50 Home Remedies for Acne
Hi, Recently I took an interview of Jonette Keri MD, PhD, assistant
professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of
Medicine and chief of dermatology at the Miami VA Medical Center. In my discussion with him, he explained best of the acne treatments and many other skin related issues. I felt that most interesting part of the interview is his list of 50 Natural Home remedies for acne.
1) Fresh Grapes cleanses your skin purely
Grapes do make a wonderful cleaning to your skin as it is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants. It fights with the pollutants and other aging factors to keep your skin young and lively. All you need to do is to take some couple of fresh grapes and squeeze the flesh of grapes to massage on your face. Massage your face smoothly with the grape pulp for few minutes and allow it to dry for 20 minutes. Now wash your face with cold water to enjoy the glow of beautiful skin.
2) Take Baking Soda from your kitchen to enjoy its best effects
It will be surprising to know that even baking soda can make your skin pimple-free. Add few drops of water to baking soda and mix into fine thick paste. Apply it all over the face or just on the pimples and leave it until it makes a dry pat. Now it’s time to wash your face with lukewarm water.
3) Oatmeal Powder gives ultimate results
Oatmeal powder can do wonders to your pimple skin. Take some oatmeal powder and add lemon juice, turmeric, honey, and curd to it. Crush some green tea leaves in it and make a paste. Apply the mixed paste evenly on your face and make it dry for 30 minutes. Wash your face with clean water and you will be surprised to see rejuvenated skin.
4) Egg white is a gorgeous trick
Separate egg white from the broken egg and apply it on your face. It’s better to apply it during night times to get more effective results. If you are comfortable with its slight smell then you can leave it for whole night. Once you wash off this, you will see stunning results.
Do apply this tip only if you are allergic-free to eggs.
5) Turmeric is an outstanding traditional ingredient in every mix
Turmeric is one such wonderful ingredient which stops the excess melanin production in skin. It is anti-bacterial and suits perfectly for all types of skin. Whether it is lemon facial pack or honey facial pack or any other homemade facial pack, you can undoubtedly mix turmeric to that facial pack to get more results. Curd, milk, honey, lemon, oatmeal, and many other ingredients works best with the proper mix of turmeric.
6) Lemon slices and lemon juice
Your skin must be enough tough to apply this lemon pack. Sensitive skins are not so good for lemon packs. Take a lemon slice and massage your face with it. This massage lightens the dark pimple marks, tightens the pores and reduces excess oil production in the skin. All this is done due to the wonderful bleaching property of citric acid in the lemon. If you are with sensitive skin then you can go with diluted lemon juice and make sure that you apply this for only few minutes. A difference in complexion and pimples will be greatly noticed by you at the end of frequent massages.
7) Carrot mask lessens pigmentation and brightens your skin complexion
Carrot mask is absolutely rich in powerful antioxidants as it is filled with Carotenoids, essential oils, and many other vitamins that are extremely helpful for your skin condition. Regular intake of carrot juice will definitely improve your skin condition by reducing skin pigmentation and supplying enough nutrients like potassium, calcium to the skin.
8) Tomato pulp is an exclusive item for clearing out acne
Ripe tomatoes are exclusive thing to treat acne. The pulp of ripe tomatoes does best in absorbing the excess oil production and also in clearing out acne to the maximum. A proper mix of cucumber juice to the pulp of tomatoes will do well as a toner to your skin. This mix can unclog the pores and prevents formation of bacteria avoiding acne.
9) Cucumber is very best soothing agent for pimples
Cucumber makes an efficient choice for every skin type. Facial masks containing cucumber deeply soothes the skin and gives a fresh and acne-free look to your face. For instance, try this simple cucumber facial mask to have wonderful results. Take equal quantities of cucumber pulp, oatmeal powder and yogurt and mix it well to get fine paste. Apply the paste evenly on your face and wash off with cold water after 30 minutes.
10) Toothpaste will be a better option to enjoy quicker results
Do you set aside toothpaste for just mouth washing? Do you think that there are no alternative uses of toothpaste? If you think so, you are completely wrong. Toothpaste works ultimate in treating acne instantly. Just put toothpaste on the pimples in the night and go to sleep. If you repeat it regularly, you can witness the impressive results just within 2 or 3 days.
11) Clay mask that disappears your acne
A good cosmetic clay mix will employ all the best actions to your skin and disappears you acne instantly. It is very simple to make clay face mask as you need to mix just a spoon of clay with the water. Now, make sure that you put this paste on the affected area of your face and leave it until it dries completely. Once it is dried out totally, rinse it with cold water and you will be really stunning to watch clear beautiful skin on your face.
12) Drops of tea tree oil will treat your acne amazingly
Essential oils always make ethnic wonders to your skin. A few drops of tea tree essential oil if rubbed on blemishes will give you amazing results.
13) Potato is natural bleach to your skin
Potatoes do contain natural bleaching properties which makes your blemishes minimized and whitened. Apply potato paste or juice to the blemishes or all over face and let it dry for 10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and see the improvisation in your skin complexion. The starch and vitamin C in potatoes are responsible for this wonderful effect.
14) Sandalwood Powder gives you exclusive results in treating acne
Make sure the sandalwood powder that you are using in this tip is pure. Take the ingredients of tomato juice, lemon juice and cucumber pulp and then add them to sandalwood powder to make a beautiful paste with nice aroma. Make your face complexion even and whiten by applying this paste regularly.
15) Apple- a fruit that minimizes your pimples and makes your skin better healthier
A fruity paste of grated apple and pure honey will show stunning effects on your pimples. It makes you feel extremely refreshed and acne-free. Make sure that you repeat this remedy for couple of times to see results. You can directly apply on the pimples or can also apply for whole face.
16) Aspirin takes away your dark little tiny spots
Aspirin is one hit product that takes away your pimples long way. Honey is a wonderful combination for aspirin making a hit mix that removes pimples.
17) Green tea ice cubes showing hit results in acne home treatment
Green tea ice cubes if rubbed on your face will reduce swelling of your face and gives complete soothing to your skin. As green tea has strong astringent properties, it clears your skin with best actions. Make sure that you do this twice or thrice a day to achieve best results.
18) Strawberries play a smart role in removing your tiny zits
If you are depressed with acne on your face then you are in great need of strawberries. No matter about the count of pimples on your face, either it is couple or of tens, it causes equal pain and depression to the person affected. For such, strawberries act as excellent zit zappers. Take a slice of strawberry and rub it gently on the pimples for few minutes. Allow it to dry for half-an-hour and then wash off neatly.
19) Spicy and smelly garlic works efficiently in curing pimples
Garlic is a pretty option for clearing your acne wonderfully. Apply the garlic mush on your acne and leave it for more than 20 minutes. Though it gives your irritating sensation for few seconds, it burns your pimples and clears away your skin. A couple of garlic cloves are enough for a beautiful pimple-free skin.
20) Fresh mint leaves offer pimple-free skin to you
Take few fresh leaves of mint and squeeze juice by rubbing them. Now, apply the squeezed juice on the acne and leave on for 10 minutes. Do it in regular intervals of time to get appreciative results.
21) Rosewater clicks best for clearing out blemishes
Rosewater is showing good results for skin care treatments from the ancient days. It holds beautiful fragrance and refreshes your skin in all ways when applied. To come out of pimples or acne, add few drops of lemon juice to 2 tsp of rosewater and apply it evenly on the acne affected. While lemon juice acts as best astringent, rosewater will be working as a calmative which repairs your skin from inside.
22) Lack large pimples with honey Band-Aid
This is one simple remedy which can be done in few seconds. Take some honey and put it on large pimples and then cover it with a clean Band-Aid. Do this activity at night before going to bed and leave it till the morning. Get prepared to enjoy stunning results after removing band-aid. Wash your face neatly and start your day confidently with a glowing face.
23) Ever-natural Aloe Vera brings charm to your face by eliminating pimples
Natural ingredients always come with effective results and zero side-effects. Aloe Vera is one such wonderful natural herb that brings out charming results in acne treatment. Aloe Vera plant has become a common plant in every house as it has many medical values and uses. It best works in treating pimples when the gel of it is applied on them. Aloe Vera gels and other products are available in the market.
24) Neem with tons of medical values
Neem Tree is one wonderful tree with tons of medicated values. The neem products like neem oil and neem powder just do critical magic’s in acne treatments. If you have chosen neem oil, take few drops and apply it on the acne directly. If the case is with neem powder, mix it with enough water to get a smooth thick paste. Now, apply this thick paste on the pimples and leave it over-night. Wash off in the morning and then see the amazing charm in your face.
25) Green tea- Basket full of antioxidants
Antioxidants are great source to prevent aging factors. Green tea is an ultimate source that pours enough antioxidants for your body. These antioxidants fight acne causing bacteria and many other factors that cause wrinkles and pre-aging. Intake of green tea for 4 to 5 cups per day is very good for health and also for your skin. If at all you want to make facial mask, you can mix up the home facial ingredients with green tea powder.
26) Groundnut Oil with a mix of fresh lime
As acne is not the problem of recent days, there are many home remedies that are followed from the ancient times. A mix of groundnut oil and lime juice is been dedicated to treat acne efficiently. Just apply this mix on your acne and blackheads, you will get effective results in no time.
27) Raw milk with an extravagant mix of nutmugs
Acne is now washing away with a fine mix of raw milk and few crushed nutmugs (jaiphal). You are just supposed to have this paste on affected area of your face and wash it neatly after 2 hours.
28) Fresh mint leaves work as magical ingredient
Mint leaves give you wonderful effects in treating your acne and scars. Take few fresh leaves of mint and squeeze juice from them. Apply this juice on your pimples and scars and go to bed. You can wash it off in the morning with cold water.
29) Fenugreek leaves paste can wash away your pimples
Make a fine thick paste of fenugreek leaves and apply it on your face for 20 minutes. Make sure that you do this every night until you see the appreciable result in your face.
30) A hit combination of Cinnamon powder and honey
Honey and cinnamon powder makes a wonderful combination in treating pimples. Take some cinnamon powder and mix it with enough honey to do a paste. Apply this in the night and rinse off in the morning with fresh water.
31) Papaya pulp and juice is best for your skin
Take fresh juice of raw papaya and apply it on the pimples swelled. This juice reduces the swelling of pimples and prevents the formation of bacteria.
32) Fresh mix of turmeric with coriander juice
It’s time to collect some fresh coriander leaves to make some beautiful coriander juice. Then mix it properly with enough turmeric and then paste it on the pimply areas. Do this regularly to have effective results in curing acne.
33) Pomegranate fruit extracts is an excellent remedy
Pomegranate extracts are very popular in treating acne effectively. Roast the pomegranate peels and crush it in to powder. Now, turn it into paste by adding few drops of lime juice. This paste definitely turns into one of the best and effective natural remedy for pimples.
34) Black gram (dal) with a proper mix of sandalwood
Powder the black gram dal and mix in proper proportions with sandal wood powder. Now put this paste on your face in the night and clean it in the morning. Never forget to clean it with cold water.
35) Ice-Ice-Ice – Treats acne and acne scars too
Ice is a beautiful and most available ingredient for everyone. Take some ice cubes form your refrigerator and rub them on your face gently. Do this in the night time to lessen the burning and inflammations on your face. This also reduces your acne scars.
36. Beautiful mix of honey, lemon juice, and kosher salt
This is the tricky tip which should be made in proper proportions and in proper time. Honey should be in double proportion of kosher salt and some little amount of lemon juice makes it into a complete paste. This paste makes a wonderful scrub and works best as the ingredient which exfoliates and sterilizes the skin.
37. Regular intake of Lemon water
Lemon water and green tea can really do wonders to your skin in preventing and treating acne. Add some lemon juice to the water and have it every day in the early morning. This works best as a blood purifier and balances the ph value in your blood. This function in your body works in curing acne.
38) Green tea – flushes out the toxins
Having green tea daily is an excellent remedy to cure acne effectively. As green tea is an excellent source for anti-oxidants, it clears all the toxins that are present in your body and helps you in clearing acne too.
39) Khajoor (date) seed in combination with vinegar
The seeds of Khajoor do well in treating acne. This performs best when these seeds are rubbed in vinegar drops and the paste obtained applied on the pimples. It is advised to apply this paste in the night times and let it dry for all the night time.
40) Paste of Cumin (jira) seeds also relives you from acne
Cumin seeds must be crushed into fine powder and should be mixed with water to form a smooth paste. When this paste applied on the acne reacts excellently in treating acne. This activity definitely offers relief to the acne sufferers.
41) Saffron with excellent combinational ingredients like red sandalwood
This combinational ingredients paste soothes the skin to the ultimate and gives your skin a lovely clear look. First collect the ingredients such as basil, turmeric, saffron, milk and red sandalwood and mix them well to make a proper fine paste. It is better to use this paste thrice a day.
42) Indian gooseberry with water
It is highly suggested to take 1 spoon of gooseberry fruit powder daily. It is better to take twice a day to have better effects.
43) Tomato with curd and turmeric
Cut tomato into two pieces and squeeze juice from it. Now, add some curd and turmeric to the tomato juice and apply all over the face. Make it dry for 20 minutes and wash with cold water. Lemon juice is also advisable in this mix.
44) Cabbage water clears acne scars
Boil cabbage leaves in water for 20 minutes and collect the remaining water in a bowl. Make it cool and then wash your face with that cabbage boiled water. It clears out acne and the scars too.
45) Rice flour with water or milk
Rice flour also clears dirt from your skin pores and gives you a bright clear look. Add some water or milk to the rice flour and make a paste. Apply this flour paste all over the face and allow it to dry for more than 30 minutes. After that, wash your face with lukewarm water and then give a final wash with cold water.
46) Fresh pineapple pulp and puree
Every fruit goes excellently in adding shine to your skin. It offers you the glowing and clear skin. Pineapple puree is one such ingredient which is giving top results in clearing all acne marks from your skin. Take some fresh puree of pineapple fruit and apply it all over the face as mask. After it becomes dry, make sure that you rinse off with cold water.
47) Squeeze juice from cucumber and enjoy its wonders
Dark acne spots and dark circles can be easily lightened by applying fresh cucumber juice. Squeeze fresh juice and apply it on the face with a cotton ball or light cotton cloth. Make it dry for 20 minutes and wash off. Do this repeatedly to achieve stunning results.
48) Carrot pulp with pure honey and lemon
Carrot is rich in vitamin A and all the anti-oxidants that help in giving a healthy look to your skin. Take some fresh carrot paste and mix it with little amounts of honey and lemon juice. Mix it well for 5 minutes and then massage your face with this paste. Do this for 10 minutes and wash it after 30 minutes. Apple can also be replaced with carrot.
49) Olive oil- a stunning product that makes your skin stunning
Intake of olive oil is too good for your skin. Massaging your skin with this oil is also a better option that works in lessening marks. Make sure that you follow this trick in lessening your acne marks only.
50) Pure lemon juice and Honey
Now you don’t require any other tricky products as you can do wonders with just simple products such as lemon and pure honey. Take these two ingredients in equal proportions and apply it on the face. Wash off with cold water. You can get appreciable results if it is done in regular intervals of time.