9 Best Home Remedies for Acne

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Best Home Remedies for Acne

Acne is a skin condition which erupts when there is excessive sebum build-up beneath skin pores and it gets infected by bacteria, it reoccurs again and again and is very frequent at young age during adolescent years. However in some individuals it does not occur at all even at young age while in some it keeps on occurring even at later age. Genetic factors and hormonal fluctuations are considered as primary causes of the problem. Presence of acne on skin is regarded aesthetically unpleasing and is a sign of poor care of skin, if pustules or pimples of acne grow deeper into skin or few blisters occur over a small part of skin these can leave permanent mark or scar after healing. Home remedies for acne prevent acne outbreaks and also heal the pimples quickly, these are also great ways to prevent formation of marks and scars on skin and keep skin smooth and supple.

Home Remedies for Acne


Apple cider vinegar provides one of the easiest home remedies for acne; this can prevent and heal pimples effectively. If undiluted apple cider vinegar is not harsh for your skin then dab a cotton ball in it and apply over face evenly, let it stay for 10 minutes and wash off. Repeat this remedy regularly once in a day twice or thrice during an outbreak and once during normal days. Otherwise, dilute by mixing one part of apple cider vinegar with 3 parts of warm water and apply over face with cotton ball. Both ways it works as one of the best home remedies for acne.

Mix one tablespoon of cinnamon powder with 2 tablespoons of honey to form a paste. Apply this paste over face and skin affected with acne, apply a thick coat over acne affected parts and let the paste stay for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Wash off with warm water later it works as one of the best home remedies for acne which is great for skin as well.

Mix one tablespoon each of yoghurt and honey and form a paste, wash your face with mild soap and pat the skin dry and apply the paste with help of a cotton ball. Apply one layer over entire face and let it dry, when it is dry, apply another layer till your mixture lasts. Let the mask stay for 20 minutes and later wash off with warm water. Repeat this remedy once in a day to gain smooth and acne free skin. This is one of the popular home remedies for acne.


Take two tablespoons of baking soda and add one tablespoon of cinnamon powder to it, mix them well and add 4 teaspoons of lemon juice and five tablespoons of honey. Form a paste by mixing all the ingredients. Apply this paste over face and let it stay for 5 minutes. Later wash off with warm water and repeat this remedy regularly till problem subsides. This is another one of the widely used home remedies for acne. You can keep the paste for next day in a refrigerator if it remains unutilized.

Take some Fuller’s Earth and add rose water and sandalwood powder so that you get a smooth paste. Apply this paste as a mask over face and neck and let it stay for 20 minutes. Later wash off with warm water and repeat the remedy till problem lasts. This too is one of the best home remedies for acne which also works well for removing excess oil from the skin.

Take an orange peel, you can take two if you need paste in higher quantity, keep it to dry in sun and when it is dry grind to form a powder. Add few drops of water to form a paste and apply the paste over skin. Let it stay for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water later. Repeat the remedy regularly for few weeks to cure the problem this is one of the oldest home remedies for acne.


Egg whites are also great home remedies for acne. Wash your face with mild soap and pat skin dry. Take egg whites of 2 to 3 eggs and whip till it starts foaming, let the lather settle down and dip a cotton ball and apply over face. Apply layer after layer but ensure that first one has dried before you apply another. When solution is finished, wait for 15 minutes and wash off with plain water.

Apply aloe vera gel over skin and coat two to three times over the affected parts. Get fresh aloe vera by scraping it from its leaves and apply, wash off after 15 minutes and repeat the remedy two to three times in a day. This is one of the best home remedies for acne.

Lemon slices provide other effective home remedies for acne, either apply lemon juice directly over affected parts or rub slice of lemon gently, let the juice stay for 10 minutes and do not go out in the sun while wearing lemon juice. Wash off after 15 minutes and repeat twice in a day till problem subsides.

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