Acne prone skin needs extreme care as acne looks bad, causes pain, and leaves behind ugly marks if handled wrongly. Hence a regular cleansing routine along with antiseptic and antibacterial treatments are a necessity.
Facial masks can be very helpful for such oily and acne prone skin. There are a number of facial masks for oily skin, which not only soothe your skin but also make it clearer. The recipes for 3 such masks are given below:-
The French Clay Mask
The beauty benefits of French green-clay are unmatched. It not only soothes your skin, but it also revitalizes, improves complexion and tightens the skin pores.
Ingredients: French green clay powder, distilled water or rose water, essential oils [optional], honey/yogurt/egg whites
Procedure: take 2 tablespoon of French green clay powder in a bowl and add 1.5 tablespoon of the water to it and mix it till it becomes smooth. Add in honey, yoghurt or egg whites, based on your preference.
Now you can either use this mixture straightaway or you can add in a few drops of essential oils (tea rose, lavender or chamomile are best for acne prone skin).Â Once the paste is ready, apply it evenly on your face and keep it for 15-20 minutes before you wash it off with cold water.
The Apple Zinger Mask
This is another great mask recipe for the acne prone skin.
Ingredients: one medium sized apple and 1-2 tablespoons of honey.
Procedure: grate the apple and add one to two tablespoons of honey to it. Mix it well and apply it evenly on your face and the other troubled areas, and let it stay for around 30 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
The Oatmeal-Yogurt Mask
This is also a good mask for acne affected skin. It also exfoliates the skin and thus is a great way to fight those stubborn acne scars.
Ingredients: you will need one tablespoon of oatmeal, one tablespoon of yogurt and a few drops of lemon juice.
Procedure: First mix in the oatmeal and yogurt. Then add lemon juice to this mixture and mix well. Apply the resultant mixture on your face evenly and let it dry for 15-25 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.