So I do realize that the title says homemade acne mask, but the truth is this mask is good for all kinds of skin types. I call it an acne mask because my primary purpose in using it is to get rid of and keep acne away. I have dry skin that becomes an oil slick when its irritated and thus becomes a mine field of acne. By using this mask when I take a shower which I’ve got to admit, is not every day (1. my skin is on the dry side and showering every day wreaks havoc on my skin and 2. I’m a mom of small children and sometimes sleep beats out being clean), I’m able to keep my acne at bay.
I used to use a honey and turmeric mask on my face but I felt it was always a bit messy and I didn’t like the way it was if I prepared it ahead of time. I also used just oatmeal flour to wash my face for a couple of years (back when I lived in a place that had really good water) and it was wonderful. But since moving to our place with hard water, it just wasn’t cutting it.
After a lot of trial and error, I FINALLY came up with the perfect combination of ingredients for a gentle, safe to use every day homemade mask that works wonderfully on my skin.
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp green clay mud powder
- 1 tbsp oatmeal flour
- 3-4 tbsp water
You may need start by melting the coconut oil if its cold. If its warm, it will already be liquid. Mix the first 4 ingredients together really well. Add water to it until it is a nice smooth paste. I find that I usually only need 3 1/2 tbsp while the coconut oil is warm and in liquid state. But after you put it in the fridge, you’ll probably need to add another 1/2 tbsp to get the mixture into a smooth paste again.
Store in the fridge for up to 10 days.
NOTES: I HIGHLY recommend using a spoon and not your fingers to get the mask out of your container as the bacteria on your hands will breed in this.
Secondly, it starts to smell a little funky after awhile. Since you’re not ingesting it, it shouldn’t cause any problems. I’ve used it after its already been over 2 weeks old and didn’t have any issues. BUT every face is different.