Facial Masks For Acne Using All Natural Ingredients To Make At Home


Looking for some easy facial masks for acne?

Facial masks for acneThe recipes below are so simple but contain a range of antibacterial ingredients to combat acne bacteria. Many ingredients like oatmeal and aloe vera soothe inflammation and help to calm redness.

Most of the ingredients in these facial acne masks you probably already have at home. Others are readily available online or at your local health store/supermarket.

Before you create your mask, wash your hands to remove any bacteria transfer from your fingers to your skin.

It’s also good to know what each ingredient does so you can adapt your acne recipe to make a mask that suits your situation and what you have on hand.

Green Tea

Studies have shown that green tea can reduce acne as much as benzoyl peroxide, a common ingredient in acne products. It also reduces sebum and acne inflammation. Green tea is also rich in antioxidants, these help to repair and protect skin.

Strawberries (and Tomatoes)

Strawberries are rich in salicylic acid, a common ingredient in acne products. Use them mashed in acne masks.

Willow Bark

Willow bark is another very potent acne mask ingredient because of it’s high concentrations of salicylic acid, another common ingredient in acne products.

Tea Tree Essential Oil (Or Manuka – it’s more potent cousin)

Most essential oils have antibacterial or antimicrobial properties, but some are more potent than others. Tea tree is particularly potent and therefore very effective for use in acne facial masks, cleansers and serums. Neem oil is another essential oil you can use in combination with or instead of tea tree oil.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is antibacterial (as are Basil and Rosemary oil), but Lavender is great for soothing red inflamed skin. It’s an excellent ingredient to drop into acne recipes.


Honey has been used for thousands of years to dress wounds and help heal skin. Honey is naturally antimicrobial – a natural antibiotic especially active “UMF” honey. It treats acne bacteria, soothes and heals skin.


Turmeric powder is naturally antibacterial and so is great to use in acne masks either as a main ingredient or combined with others in any facial masks for acne. It is high in antioxidants that slow down cell damage. Turmeric is widely used as a skin exfoliant and improves skin’s texture helping with inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, dry skin, psoriasis and eczema. Another benefit is to reduce pigmentation, even out skin tone and diminish wrinkles.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera’s healing properties have been known for thousands of years. Its wonderful for healing acne and soothing acne related inflammation.


Plain yogurt rich in probiotics (good bacteria) help to counteract bacteria we don’t want on our skin. The acids in yogurt also help to retard bacteria.


Bananas are naturally rich in potassium which is known to be a bacteria retardant, slowing its growth. Banana makes an excellent acne facial mask base. When you consider it’s other skin moisturizing benefits, banana is a fantastic ingredient for many face masks, not just for acne treatments.

Lemon Juice

The acids and vitamin C in lemon juice fight acne and dry out spots. Lemon is an excellent acne mask ingredient, especially if you have oily skin as it regulates sebum production. It can sting a little so should be used sparingly.


Cucumber is soothing and cooling for inflamed skin. Add the juice or flesh to your acne mask.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps balance your skins PH and helps combat acne bacteria. You can use it in facial acne masks but also  as a toner with Aloe Vera juice for a soothing rinse for your skin.

Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and iron, which help skin repair and regenerate skin. They are known to slow down ageing because of this. Pomegranate flesh and pomegranate juice (or essential oil) in acne masks for acne scars.

Rosehip and Carrot Seed Oil Blend

These oils are naturally healing and reduce scars due to their vitamin A and C content plus their high essential fatty acid content.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and good oils. They also natural antibacterial so are excellent for acne masks and serums or cleansers. Coconut oil is very moisturizing and repairing for most skin types.


Oatmeal is soothing for itchy inflamed skin. Add ground oatmeal to an acne mask to soothe red inflamed skin. It is also moisturizing for drier skins.

Basil and Parsley Herbs

These two herbs are naturally antibacterial and can be added to your acne facial masks.

Green Clay

Green clay clears pores and dirt from skin. It is the strongest of all clays and is the best for removing impurities. You can also add lemon juice and other ingredients to this to make a potent acne facial treatment.

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Acne Facial Mask Recipes

You can add herbs, essential oils or juices to any of these recipes if you wish.


Green Tea (Matcha) and Lemon Juice Acne Face Mask

This is a very easy recipe using green tea powder (matcha) which you can buy from many asian grocery stores or online. It is very good for acne prone skin. It clears pores, softens skin and reduces acne. The green tea is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and the lemon fights acne. You can add a few drops of tea tree or lavender oil to this mask if you wish.


1 teaspoon high quality matcha

1 tablespoons lemon juice (amount can vary depending on how much you’re using!)


Combine these ingredients in a bowl, mix to the consistency of toothpaste (add more of either ingredient if it’s thicker or runnier than this). Apply for ten minutes then wash off with a warm cloth.


Soothing Oatmeal Green Tea Facial Acne Mask

This makes a delicious healthy mask for your skin (you can even eat this). Oatmeal has been known to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. Studies have shown that green tea when applied topically may reduce acne by up to half, while reducing inflammation.


1 cup rolled oats

1 tablespoons matcha/green tea powder

2 cups water

1 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 mashed banana

Optional 4 drops of lavender essential oil to soothe and heal skin


Blend thoroughly and apply to skin in a thick layer. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes then wash off with warm water.


Lemon Yogurt Green Tea Acne Facial Mask

This recipes is both soothing and antibacterial. It is also very cleansing for blocked pores and blackheads.


1 green tea bag just barely covered in boiling water and allowed to steep

1 tablespoons plain unsweetened yogurt

1 teaspoon lemon juice Lemon juice


Empty the tea leaves into the water, add yogurt and lemon juice and mix well together. Apply to your skin with clean fingertips or a cotton pad. Leave on for ten minutes then wash off.


Hormonal Acne Toner (For That Time Of The Month)

Ok so this is not actually an acne mask but rather a toner. For those hormonal times of the month it is a good preventive and treatment. It is balancing and dries up acne at the same time. You can leave this on allowing it to dry on your skin. It is very rich in vitamins, and hormone balancing properties.


2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons of pomegranate juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon of Green tea (matcha) powder


Mix well in a shaker. Apply to skin and allow to dry if possible, otherwise wash off after ten minutes.


Nutmeg Pimple Remedy For Acne

This is an easy recipe using


1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon milk (milk is a naturally great treatment to reduce redness)


Mix the ingredients together and apply directly to infected area or pimple with a cotton ball. Either wash off after 20 minutes or apply before bed and rinse in the morning.


Tomato For Acne

Tomato Acne Face Mask Recipe

Tomato contains fruit acids that combat acne. The other ingredients fight acne and/or soothe inflamed skin

1/4 of a tomato mashed and seeded

3 teaspoon of plain yogurt

1 teaspoon mashed cucumber

1 teaspoon aloe gel

3 teaspoon ground oatmeal

2 mint leaves (crushed)


Mix ingredients together, apply to face and leave on for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Controls Oily skin


Apple Oatmeal Acne Face Mask Recipe

Another simple yet effective facial acne treatment.


1/2 cup oatmeal, ground finely

Half a mashed apple

2 inches of peeled mashed cucumber

2 tablespoons milk


Blend well in blender to a puree. Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. This mask will help to reduce redness, oil and blackheads.


Exfoliating Oily Skin Facial Cleanser Recipe

This is a very simple acne exfoliator. The milk contains acids that help to cleanse and clear skin.


1 teaspoon powdered skim milk

1 teaspoon honey

A few drops of apple vinegar or aloe vera juice.


Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to skin in a circular motion for two to three minutes. Rinse with a warm cloth and luke warm water.


Soothing Acne Facial Mask

This mask is calming and soothing for red angry acne welts.


Half a peeled cucumber

2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal

A squeeze of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of honey


Blend well until it forms a fine puree. Massage gently to exfoliate and then leave on for 15 -20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.


Lemon Juice Facial Mask Recipe

The combination of these ingredients makes a mask that tightens the pores and lightens the skin. Tomato helps to reduce sebum and blackheads.


2 tablespoons oats

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tomato (peeled use the juice)


Cover the oats (until just covered) with water in a bowl overnight. The oats help to tighten pores and smooth the skin, reducing the signs of redness and age spots. Add the juice of the tomato to this mixture. Apply the mixture on the face and neck, leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.


Lemon Juice Anti Acne Facial Mask Recipe

Another simple recipe that uses lemon juice as the active ingredients. You can add essential oils, herbs or honey to this recipes for extra punch.


1 raw egg

Few drops of lemon juice


Separate the yolk and the egg white, then whisk the latter and add a few drops of lemon. Apply to skin for ten minutes then wash off.


Homemade Willow Bark Acne Mask

Willow bark powder is a potent ingredient especially when combined with honey and essential oils. You can add a pinch of turmeric powder if you wish.


½ teaspoon of willow bark powder

1 teaspoon of honey or molasses

2 teaspoons of yogurt

2 drops tea tree oil and lavender oil


Mix all the ingredients until smooth. Apply to skin and leave on for ten minutes. Wash off with warm water.


Face Mask Recipe For Blackheads

This mask helps to dissolve blackheads and reduce skin pores.


1 egg white

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

½ teaspoon of turmeric powder

½ teaspoon of baking soda


Mix all ingredients until smooth and creamy, massage on the skin. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.


Egg, Tomato and Aloe Vera Acne Mask

This is a pore tightening mask that is also soothing for skin.


1 egg white

½ teaspoon of turmeric powder

1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel

1 teaspoon of honey

1 tomato, peeled and chopped

2 drops of thyme essential oil, lavender oil or tea tree oil


Blend all ingredients together well. Apply to skin and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water.


Apple, Molasses and Baking Soda Acne Mask

This recipe reduces oily skin and blackheads. The acid in apples fights acne and reduces redness.


1 medium-sized apple, peeled and cored

1 tablespoon molasses

1 tablespoon of baking soda


Blend in a blender and refrigerate for 15 minutes (or add an ice cube to the mix). Apply to skin for 10 to 15 minutes then wash off with warm water.


Yogurt, Egg white and Strawberry Acne Facial Mask

A soothing acne reducing mask that also firms and tightens skin and pores.


¼ cup of yogurt

3-4 mashed strawberries

1 egg whisked white


Blend all ingredients together well. Apply to skin and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water.


Cucumber, Lime, Lemon And Egg White Acne Facial Mask

This soothing cooling acne reducing mask firms and tightens skin and pores.


½ peeled cucumber

1 egg white

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 drops of essential oil of lime


Blend all ingredients together well. Apply to skin and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water.


Green Tea, Egg White and Aloe Calming Acne Facial Mask

This recipe soothes acneic inflamed skin and helps to repair skin. All of these ingredients are very soothing and healing for acne prone skin.


1 tablespoon of green tea powder

1 egg white

4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

2 drops of lavender or camomile essential oil


Blend ingredients together well. Apply the mask with fingertips or a cotton pad. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes then wash off with warm water.


Turmeric, Rice Flour and Milk Acne Mask


2 tablespoons of flour (use rice flour or ground oats if your skin is dry)

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

3 tablespoons milk or yogurt

1 teaspoon of honey


Apply a thin layer to your face and let it dry for 20 minutes and leave on or wash off.


Strawberry Acne Cleanser Recipe


strawberry yogurt or 1 strawberry

2 tablespoons plain yogurt


Apply to skin in a circular motion for a minute or so. Rinse with a warm water. Great for oily skin also.



Acne Face Toner Recipe


4oz witch hazel or chamomile tea

10 drops Tea Tree essential oil


Mix ingredients well in a bottle. Shake before each Use. Apply to face with cotton ball after cleansing


Herbal Acne Face Cleanser Recipe

This is a very potent antibacterial cleanser. It is moisturizing and cleansing at the same time.


2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons olive oil

5 drops myrrh essential oil to remove toxins balance skin and promote general tissue repair

5 drops patchouli to promote and stimulate new cell growth and calm inflamed skin

5 drops Tea Tree oil antibacterial and astringent


Mix ingredients well in a bottle. Shake before each Use. Apply to skin in a gentle circular motion then rinse off.  Great for oily skin as well.


Herbal Acne Face Lotion Recipe

A lovely  moisturizing lotion for acneic skin. It is not only good for treating acne but also for nourishing skin.


1 oz. beeswax

4 oz. hazelnut oil

1 teaspoon coconut oil

15 drops tea tree essential oil

5 drops lavender oil

15 drops myrrh essential oil


Melt wax and oil together blending thoroughly. Allow to cool to about lukewarm, add essential oils and then allow to cool completely. Store in a glass jar.


Acne Serum Moisturizer Recipe

For a light repairing moisturizing serum that absorbs quickly and is easy to make try this recipe.


1 oz. apricot kernel oil

12 drops lavender essential oil

7 drops tea tree essential oil

1 drop geranium essential oil


Mix all ingredients in a bottle. Shake for 2 minutes, apply 1-2 drops after washing.


Simple Pimple Remedy

Easy and quick to make and apply – and stimulating too.


3 tablespoons of honey

1 teaspoon of cinnamon


Apply and leave on for an hour or so before washing off.


My Favorite Facial Mask For Acne (Honey, Coconut Oil, Tea Tree And Turmeric Mask)

This is a power packed recipe that treats acne, soothes redness and irritation, heals and prevents against scarring – I saved the best till last for you 🙂


3 tablespoons of honey

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

5 drops tea tree oil (add same amount of lavender oil if you wish)

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon yogurt (optional)

1 teaspoon ground oatmeal (optional)

1 teaspoon lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar)

1 teaspoon aloe vera gel (optional)


Blend in a blender or hand mix well. Apply to your skin for fifteen minutes then wash off with warm water. If you have oily skin add lemon, and you can omit the coconut oil if you have very oily skin.


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