Before we start off, keep in mind:
Always, ALWAYS moisturize after washing the pack off.
Always apply the pack on clean and dry face. A Little dampness helps in better and faster absorption by the skin.
Do not keep any pack on the face for more than 20 minutes, or after it dries. If you keep it after it dries, it absorbs moisture off you which is not a good thing.
Pre and post wash of face during pack application with Luke warm water enhances the benefits.
Mild exfoliation before application also helps in for a better result.
Any home remedy for acne and acne scars needs at least two weeks of regular application for visible results.
Home Made face Packs For Acne Recipes:
1. Multani Mitti(Clay or fuller's earth) Face Pack:
This is a god send to those of us with oily skin. Multan mitti (Fuller’s Earth) is easily available in general stores.
Multani Mitti/ Fuller’s Earth
Make a paste of multani mitti(fuller's earth), few drops of rose water and a pinch of lemon for a refreshing face pack.
Multani mitti draws excess oil off your face and dries the existing pimples.
Rose water freshens and moisturizes your skin while lemon juice fades the acne scars.
2. Besan(Chickpea flour) and Curd Face Pack:
Besan /Chick Pea flour
Mix in two spoonful’s of besan (chick pea flour) and sufficient curd to make a good paste.
Apply it and let it dry.
When it’s completely dry, dampen it and with mild, circular motion, scrub your skin.
Wash off and say hello to happy skin!
3. Mint Face Pack For Acne:
Mint leaves(pudina leaves) makes for a wonderful face pack.
Ground Pudhina/ Mint leaves
Grind some pudina(mint) leaves, add in a dash of honey and let it be on your pretty face until it dries.
It might tingle on pimples but that is okay, they are very close to meeting their end.
4. Lemon juice + Honey Face Mask for Pimples:
This is your Knight in Shining Armor. Having struggled with acne all my teenage, and enjoying the realms of a clear skin only recently, I am telling you! Go for it! Honey face packs with lemon are the best of the best.
Lemon juice is acidic and citric; it bleaches your skin, helping you get rid of scars and tan.
Rose water if needed
Apply lemon juice on face post wash. It will tingle and burn and you won’t love it. But it absolutely works. If your skin is too sensitive, then dilute lemon juice with rose water to lessen the acidity.
After fifteen minutes, follow up with honey.
This helps moisturize as honey is a humectant. You can leave honey on your face however long you want to. Your skin will glow in a couple of weeks and you can see it
5. Cucumber Face Mask:
Cucumber extracts heat from body. This reduces inflammation of your pimples and reduces their appearance.
Cucumber pulp and juice
Grate cucumber, strain the juice.
Refrigerate the pulp.
When it’s cold enough, use the pulp to pick the juice and moisten your face, one spot at a time.
Once you feel the pulp warm up, dip in the cold juice again and repeat for other spots.
This unclogs your skin’s pores and cools down the system.
Place slices of cucumber on your eyes for a spa effect.
You can also add in two spoons full of rich yogurt to the pulp without draining it. Apply the mixture and leave it on for a while, say thirty minutes, and wash off.
These are some very effective Homemade face packs for acne scars and acne prone skin that can be made easily at home. Do use them and let me know how it worked on you.