Acne Heat Mask

Make your own acne heat mask in this simple recipe.

Acne Heat Mask

What you need

Wash cloth
Face soap

Optional Ingredients:
Lavender oil
Vitamin E oil
Crumbled sage leaves
Vitamin E cream
Any acne treatment lotion you may have on hand.


Take a small (1’1 ft) dish towel or washcloth and run it under the faucet until saturated.

Sprinkle the optional ingredients on top, or fold them into the towel.

Microwave towel for 35-55 seconds.

Remove from microwave (see warnings).

Drape over face, and using both hands, hold it onto your down turned face until the heat begins to escape.

Your pores should be open now. Look into a mirror, and if you see hundreds of tiny specks covering your face your pores have been successfully opened.

If you do not,then saturate the towel again, and microwave for a longer time period, and repeat steps 4-6.

Use facial soap with warm water to rinse away all of the crud built up in your pores. Work into a lather, and rub in small circles around your face.

Re-open your pores once again using steps 1-6.

Apply vitamin E oil, cream, or sage tea.

Close your pores by gently dabbing your face with a cold washcloth.

Refrain from touching your face for 2-3 minutes to allow the foreign additives to settle, and the pores to close entirely.

Apply your favorite moisturizer.


  1. MidnightSingingPartyGirl says

    Whoa how awesome I wish I could try it (having acne troubles) but Unfortunantly no microwave… :'( Is there any other effective way of heating the cloth? 🙂

  2. you should try putting on some toner while your pores are still open as well! 🙂

  3. i just tried it, i think 40 seconds or more is pretty good. i got rid of a large and bothersome pimple right after this! if your blackheads are near the surface of your skin, most of it comes out. it didnt get all of my pimples, but it’s still pretty good. your acne goes a bit red after it, mine’s in the process of dying down right now. this is really simple and easy to do! 🙂

  4. rgymnastwebgirl says

    this is really cool. so if the items are optional, does that mean we can just heat the towel in the microwave?

  5. thanks, it works pretty well!

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