What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that occurs in the form of blackheads or white heads, some are large and some are small and they are red and tender most of the time. They appear in different parts of the body but especially in the face, neck, back, shoulders and arms.
What causes acne?
Sometimes acne occurs when hair follicles get clogged with oils, dead skin cells or bacteria. And sometimes it has nothing to do with hair follicles because genetics, diet, stress and hormonal changes can also cause acne.
How to treat acne?
Acne can be treated with the right ingredients, many people recommend over the counter products that contain ingredients like salicylic acid, but those products are usually made with other harmful chemicals that can cause your skin more problems and can even affect your health.
So, the best way to treat acne is by making your own acne fighting products at home. There’s tons of natural ingredients that you can use to treat acne effectively. The most common ones are listed below. When mixed together, you can create a simple yet powerful acne face mask that will help unclog pores and help get rid of bacteria that leads to acne.
Acne Face Mask Ingredients
- Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay is a natural clay that helps absorb excess oils, dirt and impurities from pores. It even has a calming effect on inflamed breakouts and helps reduce their appearance. If used consistently it can even help fade away acne scars and other dark spots.
- Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal acts as a gentle exfoliator and lifts excess sebum, chemicals and bacteria from the skin while reducing acne. It also helps fade away blemishes.
- Matcha Green Tea
Like bentonite clay and activated charcoal, matcha green tea contains many antioxidants, antibacterial, anti inflammatory and anti fungal properties that help fight acne and reduce the appearance of scars.
How To Use Acne Face Mask
By making your own face masks you will not only be able to treat and prevent acne but you will also be avoiding harmful ingredients. Face masks are extremely effective and super easy to make.
Mix equal parts of the ingredients mentioned above with apple cider vinegar and/or water until you create a paste. You can also mix in other natural ingredients like honey, aloe vera, essential oils and even carrier oils for added benefits. Read more about carrier oils, here.
Avoid Harmful Ingredients And Make It Yourself
It's always better to DIY your own products because many cosmetic products contain toxic chemicals that do more harm than good. The chemicals are added to extend their shelf life but they're no good for you. Many have been linked to different health related issues like cancer and learning disabilities. Learn more about those harmful ingredients, here.
If you don’t want to buy all ingredients separately, we recommend our Veenourish Detox Clay mask that helps fight acne. It’s sold in it’s fine powder and contains no harmful preservatives or chemicals of any kind. It’s made with 3 simple ingredients, bentonite clay, activated charcoal and matcha green tea.
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