Homemade Acne Treatment Creams
If you want a recipe for an all natural, homemade acne treatment cream that doesn't cost a lot to make AND actually works, then you've come to the right place. This homemade acne treatment consists of some of the best pure and all natural ingredients used in both medical and commercial acne creams.
You can purchase these ingredients for pennies on the dollar and avoid wasting money on products that may irritate your skin and create complications from the acne problems you are already experiencing. To make your own anti acne gel, you will need the following ingredients:
1. Purified or Sterilized Water
Buy a bottle at the store, or boil a gallon of water, seal tightly in a clean, opaque plastic jug. You can store in the fridge or the cupboard, just make sure to have some on hand when you make your natural anti acne gel.
2. Rubbing Alcohol 70%
Isopropyl rubbing alcohol is used in first aid to clean, disinfect and sterilize wounds. In small amounts, rubbing alcohol can be combined with other natural acne remedies to help cleanse skin, dissolve excess oil, tighten pores, reduce inflammation, inhibit bacterial overgrowth, and exfoliate dead skin cells.
Rubbing alcohol is available in a 70% solution and costs less than $2.00 for an 8 oz bottle at most pharmacies, discount retailers and grocery stores. You only need a couple of teaspoons for one batch which add only a few pennies to the cost of making your homemade acne treatment cream.
3. Propylene Glycol
This is a neutral gel base that is included in virtually every gel product from hair gel to sunburn gel to hand sanitizing gel. It is odorless, tasteless, non toxic and inexpensive. A gallon of 100% pure propylene glycol can be purchased from online chemical lab supply retailers for approximately $30 per gallon. For this recipe you will use about 12 cents worth of propylene glycol.
4. Pure Aloe Vera Gel
The most famous, most popular, most natural skin care gel of all time is also quite inexpensive when purchased in bulk. Look for 100% Aloe Vera Gel with no additives, preservatives or water added. There is a wide variance in online prices for aloe vera. You can buy a gallon of pure aloe vera gel for around $10, and use 35 cents worth for one 4 oz batch.
5. Hydrogen Peroxide
Benzoil peroxide is the standard peroxide preparation in manufactured acne treatment creams, but not the safest or most effective. Nor can it be purchased separately for use in homemade skincare preparation, due to side effects if not diluted adequately.
On the other hand, a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide is cheap, widely available at your pharmacy or general store retailer, and it's more effective then benzoil peroxide when used as as a mild but effective toner, exfoliant, antiseptic, disinfectant and bacterial inhibitor. 16 ounces of a store brand or generic bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide costs less than $2 at the pharmacy or grocery store. Per batch, peroxide will cost 6 cents.
6. Salicylic acid
This ingredient is found in most commercial skin toners as well as acne treatment creams; and has proven to be a safe and effective remedy for mild to moderate acne. A form of this compound, acetyl salicylic acid, is the active ingredient in aspirin. Both these compounds are derived from white willow bark. You can easily make a solution of acetyl salicylic acid toner at home.
Crush 20 aspirin tablets in a medium sized bowl, then add three oz pure aloe vera gel and mix or blend thoroughly until powder is dissolved. Or, purchase white willow bark powder online for $12.50 per pound. Substitute one half of ¼ cup white willow bark powder for the powdered aspirin. Transfer solution to an opaque container with an airtight container and store in a dark place for later use.
7. Essential Oils
Tea tree, rose hips and chamomile essential oils are going to be the moisturizers in your natural anti acne gel, and they support the the soothing, regenerative actions of other ingredients. Chamomile and rose oil also provide a subtle natural aroma of flowers.
The aromatherapy properties provided by essential oils are not necessary, but nonetheless beneficial. As you apply your homemade acne treatment cream , you may experience a calming, somewhat soothing effect.
Essential oils provide essential, non greasy moisturizers to your gel and they are completely absorbed by your skin, as well as leave no residue. Only a few drops of each essential oil are required to complement an all purpose homemade acne treatment cream.
With consistent use, this homemade anti acne gel will help to soothe your troubled skin and start clearing away acne breakouts. Now let's move on to to the measurements and what you need to do.
1 oz propylene glycol gel
20 crushed aspirin tablets (OR ½ of ¼ cup white willow bark powder)
3 oz 100% pure aloe vera gel
2 Tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
¼ teaspoon essential chamomile oil
¼ teaspoon essential rose oil
¼ teaspoon essential tea tree oil
Directions for This Homemade Acne Treatment Cream
In a small bowl combine 1 oz propylene glycol gel with two teaspoons rubbing alcohol. Stir in in two tablespoons hydrogen peroxide, three drops essential tea tree oil, ¼ teaspoon essential chamomile oil and ¼ teaspoon essential rose oil. Pour into blender and pulsate on high speed until emulsified.
Retrieve larger bowl containing aloe base. Add aloe mixture with glycol compound in blender, again pulsate on high until thoroughly blended. Powder should be completely dissolved.
Divide the contents up equally into two small opaque bottles with tightly fitting waterproof caps. This recipe yields about 4 fluid oz of superior quality, natural anti-acne gel that is far better quality than I've ever found using professional acne treatment creams.
You can recycle hotel sample bottles or plastic 35 mm film containers with snap on lids. Cap tightly to prevent oxidization of peroxide and alcohol. Store in a dark place.
How to Use This Homemade Acne Treatment
Soak a cotton ball and apply the natural, homemade acne treatment cream to your affected skin twice a day after normal skin cleansing routines. Let dry. There is no need to rinse, as this all natural gel is completely absorbed into the skin and leaves no residue.
Important Disclaimer & Warning About This Homemade Acne Treatment
Use this recipe AT YOUR OWN RISK. Do not use this solution or any acne treatment creams if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not use in place of sunscreen as it does not contain SPF compounds. Do not stop taking prescribed medications or creams and attempt using this cream.
In the unlikely case you experience more than a tingling sensation when using this product, dilute 2 oz container with 1 oz pure aloe gel. Again, pulsate in blender until thoroughly emulsified.
The information contained herein is not professional advice and in no way substitutes for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always check with your doctor whenever you have concerns regarding the safety or possible side effects of any topical skin care product. Due to the unique nature of each individuals acne problems, we make no claims as to the effectiveness or safety of this treatment. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.