7 Powerful Home Remedies For Acne!

By Dhwani Jerajani +2 more

In one word, ”acne” is a pain! And the worst part is, they make a grand entry on our face when we least want them to.

Causes of acne:

Pores get clogged with dirt and dead skin cells and this leads to acne formation on the surface of the skin. Acne can vary in form and varies from person to person. Whiteheads, blackheads and pimples are common symptoms of acne. 

Women squeezing a pimple - home remedies for acne

The factors affecting acne formation can differ depending on factors such as:

  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Hormones
  • Diet
  • Air quality
  • Water consumption
  • Sleep

Each day, people spend thousands on expensive acne treatments while you can treat this condition easily at home by implementing many simple and easy to carry out remedies. To get you started, here are a few!

#1 Lemon Juice

Thanks to its astringent and exfoliating attributes, lemon juice scores many brownie points on the treatment front of acne. Just squeeze a lemon into a bowl and add a few drops of rose water to it. Apply this mixture with a cotton ball on the affected area such as the neck or the face. Not only will this prevent pimples from forming but will also help for glowing skin and reduce the appearance of scars. This is your one sure-shot natural way to keep control of acne and pimples!

#2 Aloe Vera

This cool gel does wonders to your skin! Just cut an aloe shoot in half, scrape the gel out with a spoon, and apply it to the acne. Make this a regular ritual and say goodbye to bacterial infections and acne-causing inflammation. You can also buy Aloe Vera gel for skincare from a herbal store but make sure it does not contain any hidden ingredients. Are you ready for soothing, loveable, baby-like skin!

#3 Chamomile

Chamomile is another treasured ingredient that can be used to keep acne and pimples at bay. You can use this ingredient in two ways – empty the contents of a chamomile tea bag in a blender, add water and blend into a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and bid a good long adieu to acne! Alternatively, you can also boil one to two chamomile tea bags in two cups of water. Allow the mixture to cool and apply on your blemishes to have the same positive effect on your skin. Include this step in your skincare routine.

#4 Echinacea

Known to speed up the healing process, Echinacea also helps in controlling acne, pimples, and other skin infections. You can either use Echinacea tea as a regular face wash or apply a few drops of the tea on the affected areas with a soft cloth or cotton.

#5 Toothpaste

Your humble toothpaste can also come in very handy in treating acne and removing the scars formed by them. Just apply a little toothpaste on the problem areas and see the size of the pimples reducing in a few days’ time.

#6 Honey

This powerhouse of nutrients is also a good natural contender in the treatment of acne and pimples. Apply a healthy serving of honey directly to the acne and allow it to dry. In an hour or so wash off! The stickiness of honey helps in removing excess dirt from the pores of the skin.

#7 Mint

Mint helps to de-clog the pores and helps to keep a check on bacterial infections. To help maintain an acne clear face, mix about two tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint and two tablespoons of yoghurt and oatmeal. Whisk to a smooth paste and apply to your face. Leave it to dry for ten minutes and then rinse off with cool water.

Acne home remedies

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Disclaimer: The information included at this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment by a healthcare professional. Because of unique individual needs, the reader should consult their physician to determine the appropriateness of the information for the reader’s situation.

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Sam

These are the best acne solution, thanks for sharing.

Dr Sreedevi

Nice Article. Thanks for sharing this information.

Shreya Gupta

Thank you, glad you liked it. Keep supporting.