How to Make an Anti-Acne Facial Mask

Anti-Acne Facial Mask Recipe: 1/2 cup of plain cooked oatmeal 1/2 lemon 1 egg Add the egg white to the juice from the half lemon and whip. Add both to the oatmeal and apply to affected areas. Let sit for 10 minutes and rinse.

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So today I'm going to show you a really amazing anti-acne mask. It's going to clean out all your pores, calm your skin, and leave your skin looking really perfect and clear. I'm going to start out with a half a cup of oatmeal, one egg, and you need some lemon also. You can just crack the egg right into the oatmeal. I'm going to cut the lemon in half because you really only need half a lemon. The lemon really helps to clarify your pores and to really shrink them. So I'm squeezing the half a lemon into my bowl. Then I'm just going to quickly mix this up all together. You can see it's kind of a loose consistency, but that's OK. It doesn't need to be thick when you apply it to the skin. It's actually a misconception that a mask has to be really thick when it sits on the skin. If all of your ingredients are correct, you can have a nice thin layer of the mask. See that? You have enough oatmeal, you have enough lemon and egg to really pull out the impurities from your pores. The oatmeal calms the skin down, so if you have any blemishes it's really going to calm it for you. This is perfect. Fifteen minutes, and rinse it off with warm water. Your skin's going to look beautiful.

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  • Joanna Vargas

    Joanna Vargas is a University of Chicago graduate with a double major in photography and woman's studies. She has been a New York State Licensed Esthetician for 15 years and has clients from all over the globe. Additionally she is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage from the renowned Dr. Vodder School International. In November 2006, she officially opened the doors to her namesake salon on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and never looked back. In the past year alone, she has introduced the world's first LED Light Therapy BED (patent-pending) and her own field-tested, high-performance skin care product line.