DIY Anti-Acne Mask

As a runner, skin care needs special attention and could be a daunting task during warmer weather condition. That means increased blemishes or acne from sweats, sun-block lotion, UV light (that’s me!), etc., that clog up pores as well as reducing nourishment on facial skin.

Thankfully, an easy facial mask, which I have been using for about a year, is as simple as 123, helps keep the skin looking lovely and silky soft all summer (make that year) long. Even better, its affordability and ingredients are probably already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets.

Anti-Acne Mask

As you might already know, honey is the queen of skin care ingredients. It locks moisture inside skin. Its antioxidant properties protect skin against damage from the sun and environments we come in contact with. It fights infection without irritating your skin.

Whereas, cinnamon reduces inflammation, redness, and works to kill acne by drying out the affected area. And lemon exfoliate the affected area while reducing the color of dark spot and scarring.

What you need: 2 tbsp pure honey, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 wedge of fresh lemon juice

Combine honey, cinnamon, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Warm (microwave or hot water bath) the honey a little, if needed, to help with stirring. Mix until you get a smooth and uniform paste.

Anti-Acne Mask
Anti-Acne Mask
Anti-Acne Mask

Gently massage the paste with your index and middle fingertips on clean face, avoiding the eye area. Make sure to remove any makeup, moisturizer, sunscreen, etc on face before applying.

Leave the mask on for about 15 – 20 minutes. Careful, the mask might drip. Lick it off if it does. It tastes just like lemon honey tea. Then rinse off. Skin immediately feels smooth and radiate after the rinse off.

Anti-Acne Mask

With any leftover, pour into a small container and use it up within a week.

This facial mask is perfect for dealing with acne flare-ups. Use it twice or 3 times a week will be sufficient.

Anti-Acne Mask

Lastly, one lifestyle practice can naturally and proactively hydrate the skin – drink lots of water throughout the day. This goes to everyone.

Have a beautiful day!
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129 Responses to DIY Anti-Acne Mask

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  2. Allyssa says:

    This helped me so much! I had just got a really bad sunburn on my nose and when I get too much sun I also start to breakout. My nose started peeling, making my skintone uneven. I have been stressing out about this and my acne because I have a modeling audition in two days. I used this mask and I guess the cinnamon exfoliated my face and now everything is even and my acne is starting to settle down! Thank you so much!

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  7. laurajanefitness says:

    Reblogged this on laurajanefitness and commented:
    Suffering with spots recently. I’m 24, not 14! Going to try this out tonight, just mixed it up and about to heat it! Will let you know my views 🙂

  8. Moon says:


    I have acne-prone, dry, sensitive skin (lucky combo, huh?) This is one of my favorite masks, but I was wondering, should I put a moisturizer on after I rinse it off or will the hydration of the honey be sufficient? Also should I store in the fridge or leave it out?



  9. Christina says:

    I tried this a few minutes ago and almost immediately after I put it on my face started burning like crazy and I noticed that it was getting a bit red. I kept it on, though, because I wasn’t sure if that was supposed to happen or not. After a minute or two it stopped burning and I was perfectly fine the rest of the time I had it on an after. My face wasn’t completely red like it had been in the beginning but my spots were still a bit inflamed. I put some aloe vera on my face- something I heard from a friend- and I hope that helps…

    • Irene says:

      Glad the burning sensation went away. Hope great result will show through after several uses. Afterall, aloe vera feels great and helps hydrate the face and it also reduces the appearance of scarsz

    • Alyssa says:

      Next time try applying some water to your face first…your skin may be sensitive to cinnamon

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  18. Madison says:

    Since I do have sensitive skin, do you recommend using a lower portion of cinimon to prevent the burning sensations others are talking about?

  19. clara says:

    I just copied this down to try it later on. However, I have no worries because it’s such a simple and natural mask–what harm can it possibly do?! I like how you gave background information on each individual ingredient. Out of all the natural things to use…honey, lemon, and cinnamon seem to be a perfect combination. I can’t wait to try it!

    • Irene says:

      Hope it does great on your skin. Some readers has redness reaction to the mask ingredients. Try a little dab on your hand and wait for a couple minutes to see if redness happens before putting it on your face. I should write this warning on the post 🙂

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  24. Min Min says:

    hy Irene, I have used honey masker but my face got little itchy.should I stop to use it ?

    • Irene says:

      How long did you have it on? Maybe you could give it a try again after a few days. If it happens again then maybe stop using it. But for some it goes away after a few minutes of putting it on.

  25. katie says:

    Thank you so much I have to perform tomorrow and I tried it and it worked so well I’m loving it but there is a con it burns my face because of the cinnamon but my face is now clear and soft👍❤

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  28. Irene these Cinnamon Face Mask photos are fantastic. The perfect blend of artistry and practical advice. I can see a lot care went into making it. Wetting your face before applying the Cinnamon Face Mask is also a very useful trick we found out. For those who don’t like the burning sensation of cinnamon try this recipe with orange for a slightly less burning sensation.

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  29. Christina says:

    I do this 3 times a week. I also take one zinc tablet and a good multivitamin everyday and drink lots of water stay away from soda. I also completely stopped using face wash with chemicals I remove my make up with warm water and olive oil & sea salt everyday and use this mask 3 times a week. After I remove my makeup and apply and remove mask I use a very tiny bit of clinique overnight turnaround cream before I go to sleep this word to restore your skin while you sleep when I wake up in the morning my face is soft bright and clear. Even my acne scars are pretty much non existent it’s hard work but I promise your skin will be great.

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  32. Savita says:

    Hi thanks for the blog.
    I have lot of acne scars. I rarely get acne but if it comes it definitely leaves a scar which doesn’t fade for a longer time. Can this help me clear my scars faster? I am ready to apply it everyday if u suggest me so. Please help me. there is a big party ahead in a month.

    • Irene says:

      Hi Savita! Sorry for the late reply as I was at a remote area with no wifi access for a while. Hope this message is still useful when you see it. I don’t think it will clear the scar as fast as you like. Clearing scar or dark spots will need lots of vitamin C. You might want to search other home remedies to get rid of them. Hope this help.

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  34. genny says:

    i’m tRying it right now,can i leave it for overnight?

    • Irene says:

      Hi Genny! I highly would not recommend it. It might burn your skin if leave on for too long. And a short while will do its job. It is not intended to use as an overnight face mask. Hope this helps.

  35. Noki says:

    Does the kind of honey matter? I have manuka and normal

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  37. Charlize Belk says:

    After you take it off should your faces be red and buring

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  40. Aisha Muhdhar says:

    I was putting this face mask on and after a few minutes I noticed that the skin on my hands were peeling. The whole inside of my hand is peeling, I don’t know if it is somehow removing dead skin cells or just peeling. Is this understandable and could it just be removing my dead skin cells? I didn’t remove it from my face just in case but i hope my face won’t start peeling too

    • Irene says:

      It was wise to test it in your hand first. It is not suppose to be a peeling mask, at least for me and most others. Maybe it was put on for too long? It could be on for like 2 minutes or less when you first use to test. Hope it wasn’t peeling too much and has heal by now.

      • Aisha Muhdhar says:

        It happened right after I applied it. I decided to leave it on my face and it didn’t peel at all, thankfully. I have put it on multiple times since then and my hands haven’t peeled since then. The mask is working well, thanks!

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  42. Shannon says:

    I’ve used this for years now and I love it! However I need an emergency response!!!!

    I just used it on my face, hoping to smooth out my complexion for the weekend. I left it on 5 mins and it burned so bad I had to rinse it with cool water right away. Now my face is bright red like I got sunburned. Not sure what happened to cause this!!!!? Like I said ive used this many times, as a fairskin individual that is sensitive to sun or any other chemical on earth, this has never happened til now. HELP! What should i try for a remedy??!?! My skin feels smooth but the redness will not go well with my halloween costume tonight 😦


    • Irene says:

      Oh noooooooo!!! Is it still red? Hope it has subsided. Like any mask, the redness usually subsides within a couple of hours. Normally I would put in aloe vera to reduce the redness and burning sensation. Like mud mask, this mask shouldn’t be put on for too long. Hope this helps.

  43. Sharon says:

    Hi, great blog and article you have here!
    I’ve only just came across this DIY mask 2 days ago and have been doing it for the past 2 days straight and I really loved the end result it did to my skin. However, I was wondering whether if I could do this every night since I have a bad case of acne as it really did wonders in cleansing and I could already feel the the reduce of swelling, redness and acne.

    • Irene says:

      Hi Sharon! Thanks for stopping by. I am so happy you find the mask useful and helpful to your skin condition. If your skin doesn’t get irritated, I am sure you could use it everyday at the beginning. But every other day should be a good start too. Happy masking!

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  48. Really nice post. Thank you a lot!

  49. Chloe says:

    Ok well I wish to try this, BUT.. I want to have a peel off mask, I’ve read that after you put it on, put tissue paper on it and then when completely dry, peel it off? Should I do this? And then I’ve heard of the Elmer glue one, putting a thick layer of glue on wherever the acne is and peel it off with the black heads in it? What would you think?

    • Irene says:

      I haven’t heard of any of those methods. Don’t put it on too long as it will burn. And always test it on hands or another part of your body for any DIY masks or skincare before putting it on your face to see if you have a bad reaction to it. Good luck!

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