All masks should be applied on a clear skin. It is also useful to have a steam bath and to make an additional skin clearance with any soft scrub. Always remember to give a cold water rinse, because the pores which get opened by warm water will get contracted if you rinse off with cold water. You may also prefer ice-cube.
You can use as professional, so homemade masks. Take care! Test all professional masks before applying it on the face. Apply a little on a wrist bend or behind an ear and control your reaction about 15 minutes after washing-off. You should not feel any discomfort and oversee erubescence or dermal irritation.
You may also try to make acne masks at home by yourself. The main component of these masks is camphor as a perfect anti-inflammatory agent. For acne or oily skin, the very choice camphor offers important anti-bacterial benefits. After cleansing, it helps to rehabilitate skin's normal pH balance; it also cures the excess-oil problem and refreshes skin. Camphor also stimulates blood circulation which helps to remove soiling. You may get it in a regular chemists shop.
Acne removing lotion. Mix 1 teaspoon glycerin, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 cup distilled water, 1/2 teaspoon camphor lotion. Apply this mixture on the face and leave it to dry. Then wash off with lukewarm water. Finally use cold water or an ice-cube as an antasthenic.
Apple and honey mask for oily skin with acne problem. Mix one small ground apple with 5 tablespoons of honey. Gently apply on the face and neck, wait for 10 minutes. Wash it off with cool water. You may add some oatmeal into this mixture to enhance an effect.
Acne tomato lotion. Mix 1/2 teaspoon camphor lotion, 1 teaspoon tomato juice, 1 teaspoon honey well and apply this paste on the face. Keep it on for 15 minutes. Then wash off with hypothermal water, use an ice-cube as an antasthenic. It is also very good for removing spots caused by acne.
Acne removing garlic lotion. Take 1 teaspoon fuller's Earth, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon carrot juice, 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste. Mix all these together and apply this mask on the face for 20 minutes or more till thorough drying. After that wash off with warm water very carefully. Avoid precipitous movements!