Dealing with acne can be stressful and frustrating, especially when trying to find the right treatment for your skin. One way to get a more natural and well rounded treatment is by using at home anti acne recipes to create your very own remedies. You are about to learn very simple, but effective anti acne treatments that will allow you start to get rid of your facial blemishes.
One common acne problem that plagues many faces is blackheads. They can be annoying and hard to get rid of, but with proper care and this at home recipe, you can start to get rid of these annoying dirt filled pores.
Anti Acne Recipes – Face Mask
1. Lemon and Baking Soda Mask
Stock up on either fresh lemons, or a container of real lemon juice and a box of baking soda. Either squeeze the lemon into a small bowl or container, or pour some of the lemon juice, and slowly add a little of bit of baking soda. Keep adding the baking soda until you create a paste. Put the paste on any blackhead infected area of your face and allow it to dry completely before washing it off with cold water. This anti acne recipe can draw out the head of the blackhead, making it easier for the rest of the dirt and bacteria to come to the surface, making it easier to clean those pores out in the future.
2. Avocado and Honey Face Mask
The second recipe is more for an overall treatment. Grab an avocado, or more if you plan on continuing to use this recipe, and some honey. After washing your face normally, scrape out the inside of the avocado and mash it up in a bowl. After it is properly mashed, add one tablespoon of honey and mix until it is evenly distributed. Apply the mixture to your face like a mask and leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then wash off with warm water. This mask will help get off surface impurities and absorb the oils and dirts that could form future acne.
3. Oatmeal Boost
- One large handful of pure oatmeal
- Two tablespoons raw honey
- Cook the oatmeal in the usual way only using water.
- When it is cooked add the honey
- Leave the mixture to cool to room temperature
Once the face mask has cooled simply apply it to your skin and relax for around half an hour then rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry with a soft, clean towel. This mask should be applied once or twice a week for the best results.
4. Avocado and Mint Mask
A handful of fresh mint leaves
- Tablespoons natural yogurt
- Scoop out the avocado and mash the insides
- Chop up the mint leaves
- Add the yogurt and mint to the avocado and stir well
After cleansing, apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and pat the face dry.
Fight Acne Naturally with Anti-Acne Juicing Recipes
Although there are any number of commercial products available to treat acne, your best defense is to ensure your body is getting the vitamins and nutrients it needs to heal itself naturally. Load up on vitamin A, zinc and powerful antioxidants with these four anti-acne juicing recipes to banish blemishes and enjoy healthy, clear skin.
1. Coco Splash
This two ingredient juice is rich in vitamin A, loaded with valuable nutrients and a great source of electrolytes to help keep your skin hydrated. All you need to do is juice one half of a medium-sized cantaloupe and mix it with a glass of coconut water. Delicious, simple and effective at helping you have beautiful skin.
Turbo Charge Smoothie
Not only does the Turbo Charge Smoothie help you clear your skin of acne issues, it packs a powerful energy-boosting punch!
- 1/4 cucumber
- 1 stick celery
- 1/2 small pineapple
- 1 handful of spinach leaves
- 1/4 of a peeled lime
- 4 Golden delicious apples
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 heaped teaspoon of spirulina powder
- Small handful of ice
Juice the first six ingredients and pour into a blender with the avocado, spirulina powder and ice. Blend for about 45 seconds or until desired consistency is obtained.
Blueberries are well-known for their high antioxidant value. Foods rich in antioxidants help improve cell health and filter impurities from your system, both of which contribute to healthy, clear skin. This four ingredient juice blend is a simple and delicious way to fight acne.
- 2 tablespoons blueberries
- 2 apples
- 1/2 of a banana
Simply juice the blueberries and the apples then blend with the banana and ice.
Papaya is packed with nutrients and minerals known to improve acne. Combined with the other nutrients, this anti-acne juicing recipe is also great for your heart and promotes healthy blood cells.
- 1/2 medium papaya, peeled, seeded and diced
- 1/2 cup pineapple or orange juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons sugar or honey
- 1/8 teaspoon powdered black pepper
- 1/2 cup cold water Salt to taste
Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings and thickness as desired.
Banana and Blueberry Smoothie
The banana and blueberry smoothie have high level of nutrition since it is important antioxidants which are available in a fruit. It is an excellent drink against acne.
1 ripe banana
1 cup blueberries
1 cup soy milk
1 Tbsp flaxseed
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Alfalfa, Cucumber and Parsley Juice
This recipe is designed to provide you with a refreshingly tasty and cleansing juice, designed to help keep acne at bay, or better yet, to help it forming in the first place.
You will need:
- About five ounces of alfalfa
- A mid size cucumber and also
- A quarter cup of parsley
Place all the above ingredients into a blender or food processor and add a half cup of water. Blend the ingredients for about a minute till silky smooth and enjoy. The above drink contains many vitamins and minerals and is also low in fat and cholesterol. It is a super food for managing acne.
Apple, Cucumber and Celery Juice
An apple, celery and cucumber juice is chock full of acne fighting minerals and vitamins to keep you refreshed and aid in the reduction of acne.
- A whole apple, with skin but cored
- A mid size cucumber and also
- One or two sticks of celery- adjusted to your taste
It is recommended to blend the ingredients for a full minute to make sure the juice is as smooth as possible and you may add around a half cup of water to help with the mixing process.
As an alternative, you can also cook the apple, including the skin, till soft and then blend.
This will assist to keep a smoother consistency. This recipe can be adjusted to your personal taste as the most important aspect is that you have the correct ingredients. The degree of smoothness is a personal choice and will still yield the desired results of acne control.
Carrot Juice for Acne Prone Skin
Carrot, Sweet Potato, Ginger and Beetroot Juice
This juice is designed to fight free radicals and is loaded with anti oxidants as well as vitamins and minerals that torpedo acne.
Your needed ingredients are:
- Carrots (3 medium)
- A hand size chunk of sweet potato
- A pinch of ginger (as it can be very strong)
- One beetroot around two and a half inches in diameter
These can be either obtained as a tinned product or alternatively, boil a fresh beet bulb and when soft, allow cooling. Cut into slices and then blend all the above ingredients till smooth. You may add a quarter cup of water to help with the mixing and this will typically make at least two single serves of juice for you.
The reason these ingredients have been selected is that the carrot’s high count of vitamin A, coupled with the anti oxidant fighting ability of the ginger make this drink a super acne fighting bomb.