10 Home Remedies For Acne That Work!
You're here for one reason and one reason only, and that is to learn about effective home remedies for acne -- am I right? Of course I am. If i wasn't, you wouldn't even be reading this, now would you? Exactly!
That said, if you're tired of your acne troubles and want to get rid of this problem naturally and without spending an ungodly amount of money on ineffective creams & lotions, then the acne home remedies I have included below are perfect for you!
10 Great and All Natural Home Remedies for Acne...
1. Baking Soda
This substance is very effective when it comes to exfoliating the skin. The treatment involves lightly dampening a rag and putting the baking soda on it. The rag is then used to GENTLY rub the acne affected areas of the skin.
After the rubbing is completed, the excess baking soda is rinsed off and the skin is patted dry with a towel. Many people have attested to the awesome power & quickness of this home remedy for acne. And since you've likely got baking soda in your refrigerator or cabinets right now, you can start using this acne home remedy immediately.
2. Egg Whites
Beaten egg whites can be used as a mask on the face for about 15 to 20 minutes each day. Egg has a lot of healing protein, which is very effective (and cheap) for treating acne at home. After the time has passed, remove the egg and rinse your face with warm water. This is one of the few when it's okay to have "egg on your face".
3. Oatmeal Masks
Oatmeal is one of the best and easiest acne home remedies there is. It is used as a mask to absorb excess oils; those of which contribute toward acne build-up. The oatmeal is cooked and cooled, then generously spread onto the face as a mask. It is left there for just about the same duration as the beaten egg whites and then the skin is rinsed off with warm water and dried with a towel.
People have reported getting fantastic results after using oatmeal masks regularly for a few weeks. In terms of fast, easy, and super cheap home remedies for acne, it really doesn't get much better than this.
4. Aloe Vera
This is often described as one of the most effective home acne remedies in existence. It requires the least preparation and has been reported of helping many people across the world to get rid of acne fast.
All it involves is cutting the Aloe Vera plant and rubbing the piece(s) directly onto the face. Once that is done, you simply allow the "juices" to sit there for a while. Not only is this very effective at preventing acne scars and skin blemishes, it also helps to get rid of existing acne problems too!
Now, it's possible -- or I should say more than likely -- that you don't have aloe vera plants in your house. I know I don't. That said, aloe vera gel (roughly $8 to $20 for a generic bottle) will be a fine substitute. It should do the job just as well.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
An outstanding acne home remedy. Apple cider vinegar works great on lots of different skin problems and acne is no exception. Mix a little apple cider vinegar with a little water, get a cotton swab, dip it into the mixture, and massage your acne zones. Some people prefer to forgo the water and just use the apple cider vinegar alone. If your skin can handle it and there is no discomfort, then I say go for it! Continue doing this for weeks, several times per day.
There's 2 variations of this remedy, the full on tomato facial or the tomato juice massage. The massage involves slicing a tomato, then taking the slice and massaging it gently onto your acne & pimples. You can let the tomato "juices" sit there for as long as you like. Wash them away before bed with warm water. The full-on tomato facial is exactly as it sounds. Take a tomato, or 2 to 3, blend it up completely into a paste. Lather it on your face and let it sit there for awhile; 30 to 40 minutes.
7. Vitamins (External & Internal)
Aside from taking your usual vitamins internally -- A, B, C and E -- you should also be applying them directly to your skin. Simply crack open the capsules and then massage the liquid into your skin thoroughly. If it's a pill tablet, then just crush it up, mix with a little aloe vera gel, and then apply. Easy, right?
8. Anti Acne Diet Foods
Eating the right "acne fighting foods" is another powerful and easy acne home remedy to start using. Certain foods are PROVEN to improve your skin and reduce acne troubles, as well as make you more resistant to future acne breakouts.
And as you can probably guess, these sorts of foods will not include twinkies, hamburgers, hotdogs, fatty steaks, potato chips, ho-hos, donuts, french fries, chicken nuggets, or ice cream. That'd be pretty awesome -- I know -- but that's not the case. For a detailed list of powerful anti acne foods, go to our Diet for Acne page.
9. Common Sense & Better Skincare
Now, I know you might be thinking this isn't an actual "home remedy" for acne, but it most definitely is. Why some cases of acne are just unavoidable, many are NOT.
With better habits and smarter choices, you can limit acne build up on your skin and actually make your skin more resilient to attacks from acne. Showering after exercise, washing your face regularly, changing bed sheets & pillows weekly, less touching of your face with dirty, grimy hands, etc. These things are common sense, obviously, but you'd be shocked at how many people just don't stick to these basic tenants.
10. Specialty Acne Creams
If you like the lazy approach -- and I'm sure you do, everyone does -- then specialty acne creams are the best option, no doubts about it. You simply lather up your face and skin with the cream or lotion or gel, massage it in, and you're done; generally speaking that is. There are some specialty creams and "kits" which require a bit more work than that, but you get the overall idea. No trial and error, no "potion" making, and no uncertainty about whether or not the remedy will be successful -- just noticeable results with a bare minimum of effort.
I won't act like all anti acne creams and treatment kits work great, as they most certainly do NOT -- most of them are complete ripoffs to be honest. However, the good ones -- those which have been tested, re-tested, evaluated, reviewed, rated, and then used & approved by hundreds of FORMER acne sufferers -- well, those will work every time and usually for every type of acne breakout.
If you want to know about these "good" anti acne creams and acne removal kits, then visit our Most Effective Acne Skin Creams page. You'll get in-depth reviews and inside information that will make any acne sufferer squeal in delight. Check it out.