Four Easy Home Remedies for Acne

March 25, 2013By

Home remedies for acnePeople have been employing home remedies for acne for a long time. With more and more focus on natural treatments for various ailments over the last decade, acne is no exception.

Generally when people think of treating acne, the first thought is of specially designed acne skin creams and pharmaceutical lingo.

However, there are plenty of alternative methods for treating acne and all of the ingredients can be found right at home!

1. Grapes

This is by far the simplest home remedy you’ll come across. All you’ll need is a few grapes and a knife.

Cut a few grapes in half and then rub the inside of the grapes over your skin for a few minutes.

Make sure to cover any areas of your skin that are more prone to acne outbreaks, such as your face and neck.

Once you’ve covered the areas of your skin you’re worried about, rinse your skin off with cool water and dry your skin.

2. Cucumber, oatmeal, and yogurt

This one takes a few minutes to prepare, however it’s still very simple.

You’ll need a small cucumber or a larger cucumber sliced in half, a cup of oatmeal, and about a teaspoon of yogurt. Start off by blending the cucumber and oatmeal together until it turns into a paste.

Next, mix the paste with the yogurt until it’s well blended.

Now just apply the paste to your skin and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes.

Once the time is up, thoroughly rinse the paste off your skin.

3. Chamomile tea

Because one of the main reasons an acne outbreak occurs is due to your skin being irritated and becoming inflamed, chamomile tea is a great way to combat this naturally.

Chamomile tea is actually a natural anti-inflammatory. Simply drinking chamomile tea won’t actually do the trick. You’ll need to apply directly to your skin.

There are a couple of different methods for using chamomile tea.

The first method is to soak a chamomile tea bag in cold water and then applying the tea directly to your skin using either a cotton ball or cloth.

Let it sit for about 30 minutes and then rinse your skin off.

The second method is mixing about four or five teaspoons of strong chamomile tea (can be achieved by using less water when making the tea) and a small banana into a paste.

 Apply the paste to your skin using a cotton ball or a cloth. Let the paste sit for about 30 minutes and then rinse your skin off.

4. Strawberries

Strawberries are an excellent home remedy for acne treatment, as they provide a natural source for salicylic acid which is an ingredient found in several acne creams.

There are a couple of ways of using strawberries for acne treatment, let’s take a look at them:

For the first method you’ll need about ½ cup strawberries and a tablespoon of sour cream.

Mash the strawberries into a paste and mix them with the sour cream.

Next apply, the paste using a cotton ball or cloth.

Let it sit on your skin for about 30 minutes and then rinse your skin off with warm water.

The second method is far simpler, but isn’t quite as effective as the first.

Just take a few strawberries and slice them in half.

Rub the inside of the strawberries over areas with acne-prone skin.

Rinse your skin off once you’re done using warm water.

Implementing natural home remedies for acne treatment isn’t hard and generally not too expensive. It is highly probable that you have most of the ingredients in your kitchen right now. If they’re not, they’re only a supermarket trip away. Now it’s your turn, choose one method and get started.

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