Did you notice that even as we age, we can still get pimples? Some women when they enter menopause, find themselves with facial acne. Then there is stress, gaining weight, bad diet and changes in our hormone levels – all possible skin irritation triggers.
The following skincare recipes are all natural and you can make at home. The facial mask will help to unclog pores.
Acne and pimples
Yogurt Clay Mask
Yogurt clay mask is effective for treating acne and pimples.
- 1 tablespoon (15ml) Glacial Marine Clay (Wet)
- 1 tablespoon (15ml) Plain Yogurt
Mix all the ingredients together well. Add enough glacial marine clay powder to make a paste that is workable. The more clay used, the faster the mask will dry and the more it will feel tight on your skin.
Yogurt is reputed to help with hyper-pigmentation, acne and monthly break-outs. However, some people noted that the yogurt mask inflamed the pimple or pushed the pus to the surface instead of having it reduced. Remember to test is on a small patch and use plain yogurt!
Amount: This is a one-time application.
Facial Mask for blemished, or congested skin
- One tablespoon (15ml) Glacial Marine Clay (Wet)
- One 1/3 teaspoon jojoba oil
- One 3 drops tea tree essential oil
The tea tree essential oil helps to calm the skin. It also can help reduce the inflammation associated with acne and prevent acne lesions.
Instructions: To make the clay wet, add water. Blend the ingredients together well and apply on a clean face. Keep for 15 minutes. Gently remove from the face with warm water. Cleanse the face with natural soap.
Amount: The recipe is for a one-time application.
Acne Essential Oil Blend
- 15 drops tea tree
- 10 drops lavender
- 2 drops bergamot
- 3 tablespoon(45ml) jojoba oil
Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a dark, amber bottle. Shake the bottle, gently.
Apply to the blemished area, as required. The blend should keep well for 3 months. Keep in a dry, cool area.
Note: Of course, these are age-old recipes that have not been formally tested by the FDA. I’m sure you knew that. We have supplied these recipes as informational purposes only and lay no claims on results. If you have never used essential oils before, it would be best to test these recipes on a small patch of skin to ensure that you will have no allergies or rash. Also, do not use essential oils on their own as these are very concentrated and may burn the skin.