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Best home remedies to treat acne

Sulagna D
·3-min read
Smiling young woman having deep cleansing skincare procedure
Smiling young woman having deep cleansing skincare procedure

Acne has been around since ancient times and treated by many different cultures. People from far across the globe have used natural methods of treatment for their acne problems for centuries.

There are many practical, powerful home remedies for acne. And, many of these simple natural treatments are right in your kitchen. Here are seven acne home remedies that have had excellent results.

  • Lemon Juice And Gram Flour

Face mask for a natural glow
Gram flour and lemon juice

One of the most common and powerful home remedies for acne is lemon juice and gram flour.

  • Simply mix up two spoons of lemon juice and a tablespoon of gram flour in a bowl.

  • Apply the mixture to your face with a cotton ball.

  • Be sure to leave some of the lemon juice on your skin to preserve the citric acid.

  • Tea Tree Oil And Yoghurt

Home remedy
Tea tree oil and yogurt

Tea tree oil and yoghurt stand as a powerful treatment for acne, but you need to be very careful about how much tea tree oil you put on your skin.

  • Simply mix a few drops of rosewood oil with some yoghurt and apply it on your face. It works well without any side-effects.

  • Veggie-diet

Different multi-colored healthy fruits and vegetables isolated on white background.
Different multi-colored healthy fruits and vegetables isolated on white background.

Another home remedy for acne that you can do is eat more vegetables. That's right, vegetables! Vegetables help your body produce more anti-inflammatory hormones, helping to reduce acne. Just make sure you get enough Vitamin A and Zinc in your diet to get the best results.

  • Castor oil

Castor oil is poured into the bottle
Castor oil is poured into the bottle

Something that you can do to try and get rid of acne is to try using Castor oil.

  • Just apply a small amount to the affected area twice a day.

  • Do not use it too much, though. Just try using only a thin layer on the face each day, and stay acne-free!

  • Honey

Honey dipper and honeycomb on table
Honey dipper and honeycomb on table

Honey has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Honey has been proven to be very useful in curing acne. It also helps to reduce the severity of any scars you may have.

  • Mix two tablespoons of honey with a hot water cup and use the liquid as a facial mask once daily.

It will soothe your skin and refresh your complexion while simultaneously fighting the bacteria that causes acne.

  • Chamomile tea

cup of chamomile tea with chamomile flowers
cup of chamomile tea with chamomile flowers

Chamomile tea has been used for generations to treat all types of skin issues. It has natural properties that effectively prevent breakouts and maintain clear, healthy skin.

Chamomile can help to treat your acne naturally. It's also a great addition to green tea. The vitamins and antioxidants in green tea can help fight off infections and boost the immune system.

  • Mint

parsley, sage, thyme, mint and chives grow in a wooden self built raised bed on a terrace
parsley, sage, thyme, mint and chives grow in a wooden self built raised bed on a terrace

Mint has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. The mint's active ingredient is called methyl salicylate, which helps to unclog pores. The citric acid found in mint kills bacteria and fungus, known to cause acne.

How do you make a mint?

  • For better acne results, you should take a small amount in the morning (after your stomach), several times a day.

  • You can also apply a dab of the mint extract on affected areas. It's not advisable to let the mint extract stay on your face as it might dry and peel off.

These are just a few home remedies for acne that works great! If none of these home remedies for acne help you cure your acne, then perhaps you should consider consulting with a dermatologist. Keep up with the treatments, and you'll soon see results.