Acne can happen whether you’re 12 or 20 — and even late into adulthood. While it’s frustrating to face pesky pimples, banishing your blemishes from home is as easy as giving yourself a weekly acne facial. A little TLC will result in fewer pimples, less red marks and a brighter complexion. While an acne facial wipes out the dirt, oil and bacteria that creates annoying acne, it also helps all skin types shed dead skin cells, stay hydrated and show fewer wrinkles. Here are some tips to do acne facial treatment at home.
Step one of any facial is to start with a clean slate. Remove all your makeup and cleanse again to remove residue. One way to get your skin super clean is by double-cleansing. The most thorough way to break up and remove all your makeup is by using an oil-based cleanser on dry skin, emulsifying your makeup (so it’s basically turned into a foundation/mascara/eyeliner colored goo), and then mix with tepid water until your face rinses clean. Going back in with a gentle cleanser after that then removes the oil and any residue it’s holding onto. We’re obsessed with Innisfree Jeju volcanic pore cleansing foam as a first step cleanser, you can use also Herval Treatment Clensing Oil as your next step cleanser. You want to stay away from foaming cleansers because they’re often too drying even for acne-prone skin, and has the backfiring effect of causing your skin to produce more oil to combat the dryness which can lead to more breakouts.
Soft hydrated skin is much more amenable to treatment than dry skin. One thing that people get wrong about your pores is that they “open” with heat and steam. Pores don’t actually open and close—they’re just there. However steaming is helpful because it makes your skin more pliable and it softens any dead skin cells and gunk that may be blocking your pores. So you’re not actually steaming your pores so much as you are steaming what’s inside/on top of them. We highly recommend Etude Egg White Pore Hot Steam.
3. Make a mask
Cucumber Face Pack
This cooling, soothing mask will help smooth your skin, which can often feel rough from acne. “Mash one whole cucumber, strain the water, add 1 tablespoon of sugar, and mix well,” says Cook-Bolden. “Apply to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes; then wash with cold water”. Or you can choose another faster way: Real Squeeze Cucumber Mask (It is freeshing now).
Simple Honey Mask
Before applying this mask, rinse your face with warm water to open up pores, says Cook-Bolden. Then apply honey and leave it on the skin for 30 minutes. Rinse the honey off with warm water; then rinse again with cold water to close the pores. Real Squeeze Make Manuka Honey now to get promotion of freeshing. It will come to your home in “1 musical note”.
Yeast and Yogurt Mask for Oily Skin
Oily skin is prone to acne, and this home remedy can reduce excess oil and help clear acne. To make the mask, combine 1 teaspoon of brewer’s yeast with a little plain yogurt to create a thin mixture. Cook-Bolden says, “Apply it thoroughly to all the oily areas and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water; then use cold water to close the pores.”
Oatmeal is naturally soothing, and this simple oatmeal mask can also help clear acne. Mix together 2 teaspoons of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and enough water to form a paste. Smooth the paste all over your face and gently rub it in. Rinse thoroughly afterward. It will be the good way to have acne facial treatment at home.
Turmeric Facial Mask
For beautiful skin, brides in India traditionally use a turmeric mask before their wedding, says Cook-Bolden. Ingredients for this acne remedy are available at spice markets and ethnic food stores. Mix together 1/2 cup of chickpea flour and 2 teaspoons each turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, and ghee (clarified butter) or almond oil, and then combine them with enough water to make a paste. “Apply and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes,” says Cook-Bolden. “Rub with pressure with both palms and fingers to remove all the paste.” Rinse well with water.
4. Cleanse and Purify
After applying the mask as the acne facial treatment at home, wash your face with a cleanser made especially for your acne-prone skin type. If you have oily skin, choose an oil-free cleanser featuring benzoyl peroxide, sulfer, and salicylic and alpha-hydroxy acids. If pimples plague your dry skin, choose a gentle acne-fighting cleanser with retinol, a product that cleans pores and helps reduce wrinkles on sensitive skin. Choose a gentle cleanser without harsh granules for normal skin. Rinse off the cleanser with warm water and pat your face dry with a clean towel. Finish by soaking a cotton pad with some bacteria-busting tea-tree clearing tonertea-tree clearing toner and swiping the pad around your face. If you have normal or dry skin, find a toner containing cucumber, which calms redness and irritation.
5. Put Moisture Back In
To help clear your acne, you might be using over-the-counter or prescription medications that contain harsh ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and different types of acids. Because of this, it’s crucial that your facial include a hydrating moisturizer. Make a moisturizer from 1/4 avocado, 3 tablespoons fresh cream and 1 tablespoon honey. Puree these ingredients in the blender until they’re whipped into a lotion. Smooth over your entire face, wait 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. The avocado helps the skin to retain moisture and look and feel supple, while the honey’s antioxidants give your complexion a boost. After rinsing off the avocado mixture, pat your skin dry and apply an oil-free moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type. You can also choose [NATURE REPUBLIC ] Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Special Set
Your skin probably feels super soft and clear at this point after a good steam. Now is the time that you may extract any whiteheads or blackheads that are already on their way out with a visible head. If you press gently on each side with either a tissue or washcloth covering your fingertips and stuff comes out of your pore without much pressure—great. If not, don’t push it. Don’t use needles or tweezers to create an exit either—all of this can lead to scarring. Any remaining visible blemishes can be treated with your acne medication of choice—retinol, salicylic acid (which is also calming—big plus), tea tree oil—think calming more than “purifying” because you’ve already done that.
Just remembering the tips and steps for your skin, you can easy do acne facial treatment at home.