Acne Free And Clear Skin | DIY Face Mask and Spot Treatment

Everybody desires flawless, acne-free and glowing skin. Skin care should precede any beauty regimen and should be your top priority.  Having dealt with hormonal acne and tried a bunch of products, I have realized my acne soothed better with DIY packs, masks and spot treatments.

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There are so many acne treatments available, such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and retinoid-based treatments, but these can be harsh and ineffective for some people(me-me!) . Getting rid of acne requires persistence and patience. If you’ve tried most synthetic over-the-counter treatments, health advice and proper hygiene but have yet to get rid of that stubborn acne and acne scars then I have an two amazing solution for you all.

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Mask:

Neem Powder (1/2 tsp) -> Natural astringent, and it contains quercetin, a bio-flavinoid that fades scars and keeps skin taught and smooth. It also contains salicylic acid, an anti-bacterial agent found in many commercial acne products.
Plain Yoghurt (1 tsp or more) -> Moisturizing and purifies skin pores, brightens complexion, hydrates skin, moisturizes and uplifts.
Turmeric (1/4 tsp) -> Known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that destroys bacteria and control oiliness
Sandalwood Powder  (1/4 tsp) -> Anti aging and anti tanning properties giving skin a clear glow

Mix everything and apply twice a week or whenever you have acne. Apply for 15-20 mins till dry and wash. Apply moisturizer as usual. I prefer to make fresh batch every time I use.

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Spot treatment: 

Turmeric (1/4 tsp) -> Known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that destroys bacteria and control oiliness
Cinnamon Powder (1/4 tsp or less) -> Full of antioxidants and has antibacterial properties.Very successful in stopping acne-causing germs.
Nutmeg Powder ( pinch ) -> Has natural astringent properties and antibacterial elements that decrease the likelihood of infections, clogged pores, and controls oil.
Honey ( As required to mix above 3 items ) -> Anti-inflammatory, and helps to soothe and moisturize skin.
Aloe Vera ( As required to mix above 3 items )  -> Has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that reduce swelling, redness and the inflammation.
Disclaimer : Be cautious when using Cinnamon and Nutmeg, if you have sensitive skin then use less quantity and try, initially when applied it really feels like skin is on fire, but it will subside eventually. Please do not use this as a entire face pack, just spot treat for pimples.

Mix Turmeric, Cinnamon powder, Nutmeg Powder with either honey or Aloe vera and use it to spot treat acne. Leave it for 30 mins and wash off. This spot treatment is much better than any store bought spot treatments at least for me. I sometimes leave it overnight, but please be cautious as every skin reacts differently.

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Lazy girls hack: Just add some rose water to neem powder, apply on face leave for 10 mins and wash. For spot treatment just mix Cinnamon powder with honey and apply on spots! Obviously these two tips are not as effective as the ones mentioned above!

Tip: I pre-mix all powders- in 2tbsp quantity in a small mason jar and label it with ingredients, and just mix a small quantity with yogurt for mask or aloe/honey for spot treatment, saves a lot of time and motivates me to apply more often.

I would love to know when you try these remedies and if they work for you!

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5 thoughts on “Acne Free And Clear Skin | DIY Face Mask and Spot Treatment

  1. I am so excited to try these! I have used turmeric essential oil for spot treatment in the past and have been looking for a good homemade treatment including turmeric. I love the idea of using neem powder as well. Thanks for the great info!

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    1. Evesweb, try these remedies it will definitely improve acne and acne scars. But if you are used to use Olive oil then it is a great natural antibacterial. Instead of using plain EVO mix Olive oil will few drops of lemon juice ,apply and wash after 10min for better results or even make a concoction of mashed garlic and heat with olive oil and strain it. Apply at night massaging on to skin and wash in morning for better results. Hope it helps!

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