3 Homemade Face Masks for Pregnancy Acne

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Guest Post: Treating and Preventing Pregnancy Acne at Home Naturally

Let’s face it:
Expecting mammas just never know what to expect when they’re…well, expecting. Our bodies are constantly changing during this weird yet wonderful time called pregnancy, and something as simple as our regular skincare routine sometimes just doesn’t do the trick any more.

Sadly, pregnancy acne is a very real problem among millions of expecting moms out there. The good news is that it can be treated, and even prevented, with some easy-to-make natural face masks. The best thing about these face masks is the fact that they can be whipped up in under 5 minutes, and you’ll start seeing a visible difference after using them just 3 times a week.

The Best Face Masks for Pregnancy Acne

Banana Face Mask for Oily Skin Types

We love this fruity banana face mask because it leaves your face feeling smoother and looking more radiant.
lemon honey banana mask

Ingredients You’ll Need:

1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Organic Honey
1 Ripe Banana

To Make The Mask:

This is really simple. All you need to do is to mash up your ripe banana and then squeeze some fresh lemon juice into the mix. Add a teaspoon of raw, organic honey, and then mix everything together.

Once your mask is whipped up, apply a thin layer of the mixture to your face and then give it enough time to dry out completely. Once dry, just wash it off thoroughly with some lukewarm water and then pat your face dry with a hand towel.

Here’s a hint – adding other citrus juices such as orange is also a great idea, since it will combat oiliness by helping control oil levels secreted by your sebaceous glands. Alternatively, you could also try adding some activated charcoal to help clear up any impurities on the skin. You can take a look at this post if you’re curious and you’d like to try it out.

Avocado Face Mask for Dry Skin

Even the driest of skin types can fall victim to acne during pregnancy, which is exactly why you need a nourishing and moisturizing face mask that’ll restore the moisture levels in your skin while still combatting acne in the gentlest of ways.
avocado yogurt lemon facemask

Ingredients You’ll Need:

Some Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Plain Yogurt
1 Ripe Avocado

To Make The Mask:

Grab your avocado and then peel and mash it up finely. Add a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice and stir one teaspoon of plain yogurt into the mix. Apply this mask to your face and neck and allow it to work for roughly 30 minutes. Once the time is up, you can wash it off with cold water before drying your face with a clean cloth.

This mask is wonderful since it may boost your skin’s natural glow. It can also be doubled or even tripled, and then stored in an airtight jar inside the fridge for up to a month, just in case you love it so much that you’d like to treat yourself on a regular basis.

Cucumber and Watermelon Face Mask for Severe Acne

If you’ve got a serious case of pregnancy acne and need to get your skin cleared up quick, we highly recommend this cleansing face mask. This face mask recipe calls for the use of cucumber and watermelon juice, which can easily be made at home using some fresh ingredients and a blender.
watermelon yogurt milk cucumber mask

Ingredients You’ll Need:

2 Teaspoons Watermelon Juice
2 Teaspoons Cucumber Juice
1 Teaspoon Plain Yogurt
1 Teaspoon Powdered Milk

To Make The Mask:

Juice enough cucumber and watermelon to make the juice the recipe calls for, and then mix all the other ingredients into the juice to form a smooth paste. Now apply the mixture to your face, and then allow it to sit for a good 20 minutes before rinsing.

Watermelon may help clear up problem skin and get rid of blemishes, but it’s also great for using as a natural toner. Cucumber may help lighten skin and reduce the appearance of acne scarring, while also targeting any redness caused by inflammation. Couple that with the antibacterial and moisturizing properties of the yoghurt and powdered milk and you have a winning combo!
Final Thoughts
Remember that picking at acne is never a good idea. The best way to treat this problem is a good skincare routine that involves the use of natural ingredients which nourish the skin and clear up any bacteria on the surface. We always try to recommend ingredients and recipes that are suitable for even the most sensitive skin, but best practice still remains consulting with your doctor before starting any new routine, even more so during the months of pregnancy.

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Megan is blogger and member of the The Rocky Mountain Essentials Team Rocky Mountain Essentials is a small family business that produces natural health and beauty products.

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