My severe acne left me with some acne scars that I am paranoid about. Luckily for me they are not too noticable but I am still aware that they are visible. This motivated me to research and find some masks that might help.
My search lead me to this great face mask. It helps reduces sebum secretion and is also effective in treating spots and blackheads – as well as helping with acne scars. Best of all it contains only 1 ingredient (yep just one).
You may be surprised to hear that the secret ingredient in this treatment is orange peel. However, orange peel is particularly effective in treating acne and acne scars.
According to “Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice” the high vitamin C content together with acidity makes oranges one of the best natural cures for acne. And “Braun-Falco’s Dermatology” say it is safe to use orange peel and orange juice as often as you want to treat your acne.
So all in all oranges are perfect for this issue!
For me this home made face mask was a godsend!
How To Make The Face Mask
You need to plan ahead to make this mask as you have to dry out the orange peel. In the long run it will pay off because the dried orange peel 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.
You will need:
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- The peel from 1 orange
- a little water
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- Peel an orange and put the peel to one side to dry out for at least 24 hours
- Crush 1/2 a TSP of the peel from the orange. I usually use a blender but you could use a pestle and mortar.
- Add water, mixing it as you go, until you create a paste like mixture.
- Apply it on your cleansed skin and leave it until it dries.
- 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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