Almost everyone at some point in their life has to struggle with acne, pimples, redness and scaring. I'm one of those. I've tried different brands of face washes, toners, creams and masks. But nothing seems to work. I end up spending money and still battling my acne.
Today I wanted to share with you two homemade face mask recipes I use to make my skin look bright and pimple free.
First of, is a papaya mask. This is pretty simple to do. You will need a ripe papaya, a bowl and a spoon.
1. Cut your papaya and scoop about 1/2 cup.
2. Place it in a bowl and mash it. You can mix 1/2 a teaspoon of organic honey if you want.
3. Wash your face and gently dry it.
4. Using your fingers or a brush apply the mask avoiding the eye and mouth areas.
5. Wait around 15 minutes for the face mask to sink in and dry. If you start to feel discomfort remove immediately.
6. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean towel.
Papaya is beneficial to the skin because it contains anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, exfoliating, lightening & whitening properties.
The second mask, and probably my favourite is a cinnamon face mask. All you need is cinnamon powder and a tiny bit of water.
1. It's pretty simple. Grab two teaspoons of cinnamon powder and place in a bowl. Carefully add a tiny bit of water to form a paste. You don't want it to be runny. Mix well and apply to skin, avoiding eye and mouth areas.
2. Wait for 20 to 30 minutes, or as long as you can tolerate. Then wash it off with warm water and pat dry.
The mask might sting a little at first, but it usually only lasts about 30 seconds. If you feel too much discomfort, wash it off. Don't use the mask more than twice a week and do it on non-continuous days. Otherwise, you can dry out your skin.
Cinnamon allows blood and oxygen to flow to the outer skin surface, thus allowing acne and pimples to dry.
1. Always wash your face before applying any face mask. And remember to wash your hands as well.
2. Tie your hair up so it doesn't get messy.
3. Apply your masks over the sink, or place some towels to avoid a messy space.
4. While you wait for the mask to dry, sit back and relax.
I hope you try these homemade face masks. Let me know in the comments if you do. Don't forget to share what are some of your tried and true homemade masks.
Until next time.