Powerful and Effective Home Remedies For Acne

Acne is a very common problem among adolescents and young adults. There are various reasons that can be accountable for the growth of acne and often leads to lower self-esteem among individuals. There are many factors that cause acne and there are various ways and methods for treating acne. There are various cosmetics present in the market that are claimed to be very effective in getting rid of acne and pimples alongside there are various other natural methods and remedies that are found to be very useful in not only removing acne but also prevents its recurrence in the future.

Easy Home Remedies For Acne

Home remedies are a natural alternative to other cosmetics and medicines present in the market that contain various harmful chemicals that is not suitable for the long run, not only for the health but also for the environment. Some of the most powerful and easy home remedies for acne are given below:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is found to be very powerful for treating acne and pimples along with acne scars. Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties and succinct acid present in it helps in fighting inflammation. It also helps in drying excess oil present on the skin which leads to acne.

Apple cider vinegar should be diluted before application as it is very concentrated and can cause irritation, redness, and burns and a patch test should be done to check for any allergic reactions.

Ingredients

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • water.

How To Use It

  1. Add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to 3-4 teaspoons on water and dilute it further depending on the sensitivity of the skin.
  2. Use a cotton ball and take the mixture and apply it gently on your acne.
  3. Keep it for about 5 to 20 seconds and rinse it off with water.
  4. Repeat this process twice a day until the acne is treated completely.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil which is known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is found to be very powerful for treating acne but it should be used with care. Although tea tree oil has many benefits, it can lead to many health problems when ingested and thus it should not be applied near the mouth and eyes. Also, it can cause redness and itchiness and thus a patch test should be done to check for any allergic reactions. Its application can also cause dryness.

Ingredients

Tea tree oil, water, moisturizer.

How To Use It

  1. Add tea tree oil to water in the ration 1:10 and use a cotton ball to apply it on the acne gently.
  2. After a few minutes rinse it off and apply a moisturizer if you experience any dryness.
  3. Repeat this process twice on a daily basis until acne is treated.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a very common ingredient that is present in various beauty products, cosmetics and even in various medicines because of its healing properties. Aloe vera gel used for treating acne is derived from the leaves of aloe vera plant. Aloe vera gel is present on the leaves of the aloe vera plant that is then used for treating acne. It is claimed that the sulfur present in aloe vera is useful for treating and healing acne.

Ingredients

Aloe vera gel.

How To Use It

  1. Apply aloe vera gel derived from the leaves of aloe vera plant on your acne as a moisturizer and let it dry.
  2. Repeat this process 2 or 3 times until acne is healed for best results.

4. Cinnamon And Honey

The combination of cinnamon and honey is found to be very effective in treating acne. Both have their characteristic properties whose combination is very helpful in warding of acne and pimples and the other problems related to it.

Ingredients

  • Honey
  • cinnamon.

How To Use It

Cinnamon and honey are used in the form of a mask for treating acne and pimples. The procedure of making cinnamon-honey face mask is as follows:

  1. Mix two tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  2. Blend it thoroughly and apply this mixture on your face.
  3. Leave the mask for about 10 to 15 minutes and rinse it off completely using a mild face wash.

5. Papaya

Papaya

Papaya has many nutritional benefits and also helps in treating acne. It is found as an ingredient in various beauty cosmetics because of its inherent properties. Papaya helps in removing dead skin cells and extra lipids that are present on our skin thus leading to soft and supple skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients

  • Papaya
  • warm water
  • moisturizer

How To Use It

  1. Take a raw papaya and cut it in half.
  2. Mash the papaya with the help of a spoon such that it reaches a consistency that can be applied on the skin.
  3. Gently massage this mashed papaya on your skin and keep it for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Later, rinse it off with warm water and apply a moisturizer if needed.

6. Onion

Onion is found in our kitchens helps in fighting against various free radicals that cause acne. It is found to be one of the most beneficial home remedies for treating acne scars. It helps in repairing the damaged tissues and promote cell growth.

Ingredients

Onion

How To Use It

  1. Grate an onion to form a puree and cool it in the refrigerator before application.
  2. Apply this puree on the affected areas and keep it for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water.
  3. Repeat this process daily.

    7. Yogurt And Honey

    Yogurt And Honey

    Yogurt and honey are other combinations that are found to be very helpful in treating acne and pimples. Although dairy products are found to be responsible for the development of acne, they only do so when they are ingested. Topical application of yogurt and other dairy products helps in making the skin smooth and nourishes the skin.

    Ingredients

    • Yogurt
    • honey.

    How To Use It

    1. Take a tablespoon each of yogurt and honey and mixes it together.
    2. This mixture is to be applied in layers in order to gain consistency of a face mask.
    3. First, apply a batch of this mixture with your hands and let it dry. Then apply another layer of mixture to it.
    4. Keep this mask on for about 10 to 15 minutes and later, gently scrub the mixture off in a circular motion.
    5. Moisturize your skin if you experience dryness.

    8. Olive Oil

    Olive oil has many benefits for skin as it is rich in vitamins and minerals. Olive oil is very helpful for treating acne scars and for healing acne. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing inflammation and redness caused by acne. Olive oil helps in absorbing all the excess oil present on the skin, thus preventing the growth of acne. It helps in unclogging skin pores.

    Ingredients

    Olive oil.

    How To Use It

    1. Gently massage olive oil on your acne and let it rest for a few minutes.
    2. Use a towel and immerse it in warm water to wipe away the oil from your skin.
    3. Apply a moisturizer to your skin as it may cause dryness.

    9. Baking Soda

    Baking Soda

    Baking soda is another ingredient that helps in treating acne and pimples because of its exfoliating effects. It helps in cleaning out our skin pores and removing excess oil from it making it unfavorable for the outbreak of acne and pimples.

    Ingredients

    • Baking soda
    • water.

    How To Use It

    1. Add teaspoon water to 2 teaspoons of baking soda.
    2. Gently massage this mixture on your skin and keep it for about 5 to 10 minutes.
    3. Later, rinse it off with warm water and moisturize your skin if you experience dryness.
    4. Repeat this procedure daily for best results.

    10. Egg Whites

    Egg whites are rich in proteins and other minerals and thus help in the treatment of acne and help in fading acne scars. Egg white also helps in soaking up excess sebum present on our skin which is produced by sebaceous glands that is a major reason for the growth of acne on our skin. The procedure for using egg whites for treating acne is given below.

    Ingredients

    Egg whites separated from yolks.

    How To Use It

    1. Use 2 to 3 eggs and use its egg white to apply it on your skin.
    2. First, apply a layer of egg yolk and let it dry and then apply another layer to it to get a consistency of a face mask.
    3. Apply 3 to 4 such layers and keep it on for about 20 minutes.
    4. Later, rinse it off with water and apply a moisturizer as it may cause dryness to the skin.

    11. Turmeric

    Turmeric

    Turmeric is another ingredient present in our kitchens that can help in the treatment of acne and pimples. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric help in the healing of acne and in the fading of acne scars.

    Ingredients

    • Turmeric
    • honey
    • milk.

    How To Use It

    1. Mix 1 tablespoon of milk with 4 tablespoons each of honey and turmeric and mix it well to make a paste.
    2. Cool this mixture and rinse your face with warm water before application in order to open up your skin pores.
    3. Then apply this mixture on your skin and massage it for about 10 minutes.
    4. When it dries it forms a mask and keep it overnight. Later, clean this with a mild toner.

    12. Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil has many skin and beauty benefits. It not only helps in treating acne and pimples but also prevents premature aging and protects our skin from UV rays.

    Ingredients

    Coconut oil.

    How To Use It

    1. Take 2 to 3 drops of coconut oil in a cotton ball and use it to apply on the acne.
    2. Keep it on for about 15 minutes and rinse it off with water.
    3. Repeat this process daily for best results.

    13. Lavender Oil

    Lavender Oil

    Lavender oil is another essential oil that helps in the treatment of acne. Its pleasant smell promotes calmness and relaxation in an individual and thus helps in getting relief from the stress which is also another major reason behind the growth of acne and pimples.

    Ingredients

    Lavender oil.

    How To Use It

    1. Take 2 to 3 drops of lavender oil in a cotton ball and use it to apply on the acne.
    2. Keep it on for about 15 minutes and later rinse it off with water.
    3. Repeat this process 2 to 3 times a day for best results.

    14. Fenugreek Leaves

    Fenugreek leaves also known as methi leaves is also very helpful for treating acne. Apart from treating acne, it is also very helpful in treating hair fall problems and increasing hair growth.

    Ingredients

    Fenugreek leaves.

    How To Use It

    1. Blend fenugreek leaves to form a paste and apply this on your acne.
    2. Keep it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
    3. Repeat this daily.

    15. Oatmeals

    Oatmeals

    Oats that is found to be a part of every healthy diet can also help in reducing acne and acne scars. It is often combined with honey and rose water for treating acne effectively.

    Ingredients

    • Oat powder
    • rosewater
    • honey.

    How To Use It

    1. Mix half teaspoons of oat powder and rosewater and add 2 to 3 drops of honey to it.
    2. Apply this mixture on your face and let it stay for 15 minutes.
    3. Wash it off and repeat this process daily.

        16. Lemon Juice

        Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C and has many inherent properties that help in treating oily and clogged pores that form one of the major reasons behind acne and pimples. Lemon juice removes the factors that contribute to the growth and production of acne and pimples thus helping in treating acne. Various combinations are used with lemon juice for treating acne. Some of the basic combinations are – Lemon with milk; lemon with honey and lemon with yogurt.

        Ingredients

        Lemon.

        How To Use It

        1. Clean and dry your face thoroughly.
        2. Take lemon juice in a cotton ball and apply it gently on the affected areas.
        3. Keep it overnight and in the morning rinse it off with cool water.
        4. Repeat this process daily before bed for best results.

          17. Jojoba Oil

          Jojoba Oil

          Jojoba oil is another essential oil that is a great remedy for treating acne scars. In case of dry skin, more jojoba oil should be applied on the skin.

          Ingredients

          Jojoba oil.

          How To Use It

          1. Take a few drops of jojoba oil in a cotton ball and apply it on your acne.
          2. Let it rest for a few minutes and then rinse it off.
          3. Repeat this process daily.

          18. Cucumber

          Cucumber helps in removing dead skin cells and is found to be very useful for treating scars. It can be used with various other ingredients like yogurt, tomato juice etc. The simplest cucumber recipe is explained below.

          Ingredients

          Cucumber juice.

          How To Use It

          1. Take 2 teaspoons of cucumber juice and apply it to your acne scars.
          2. Keep it for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
          3. Repeat this process daily.

            19. Orange Peel

            Orange Peel

            Orange peel helps in the speeding up of gradual peeling off of dead skin cells thus helping in treating acne. Orange peel is dried and ground to form a powder for treating acne.

            Ingredients

            • Orange peel
            • rose water.

            How To Use It

            1. Mix this orange peel powder with rose water and apply this to your acne scars.
            2. Keep it on for about 15 minutes and then rinse it off.
            3. Repeat this daily.

            20. Garlic

            Garlic is another natural hack that helps in the treatment and healing of acne. It should always be used after dilution as it can cause a burning sensation on the direct application on the skin. It is often coupled with ingredients like – yogurt, vinegar, aloe vera etc. to avail best and effective results. The procedure of only using garlic for acne is given below:

            Ingredients

            • Garlic cloves 
            • water.

            How To Use It

            1. Crush a few garlic cloves to extract garlic juice and add these garlic cloves in a cup of water and let it rest for about 10 to 12 minutes.
            2. Use a cotton ball and let it soak this mixture for about 2 minutes.
            3. Apply this mixture on your skin gently and let it rest for a few minutes.
            4. Later rinse off your face thoroughly with a mild face wash.
            5. Repeat this process regularly for best results.

                Tips For Acne Care

                • Clean your face regularly using a suitable face wash for your skin and scrub your face regularly.
                • Exercise daily for good health and skin.
                • Follow a proper diet. Too much greasy food can also lead to the outbreak of acne.
                • Moisturize your skin regularly and do not use too much makeup.
                • Stressless.


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