Acne is the most common problem and people suffering from acne, whether acne are mild or moderate, look for treatment options to get rid of acne and acne scars. Here are few home remedies for acne that actually work and give you a radiant look.
Conventional treatment for acne scars is likely salicylic acid, niacinamides or benzoyl peroxide are very effective but may have side effects like skin dryness, itching or redness. Home remedies for acne scars is also less expensive.
Keep reading to discover the best home remedies that have been passed down through generations.
What causes acne?
Skin outbreaks because of the plugged hair follicle with whiteheads or blackheads cause acne on the face, neck, chest and upper back. It is not a serious health threat, but severe acne can lead to disfiguring and permanent scarring of the skin.
Every pore of our skin is associated with sebaceous glands which produce sebum. Excess sebum can clog the pores and this causes the growth of bacteria. Our defensive soldiers “white blood cells” attack that bacteria to protect us and cause localized inflammation and acne.
Few more factors help in scaring your skin
- Hormonal changes
- Cheap Makeup Products
Let’s take a look at what Mother Nature has in her bucket of natural remedies for acne.
1. Tea tree oil
The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of tea tree oil make it an outstanding essential oil that works tremendously as an acne spot treatment.
How to use tea tree oil for acne
Take healing solution tea tree oil* and water in 1:9 ration and dip a cotton swab inside. Now apply on affected areas.
Derma E Tea tree cream* works as same as benzoyl peroxide and make skin less dry.
2. Milk and gram flour face mask
If you have t-zone acne or oily skin then you must use this home remedy for acne treatment. Milk contains lactic acid that deep cleanses pores and removes acne-causing bacteria and gram flour absorbs excess oil.
How to use
Take 2tsp of milk add 1/2 tsp of gram flour, pinch of turmeric powder and 5-6 drops of rose water. Mix it well to a smooth paste and apply on face and neck. Wash with normal water.
3. Aloe vera gel
Salicylic acid is a trending name in skincare and the results are also remarkable. Aloe vera contains naturally occurring salicylic acid and sulphur which makes it a best combo of two treat acne.
You can use aloe vera in multiple ways to have maximum benefits. Consuming aloe drink allows detoxification from the inside and help to improve acne.
How to use aloe vera remedy for acne
Scrap the clear gel from aloe vera leaf and directly apply on your skin. Initially use it once or twice a day then keep on dcereasing the frequency as it will dry out your skin. After a week or 10 days apply aloe gel mixed with a oil based moisturiser or a essential oil.
If you don’t have an aloe vera plant you can use Seven Minerals Aloe vera gel* which is organic and pure aloe freshly cut from the aloe vera plant
4. Honey and coffee face pack
This combo of honey and coffee face packs is magical and pumped with antioxidants and antimicrobial properties. Raw honey has most potential to treat skin conditions and make it softer.
Coffee is a natural exfoliator and helps to improve blood circulation. Antioxidant-rich coffee topical treatment kills acne-causing bacteria and brightens the skin tone.
How to use
Take 2tsp of honey and add 1/3rd of grounded coffee and mix well. Apply this mixture on your face and gently scrub for 2-3 minutes. Leave this mix for 10 minutes and then wash with running water.
Make sure you follow the correct skincare routine and scrub in night skincare regime.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Natural organic acid available in ACV kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and improve acne and acne scars. ACV also help to reduce gressiness of the face and minimise t-zone acne.
Bragg’s organic ACV* is helpful in weight reduction and obesity-related acne.
How to use apple cider vinegar for acne
Mix ACV with water in a 1:3 ratio and apply gently on your face with a cotton swab after cleansing your face. Keep it on for 10-15 min then wash with normal water.
6. Witch hazel
“Bark has all the magic.” witch bark contains “tannin,” a substance that has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to fight several skin conditions like dandruff, eczema, burns, bruising and acne.
How to use
- Take 1tsp of witch hazel bark and soak for 30 min with 1cup of water in a saucepan.
- Now this mix to a boil and then keep on simmer flame for another 10 minutes.
- Let the residue cool down for another 10 minutes.
- Store this healing toner in a sealed container.
- Apply this on the face with a cotton ball 1-2 times a day.
You can also use Thyers Witch Hazel Toner* to save your time or in the absence of witch hazel bark.
Diet rich in omega-3 helps to control inflammationand reduces acne reoccurrence. Studies have also shown a significant decrease in acne after ten week of consuming omega-3.
You can also opt for an omega-3 rich diet. Salmon, sardines, anchovies, walnuts, chia seeds, and ground flax seeds are rich in omega-3. Nordic Ultimate Omega* is high potency omega-3 fish oil supplemen.
8. Exfoliate regularly
Removing dead skin cells is an important procedure to keep your skin clear and acne-free. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, unclog pores and improve appearance.
It also helps to make acne treatment more effective by allowing them to penetrate deeper. Make sure to choose a gentle scrub as harsh scrubs or brushes can irritate your skin.
9. Low glycemic index diet
Diet is directly indirectly may trigger your acne or cause a hormonal imbalance. In hormonal acne, diet is one of the major contributing components.
A low glycemic diet helps to lower blood sugars and regulate insulin levels to reduce oil production. To treat you acne you should limit the following:
- White bread
- Sweet beverages
- Cakes and pastries
- Fried food
10. Say no to dairy products
Milk and dairy products contain hormones like IGF-1 which is associated with acne. Hormones present in milk may cause hormonal changes and cause acne.
This is surprising but in a study, there was a significant reduction in moderate acne after 6 weeks of stopping milk and dairy products.
11. Exercise for acne treatment
This particular point “exercise” is the key to many problems. A good moderate physical exercise helps to increase blood flow, regulates hormones and eliminate stress & anxiety. To improve acne status one should exercise for 45-60 minutes daily. You can also do yoga to treat acne.
I wish these remedies for acne would help you get clear skin. You can reach me in the comment section or DM me for more queries.