22 Home Remedies for Acne & Pesky Pimples

22 Home Remedies for Acne & Pesky Pimples - Home remedies for acne are a good way to get rid of it, or at least hold it at bay. They make you step back and really figure out what’s going on with your skin, and how to work with it. Chances are, your skin will repay you in kind for not simply ravaging it with strange chemicals-and your wallet will probably thank you too.
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Your skin is your friend. You like your skin. Your skin likes you. It protects you from the elements and literally keeps you together. You in turn do your best to protect it from any kind of damage.

 

Then, one day, acne rears its ugly head, and you suddenly hate your skin. What do you do then? Turn to harsh chemicals, and expensive scrubs?

 

That’s a fine way to thank a friend who’s been there for you since day one.

 

Your epidermis isn’t at fault here-it can’t help that your hormones are causing all that extra sebum to clog up your pores, or the fact that bacteria is running rampant.

 

If your skin could talk it would say something along the lines of “patience, grasshopper. Treat me right and I shall repay you in kind.”

 

That’s just a guess, anyways. The point is, natural acne remedies are a good way to get rid of it, or at least hold it at bay.

 

They make you step back and really figure out what’s going on with your skin, and how to work with it.

 

Chances are, your skin will repay you in kind for not simply ravaging it with strange chemicals-and your wallet will probably thank you too.

 

Home Remedies for Acne & Pesky Pimples

 

  1. Apply some apple cider vinegar

 

Apple cider vinegar is a powerhouse when it comes to acting as an acne remedy.

 

Why? It kills off the bacteria that may be causing all the trouble in the first place. It also becomes alkaline, and balances the pH of your skin, which in turn makes it harder for bacteria to thrive.

 

To top it off it’s an astringent, like lemon juice, and will help dry up excess oil.

 

Keeping that in mind, don’t overdo and dry out your skin too much. This could cause the sebaceous glands overproduce to compensate, therefore triggering an outbreak.

 

You will need…
-Pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar
-Fresh water

 

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Using a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, dip a cotton ball into vinegar 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.

 

Make sure to use a moisturizer afterwards as well if you feel like your skin is getting dry.

 

  1. Make a cinnamon and honey mask

 

Honey is sticky, and cinnamon is spicy, and it seems like they’re both things you’d want to avoid getting near your skin. Surprisingly, while it may sound strange, honey and cinnamon make a (literally) killer combo when it comes to acne.

 

Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties, so it can help stop bacteria from getting out of hand. If it does, the honey is a natural anti-biotic, ready and waiting to wipe the little buggers out.

 

You will need… 
-2 tablespoons of honey
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
– paper towels

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together until they are thoroughly blended and have formed a sort of paste.

 

Apply the mask to your face (or spot treat) and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off completely, and pat your face dry. This is a sticky mixture, so make sure you have some paper towels at on hand.

 

Click HERE for more acne mask recipes

 

  1. The land of milk and honey (or yogurt)

 

While there is quite a bit of hub bub around dairy products causing acne, applied topically it seems that milk can improve your outbreaks and skin tone.

 

The reason it is suggested that milk would cause acne is because of the extra hormones in it-but unless it’s ingested, this doesn’t really do much.

 

For the most part, it just soothes the irritated skin, and helps tone down the redness. Cleopatra swore on the milk baths she took, and well, she was Cleopatra.

 

You could also use yogurt. The acids in it are antibacterial while the fat provides moisture, making it quite nourishing for skin.

 

You will need…
– 1 tablespoon plain low-fat or full-fat yogurt or milk, anything but skim
– 1 tablespoon of natural, raw, honey

 

Directions
Let yogurt or milk come to room temperature (or close to) so you don’t get a chilly shock when you put it on your skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of milk or yogurt thoroughly with 1 tablespoon of honey.

 

You can apply the mixture with a cotton pad, but scooping it up and patting it on works just fine as well. Let each layer dry before adding a new one, until the mask is the thickness you want.

 

Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Wash your mask off and use a washcloth to gently scrub in a circular motion, getting rid of loosened dead skin. Once you’re finished, moisturize as usual.

 

  1. Whip up some ‘whites

 

Egg whites are an easy and affordable way to help reduce acne and fade scars left by unfortunate blemishes.

 

The reason people have found egg whites to be helpful for their skin is because they’re chock full of proteins and vitamins that both combat acne, and help to rebuild your skin cells.

 

Egg whites also soak up excess oil, which means excess sebum, (exactly what you were thinking right?) which means less stuff for bacteria to feed on.

 

Hooray! Just make sure to use a good moisturizer afterwards, as they can dry your skin out a bit.

 

You will need…
-2 to 3 egg whites, separated from yolks
-Bowl
-Washcloth

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Separate the whites from the yolks. You can use as many as you like, but normally 2 to 3 is enough. Whisk the whites until they’re frothy, and let them sit for a few minutes.

 

Cover your face with the mixture (applying with fingertips is easy) focusing on problem spots. 3 to 4 layers is usually enough, but make sure to wait the first has dried before applying more.

 

Allow the mask to sit and dry for about 20 minutes before rinsing off completely with warm water and a patting dry with a soft washcloth. Apply moisturizer appropriate for your skin type.

 

  1. Papaya for the pimple prone

 

Papaya is an essential ingredient in a lot of beauty products on the market today, but there is no need to go out of your way to gain its benefits?

 

Plain raw papaya is an all-natural acne remedy that removes dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

 

Lipids are a general term for fats, of which oil is a form of. Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain, which reduces inflammation and helps prevent the pus from forming.

 

You will need…
-1 fresh papaya

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mash up the flesh of the papaya well, until it is of a consistency that can be easily applied to your skin. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water.

 

If your skin has a tendency to get dry after you cleanse it, use a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type afterwards.

 

  1. Make an orange peel paste

 

Ah, oranges. They taste rejuvenating and refreshing, and our skin may find them just as appealing as our taste buds do.

 

Acne that is caused by bacteria and extra oil/dead skin cells clogging up pores may improve with the use of an orange peel face mask of sorts, thanks to the vitamin C, citric acid, and it’s astringent properties.

 

The vitamin C is particularly helpful because it promotes the growth of new healthy cells, keeping your skin in better condition overall.

 

You will need…
-2 Orange peels
-Clean, fresh water

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Grind/pound up your orange peels (you could use a blender, mortar and pestle, whatever gets the job done) and add a little water to create a paste.

 

Add a little at a time, as too much will make it too thin and runny. Once you have the right consistency, apply it to your face and/or problem areas. Wait for 20-25 minutes.

 

Ideally the mask should be firm, but it can still work if it isn’t. Rinse off completely with water, pat your face dry, and apply a good moisturize.

 

  1. Tap into tea tree oil

 

You’ll read about tea tree oil for a lot of home remedies, but will most likely see it mentioned the most when comes to skin care, specifically, acne.

 

But why, when too much oil is clogging the pores and making you break out, would you want to use more oil?

 

Tea tree oil isn’t like the oil your skin naturally produces, rather 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.

 

Note: Tea tree oil is ok for topical use, but should never be ingested. It should also always be diluted before use.

 

You will need…
-Tea tree oil (a small bottle will do)
-Clean water
-Q-tips or cotton balls

 

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 (slowly!) begin to increase the strength, making sure to use each new mixture for at least a week for making it any stronger.

 

Again, it should never be applied undiluted. You can apply a light moisturizer afterwards if you wish.

 

Another option, especially if you have sensitive skin, is to dilute it with aloe vera gel instead of water.

 

  1. Mix strawberries and honey

 

Honey and strawberries make a home remedy for acne that sounds pretty sweet (pun intended) and it combines two things that are used commonly in pricey, often time’s harsh, facial scrubs and cleansers.

 

Strawberries may seem random, but consider the fact that they’re high in salicylic acid.

 

Salicylic acid – a primary ingredient in many commercial acne treatments- encourages the epidermis to shed its cells more readily, opening up clogged pores, and neutralizing bacteria.

 

Salicylic acid also shrinks up the pores a little bit, which prevents them from clogging up as much in the future, and encourages new cell growth.

 

Honey also works against bacteria that may be behind your acne, and is an anti-inflammatory.

 

You will need…
-3 fresh strawberries, washed well
-2 teaspoons of good honey-raw is best

 

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Rinse 3 strawberries and mash them up well, taking care that they don’t get over-mashed and runny. Add the strawberries to two teaspoons of honey, and thoroughly blend them together.

 

Apply to your face and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off completely with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize if your skin has a tendency to dry out. Use twice a week for at least a month.

 

  1. Utilize a banana peel

 

Bananas are full of all sorts of goodness-even the part we don’t eat. Their peels contain something called lutein, an extremely powerful antioxidant that reduces swelling and inflammation, and encourages healthy cell growth.

 

So…rubbing a banana peel on your face can reduce the redness, obviousness, and discomfort of acne. It’s (debatably) a better use than using it to trip your friend.

 

You will need…
-1 banana peel

 

Directions
Peel your banana and eat it- it’s not cool to waste, and they’re good for you. Take the peel, and rub in a circular motion all over your face.

 

When you feel as though you’ve covered all of your face, let it sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

 

  1. Aloe for acne

 

Aloe vera gel can be used with other things to fight acne, but it’s a good thing on its own as well. If it’s going to be used on its own, the best is to have a little aloe plant floating around in your house.

 

Otherwise you can get a good gel that’s sold in stores may work as well-just do some research on which ones have the least amount of additives.

 

Not only is the aloe soothing, it works as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing redness and swelling. It also has antibacterial properties.

 

You will need…
-Enough aloe vera gel to spot treat or cover your problem areas

 

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Using your fingertips or a Q-tip, apply the aloe directly to your problem areas.

 

  1. The wonders of sodium bicarbonate

 

Sodium bicarbonate, glorious sodium bicarbonate, swoops in and makes itself useful in too many ways to count.

 

In the case of acne remedies, this fabulous substance (also known as baking soda) is useful thanks to its mild antiseptic properties,

 

It also has this uncanny ability to fight off fungus and bacteria and dry up excess oil, all while exfoliating your skin via microdermabrasion and making it soft and beautiful.

 

I know-I get star struck too now whenever I see a box of baking soda.

 

You will need…
-a box of baking soda
-fresh water

 

Directions
There are two ways to go about this-making a facial mask, or a straightforward scrub. For a facial mask, mix equal parts baking soda to water to form a thick paste.

 

Massage the paste on in slow circular motions for about 2 minutes. Leave the mask on for around 15-20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize.

 

For a scrub, mix a half a cup of baking soda with one eighth a cup of water. Apply the paste to your face, massaging it in well. After 5-6 minutes of this, rinse your face thoroughly with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize.

 

  1. Dab some lemon juice on it

 

Lemon juice can help 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 ‘exfoliate’ the skin as well.

 

Most importantly though, lemon juice is an astringent. An astringent will cause a contraction of body tissues, and will therefore dry out the blemish itself. It is also a natural skin whitener, which helps reduce redness.

 

If you misplace a dab you may get a little white spot, but don’t panic- it will go away on its own accord.

 

Rinse off any lemon juice before going out in the sun, as it may make you more sensitive to it.

 

You will need…
-1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice (approximately)
-Q-tips or cotton balls (optional)
-Yogurt (optional)

 

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

 

  1. Make it steamy

 

Steam can help soothe a number of minor maladies, acne being one of them. It helps reduce acne, and its glaring appearance, by opening up the pores and flushing out impurities lurking deep within your skin.

 

You can choose to only steam, or you can use something afterwards. If you use it with something else, you’ve cleared a sort of path for whatever you’re using to really do its job.

 

You will need…
-1 pot of boiling water
-1 towel
-A large bowl

 

Directions
Boil a pot of water, pour into a large bowl, and let it cool for a few minutes. After its temperature has lowered slightly, place your face above the bowl, and drape the towel over your head to trap the steam.

 

After 10-15 minutes, remove the towel and pat your face dry. Do this once a day or as needed.

 

  1. The wonders of garlic

 

Garlic is thought to be a good natural remedy for acne because of its supposed antibacterial properties. You can either ingest it, or apply it topically to help reduce the severity of your breakouts and prevent them in the future.

 

If you can get the juice from the garlic, great, if you can’t, mashing it up and putting it in some water is fine.

 

Never, ever, ever, apply garlic to your skin without diluting it first.

 

If you’re hesitant about the garlic smell, look at the silver lining-others may be a bit taken aback, but you won’t have to worry about Dracula creeping around either.

 

You will need…
-2-3 cloves of garlic
-water OR aloe vera gel

 

Directions
Either extract the garlic juice and mix it with 1 teaspoons or so of water, or mash up 2-3 cloves and let sit in water for about 10 minutes. Using a cotton pad, soak up the juice or garlic water and cover problem spots.

 

If you don’t have a cotton pad or something similar to apply it with, the mixture can be a bit runny and hard to work with.

 

In this case, substitute aloe vera gel for water. If you choose to ingest garlic, a clove or two a day should be enough. Prepare it however you like.

 

  1. 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 have a great recipe for a rather tasty sounding acne remedy.

 

Keep in mind that oatmeal on its own will not cure your acne, and should be used as part of a sensible routine acne treatment. However, it may very well reduce the blatant, painful, appearance of the breakouts.

 

You will need…
-One serving of oatmeal-steel cut seems to work well
-Water
-Two tablespoons raw honey

 

Directions
Whip up a batch of oatmeal as usual, or by following the directions on the box. When it is finished and still hot, add two tablespoons of honey. Let mixture cool to room temperature.

 

Keep in mind it retains quite a bit of heat, so really make sure it’s a comfortable temperature before applying it to your skin-the last thing you need is a burn!

 

Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. When it has set, rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

 

  1. Sugar scrub

 

Sugar, white or brown, 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.

 

There are plenty of different recipes out there, but we found this one to be particularly delightful (courtesy of cjanecreate.com-thank you for sharing this!)

 

You will need…
-1 ½ cups of white sugar
-1 ½ cups brown sugar, light or dark
-2-3 tablespoons coarse sea salt
-Roughly 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
-10 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract
-1 whole vanilla bean (totally optional)

 

Directions
Mix 1 ½ cups of brown sugar and 1 ½ cups of brown sugar, adding in a few tablespoons of coarse sea salt for extra exfoliation, and mix.

 

If you’re using the vanilla bean, scrap out the caviar (the inside stuff) and mix it in at this point as well.

 

Put about 2 cups of this sugar/salt/vanilla mixture into a liquid measuring cup and pack it down nice and snug.

 

Pour the extra virgin olive oil over the top, and let it soak through half the mixture, leaving a little layer on top.

 

Mix this up in the measuring cup, and then add it to the rest of the sugar/salt/vanilla mix. Add 4-5 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract and mix it in.

 

Now you can spoon your scrub into whatever containers you wish to store it, making sure to pack it down.

 

If you like, drizzle one tablespoon of vanilla extract on top to ensure that you’ll get the delicious scent when you open it up. This will fill 4 half-pint jars.

 

  1. Avocado & honey mask

 

There are so many rumors surrounding diet and acne, it’s hard to know what’s right and what’s wrong.

 

Amongst these rumors is the claim that avocado (eating it and sometimes applying it topically) will make you breakout, because it’s higher in fat.

 

As far as I am concerned, there’s no concrete evidence to prove this, and far more people seem to have success using it than not. It’s so full of good vitamins and nutrients it seems it can really help tone down the acne.

 

If you have sensitive skin, too, it’s quite mild. There are different combinations you can try, as with most home remedies, but this one blends together avocado and honey.

 

You will need…
-1 avocado
-1 tablespoon of honey

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat it dry. Scrap out the inside of the avocado and mash it up, then stir in the honey. Continuing mashing/stirring until it turns into a paste.

 

Apply it to your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. When you’re done, wash off the mixture with lukewarm water and pat your face dry. Depending on your skin type, apply moisturizer.

 

  1. Wash your pillowcase

 

Technically, a pillowcase should be washed at the very least once a week. While most of us don’t practice this, when it comes to keeping your skin fresh and healthy, it might help to get a little picky about your pillowcase.

 

If you never wash it, all the stuff that gets rubbed onto it then comes in contact with your face for around 6-8 hours every night, and can exacerbate your acne.

 

Keeping a clean, comfy place to rest your weary head is worth the hassle of stuffing your pillow back into its case-the real reason we avoid washing it-if it could prevent future breakouts.

 

  1. Don’t touch your face (more specifically, your breakouts)

 

This doesn’t mean you can rest you chin in your hands or anything-it means don’t itch, scratch, pick, peel, pop, or rub at your skin. I distinctly recall the constant discomfort of acne, especially when treating it with irritating topical stuff.

 

Almost subconsciously I would touch my face-probably every 2-3 minutes on average-and pick at my breakouts. Of course, this just made things go from bad to worse.

 

While touching your face with your hands now and then won’t cause acne, if you suffer from it, resisting the urge to bug it will help the healing process go smoother and more efficiently.

 

You will need…
– self control

 

  1. Freshen up with mint

 

Mint contains menthol, which works as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer. It won’t cure your acne per say, but it may help the redness fade and ease up some of the discomfort cause by painful swelling.

 

You will need…
-A decent handful of fresh mint leaves

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat it dry. Crush up the leaves thoroughly, you can use a blender but a mortar and pestle works quite well if you happen to have one lying around.

 

Rub the juice and crushed leaves on your face and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off thoroughly with cold water.

 

  1. Put a potato on it

 

Potato is a wonderful vegetable, to be sure, but one of its benefits may not be something you’ve heard of before. That benefit would be taming acne.

 

Potatoes are full of potassium, sulfur, phosphorus, and chloride – all components that can help reduce bothersome blemishes.

 

They also have antioxidants to nourish your skin and encourage the healthy growth of new skin cells.

 

You will need…
-1 potato

 

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat almost dry, leaving it a bit damp. Grate 1 raw potato and rub the pulp and juice onto your face for a few minutes in a circular motion.

 

Let it dry for 15-30 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water.

 

  1. Tea Time

 

There have been some promising studies recently (namely in 2011, 2012, Journal of Investigative Dermatology) in which green tea was shown to have a noticeable impact on acne when used externally. Internally, there is theory it helps as well, but less concrete evidence.

 

To sum up the findings briefly, there is an antioxidant in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG.

 

ECGC was shown to reduce sebum production, inflammation, and bacterial growth in acne-prone skin -basically the main causes behind breakouts. It’s exciting for the future of acne, or rather, a future without acne.

 

Here’s how to use it topically-you can also try drinking a cup or two a day to detoxify.

 

You will need…
-1/2 cup fresh water
-2 teaspoons loose organic tea leaves OR 1 green tea bag

 

Directions
Wash your face with water, and pat dry with a soft clean towel. Place your leaves in a clean bowl and pour boiling water over them.

 

Steep for 4-5 minutes before straining the leaves and letting the liquid cool to a comfortable temperature.

 

You can then pour into a spray bottle and spritz your face lightly.

 

Another way is to soak a cotton pad/soft cloth into the tea solution and apply on your face.

 

Or, you can simply use a teabag steeped for 2-3 minutes, patting it onto your face or problem areas.

 

Some people find more success just leaving the refreshing liquid on, while others rinse it off with cool water.

 

To learn about other home remedies for acne and pimples, watch this Video HERE.

 

Now what?

 

Have patience. The desperate urge to find a speedy solution to acne, preferably something that takes minimal effort, is a strong one.

 

In all reality though, and like so many other aspects in life, one really doesn’t exist.

 

Having a regular skin care routine and adding a good, natural, acne remedy to it may take extra work, but stay committed, do things right, and give your treatment time to have an effect.

 

Remember, you live in your skin and that’s not ever going to change. Taking the effort to really care for it will make all the difference in terms of your comfort, happiness, and confidence.

 

Debunking 5 Myths about Acne

 

Acne is shrouded in misconception, and covered up with conflicting information. Knowing what’s true and what’s not true can help you figure out how best to treat your skin.

 

  1. Acne is caused by dirt/dirty skin– Acne is not caused by dirt, poor hygiene, not washing your face and so on. Too much scrubbing or cleansing with harsh soaps or chemicals can actually irritate your skin and make the acne worse.

 

If you “over clean” you can end up drying out your skin, which will then try and compensate by making that much more oil. A simple cleansing of the skin to get rid of excess oil and dead skin cells is all that is needed.

 

  1. Greasy food/chocolate makes you breakout-Greasy food and chocolate have been shown to have little to no effect on the development of acne.

 

Diet can still have an impact, as some dairy products or carbs increase blood sugar or have added hormones and trigger acne, but it’s not usually the case.

 

  1. Stress causes acne– In theory, stress can affect hormones, and therefore promote acne.

 

It’s hard to quantify this though, and when you think about the stress most of us deal with in day to day to life, there wouldn’t be an acne free face in sight.

 

An effective acne treatment regime will override a bit of everyday stress anytime.

 

  1. Having acne means you can’t use a moisturizer– Look for a good noncomedogenic (meaning less likely to clog pores) moisturizer to use.

 

After treating your acne, be it with banana peels or over the counter creams, a moisturizer can help balance out your skin, ensuring that it doesn’t create excess oil to compensate for all that you dried up.

 

  1. Sunlight/tanning clears up acne– In the short term getting a tan, or even slight sunburn, will seemingly clear up your acne.

 

Long term, it’s not a solution. It’s just hiding the redness, and while it does dry up your skin, it can make it too dry, and do more harm than good.

 

 

By Claire Goodall (a bee-obsessed natural-convert from Minnesota) who is a holistic health lover. She is the author of Everyday Roots Book.

 

It’s a Book that she creates to help you replace the toxic products and medications in your home with healthier, all-natural alternatives.

 

It contains 215+ effective home remedies and covers everything you will need to protect your family and save money every month.

 

For more details about her book, take a look at the Everyday Roots Book.

12 Easy Ways to Treat Pimples Naturally

 

Read on here to learn about the 12 easy homemade remedies to treat pimples naturally and safely.
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Pimples are often treated as the problem of females but nowadays the problem of pimples is growing very fast among the males of the country. It has become a common problem among the young males and females. The reasons for having pimples are many like having bad eating habits to change in the hormonal system of the body.

 

People who have pimples not only lack the confidence as they have an ugly face but they lose self-esteem as they become the subject of shame in the society. As a result they can develop the symptoms of depression and many other serious ailments.

 

The problems of pimples are often associated with the change in the hormonal system of the body. After a certain age, there are many hormonal changes in the body that takes place as both men and women attains the age of maturity.

 

Pimples are caused by the hormonal imbalance in the body that can make the body to develop excessive hormones resulting in the pigmentation of the skin juices. Another reason for this problem can be the excessive use of cosmetics resulting in the skin damage and causing pimples. There are no specific reasons for having pimples.

 

Now the question arises how to get rid of pimples easily and get a charming and glowing skin? This is a very common question asked by women and men who are beauty conscious throughout the world. For this there are two ways: Allopathic treatment and Ayurvedic (Home) treatment.

 

Allopathic treatment refers to the use of chemicals to treat the skin and make it look glowing. There are various methods recommended by the doctors like lotions, face wash, medicated soap and laser treatments.

 

They can give you instant results but these kinds of treatments can never reclaim the natural beauty of the skin and can also worsen the situation by causing more skin diseases.

 

Ayurvedic or Home remedies for acne/pimples using natural ingredients are trusted way to reclaim the skin glow effectively. According to studies, natural solutions are proven to be effective to treat pimple and other skin problems.

 

Many treatments like orange peel, Cucumber for dark circles, honey curb the pimple growth. Using witch hazel and clay can cure acne problems effectively. Clay face mask can help you in clearing impurities from the surface of your skin. They will make your skin glow naturally and will treat your skin from within without any side effects.

 

You can use the following 12 homemade remedies to treat pimples naturally and safely.

 

Wash your face with warm water to open up the pores and then dry your face. Get one ice cube, cover it with a cloth or plastic and place it over the affected area, twice a day. It will help in reducing the inflammation and redness of the pimple, which make it an effective way to treat pimples naturally.

 

You can also treat pimples naturally with orange peel. Grab an orange, and don’t throw out the peel. Allow the peel to dry in the sun. Take this dried orange peel and grind it into powder and mix with enough water to form a paste. Wash your face with warm to open up the pores, dry your face and then apply the paste on pimples. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process for 15 days.

 

Make a face mask out of oatmeal. So, get a handful of oatmeal, mix it with brown sugar and add some manuka honey, blend it and when you think it has that thick consistency, you can just apply it to your face and rinse it off after 15 minutes. You can do it before you take a bath or before you go to bed.

 

Mint juice is found to be as an effective herbal remedy for curing acne, pimples. Topical application of mint juice on affected area cures acne without inducing any adverse action on user. It acts as a perfect cure for dryness of skin and improves skin health. This skin cleanser is popular for its anti-septic and anti-pruritic properties. Apart from preventing acne, consistent use of mint juice also helps in curing itching and infections.

 

Mixture of coriander juice and turmeric is another safe cure for acne, pimples. It boosts immunity strength and prevents bacterial infections which make it a great way to treat pimples naturally.

 

Cinnamon powder and honey paste is good for treating acne. Honey is an antibacterial agent which is helpful in eliminating acne and bacteria. Cinnamon powder is an anti-inflammatory agent and anti-clotting agent. Mix two teaspoonful of honey with 1/2 ounce of cinnamon powder. Your face pack is done here. Now just apply this paste on your face preferably on the pimples and the acne before going to bed. Wash your face in the morning with warm water

 

This honey face mask formula using lemon peel, manuka honey and oats is excellent for acquiring rid of pimples and infamous acne. Natural honey consists of antibacterial qualities that take away bacteria that lead to pimples from deep within the skin pores. Oats not only nourishes skin of all kinds but also absorbs unwanted sebum from within your pores as it is an absorbent. This pimples-combating honey face cover offers nourishing, exfoliating and washing advantages to skin color.

 

Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars. This is one of the best ways to treat pimples naturally.

 

Grated cucumber is considered as the best toner for the skin. By applying grated cucumber slices on the face, eyes, and neck for 15 to 20 minutes a day for a week or so, you can eliminate persistent blackhead and pimples.

 

Aside from using its seed to make curry powder, fenugreek, through its leaves, can be a useful treatment for acne. Making a paste out of its leaves, you can produce a facemask that can be applied at night to prevent pimples and blackheads.

 

Diluted tea tree oil is a safe herbal remedy for acne, pimples and spots. It has been used for centuries for the treatment of acne troubles. Anti-bacterial property enriched in tea tree oil fights against bacterial attack and maintains skin health naturally. For improving skin tone, it is recommended to use tea tree oil in conjunction with other herbal oils like olive oil, apricot, almond or avocado oil. Tea tree oil in combination with aloe vera juice is found to be as an effective cure for treating acne, pimples and dark spots.

 

The juice of green/raw papaya (including the skin and seed) is extremely beneficial on swelling pimples, acne, or any abnormal growth of the skin. It prevents pus formation, removes whiteheads, boils, freckles, and brown spots due to exposure to sunlight & most other skin diseases. Papaya is also good to achieve a smooth & delicately glowing skin (contains papain, alkalide carpain in leaves, and cericin in its seeds) Ripe papaya, rubbed on your face will also serve the same purpose to a degree.

 

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Easy Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads

 

Blackheads are due to excess oil been trapped in the skin. Therefore, in order to effectively get rid of blackheads, you need to work in controlling the over excess oil produced by your oil glands.
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The mere sight of blackheads on our face or nose can give us many a sleepless nights especially if there is a party coming soon. There is probably not one of us who has not explored the ways how to remove blackheads from nose naturally, and that’s because blackheads are almost a part of life.

 

Acne usually begins with blackheads. Blackheads are formed when oil and dead cells get trapped in a pore. They then turn black when exposed to air. When blackheads become inflamed, they become red (pimples). This happens due to poor hygiene or poor diet.

 

At the root of the problem is an overproduction of sebum, a waxy substance that clogs the pores and leads to blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. In teenagers, this overload of sebum is caused by the hormone explosion known as puberty.

 

Above all else, it’s essential to understand that you are not alone with this problem. There are many people out there who are suffering, and chances are they have worse acne then you do. Try your best to incorporate healthy living activities into your daily schedule such as eating well, drinking lots of water, and exercising.

 

You will find that all of these activities combined with a good course of medical acne treatment can help you to get clear skin. And in the meantime, don’t focus on the negative aspects of your problem or get lost in a downward spiral of self-talk.

 

So what are we supposed to do to get rid of blackheads besides cultivating a healthy lifestyle? Though of course there are many products in the market today which you can make use of but many of them are costly and a few of them might even cause allergies on your skin. So, the best way is to go natural when it comes to removing blackheads.

 

In this post, I am going to talk to you about some of the easiest natural remedies for helping you get rid of blackheads. Just read on here for some handy tips on how to get rid of blackheads.

 

Apply a mixture of olive oil, castor oil, dry oatmeal and milk on the face for at least two nights. This is a classic tip on how to get rid of those unwanted blackheads, and it has always worked.

 

Honey is one of the best home remedies for blackheads. It makes the skin clean and clear by getting rid of bacteria present on your skin. It also helps in tightening skin pores and improves complexion too.

 

Apply lemon juice regularly to reduce pimples and acne. This has proven beneficial results. Lemon juice is acidic in nature and also contains Vitamin C which is beneficial to overall skin health.

 

If you have very sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with an equal amount of fresh mint leaf juice as this will help to reduce inflammation. This is also one of the popular home remedies for blackheads.

 

You could also try mixing lemon with ground cinnamon, ground drumstick pods, or groundnut oil. These mixes can help to cleanse the skin, remove blackheads and prevent new blackheads form forming.

 

Another lemon based remedy you could try is a face scrub made from salt, honey, lemon and yogurt. Apply this scrub to the face and scrub for five minutes, or you could apply fresh lemon juice and milk to you face and use it as a natural face wash. Wash all scrubs and applications off with warm water for the best results.

 

You can mix turmeric and coriander leaves with water to make paste and that has to be used as mask to remove blackheads.

 

Honey is one of the best choices to remove blackheads for which it only has to be spread across those areas which have lots of blackheads.

 

Take a tomato and cut it into half, now rub on the skin and leave it there for fifteen minutes. Now wash it off with water. This treatment will reduce blackheads and open pores and is good for the oily skin.

 

Egg white is also considered good for acne scars. All you have to do is dab the acne scars by cotton ball dipped in egg white and leave it there for overnight. This will treat the scars and prevent acne.

 

Ground some radish seeds, and then add water to form a paste and apply on face to remove blackheads.

 

You can apply mint juice on the affected area. After 15-20 minutes, you rinse off with lukewarm water. Another known effective home remedy for acne is the application of coriander juice, or mint and turmeric powder mixture on the face. Make sure that you cleanse your face thoroughly before applying it at night.

 

You crush some garlic cloves and apply on the face 1-2 times a day. This will help you to get rid of blackheads. Acne can also be eliminated by eating three seeds of garlic daily for a month. This purifies the blood in your body and keeping acne away from you.

 

You can also get rid of blackheads by making a paste out of fenugreek. Aside from using its seed to make curry powder, fenugreek, through its leaves, can be a useful treatment for acne. Making a paste out of its leaves, you can produce a facemask that can be applied at night to prevent pimples and blackheads.

 

Grated cucumber is considered as the best toner for the skin. By applying grated cucumber slices on the face, eyes, and neck for 15 to 20 minutes a day for a week or so, you can eliminate persistent blackhead and pimples.

 

You can mix roasted and powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice to form a paste and apply over boils, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.

 

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Home Acne Solutions to Make Your Skin Clear

 

Home acne solutions are the least expensive solutions to the pimple problem. They can also be used as skin care maintenance formulas and can even address other skin problems, like warts, rosacea and other spots and blemishes that the skin can suffer from at one time or another. Here are some examples of these easy-to-make home acne solutions that have been tried and tested over the years to yield the best possible results.
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How many times have we woken on the morning of a big event only to find our face dominated by a monster zit? Acne is never fun at the best of times, but it seems to have an amazing ability to appear at the most inopportune moments. First dates, dances, weddings, and work presentations are all fair game when it comes to acne!

 

Acne commonly affects many people especially in the teen years. The hormones and oily skin may be the cause of acne and pimples. Stress and physical factors can also be responsible for this condition.

 

To beat all the acne and related skin troubles, several over the counter ointments and medicines are available. While some show instant results, some may not work and some unfortunate ones may have several side effects.

 

With chemically treated products, there is always an impending risk. To avoid that, and to have a cost effective and safe acne treatment, just look in your kitchen closet!

 

Home acne solutions are the least expensive solutions to the pimple problem. They can also be used as skin care maintenance formulas and can even address other skin problems, like warts, rosacea and other spots and blemishes that the skin can suffer from at one time or another.

 

If you’re not into over-the-counter remedies, or you’re just simply saving your budget, home-made remedies are probably your best bet. Below are some examples of these easy-to-make home acne solutions that have been tried and tested over the years to yield the best possible results.

 

1) Oatmeal mixed with fresh milk and made into a pack can be made used on the face to cure zits. It could also be used as a body exfoliating pack to clear away the dead skin cells that cause the skin to roughen. Leave the pack on your face/body for around 10 minutes and then rinse it off with clean water.

 

2) Lemon juice dabbed on pimples is also an effective cure. The acidic flavor of this perennial kitchen citrus can help lessen the appearance of zits and decrease inflammation. Or you can mix it with warm water and use as a facial wash. However you might choose to make use of lemon, don’t go out in the sun after you’ve applied the concoction since it could react badly to sunlight.

 

3) Tomato puree applied to the face is also a good solution for facial zits. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with clean, warm water.

 

4) Fresh milk. You can use this as a facial wash. If you have unlimited supply, then by all means, bathes in it. It can sure help relieve your pimple problem and also give you a softer, smoother skin.

 

5) Egg white applied to the face is said to be an effective zit-zapper and also a skin care solution. Leave it on until it becomes mask-like and then wash your face with water.

 

6) Tea tree with olive oil can be used as an acne cure by soaking a cotton ball with the mixture and dabbing it on the affected areas. Olive oil can also be applied to the skin before bathing to save you the trouble of purchasing expensive bath oils from skin shops. The combination is good with pimples and is also effective in softening the skin.

 

7) The juice of aloe vera, applied to pimples, is a highly recommended formula by those who prefer natural cures.

 

8) Soak cotton with honey and dab it on your zits and you will have an instant acne cure. One spoonful of honey taken after dinner is also said to be effective in cleansing the inside of the body and acts as a vitamin supplement.

 

9) Make a smooth paste and apply to the zit using one tablespoon of French green clay, 5 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 5 drops of freshly squeezed tomato juice, and half tablespoon of basil juice.

 

Home acne solutions for the face and body need not be too expensive or too complicated. It’s a sure thing that at least one or two of the suggested remedies above can be found in your home.

 

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Natural Scar Removal – End Facial Scarring Today!

 

 

Before you consider undergoing a dangerous procedure or using expensive scar cream, try natural scar removal first. You will definitely be pleasantly surprised at the results you can achieve without burning a big hole in your wallet.
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The first thing that others notice about us is our face. In meetings and on dates, the face is the focal point of our interactions. For those of us who have been suffering from acne and pimples throughout our lives, this can be very annoying and inconvenient because they can create spots on skin which cannot heal properly.

 

This can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable when people are looking at your pimples or pimple scars. Normally, this condition can fade away by the time we reach our 20’s, but not for everyone.

 

For those will suffer from pimples and acne for many years, even way beyond their 20’s, the worst part is the ugly pimple scars that just refuse to go away. After finally getting rid of acne, you still have to deal with the unsightly scarring that results. The feeling is like rubbing salt on an old wound.

 

Facial scarring either from accidents or acne is not just a physical matter but also emotional. Removing or minimizing the scars can remove stigma and long held memories. For this reason, many people turn to surgical pimple scar removal, which is expensive and risky.

 

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you should first consider other options for treating pimple scars. Natural scar removal is a very convenient and effective way to do so. Undergoing an invasive procedure has its risks and if not properly done can often leave additional scarring behind.

 

Designer scar creams can be very expensive and tend to give you too much false hope. They are mostly just expensive cocktails of moisturizers and other bogus fillers. Natural scar removal on the other hand, is inexpensive and works great in many cases.

 

When you first do your research to find natural scar removal products and treatments, you will come across numerous opinions, myths, and misinformation. You can’t get much solid, proven information out there regarding the treatment of facial scars. You will most likely need to sift through hundreds of resources and do a lot of self-testing to find treatments that work.

 

Many of the most commonly recommended products are not medically proven to improve scarring at all. Take for example, Vitamin E. It has not been shown to improve scarring and in many cases actually can even make things worse due to skin irritation. Onion extract, which is commonly found in Mederma, has not been medically proven to be effective either.

 

You will come across a lot of such commonly recommended natural products on web sites despite the fact that they do not improve scarring at all. Natural scar removal is highly possible, but you need to choose a strong regimen consisting of the most potent natural products and techniques.

 

You have to understand that certain types of scars respond better to certain types of treatments. There is no one size fits all method when it comes to treating scars. The same logic also apples to pimple scar removal.

 

Besides the treatment program, you always have to include moisture, heat, and massage. Timing and technique are also the keys to achieve maximum results. You can get rid of your pimple scars naturally with the right information and a little persistence.

 

Before you consider undergoing a dangerous procedure or using expensive scar cream, try natural scar removal first. You will definitely be pleasantly surprised at the results you can achieve without burning a big hole in your wallet.

 

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