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Acne Home Remedies - Baking Soda, Egg Yolk & More!

Updated on July 15, 2015

The Top Acne Remedies

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UPDATE 8/10/2014: Before we get into the following strategies of eliminating acne, I wanted to cut to the chase by immediately linking you to the absolute BEST method of curing acne that I have yet to find. It is the method that I used to cure my own acne and, while it is difficult for three short days, it is VERY much worth the effort. Check out the following free method in the link below that uses nothing but apples to cure your acne and if you don't think you have the will power, come back to this page to try one of the following less effective techniques:

How To Cure Acne In 3 Days With Apples

There are literally hundreds of acne remedies out there, but as I learned back when I was still suffering from acne, not all of them work -- at all. In fact, a lot of them are utter scams of people just wanting to take your money and give you a cheap product that doesn't do jack.

That's why in this article, I will not try to sell a single thing. I will present to you only the acne remedies that I myself have had the best success with and that can be done with simple products you probably already have in your house. My goal is not to rip anyone off, unlike so many of the companies out there that made a quick buck off of my misfortune in the past.

However, I am happy to say that I no longer suffer from acne thanks to these remedies -- especially one of them in particular.

Acne Remedies - Baking Soda
Acne Remedies - Baking Soda

Baking Soda

This is especially effective for treating blackheads.  Just mix a tiny bit of water with a tiny bit of Arm & Hammer baking soda until it forms a paste. 

Prepare your skin by taking a wet, warm washcloth and dampening your entire face.  Apply this past to your skin, gently massaging it into your pores.  Be sure to cover the entire face with this baking soda paste.

Once applied, let it dry on your face for about 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.  Thoroughly pat your face dry and then you are finished. 

This acne remedy has a way of drying out the skin, so be sure to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer after you finish and don't do this more than once a day.

Acne Remedies - Steam
Acne Remedies - Steam


This is a great technique for flushing the bacteria and oil out of your pores and it is also very healthy for your skin.  Even if you don't have acne, this will help your skin stay looking young and healthy for a very long time, similar to the way a sauna does.

Fill up a pot about halfway and set it to boil on the stove top.  Once it is boiling, turn off the stove and wait for the bubbles to stop.  Carefully take it over to the floor and grab a towel.  

Hold your face over the heated water with the towel over your head as to trap the heat in the area around your face.  You'll feel your pores open up and start sweating out all the icky stuff that normally clogs them, causing acne. 

Continue to steam your face for as long as 10 to 20 minutes or until you are no longer sweating.  Immediately go rinse off your face with cold water and a mild cleanser after doing this, to prevent the nasty oily sweat from drying back on your face.

You can do this up to twice a day, if your schedule permits. 

Acne Remedies - Egg Yolk Mask
Acne Remedies - Egg Yolk Mask

Egg Yolk Mask

This egg yolk mask is great for tightening your pores, reducing their appearance and making them harder to clog. It also works to pull the impurities out of the top layer of your skin.

Begin by getting 3 or 4 eggs and a small bowl and spoon. Proceed to breaking the eggs and carefully extracting the white of the egg down the drain of your sink, without losing the yolk. This takes a little practice, but you'll be able to do it just fine given a little time. Once the white is out of the shell, dump the remaining yolk into the bowl. Do this with all three or four eggs and then use the spoon to mix the yolks together into a creamy blend.

Get a white cotton pad, dab a little of the yoke paste on the end of it and apply it to your face. Cover your entire face with the yolk mask and let it sit.

While the yolk is drying onto your face, use plastic wrap to cover the bowl and keep it in your fridge. You'll be able to use the same yolk mix for up to 2 or 3 days before it starts to lose its quality.

After letting the yolk sit on your face for 10 to 15 minutes, it should start to harden and form a crispy shell. When this happens, head over to your bathroom sink and begin to pull off as much as you can without getting it wet. When you have removed as much as you possibly can with your hands, turn on the faucet and rinse the rest off with warm water. Follow up by washing your face with a mild cleanser.

Acne Remedies - Aloe Vera
Acne Remedies - Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel works exceptionally well at taking the redness out of your acne.  While it does not necessarily make the pimple go away, it will reduce swelling and cause your face to appear clearer.  I recommend using it with a combination of the above techniques.

Just get about a quarter-sized amount of the Aloe Vera gel in between your finger tips, rub it together and then massage it into your skin.  Unlike the above acne remedies, you do not need to rinse this off when you are done.  Just let it sit in your skin and take the redness out of it.

You can do this up to twice a day.

Acne Remedies - 3 Day Apple Fast
Acne Remedies - 3 Day Apple Fast

3 Day Apple Fast

I saved this for last, because it is by far the best of the acne remedies out there. However, it also takes the most self control.

That self control is worth it though, considering your acne will be virtually gone in three days, if your case of acne is just mild. Even if it is severe acne, you'll hardly have any left at the end of it.

Sure, it takes a lot of self control, but it is completely free and it makes it permanently go away. You just have to ask yourself how much clear skin is worth to you. Are you willing to pay the price of sacrifice?

If so, you'll find that the results are well worth it. There is not enough room to explain it in this article, so I wrote an entirely separate one for it. To read how to get rid of acne in three days with an apple fast, click the link at the top of the article.


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      Carrie Lee Night 

      4 years ago from Northeast United States

      Interesting hub :). Will have to try some of these :)

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      4 years ago from West Georgia

      This is a great article. I love home remedies, and I can't wait to try a few of the ones you have highlighted here. I have also heard of using honey, as mentioned by Healthnews12 in another comment.

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      Neetu M 

      4 years ago from USA

      I would go for any of those, but not the egg yolk mask! Great ideas, and I have actually used the baking soda and water paste a couple of times. Acne is simply one of those notorious conditions that we have to learn to manage rather than cure simply because it defies a cure! Natural remedies at least do not cause the excessive drying that chemicals do.

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      5 years ago

      Thank you for this remedy. i also read some blogs and they said that baking soda can cure acne. i hope this will clear my skin!

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      6 years ago

      Will this method also remove blackhead, whiteheads and other comedones?

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      Posh Posh 

      6 years ago

      Thanks a lot,l will definitely try the three day apple fast.Can l take my vitamin pills during the three day apple fast?

    • jaredbangerter profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York City

      Thank you both for the comments. :] I am sure you will have success with these, kikki. If I was to recommend the one I could promise the best results with, it would be the three day apple fast.

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      7 years ago

      These sound great all natural and low cost, very well done. I hate those advertisements with the good looking skin and expensive products that the average person can not afford. Hopefully your home remedies will help many people.

      Have A Good Day !

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      7 years ago

      I suffer with acne was on a medication that's meant to get rid of it but it did't work so came off it but acne is coming back so will try some off these tips. thanks x


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