10 Best Home Remedies to Treat Acne, Pimples, Oily Skin, Blackheads, Whiteheads, Etc.

Last Updated: April 26, 2019
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Acne is one of the most common skin problems of people around the world. Average 85% people face this bad skin problem at least once in their life. The breakout happens not only on the face but also at the back, chest and even arms.

The points you will find here

  1. Wash Your Acne Spot Properly
  2. Green Tea
  3. Honey for Oily Skin
  4. Mint Mixture
  5. Natural Aloe Gel
  6. Lemon Juice
  7. Papaya Paste
  8. Egg White Acne Mask
  9. Apple Cider Vinegar
  10. Ice to Soothe the Skin

It has observed that patients with acne, dry spot, and pesky pimples suffer from poor body image, low self-esteem and experience social isolation and constriction of activities. They also suffer from anxiety, anger, depression, and frustration. But, they should not as it is natural, happens to everyone.

This can be cured as well. Acne causes due to the increased hormone, sleep deprivation, excessive stress, unhealthy eating habits, hectic lifestyles, etc.

In the modern days, dermatologists offer some good treatments for acne. These treatments are usually expensive and often have undesirable side effects like dryness, redness, and irritation.

Get acne treated easily at your home using some natural treatments that are safe and much effective

This topic apprises you the top 10 surprising yet easy, organic and safe home remedies to treat pimples without having side effects.

1. Wash Your Acne Spot Properly

Washing your acne spot with light warm water helps to remove bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and dead skin cells.

How to do this:

Heat a glass of clean water and make it light warm. Wash the bad skin area twice a day for a cleaner, healthier and younger looking skin. It opens up the pores and cleanses it. Later, never forget to close the pores with splashing cold water.

2. Green Tea

Green tea contains antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds that can help fight acne effectively. It is rich in catechins, which help destroy acne-causing bacteria. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the redness and inflammation that is caused by acne.

Ingredients:

  • Green tea bag
  • Water

How to use:

Heat the water, seep into the tea bags. Cool the tea and use it as a face wash or lay a wet used tea bag over the affected area for 5 minutes and practice this twice a day. You will be surprised.

[ Read Also: 10 Best Face Moisturizing Creams for Acne Skin ]

3. Honey for Oily Skin

Honey (on Amazon) has high antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties can help improve acne. It is very useful for making a soothing skin. It also fights dryness. So, great for dry skin.

How to use:

Take a teaspoon of some good raw organic honey and gently rub it on the affected area. Let it rest for half an hour or so. Later wash off with cool water.

Or make a mask by mixing honey with oatmeal and leave it on the spot for 15 to 20 minutes. Scrub off if you may.

Note: Make sure to use natural, raw, unheated honey to get a better result. Processed honey doesn’t have antibacterial properties and may cause irritation for your skin.

4. Mint Mixture

Mint has anti-acne properties which dry up acne and cleans up pores. It helps to remove pore-clogging oil. It can remove black shed of skin instantly. The mint has an extremely cooling refreshed feeling and is great for oily skin.

Ingredients:

  • Lots of mint leaves
  • 2Tbsps plain yogurt
  • 2Tbsps oatmeal

How to make and use:

Prepare a mixture of 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint with yogurt and oatmeal (a blender can be used to pulverize the oatmeal to powder). Put the mixture on your face for 20 minutes, and then rinse off with water.

5. Natural Aloe Gel

You can also buy aloe gel from the store if you do not have access to fresh aloe leaves. (wanna check Amazon)

Aloe gel contains burn-relieving properties, can promote healing, fight infection, inflammation, and even reduce scarring. It also contains salicylic acid and sulfur, which are used extensively in the treatment of acne. In addition, it is a super powerful anti-aging agent.

How to use:

Get the gel out from an aloe plant with a spoon, and apply to acne spot. You can also use it in your acne breakout areas, leave the aloe on overnight, and wash it off in the morning to reduce redness and irritation.

[ Read Also: 10 Best Products to Remove Acne from the Body and Back ]

6. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice works as an exfoliant, skin lightener, and natural disinfectant, which will kill bacteria that cause acne. It can also stimulate blood circulation to the skin, which brings essential nutrients from the body to fight acne and for glowing skin. It can clean out dirt that has accumulated in the pores and hardens the sebum.

How to use:

Wash your face first. Apply the lemon juice on a clean face with a cotton ball or cotton swab, keep like that for 30 minutes then rinse with cool water.

Note: Keep it in mind to remove the juice before going into the sun, as this can have a bleaching effect on your skin. It can burn sensitive skin as well. Dilute some.

7. Papaya Paste

Papaya contains papain and chymopapain. It has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. They exfoliate to unclog pores, provide the proteins skin needs to fight the formation of acne. It also contains vitamin B and C, which strengthen the immune system and reduce the production of excess oil. It is anti-inflammatory, so it reduces redness, swelling, and the formation of pores breakouts.

How to use: Make pest with ripe papaya and apply to your skin and keep on 20 to 30 minutes or until dry.

8. Egg White Acne Mask

Egg white is a great home remedy for getting rid of acne. It helps to clean the skin by removing dirt and debris out of the pores and soaking up excess oil, which causes acne. Thus, making the skin smooth and soothe.

How to make and use:

Get the egg white separate from the yolk. Then, you can apply the egg white on your skin with the help of a cotton swab, cotton ball, or simply your fingers. Your skin will glow and begin to tighten. Keep the egg white mixture on your skin for up to an hour for best results.

Note: Do not use warm water to clean egg white off.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar

Alpha hydroxy acid of apple cider vinegar (on Amazon) removes dead skin and reveals healthy and vibrant new skin. The succinic acid of apple cider vinegar has been shown to suppress inflammation. Also, lactic acid has been shown to improve the appearance of acne scars.

How to use:

You can soak a cotton pad or cotton cloth in diluted apple cider vinegar and dab on your skin. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Your skin will glow and begin to tighten.

Note: apple cider vinegar is originally found diluted in the market yet it is very strong. Dilute some more according to your skin’s standability.

10. Ice to Soothe the Skin

Ice freezer staple helps tame an unruly acne. Take an ice cube and apply a little cold on the blemish spot which can reduce swelling and inflammation as well as redness. Ice is a vasoconstrictor and will, therefore, decrease blood supply and inflammation in a pimple.

How to use: Press it on the skin for a few minutes as ice can burn your skin if left on spot for too long.

Goodbye Acne

These are very simple and easy organic remedies can solve your acne problem to some extent. For best results, you must live a healthy lifestyle. If these remedies are not enough to solve your breakouts, you should consult a doctor asap.

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