Pimples, and in particular acne pimples, are an inflammation of the sebaceous glands. Making an anti-pimples mask amounts to calming the inflammation in order to reduce, then make disappear, these imperfections. Which natural masks are most effective in removing pimples? Do grandmother’s anti-pimple recipes work?
If oily skin is more prone to pimples, it should not be stripped off with a mask or other treatment. Indeed, attacking the sebaceous glands amounts to stimulating them. On the contrary, the skin should be treated as gently as sensitive skin.
Honey to treat acne pimples
Among the best known and most effective grandmother’s recipes, honey is at the top of the podium.
Its healing properties have made it a real medical treatment. But honey is not only nourishing and healing, it also has unique combined cleansing properties. Indeed, it produces in particular an enzyme which causes the formation of hydrogen peroxide.
A mask to apply every day
This is why honey is an excellent anti-pimple treatment, provided you repeat the operation over a period of at least 3 weeks every day. Its antiseptic action on the one hand and its restorative action on the other hand make it possible to play in parallel on both tables.
To benefit from its exceptional properties, anti-pimples and anti-acne in general, use it as a mask in thick layers. It is useless, even counterproductive, to add another ingredient which could distort it. Let it sit for at least an hour every day. The effects will quickly be felt on the condition of your skin.
Conventional edible honey will work just as well as any other honey, be it manuka or thyme. They have the same properties. Pay attention, however, to the source and quality of the honey.
The real Aleppo soap recipe contains a mixture of olive oil and bay bay oil. Olive oil is an exceptional oil to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin. Bay laurel oil has purifying, descaling and antioxidant properties.
You can either get these two vegetable oils and apply them in equal parts. Or use Aleppo soap. To do this, lather soap between your hands, or using a face brush, and apply the thick foam on your face. Leave on for 5 minutes without waiting for the mask to become too dry so as not to dry your skin. Rinse and then apply your treatment.
Very oily skin can use clay. However, since green clay is very absorbent, it dries the skin enormously by literally sucking up the sebum. Which is not a good thing.
In order to benefit from the absorbing and detoxifying effects of clay without drying out the epidermis, opt instead for pink clay. It is a mixture of red clay and white clay, which you can obtain yourself or buy commercially. This clay also makes it possible to heal the skin, which makes it an excellent homemade anti-pimples mask.
However, do not let it dry. You can leave this mask on for ten minutes but not more. You must rinse it before it dries on the skin, otherwise it absorbed all its hydration.
Anti-pimple solutions to ban
As you can see, there is no need to make complicated mixes to get a homemade pimple mask.
But sometimes grandmother’s recipes, which are not really recipes, pass from one ear to the other and claim to be miracle recipes:
This is how we saw the flowering of the “perfect remedy” for drying pimples: toothpaste. There was never any question of applying it as a mask, but at least on the areas concerned. If the toothpaste can indeed dry out the pimples, it will especially attack, or even burn the skin.
Lemon juice on the skin is also not a good idea to counteract pimples. It gives shine but its astringency and very high acidity can attack the sebaceous glands. Prefer the softer lemon hydrosol, which gently tones and tightens pores.