Those of you who have been following my blog from the beginning know that one of the reasons I started this blog was to share not only my health and wellness journey, but my hormonal acne journey as well. I remember days where I would stay up super late researching ways to clear my skin naturally, stressing. My skin was never horribly inflamed, red, or bumpy, but it was enough to make me super insecure about it because I always had super clear skin and then all of a sudden I would randomly break out on my cheeks and sometimes my forehead. I had always been so good to my skin so why it decided to turn on me I have no idea lol. Thankfully I didn’t know how to do make up then, so I never made it worse by further congesting my skin trying to “cover” it up.
In high school I made a few beauty products here and there with my sisters when we would have a spa kind of night, but I would still buy products from the store. But now I am all about making all my own skin/beauty products (with the exception of a few, I obviously don’t make my own make up and things of that nature) and have seen a HUGE difference. I always said that if I was able to clear my skin naturally without the help of a dermatologist I would share every tip, trick, and hack that I have with you my subscribers. So with that being said I am starting a new series all about skin hacks and my favorite acne remedies. This ranges from diet, holistic remedies, DIY masks + toners + face wash, juices, smoothies, the whole shebang. I’ve already shared a few acne remedies so you should definitely go check them out. Just go to the beauty: skin tab linked in the menu!
Alrighty, let’s get started!
Honey is a natural moisturizing agent, an anti-fungal and a natural antibacterial. It locks moisture inside the skin and has antioxidant properties that protect against sun damage and free radicals. It is literally the one ingredient you should use in EVERY face mask that you make. My favorite honey to use is raw, unfiltered honey because it retains more of its potent healing properties. It makes your skin glow! Manuka honey is also a go to of mine.
Honey + Spirulina Face Mask
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 1 tsp. spirulina
The antioxidants in spirulina helps the body fight free radicals and flush out toxins. It improves skin metabolism; which promotes quicker elimination of dead skin cells (which is one of the causes of clogged pores) and the growth of new skin cells. Information from stylecraze.com.
Honey + Turmeric + Cinnamon Face Mask
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Turmeric is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-aging. It helps heal acne and brightens the skin. You’ll experience a glow like no other! Cinnamon reduces inflammation and redness, is an antiseptic which will reduce the bacteria infection in acne, and helps with the prevention of blemishes and even helps to dry out existing pimples. It also stimulates circulation, exfoliates and revitalizes the skin by drawing blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the surface of your skin, leaving it healthy and clear.
Honey + Matcha Face Mask
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. matcha
Matcha is a bomb ingredient for skin. The same things that make it beneficial to consume are what make it great for your skin. It helps to reduce inflammation and evens the skin tone, and the potent antioxidant content is what makes it successful in reducing acne.
Honey + Avocado + Cacao Face Mask
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1/4 avocado (you can either mash it up with a fork or use a food processor to blend until smooth)
- 2 tsps. cacao
Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that improve your skin. Cacao is LOADED with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It protects the skin form harmful UV rays, so yes this acts as a natural sunscreen as well. It also increases blood flow to the skin, so you know what that means, a glow!
Honey + Aloe Vera Gel Face Mask
- 2 tsps. raw honey
- 1 tsp aloe vera gel (I use fresh aloe vera)
Aloe soothes inflammation and calms your skin. It also speeds up healing and prevents scarring, which can sometimes be a result of acne. Thankfully I don’t have any scarring.
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