Homemade Natural Acne Treatment Options
Using a homemade natural acne treatment can be a cheap, holistic, and effective method for healing breakouts. Here are the top home remedies for curing acne, grouped by product types…
Homemade Natural Acne Treatment Exfoliators
Papaya skins contain papain, which can be a powerful exfoliator. Use the insides of the skins to rub on your face. Rinse with clean water and pat dry.
Oatmeal Facial Scrub
Mix together 4 tablespoons of oatmeal with enough water to make a thick paste and use as a gentle facial scrub. Rinse with clean, cool water and pat dry. This is great for blackheads. The oatmeal will help absorb the excess oil and toxins from your skin.
Strawberry and Apricot Scrub
Mash together 6 large strawberries and 2 apricots. Apply to the skin for 10 minutes. Using small circular motions with your fingertips, let the strawberry seeds gently exfoliate your skin. Rinse with clean, cool water and pat dry.
Homemade Natural Acne Treatment Facial Masks
Baking Soda Mask
This is a very easy and cheap homemade natural acne treatment and it can work wonders if your skin likes it (but for those with sensitive skin, it may be too harsh). All you need are two ingredients: baking soda (NOT baking powder) and water. Mix the baking soda with water to make a somewhat thick paste, and apply it to your face. Leave it on for about 5 minutes or so and then rinse it off.
Egg White Mask
Using egg whites as a mask seems to be a very successful method for people who try it. Separate the egg whites from the egg and apply as a mask, and leave it on overnight. This mask will tone, heal, and tighten your skin. Of course if you’re allergic to eggs then avoid this one.
Try to use raw and organic honey if you can as it has more nutrients and enzymes, but it is also more expensive. Honey is a natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic and also acts as a moisturizer. Apply a layer of honey to your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse carefully afterwards with warm water and pat dry. If you can specifically find manuka honey, this is renowned for its cleansing properties.
Take a ripe tomato and peel it. Mash the rest into a pulp. Apply the pulp on your face and leave it on for about an hour before rinsing it off. This can be an effective, yet affordable, homemade natural acne treatment.
Cucumber has been known to help treat acne and soothe the skin. Grind a fresh cucumber into a paste and apply it over the acne-affected area. Leave it on the skin for 45 minutes and rinse it off completely.
Clay and Tea Tree Mask
Mix together some clay (bentonite, green, kaolin, and rhassoul are all great for the skin) with enough water to make a thick consistency and add 4-5 drops of tea tree oil. Apply to the skin, avoiding the eye area, and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with clean warm water and pat dry.
Homemade Natural Acne Treatment Toners
Lemon and Rosewater
Mix the juice of a fresh lemon with equal amount of rosewater. Apply it on your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes before washing. It will help kill acne bacteria and fade blemishes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is a remedy that is extremely popular among acne sufferers. It is especially beneficial for people with blackhead problems, as apple cider vinegar acts as an astringent. It evens out skin tone and reduces pore size. It is essential that you use pure (Not processed) apple cider vinegar. Simply dilute it with a little water (to cut down on the smell and potency) and apply to the affected area and allow to dry. Apple cider vinegar can also be consumed either by the glass or in food.
Homemade Natural Acne Spot Treatments
Apply ice to the acne before bed and by the morning the inflammation should be reduced. Ideally apply it indirectly (as direct contact may be irritating). This treatment will reduce swelling and redness.
This common household item is a pretty classic home remedy acne treatment. Apply the toothpaste on your acne before bed and leave it on overnight. The menthol in the toothpaste will dry out the pimple and reduce the redness.
It’s tough to say which of these is the best homemade natural acne treatment, as everyone’s skin is different. The best thing you can do is try a few of them out, since most are pretty inexpensive, and find out what works for you.
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