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Homemade masks for oily and acne skin

Oily skin is a common symptom in people who suffer from acne, a skin condition characterized by the appearance of open and closed comedones on the face or other areas of the body due to an overproduction of sebum, which is the natural oily substance that they produce the sebaceous glands present in the skin and hair, and a subsequent clogging of the pores. Today we are going to learn how to prepare homemade masks to combat oily skin and acne.

Causes of oily skin and acne

Other factors that predispose to suffering from this condition are the proliferation of bacteria that live on the skin and that end up invading the pores and leading to the formation of pimples, pustules, papules and nodules and inflammation and redness of the tissues of the dermis. Next, we are going to show what are the most common causes of acne:

  • Genetic factors
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Nervous disturbances
  • Bad eating habits
  • Use of unsuitable cosmetic products
  • Consumption of some medications

Best homemade face masks for oily skin and acne

To reduce the overproduction of sebum and combat the appearance of new impurities, oily skin requires the use of products with astringent and antibacterial properties. Thus, it will be possible to eliminate excessive fat, promote skin cleansing, refresh it, dry all the pimples and close the open pores of the face. There are several natural products that have these properties and that we can use to make excellent masks for oil and acne.

Tomato mask

Tomato mask properties

Tomatoes are very rich in vitamins A and C and minerals that help nourish the skin. At the same time, it is astringent, deeply cleanses the skin and fights the impurities that appear with acne by limiting the production of oil on the face.

Tomato mask preparation

Crush 2 tomatoes without skin together with 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice until you get a homogeneous mixture.

Mask application

Spread the tomato exfoliating mask on a clean face using circular massages and leave for 15 minutes. The skin should not be exposed to the sun with this treatment, since the lemon could cause the appearance of spots, it is best to apply it at night.

Oatmeal and honey mask

Properties of the oatmeal and honey mask

The oatmeal and honey mask is ideal for improving acne and soothing and hydrating the skin at the same time. Honey is antibacterial, very nutritious and facilitates the unclogging of pores; For its part, oatmeal soothes irritated and inflamed skin and fights dryness.

Preparation of the honey and oatmeal mask

Grind 1 tablespoon of rolled oats into a very fine powder. Next, mix the ground oats with 2 teaspoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of distilled water or rose water or lemon juice instead.

Application of oatmeal and honey for the face

Apply this homemade mask for oily skin and acne all over the face, avoiding the eye contour area, and leave for 20 minutes.

Carrot mask

Properties of the carrot mask

The beta carotenes it contains are antioxidants that help balance the levels of fat in the skin. In addition, it is a vegetable with anti-inflammatory properties, so it helps reduce the large size of pimples and improves the appearance of the skin in a short time, later helping to prevent impurities from leaving unsightly marks on the skin.

Preparing carrots for a mask

Blend 2 carrots into a cream, then add 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. You can also add other ingredients to this recipe, such as a little aloe vera gel or natural yogurt.

Application of carrot for the face

Spread the resulting mask on the face with the help of a brush or brush and leave for 20 to 30 minutes.

Green clay mask

Green clay mask properties

This is one of the most effective homemade masks for oily and acne-prone faces, as green clay is a product that prevents bacterial proliferation, purifies the skin from the inside and dries pimples very quickly. In addition to all this, it ensures that the enlarged pores close earlier and thus prevents them from becoming clogged and new impurities appear.

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Preparation of the green archilla mask

In a container that is made of clay or glass (but never metal, as the clay could lose its properties), add 2 tablespoons of powdered green clay and 3 tablespoons of mineral or distilled water. Stir vigorously until you get a consistent paste without lumps.

Applying green clay to the face

Spread the green clay mask all over the face, except around the eyes, with the help of a brush and let it rest until the clay dries on the skin. This may take 15-20 minutes, then remove with plenty of lukewarm water.

For more information on clay masks, we have written a very comprehensive post .

Baking soda mask

Properties of the baking soda mask

Baking soda has multiple beneficial properties for treating acne and oily skin. It balances the pH of the skin, eliminates toxins and acts as a good exfoliant, eliminating all the accumulated dead cells and preventing the development of impurities. It is also anti-inflammatory, reduces redness and is effective against those pesky internal pimples.

Preparation of the baking soda mask

Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of mineral water and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.

Application of baking soda to the face

Apply the bicarbonate mask only on those areas where there are pimples or blackheads with the help of a cotton pad and leave for 10 minutes.

Egg and lemon mask

Properties of the egg and lemon mask

The egg helps to even out the tone of the skin that has been discolored by acne, tones and fights the blockage of pores, in addition to providing a natural lifting effect. For its part, lemon reduces fat on the face, lightens the skin and eliminates marks and scars.

Preparation of the lemon and egg mask

Beat the white of 1 egg until it starts to foam, then add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and mix.

Application of the egg and lemon on the face

Spread the mask all over the face with a brush, avoiding the driest areas, and leave for 20 or 30 minutes.

Tips for taking care of oily skin and treating acne

In addition to the use of these homemade masks for oily and acne-prone faces, it is important to take care of the face daily and implement recommendations such as the following:

  • Cleanse the face twice a day , in the morning and at night, using specific products for oily or acne-prone skin. The most suitable are those that are rinsed with water, are hypoallergenic and oil-free.
  • Moisturize the driest areas of the face with products with a light texture, mattifying and that regulate the production of sebum.
  • Exfoliate your skin once a week to remove dead cells and unclog clogged pores.
  • Avoid constantly touching your face with your hands.
  • Choose oil-free , mattifying, and water-based makeup products . Prefer cosmetics with a powder texture over cream.
  • Take care of your diet and follow a diet rich in vegetables , fruits, legumes, whole grains and skimmed dairy products. Fatty foods, butters, fatty meats, sweets, sugar, spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeinated beverages should be avoided.
  • Drink plenty of water during the day to keep the skin well hydrated and promote the elimination of toxins.
  • Lead healthy lifestyle habits , such as sleeping 8 hours a day, exercising regularly, avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, reducing daily stress , etc.

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Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of ​​Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.

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