Face Masks to Help With Acne
I’m in the middle of an acne break out right now so it’s time to get on it the natural way. Here are some of my tips to get rid of acne with some basic kitchen supplies.
Daily face wash: Strawberries
So I’m going in for this 100% because I have nothing to lose right now. I hadn’t switched to a natural cleanser yet, but it’s now or never.
Strawberries contain salicylic acid which helps fight acne. I found out that Marilyn Monroe used it every day, and well she looked fabulous! I’ve heard you may break out more at first as it removes more dirt than your cleanser.
To make it:
Take five large strawberries and a cup of water, and blend until smooth. You can also add one tablespoon of almond oil (optional). Apply it to your face and neck using your fingers or a soft cloth. Massage it in for one minute before rinsing. Keep the remaining cleanser in the fridge until you finish it.
Daily toner: Apple cider vinegar
After you wash and dry your skin, use organic apple cider vinegar. It’s a natural toner; with frequent use, it can help clear acne and fade the dark spots caused by acne scars. Dab a little of it on a cotton ball and apply it to your face or affected area. Use it every time you wash your face.
Daily moisturizer: Coconut oil
In our Winter edition of the magazine, I wrote an article on the benefits of coconut oil during winter. It helped me get rid of my acne scars and also helped the little pimples that pop up now and then. I put it on morning and night.
For some of my tips for how to apply coconut oil to your skin, check out this YouTube video.
Once a week: Lemon and honey mask
A lemon and honey mask will help remove acne and discoloration. To make one, cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice, and add a teaspoon of honey. Apply it to your face for 20 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Follow it up with your apple cider vinegar toner and coconut oil moisturizer.
Check out some more of my skincare tips