I have used several different homemade face masks for acne and have found that most of them didn’t work that well, but there are a few that did help clear up my skin. I do believe that everyone’s skin reacts differently to face masks so what worked for me, may not necessarily work for you.
As a teen I suffered from some bad acne breakouts and that was when I first started experimenting with making a homemade face mask for acne. As I got older, the breakouts started to go away but even though I am not a teen anymore, I still get the occasional pimple here and there and that is when I resort to my trusty old acne face mask that I can make at home with rather cheap ingredients.
How to Make a Face Mask at Home for Acne
Just like any type of masks for acne, it is a good idea to test a small spot on your face first before you apply it all over your face.
Homemade Aspirin Face Mask for Acne
*Do not try this homemade acne face mask if you are allergic to aspirin!
- 6 aspirin tablets
- Toner (chilled)
- Regular Moisturizer
1. Wash your face with your normal cleanser or soap. Don’t use one that is geared towards acne as that will be way too harsh on your skin if you use this homemade acne face mask afterwards.
2. Crush the aspirin tablets with a spoon into a bowl. Add in a few drops of water until you get a thick paste. If you add too much water you can add in another aspirin or wait a few minutes until some of the water gets more absorbed.
3. Cover your face with a washcloth that is damp with warm water. This helps to open up your pores so that the acne face mask can be absorbed better. Once the washcloth starts getting cold, take it off.
4. Use your fingertips (make sure they are clean) to apply the aspirin face mask all over your face or in specific areas where you have an acne breakout. Be sure you don’t get the mask into your eyes as it will burn bad.
5. Allow the homemade face mask to completely dry on your face so that it starts to crumble off.
6. Use a washcloth that is soaked in warm water to rub off the aspirin face mask. Try not to scrub too hard as you may irritate your skin.
7. If you have a toner, chill it for an hour or so in the refrigerator before hand and then apply it to your face now.
8. Use your regular moisturizer to hydrate your skin after applying this homemade acne face mask.
*Only use this homemade face mask for acne once a week as it may dry out your skin too much if you use it any more than that.
Very Simple Homemade Facial Masks for Acne
If you don’t want to try the aspirin face mask or you are allergic to aspirin there are some other very simple face masks recipes for acne that you can try that have worked quite well. Again not everyone has the same type of skin so you may want to experiment with these different masks for acne breakouts.
This really isn’t a recipe, per say, but just takes a bottle of Milk of Magnesia (which can be found at your local pharmacy in the medicine aisle. The reason that this product works well for acne prone skin is that it helps to absorb oil from the skin, but doesn’t completely dry it out.
Make sure that you don’t buy a flavored Milk of Magnesia as it can irritate your skin more than just the normal product. Apply the product to your face and keep it on for approximately 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with a cool washcloth and you are done. Your face should feel cleaner and it will help absorb the oil in your pores so that your acne clears up and doesn’t come back.
Baking Soda Acne Face Mask
For this face mask recipe you only need baking soda and water.
Mix together a few tablespoons of banking soda with water until you get a paste that is spreadable. Make sure your face is clean before you apply the acne facial mask.
Apply a think later of the baking soda mask for approximately 15 – 20 minutes.
Use a warm washcloth to wipe off the face mask and pat it dry.
If you feel like your skin has been dried out too much you can apply a moisturizer that won’t clog your pores. Next time you can cut down the time you leave the mask on as well to about 10 minutes.
Use this homemade face mask about 2 times a week or use it once if you are having an acne breakout.
Having acne can be so frustrating, especially if you have spent money on tons of different acne products and nothing has really worked. You shouldn’t expect a miracle with these homemade face masks, but you can see noticeable results if you find the right one for you.
Hopefully these face mask recipes for acne can help you get clearer skin and stop stressing out about acne breakouts, no matter how old you are.