Looking for a Natural Treatment for Problem Skin?
Try a Homemade Acne Mask
Properly caring for your skin to help prevent acne outbreaks can get very expensive, especially when you are constantly buying some of the store bought acne medications. There are however many natural acne medication techniques you can use that will save you money and help to take care of your acne problem. Here are some ideas on creating and using a homemade acne mask to rid your skin of acne.
Homemade Acne Mask: Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
A simple homemade acne mask that is very effective in treating pimples and removing toxic oils is to use Credit: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=1499
baking soda and lemon juice. In a small bowl pour in some baking soda and then add a little bit of lemon juice. Stir the mixture together until it is not lumpy. If you need to increase the liquidity of the mask, add a bit more lemon juice. You want a lumpy free paste that is still thick enough to lather onto your skin.
Make sure that you use baking soda and not baking powder. For the lemon juice you want pure lemon juice extract, not simply a lemon flavored juice designed for kids to drink.
You can lather this homemade acne mask onto your face, back, neck, and anywhere else you may have a pimple problem. Baking soda and lemon juice masks work great for many people to help rid their skin of acne. If you need something a lot stronger for your acne breakouts then try this with acne face mask with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.
Homemade Acne Mask: Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
Using hydrogen peroxide combined with baking soda instead of lemon juice will work for many people; however it can be very harsh on your skin so make sure you've tried the lemon juice homemade acne mask first before moving on to the hydrogen peroxide variation. If you have sensitive skin then this method may not work well for you. If you suffer from extreme acne and want to fight back against the pimples then a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mask may be just the arsenal you need to finally rid your face and back of the ugly pimples.
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide is one of the best homemade acne masks that can help to alleviate Credit: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=1803extreme acne. The combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide work great to suck the oils out of your facial pores that cause acne blemishes. Do not leave the homemade acne facial mask on for longer than 15 minutes because it can rapidly dry out your skin. Start with 5 minutes, and then progress up to 15 minutes as you test to see the ideal rate for keeping this acne mask on your skin for maximum acne removal with the least amount of skin drying.
After applying the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide acne mask it is imperative that you fully wash and rinse your skin to take off the homemade acne mask. After you remove the acne mask fully let your skin spend some time being exposed to the air before you apply any lotion or other skin moisturizers. Many people who use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide choose to use a skin moisturizer to help replenish the hydration of the skin. When you choose a moisturizer make sure that it is a natural skin lubricant that will not clog up the skin pores and cause further acne problems.
Hopefully you can use the baking soda and lemon juice homemade acne mask or the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide one to reclaim healthy and acne free skin.
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