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6 Kitchen Secrets for Acne and Scar Treatment

Updated on July 23, 2014

Acne and Acne Scars FAQ’s

Answers the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Acne and Acne Scars.

Cinnamon and Honey
Cinnamon and Honey | Source
Tomato Facial Mask
Tomato Facial Mask | Source
Baking Soda
Baking Soda | Source
Dried Basil Leaves
Dried Basil Leaves | Source
Wheatgrass Juice
Wheatgrass Juice | Source

Acne Treatment: Try the Basic How Remedies

You don’t always have to resort immediately to medications to get rid of acne. Sometimes all it takes is a trip to the kitchen!

Cinnamon and Honey

One secret that will help you remedy acne is by mixing cinnamon and honey and apply it on your face. You can leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it afterwards with warm water. The reason why this mixture works is that honey and cinnamon both have antibacterial properties. Cinnamon in particular is good in warding off an inflammatory response which causes breakouts.


Another kitchen secret that will help you treat acne is tomatoes. You slice a tomato in half and rub it directly on your acne, leave it on for 15-200 minutes. Another approach is to mash the pulp of the tomato and then apply it over your acne. If you do this daily you help it will certainly get rid of you acne fast because tomatoes can remove the excess oil from your skin and nourishes it with vitamins C and A, which are very potent antioxidants.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is also a good treatment for acne. By mixing baking soda and water to form a paste that has a medium consistency you makes a mask to apply on your face. This delivers impressive results afterwards with your skin becoming smoother, softer and refreshed. However you should take note that this may not be suitable for all individuals. Should you feel any itching or burning, immediately wash it off? But for those who do not develop any problems with it, you rinse it off afterwards with warm water once the mask dries up.

Basil Leaves

You can also use dried basil leaves that are soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes. Once it cools down you dab a cotton ball and apply it on your pimple. Basil can neutralize the toxins on your skin that are causing you acne, and it also has an antibacterial and antiseptic action. Another way for you to get it into your system is prepare basil into a tea and drink it daily for better acne treatment.

Wheatgrass Juice

Another drink that you can have daily to remove acne is wheatgrass juice. It helps detoxify the body and clears up the skin from acne and even acne scars because it also able to repair damaged cells. So grow a little pot of wheatgrass in your kitchen today because this can come in really handy in preventing and treating breakouts.


Carrots are also good acne treatment due to its antioxidant properties. What you do with it is to make a paste by grinding at least 500 grams of carrots to make a paste. You may need 5 grams of flour to thicken the consistency, but if the carrots alone are sticky enough you may forgo the flour. Then you apply the mask on your cleansed face and leave it on for ten minutes and wash it with lukewarm water afterwards. You will have better and faster results if you do this daily.

What do you think?

Have you tried any of these beauty tips and tricks? Did you learn something new that you’re going to try? What is your favorite beauty secret? Let us know in a comment!


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    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow maybe tomatoes is what gave me a good complexion as a teen, I wonder? They have always been big in my diet.

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      Luis E Gonzalez 5 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Welcome to HubPages. Nice article

    • aestheticlinicSG profile image

      aestheticlinicSG 5 years ago from Singapore

      thanks for the input @nityanandagaurang, in my next hub i would include your suggestion,

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      nityanandagaurang 5 years ago

      some other tips like aloevera and turmeric are also helpful in removing acne.very useful hub aestheticlinicSG