DIY Weekend Face Masks For Breakout-Free Skin
A simple solution to persistent breakouts may involve common household ingredients. Homemade face masks are an excellent skincare method, whether you have oily skin or are experiencing hormonal or puberty changes. In addition, they are also versatile; homemade face masks can be applied as a preventive measure to manage breakouts or between periods of makeup application. These DIY face masks also have a dermatologist thumbs up.
- Lemon & Avocado Mask
- One avocado, ripened
- Raw organic honey, one tablespoon
- One lemon half
Cell replenishment occurs thanks to the collagen-producing benefits of avocado. One of the anti-clogging properties of avocados is hydrating fats would also combat inflammation. Thanks to the honey, your face will also have lower bacteria levels, and lemon juice helps maintain an even skin tone.
Be mindful of when you apply this mask to your skin, particularly if you plan on being outdoors during the day; you may experience a photosensitivity reaction from the lemon juice. However, this can be avoided by staying indoors during the day or applying at night. Thoroughly wash your face after using the masks and apply sunblock the following day, preferably zinc-oxide based with 30 SPF minimum.
Form the avocado into a smooth paste by mashing it, then combine it with the squeezed lemon half and a tablespoon of honey. Stir together well, applying to the face as needed for acne coverage. Be mindful of how much lemon juice you use for sensitive skin; it can be reduced or omitted altogether. Wait 5-10 minutes for the mask to settle.
- Yogurt, Honey, & Blueberry Mask
- Blueberries, ⅓ cup
- Yogurt, two tablespoons
- Rice flour, one tablespoon
- Honey, one teaspoon
As stated by Dr. Shamban, face masks containing alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) are an excellent treatment option for skin susceptible to acne breakouts. Thanks to this chemical compound, dead skin cells are delicately brushed off your face, helping prevent dead skin buildup.
AHAs are naturally abundant in blueberry and yogurt. In addition to keeping inflammation and bacteria responsible for acne in check, honey provides anti-inflammatory and anti-septic relief. Dr. Shamban further states that the mask maintains its consistency due to this recipe's rice flour.
Mash the blueberries, and combine them with the yogurt, rice flour, and honey. Let the mask settle for 15 to 20 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
Face Mask Application Do's And Don'ts
- Do leave the facial mask on for the recommended amount of time. Rinsing off too early will not allow the ingredients to absorb adequately into the skin.
- Before applying the mask, wash away pore-clogging contaminants with water and a mild cleanser.
- Follow up your mask application with a moisturizer after rinsing.
- Do not apply masks without caution if you have a known skin sensitivity or allergic reaction.
- Do not use masks daily. Up to 2 days a week is sufficient.
- Avoid leaving the mask on too long or roughly washing off the mask. Irritation or inflammation may occur.