Homemade acne face masks are a potential solution for the many people who continue to deal with the skin problem well past puberty. Women are particularly prone to being plagued by acne throughout adulthood as a result of fluctuating hormones tied to menstrual periods, pregnancies and menopause. There are many popular methods for fighting acne, the most popular involving costly ointments or medications that are taken internally. These acne treatments are sold both over the counter and by prescription, with one of the most popular being the acne facemask. Face masks are topical remedies for serious acne breakouts and may also be made with ingredients lying around a home.
The ingredients are chosen based on the skin type of the individual and the type of acne problem they are trying to correct. For example, the face mask used by someone with oily skin would be different from that used by someone with a dryer skin type. Another example, some homemade acne masks may be formulated treat acne pimples or they may be intended to help with the scarring that results from the pimples. There are also acne masks that vegans may use, or those with allergies to common ingredients. There are many types, to suit most needs.
Typical home made acne mask ingredients include:
• Egg whites, which are thought to have the effect of tightening and clearing the skin. The egg whites may be used along with other ingredients (like lemon) or by themselves. The instructions are simply to separate the whites from the yolk of an egg, and then to whip and apply to the face. The mask is left on for between 10 and 20 minutes then it is washed off. The benefit of the protein rich egg-whites is that they sop up the skin’s extra oil while nourishing it with protein.
• Another ingredient commonly used is the strawberry. Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid, which is the main ingredient in many topical acne treatments. Salicylic acid has been used for a long time to treat acne. It operates as an exfoliant and helps to get rid of dead skin cells. Salicylic acid helps to prevent the clogging of pores with dead skin cells, which helps to prevent the acne pimples from forming. The strawberries are finely chopped or blended in a food processor or blender before being added to other mask ingredients, like oatmeal or egg whites.
• Yogurt is another ingredient widely used and considered to be a particularly effective as a treatment for sunburn. Yogurt is simply whipped and added to other ingredients. Experts recommend using live organic yogurt as opposed to the flavored ones found in most grocery stores, and not to use the low-fat types.
• Oatmeal is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of acne because of its ability to clean out the clogged pores that are the starting point of acne. Oatmeal may be used simply by blending it with water or combining it with other ingredients on this list for an effective home made acne mask.
Make Your Own Home Made Acne Mask
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