Homemade Face Mask for Acne & Acne Scars


This homemade face mask for acne and acne scars reduces sebum secretion and is also effective in treating spots and blackheads.

You may be surprised to hear that the secret ingredient in this treatment is actually Orange peel. However, orange peel is particularly effective in treating acne and acne scars.

My simple to follow instructions – all illustrated with pictures – will ensure you will be able to make this mask in no time!

homemade face mask for acne & acne scars

The high vitamin C content together with  the acidity makes oranges one of the best natural  cures for acne according to “Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice”.  It is safe to use orange peel and orange juice as often as you want to treat your acne according to “Braun-Falco’s Dermatology”.

How To Make The Face Mask

You need to plan ahead to make this mask as you have to dry out the orange peel – but it will pay off because the orange peel that you prepare can be kept and used over and over. I tend to keep my peel in a small Tupperware container so it stays fresh.

For best results this mask should be applied on the affected areas several times a week.

Ingredients required

You will need:

  • The peel from 1 orange
  • a little water

Steps

    1. Peel an orange and put the peel to one side to dry out for at least 24 hours
    2. Crush 1/2 a TSP of the peel from the orange. I usually use a blender but you could use a pestle and mortar.
    3. Add water, mixing it as you go, until you create a paste like mixture.
    4. Apply it on your cleansed skin and leave it until it dries.
    5. You should then gently rinse it off with warm water using a muslin cloth.

This treatment should be repeated 2 or 3 times a week.

This process will help reduce the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate your skin.

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About Georgiana Coslenco

I was inspired to write this blog after suffering from severe acne. During this time I created natural, healthy home made beauty treatments that fed my skin to try and help me heal. My friends were amazed at how good my skin looked and pestered me for my recipes so I decided to put them online so I could help everyone.

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  • Alice

    Love it

  • http://homemademasks.net Sheryl

    I tried this orange peel mask with water.
    I used the blender, didn’t work that well, then i added a little bit of water. It did not stick to my face at all?

  • Georgiana Coslenco

    Hi Sheryl,

    Some face masks don’t have that creamy or dense consistency as it always depends on the texture of the ingredients used.
    In this particular case, it would be best if you would also take advantage of the pampering time and lie on your back for a few minutes.
    You could also try adding less water or just increase the quantity of water used as you mix it into the orange peel.
    I hope this helps.

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