22 Home Remedies for Acne That you Might Want to Try

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1. A healthy start

Always give a kicking start to your day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast. It will pack an encouraging energy punch to see your whole day. 

2. Dabble in water

The habit of drinking plenty of water can do wonders. Your body needs to get rid of all the waste material produced during metabolism. Water cleanses your body and takes away all the toxicity. Washing your face frequently refreshes your skin. It removes the dirt and doesnt let the pimple to pop out

3. Never skip a meal

Skipping meals can cause blood glucose to rise. This rise can lead to significant hormonal changes in the body including insulin and glucocorticoids. And then you end up having acne with this hormonal turbulence. But it doesn’t mean you’ve to stuff your plate with anything you get your hands on. Eat healthy, this is explained in detail in the subsequent chapter. 

4. Look before use

Now days the use of face wash and facial scrubs has increased. Excessive use of these chemical containing products can irritate the skin worsening acne. 

5. Get more sleep

Sleep relaxes your mind. It reduces the physiological stress. After having enough sleep, you feel fresh. Your freshness is always there on your skin. Moreover, sleep decrease the level of stress hormones. The role of stress hormones in the development of acne has been explained previously. 

6. Be gentle to sugar

A study published in the American journal of Nutrition found that people who consumed a diet less in sugar had fewer breakouts of acne. Certain food cause increased blood glucose. This can lead to hormonal changes and acne. So go easy on sugar rich products, sodas, bakery products and fast food. 

7. Grasp fresh air

Air containing oxygen is a blessing for your skin. Make it a habit to do regular exercise in fresh air. It improves your blood circulation. Hence it increases oxygen supply to skin, helping cell renewal. 

8. What touches your face

Avoid resting your hands and objects, such as pen, on your face. It can grime your face. Keep your hair off your face. Caps can also pose the problem, if you are sweating. Sweat, oil and dirt can cause acne. 

9. Cover the sun

When you are in sun, it dries out your skin and makes it burn. It can cause dehydration and provide more chances of clogged pores. Therefore make it a habit to wear sun protection whenever you are sun-kissed. 

10. Don’t pinch

Squeezing or pinching a pimple can cause scarring. If you press a pimple with contaminated hand, it produces blemishes. Don’t squeeze it. Let it settle down itself. 

11. Be Friends with Garlic

You may not like garlic when it comes to consuming, give thanks to garlic breath. But just before you discount it completely; let me tell you a fact. Garlic is one of those elements that have been valued for centuries for treating skin problems. Garlic is blessed with antibacterial and antifungal properties and it can cure inflammation too. To expel acne out of your face, you can use garlic. 

How to use: 
Take a clove of garlic and make thin slices of it. Rub the slices on your skin, particularly the problematic part. Make sure that juice of garlic is applied. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse. Take 6 cloves of garlic. Crush them completely and mix with a spoonful of honey and a dash of turmeric powder. Apply this paste directly onto acne with your fingers. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. You can feel the magic of garlic with regular use. 

12. Slam Apple Cider Vinegar on Face

Apple cider vinegar is a fireball when it comes to act as an acne remedy. It destroys the bacteria that may be causing all the trouble. It also balances the pH of your skin, making trouble for the bacteria to thrive. It is an astringent, like lemon juice and will help to dry up excess oil. Keeping that in mind, don’t overdo otherwise it will dry out your skin too much. 

How to use: 
Wash the face with water and pat dry. Use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts of water. Dip a cotton ball into vinegar and apply it directly to the blemishes. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes or overnight. Reapply several times a day. Use a moisturizer afterwards if you feel like the skin is getting dry. Make sure to use apple cider vinegar that is raw and unfiltered. It has the most ingredients. 

13. Squeeze the Lemon

You may have used lemon for multiple times in variety of foods. Now take another journey with this small but potent element of cure. Lemon juice is the most beneficial cure for acne scars. It helps to minimize the discoloration. Vitamin C content of lemon helps to keep the skin fresh and glowing. Lemon also contains antioxidants. These antioxidants help to keep the damaging free radicals away from skin. This makes lemon juice an effective remedy for pimples. 

How to use: 
Squeeze a freshly cut lemon. Dab a little of its juice directly on the affected area. You can apply it using a cotton ball. Leave it overnight and sleep with the thought of clear skin in the morning. Repeat this remedy daily. Regular use will amaze you. But remember that if you’ve a sensitive skin then never apply it directly to your skin. Dilute it with rose water and apply it then. 

14. Sprinkle the Baking soda

For baking lovers, baking soda must be there in their recipe card. But for acne sufferers, it must be on their face. This is an effective natural remedy for acne. Baking soda helps to reduce inflammation. It exfoliates and helps to remove dead skin cells. It does wonders to old scars or acne marks. 

How to use: 
Mix warm water with a few teaspoons of baking soda until it forms a paste. Apply the paste to the affected areas. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. It will get dry. Rub it for one minute, then rinse. This will remove dead skin and aid in cellular renewal. 

15. Grate Cucumber

Cucumber is a basic element of your salads. The water content of cucumber keeps you hydrated in sun peaked days. It also has variety of benefits for your skin. It is a natural astringent that cleanses the pores on your face. It does so by removing oil and dirt from the pores. 

How to use: 
You can use cucumber slices directly onto your face. It helps to soothe the skin. Take out juice of a cucumber. Apply this on the affected area using cotton ball. Leave it to dry for few minutes, and then rinse it off. To make the marks disappear, apply it every day. It gives your skin a fresh look. Use cucumber as facial mask. Make thin paste of it with half cup of yogurt and apply it. Leave it for 30 minutes then wipe it off. It moisturizes your skin. Everyday use of this mask will keeps you free from acne. You can also use cucumber juice by mixing it with equal quantity of rose water and coconut water. It will clear your skin with a glow. 

16. Play with Tomato

Tomato is a main ingredient of your recipes including steaks and salads. Now treat this part of your food as your make over. Tomato has vitamin A, C and K, and also lycopene. These essentials can be found in any acne treating creams. Tomatoes help keeping acne dry. 

How to use: 
Treat your face gently with a slice of fresh potato. Rub this slice on the affected area. You can also simply mash a tomato to pulp form. This pulp can be applied as facial mask. With regular application, you’ll see the difference. 

17. Mash the Potato 

Till now, you have used tomato for making fries and pudding. But now you will learn how to use it to enhance your beauty. Potato is rich in vitamin C and B. It also contains niacin. Vitamin C helps in collagen production, which helps to heal the damage of your skin. Vitamin B is responsible for regeneration of skin cells. Niacin helps to lighten the hyper pigmented areas. 

How to use: 
Take a potato from your pantry. Cut it into two halves. Rub one half on the problematic area. It will not only treat acne but also helps to lighten the skin. 

18. Beat the Yoghurt

You must love sweet yoghurt in the burning season of sun. Now put the can open for your acne. Yoghurt contains vitamins and minerals. These help to increase the immune system and nourish the skin. 

How to use: 
Use yoghurt as cleanser using cotton. You can apply it directly on the face. You can also use yoghurt with a pinch of turmeric. Apply the mixture and let it dry. Rinse with cold water and feel the wonders of yoghurt. 

19. Try the Oatmeal

Oatmeal is effective for the prevention of acne. It sucks the excess oil from the skin and helps to keep the skin oil free. This prevents the follicles to be clogged with oil. 

How to use: 
Mix the oatmeal with water. Make a thin paste of it. Apply this mask on your face and wait until it dries. Wipe it off and feel the difference. Regular use can keep the skin away from pimples. 

20. Whip up Whites

Egg whites are not only to make omelets and mayonnaise. But these make a great natural remedy when used as a facial mask. Egg whites lower the oil production. These also minimize acne by drawing impurities out of pores. 

How to use: 
To use it, separate the egg white from the yolk. Use a cotton ball to apply this egg white on your face. You can also use your fingers. After few minutes, it will start to tighten up your skin. Leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse it off and feel the difference afterwards. 

21. Flesh a Papaya

Papaya is an essential ingredient to be used as meat tenderizer. In addition to this, it is also used in a lot of beauty products in the market today. But there is no need to go out of your way to gain its benefits. Plain raw papaya is one of the most beneficial acne remedies. It removes dead skin cells and excess oil from the surface of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. It also helps to prevent the pus formation. 

How to use: 
Wach your face with pat dry and water. Mash up the flesh of the papaya until it is of a consistency that can be easily applied to your skin. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. 

22. Slip on a Banana

Bananas are healthy source of beauty boosting vitamin A, C and E. It moisturizes the skin by giving enough hydration to your skin. Their peels contain an extremely powerful antioxidant that reduces inflammation and encourages healthy cell growth. 

How to use: 
Try a shine reducing mask by mixing banana with lemon juice. Lemon juice will cut the oil out of pimples. Banana will help to prevent further production of excess oil. Mash a banana peel and make a paste of it. Rub it on your face in circular motion. When you feel it has covered your face, leave it for 15-30 minutes. Then rinse it off with warm water.