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My struggle with acne has been a long and tedious battle since my early teens. The worst part is when the pimple fades, the scar still lingers. Though these days I still get a pimple here and there, I have been more focusing on helping my acne scars disappear. I find that my acne reacts even more negatively to chemical products. Thus, I like to use more natural and organic ingredients to help treat my skin.

This face mask is simple and when used on a bi-weekly basis, you’ll sure see a difference in your skin. Here’s what you’ll need: 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. This can get messy, so mix it together and apply it onto your face in the washroom. I would also suggest lying down when you have the mask on because the oatmeal can slide.

You want to add everything together and then mix it thoroughly until everything turns into a thick paste.

Apply the paste onto your face and leave it there for 15-20 minutes before washing everything off. Afterwards, your skin will feel tightened, moisturized and extremely refreshed.

So why oatmeal, honey and yogurt? Oatmeal helps to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. It also contains antioxidant that can be soothing for acne prone skin. When added with honey, it can reduce inflammation even further. Honey can actually slows down a kind of skin cell known as fibroblast. This is the cell that causes skin to grow over a pimple. Thus, applying honey while the acne is still active, it can restrict a scar from forming. Finally, yogurt acts as a natural moisturizer and skin brightener. It is also rich in zinc which can help to clear pimples and shrink pores. So the next time you need a facial, try organic and look inside your kitchen cabinet. Some of these ingredients may just surprise you with amazing results.

Original post for Fashion Magazine’s Beauty Panel here!