If you have acne, an increase of sebum clogs your facial pores. When bacteria builds up in these pores, pimples are the result. If your skin cells are shed on an irregular basis, an irritation inside the hair follicles results, according to CNN Health. A weekly, gentle facial mask, however, will remove the top layer of dead skin cells and prevent blocked facial pores.
Aspirin Skin Masks
Aspirin is able to keep your facial pores from clogging and contains anti-inflammatory properties, says Softpedia. Crush five to 10 aspirin tablets into a fine powder and mix this powder with enough water to make a smooth paste. You can use aloe vera gel instead of water if you prefer. Wash your face thoroughly with your usual face cleanser or a facial scrub. Put the aspirin mixture on your face. Keep the mask on for 20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. After patting your skin dry, apply a moisturizer. Crush four to five aspirin tablets and mix them into a small amount of plain yogurt. Smooth this mixture on your face for 10 to 15 minutes, rinse it off with warm water and apply a moisturizer.
Egg White Mask
Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks of two eggs. Whip the egg whites until you have a frothy mixture. Wash your face, then apply the egg white using your hands. Leave the egg white mask on your face for 20 minutes, wash off with warm water and follow up with a moisturizer. If you suffer from an egg allergy, please do not use this acne mask, reports My Beauty Recipes.
Baking Soda Mask
Wash your face with a gentle facial cleanser. Mix together 2 tablespoons of baking soda and enough water to make a smooth paste. Smooth it onto your face and leave it on until it has dried. Wash the mask off with warm water and apply a moisturizer. This facial mask recipe is gentle enough that you can use it several times in a week.
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and mix up some plain -- not flavored --oatmeal with enough water to make a thick mixture. Spread the oatmeal mask on your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash the oatmeal off with warm water and follow up with moisturizer.