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5 natural homemade anti-blemish masks to fight against pimples

acne and natural masks to make at home



Are you like us, looking for 100% natural care to treat your acne spots? Among our anti-acne tips, discover our 5 anti-acne mask recipes to make at home for pimple-free skin and a radiant complexion.

Autumn, Pollution, a bad nutrition are generally accompanied by acne spots, a blurred and dull complexion. However, treating acne problems naturally is possible thanks to numerous remedies. Natural acne masks, which can be easily made at home, can be very effective against pimples.





Natural acne mask: green clay

An easy-to-make anti-acne mask

Green clay mask for acneGreen clay is a natural volcanic soil very rich in minerals and trace elements. Consequently, it is used as a mask on oily, acne-prone skin to naturally treat acne spots and imperfections. Note that it has excellent regenerative, healing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and purifying properties. In fact, green clay absorbs excess sebum and cleanses the skin of its impurities, while balancing its PH.


The natural acne mask recipe with green clay

Apply the equivalent of a tablespoon of green clay paste all over your face, washed and dried beforehand. Pay particular attention to problem areas, particularly the T zone (forehead, nose, chin).

Then, leave the mask on for 20 to 30 minutes. Be careful, the clay must not dry out. Finally, remove the mask using a cotton pad or damp cloth, pat dry and moisturize your skin with a suitable moisturizing cream. Contrary to what you might think, it is not good to dry out your skin when you have acne. It's a Received idea moreover. This mask (1) should be done once a week. However, if your skin is sensitive, prefer pink clay which is softer.


A little extra advice for your acne mask

A little advice, you can add other elements to your mask to strengthen its action against acne spots:

– 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oils, known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
– 1 tablespoon of rose floral water, for an invigorating and refreshing action.
– The juice of a cucumber, in case of inflamed spots.
– ½ teaspoon of Burdock extract powder, in case of inflammatory acne but also black or whiteheads linked to excess sebum.


A homemade green clay paste

Green clay paste is sold ready to use in tubes or pots in pharmacies and organic stores. Furthermore, you can make it yourself.

Our natural acne mask recipe with green clay

Pour 4 to 5 tablespoons of superfine or ultra-ventilated green clay powder for the face into a salad bowl. Then add water gradually while stirring until you get a paste.

As per our advice, add water with caution. Because too much water at once and you will get a mud instead of a paste... Finally, let the paste rest for 4 hours so that the clay absorbs the water, and that's it! You can store the paste in an airtight plastic container.


Apple cider vinegar mask against acne

acne mask with cider vinegar and applesThe properties of cider vinegar are often unknown. But yet it is a real natural remedy to effectively combat acne (2). It gently purifies the skin, eliminates excess sebum, prevents the appearance of blackheads and reduces inflammation. Moreover, the malic acid it contains can prevent infections caused by acne and spots caused by pimple scars.

Finally, its anti-oxidant properties tighten pores and help slow down the aging of the skin. On the other hand, for cider vinegar to be effective, it is essential that it be organic or artisanal, pure and unpasteurized.



Our recipe for a mask based on cider vinegar

Here is the recipe for a mask that sensitive, acne-prone skin will love:

– 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar
– 4 tablespoons of oat flour
– 1 tablespoon of water

In a bowl, pour a tablespoon of water with a tablespoon of cider vinegar, to which you add 4 tablespoons of oat flour. Then mix everything until you obtain a thick and homogeneous paste. Then apply the paste to your face, previously cleansed and dried. Finally leave it on until it dries on the skin, then rinse with plenty of water. This mask should be done once a week.

For its part, oatmeal has astringent properties that effectively absorb excess sebum on the face. It is also a natural exfoliant that unclogs pores and eliminates blackheads. Oatmeal will also allow the skin to get rid of all dead skin and regenerate quickly, giving way to a radiant complexion.


Our little extra tip

If you have localized acne spots, soak a cotton swab in apple cider vinegar diluted with a little water, apply directly to your spots and leave to act overnight. Apple cider vinegar will disinfect pimples and boost blood circulation.


Anti-blemish nigella oil mask

Anti-acne pimples mask with black seed oilNigella oil, extracted from the seed of black cumin, is also a natural remedy to effectively combat acne problems.
It is recognized for its regenerative, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.




The recipe for a mask with Nigella oil to fight acne spots

– A few drops of black seed oil
– An egg white
– Half a spoonful of lemon juice (preferably organic)

First, beat the egg white, add half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Then add a few drops of black seed oil and mix everything. Finally, apply the preparation to clean skin, leave for 20 minutes and rinse with plenty of water.

The egg will provide a nourishing action to the skin. Lemon, for its part, is antibacterial, astringent and anti-inflammatory which helps fight against the bacteria responsible for imperfections, regulate sebum and reduce the inflammation of spots. Lemon juice is also purifying and exfoliating, it helps eliminate blackheads (see list of comedogenic ingredients), blackheads and microcysts. Furthermore, lemon lightens the complexion, making it clearer and fresher.


Tomato Acne Purifying Mask

anti-acne tomato maskTomatoes are rich in antioxidants, acid salts, and anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory and healing vitamins.
It is known to eliminate blackheads, erase dead skin, accelerate the healing process, tighten pores, calm irritation, while restoring suppleness and radiance to the skin.



Recipe for a natural acne mask with tomato

– A tomato (preferably organic)
– Lemon juice (preferably organic)
– 1 tablespoon of clay powder

Wash the tomato, then remove the skin. Then mix everything or mash it with a fork to obtain a puree. Then add the lemon juice and clay powder. Mix until you obtain a homogeneous paste. So, apply the paste to your face, washed and dried beforehand, and leave it on for 20 minutes. Finally, rinse with water and pat your face dry so as not to damage your skin.

In this mask, you will also find the benefits of lemon and clay for maximum effectiveness against acne spots.


Honey and cinnamon anti-acne mask

cinnamon and honey anti-acne maskHoney has excellent virtues. Indeed, it is a remarkable antibiotic and antiseptic which acts on the bacteria responsible for the appearance of pimples. In addition, honey unclogs and tightens pores, eliminates blackheads and comedones. Furthermore, it gently cleanses the skin. It is also sebo-regulating thanks to its astringent properties. In addition, the sugar in honey accelerates the healing of acne spots and maintains hydration of the epidermis.

For its part, cinnamon is known for its antibacterial properties. Used in a mask, it effectively attacks the bacteria responsible for pimples. Be careful though, cinnamon is a powerful spice and can cause allergies. So test this mask beforehand on the crook of your arm to see how your skin reacts.


How to have a smooth and pimple-free face with honey?

The answer is: a honey-lemon mask because it will soothe your skin and hydrate it deeply. To prepare this mask, mix a tablespoon of raw honey, known for its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties, with a few drops of fresh lemon juice, which can provide a mild exfoliating action. Gently apply the mixture to the affected areas, avoiding contact with the eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. This mask can help hydrate and soothe the skin, but it is crucial to use caution as lemon can irritate some skin, especially if you have psoriasis.


Our 100% natural anti-acne mask recipe

– 3 tablespoons of honey

- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

In a bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder until you obtain a smooth paste. Then, apply it all over your cleansed face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes maximum. Finally, rinse your face with water.

These two ingredients combined allow you to deeply cleanse the skin (see the 10 commandments of acne), eliminate pimples, blackheads and comedones, tighten pores and reduce acne scars for a fresh and even complexion. For vegans who would not like to use honey, you can also consult our article on vegan cosmetics.

You have discovered 5 recipes for natural homemade anti-acne masks. Now you can add them to your list of natural remedies to overcome your acne problems. If you have further questions, you can visit the page Acne Questions.



(1) Treat yourself naturally all year round published by Editions Prat.
(2) The virtues of cider vinegar – Magazine mariefrance.fr
(4) Book: Homemade beauty products by Editions First.
(5) Honey anti-acne mask

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