Thursday, 19 July 2018

Homemade Face Packs For Acne

Face Packs

According to WebMD, acne comes as a result of excess production of oils from the skin’s sebaceous glands which are also known as oil glands. The excess oil or sebum block the hair follicles thus causing pimples and blackheads. Essentially, pimples are caused by blocked pores and bacteria formation as a result of the blocked pores.

Therefore, to reduce or eliminate acne, you need to unblock the pores without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Depriving the skin of its natural oils can increase the production of sebum.

In this article, we are going to explain how to make natural, homemade face packs to help combat acne. Many store-bought skincare products contain alcohol and other harmful chemicals that destroy the natural process of oil production in the skin.

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Thus, causing more sebum to be released, ultimately blocking the pores. Yes, some store-bought products actively work to fight acne. However, the natural approach is always best if you want long-term results.

Honey and Lemon Face Pack
Honey has potent antibacterial properties; lemon acts as a natural astringent and cleanser. When choosing the honey for your face pack, be sure to pick organic honey. Manuka is the perfect type of honey to use for homemade face packs.

Honey and Lemon

Manuka honey with a rating of 10 or above is best for skincare products. Look for Manuka honey with a grade of 15; this is the ideal strength for your skin.

What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka comes from beehives that are situated around the Manuka bush. This particular type of honey is predominantly found in New Zealand. Manuka honey is especially useful for topical use because it oxygenates and exfoliates the skin. It also protects the skin and provides powerful antibacterial properties.

Honey and Lemon face pack instructions
You need:

-1 tablespoon of honey

-½ organic, unwaxed lemon

To make:
-Juice the lemon

-add the Manuka honey to the lemon juice

-make sure you use a sterile bowl and disposable mixing stick

-Mix the lemon and honey together until the honey has dissolved into the lemon juice.

Application
-Apply to face and leave on for 15-20 minutes.

-Rinse well with warm water

Aloe Vera and Turmeric Face Pack

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses.

Aloe Vera

The gelatinous substance that is found in Aloe Vera plants is often used for skincare and haircare products. Aloe Vera gel soothes and cleanses the skin making it the perfect ingredient for making acne treatment face packs.

Turmeric

What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous flowering plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It originates from the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

Turmeric

The dried powder is often used in Asian cooking and can be applied topically or internally. Turmeric has many medicinal properties and is perfect for Acne treatment face packs.

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Here is an easy way to prepare Aloe Vera and turmeric face mask.

Here is what you need:
-2 tablespoons turmeric / Kasturi haldi

-1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

-1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

-1 tablespoon honey

Instructions
-Mix all ingredients together until well combined

-Apply to face, make sure you avoid the eye area

-Leave on for 15-20 minutes

-Rinse off with warm water and pat dry

Papaya
Papaya removes dead skin cells, reduce inflammation and freshens the skin. Papaya contains an active enzyme called papain which not only soothes and cleanses the skin it also has antibacterial properties.

Papaya

Papaya also acts as a natural exfoliator, it eliminates dead skin cells and cleans excess oils from the surface of the skin.

What You Will Need
-One medium-size papaya

Directions
Mash the flesh of the papaya using a clean fork. Apply the mashed-up papaya to your face. Leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse off using warm water and a clean face towel.

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Your skin should feel fresh and look vibrant after you have finished doing this treatment.

Tea Tree Oil Cleanse
Tea tree oil has potent antibacterial properties. You can make a very simple oil cleansing mask using a couple of drops of tea tree oil, water, and baking soda. Mix everything to form a smooth paste. Apply it to your face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off using warm water and a soft, clean face towel. When you have finished, freshen your skin with a drop of tea tree oil in a spray bottle of water. Spritz your face with the water to leave it feeling clean and fresh.

Oatmeal Cleansing and Moisturizing Mask
Oatmeal should not only be used as a breakfast meal or baking ingredient. It is also an essential ingredient for your acne skin care routine. Oatmeal is undoubtedly not an almighty cure for acne. However, it does have cleansing and moisturizing properties. Therefore, it is an excellent addition to this list of acne treatment face packs.

Here is what you need:
-One serving of steel cut organic oatmeal (2 to 3 tablespoons)

-Water

-Two tablespoons Manuka honey or organic raw honey

Directions
Combine everything together until it forms a smooth paste. Apply the paste to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 15-20 minutes, rinse off using warm water. Your skin should feel soft and clean.

Other things you should be doing to reduce and prevent acne:
-Drinking plenty of water, at least six to eight cups of water a day

-Steaming your face on a weekly basis

-Using only clean towels for your face (not using the same cloth you use to dry your body to wipe your face)

-Paying attention to your skincare regime

-Cleansing from within by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables

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-Protecting your skin from excess sun exposure

-Reducing stress levels

-Paying attention to the ingredients in skincare products that you purchase

-Focus on a more natural skincare regime

These acne-care face packs are inexpensive and easy to make. They are also extremely effective in reducing the appearance of pimples and removing dead skin cells and excess sebum. Remember that any skincare regime requires dedication and consistency.

It takes 28 days for your skin to adjust to any skin care program; therefore, it is vital that you give your skin time to get used to the natural products you are using. Remember to drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to facilitate the prevention and elimination of acne.

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Homemade Face Packs For Acne

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