15 Amazing Easy DIY Face Mask You Can Make Now to Clear Acne

If you’re new to the DIY world of beauty, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you try our 15 amazing easy DIY face mask you can make now to clear acne! Having suffered from acne my whole life, I know how incredibly exhausting it is to deal with it, both for your budget as well as your self-confidence.

So, I started wondering – is there a way to get rid of acne without having to spend my whole salary? Will DIY masks be effective? Is it possible that I get rid of acne by making my own face masks?

And the answer is – Yes, Yes, and YES!

DIY face masks are an amazing way to fight acne without having to expose your skin to harsh chemicals, peels, and scrubs. Like this, you’ll know exactly what you put on your skin and make sure that there’s nothing in the masks that could irritate or inflame your skin even further.

Now, it’s time to forget all your doubts and start feeling the benefits of these amazing and easy DIY masks. Trust me – your skin and your wallet will thank you!

15 Amazing Easy DIY Face Mask You Can Make Now to Clear Acne
honey avocado face mask

1. Honey & Avocado Mask

Aside from all the amazing benefits that you get from eating avocados, these incredible products can also be your best acne-fighting friends! Avocados are packed with different vitamins, nutrients and healthy fats which will make your face smooth and soft. Next, the addition of honey, especially raw honey, will give your skin anti-bacterial properties as another amazing way to prevent and treat acne.

The combination of these two natural products makes the perfect mask even for people with sensitive skin.

Ingredients

  • Avocado - ½ 
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon 

Preparation: Mash half an avocado as much as you can until there are no crumbs left in the mixture. Then, add 1 teaspoon of honey and mix well again. Your mask is now ready, and you can apply it to your face.

Absorption time: 15 to 20 mins

lemon egg white mask

2. Lemon & Egg White Mask

My second DIY face mask is the lemon and egg white mask. The egg white on its own has tightening and pore-shrinking properties, which means that your skin will produce less sebum and oils which can clog your pores. Clogged pores become acne – always remember this! Furthermore, the lemon juice used in this mask has skin-whitening properties as well as the power for gentle exfoliation. When combined, lemon and egg white make a great mask to treat acne-prone skin.

Ingredients

  • Egg White - 1 
  • Lemon Juice - ½ lemon 

Preparation: Beat the egg white until you see that it's forming a type of foamy liquid. Once it's foamy, add the juice of half a lemon and mix well together. With this, your egg white and the lemon mask is prepared and ready for application.

Absorption time:  20 to 30 mins

cinnamon honey mask

3. Cinnamon & Honey Mask

Cinnamon is an awesome natural bacteria killer! Cinnamon powder, combined with honey which also has bacteria-fighting properties, can be a strong weapon for fighting acne. Plus, honey contains thousands of nutrients which are beneficial for your skin.

Ingredients

  • Cinnamon Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Honey - 2 teaspoons

Preparation: Mix the cinnamon powder with the honey until you get an evenly blended mixture. If you notice that your mixture is a bit thick, don’t be afraid to add some extra honey. The best way to use this mask is on a damp face.

Absorption time: 10 to 15 mins 

turmeric coconut oil mask

4. Turmeric & Coconut Oil

Turmeric is not just an excellent cooking spice, but also an amazing ingredient for acne-prone skin masks. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of turmeric are the reason why this ingredient is so effective when used as a topical mask.

As addition, coconut oil in full of healthy fats and it's an incredible moisturizer, especially if you suffer from the dry and flaky skin. And don't worry, putting oil on your face when you suffer from acne will not make your condition worse! Finally, add some lemon juice to this mask to reap the beneficial brightening properties of this fruit.

Ingredients

  • Turmeric - 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut Oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Lemon Juice - 1 teaspoon

Preparation: Virgin coconut oil will be in a solid form when it stays in cold temperatures, so you need to warm it up a bit until it reaches a liquid form. However, don’t make it hot, only warm it up until it liquefies. Once you've done this, mix all ingredients together, and your mask is ready!

Absorption time: About 30 mins 

oatmeal honey mask

5. Oatmeal & Honey Mask

Oats are a great moisturizer which fights inflammation and redness. These features, plus the anti-bacterial and nutritive benefits of honey combined, create a solid DIY face mask which will improve acne blemishes and redness.

Ingredients

  • Oats - 1 tablespoon
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon
  • Water - as needed for soaking/cooking

Preparation: Soak or slightly cook 1 tablespoon of oatmeal or steel cut oats in a small amount of water. Once it’s soft and creamy, remove from the heat and leave it to cool down a bit. Then, mix in 1 teaspoon of honey. In the end, you should get a smooth blend which can now be applied to your face.

Absorption time: 30 mins

papaya mask

6. Papaya Mask

All you will need for this mask is fresh papaya. Papaya contains powerful enzymes which will act as gentle exfoliators and remove dead skin cells from your skin. Aside from this, papaya will also absorb the extra sebum and oil produced by your body, thus unclogging your pores and preventing acne breakouts. All in all, papaya has incredible skin health benefits that will be visible after the first application.

Ingredients

  • Papaya - 1

Preparation: Remove the flesh of one raw papaya and place it in a bowl. Mash the flesh or place it in a food processor until it becomes a creamy consistency. Ideally, it shouldn’t have a lot of large crumbs and pieces. Then, apply this mask to a clean face, and you're good to go.

Absorption time: 15 to 20 mins

apple cider vinegar mask

7. Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

Another simple DIY face mask you can make at home is the apple cider vinegar mask. For this mask, the only thing you'll need is apple cider vinegar. This vinegar is an astringent which will remove all the excess oil from your face. Furthermore, it will alkalize your skin and restore its normal pH balance.

And finally, apple cider vinegar will kill bacteria that live on the surface of your skin, thus preventing acne breakouts and inflammation. However, if your skin is dry in general, avoid using this mask too often since it will additionally dry out your skin.

Ingredients

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic, Raw, Unfiltered) - 1 tablespoon
  • Water - 2 tablespoons

Preparation: Mix one part apple cider vinegar to two parts clean water and use a cotton ball to apply it to your face. Depending on your acne condition, you can choose to either apply this mixture all over or only on existing acne and blemishes.

Absorption time: 10 mins if applied all over or overnight if applied only on blemishes

Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Mask

8. Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Mask

Activated charcoal powder is an amazing natural ingredient that has been used in many beauty products thanks to its power of absorption. In other words, the charcoal powder will remove all impurities, dirt, and bacteria that have been blocking your pores and causing acne. As an additional benefit, we will use coconut oil in this mask. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer which will make your skin soft and smooth.

Ingredients

  • Activated Charcoal Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut Oil - 2 tablespoons

Preparation: Warm up the coconut oil until it becomes liquid (it’s a solid form when kept in cold places) and then mix one teaspoon of activated charcoal powder in it. Mix these two ingredients well until they’re completely blended.

Absorption time: 30 minutes

Tea Tree Oil & Aloe Vera Mask

9. Tea Tree Oil & Aloe Vera Mask

The tea tree essential oil is considered to be one of the most powerful natural acne-fighting agents. It has been used for ages to treat acne breakouts, scars, blemishes, inflammation, and irritation. Due to its antibacterial properties, tea tree oil is an ingredient in many skin beauty products. Additionally, we will use Aloe Vera gel in this mask.

This will add healing and antimicrobial properties. When it comes to Aloe Vera, it’s best if you use the gel straight from the plant’s leaves. If you don’t have access to an Aloe Vera plant, then use store-bought organic gel.

Ingredients

  • Tea Tree Oil - 3 drops
  • Aloe Vera Gel - 1 tablespoon

Preparation: Mix one tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel with 3 drops of essential tea tree oil. Blend well and then apply the mixture to your face with the help of a clean brush or sponge.

Absorption time: 10 to 15 mins
Yogurt & Yeast Mask

10. Yogurt & Yeast Mask

My yogurt and yeast facial mask is incredibly effective for all of you who suffer from acne and oily skin. The best to use is Greek yogurt (full fat) which contains lactic acid and healthy fats. The fats in the yogurt will moisturize your skin while the acid will kill bacteria on your skin. Additionally, brewer’s yeast is a powerful sebum absorption tool which will drastically reduce oil production.

Ingredients

  • Brewer’s Yeast - 1 teaspoon
  • Plain Greek Yogurt - 1 teaspoon

Preparation: Mix one teaspoon of brewer’s yeast with 1 teaspoon of Greek yogurt. Depending on the thickness of the yogurt, add more if necessary, until it looks like a thin paste or cream. With this your mask is ready.

Absorption time: 20 to 25 mins

Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Honey Mask

11. Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Honey Mask

This mask uses a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, and honey to give you a powerful acne-fighting tool! Nutmeg will help fight blemishes, cinnamon will give you anti-microbial properties, while honey will help your facial skin heal faster. This mask will reduce swelling, redness, and acne scars.

Ingredients

  • Ground Nutmeg - 1 teaspoon
  • Ground Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • Raw Honey - 1 ½ tablespoons

Preparation: Blend and mix all three ingredients until you notice that a thick paste is formed. You can place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk them or place them in a food processor for better blending.

Absorption time: 30 to 40 minutes

Aspirin & Lemon mask

12. Aspirin & Lemon

Even though it might seem strange to you, aspirin can be of great help when it comes to getting rid of acne – even if you suffer from large and painful cystic acne! Aspirin contains Salicylic Acid which effectively unclogs your pores and exfoliates your skin.

Plus, aspirin has anti-inflammatory features which means it will reduce irritation, inflammation, and redness. To add some more benefits to this mask, we will use lemon juice instead of water – which will significantly brighten your skin and fight bacteria.

Ingredients

  • Uncoated Aspirin Pills - 5 or 6
  • Lemon Juice - enough to dissolve the pills

Preparation: In a small bowl, place 5 or 6 uncoated aspirin pills, and add just a little bit of lemon juice. Like this, the aspirin pills will start dissolving and forming a paste. If you notice that your paste is too thick or thin, add more lemon juice or aspirin pills accordingly. In the end, you should get a paste that’s not too thick and not too thin – the right consistency that is easy to apply and stays on your face.

Absorption time: 10 to 15 mins

Green Clay & Honey Mask

13. Green Clay & Honey Mask

Green clay has been used for centuries as a skin beautifying ingredient. It has the ability to tighten your skin and clean out your pores by absorbing all impurities. If you cannot find green clay, you could replace it with bentonite clay or white clay, both of which are effective acne-fighting ingredients. To give this mask some moisturizing properties, we will also add honey!

Ingredients

  • Green Clay - 1 teaspoon
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon
  • Water - enough to form a paste

Preparation: Place one teaspoon of green clay in a small bowl and add a little bit of water (not too much, you can always add more) until it forms a paste consistency. Next, mix in one teaspoon of organic and raw honey, and blend until all ingredients are mixed, and there aren't any clumps. Now, your mask is ready.

Absorption time: 20 to 30 mins

Garlic & Olive Oil Mask

14. Garlic & Olive Oil Mask

The combination of garlic and olive oil represents a powerful acne-fighting face mask which will give you incredible and visible results immediately after the first use. This mask will get rid of bacteria, skin fungus, yeasts, infections, and most importantly – acne! Garlic is known as the best natural antiseptic which will clean out your skin in a blink of an eye. And finally, the olive oil we’re going to add in this mask will act as an amazing natural moisturizer.

Ingredients

  • Garlic - 3 cloves
  • Olive Oil - 1 tablespoon

Preparation: Take three cloves of garlic and mince them well. Next, add one tablespoon of olive oil and blend these two ingredients together. This is all that’s needed to prepare the garlic and olive oil mask.

Absorption time: 15 to 20 mins

Cucumber & Greek Yogurt Mask

15. Cucumber & Greek Yogurt Mask

Finally, the last mask that I’m going to give you is the refreshing cucumber and Greek yogurt mask. Greek yogurt contains acid which will gently exfoliate your skin as well as tons of healthy fats and proteins which will deeply moisturize your skin. On the other hand, cucumbers have anti-inflammatory and skin brightening properties, making them perfect to be used in toners and masks.

Ingredients

  • Cucumber - 1 peeled
  • Greek Yogurt - 1 tablespoon

Preparation: Peel one cucumber and make a puree out of it. Then, add one tablespoon of full-fat Greek yogurt and blend these two ingredients well. And that’s it – your mask is now ready for use!

Absorption time: 10 to 15 mins

Conclusion

Now that you have the list of my favorite DIY face masks for clearing acne, I hope you really try some of them and share your results and impressions! You will shortly notice that you never had to spend a small fortune on acne products when everything you need is in your fridge or pantry!

Making and using DIY face masks means that everything you put on your skin is natural and healthy, thus avoiding any type of allergies, irritations, and harsh chemicals. So, go ahead and choose the mask that best fits your skin and is astonished by the results.

And remember, persistence is the key to success. Just as with conventional products, you will have to use these homemade masks continuously if you wish to see the results you’re asking for. No matter which masks you decide to use, all of them are natural and beneficial for your skin.

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