10 Amazing Neem Face Packs For All Skin Types

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Suchana Marahatta, MBBS, MD (Dermatology)
Written by Ramona Sinha, Certified Skin Care Coach

Whether it is about maintaining your overall health or addressing skin care troubles, neem is the undisputed winner. And the best way to harness its skin care benefits is by using neem face packs. You can use the tree’s fruit, leaves, oil, and bark to address skin care issues like rashes, infections, wounds, acne, and more. Neem (Azadirachta indica) is a medicinal herb and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and contains potent antioxidants. The best part is – it is easily accessible. So, scroll down to understand how neem may help boost your skin health, and check out the easy-to-prepare neem face pack recipes for different skin types and issues.

Neem Face Pack Benefits

There have been a few studies and research that hails neem and its extracts as a one-stop-solution for all the pesky skin issues.

  • A study reveals that neem oil can treat signs of aging that includes wrinkles, dryness, and thinning of the skin. The study was conducted on hairless mice that were exposed to UVB rays (1).
  • Neem oil is effective in treating acne. It contains lecithin and solid lipid nanoparticles that kill acne-causing microbes (2).
  • Another study published in Brazilian Journal of Microbiology reveals that Neem extracts have antifungal properties. It’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, contains antioxidants, and has anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic properties (3).
  • Neem is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E. And that’s why neem oil can penetrate deep into your skin to treat dryness. Also, it boosts collagen production, which gives you younger looking skin (4).

Neem is truly a magical herb. Here are a few face pack recipes that are suitable for all types of skin and that will help you bid farewell to your skin issues.

DIY Neem Face Packs To Try At Home

  1. Neem And Lemon Face Pack For Oily Skin
  2. Neem And Papaya Face Mask For Face Whitening
  3. Neem And Turmeric Face Pack For Dry Skin
  4. Neem Face Pack For Dark Spots
  5. Neem, Curd, And Gram Flour For Acne Scars
  6. Cucumber And Neem Face Pack For Pimples And Scars
  7. Oatmeal, Milk, Honey And Neem Face Pack For Anti-Aging Benefits
  8. Neem, Rosewater, And Sandalwood Face Pack For Clear Skin
  9. Neem And Fuller’s Earth Face Pack For Glowing Skin
  10. Neem Powder, Garlic, And Coconut Oil Face Pack For Skin Infections

1. Neem And Lemon Face Pack For Oily Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons powdered neem leaves (dry the leaves in the shade and then powder)
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Method
  1. Blend all the ingredients in a bowl and make a smooth paste (you can add another teaspoon of neem powder to get the desired consistency).
  2. Apply the paste all over your face. Scrub gently and leave it to dry.
  3. Wash with cold water.
How It Works

The lemon has astringent qualities that reduce oiliness and neem helps in killing bacteria and microbes.

2. Neem And Papaya Face Mask For Face Whitening

You Will Need
  • 7-8 neem leaves
  • ½ cup mashed papaya (ripe one)
Method
  1. Make a paste of the neem leaves and add it to the mashed papaya. Blend well.
  2. Apply it all over your face.
  3. Massage it for a few minutes and then leave it to dry.
  4. Wash off.
How It Works

Papaya works on your blemishes and dark spots and reduces their effect while neem helps you get rid of acne scars. This makes your face brighter.

3. Neem And Turmeric Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon neem paste (boil the leaves, then make a paste)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric paste (you may grind raw turmeric or use cosmetic turmeric powder)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (unrefined)
Method
  1. Add all the ingredients and make a thick paste.
  2. Apply it all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash.
How It Works

Turmeric and neem have antibacterial and antifungal properties that combat dryness of the skin and cleanse it properly.

4. Neem Face Pack For Dark Spots

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon paste of neem leaves
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
Method
  1. Crush the neem leaves and make a paste.
  2. Mix it well with yogurt.
  3. Apply it all over the face and neck and leave for drying.
  4. Wash with cold water.
How It Works

Yogurt helps in clearing dark spots, blemishes, and gives your skin an even tone. Apart from that, it soothes your skin, reduces acne spots, and minimizes rashes.

5. Neem, Curd, And Gram Flour For Acne Scars

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon powdered neem leaves
  • 1 tablespoon gram powder
  • 1 teaspoon curd.
  • 1 teaspoon water (optional)
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Make a thick paste.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face and neck. Gently massage.
  3. Leave it to dry and then wash.
How It Works

The gram flour scrubs the dead skin cells off your skin and clears the pores. Neem gives you clear skin, and kills all the germs. The yogurt softens and moisturizes the skin along with clearing all the blemishes.

6. Cucumber And Neem Face Pack For Pimples And Scars

You Will Need
  • ½ cup grated cucumber (chill it with the pulp)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed neem leaves
  • 1 teaspoon argan oil (optional)
Method
  1. Mix both the ingredients in a bowl and make a paste.
  2. Use your fingers to apply it all over your face.
  3. Do not rub, leave it to dry.
  4. Wash it off after at least 20-30 minutes.
How It Works

Cucumber has a cooling effect on your skin. The neem leaves and the argan oil works on your acne and kills all the bacteria. This prevents further growth of the acne.

7. Oatmeal, Milk, Honey And Neem Face Pack For Anti-Aging Benefits

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You Will Need
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons neem paste (crush the leaves or use dried neem powder)
Method
  1. Put the oatmeal in a bowl and mix milk, honey, and neem paste (or powder, whatever you are using).
  2. Blend it well and apply all over your face.
  3. Gently scrub in a circular motion and then leave until it dries.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
How It Works

Oatmeal contains vitamins and minerals and is a great scrub. It removes all the dead skin cells without harming your skin. Milk softens and moisturizes the skin, and so does honey. And the antioxidants present in neem helps in removing fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging.

8. Neem, Rosewater, And Sandalwood Face Pack For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • 9-10 neem leaves
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
  • ½ teaspoon sandalwood paste or powder
Method
  1. Boil the neem leaves and then make a paste.
  2. Add sandalwood powder/paste and rosewater to it.
  3. Mix it well and apply on your face.
  4. Leave until it dries.
  5. Wash with cold water.
How It Works

Sandalwood works like magic in toning your skin, reducing fine lines, and controlling oil production. Neem unclogs the pores and reduces acne, acne scars, and dark spots. This face pack works best for those with oily skin. However, anyone can use it to get clear skin instantly.

9. Neem And Fuller’s Earth Face Pack For Glowing Skin

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You Will Need
  • 5-6 neem leaves
  • 5 basil leaves (tulsi)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup Fuller’s earth (multani mitti)
Method
  1. Crush and grind the neem and basil leaves.
  2. Add honey to the paste and then add the mixture to the fuller’s earth.
  3. Blend well (you may add water to get a paste-like consistency).
  4. Apply the paste all over the face and neck and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Wash off by gently scrubbing it off your face.
How It Works

Fuller’s earth scrubs off the dead skin cells to make your skin soft. Honey moisturizes your face while basil and neem leaves kill harmful bacteria to give you a clean and glowing skin.

10. Neem Powder, Garlic, And Coconut Oil Face Pack For Skin Infections

You Will Need
  • 6-7 neem leaves
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (unrefined)
Method
  1. Boil the neem leaves. Make a paste.
  2. Heat the coconut oil and add the neem paste.
  3. Crush the garlic cloves and add to the paste.
  4. Apply it on the affected areas or all over the face.
How It Works

All the ingredients are extremely useful in treating skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis (when applied to the affected area. This face pack also cleans acne, pimples, and blemishes from your face, making it brighter.

Why buy synthetic products when you can quickly prepare these excellent face packs at home? Do not ignore this humble herb as it has the key to achieving glowing and healthy skin that you always wanted!

Neem face packs benefit the skin in multiple ways. They can manage the signs of aging, help treat acne, and treat skin dryness. They can also boost collagen production. To make these face packs, you can mix neem with lemon, papaya, turmeric, yogurt, gram flour, oatmeal, milk, honey, rosewater, fuller’s earth, and coconut oil. In addition, the face packs also help address various skin issues like dark spots, blemishes, acne, and oily skin. Always do a patch test before trying these face packs. Try using these face packs once or twice a week to reap the benefits of neem.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the neem face pack daily?

No, it is best to use a neem face pack only twice a week.

How many days does neem take to work on skin?

It may take about a week for neem to work on the skin. Use it regularly to see good results.

How do you store neem paste?

You can store neem paste in an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

What is the best time to apply a face pack?

It is best to apply a face pack after a shower and before going to bed.

Does neem water expire?

Yes, neem water does expire. You can store it in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

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Dr. Suchana Marahatta

(MBBS, MD (Dermatology))
Dr. Suchana Marahatta is an associate professor and permanent faculty in the Department of Dermatology in B. P. Koirala Institute... more

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