a better chance of having clearer, healthier skin.
Eat Hydrating Foods - That's right, foods can also provide the extra hydration that your body needs! Some of the best choices include cucumbers, watermelon, citrus fruits, berries and leafy greens.
Pay Attention to What Breaks Out Your Skin - If your breakouts seem to coincide with particular foods that you eat, then you may have already found your culprit. But how do you narrow down what could be wreaking havoc on your skin? Start a food journal! This means writing down every single thing that you eat or drink, including sauces and other condiments. Also, pay particular attention to your dairy intake. Many people find that is where their sensitivities lie.
Stop Touching Your Face - While you may already be hearing this from health professionals, this can also lead to oily skin and, you guessed it, acne! Wash your hands as often as possible, and avoid touching your face, your phone and any other items that can trap grime and oils.
With these ingredients, not only will you be fighting acne, it also has to properties to improve skin appearance and skin aging, thanks to moisturizing and antioxidant properties.
If you are on a mission to clear up your skin naturally, pair this DIY acne mask with Balance Blends’ Acne Be Gone natural supplement. Each capsule contains a combination Chinese herbal extracts and western conventional supplements that help to clear bacteria naturally while targeting inflammation and redness.
At-home treatments are especially effective if you have adult, non-cystic acne where a lot of conventional pharmaceuticals don’t work.
Have you tried this DIY acne mask? Let us know what you think!