Friday, 25 July 2014

2 Homemade Face Masks to Beat Acne

Acne is a problem that I think most teenagers and young adults experience. Here are 2 really simple, cheap and effective ways to prevent these breakouts.

Recipe 1
Chocolate and Lemon 

Ingredients:
. 2 tbsp of Cocoa Powder
. 1 tsp of lemon zest
. 1 egg yolk

Method:
Mix all of these ingredients to make a paste which you can smear over your face or just the affected area. Leave this face mask on for at least 20 minutes, then wash over with a face cloth and warm water.

Reason behind the ingredients:
Cocoa is high in antioxidants so great for fighting acne.
Lemons have mild astrigent qualities that reduce the amount of oil in your skin. They also contain citric acids that act as an antiseptic and kill bacteria.
Egg whites are similar to lemons as they contain mild astrigent qualities.

Recipe 2
Granola
Ingredients:
. 2 tbsp of honey
. 2 tbsp of grated apple
. 1 tbsp of porridge oats

Method:
Mix all the ingredients together to make a lumpy paste which you can place all over your face. Leave this mask on for 20 minutes also, then wash off with a face cloth and warm water.

Reason behind the ingredients:
Honey is antibacterial so great for beating acne.
Apples are full of water and hydration is key for treating your skin. Apples are also full of Vitamin A and C, calcium, iron, phosphorous and potassium.
Porridge oats act as a great exfoliate to eliminate dry skin cells.

Try out these face masks and see if they make a difference!

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