Your Own Homemade Face Mask For Acne Treatment

March 22, 2018

A homemade face mask for acne scars are very effective in treating and preventing the outbreak of acne.

Acne masks made from natural ingredients are the best solution to help kill harmful infection-causing bacteria. Natural ingredients are used in the face mask to get rid of acne scars.
The ingredients can easily be found at your home. These acne face masks are very easy to make and cost very little. They also help in the drying up of excess oil, removing dead skin cells from the pores, and prevent scarring.

The face mask for acne DIY is more effective than over-the-counter medicines prescribed as these medicines come with side effects like redness, dry and itchy skin, etc.
But, we`ll need to answer some questions before moving on to DIY.

What is the best homemade face mask?

A great way to make sure your skin stays healthy is by using a DIY beauty recipe. Now understand that in beauty and skincare, there is no one size fits all your skin no matter how similar it appears like your friends might be totally different or react differently to a product.

This post is about DIY acne treatment masks, so someone with a dry face may not find it as useful. But having said that, with most DIY masks, since natural products are used, unless you are using oily ingredients, these tips work for most skin types.

Here are some homemade acne face masks recipes which give fast result in improving the skin condition. If you are worried about other skin conditions, check an earlier post on home remedies for your skin.

Yogurt & Honey Homemade Face Mask

It’s an easy recipe that you can do yourself, just be sure to wash the area well before applying it!

This homemade facial is gentle on sensitive areas like little pores or breakouts but also effective at deeply cleansing all those tough dirt clumps,  keeping them away from coming back again soon enough.

So give this a try if deep pore cleansing sounds good then go ahead because I think we’re talking about doing whatever works best here right?

There is nothing better than a warm, soothing yogurt facial to soothe your skin! The best part? You can make it yourself with just three ingredients.

Here’s how:

First, grab some plain Greek-style yogurts (or even cottage cheese) in which you will add honey and a dash of citrus zest).

Next, find two tablespoons worth of beeswax candling strips or natural sugaring pieces for further waxing purposes – these are available at most grocery stores nowadays.

Beeswax is rich in Vitamin A which aids in cell turnover and reducing wrinkles and age spots while moisturizing your skin – without clogging up your pores!You can get beeswax here.

After mixing, let it settle down at room temperature before applying it to your face.

A yogourt-based facial treatment formulated for your type of complexion can brighten up dull complexions while protecting against bacteria that causes acne.

Honey benefits for the skin

Honey has been used for centuries as an inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-oxidant. This makes honey a must-have in your DIY skincare regimen.

Now with the benefits of honey and yogurt combined, you have a DIY acne skincare powerhouse at a very affordable price.

Honey Face Acne Mask

Honey is a natural moisturizer. It soothes skin inflammation by reducing acne-causing bacteria. Honey benefits for the skin is that it keeps on giving, it can be used on its own or combined with other ingredients as to your needs.

How To Prepare:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of honey and jojoba oil each in a glass bowl.
  • Add 3 drops of tea tree oil to the mixture
  • Apply the paste on the affected area
  • Keep it there for about 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.
  • Apply this face mask once a week

Mint Acne Face Mask

Mint has anti-inflammatory properties and the salicylic acid in it helps cure acne. It also softens and soothes the dry and itchy skin.

How To Prepare:

  • Take 1 tablespoon curd
  • Add ½ tablespoon of clay
  • Add few mint leaves
  • Mix it well to make a paste
  • Apply the paste gently on the affected areas
  • Spread it evenly
  • Rinse it off after half an hour
  • Use this treatment regularly

Turmeric Face Mask For Acne Treatment

Turmeric has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The rice flour works as an oil absorbent of excess oil. Yogurt further acts as a coolant and soothes the inflamed skin.

How To Prepare:

  • Mix turmeric and rice flour in a bowl of yogurt
  • Take a small bowl and add 3 tablespoons of yogurt in it
  • Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 teaspoons of rice flour
  • Mix the mixture well to make a smooth yellow thick paste
  • Apply the mask to the affected skin
  • Leave it there for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Wet the now dried face mask on your face
  • Scrub it gently for a minute or so
  • Rinse it off with cool water and pat it dry
  • Apply the mask for 2-3 times a week

Lemon Acne Face Mask

Lemon juice is a natural exfoliate. It removes dead skin cells to clear the way for new skin.Check other ways to remove dead skin cells here.

How To Prepare:

  • Mix lemon juice, sugar (brown or white), and water
  • Mix it well to form a paste
  • Rub the paste on the face
  • Rinse it off with cool water
  • Later apply moisturizer.

Lemon And Egg Face Mask For Acne

This face mask boosts the skin type. Egg white absorbs the excess oil from the skin. It contains Vitamin B which is a powerful antioxidant.  It nourishes and clears the skin, prevents the growth of bacteria, and promotes cell repair.

How To Prepare:

  • Squeeze out the lemon juice from half a lemon
  • Add 1 beaten egg white
  • Mix it well to make a paste
  • Apply the mask to the face. Keep it out of eyes and mouth
  • Leave it on overnight
  • Wash your face in the morning with warm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask

The raw unprocessed apple cider vinegar helps in disinfecting the inflamed pores by getting rid of the bacterias causing the outbreak. Apple cider vinegar has a low pH level which helps in reducing the skin inflammation.

It is beneficial in treating many skin problems such as pimples, age spots, acne, skin burns, etc. The alpha hydroxy acids remove the dead skin cells to make way for healthier skin.  

How To Prepare:

  • Add 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to either cold green or cold black tea in a small bowl
  • Add 1 teaspoon of honey and turmeric powder each to the mixture
  • Stir to prepare a thick paste to use as a mask
  • Gently apply the mask and massage gently.
  • Keep it there for 10 minutes
  • Rinse it off with warm water


  • Mix raw unprocessed apple cider vinegar and water in equal measure
  • Add a couple of drops of tea tree oil (or lavender oil) into the mixture
  • Shake it well before and after each application.
  • Apply the mask using a cotton ball.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.
  • Apply this face mask once or twice to see results.

Cinnamon Acne Face Mask

Cinnamon acne face mask help increase the blood circulation of the skin. It effectively reduces skin inflammation and gets rid of harmful bacteria. The cinnamon-honey combination helps in the treatment and prevention of severe acne.  

How To Prepare:

  • Mix 2 tablespoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Stir it well to prepare a soft paste.
  • Apply the mask to the affected skin
  • Wait for about 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse it off with warm water
  • Use this treatment once or twice a week  

Tea Tree Oil Face Mask

Tea tree oil is a natural antimicrobial alternative to get rid of the bacteria that cause acne.  The tea tree oil treatment does not remove natural oils from the skin as they are required for maintaining healthy skin.

It soothes the skin and reduces the swelling and redness caused due to the inflammation.

How To Prepare:

  • Take 1 teaspoonful of aloe vera gel or raw honey
  • Mix few drops of tea tree oil in it
  • Apply the mixture directly to the affected area of the skin.
  • Make sure to spread the mask evenly and cover all the affected skin.
  • Keep the mask there for at least 20 minutes.  
  • Rinse with water and pat it dry with a clean washcloth.

Tea Tree Oil And Egg White Acne Mask Create Your Own Homemade Face Mask For Acne Treatment

This mask reduces the excess oil from the skin and treats the acne naturally. Click here to get Tea Tree Oil.

How To Prepare:

  • Whisk 2 egg whites till they form stiff peaks.
  • Add 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil
  • Squeeze out the lemon juice of half a lemon and add it in the mixture
  • Mix it well with gentle hand
  • Apply the mask to face and leave it to dry.
  • Rinse it off with cool water and pat it dry.
  • Use this mask 2-3 times a week

Benefits Of DIY Acne Face Masks

Making your own DIY face mask for acne, you have the opportunity to test and adjust as you go, you are not forced to buy a certain tube, you can make as little as you want so the products are always fresh.

Once you learn how to make your own acne DIY face mask, you just need to tweak it for other skin needs, for example, you can create your own DIY face masks for oily skin, you already have the know-how.


A homemade face mask for acne treatment not only rejuvenates the skin and helps clear the acne.

The ingredients used in preparing natural face masks are all found in the pantry and refrigerator at your home. They are easy to make, apply, and really effective.

As a precaution, always do a simple patch test before using any skin treatment to check for allergies or irritation.

Also, always avoid the areas around the eyes and the mouth when you apply the mask as these areas are more sensitive than other skin areas of your face.

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