Invest in your skin, it will represent you for the longest of time. While saying that is easy, following it is very difficult. By adapting the fast food that we consume or the quick beauty regime that we follow, we are pacing at a speed which is faster than usual. But what we don’t realize is, we compromise on quality this way.

If this was not enough, the pollution and environmental factors worsen the situation beyond repair. This leads to skin problems like acne, pimples, breakouts and blemishes. Let’s look at treating one of these problems and eliminating it from its very roots- Blemishes. Blemish can be a type of scar, spot, pigmentation, or a type of flaw that appears on the skin. While these can be medically treated, using natural remedies on it work just fine.

Causes Of Blemishes
DIY Face Masks To Get Rid Of Blemishes
Top 5 Products To Remove Blemishes
Ways To Prevent Blemishes

How To Get Rid Of Blemishes
How To Get Rid Of Blemishes

Causes Of Blemishes


Before finding out ways to get rid of blemishes, it is very important to know what causes them in the first place. While some blemishes can be controlled, others just need a homemade cure to vanish. Here are the top 5 reasons that cause a blemish on the skin.

  • Hormone fluctuation is the most common reason for blemishes especially during pregnancy, menstruation cycle and menopause.
  • An oily skin caused due to excess sebum secretion from the sebaceous glands can clog the pores by creating clusters of dead skin leading to acne[1] and blemish.
  • Sun exposure causes Melasma which leads to blemishes on the skin.
  • UV rays also cause blemish as it cuts through the oily skin, making the skin dry at first however, sebaceous glands secrete excess oil to overcome it and doing so clogs the pores furthermore.
  • Dairy products are high sources of IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1) which cause excess sebum production leading to blemishes.
  • Touching your face a lot can transfer germs from hands to face causing breakouts and blemishes.
  • Not following a proper cleanse exfoliate and moisturise process can also cause this.
  • Taking stress triggers oil glands which leads to excess sebum[2] production and clogged pores.
  • Using body DIY Homemade Blemish Removal Face Masksotions on the face can also lead to blemishes.

DIY Blemish Removal Face Masks


Bringing together ingredients from your very own kitchen can help eliminate blemishes from the roots. They will be 100% natural and genuine and will treat your skin without harming it one bit. Just follow these home remedies and ensure a clear and spotless face within no time.

1. Standard Lemon Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Lemon juice 3 tbsp
Water 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 3 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of water in it.
  2. Mix them well.
  3. Apply it on the affected area and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it using water.
  5. Pat dry.

You can use this treatment daily.

Lemon contains vitamin C and antioxidants[3] that fight against impurities and help in getting a rejuvenating skin. This is also the easiest way to get rid of blemishes.

2. Spirulina Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Spirulina powder 3/4 Tsp
Honey 1 Tsp
Yoghurt 1 Tsp
Geranium essential oil 1 drop

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 3/4th tsp of spirulina powder in it.
  2. Now to that, add 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of yoghurt and 1 drop of geranium essential oil.
  3. Mix them really well.
  4. Apply this paste onto your face.
  5. Let dry.
  6. Wash using warm water.
  7. Pat dry

Spirulina powder has anti-inflammatory properties that are proven to repair acne. It also prevents bacteria re-growth.

3. Oatmeal Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Hot water 1/2 cup
Oatmeal 1/3 cup
Yoghurt 2 Tbsp
Honey 2 tbsp
Egg white 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break open one egg in it. Just take the white in the bowl, and keep aside the yellow.
  2. Whisk it till it becomes fluffy.
  3. Boil hot water on the flame. Once hot add 1/3 cup of oatmeal in it.
  4. Leave it to rest for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add 2 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp of yoghurt and egg white in the oatmeal mix.
  6. Mix it really well.
  7. Apply this mixture onto your face and let it stay for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Wash your face and pat dry.

Oatmeal has zinc that is known to reduce inflammation and kill acne-causing bacteria from the very roots.

Oatmeal face mask

4. Lemon Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Lemon 1
Olive oil 1/4th cup

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and squeeze out one whole lemon in it.
  2. Add 1/4th cup of olive oil into it.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. Apply it to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes wash your face.
  6. Pat dry.

Lemons have antibacterial properties that fight against bacterias and keep the skin away from impurities like acne or blemish.

Lemon face mask

Milk Honey And Nutmeg Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Honey 2 tbsp
Nutmeg 2 tbsp
Milk 2 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of nutmeg, 2 tbsp of honey and 2 tsp of milk in it.
  2. Mix it really well.
  3. Apply it to your face.
  4. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  5. Wash it off and pat dry.

Nutmeg is known to have healing properties that heal scars[4] and blemish spots.


Baking Soda Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Lemon juice 1/2 Tsp
Baking soda 1/2 Tsp
Honey 1 Tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/2 Tsp of baking soda, 1/2 Tsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of honey in it.
  2. Mix them really well.
  3. Apply this onto a clean face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove the mask after 15-20 minutes using a washcloth and wash it off using water if any residue remains.
  5. Pat dry.

Use this 2-3 times in a week.

Baking soda comes packed with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that heal the skin of impurities like pimples, acne or blemish.

Bentonite Clay Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
French green clay 1 Tsp
Bentonite clay 1 Tsp
Apple cider vinegar 1 Tsp
Water 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tsp of french green clay, 1 tsp of bentonite clay, 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp of water.
  2. Mix it really well.
  3. Apply this onto your clean skin and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Wash off your face and pat dry.
  5. Apply a moisturizer and let your skin absorb.

Known as a natural detoxifier, bentonite clay shrinks the pores and restricts clogging of them which protects the skin from damage.

Orange And Apple Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Mashed apple 3 Tsp
Orange peels powder 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a saucepan and add water. To this, add half an apple.
  2. Boil it till the apple becomes soft.
  3. Once done, take it away from the flame and let it cool.
  4. Using a blender, blend the softened apple into a puree like consistency.
  5. Take a separate bowl and scoop out 3 Tsp of mashed apple in it.
  6. Add 1 Tsp of orange peel powder to it and mix well.
  7. Apply this mix to your face and let it stay till it dries.
  8. Wash using plain water. Pat dry

The citric acid in the orange is responsible for working against blemishes[5] and curing them of the deepest layer. Apple, on the other hand, contains vitamins A, B, C and antioxidant that relieves damage due to constant exposure to dirt and grime.

Avocado Egg White Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Avocado 1
Egg white 1 egg
Lemon juice 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 mashed avocado in it.
  2. Break an egg into it and use only the white part keeping aside the yellow.
  3. Add 1 tsp of lemon juice into the avocado and egg white mix.
  4. Mix them all really well.
  5. Apply this onto your face and leave it for 20 minutes.’
  6. After 20 minutes, wash it off.
  7. Pat dry.
  8. Complete the process by using a moisturiser or a toner on top of it.

You can repeat this treatment once every week.

This would best suit someone with an oily or combination skin[6]. This mask will hydrate the skin and help repair the damage. It would tighten the pore and help reduce blemishes.

Avocado face mask

GlamGlow Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Coconut oil 2 Tbsp
Bentonite clay 1/2 cup
Chamomile tea 1/2 cup
Tea tree oil 5-6 drops
Charcoal capsules 8

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of coconut oil, 1/2 cup bentonite clay, 1/2 cup of chamomile tea, 5-6 drops of tea tree oil and puncture open 8 charcoal capsules in it.
  2. Mix them really well using a wooden spoon or an ice cream stick.
  3. Make it smooth and silky.
  4. Ensure that the paste is thick and mud like.
  5. Transfer it into an airtight container.
  6. Take some onto your fingers and apply it onto your entire face.
  7. Let it sit till it dries and wash it off using cold water.
  8. Pat dry

The Ultimate Blemish Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Honey 2 Tbsp
Cinnamon 1 Tsp
Lemon juice 1 wedge

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of honey, 1 Tsp of cinnamon and a squeezed out lemon wedge into it.
  2. Mix all of them really well till you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this mix onto your face and massage it using your index and ring finger.
  4. Make sure that you apply it to a clean face that does not have sunscreen, toner or any sort of moisturiser.
  5. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Rinse it and pat dry.

You can use it twice or thrice in one week to get the best results.

The honey adds moisture to the skin and the antioxidants in it fight against all the damage curing blemishes as well. The cinnamon also works in getting rid of the blemishes.

Turmeric Honey Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Turmeric 1 Tsp
Raw honey 1 Tsp
Coconut oil 1 Tsp (Optional)
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Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 Tsp of turmeric, 1 Tsp honey and 1 Tsp coconut oil in it.
  2. If you want to skip the coconut oil, just add a tsp more of raw honey and a few drops of water to it.
  3. Mix the ingredients together till it forms a smooth paste.
  4. Apply this to a clean face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes rinse it off and pat dry.

Use this mask once a week to get rid of blemishes and other impurities.

Tumeric is known to have antiseptic and antifungal properties to cure all the damage and work on the repairment. You might have to rinse this mask twice to get rid of the yellow tint.

Turmeric face mask

Coconut And Baking Soda Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Coconut oil 1 tbsp
Baking soda 1/2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 1/2 tbsp of baking soda in it.
  2. Mix them really well.
  3. Apply t to a clean face and massage it for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Leave it for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off using normal water.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this treatment twice in a week to get clearer skin.

This mix helps in eliminating blemishes as baking soda has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that protect the skin from any bacterial damage.

Tomato Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Tomatoes 2-3 Ripe
Pestel and Mortar 1

Process:

  1. Take 2-3 tomatoes and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Put it in a pestle and mortar and mash the tomatoes in it till it forms a puree like consistency.
  3. Apply this onto your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes and pat dry.

Use it 2-3 times in a week.

The tomatoes have properties to strip excess oil that can be a reason for clogged pores[7] and blemishes. Apply it on your face regularly would ensure you don’t grow blemishes or acne.


Tea Tree Oil Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Honey 1 Tsp
Yoghurt 1 Tsp
Tea tree oil 5-6 drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of yoghurt and 5-6 drops of tea tree oil in it.
  2. Mix them really well. The mix can be a little runny but don’t worry about it.
  3. Apply a thin layer of this mix onto your clean face.
  4. Let it dry.
  5. Once dried, rinse using warm water.
  6. Pat dry.
  7. Follow with the toning and moisturising process.

This can be repeated 2-3 times in a week.

Honey has antibacterial properties that fight off stubborn blemishes. The lactic in yoghurt helps in breaking the dead skin cells and the tea tree has antifungal properties that kill all the impurities.

Tomatoes For Acne Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Tomato 1/2 ripe
Cucumber pulp 1 Tbsp
Mint leaves 1 Tsp
Yoghurt 1 Tsp
Fuller earth (Multani Mitti) 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a blender and add 1/2 ripe tomato, a chunk of cucumber, few mints leaves in it. Blend it till it forms a puree.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of Multani mitti to it and 1 Tsp of yoghurt. Mix all of them really well.
  3. Apply it to a clean face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash it off using clean water.
  5. Pat dry.

Use this mask 1-2 times in a week.

Known to work wonders on oily skin, it will help lock the pores and not let any dirt or gunk seep in. This way the pimples, blemishes and acne will be at bay.

Parsley Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Parsley Handful
Raw honey 1 Tsp
Lemon juice 1 Tsp
Mortar and pestle/ blender 1

Process:

  1. Wash off a handful of parsley.
  2. Using the mortar and pestle, crush it to form a paste.
  3. Take a bowl and the crushed parsley in it.
  4. Add 1 tsp of honey and 1 tsp lemon juice to it.
  5. Mix them really well.
  6. Apply this onto a clean face and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Rinse it off using cold water.
  8. Pat dry.

Use this mask twice in one week.

Parsley is proved to reduce blemishes and acne [8]and improve the overall health of the skin.

Parsley Face mask

Cabbage Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Cabbage 1/4 piece
Milk 1 cup

Process:

  1. Take a saucepan and add 1 cup of milk in it.
  2. Put it to boil.
  3. Take a knife and chop 1/4 part cabbage into fine pieces and add it to the boiling milk.
  4.  Switch off the burner and let it cool.
  5. Using a brush apply this paste onto your face.
  6. Leave it on for 20 minutes till it dries.
  7. Once dried, wash it off using normal water.
  8. Pat dry

Use this mask twice in one week.

Cabbage has antibacterial and antioxidant properties that repair the skin and the damages.

Rice Flour Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Cabbage 5 leaves
Tomato 1
Egg 1
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Rice flour 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a blender and add 5 cabbage leaves and 1 whole tomato in it.
  2. Throw in an egg white into it and blend again.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil into the blender with cabbage, egg white and tomato.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of rice flour to and churn again.
  5. Take a container and transfer this mix into it.
  6. Using a brush, apply this mix onto the face.
  7. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it using normal water.
  8. Pat dry

Apply this mask once every week.

Rice flour, when scrubbed on the face, acts perfectly to remove impurities.

Rice flour face mask

Pumpkin Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Pumpkin puree 1 tbsp
Honey 1/2 Tsp
Yoghurt 1/2 Tsp
Cinnamon 1/8 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp of pumpkin puree in it.
  2. Now, add 1/2 tsp of honey, 1/2 tsp yoghurt and 1/8th tsp cinnamon.
  3. You can avoid cinnamon if you have very sensitive skin.
  4. Mix all of them together till it forms a good paste.
  5. Apply this paste on your face and not necessarily a thick layer.
  6. Leave it on for 3-6 minutes.
  7. Wash the mask using warm water.
  8. Pat dry.

Apply this only once a week.

Pumpkin has a natural enzyme that washes away the dead skin and repair damages likes acne and blemishes.

Aspirin Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Aspirin powder 1 packet
Honey 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take 1 packet of aspirin powder and put it inside a bowl.
  2. If the powder isn’t available, you can always take the tablet and ground it till it forms a powdery consistency.
  3. To this, add 1 tbsp of honey.
  4. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  5. Apply this on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  6. After the 20 minutes, wash it off using water.
  7. Pat dry.

Aspirin comes packed with acetylsalicylic acid that is known to dry off pimples[9], acne and blemishes making the skin look spotless.

Potato Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Potato 1 small
Organic honey 1/2 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a small fresh potato and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Put this in the blender and blend it till it makes a thick paste.
  3. Add 1/2 Tsp of organic honey to it.
  4. Mix them really well.
  5. Apply it on your face and let it stay for 15 minutes.
  6. Wash it off using lukewarm water.
  7. Pat dry.

Use it a couple of times in a week.

Potatoes have good cleansing properties that clear the skin and eliminate blemishes.

Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Indian healing clay 1 Tbsp
Apple cider vinegar 1/2 part
Water 1/2 part

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add half part apple cider vinegar and half part water in it.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of Indian healing clay into it.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. You can add additional Indian healing clay to it if the mask is very runny.
  5. Apply this onto your face and let it dry.
  6. Once fully dry, wash it using warm water.

Use this once in a week.

Using this mask will help remove impurities, leaving the skin blemish free.

Maca Cacao Clay Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Maca powder 1/2 Tsp
Cacao powder 1/2 Tsp
Bentonite clay 1/2 Tsp
Coconut oil 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/2 tsp of maca powder, 1/2 tsp of cacao powder, 1/2 tsp of bentonite clay and 1 tsp of coconut oil in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well, if required add a little more coconut oil to make it into a paste-like consistency.
  3. Apply this to your cleansed face and neck and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, wash it off using warm water.
  5. Pat dry.

Repeat this once a week to get rid of blemishes and also to get glowing and radiating skin.

Bentonite is amongst the best pore cleansers and maca and cacao powder helps in cleansing and nourishing the skin.


Cucumber Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Oatmeal 1 Tbsp
Wheat Bran 1 Tbsp
Buttermilk 2Tbsp
Whipping cream 2 Tbsp
Lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp
Yoghurt 1 tbsp
Chopped mint 1 tbsp
Cucumber 1/2 finely chopped

Process:

  1. In a blender, throw in 1 tbsp oatmeal and 1 tbsp of Wheat Bran. Blend it till it reached a powdery consistency.
  2. Take a bowl and add the powdered oatmeal-wheat bran in it.
  3. Mix it with 2 tbsp of buttermilk, 2 tbsp of whipped cream, 1 and a half tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp of yoghurt, 1 tbsp of finely chopped mint and finely chopped cucumber in it.
  4. Mix all these ingredients really well.
  5. Apply it to a cleansed face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Rinse it using lukewarm water.
  7. Pat dry.

The cucumber is responsible for eliminating inflammation and blemishes. It eradicates all the impurities entirely and leaves the skin clear[10] and nourished.

Honey And Flour Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Honey 1 tbsp
Egg white 1
Glycerin 1 Tsp
Flour 3 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break open an egg in it, only the white.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of honey, 1 Tsp of glycerin and 3 tbsp of flour in it.
  3. Mix the ingredients really well.
  4. Apply this mix to a clean face and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse it using warm water.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this twice in one week.

The honey in the mask has anti-bacterial properties that keep impurities like blemishes at bay.

Probiotic Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Yoghurt 1 Tsp
Raw honey 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Probiotics 2-3 capsules
Tea tree essential oil 2 drops
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Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tsp of yoghurt, 1/2 tsp honey and a pinch of turmeric.
  2. Prick open 2-3 capsules of probiotics and put it in the same bowl.
  3. Add 2 drops of tea tree essential oil in the bowl and mix all the ingredients really well.
  4. Using a gentle circular motion, apply this mask on your face.
  5. Once you have thoroughly applied it, wait for 7-8 minutes to let it seep in.
  6. Rinse off your face first using warm water and then cold to close the pores.
  7. Pat dry.

You can use this every alternate day to control blemishes and get a clear looking skin.

Probiotics are good bacteria and they keep the bad bacteria that causes blemish at bay.

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Cocoa Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Yoghurt 2-3 Tbsp
Cocoa powder 1 Tsp
Buttermilk 1 Tsp
Banana 1/4th piece
Honey 1 Tsp
Lemon juice 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2-3 tbsp of yoghurt, 1 Tsp of cocoa powder, 1 Tsp of buttermilk, 1/4th piece mashed banana, 1 Tsp honey and 1 Tsp of lemon juice in it.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well till it forms a paste.
  3. Apply this mix onto your face and make sure it is a thick layer so that it doesn’t drip.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse first using warm water and then splash cold water to seal the pores.
  6. Pat dry

Use the mask twice in one week for best result.

Cocoa being an antioxidant, helps in repairing the damage like acne and blemishes. .

Cocoa Butter For Blemishes

Ingredients Quantities
Cocoa butter 1
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add a small amount of cocoa butter in it.
  2. Using a microwave or a double boiler method, melt it.
  3. Once melted, let it cool.
  4. Apply it on the affected areas.
  5. Leave it overnight.
  6. Wash your face the next day.
  7. Pat dry

You can use this treatment every night.

Cocoa butter contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that fade the blemishes away.

Salt Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Mik powder 1 tbsp
Salt 1 tbsp
Water As required

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp of milk powder in it.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp of salt with it and add water as required till forms a paste.
  3. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  4. By using a cotton ball rub the mixture gently on your face in circular motion.
  5. Leave it on for 5 minutes till it dries.
  6. Wash off.
  7. Pat dry.

Salt is a key ingredient to help clean the pores from the deepest layer. It also helps in balancing oil production which is the major reason for breakouts and blemishes.

Peach Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Peach 1/2 ripe
Olive oil 1/2 Tbsp
Brown sugar 1/2 Tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a hand blender and blend 1/2 ripe peach till it forms a puree.
  2. Transfer this into a bowl and add 1/ tbsp of olive oil and 1/2 tbsp of sugar in it.
  3. Mix these ingredients well.
  4. Apply this onto your face and scrub in upward circular motion.
  5. Rinse using cold water.
  6. Pat dry.

This can be easily used twice in one week.

Both peach and brown sugar have properties that exfoliate the skin and get rid of impurities.

Strawberries Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Fresh strawberries 8-9
Honey 3 Tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 8-9 fresh strawberries using a fork in it.
  2. You can also use a hand blender for the same. The strawberries must reach a smooth consistency.
  3. Transfer the mashed strawberries in another bowl and add 3tbsp of honey to it.
  4. Mix both these ingredients really well.
  5. Apply this onto the face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off using warm water.
  7. Pat dry.
  8. Complete the remedy by applying moisturiser after the wash.

Use this mask once a week.

The strawberries benefit the skin[11] majorly as they have vitamin C and alpha- hydroxy properties that helps exfoliate the skin and get rid of all kind of impurities.

Strawberry face mask

Papaya Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Papaya 1/2 ripe
Honey 1/2 Tsp
Lemon juice 1/4th Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1/2 ripe papaya into it.
  2. You can also use a blender for quicker results.
  3. Add 1/2 tsp honey and 1/4th tsp lemon juice to the mashed papaya.
  4. Mix the ingredients really well.
  5. Apply it on your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Rinse off using plain water or wipe it clean.
  7. Pat dry.

Papaya is rich in antioxidants and enzymes that help protect the skin from impurities like dirt, gunk, clogged pores and blemishes.

Papaya face mask

Face Mask Using Orange

Ingredients Quantities
Orange peel 2-3 whole oranges peels
Yoghurt 1 tbsp
Honey 1/2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take orange peels and pat dry them using a tissue.
  2. Chop them into small pieces so that they will dry faster.
  3. Keep it under the sun for 4-5 days, it will completely dry by then.
  4. Put them in a blender and powder it.
  5. Take a bowl and add powdered orange peels and add 1 tbsp of yoghurt and 1/2 tbsp of honey in it.
  6. Miss all the ingredients really well.
  7. Apply this paste onto your face and let it stay for 10-20 minutes.
  8. Rinse it off and pat dry.
  9. Use this once or twice in a month.

Almond And Milk Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Almonds 8-10
Milk 4 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take 8-10 almond and soak it for 12 hours straight in the water.
  2. This will soften the almonds for an easy blend.
  3. Take a blender and add 8-10 almonds in it and blend it into a smooth half dry-half moist paste.
  4. Take a bowl and the blended almond in it and mix 4 tbsp of milk with it.
  5. Mix them really well.
  6. You can always manage the consistency by adding additional almond blend or milk to it.
  7. Apply this on your face and leave it overnight.
  8. Rinse it in the morning using cold water.
  9. Pat dry.

Pineapple Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Pineapple 150 gm
Papaya 150 gm
Honey 1 Tsp

Process: 

  1. Take a blender and throw in 150 gm of pineapple and 150 gm of papaya in it.
  2. Blend them till it forms a puree.
  3. Transfer it into a bowl and add 1 tsp of honey into it.
  4. Mix all of them really well.
  5. Apply this paste onto your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  6. Rinse it using normal water.
  7. Pat dry.

Sandalwood Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Sandalwood powder 2 tbsp
Rosewater 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 heaped tbsp of sandalwood in it.
  2. Add 1 full tbsp of rosewater to it and mix well.
  3. You can balance the quantity of sandalwood and rose water to ensure it forms a paste-like consistency and is not runny.
  4. Apply this mask on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off.
  6. Pat dry.

Sandalwood contains properties that work amazingly to reduce the blemishes and acne[12] and leave a glowing and nourished skin that is away from all sorts of impurities.

Herbal Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Oatmeal 1/4th cup
Dried lavender leaves 1 tbsp
Rosemary leaves 1 tbsp
Tea tree oil 5 drops
Aloe Vera 1 stick

Process:

  1. Use either a grinder or a mortar and pestle and add 1/4th cup oatmeal, 1 tbsp dried lavender leaves and 1 tbsp rosemary leaves into it.
  2. Once it forms a powdery consistency, add 5 drops of tea tree oil in it.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. Once it is mixed, take a 1 tbsp of this onto your palms and add fresh aloe vera gel to it to make a runny paste.
  5. Apply it evenly on your neck as well as on your face. You can use this for the body as well.
  6. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse clean.
  7. Pat dry.
  8. Lock the deal using any of your moisturisers.

You can use this once in a week.

As it is a herbal remedy it will help get rid of blemishes and acne from the roots leaving you with clean and clear skin.

Matcha Green Tea Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Matcha green tea 1 Tbsp
Honey 1 Tsp
Cinnamon A pinch
Boiled water 1/2 Tbsp
Sandalwood essential oil 5 drops

Process: 

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp matcha green tea, 1 tsp honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil.
  2. Slowly start adding the boiled water until it forms a thick paste that is easy to apply.
  3. Apply this onto your face and relax for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, rinse it off and pat dry.
  5. Lock your pores using a moisturiser.

You can use this treatment twice in one week.

Matcha green tea comes packed with 10 times more the nutrients than your normal green tea and hence is more capable of fighting the impurities. Using this would help clear your face off blemishes, acne, pimples, dirt and gunk.

Neem Face Pack

Ingredients Quantities
Powdered neem leaves 2 Tsp
Lemon juice 1 Tsp
Rosewater 2 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 Tsp of powdered neem leaves, 1 tsp of lemon juice and 2 tsp of rosewater in it.
  2. Mix them really well till it forms a thick paste.
  3. Apply this on your face and gently scrub it.
  4. Leave it till it dries.
  5. Wash of using cold water.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this twice in one week.

Neem has antibacterial properties that can help prevent blemishes and acne.

Coffee Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Coconut oil 1/2 Tsp
Finely ground coffee beans 1/2 Tsp
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Process:

  1. Take the 1/2 Tsp of the grounded coffee bean powder and add it in a bowl.
  2. Now add 1/2 Tsp of coconut oil to it and mix well.
  3. Mix till forms a thick paste-like consistency.
  4. Apply this onto your face and let it sit for 15 to one hour according to your convenience.
  5. Rinse it off using warm water and pat dry.

You can use this mask thrice in a week.

Coffee stimulates blood flow which in turn repairs the skin[13] from the very roots. This eradicates the problems of blemish and acne from within.

Witch Hazel Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Witch Hazel 1 cup
Aloe vera gel 1 cup
Apple cider vinegar 1 cup

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 cup witch hazel, 1 cup aloe vera gel and 1 cup apple cider vinegar in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  3. Face your face using clean water and pat dry.
  4. Apply this mix and leave it overnight.
  5. Rinse it the next morning using cold water.
  6. Pat dry

You can use this every day before going to sleep till you see the required results.

Witch hazel is responsible to maintain the pH of the skin[14] whilst repairing it from within. It opens the pores and cleans it. Washing it with cold water help lock it.

Charcoal Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Activated charcoal 1/2 Tsp
Bentonite clay 1 Tsp
Rosewater 1 tbsp
Lavender essential oil 5-6 drops
Tea tree oil 5-6 drops

Process:

  1. Take a glass, wood or ceramic bowl and add 1/2 Tsp activated charcoal, 1 Tsp of bentonite clay and 1 tbsp of rosewater in it.
  2. To this, add 5-6 drops of lavender essential oil and 5-6 drops of tea tree oil.
  3. Mix it well.
  4. Make sure to use only ceramic or wooden spoon. If that is not accessible, you can use an ice cream stick for the same.
  5. Apply this on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  6. Rinse it thoroughly.
  7. Pat dry.
  8. You can seal it in using a toner and then a moisturiser.

Activated charcoal is known to suck out all the impurities from the pores and reduce any chance of blemish and acne.

Grapefruit Face Scrub

Ingredients Quantities
Coconut oil 2 Tbsp
Sugar 1/2 cup
Grapefruit essential oil 3-5 drops
Tea tree oil 1 drop
Red food colouring 1 small drop

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 3-5 drops of grapefruit essential oil, 1 drop of tea tree oil and red food colouring.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  3. Transfer it into a glass jar or a glass container.
  4. Take a little out in your fingertips and massage it onto your face.
  5. After massaging for a little while, rinse it off using cold water.
  6. Pat dry

You can use this once in two weeks.

This is perfect to cure acne and blemishes as it contains antioxidants that fight against impurities. Avoid its usage on sensitive skin as it can irritate it due to the presence of citrus in it. Also not advisable for someone who is pregnant.

Rosemary Toner

Ingredients Quantities
Water 2 cups
Rosemary 3 sprigs
Apple cider vinegar 3 Tbsp

Process:

  1. Take 2 cups of water and put it to boil.
  2. Add 3 sprigs of rosemary in it and boil it till the water goes half.
  3. Once half take it off the flame.
  4. Now, add 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to it.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Transfer it into a spray bottle and keep in the refrigerator.
  7. Spray it on in the morning and once in the night.

Calamine Lotion Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Calamine lotion 1/3rd cup
Tea tree oil 5 drops
Witch hazel 1 Tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/3rd cup calamine lotion, 5 drops of tea tree oil and 1 tbsp of witch hazel into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  3. Transfer this into a glass bottle and store it in a cool place.
  4. Take a little quantity of this mix to your fingers and directly apply it to the blemishes.
  5. Leave it overnight.
  6. Rinse it off in the morning.
  7. Pat dry
  8. You can also use this on your T-zone to control excess oil.

Use this every night till you see your face without any blemish and spotless.

Calamine lotion is proven to reduce redness and size of the blemish to the point where it is finally eliminated. It dries up the blemish and heals it.

Top 5 Products To Get Rid Of Blemishes



While homemade recipes are always the best pick, one can also buy a product from the store and cure blemish, and other spots[15]. There are a lot of Indian brands that strictly concentrate on making products completely natural to benefit the most out of it.

Here is the list of those top 5 products that will cure your blemish and leave your face spotless.

Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream

50gm- 170/-
Rated: 4.6/5

  • Contain natural extracts
  • Protect skin from UV rays
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Clears acne and pimples
  • Nourishes the skin
  • No harmful chemicals

Jovees Anti Acne & Pimple Cream

60gm- 210/-
Rated: 4.1/5

  • Requires very minimum product to cure the blemish
  • Last long
  • Contain natural ingredients
  • Suitable for oily skin
  • Clear acne from the very roots
  • Affordable

    Jovees Anti Acne & Pimple Cream

Himalaya Acne-n-Pimple Cream

20gm- 45/-
Rated: 4/5

  • Has excellent astringent, styptic and cooling properties
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Contains no parabens
  • Works on pimples and acne

    Himalaya Acne-n-Pimple Cream

Khadi Omorose Anti Acne & Pimple Cream 

50gm- 350/-
Rated: 3.7/5

  • No harmful chemicals
  • Reduces spots
  • Organic
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Clears all the blemishes

Biotique Bio Winter Green Spot Correcting Anti-Acne Cream

15gm- 199/-
Rated: 3.5/5

  • Contains herbal ingredients
  • Reduces redness
  • Prevents recurrence
  • Leaves a soothing effect on the skin
  • Clear blemishes
  • Works for sensitive skin as well
  • Lightens the scars

    Biotique Bio Winter Green Spot Correcting Anti-Acne Cream

Ways To Prevent Blemishes

Well, now that you have well known of what blemishes are, what causes them, what masks can help get rid of them and the best products in the market to cure them, benefit from it and apply it in your beauty regime to get beautiful looking skin. However, you can also be a little careful and completely stop blemishes from popping up on your skin in the very first place. As we all know, prevention is better than cure.

Keep The Skin Clean

– Make sure to wash your face twice daily to get rid of impurities, dead skin and excess oil.
– Use warm water to wash your face.
– Use softer and milder face cleanser.
– Never over scrub it.

Keep The Skin Moisturised

–  Use a moisturiser that minimises dryness and skin peeling.
– Always check the ingredients before picking a moisturiser.
– A moisturiser that’s for oily skin would work best to avoid any blemishes.

Try Out Product For Blemishes

– Opt for a product that has benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or lactic acid in it.
– You can also use retinoid gel.

Use Less Makeup

– Avoid wearing a lot of makeup when your skin is prone to breakouts and blemish.
– Wash the makeup off as soon as you can.
– Never sleep with the makeup on.
– Opt for oil-free cosmetics.
– Try using makeup that says ‘noncomedogenic’. It is proven to prevent acne.

Hands Off Your Face

– This is the most common way of getting impurities on your skin.
– Never pick a pimple using your fingers as it can further infect them.
– Don’t touch your face a lot of times as it can transfer germs from hands to face.

Stay Clear From The UV Rays

– Limit your time in the sunlight.
– Avoid hours between 10:00 Am to 4:00 Pm to get out.
– Use an abundance of sunscreen SPF 30 0r more before stepping out.
– Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before stepping out.

Lifestyle Check

– Avoid greasy food, it can generate excess oil on your face’s surface.
– Consume fresh fruits, veggies and grains in your diet.
– Channel dairy consumption as well.
– Exercise enough to release all impurities off your skin.
– Opt for yoga or meditation to avoid stress.

Now that you know the causes and remedies to deal with blemishes, use them to your betterment and take a step closer to smooth and flawless looking skin. While viruses and bacteria are something that we cannot have control over, what we eat and the lifestyle that we live can be monitored to live a healthy life with equally healthy skin. Adapt these changes and you won’t have to worry about your skin ever!

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Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

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