DIY Recipes: Aloe Vera Face Masks for Acne-Prone Skin

Aloe vera face masks with honey and green tea - true rescue for acne-prone skin.

January 6, 2022 3 minutes read
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The miraculous aloe vera gel is a common ingredient in many natural preparations against blemishes and acne. Aloe vera face masks will soothe your skin and calm inflamed and painful acne. This is because aloe vera gel is chock-full of plant hormones and astringent properties, accelerating the healing process and eliminating bacteria that cause acne.

Whether you want to prevent causes or deal with consequences, you can use aloe vera gel in many different ways.

Here are two easy recipes for natural DIY face masks that can help with acne:

DIY Aloe Vera and Honey Face Mask

aloe vera gel and honey

Both aloe vera and honey are great ingredients that do wonders for the skin. Honey is a natural antiseptic and humectant with anti-fungal and moisturizing properties. Combined with aloe vera that's packed with vitamins and super-nutrients, you'll get a homemade mask that will soothe your skin and help with acne.

You’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon fresh aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon unpasteurized honey

Preparation & application:

  1. Mix aloe vera gel and honey together in a small bowl.
  2. Your body temperature will warm the mask up a bit, and it will probably drip a little bit, so make sure to wear an old T-shirt.
  3. Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser. You can pat it dry and leave it slightly damp as it’ll help the mask absorb better.
  4. Use the back of a spoon to gently apply the blend over your face, neck, and décolleté. Make a thin coat of the mask and avoid the area around your eyes and nostrils.
  5. Relax and try not to move for about 15 minutes, allowing the mask to work its wonders.
  6. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
  7. Apply your moisturizer while your skin is still wet.

This mask is suitable for both oily and dry skin. It will give you an instant glow, and your skin will feel smooth, nourished, and less tender.

DIY Aloe Vera and Matcha Face Mask


This mask might not look like much, but it's a winning combination for combating acne and evening your skin tone. The combination of aloe vera gel and matcha green tea will clean your pores, remove toxins and pollutants, soothe the skin, calm redness, and maintain skin moisture.

You’ll need:

  • 2 teaspoons Matcha powder (or 5 tablespoons green tea cooked and cooled)
  • 1 tablespoon French Green Clay (you can use Bentonite clay instead)
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Preparation & application:

  1. Prepare the tea first. You can use regular green tea or Matcha green tea (if you go for the first option, boil the tea first and let it cool).
  2. Then, blend all the ingredients together in a glass or ceramic bowl using wooden utensils.
  3. Mix well; the mixture may appear too liquid in the beginning, but don’t add more clay as it will thicken in a few minutes while it sits.
  4. Cleanse your face with warm water to remove all the dirt and open your pores.
  5. Apply the mask on damp skin and leave for half an hour or until it dries completely.
  6. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
  7. Apply your moisturizer while your skin is still wet.

All the ingredients are filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects. They will moisturize and soothe your skin while fighting acne and blemishes at the same time.

To Wrap Up

Both of these DIY face masks with aloe vera are suitable for any skin type. If you're battling acne, you can't go wrong with these. Making them will take only 5 minutes of your time, but it will make a huge difference for your inflamed and irritated skin.


Is it okay to put aloe vera on pimples?

Yes. Aloe vera exhibits antibacterial and antiseptic properties, reducing inflammation caused by acne. Plus, aloe vera contains gibberellins and polysaccharides, compounds that speed up cell regeneration. Therefore, aloe vera can effectively fight acne and help with acne scars.

What happens if we apply aloe vera on the face daily?

You shouldn't apply aloe vera gel to your skin every day because it acts as a mild exfoliant. Over-exfoliation can irritate your skin and make acne worse.

Can I put straight aloe vera on my face?

Yes, you can put pure aloe vera gel on your face. Apply a thin layer of the gel to the cleansed skin and let it sit for about an hour. You'll notice a thin sticky film forming on your skin.

Should you leave aloe vera on your face overnight?

No, it would be best to leave aloe vera gel on your face for no longer than one hour. This is because it gently exfoliates your skin, so leaving it for longer may dry out your skin and irritate it. Plus, it creates a sticky layer on the skin, and sleeping with it could be uncomfortable.

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