The unsightly blemishes can occur in the form of pimples, blackheads and acne, whiteheads due to hormonal imbalance, poor diet, genetics, sun exposure and improper skin care routine. Whatever may be the reason, waking up with a zit that popped up overnight can be very annoying. No doubt market is flooded with huge variety of products to battle these blemishes, but these over-the counter products are not only expensive, they contain chemicals to reduce inflammation, bacterial infection and unclog the pores which can have negative effect on your skin over time. You can experience the same benefit by creating your own homemade blemish clearing mask using natural ingredients you already have in your kitchen. These DIY mask will not only help to clear acne, blemishes, dark spots and skin discoloration caused by them but will also help you get soft and glowing skin by nourishing it.
Honey is a major ingredient in DIY masks for treating blemishes. It not only moisturizes the skin, its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties have amazing effect on clearing blemishes. Simply applying unprocessed honey on the affected areas on your cleaned and washed face will help to clear acne and blemishes along with nourishing your skin. Allow it to work for 10-15 minutes and remove with damp cloth dipped in warm water.
Cinnamon And Honey mask
Honey and cinnamon makes a miracle combo for treating these unsightly zits. Like honey cinnamon also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which can stop the growth of bacteria. And when combined with antiseptic properties of honey, they can clear the blemishes very fast and also reduce their occurrence without drying out your skin. To prepare this mask take 2 tbsp. of honey and 1tsp. of cinnamon powder. Mix well and apply on the spots or all over your face. Leave it on your skin for 10-15 minutes and rinse of using lukewarm water.
Cucumber, Yogurt And Oatmeal
Grate 1 medium size cucumber and extract juice. Add this juice to ¾ cup of oatmeal. Also add 1tsp yogurt to make a fine paste. Cover the blemishes with this paste. After 10-15 minutes, wash off with cold water to close the pores. This hydrating mask will help to clear the blemishes and bring glow to your skin after 2-3 uses.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very effective DIY remedy for unclogging the skin pores and removing dead skin cells as it contains alpha- hydroxyl acid. It very effectively minimizes the pores, reduces inflammation of acne and by restoring pH balance of the skin, treats blemishes effectively. Mix equal part of apple cider vinegar and distilled water. Apply this solution on the blemishes by dabbing a cotton ball in it. Wait for 10 minutes and rinse off.
Orange Peel Mask
Since blemishes appear due to secretion of excess oil, dead skin cells and clogged pores and bacteria, orange peel mask can be a good remedy for clearing them due to its astringent properties, presence of vitamin C and citric acid. Vitamin C will help to promote new healthy cells and improve skin condition. Take a spoonful of dried and grounded orange peel. Add little water to make a paste and apply as a spot treatment or all over your face. Leave it on your skin until it dries. Rinse up thoroughly to get clean and clear skin.
Honey, Lemon Juice and Rose Water
Make a mask by adding 1tsp. fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp. rose water and 1tsp. honey. We all know that lemon has a good bleaching effect to lighten dark spots, acne scars and citric acid will remove excess oil. Combination of all the three ingredients will kill acne causing bacteria, minimize the pores and help to achieve smooth clear skin.
Tea Tree Oil Mask With Honey
Create a mask by adding 2 drops of tea tree oil in 1 tsp. honey. Tea tree oil will help to cut extra sebum and dead skin cells that blocks the pores. The antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil and honey will help to kill acne causing bacteria and smooth out your skin. Leave the mask on your skin for 15-20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
Tomato juice is yet another excellent remedy for getting blemish-free skin. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C and lycopene and antioxidants with astringent properties which help to shrink the pores, help to get rid of excess oil secretion and clear acne. Just massage tomato pulp in your skin for 2-3 minutes and leave it on your skin for another 10-15 minutes and wash off with clear water. You will not only get rid of blemishes but will also get clear glowing skin.
Repeat the remedy that best suits your skin. Have patience to see their magical effect on your skin.