Easy DIY face mask for acne prone and oily skin
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Are you suffering from irritating acne problem? And no matter what you do, they still don’t reduce and you are dying to find a solution which is simple, natural yet effective in reducing acne? No matter, if your acne is caused by stress, pollution, diet or hormonal changes, this is an age-old remedy to treat acne, which is tried and tested! Today, I am going to share a DIY face mask for acne which is not only effective in reducing pimples but also helps in controlling extra facial oil! So all you beauties/handsomes! (Because this post is for all!) who have oily and acne prone skin, this post is just for you!
Let’s learn this easy DIY face mask for acne prone and oily skin
This is very easy-peasy DIY face mask for acne which doesn’t require much effort. I’ll suggest you create in the same proportion that I have created because that alone will last you for 2-3 uses. Keep the rest in the fridge and prepare the paste in advance for future use. Apply this face mask consistently for 15-20 days.
Now, let’s get started!
All you need is…
- Neem leaves paste
- Basil (Tulsi) leaves paste
- Aloe vera gel
I have tulsi plant at home so I did not have to purchase them from outside. In case you don’t have then they are available in local flower shops. I had to buy neem leaves from a local flower shop. If you have neem plant at home, then use them! Or you can use neem powder as well. I do not have aloe vera plant at home but I do have aloe vera gel which is from Khadi Natural. So I am using Khadi Natural aloe vera gel here.
Making neem and basil leaves paste is very easy, it’s quickly done in the mixy. Just make sure to clean the leaves with water prior. You can either grind these leaves together or separately. I have grinded them separately. For long-term usage, store them in the fridge.
Now to make this face mask you need to mix all the ingredients in equal parts. That is, I have taken 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel, and in that, I have added 1 teaspoon of basil leaves paste (dark green) and neem leaves paste (green).
Mix this well and the color of this paste will be green. It will have a mixed fragrance of neem and basil, which honestly did not bother my nose. The texture is going to be a bit gritty due to the leaves. And the consistency will be runny.
How to use this DIY face mask for acne prone skin
Apply this mask on a cleansed face. You can either use a face pack brush or your fingers for application. I personally like to use my ring and middle finger to apply any facial mask. As I said earlier that you need to apply this mask consistently for 15-20 days at least. I suggest using it daily in the evening or at night. Keep it for 20 minutes then wash off with plain water. After this, I am highly going to recommend you use a face mist and a moisturizer. I use the same Khadi Natural aloe vera gel to moisturize my face. And I have created a DIY face mist which is further going to help with acne skin problems. You can check out that post later! Here’s the link- How to make face mist at home.
Neem– Neem has antibacterial and anti-acne properties. It is very effective when it comes to pimples and oily skin. It is also antiseptic, so you might feel a bit of tingly sensation, which is quite normal. So don’t freak out! Neem will help in reducing your pimples and oiliness. Your skin might feel a bit drying even for an oily skin, and this is why I suggest using a moisturizer later!
Basil– Basil is known for its antibacterial and anti-aging properties. It will bring a subtle glow to your skin. And will improve your skin tone.
Aloe vera gel– Since neem and tulsi paste alone is a bit heavy for the skin. And you will feel dried skin later, that is why we have added aloe vera gel to hydrate, nourish and soothe the skin! Aloe vera gel with neem and basil will help in not only reducing the pimples but also in fighting the pesky pimple marks left behind!
My experience with this DIY face mask for acne
If are a regular reader of Beauty Tending blog then by now you must know by heart that I have oily and acne-prone skin! My entire face produces oil like crazy! But right now my skin is also flaking since I use Retinol.
So the first time when I used this face mask I felt a bit tingly sensation from neem which is okay. It died down within few seconds anyway! After removing the mask and patting my skin dry, my skin felt dry on the areas which are flaking. And nose felt smooth and soft, which is the oiliest part of my face! So this is how I learned that this face mask will feel a bit drying on combination skin. But again, no matter which your skin type is, you should use a moisturizer! With consistent usage, I saw a drastic improvement in my acne from this face mask and the DIY face mist which I have been using!
My brother’s experience with this DIY face mask for acne
I’m not the only one who has oily and acne prone skin, my brother has it too! So now let’s hear out his part of the story!
He also experiences tingly sensation and as he is a boy he always complains about keeping the mask for that long! Anyways, he was using this mask daily and now I can see a significant improvement in his facial acne too! Currently, we both use this mask once or twice a week. And ah yes, I make him use the face mist too. By the way, which he doesn’t do it, I have to spray on him!
I hope you try out this DIY face mask for acne. If you only have oily skin with no acne then you can still use this face mask to control extra facial oil and to reduce other skin blemishes. You can use it once or twice a week. Try out this DIY face mask, come back here and let me know how it works for you! 🙂
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Note: Please don’t make any DIY in huge quantity. For any DIY try to finish it within 10 to 15 days.