Home Remedies for Acne

Nasty Breakouts

Acne is the most common skin condition afflicting man, and thank goodness, there is no dearth of treatments available to remedy a nasty breakout. On the other hand, some people really don't like to use commercial or prescription medications, and pregnant women suffering from blemishes may have concerns about the effects of chemicals on their developing fetuses. That's when it's helpful to give natural and gentle home remedies a try. They worked for your grandparents; maybe they knew what they were doing. Here are some good bets to try at home:

*Drink H2O and eat your greens

The most crucial component of home acne treatment is drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water every day. Skin is composed in the main of water, but the elements can dry skin, leaving it vulnerable to bacteria and breakouts. Adding lots of fresh leafy green vegetables and fresh fruit to your diet will contribute to a significant improvement in your complexion, too.

*Tea Tree Oil

This multipurpose medicinal oil comes from an Australian tree called Melaleuca alternifoliais. The oil has antibacterial properties known as terpenes. Terpenes can kill or weaken the bacteria which can cause acne breakouts. Then the body's own natural antibodies can finish off any trace of bacteria left in the skin. Tea tree oil is known to have few side effects and is a gentle yet effective home cure.

*Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is a low water plant that contains a watery gel which has both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Aloe vera can be taken by mouth also, to cleanse the digestive tract of toxins which can cause skin inflammations and blemishes.

Effective Masks

*Kitchen cabinet treatments

Before bathing, make a mixture of fresh tomato pulp, honey, and rose water. Apply this mask to your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash as usual.

Another effective mask can be made by mixing fresh cream, lemon juice, and glycerin. Leave the mixture on for five minutes before washing.


Yoga aficionados swear by this form of Indian exercise as a means of obtaining overall health benefits and especially for clear skin that will be the envy of all your friends.


Mix any of the following with some jojoba oil and apply to blemishes with the aid of a cotton ball: tea tree oil, lavender oil, helichrysum, and ylang ylang. These are the essential oils know to cut short the growth of microbes and bacteria which can cause acne. These oils have antiseptic properties and can clear the pores, help smooth scars, and heal pimples, revealing new and more elastic skin. Jojoba is a non-greasy oil and therefore exfoliates and moisturizes skin without clogging pores. Aromatherapy is not a fast process, so don't expect immediate results.

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