12 Homemade Neem Face Masks For Clear Skin

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From the pus-filled pimples, acne scars, oily T-zone to age-spots, just about all your skin problems can be taken care of with homemade neem face masks.

To understand how it works, you need to first understand its therapeutic properties.

neem face mask

Neem contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that penetrate deep into the skin layers, cleanse skin of impurities, shrink pores and dry out pimples.

Furthermore, neem has antiseptic properties. It works to soothe inflammed skin, controls oil production and treats acne.

Neem alone is a powerful herb, but when you compound it with other equally healing herbs, it can literally transform your skin!

Now that you know exactly what neem can do for your skin, let's get down to the herbal neem mask.

For the mask to work better, follow basic skin-care rules. Cleanse your face twice a day with a light cleanser, never sleep with makeup on, quit touching your face and no matter how busy you are, never skip on the sunscreen.

Here are natural ways to use homemade neem face masks for flawless skin, take a look.

rose water

Neem + Rosewater
This mask has antibacterial properties that clear out blemishes and marks on the skin.

How it Works

  • Dry a handful of neem leaves, crush it into a fine powder. 
  • Mix the powder with a required amount of rose water to make a smooth paste. 
  • Apply it evenly through your face and neck. 
  • Rinse after 15 minutes.
besan

Neem + Besan + Yogurt
This mask clears pimples, reduces marks and gives skin a radiant glow.

How it Works

  • Mix a tablespoon of besan, with a teaspoon of neem powder and a required amount of yogurt to make a smooth paste. 
  • Cleanse your face and apply the mask. 
  • Let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash. 
  • Apply this DIY neem face mask twice a week to see results.
sandalwood

Neem + Sandalwood + Milk
This mask nourishes, cleanses and tones the skin, making it clear and supple.

How it Works

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder with half a teaspoon of neem powder and a required amount of milk to get a smooth paste. 
  • Apply it evenly across your face and neck. 
  • After 30 minutes, spritz your face with some water, scrub and rinse.
honey

Neem + Honey
This homemade neem face mask rejuvenates tired skin and controls oil production.

How it Works

  • Crush a handful of neem leaves into a smooth paste, add a tablespoon of organic honey to the paste. 
  • Mix to blend well. 
  • Apply it to your face and neck. 
  • After 30 minutes, rinse.
papaya

Neem + Papaya
Enzymes and antibacterial properties in this mask cleanse skin of dirt, reduce breakouts and make your skin glow.

How it Works

  • Crush a ripe papaya into pulp, add a teaspoon of neem powder to the pulp. 
  • Mix until the components combine well. 
  • Apply it to your face and neck. 
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse.
tomato

Neem + Tomato
This mask has beta-carotene and lycopene that protect the skin against free radicals, improve texture and remove tan.

How it Works

  • Crush tomato into a fine pulp, sprinkle neem powder over it.
  • Mix well and apply the mask to your face. 
  • Let your skin absorb its properties for 15 minutes and then rinse.
tulsi

Neem + Tulsi + Honey
This herbal neem mask clears dirt deposits, kills pimple-causing bacteria and makes your skin healthy.

How it Works

  • Put out a handful of tulsi and neem leaves under the sun to dry. 
  • Once it is dry, crush it into a fine powder. 
  • Mix a tablespoon of honey to the powder.
  • Apply the paste evenly to your face and neck. 
  • Wait till it dries, scrub in a circular motion and rinse.
yogurt

Neem + Yogurt + Turmeric
Lactic acid and turmeric in this oil-controlling neem mask will make the skin clear of blemishes and marks, leaving it soft and smooth.

How it Works

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of neem powder with 1 tablespoon yogurt and a pinch of turmeric. 
  • Lather it on to your face. 
  • Wait till it dries and then rinse.
vinegar

Neem + Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey
This Ayurvedic neem mask for acne removes the spots from skin, improves texture and complexion within a week.

How it Works

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of neem powder, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey together in a paste. 
  • Apply it to your face. 
  • Let it dry for 30 minutes. 
  • Scrub and rinse.
rice water

Neem + Rice Water + Rose Petals + Almond Oil
This homemade neem mask has bleaching properties that will make your skin turn fair, clear and tight.

How it Works

  • Mix 5 neem leaves, a handful of rose petals and 5 drops of almond oil, with a few drops of rose water. 
  • Grind it into fine paste. 
  • Apply the mask and leave it on for 20 minutes. 
  • Rinse it with cold water.
potato

Neem + Potato + Lemon Juice
This neem mask for pimples is high on antioxidants and antifungal properties that help dry out pimples, lighten skin tone and shrink pores.

How it Works

  • Soak grated potato overnight in warm water. 
  • Strain the water in the morning. 
  • Mix in a teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 teaspoon of neem powder. 
  • Mix for the ingredients to blend. 
  • Immerse a cotton ball in the solution, dab it on to your skin. 
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse.
aloe vera

Neem + Aloe Vera
This is one of the simplest tips on how to use neem on skin. This mask removes impurities that are deposited deep in the skin, instantly making your skin turn bright and clear.

How it Works

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of neem powder with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera. 
  • Take a few drops of rose water in a cotton ball, wipe your skin with it first, until all oil and dirt impurities have been removed. 
  • Wait till your skin dries. 
  • Massage the paste onto your skin in a circular motion. 
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse.

Read more about: face pack, neem, honey, aloe vera, acne
Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11:37 [IST]
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