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8 DIY Home Remedies for Acne ~ Treating your acne problems doesn't need to cost a furtune, try the DIY home remedies for great skin and save money at the same time.

DIY HOME REMEDIES FOR ACNE

Acne can be a real problem for a lot of people. It is embarrassing, and sometimes prevents you from doing thing or going places and has a big effect on one’s confidence.  I’ve been there from my early teens throughout highschool and even most of my adult life, I’ve had to deal with skin blemishes and pimples. I tried everything on the drugstore shelves trying to remedy the problem and spending a lot of money trying to make it go away. And, I’m guessing so have too if you are reading this post so I’ve come up with a list of DIY home remedies for acne.

Acne always show up at the worst time ever, or are a constant nuisance in your everyday life. What do you do? Run out to the drugstore and buy the latest and greatest new and expensive product right?

At home remedies work wonders on your skin, are all natural and won’t break your budget. Here are some DIY home remedies for acne that are gentle on wallet as well as your face.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an awesome acne remedy. It kills off the bacteria that may be causing acne in the first place. It also becomes alkaline, and balances the pH of your skin, which makes it harder for bacteria to thrive. It’s an astringent and will help dry up excess oil.

Ingredients:

Pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar

Fresh water

Directions

Wash your face with water and pat dry. Use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, dip a cotton ball into vinegar mix and apply it directly to the blemish. Leave on for at least 10 minutes, or overnight. Reapply several times a day, washing face thoroughly after each time. Use a moisturizer afterwards as well if you feel like your skin is getting dry.

Cinnamon and Honey Mask

Honey and cinnamon make a great combo when it comes to acne. Cinnamon kills bacteria and helps to stop it from getting out of hand. Honey is a natural antibiotic, and helps trap and remove bacteria from your skin.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of honey

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions

Wash your face and pat dry. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together until they have formed paste. Apply the mask to your face, leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off completely, and pat your face dry. You can also use to spot treat problem areas.

Egg Whites

Egg whites a great and affordable way to help reduce acne and fade scars left by blemishes. Egg whites are full of proteins and vitamins that help to combat acne, and rebuild your skin cells. They also soak up excess oil, which means cleaner skin and less stuff for bacteria to feed on. Make sure to use a good moisturizer afterwards this can dry your skin out a bit.

Ingredients:

2 to 3 egg whites

Bowl and washcloth

Directions

Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Separate the 2 to 3 whites from the yolks. Whisk the whites until they are frothy, and let them sit for a few minutes. Cover your face with the mixture focusing on problem spots. Wait for the first layer to dry and apply another layer or two.  Let the mask sit and dry for about 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water and pat dry.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a great because of it’s antibacterial properties.  But why would you use oil on your acne when oil is usually the culprit for clogging the pores and making you break out. Tea tree oil isn’t like the oil your skin naturally produces. It is more like a solvent that cuts through the extra sebum and dead skin cells, and unblocks the pores. Its antibacterial properties also kill off the acne causing bacteria, and prevent further outbreaks.

Ingredients:

 Tea tree oil

Cotton balls or Q-tips

Directions

Wash your face with water and pat dry. Dilute tea tree oil by mixing 1 part oil to 9 parts water. Dip a Q-tip or cotton swab in mixture, and apply to problem areas. If you decide you want a stronger dilution after a while, you can slowly start to increase the strength, Use each new mixture for at least a week before making it stronger. Do not apply to skin undiluted.

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Banana Peel Mask

Banana peels contain lutein, a powerful antioxidant that reduces swelling and inflammation, and encourages healthy cell growth. Rubbing a banana peel on your face can reduce the redness and discomfort of acne. You will need…

Ingredients:

1 banana peel

Directions

Peel your banana and eat it they’re good for you. Take the peel, and rub in a circular motion all over your face. Cover your entire face, let it sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice helps to get rid of breakouts for a number of reasons. It is rich in vitamin C, which is good for all types of skin, and it’s a citric acid, so it helps  to exfoliate your skin. Lemon juice is also a great astringent. An astringent will dry out the blemish and helps reduce redness. Rinse off any lemon juice before going out in the sun, as it may make you more sensitive to it.

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Q-tips or cotton balls

Yogurt (optional)

Directions

Rinse face gently with water and pat dry. Dab a cotton ball or Q-tip in lemon juice and apply to pimple. If it stings, try mixing it first with a bit of yogurt.

Oatmeal boost

Oatmeal can power you up from the inside out and the outside in. If you soak/cook your oats and use them in mask, they can reduce the inflammation and unsightly redness that accompanies breakouts. Add some honey to your mask and you will have a great acne remedy. Oatmeal will not cure your acne; however, it will reduce the blatant, painful, appearance of the breakouts.

Ingredients:

1 serving of oatmeal (steel-cut works best)

Water

2 tablespoons of  raw honey

Directions

Whip up a batch of oatmeal as usual. Add two tablespoons of honey to your still hot oatmeal. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Keep in mind it retains quite a bit of heat. Make sure it’s a comfortable temperature before applying it to your skin. The last thing you need is to burn your skin.  Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. When it has set, rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

Sugar Scrub

Sugar helps get rid of the excess skin cells clogging up your pores by acting as gentle exfoliator. Mix it up with honey, olive oil, or just plain water, and you have a sweet scrub to help rid you of your acne woes.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup of white sugar

1 ½ cup of brown sugar

2 to 3 tablespoons of  sea salt

1 1/2 cup of  extra virgin olive oil

4 to 5 tablespoon of  pure vanilla extract

Directions

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl mixing it well.  Pour in the extra virgin olive oil and pure vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Keep contents in an airtight container. Wash you face and pat dry, scoop your sugar scrub and apply all over your face and scrub in small circular motion to exfoliate your skin. Rinse off the sugar scrub thoroughly and pat dry

Final words

I love these home remedies for acne because they are all natural and so much less expensive than what you get from your local drugstore. Try out one recipe for at least a few weeks to see the full effects. There is no miracle recipe that will clear up your skin overnight. Find a regime that works for you and stick with it, wash your face religiously twice a day and you will have great looking skin.

Please leave a comment if you have a great at home remedy for acne.

8 DIY Home Remedies for Acne ~ Treating your acne problems doesn't need to cost a furtune, try the DIY home remedies for great skin and save money at the same time.

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5 comments on “DIY 8 Home Remedies For Acne”

  1. This is just an great website u have. I think I’ll visit your website again when you publish more of this kind of information. Many thanks for publishing this info.

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for sharing these helpful tips and remedies on how to naturally treat acne! Just want to add another remedy that worked well for me:

    Before bedtime, on your face apply a cotton towel, soaked in water in which lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), soapwort (SaponariaOfficinalis),and black elder (Sambucusnigra) was boiled – in equal portions.

    I’ve been doing the procedure every 2nd day during the course of at least 1 week (or more if needed). Works wonders, and can happily say that my acne outbreaks are under control now!

    Thanks again for putting this extensive article together and publishing it!

    Cheers

    Nicole
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