Acne is a troublesome skin condition that affects many people in, and sometimes beyond their teen years. Although most often persistent acne must be treated from the inside out, by maintaining good skin care you may reduce and help heal current acne breakouts. And it doesn't have to be expensive. These face masks for acne are all homemade with products already found in your kitchen!

Apply one of the following masks 1-3 times a week for healthier skin. 

avocado face maskMoisturizing Face Mask

Oftentimes store bought acne products and face washes can over dry skin, causing excess sebum production, more clogged pores and even more acne! Help rebalance skin with this moisturizing mask that will nourish skin and leave it smooth and glowing.

1 slice of avocado

1/2 banana

1 tbsp honey

Mash the avocado and banana together until smooth then mix in the honey. Apply to the face and let it sit for about 30 min.


Face Mask for Acne Marks

As if the acne itself wasn't bad enough, it can sometimes leave behind dark marks called hyperpigmentation. This mask wont work any miracles, but it can help reduce the appearance of marks if used a few times a week.

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp lemon juice

Mix together the ingredients until smooth, then apply to the face. Leave on for 20-30 minutes.
Warning: This mask may burn!  At least for the first couple of minutes. You can lessen the amount of lemon juice in the mask to reduce the burning sensation.


Exfoliating Face Mask

This mask utilizes the salicylic acid in aspirin tablets to exfoliate skin and unclog pores.

5-8 uncoated aspirin tablets. If you can't find uncoated aspirin at the drugstore you can just run the tablet under water until it feels a bit rough.

1/2 tsp honey/ pure aloe vera

Dissolve the aspirin in a small amount of water. Add honey or aloe vera and apply. Leave on for 30+ minutes. This mask may be made with just aspirin and water, but it has a tendency to stay on your face a bit better when mixed with honey or aloe as well.

Oily Skin Mask

Use this mask to help treat pimples and absorb excess oils.

2-3 tbsp baking soda

small amount of apple cider vinegar

a few drops of tea tree oil

Add the apple cider vinegar to the baking soda slowly until a paste is formed, then add a few drops of tea tree oil and apply to face for 15 to 20 minutes. This mask can be drying so use sparingly.