Homemade Hibiscus Face Pack For Acne With Aloe Vera – Hibiscus is a very beautiful flower comes in various colours, all of which can be used for skincare, haircare and also as a delicious tea.
The tea made from hibiscus powder tasted kind of weird so i would not recommend it. Make use of dried petals to make tea as it tastes way better.
All recipes on PB are tried and tested before recommending to my readers. This hibiscus face pack in particular will not cause irritation or any negative reactions on any skin types.
Hope you would give this recipe a go and let me know how it worked out for you in the comments section below.
Use this face pack along with homemade Liquorice toner for lightening scars and dark spots. This toner apple cider vinegar which has many beauty benefits.
You can easily buy Hibiscus powder online and in convenience stores.
Hibiscus Powder, 100 gram – 199/-
You can get this on sale for 140/- on Amazon.
Is Hibiscus Good For Skin?
Hibiscus flower contains the antioxidants Vitamin C, Myricetin-3-O-glucoside, Anthocyanin and Beta-carotene.
The antioxidants help neutralise oxidative stress and thus, prevents DNA damage which leads to signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles.
Maintains Youthful Skin
Vitamin C encourages the collagen production which plays an important role in maintaining your skin’s youthfulness.
Vitamin C also helps lighten blemishes and treat uneven skin tone.
Prevents Lines And Wrinkles
Myricetin-3-O-glucoside present in Hibiscus has the ability to subdue the enzyme, Collagenase.
(Collagenase enzyme does break down the peptide bonds in native collagen bonds. This results in degraded collagen, which simply means fine lines and wrinkles start to appear on your skin)
Prevents Skin Sagging
Studies show that hibiscus has the ability to inhibit not only collagenase but also, Elastinase enzyme.
Elastinase degenerate the proteins in the elastin fibre and thus, causes loose skin.
(Elastin is what makes sure that the skin returns to its original form when pulled/stretched. Without elastin, the skin starts to sag.)
The mucilage in Hibiscus helps moisturise the skin.
Mucilage is the slimy gel we get when the leaves or flowers of hibiscus is crushed.
Antocyanins have anti ageing as well as anti-inflammatory properties which helps in protecting the skin from free radicals and also promotes wound healing.
Free radicals from the UV rays of the sun can cause photo-ageing on unprotected skin. This results in uneven skin tone, pigmentation and freckles.
Exfoliates And Brightens Skin
The AHA’s in hibiscus helps get rid of the dead skin cells and promotes cell turn over leaving your skin visibly smooth and clear.
It also contains Alpha hydroxy acids(AHA) like Malic acid and Citric acid.
You may already know that hydroxy acids have exfoliating properties.
This exfoliating effect of Malic acid and Citric acid helps brighten and even out your skin.
The astringent properties of hibiscus help control excess oil production and thus, prevents acne breakouts.
It also diminishes the appearance of open pores to an extent.
Hibiscus Face Pack Benefits
Moisturises the skin
Delays the signs of ageing from appearing
Prevents collagen and elastin damage
Boosts collagen production
Heals wounds and repairs skin
Prevents acne breakouts
Gets rid of dead skin cells
Brightens and even tones the skin
Fades pigmentation and sun tan
Hibiscus Face Pack
The below recipe is a daily use hibiscus face mask for acne.
Sensitive skin should avoid using lemon juice as it may irritate your skin.
This face pack works to brighten your skin, fade not only the scars on your skin but also, reduces the appearance of fine lines and gives you an even toned glowing skin.
- Hibiscus powder – 2 Teaspoon
- Aloe Vera gel or Yogurt – 1 Tablespoon (Or add 1/2 TB of both)
- Lemon juice – 1 Teaspoon
Hibiscus helps cleanse, exfoliate and provides antiaging benefits to the skin.
Aloe Vera is Soothing, anti inflammatory and moisturizing which helps heal various skin problems and alleviate their symptoms.
Curd contains lactic acid which exfoliates dead skin cells gently while also adding moisture to the skin.
Lemon juice is best suited for oily skin and acne prone skin. It does help lighten acne scars and dark spots.
This is a daily use Face Pack which certainly helps to rejuvenate dull skin and keep the signs of ageing at bay.
Hibiscus face pack is perfect for all skin types and is a great addition to antiaging skin care.
How To Use Hibiscus Face Pack For Acne
Mix two teaspoons of hibiscus power with one teaspoon of aloe Vera gel and yogurt. Add a few drops of lemon juice if your skin can tolerate it.
Combine everything together and form a paste.
Apply on your face and neck and leave it on for about 30 minutes for best results.
Use everyday for at least 28 days to revitalize your skin and lighten marks and dark spots. You can also apply this face pack 3-4 times a week and still reap its benefits.