Top 3 DIY Homemade Acne Face Masks

Homemade acne face masks are excellent natural remedies for getting rid of acne breakouts and eliminating acne scars. These recipes include a variety of ingredients that help nourish your skin and eliminate acne-related problems.

Honey, which is used in all the three masks we are preparing today, hydrates your skin, keeps it soft by preserving moisture, and promotes skin cell renewal.

It is highly beneficial for acne-prone skin because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Its anti-inflammatory nature also helps reduce redness and inflammation caused by acne and pimples. It is best to use raw, organic honey rather than processed honey as the latter may irritate your skin.

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Ingredients such as cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, green tea, turmeric, and milk are also useful in reducing acne and acne scars.

  • Like honey, cinnamon has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • The alpha hydroxyl acids in apple cider vinegar help unclog skin pores and dissolve dead skin cells. Moreover, apple cider vinegar treats blemishes, restores the natural pH of your skin, and minimizes the appearance of pores.
  • Green tea is packed with antioxidants that fight harmful free radicals and help you maintain bright, flawless, and younger-looking skin. It too has anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Turmeric is good for treating skin problems, owing to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also helps fade blemishes and acne scars.
  • Raw milk contains lactic acid that works as a gentle exfoliant and delivers anti-aging benefits.

Here are recipes for the top three face masks for acne. Make sure you remove all makeup and wash your face thoroughly before applying these natural face packs. Cleansing your face helps unclog pores and allows the masks to penetrate deep into your skin.

1- Apple Cider Vinegar Acne Face Mask/Scrub


Things you will need:

• Apple cider vinegar
• Green tea
• Honey
• Sugar
• A teaspoon
• A bowl


  1. Put one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a bowl.


  2. Add two teaspoons of cooled green tea.


  3. Next, add five teaspoons of sugar.


  4. Finally, put one teaspoon of honey in it.


  5. Stir the mixture well. For a thicker consistency, add more sugar.


Spread the mask on your face using a cotton pad and massage it for a few minutes to remove dead skin cells and improve circulation.

ACV acne mask

The sugar in this recipe works as a natural exfoliant helpful in breaking up scar tissue and unclogging skin pores. Leave the mask on for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with water. Use this beauty mask about once or twice a week.




  1. My sister used turmeric and milk and got rid of her acne fully! :)

  2. im trying the first one with the apple cider ,honey,sugar,etc hope it works!!! :)

    • Hey just wondering, did this work for you after all? & also how long did you leave it on before you washed it off? Did you do it daily or what was your routine?

  3. I’m also trying the 1st on

  4. m trying 2nd one.and it really works

  5. i’m gonna try the 1st..hope it works!

  6. going to try it!

  7. How long does it usually take to clear up the acne?

  8. This works! I have longed for glowing, beautiful skin since I was 12 and all hell broke loose with acne. It has been up and down with stress, breakouts, hormones, etc.

    Who knew lemons would be my best friend. I use these masks, fresh lemon (not concentrate is a must), and greek yogurt on my face and rince off. I have not used any store bought cleansers not even Dove soap. My skin is getting better and better. My face, back, chest, I hope to be totally clear from old scars by Valentines day.

  9. Tiffany Campbell November 8, 2013, 7:10 pm

    For the second one how long do i leave the toner (lemon juice) on my face before i can rinse it off. I dont want to walk around smelling like lemon juice.

    • Leave the fresh lemon juice on for ten minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water. Becareful with the sun and citrus juice because it can easily burn your skin.

  10. How long does the turmeric mask stay on? Rinse off with lukewarm water? There are no instructions for leaving it on or rinsing it off…please advise!

  11. iam also trying the frst one..

  12. there is a tingling and mild burning sensation when u apply this cinnamon and honey mask
    Is that normal..pls tell

  13. im trying the first 1

  14. I’m going to try honey and cinnamon one let u know how it works! I find warming the honey its easier putting on

  15. I have a really bad face and its worse when my periods are soon. Its all mixed with pimples and acne. Its really embarrassing, hope ths works for me. Will try the second one

  16. The turmeric one is awesome. I have seen a noticeable difference striaght away. Thanks, huge thumbs up.

  17. i going to try the second tomorrow, i doing ice and toothpaste to get rid of acne first and if that dosnt work i will try the second mask, and IF THAT dosnt i will try lemon and baking soda!!!! school soon i need this to work

  18. Today is day1 for me to try method one……..i have a love of poppin my pimples bt i hate the fact tht they leave nt so attractive blemishes, i really hope it works, il let u all noe hw it goes… :D

  19. I did the second one…it works!

  20. I’d love to hear back from any of the commenters who said they were going to give any of these masks a try. Did they work?

  21. Hello I see a lot of people saying they are gonna try the first one …dose it really work

  22. Whenever I use turmeric, my skin turns yellow and then it is difficult to remove the colour and i have to use soap and rub my skin hard which fails the purpose and i get dry skin instead. Can you suggest any methods to get rid of the yellow colour or to prevent the skin from turning yellow?

  23. I used to look out for people telling me if these methods actually work before I try it myself. But, one day my mom made me try it, and I noticed how smooth and clean my face became. I decided to continue it. I’ve been using gram flour + turmeric +lemon + honey everyday for the past 3 weeks (I don’t know if it is safe to use everyday, but I’ve been doing it and haven’t had a problem…and I don’t even have oily skin). I make a mixture of these ingredients (probably 1/4 tsp of honey, lemon, and turmeric powder each in 1/2 tsp of gram flour – these are approximations…you can alter the amount depending if the lemon stings your face or the turmeric powder turns your face yellow) and apply it on my face at night leaving it on while I study for about 30-60 minutes. I wash it off with lukewarm water. You have to realize that the results won’t be immediate and that you have to be patient. Nevertheless, overall the results are unbelievable. First, I stopped getting pimples. The redness reduced, and the scars are definitely fading. Give it a try! Just remember to be patient and not get lazy in applying it daily or whatever your schedule may be.

  24. I have been using turmeric since the past 3 weeks now with different stuffs added weekly just to know what really suits my oily sensitive skin (black african). I have tried different products ranging from L’oreal, Nivea, Garnier, Ginvera, Ponds,fair and lovely the list goes on even tried Vasline for men @_@… sadly nothing works. I ended up with more oily skin or breakouts (FYI- these products are ok but not just for my skin). I was frustrated and left my skin to heal itself of the acne and dark spots using my regular body soap and body cream (lux and nivea) until when I came across TURMERIC. I read articles from different blogs, sites, youtube etc and I started my DIY acne and dark spot treatment. All I can say is my skin now sings ‘shine bright like a diamond’. For the first time in a long time my acne and dark spots were saying goodbye. I am currently using turmeric, honey, lemon juice, milk and bit of cucumber juice. I apply each night, wash it off in the morning with just plain water and apply again then wash with soap.
    Currently i am looking for a mild face wash and light oil-free face moisturizer wt spf….
    :( Just bought Clinelle whitenup trial pack. Hope this helps anyone in my shoes and pls recommend any mild cleanser and oil-free moisturizer with spf.Thnx

  25. I have struggled with acne for so long that I have run out of options. Out of frustration I reached out for good old lemonvate cream. so far its working pretty well but I hate to use those harsh chemicals. I have tried turmeric and the other stuff, but my skin is so sensitive that I see a difference the first two or three days, and later a massive breakouts. so, what I need to know is how many Africans dark skin with bad acne like mine have really tried these stuff and achieved results?. I am really in need of the replies to help me figure out if I need a dermatologist help, or I should proceed until I get the right remedy that will work for my skin…
    I am totally open to all suggestions….


  26. Hey teegirl how do you leave mask all night turmeric is so massy and stain are impossible to get rid off i have just started doing this mask for a week and will try whole mobth to see result if it works i will update later
    5 tablespoons milk
    1 whole lemon juice
    2 teaspoons turmeric
    2 teaspoons gram flour (chickpea flour)
    1 teaspoon manuka 15+ honey

  27. Thank you very much.

  28. hey D…. take equal quantities of lemon juice+glycerine+rose water. mix them n put in a bottle n store in ur refrigerator. for application wash ur face properly n apply n massage it all over ur face n neck. n get bath nxt day. n follow this routine for atleast a month to get rid of those acne n for more time to discover that clear face. as its all natural things so no side effects n no harm to maintain this routine. its best for acne prone skin, acne scars, blemishes n also for tan. u can also use it for arms, feet n legs..its tried n tested method by me, my mother n her mother too. if u hve breakouts it may sting u bt not to worry bcz lemon is doing its work. if u hve sensitive skin u can dilute lotion with little more rosewater bt nt too much. hope this helps. enjoy happy skin :))

  29. Hey guys, so if you could reply telling me which of three works for sure that would be great. I’m going to try the first one so I’ll reply back on this comment if it works. (I’ve had a bad case of acne since I was 9 so hopefully this will change that)
    And if you have a diff recipe that works as well, please reply. :) Thanks x

  30. I’ve been using the first one (Apple cider one) for a week and noticed the difference straight away. I’ve always had little pimples on my forehand and nothing’s worked but this. I just tried the tumeric one now and skin feels lovely. Just wondered if it’s ok to mix and match masks or should I just stick with one? Also if tumeric stains anything all you have to do is put it in sun light for a while and it disappears completely :)

  31. Lemon juice on ur skin then left in the sun 4 abt 5 mins helps lighten freckles

  32. Ive done all these mask and i love the tumeric you can see results instantly. Ifnyou have break outs after the mask affrcted area wont be so swollen im trying to use things in the kitvhen more to solve problems

  33. In my teens I had terrible acne. One day my aunt suggested me this treatment and since then I have been pimple and acne free. The treatment:
    Every night before going to bed, wash your face with whatever soap or face wash you use. Pat dry. Warm some coconut oil ( if you can’t stand the smell, use almond or olive oil). Just slightly warm it so that the oil should not lose its chemical composition. Take a few drops of this warmed oil, rub it in your palms and apply on your face. Leave it overnight. In the morning, 15 -20 minutes before going to shower, take one-fourth fresh lime or lemon and rub its juice on your face. Start from clear areas and then move towards acne/pimpled areas. It will sting in the beginning but then you’ll get used to it. Let the lemon juice dry on your face. Take shower. Pat dry your face and do not apply any cream or lotions to moisturise it. The skin will feel a bit tight in the first few days because of lemon’s astringent qualities but this will fade too. In two-three weeks you’ll start noticing that the pimples/acne will dry off, no new eruptions and scars/black spots disappearing. You can stop this treatment once your face is clear. Good luck.

  34. Both the methods works well. I have personally tried the one with turmuric and milk. Pls be careful abt mixing lemon juice into milk though as it tends to split. Many of you were enquiring abt a natural cleanser…try chick pea flour…it works are a cleanser and as a mild abrasive too…this can be used instead of a soap or face wash. However, be gently while using as acne prone skin tends to react with harsh scrubbing.

  35. To clear turmeric you can cleanse with applying apple cider vinegar on cotton wool and gently wipe your face with it.dilute half apple cider vinegar with half water( equal proportions) .use this mixture as moisturiser twice daily20-30mins before you bath. I have used turmeric option and its has worked.

  36. I read all the comments listed by the people
    Am battling with my acne prone skin for 15 yrs everything resulted in vain
    After reading ,aam gonna try Apple cider toner
    Turmeric+milk+honey+lemon juice+besan flour
    Let me try
    Hope will clear of my new eruptions

  37. I’m going to try the first and third one, is it okay to do one, one day, then the other three next day? What’s raw milk anyways? Lol….. I’m clueless because this is my first time using stuff like this.


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