DIY Face Mask for Acne Prone Skin

By Milly / September 18, 2019

Spent your entire teenage years dealing with acne problems? Thought it was going to get better with age but it didn’t? Well, today we're bringing you DIY face mask for acne that may have a solution to your long years of misery. This DIY face mask for acne is completely natural, easy to make and I bet you already have all the ingredients in your pantry.

This skin condition is most common among teenagers, though it can affect people of all ages. That’s why we get so frustrated when we are almost 30 and still have acne. Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. However, there’s so many other factors that can cause acne. Before diving into this amazing DIY face mask for acne, let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of acne.

Face Acne Causes

Hairline and Temples:

Acne around the hairline and temples may be due to the use of certain hair products. When oily or waxy hair products spread to the nearby skin of the face, they can block the pores. Certain ingredients in cosmetic products, particularly in products for smoothing the hair, may cause acne breakouts.

Forehead Acne:

Almost all types of acne are caused by clogged skin pores. The same holds true for forehead acne. In other cases, it can sometimes have to do with your menstrual cycle, as well as hormones, especially if you're under 25 years old.

Nose Acne:

The nose is especially vulnerable because your pores are usually larger in this area. This type of acne is also called acne vulgaris and is caused by clogged pores. The site of acne on your nose can also indicate health conditions. For example, acne on the front tip of your nose could indicate digestive issues. Side-nose acne may be related to hormone fluctuations.

Cheek Acne:

Cheek acne is one of the more notorious acne breakouts and it tends to be the one we are most concenred with. The acne on the cheeks is caused by various things, ranging from environmental factors to dietary choices. Also, everyday things such as your phone, pillow sheet and even touches on the face could all be contributing to this sort of breakout.

Chin Acne:

Acne on the chin can be caused by a number of causes like hormones, diet, stress, constantly touching your skin, sugar and poor sleep habits. Chin acne is mostly know as cystic acne which usually occurs on the chin and jaw areas.

Jawline Acne:

Just like chin area the jawline area is the most common place to get acne. Normally caused by an unbalanced lifestyle and changing hormones.

As you may already know, the causes of acne are not always a hormone or stress problem, it can also be caused by products we use, our daily activities as well as our lifestyle. It’s important to know what products are good for our skin and what changes we must make in our daily routines in order to improve ourselves and in this case the face we adore!

Let’s check this list of products and things we should avoid!

Product ingredients that can cause acne:

  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Dimethicone
  • Acrylates
  • Panthenol
  • Silicone
  • Quaternium-70
  • Oils
  • Petrolatum

Next time you are buying your hair and skin products, take an extra minute to read the ingredients and watch out for those above.

Preventions tips:

Gently wash the face once or twice per day, as well as after exercising or sweating, with a mild, nonabrasive cleanser and lukewarm water.

Maintaining a healthful lifestyle with plentiful exercise, good nutrition, and minimal stress may also help prevent acne breakouts.

Preventing acne is almost as important as treating it! Make sure to follow these prevention tips and also use any of all of the DIY face mask for acne recipes below!

3 DIY Face Masks for Acne

#1. DIY Face Mask for Acne

honey mask

This DIY face mask for acne is one of the best ones because it contains all the ingredients that target the acne directly such as: Hone,y that is a natural antibacterial full of antioxidants, cinnamon with anti-fungal and antioxidants properties, and nutmeg a gentle exfoliator that gets rid of death skin cells smoothly.

Easy to make and very gently on the skin.

You’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl until it forms into a smooth paste.
  2. Before applying, make sure to remove all makeup and cleanse face thoroughly.
  3. Apply all over face and neck and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with cold water and pat dry.
  5. Follow up with a light moisturizer or serum.
  6. Repeat 2-3 times a week for best results.

#2. Blemish Fighting Face Mask for Acne

honey lime juice mask

Excellent at eliminating acne, blackheads and whiteheads, this DIY face mask will do wonders for your skin. Containing lemon juice, an antioxidant rich in vitamin C, baking soda, a good exfoliator with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory propertie,s as well as honey which is know for its anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp honey


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Before apply make sure your face is clean and makeup free.
  3. Apply to a clean face and neck.
  4. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off.
  5. Pat dry and follow up with a light moisturizer.
  6. Repeat 3 times a week.

#3. Strawberry Honey Face Mask for Oily and Acne Prone Skin

strawberry face mask

Strawberries are packed full of antioxidants and enzymes which fight off acne and also prevent breakouts. Honey and sugar make this a powerful DIY face mask for acne, which is not only great for oily skin but also for all skin types.

You’ll need:

  • 3-4 strawberries
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. Mash the strawberries (remove stem first!) and add honey and sugar.
  2. For a more paste-like consistency, put the mixture in a food processor.
  3. Before applying, make sure your face is clean and makeup free.
  4. Apply all over face and neck and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse off, pat dry, and follow up with a light moisturizer.
  6. Repeat 3 times a week.

Use these DIY face masks for acne 2-3 times a week until you start to see the results. Remember just like any other DIY recipes, consistency and patience is the key.

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