Anti Acne Skin Care Recipes

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Do you suffer from acne prone skin? Help fight acne naturally with this collection of twelve natural anti acne skin care recipes you make at home for healthy, beautiful skin!

Do you suffer from acne prone skin? Help fight acne naturally with this collection of twelve natural anti acne skin care recipes you make at home for healthy, beautiful skin!

Anti Acne Skin Care Recipes

1. Natural 2-in-1 Cleanser & Activated Charcoal Facial Scrub Recipe – This two-in-one cleanser and activated charcoal facial scrub recipe combines a gentle Castile soap with natural oils, activated charcoal & essential oils. (Re-pin it here.)

2. Activated Charcoal Lavender & Tea Tree Soap Recipe – This classic lavender and tea tree oil soap recipe combos with activated charcoal that’s great for those prone to acne regardless of skin type. (Re-pin it here.)

3. Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe – This Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin combines ingredients known for their acne fighting properties to help skin acne free! (Re-pin it here.)

4. Natural Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe – Say goodbye to blemishes with this natural beauty recipe for creating your own homemade activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe! (Re-pin it here.)

5. Natural Homemade Neem Oil Soap Recipe – This natural neem oil cold process soap recipe is perfect for those with skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and even seborrheic dermatitis. It’s one of my favorite homemade soap recipes since it works so well as multi-task bar that can be used for both hair and skin! (Re-pin it here.)

6. Exfoliate and Detox Skin Polish Recipe – Does acne prone skin have you down? If you’re looking for brighter, clearer skin, my DIY natural exfoliate and detox skin polish may just be the answer to your skin care woes. (Re-pin it here.)

7. Homemade Body Scrub Recipe for Acne Prone Skin – Problem or acne prone skin? Then try this homemade body scrub recipe for acne prone skin! It helps to keep skin looking and feeling great without drying out or irritating sensitive skin. (Re-pin it here.)

8. Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe – This easy to craft homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe fights acne plus soothes and helps to heal skin with natural essential oils. (Re-pin it here.)

Make this easy homemade baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe to help shrink pores and conquer blackheads!

9. Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe – Make this easy baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe to help conquer blackheads. Sensitive to baking soda? Try one of the alternate ingredients. (Re-pin it here.)

10. Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe – This carrot complexion soap recipe is formulated for clear skin & contains a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder & activated charcoal. (Re-pin it here.)

11. Patchouli Rose Melt and Pour Complexion Soap Recipe – This patchouli rose scented complexion soap recipe is made using a melt & pour soap base. Activated charcoal and clay help to keep skin acne free. (Re-pin it here.)

Handmade Activated Charcoal Face Soap Recipe with Lavender, Tea Tree and Algae - Free Printable Cigar Band Soap Labels - Homemade Soap Packaging Ideas

12. Natural Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with Algae, Lavender & Tea Tree – This natural homemade facial soap is perfect for combination skin that is prone to acne. It provides a combination of skin loving ingredients with acne fighting prevention for beautiful, healthy skin. (Re-pin it here.)

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Herbal Facial Recipe

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3 tablespoons ground rolled oats
1 tablespoon ground almonds
1 tablespoon powdered chamomile
1 tablespoon finely ground sage
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
6 drops drops chamomile essential oil
6 drops sage essential oil


Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix together with your fingers. The mixture will have a dry, grainy consistency.


Scoop a little out and spread thickly onto wet or dry skin, massaging gently with an outward, circular motion. Rinse off and pat dry. This will give you about 6 or 7 treatments and keeps for 3 months in a cool dry place.

Enjoying Spa Quality Clay Facials at Home

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Clays have been used for centuries as a natural agent to help beautify the skin. Clays have the ability to absorb excess oils, dirt and harmful toxins from the skin. Powdered clay is used as the basis for the facial masks and body masks offered by spas. The benefits are enhanced when powdered herbs and nutritives are included in the facial mask recipe. Applying facial masks in a gentle circular motion exfoliates, cleans and invigorates the skin while improving blood circulation. Home facial products such as Burt’s Bees Healthy Treatment Pore Refining Mask, for instance, contain powdered clay and herbs. If you would like to enjoy the benefits of clay facials on a regular basis, products like these can become expensive. It, however, is easy and affordable to make clay facials at home by using a few simple ingredients.

Clays come from various regions of the world but some are preferred in skin care for their unique properties. The mineral content and physical structure of each clay determines the effect it has on the skin. Most clays have the ability to absorb toxins and excess oils from the skin but they differ in their level of absorption. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells, improve circulation to the skin, remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth, healthy glow.

Clays that are suitable for dry, sensitive or normal skin are Pink Kaolin, White Kaolin, Yellow Kaolin, and Rose. Clays that are suitable for oily skin are Bentonite, French Green, Green Illite, Red Kaolin, Blue Montmorillonite, Red Montmorillonite, Moroccan Red, and Multani Mitti (Indian Fullers Earth). Clays that are suitable for all skin types are Dead Sea, Rhassoul and Sea clays.

When purchasing clays, be sure to purchase clays that are cosmetic or medicinal grade. Technical grade clays often have dangerously high content levels of lead and should be avoided. Cosmetic clays, herbs, nutritives and jars can be purchased through From Nature With Love:

Clays are frequently used in facials, but they can also be added to handmade body powders and soaps. Cosmetic clays come in beautiful hues including pink, deep red, light sage green, yellow, white, gray and blue. This array of colors also makes them a popular choice for use as a natural colorant in bath salts and other handcrafted beauty products.

The following facial mask recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit specific skin types and personal preferences.

Clay Facial Mask Recipe

  • 2-3 oz. cosmetic clay
  • 1-2 oz. powdered herbs or nutritives
  • water or hydrosol
  • 1-2 drops essential oil added at the time of application (optional)
Choose cosmetic clays and herbs that are suitable for your skin type. Citrus peel powder adds astringency, rose petal powder adds fragrance, yellow sandalwood powder helps dry skin and neem powder helps acne. Other nourishing ingredients include milk powder, honey powder and oatmeal. Mix the powdered ingredients to make 4 oz. of dry clay facial and store in a 4 oz. jar. Clay facial masks should not be stored pre-mixed with water or any other wetting agent. To use, add approximately 1/2 oz. of the dry clay facial blend to a small bowl. Mix enough warm water, milk, yogurt or hydrosol to make a paste. If desired, add 1-2 drops of essential oil such as lavender, geranium or sandalwood. Apply to the skin in a gentle, circular motion, and allow the mask to dry for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. If the skin feels tight, a light oil such as camelina can be applied. Experiment with other wetting agents. Strawberry puree will act like an alpha-hydroxy. Cucumber puree cools the skin, yogurt cools and softens the skin, and milk removes dead skin cells and softens the skin. offers the cosmetic clays, herbs, nutritives, and packaging supplies described within this article. For more information, please visit