Home Remedies

Home Remedies for Acne

Acne and blemishes are two things that can ruin a person’s self-esteem. Individuals usually deal with acne issues during their teenage years, but acne and blemishes can continue to haunt people during adulthood as well. Marks, blemishes and acne occur as a result of skin conditions like freckles, age, sun sports, moles, skin injuries and a lot more. The best way to get rid of acne is with home remedies. The natural way helps you keep your skin clean and reduce the inflammation that occurs due to acne. Here are some remedies we can suggest for you.

Potatoes

The recipe for this home remedy requires the following:

Ingredients:

  • A few potato slices

How to do it:

Rub the potato slice on your face for around 10 minutes. Repeat the action two to three times per day, one of which should be before you go to bed.


 Mint Leaves

Ingredients:

  • Mint leaves
  • Water

How to do it:

Crush the mint leaves into a small bowl, add some water and prepare a paste. Apply the face mask on your acne/blemishes. After 20 minutes, wash your face with cold water.


Almond and Milk

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Milk
  • A few almonds

How to do it:

Soak the almonds in water for 12 hours. After they are soaked, peel and crush them. Add some milk to the bowl and prepare a paste. Apply the paste on your face before you go to bed. Let it stay overnight, and wash your face with cold water in the morning. Repeat every day for at least two weeks to see results.


Coconut Water

The only ingredient you need for this home remedy is coconut water.

Simply apply coconut water two times during the day, once in the morning and once in the evening, to get rid of acne, pimples, marks and blemishes.


Lemons

Ingredients:

  • One lemon
  • Fresh cream

How to do it:

Squeeze the lemon to get fresh lemon juice. Mix it with fresh cream to form a paste and apply it to your face. After 15 minutes, wash your face with warm water. Alternatively, you can use lemon slices: rub them on your face for 10 minutes, and then wash your face with water.


Aspirin

Rich in salicylic acid, aspirin is one of the many home remedies for acne you can use on a regular basis.

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Aspirin
  • Cotton swab

How to do it:

Crush one aspirin into a few drops of water and mix until you get a smooth paste. Apply the paste directly on your acne using a cotton swab. Let it stay for 10 minutes, and then wash with warm water.


Tea Tree Oil

One of the best anti-inflammatory antiseptics on the market, tea tree oil can be regularly used for acne.

Ingredients:

  • A few drops of tea tree oil
  • Cotton pad

How to do it:

Put some drops of the essential oil on a cotton pad. With gentle movements, apply the tea tree oil on the affected area and let it stay for few hours before you rinse. Alternatively, you can apply the oil before going to bed, and wash your face in the morning.


Ice

This simple ingredient can help you a lot during your teenage days when you’re battling acne as well as in adulthood. It reduces inflammation and controls swelling.

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • Washcloth

How to do it:

Wrap the ices cubes in a washcloth to prepare an ice compress. Hold the washcloth on the affected area for few minutes.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Another simple home remedy for acne, you just need a few items.

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Water
  • Cotton pad/ball

How to do it:

Dilute the apple cider vinegar in water, using a 1:3 ratio. If you have sensitive skin, use 1:4 ratio (one part apple cider vinegar, four parts water). Using a cotton pad, apply the solution to your skin. After 15 minutes, wash your face with warm water.


Egg Whites

One of the oldest tricks and secrets in the beauty industry, egg whites are rich in protein and vitamins that help your skin. The only ingredient you need is egg whites.

How to do it:

Mix the egg white in a bowl, and then smear the solution on your affected area. Let it stay for at least 10 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.


Honey

You can combine honey with lemon, apple cider vinegar or any other acidic ingredient, but for home remedies for acne, the best way is to use only raw, natural honey.

How to do it:

Apply the honey on your face as a face mask. Let it stay for only five minutes, nothing more. Rinse with warm water.


Baking Soda

Among the many uses of baking soda, the do-it-all ingredient can be used as a home remedy for acne.

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Baking soda

How to do it:

Prepare a paste by mixing baking soda and water in 3:1 ratio. Rub the solution on your face with gentle, circular movements. After five minutes, rinse with warm water.


Bananas

For this home remedy, you only need one banana.

How to do it:

Use the peel of a banana to rub the affected area of your face with gentle movements for five to ten minutes, and then wash your face with warm water.


Cucumber

Cucumber plays a large role in most beauty treatments. The magic ingredient is also one of the best home remedies for acne.

How to do it:

Slice the cucumber and place the slices on your face. Let them stay for 10 minutes, and then rinse with water. Alternatively, you can rub a cucumber on your face for 10 minutes, and then wash.


Oranges

As with bananas, the peel of an orange is a great home remedy for acne. Rich in vitamin C, the peel can feed, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.

How to do it:

Grind the peel of an orange, and then add water into the mix to form a paste. Rub the paste on your skin, let it stay for 10 minutes, and then wash with water.


Toothpaste

One of the best home remedies for acne includes toothpaste, the ingredient you use for brushing your teeth.

How to do it:

Toothpaste can be used for pimples by leaving a dab of it on the affected area for 30 to 40 minutes. You’ll notice the toothpaste has dried the pimple. Wash your skin with water after 30 minutes. Note: Do not to use the treatment regularly; use toothpaste only on occasion and when absolutely necessary.


Eye Drops

Eye drops reduce the inflammation in your eye, and they can do the same thing for your skin.

Ingredients:

  • Eye drops
  • Cotton ball

How to do it:

Soak the cotton balls/swabs in the eye drops, and then store in the freezer. You can later use the cotton swabs whenever a zit pops up.


Turmeric

One of the most potent spices, it comes in for the rescue of your skin. For the home remedy, you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Water

How to do it:

Mix the turmeric with water (alternatively, you can use rose water) to prepare a paste. Apply the paste on your skin and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water, and repeat the treatment two times per day, once in the morning and once in the evening.


Aloe Vera

The plant is part of nearly every cosmetics product for skin and hair care. You can use it plain, or mix with other ingredients. One recipe includes:

  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • ½ teaspoon of raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric

How to do it:

Blend the ingredients, and then apply the solution on the affected area. Let it stay there for 15 minutes, and then rinse with cool water. You can apply this treatment only once per day. The simple alternative is to cut an aloe vera plant leaf and remove the gel. Apply the gel on your affected area two times per day for one week.


Honey and Yogurt

Both honey and yogurt are beneficial for your skin. For this face mask, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt

How to do it:

Mix the ingredients, and then apply to your face. Lie down and relax for 10 minutes, and then wipe the mask off your face using a damp cloth.


Honey and Cinnamon

Another honey mask includes using cinnamon. For this recipe, you will need:

  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

How to do it:

Mix the ingredients until you get smooth paste. Smooth over your face, keeping the solution away from your eyes. After 10 minutes, you can gently remove the mask using a damp cloth.


Oatmeal

Oatmeal is not just your healthy breakfast choice, but also your beauty secret. For home remedies for acne, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
  • Milk

How to do it:

Make sure to add just enough milk to form a smooth paste. Before you apply the mask, wash your face with warm water, and then gently massage the mixture onto your face using a circular motion. Let it stay there for five minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.


Oatmeal and Honey

There are more alternatives to the oatmeal mask. For this one, you will need different ingredients:

  • ½ cup of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Water

How to do it:

Cook the oatmeal in water, and then add honey. Mix it until you get smooth paste, and then apply on the affected areas. After 20 minutes, wash your face. Make sure to use the treatment a maximum two times per week.


Tomato Juice

You can use tomato juice or tomato slices—the effect is the same. Let’s start with the simple mixture.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tomato
  • 2 teaspoons of rose water

How to do it:

Mix the ingredients and get a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your face, and after 10 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water. Alternatively, you can rub tomato slices on your face.


Tomatoes and Lemon Juice

This face mask is suited for severe acne. The ingredients include:

  • 1 tablespoon of tomato juice
  • ½ teaspoon of honey
  • A few drops of lemon juice

How to do it:

After you form a smooth paste by mixing the ingredients, apply the mixture on your face. You can use a cotton ball to apply the mixture. Let it stay for five minutes, and then wash your face with warm water.


Neem Juice

One out-of-the-box recipe for acne problems is neem juice (margosa leaves). The ingredients include:

  • Several neem leaves
  • Water

How to do it:

Wash the leaves to remove any dirt that might be on them. Mix the leaves with water, and form a paste by grinding the leaves. Apply the paste on your skin, and then after 10 minutes, rinse with cold water.


Strawberry Face Mask

Rich with antioxidants, strawberries are “tasteful” for your skin as well as your stomach. For the face mask, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 4 strawberries

How to do it:

Mash the strawberries into a puree, and then add yogurt to form a paste. Apply the mixture on your face, and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.


Olive Oil

For this home remedy for acne, all you need is olive oil.

How to do it:

Take few tablespoons of olive oil and gently massage it on your skin. Let it stay there for a few hours and then rinse with warm water.


Honey and Banana

Another face mask that includes honey, but this time we use bananas as well.

Ingredients:

  • Half a banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • A few drops of lemon/orange juice

How to do it:

Put the ingredients in a blender, and mix until you get a smooth paste. Apply the mixture with gentle, circular movements on your face, and let it dry for 10 minutes. Use a washcloth to remove the mask.


Oatmeal and Apples

Another option for using oatmeal in your beauty treatments is to add some apples into the mix.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of oatmeal
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 egg white

How to do it:

Mash the apples and then beat the egg white. Now, mix all the ingredients in a bowl to form a paste. Apply the mask on your face, and after 15 minutes, rinse with cool water.


Yogurt and Cucumber

As mentioned, cucumber is already a powerful ally in the battle against acne. For this treatment, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice

How to do it:

Mix the ingredients into a paste. You can get cucumber juice by blending the cucumber, or you can simply squeeze the cucumber. Once you get a smooth paste, apply it directly on your skin, and let it stay there for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water.


Rosewater and Sandalwood

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of rose water
  • 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder

How to do it:

Mix the ingredients into a paste and then apply it to your face. After 20 minutes, the rosewater will kill the bacteria on your skin while the sandalwood will reduce inflammation. Rinse with warm water.


Mango

This simple recipe requires you to prepare a paste of just one mango.

You can add a little yogurt or water if you like. Once you peel and mash the mango into paste, apply on your face to open up your clogged pores.


Citrus Juice

You can use either oranges, grapefruit or lemons for this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Juice from one orange/lemon/grapefruit

How to do it:

Dilute the citrus juice into water and apply it on your face. Let it stay for 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water.


Grapes

A simple, yet effective, mask includes grapes. All you need is two to three grapes. Cut them in half, and then rub your face with the grapes. Afterwards, wash your face with cool water.


Cabbage

Another simple recipe without many ingredients.

Chop the cabbage leaves and grind them to form a puree. You can heat the puree for several seconds in the microwave, and then apply it on your affected area. After 20 minutes, wash off with cold water.


Green Tea

Several teas can be used as home remedies for acne, but green tea is among the most effective.

Brew a cup of green tea and let it cool down. Use a cotton ball to apply the tea onto the affected areas.


Chamomile Tea

The same process can be used as with green tea. Alternatively, you can combine the contents of a chamomile tea bag with water to form a paste.

You can later apply the paste on your face, and after 15 minutes, rinse with warm water.


Papaya

Papaya is another exotic fruit that can be used to treat acne. As with the mango, mash up the flesh and form a puree by adding some water.

Apply the mixture on your face, and after 20 minutes, rinse with warm water.


Steam

A classic steam is another way to treat acne. For the treatment, you need:

  • 1 towel
  • 1 pot of boiling water
  • A large bowl

How to do it:

Pour the boiling water into a larger bowl. Let it cool down for 1-2 minutes, and then place your face above the bowl. Cover yourself with a towel, and stay there for 10 minutes (15 if you can withstand the steam). Pat your face dry after the treatment.


Garlic

One of the healthiest vegetables on the market, garlic is quite effective in treating acne as well. For the home remedy, you need:

  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Water
  • Cotton pad

How to do it:

Extract the juice from the garlic or mash the cloves. Either way, add one teaspoon of water into the mix, and mash into a paste. Using a cotton pad, soak up the juice and apply on your affected skin areas. Rinse with water after few minutes.


Sugar Scrub

Too much sugar might not be healthy for you, but a sugar scrub is more than effective for your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of sea salt
  • ½ cup of virgin olive oil
  • 10 tablespoons of vanilla extract

How to do it:

Start by mixing the brown and regular sugar, and slowly add sea salt. Put the mixture in a clean cup, and then pour olive oil on top of it. Wait for 1 minute so the mixture can soak up the olive oil. Mix for few minutes, and then add the vanilla extract. Continue to mix, and after you get smooth mixture, store it in a jar for later usage.

Home Remedies for Acne

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Source:
naturalnews.com , acneeinstein.comncbi.nlm.nih.govncbi.nlm.nih.govaad.orgthehealthsite.com, mirror.co.uk

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