Anti-Acne Face Pack: Do It Yourself

Anti-Acne Face Pack: Do It Yourself

Helloooo all! Hope you all are doing great!

It’s getting hot here in Mumbai.  Since I am blessed with combination-oily skin, I tend to break out during summers. Also, when we are on a breakout spree; we concentrate so much on it that we tend to apply spot treatments and try to heal; nevertheless these spot treatments do work but most; rather almost all having salicylic acid and that tends to dry out the skin and also leave acne scares behind. So, I thought I would do a quick DIY post on a highly effective anti-acne pack!

Let’s call it the Warrior Mask ! 😀 (The name is inspired from Lush :-p)

So, let’s get started:



  • Red sandal wood powder – 1 tbsp.
  • Ambi Haldi Powder – 1 tbsp.
  • Fresh neem leaves paste – 1 tsp.
  • Honey – 1 tsp.
  • Neem Water – as required to make a thick paste.

So, like my other DIY’s, let me first explain to you the benefits of each of the ingredients on the skin in terms of acne.

Red Sandalwood:

  • Red sandalwood has therapeutic properties, that helps in reducing body heat; thereby cooling your skin.
  • Helps fade acne scars.
  • Helps in mild scrubbing.
  • Due to its cooling and anti-bacterial properties, it dries out acne.

Ambi Haldi Powder:

  • It is extremely good in lightening skin/scars.
  • Ambi Haldi when applied on acne helps to heal acne without leaving scars/scabs behind


  • We all know the bacteria killing properties that Neem has! (Gosh! We are blessed to find this miracle plant here so easily!)
  • Neem KILLS the bacteria on acne giving it a chance to heal naturally.


  • Honey in this pack acts as a mild moisturiser as the above ingredients can be a bit drying. If you have very oily skin, you can skip this one!

So, now coming to the steps. It is quite self-explanatory though!


Step 1:

Mix red sandalwood powder and Ambi Haldi.

Red sandalwood powder

Step 2:

Add honey to it.

Honey Face Pack

Step 3:

Add the freshly made neem paste to it.

Neem Face Pack

Step 4:

Add neem water as required; to form a paste consistency.

Neem haldi face pack

This is my all-time favourite summer pack! With the onset of summers and acne following it, I have used this pack since a long time. It is an absolute tried and tested formula for summer acne.


How To Use:

I first clean my face with a salicylic acid based cleanser (Saslic for now). Then, I steam my face adding rose/tea tree oil in it. I always concentrate on the acne spot while taking steam.

Then, apply this pack giving it a mild scrub. Leave on the pack for at least 1 hour and then wash it with cold water giving it a mild scrub again. Follow with chilled aloe vera gel and I’m good to go!

This pack will reduce your inflammation and redness giving you a better looking face for the day. Over time; it will dry out your acne and fade them eventually leaving no spots behind!

Summing up with the pro’s and con’s:

Pros of Anti-Acne Face Pack:  Do It Yourself

  • Very easy to make.
  • Will dry up your acne fast.
  • Leaves no scars behind.
  • Prevents future breakouts.
  • All ingredients are natural.
  • Can be stored in the fridge upto a week.
  • Hardly costs a penny.

Cons of Anti-Acne Face Pack:  Do It Yourself

  • Not for you if you are a lazy bum :-p
  • Really nothing else!

I highly recommend this pack to all during summers to protect your skin from those ugly heads popping out! Though a patch test is recommended.

Thanks a ton for reading, Stay Natural and Acne free!

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37 thoughts on “Anti-Acne Face Pack: Do It Yourself

  1. My skin is breaking out already. Im in chennai and the weather is Supppeeer HOT…. *grrr*
    Im using Saslic DS(the purple one), but still breaking out… Im gonna try this pack today and see if it helps me out.. Thanks…

    1. Hi Shajeela, Boil Neem leaves in water and let it cool.. I prefer not throwing neem leaves … you can even throw the leaves (once boiled) and then store the water 🙂 *haan ji*

  2. Nice DIY Vidhi…. *happy dance* I am making this today itself … i now the skin is breaking out much more because of the summers *headbang*

    1. I know these summers! My skin is now healing it self *happydance* *happydance* but sum scars will take time *headbang* *waaa* Hope this works the same on you as well 🙂

  3. i have read sandalwood powder in some other DIY on imbb .Since then i have been searching for it. but can’t find it. can u give a clue please other then saying ayurvedic shops .. coz everyone says so here.

    1. Hi Jhanvi can u pls tell me where r u from? In Mumbai there is a shop in Kandiali west… I’ll b more than happy to giv u details… Also try searching it online na… 🙂

  4. Great.. I am sure this will be so useful in this heat… I only use red sandalwood powder & honey pack & even that I find very useful for my skin.

  5. Maine ek shpkpr se ambi haldi pucha to usne muje haldi dandi type de dia..aur kaha k skin k lie pure lena jada Gunkari hota h. Ab use kya pta mai kitni aalsi hu *cry*

  6. I used this face pack but I had to make some (many!) changes to it. I dont have neem trees in my area and lazy me didn’t want to search and grind so I simply used Banjara neem powder, I already had regular chandan powder and used that. No sign of ambe haldi in shops so skipped that, additionally added tea tree EO which I had. I used this face pack twice last week and all my acne vanished. Of course I’ll have to be consistent with this all of summer. Thanks Vidhi, this is one face pack that actually worked miracles on my skin. 🙂

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