Face masks at home
Why spend a lot of money buying expensive cosmetics to get rid of acne caused by bacteria, closing pores, oily skin, hormones and so on. First go to the kitchen medical cabinet, as you will find some home products that can treat acne on the face efficiently (and economically).
Aloe vera leaves contain some substances which have antibacterial properties (kill the bacteria that caused acne) anti-inflammatory properties (relieve irritated skin) and soothing properties (soften rough skin).
Aloe also helps relieve wound pain, soothe and regenerate the skin.
How to use it: Clean your face with it. If you use it as a gel or juice, use a cotton ball to apply it all over the face. If using a fresh leaf, remove the green skin and apply directly to the skin. Allow to dry completely before rinsing face with lukewarm water. Repeat this treatment several times a week.
Apple cider vinegar balances weight levels on the skin and contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties that kill bacteria that have caused acne. It also contains malic acid and lactic acid which cleanse and soften the skin.
How to use it: Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 3 teaspoons of water. First wash your face and dry it well. Then soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and gently rub the face, avoiding the eye area. Hold for 10 minutes and finally wash your face as usual. Repeat this treatment more than 3 times a day.
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, balances skin weight levels thanks to its amphoteric properties (meaning it can act as both acidic and alkaline).
Its slightly lighter, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties also help in removing acne on the skin.
How to use it: Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water or lemon juice to form a paste. Cleanse the face, then apply the paste and hold for a few minutes. Finally wash your face with lukewarm water. Repeat this treatment several times a week.
Lemon juice contains L-ascorbic acid, which acts as a natural emollient and cleanser, which removes dead skin cells and prevents the closing of pores.
How to use it: Squeeze a fresh lemon. Soak a cotton ball in the squeezed liquid and rub it on your face. For sensitive skin it is recommended to dilute the lemon juice with a little water. After half an hour wash your face with lukewarm water. Use this treatment several times a week.