face masks for acne skin
7 Best Face Masks For Acne Skin Using Honey And Tea Tree Oil
By Emily Pham
Acne is a common skin condition that affects about 85 percent of people all over the world, particularly teenagers and adolescents. As such, it is no surprise that there are countless acne treatments available on the market; however, most of these products contain harsh chemicals that can affect our health over the long term. Therefore, women in the modern society turn to choose the natural home remedies for making face masks for acne skin treatment. And honey and tea tree oil face mask is a good choice. In this article, we will tell you the best recipes to make homemade face masks for acne skin using honey and tea tree oil.
I. What Makes Honey And Tea Tree Oil Effective in Face Masks For Acne Skin?
Honey has been used as a treatment of acne, scars, blemishes, and spots for centuries. You can apply or consume it to fight off your acne problem. Honey is naturally antibacterial. It is difficult for bacteria to reproduce in honey due to its high content of sugar and acidic nature. Also, honey produces hydrogen peroxide, which can help to eliminate bacteria. All of these factors probably make honey a great ingredient in face masks for acne skin. Acne is caused by bacteria getting stuck under our skin; therefore, if honey can kill those bacteria before they can get trapped, it is likely that you might be able to stop this skin issue.
As mentioned before, acne happens mostly among teenagers and adolescents, because of the change in hormones during puberty. Luckily, honey can be useful for hormonal balance. It is sugary in nature so it helps promote the liver to form glycogen, is vital glucose that helps stabilize hormones, reduces acne, and keeps your skin healthy. Moreover, honey can heal scars caused by acne by promoting new skin cell growth to shrink scar tissues.
Precautions: If you have symptoms such as itching, irritation, and shortness of breath after applying honey on your skin, it is likely that you are allergic to this ingredient. In this case, stop using it and consult a practiced doctor or dermatologist for other methods.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has long been considered a natural solution for acne removal. Many studies have proven that using tea tree oil is as effective as using beauty products which contain benzoyl peroxide in reducing acne. So, what makes tea tree oil an excellent ingredient in face masks for acne skin?
Here is what we know. Tea tree oil contains some remarkable antibacterial compounds, especially terpenes. According to some dermatologists, terpene is a type of volatile oil, which can soothe your skin as well as destroy bacteria. Also, tea tree oil is effective in speeding the healing process of your skin. It helps prevent and remove scars caused by infections and acne on your skin. Furthermore, the strong smell of this essential oil is also helpful for avoiding other health problems.
Precautions: Because tea tree oil contains strong germicidal and fungicidal components, it is not recommended for pregnant women. Also, it is not suitable for some skin types and probably causes itching, rashes or inflammation. In that case, stop using this oil and opt for other masks. You should also consult a registered aroma therapist before using any kind of essential oils.
II. Recipes Using Honey and Tea Tree Oil to Make Face Masks For Acne Skin Treatment
Honey and tea tree oil make an excellent combination to make face masks for acne skin. Along with that, you can also use them with other skin boosting ingredients such as cinnamon, lemon, baking soda, and oatmeal, etc.
1. Honey And Tea Tree Oil Face Mask
Both honey and tea tree oil can provide excellent treatments for acne prone skin. Here are the directions:
Tea tree oil – 2 drops
Honey – 1 tablespoon
How to do:
Mix well these two ingredients
Apply the mixture on the whole face or just the affected parts
Wait for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water
Use the method 2-3 times per week for better and faster results.
Notes: You should use the mask right after preparing since if tea tree oil is exposed to air, it can be oxidized and lose some benefits.
2. Honey, Tea Tree Oil, And Clay Face Mask
This mask is helpful for treating acne and removing excess oil from your skin, as well as nourishing and moisturizing the dry patches of your skin. Besides, it provides essential nutrients and minerals for the regeneration process of your skin. To make this homemade face mask, follow the detailed instructions below:
Tea tree essential oil – 3 to 5 drops
Natural clay – 1 tablespoon
Honey – 1 teaspoon (organic honey is preferable)
How to do:
Put clay, tea tree oil, and honey in a bowl and mix them well with a spatula
Start spreading a thin layer of this mixture to your face and keep it on for at least 20 minutes
Wash your face with water and gently pat dry
Apply this face mask 2-3 times per week to prevent acne and get a clear, smooth and radiant skin.
3. Honey, Tea Tree Oil, Lemon Juice, And Oatmeal Face Mask
Lemon juice contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to fight against1 acne and blackheads. It also has lightening qualities to help fade dark spots and acne scars on your face. Also, oatmeal can exfoliate your skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and saponin, a powerful cleansing agent.
Oat – 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice – ½ tablespoon
Honey – 2 tablespoons
Tea tree essential oil – 4 drops
How to do:
Mix these ingredients well in a bowl
Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on your skin for 10-15 minutes
Remove the mask with cold water and a washcloth
Repeat this method for 2-3 times per week to get a smooth and blemish-free skin.
Notes: It is recommended that you grind your oatmeal before preparation. Raw oatmeal usually works best with oily skin types but rolled oatmeal can work with sensitive skin. Besides, using lemon juice face mask can make your skin sensitive to sunlight because of its citric nature, so you should wear extra sunscreen when heading outside.
4. Honey, Tea Tree Oil, And Coconut Oil Face Mask
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a potential substance to help kill bacterial causing acne. When being combined with honey and tea tree oil, it makes one of the best face masks for acne skin treatment and skin lightening. Here are the directions on how to treat acne using honey, tea tree oil and coconut oil.
Raw honey – 2 tablespoons
Tea tree essential oil – 2 drops
Virgin coconut oil – 2 drops
How to do:
Mix well all of these ingredients using a toothpick or a small spoon
Apply this mixture to your face thoroughly
Combine with massaging your skin in circular motions
Leave it on for 10-15 minutes
Soak a washcloth into warm water and use it to remove the mask. You can let the washcloth sit on your face for 10-20 seconds before gently wiping the mask away. Rinse and repeat if needed
Apply this mask 2-3 times per week for better results.
5. Honey, Tea Tree Oil, And Aloe Vera Gel Face Mask
Aloe vera gel is a common ingredient in many skin products. It has anti-inflammatory properties which are beneficial for acne fighting. Plus, due to its high content of polysaccharides, aloe vera gel promotes the development of new skin cells, while speeding the healing process of acne scars. Here is how to make a homemade face mask with honey, tea tree oil, and aloe vera gel.
Organic honey – 1 cup
Aloe vera gel – ½ cup
Tea tree essential oil – 5-10 drops
How to do:
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix them well
Apply this mask to your clean face
Let this mask stay for about 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water
Regularly apply this remedy for the best result.
6. Honey, Tea Tree Oil, And Egg White Face Mask
This homemade face mask is an excellent way to remove the excess oil from your skin and help treat acne. Egg whites are loaded with vitamins and proteins to help heal the skin issues and develop new skin cells. One crucial protein called albumin in egg white serves as a natural anti-viral component to eliminate acne-causing bacteria. Albumin also assists in destroying the cell structure of those bacteria. Here are the directions:
Egg white – 2
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Tea tree essential oil – 3-4 drops
How to do:
Place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix them well
Apply this mixture to your face and neck area, remember to avoid the eyes
Leave it on for 15-20 minutes then rinse it off with cold water and pat the skin dry
Follow this method 2-3 times weekly.
7. Honey, Tea Tree Oil, And Tomato Face Mask
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which is helpful in treating acne and improving the skin tone. They are acidic in nature, so it aids in cleansing your face and brightening your dull skin. Plus, they contain a powerful antioxidant and carotenoid called lycopene, which can protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, which in turn prevents the appearance of wrinkles and slows down the aging process.
Follow the below instructions to make a face mask with tomato, honey, and tea tree oil for acne-free skin:
Tomato – 3
Honey – ½ tablespoon Tea tree oil – 3-4 drops
Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon
Fresh aloe vera – 1 teaspoon
How to do:
Cut the tomatoes into 4 pieces and grind them well using a grinder
Place ground tomato and other ingredients in a bowl and mix them well
Apply this mask on your clean face and neck area, remember to avoid the eyes and the inner nose area.
Leave it on for 15-20 minutes then rinsing with cold water and pat the skin dry
Apply this mask 2-3 times weekly to get glowing skin.
Notes: It is recommended that you do a patch test beforehand to see whether you are allergic to any essential oils.
Above are 7 great recipes to make honey and tea tree oil face masks for acne skin. So, say goodbye to all expensive acne treatments and use these homemade face masks; they are more affordable and accessible to prepare. All content provided is for informational and educational purposes. We recommend you consult a healthcare professional to determine which method is appropriate for you.
About the Author
This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with many years of experience in searching the best natural and effective remedies for health and beauty issues.
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