Turmeric Facial Mask
For beautiful skin, brides in India traditionally use a turmeric mask before their wedding, says Cook-Bolden. Ingredients for this acne remedy are available at spice markets and ethnic food stores. Mix together 1/2 cup of chickpea flour and 2 teaspoons each turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, and ghee (clarified butter) or almond oil, and then combine them with enough water to make a paste. “Apply and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes,” says Cook-Bolden. “Rub with pressure with both palms and fingers to remove all the paste.” Rinse well with water.
Lemon-Egg Face Mask
This is a great all-purpose acne home remedy that can boost any skin type. “Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white,” recommends Cook-Bolden. Apply to the face, and leave the mask on overnight while you sleep. In the morning, wash your face with warm water. Be sure to keep the raw-egg mixture out of your mouth and eyes.
Simple Honey Mask
Before applying this mask, rinse your face with warm water to open up pores, says Cook-Bolden. Then apply honey and leave it on the skin for 30 minutes. Rinse the honey off with warm water; then rinse again with cold water to close the pores.