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DIY Spa Day at Home: Relaxing Treatments for Men with Acne

Annelise Hillmann • Oct 02, 2023

Looking for a little self care while also treating acne? Fortunately, there are a variety of relaxing spa treatments that can help us guys with acne feel more comfortable and confident in our skin.

The Benefits of At-Home Spa Treatments

Sometimes we don't have the time or money to book an appointment at a professional spa – in which case at-home treatments can be the answer. In addition, many men find that they feel more comfortable treating their skin in the privacy of their own home. Here are some of the benefits of at-home spa treatments:

  • Convenience: You can perform spa treatments at home whenever it is convenient for you.

  • Cost: Professional spa treatments can be expensive, but at-home treatments are much more affordable.

  • Comfort: Some men may feel uncomfortable receiving spa treatments in a public setting, but at-home treatments allow for complete privacy.

Relaxing Treatments for Men with Acne

Here are some of the best spa treatments for men with acne that can be done at home:

1. Facial Massage

Facial massage is a great way to promote blood flow to the face and reduce inflammation. To perform a facial massage at home, start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser. Then, apply a few drops of facial oil to your fingertips and gently massage your face in upward circular motions. Concentrate on the areas of your face that are most prone to acne, such as your forehead, nose, and chin.

Sometimes people use a tool called "gua sha" to do this – it can look like a flat stone and is used to push lymphatic drainage from under the skin.

2. Steam Treatment

Steam treatment is another effective way to reduce inflammation and open up pores. To perform a steam treatment at home, fill a large bowl with hot water and add a few drops of essential oil, such as tea tree oil. Place your face over the bowl and cover your head with a towel to trap the steam. Breathe deeply and relax for 10-15 minutes.

Steams are great for loosening debris from pores before extracting sebum. If you're trying to extract at home, it's best to go to a professional aesthetician or dermatologist. But if you insist, make sure to steam treat the pores first to prevent risk of scarring.

3. Clay Mask

Clay masks are a great way to absorb excess oil and unclog pores. To make a clay mask at home, mix equal parts of bentonite clay and water until you have a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your face and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water and pat your face dry.

4. Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a great way to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Essential oils like lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus can be added to a diffuser or a warm bath to create a calming environment.

5. Cold Compress

Cold compresses can help reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin. To make a cold compress at home, wrap a few ice cubes in a clean towel and apply it to your face for 10-15 minutes.


Acne can be a frustrating and uncomfortable skin condition, but there are many spa treatments that can help reduce inflammation and promote relaxation. By following these at-home spa treatments, men with acne can feel more comfortable and confident in their skin.

Remember, it’s always best to consult with a dermatologist before starting any new skincare routine. With the right skincare routine and a little self-care, you can achieve healthy, clear skin.