If you have oily, acne-prone skin, you know how frustrating it can be to put on a face mask when your pores are so blocked you can barely breathe. No, no—that’s not the end goal. Instead of giving up, take inspiration from beauty bloggers to create masks that are more suitable for your skin type, without feeling like they’ll cause you to shed all your tears after only one use.
With a little research and exploration, you’ll be able to find several great recipes that work for your skin. Here are some of my favorites to give you a good start.
For Oily Skin
Oily skin is prone to clogged pores and even excess oil production, so a face mask made with cucumber and honey is a great option for soothe and moisturize.
- 1/4 cucumber, peeled and seeded
- 1/4 honey
Combine ingredients in a small bowl, and mix well. Apply to skin with cotton pads. Allow to dry, and enjoy a post-mask glow.
For Acne-Prone Skin
If your skin is in need of a little TLC, try mixing witch hazel and natural ingredients like aloe vera and lemon to create a super-hydrating, brightening mask that will also clear up the pores.
- 2 tablespoons witch hazel
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a small bowl, and mix well. Apply to skin. Allow to dry, and enjoy a clear complexion.
For Sensitive Skin
If your skin is on the sensitive side, look for masks that are loaded with aloe vera or magnesium to soothe redness and irritated skin.
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon mashed fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons honey
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, and mix well. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask
Want a natural alternative to chemical-laden products? Our apple cider vinegar face mask is sure to do the trick for oily skin.
What You Need:
- 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp dried oatmeal
How to Do:
*Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a thick paste.
*Apply the mask to clean skin and allow it to dry for about 15 minutes.
*Then, wash it off with lukewarm water.
Use this mask once in a week for desired results.
Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin
Try this recipe to get rid of acne-prone skin. It’s quite simple and only takes 15 minutes to complete.
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tbsp rosewater
- 2 tbsp yoghurt
Finely grate the banana and add it to a bowl. Mash it well and add some more milk to it. Mash until it forms a creamy paste and add rosewater and yoghurt to it. Mix all the ingredients well and apply the pack to the face. Leave it for 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Repeat this twice a week to treat your acne-prone skin.