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Quick Homemade Acne Remedies

Updated on July 31, 2009

Most people are convinced that all their skin care predicaments can be solved by the products sold on TV or online.

But if we look inside our pantry, kitchen cupboard, first aid cabinets and spice racks, we’re able to concoct quick homemade acne remedies that work wonders.

Yes, treatment for zits and pimples and those nasty blackheads can be found in your kitchen, and just as they taste good on your meals, they are effective medications as well!

Not only do they cost so much less, saves you the trip to the grocery or the pharmacy and gives you extra money not spent on those facial treatments, homemade acne remedies are easy and quick to prepare. With right applications and consistent use, your facial skin would soon be glowing, vibrant and acne-free.

Homemade Acne Remedies
Homemade Acne Remedies

Home Remedies for Acne

Try using apple and honey! Simply pop an apple into a blender to create paste, and mix it with 3-4 tablespoons of honey.

Apply the mixture on affected areas of the skin, but do not press and rub harshly. Let the solution stay for over 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Even when the awful pimple or acne has gone and given you healthy supple skin, continue to use the apple and honey mixture on a regular basis to prevent acne, pimples and zits from ruining your face.

Oatmeal, too have effects similar to apple and honey. It heals acne by absorbing excess skin oils which mostly causes those nasty sprouts on your face. With a blender, process into powder several spoonfuls of oatmeal, then mix with warm water.

Once you get the oats in a creamy condition, you may mix with lavender and chamomile. On your washed-clean face, apply the mixture all over your face, with more of it on affected areas. Leave for over ten minutes and rinse, and see for yourself how the oatmeal mask leaves your skin healthy and clean.

Inexpensive, easy-to-made home remedies for acne scars are often right in the kitchen.
Inexpensive, easy-to-made home remedies for acne scars are often right in the kitchen.

Another way to get rid of acne scars is the use of baking soda which has been known to heal pimple and acne areas fast.

Just get one scoop and add water, mix into a paste and apply to affected areas. Let the baking soda dry before you gently rinse it off your face. It’s effective body and face scrub is just as good as a pimple and acne treatment.

See? Your kitchen pantry and cupboards are filled with easy-to-make, inexpensive ingredients to making quick homemade acne remedies!

Many experts do believe toothpaste get rid of acne scars really fast. Apply it to affected areas before going to bed, and it works on to reduce the swelling caused by acne, along with minimizing the itch and discomfort they bring.

Garlic and potatoes, too, has been proven to have anti-inflammatory elements. Just cut small pieces and hold over your pimple, and the swelling disappears. For an even quicker fix, head to the freezer, take out an ice cube and hold it to your pimple. It does help reduce the swelling pretty quickly.

As for your medicine and first aid cabinet, you’ll be surprised to know that a drop of Visine eyedrops swiftly gets the redness of affected areas in your face. The antibiotic ingredients in your Neospirin and aspirin are also helpful to getting rid of acne.

Simply crush the tablets and add water drops, mix into paste and apply to the pimples and other affected areas. As in most paste-form homemade acne remedies, let it dry for over ten minutes before washing the crushed-and-pasted tablets off. The immediate effect is seen when your pimple dries up and eventually its growth is cut short through this application.

Now that you know, when the zit or pimple greets you in the morning, you don’t have to rush to the grocery or the pharmacy in your pajamas!

Just head on to the kitchen or to your medicine cabinet in the bathroom, homemade remedies for acne are often right at home.


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      elize 5 years ago

      thanks for the tips im desperate for enything that works

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      Cara 5 years ago

      THANKS! :D

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      nicole 6 years ago

      I have really sensitive skin and so toothpaste was not a good idea. I like using baking soda, and egg whites as a mask.

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      kesy 6 years ago

      The honey and the lemon juice or honey or anything with vitamin c works weel. The toothpsate works as well for me

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      Brianna 7 years ago

      I tried the toothpaste, but my face actually started swelling and it burns.

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      ericosiu 7 years ago

      +1 to the toothpaste. I've tried it one on a pimple that actually had its own shadow. It burned quite a bit so I don't think I'll be messing around with the toothpaste trick for a bit. I actually had the toothpaste trick on my acne remedies blog at for a bit too!

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      squeakstar 7 years ago

      i read the toothpaste one in a wresting magazine. i'm just now learning not to put the toothpaste so close to the eyes lol

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      Spice Rack 7 years ago

      You can also try some herb and spice on your spice rack cause I read about spice which are used in treating some disease and allergies.

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      aloysha 7 years ago

      thanks!!! im sure its safe. i do have pimples and im really desperate to get rid of it but im scared to try things but not this one cause its organic. :)

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      loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      my daughter has terrible acne, i will definitely try the apple and honey......thx 4 share

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      chin acne help! 7 years ago

      Great hub! I really love the idea of making your own home made acne remedy! I bet they are really effective and as you made it yourself i bet it would give you great sense of satisfaction if you cured your acne yourself!

      Not too mention it would be so much cheaper than going to the shops and buying acne treatments and acne creams.

      Thank you for the great tips and advice. I and very keen to get stuck in with your homemade acne remedies! :)

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      justsstarting out 8 years ago

      gee thnkz the advise really did help now i just got to try it and see