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The Best Effective Home Remedies for Acne

Updated on December 7, 2016

Best effective home remedies for acne


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Some few weeks ago, I developed acne on my left cheek, so I went to a drugstore and bought some cream (which according to the manufacturers’ cured acne). I correctly followed the instructions on the label, but after applying the cream on my face for some time, I noticed to my greatest shock that the cream had started interfering with my skin's natural tone. I have since dumped the cream into the dustbin and I am currently searching for some of the best and most effective home remedies for acne. If you know of any effective home remedies for treating acne, please share them with me because I am desperately looking for an effective way to get rid of my acne problem.


I know there are many people out there who are facing similar problems with acne just like Marilyn. It is because of this I decided to write this post about the best effective home remedies for acne.

Best home remedies for acne

As a matter of fact, there are numerous things that you can do from the comfort of your home to get rid of acne. Some of these home remedies are very effective whereas others aren't. Some of them are even a waste of one's time since they simply don't work. Below are some of the most effective home remedies for treating acne. The reason why I call the remedies below "the most effective" is simply because not only have I personally used them in treating my acne, but also because a lot of people have benefited from them.


Who would have ever thought that the common toothpaste that we all use in brushing our teeth in the morning and night would be capable of treating acne. But strangely it does! As to the exact reason why toothpaste does this, I honestly can't explain. All I know is that it is a heck of an effective way to get rid of acne. All you need to do is apply a small quantity of the toothpaste on the affected area before going to bed and leave it overnight and then rinse it in the morning before taking your bath. The toothpaste will gradually decrease the size of the acne and then eventually cause it to dry out and disappear.

Lemon juice

Numerous studies have shown that using lemon juice or lemon is a very effective way to battle acne. The acids in lemon are what primarily help in treating acne. All you need to do is slice a lemon into two parts, rub a generous amount of the liquid from the lemon on the affected area of the skin and leave it to dry for some few hours before rinsing it off with warm water. Do this at least twice a day and you will be amazed by the results. The lemon juice will clean out the heap of dirt in the pores that contribute to the development of acne, thereby giving you relief from acne.

Baking soda

In the world of Science, baking soda is known as sodium hydrogen carbonate. A doctor friend of mine once told me that she had been using baking soda for a number of years to treat acne. I tried it and was amazed by its ability to cure acne. What baking soda does when you apply it to the affected region of your skin is it scales off the skin gently. That is it disconnects the pore and removes dead skin. In addition to fighting acne with its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties also helps to control the pH balance of the skin. All you need to do is mix one or two teaspoons of baking soda with a little water and then apply the mixture on your face or the affected area. Wait for a few minutes before finally washing wash it off your face. Doing this at least twice a week is very effective in combating acne.


Oatmeal is very helpful in reducing acne because it cleanses the skin pores and absorbs excess oil, which causes acne. In addition to this, it also plays an instrumental role in exfoliating the skin and keeping it beautiful.

One of the best ways to use oatmeal to achieve this is by mixing a teaspoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon in a cup of boiled oatmeal. Rub this mixture over the affected part of your skin; leave the mixture on your skin for about 30 minutes before using warm water to rinse it off. It is recommended that you do this twice every week.

Tea tree oil

Another common and very effective natural way to treat acne is by the use of tea tree oil. The reason why tea tree oil is great in getting rid of acne is simply because it acts like an antiseptic and disinfects the pores the moment it comes into contact with the skin. Normally all you need to do is just apply one drop of tree tea oil to the affected spot on your skin and gently rub it around the area for about a minute. Doing this at least twice a day will help you get rid of your acne.

Apple cider vinegar

I cannot talk about the best home remedies for acne without mentioning apple cider vinegar. It is one of the most effective things in your home you can use in getting rid of acne fast. The reason it is extremely good in the fight against acne is because it has the ability to kill off the bacteria that may be causing the acne. It also serves as an alkaline and balances the pH of the skin which then makes it difficult for the bacteria to thrive. In addition to all this, it also helps in drying up excess oil, which causes acne.

How to use apple cider vinegar to treat acne

  • Rinse your face with water and dry it gently.
  • Add about three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into half a glass of water and mix very well.
  • Get a clean cotton ball, deep it into the mixture and apply it directly to the affected area.
  • Leave it on your skin for at least 10 minutes before washing it off.

Repeat the process at least two times a day. If after doing this, your skin feels too dry, then my advice to you is to use a moisturizer afterwards.

Banana peel

You can also fight acne by using banana peels. All you need to do is peel a fresh banana and rub the peel gently in a circular motion all over the acne-affected area of your skin. Do this for about five minutes. Wait for about 30 minutes before washing your face. Do this at least twice a day and you will notice a dramatic difference. The reason why banana peels are capable of getting rid of acne is simply because they contain a substance called lutein. Anyone who knows lutein knows it is a very powerful antioxidant that reduces swelling and inflammation. It also plays a major role in promoting a healthy cell growth.


Last on the least of the best effective home remedies for acne I will be talking about is the almighty garlic. It is considered to be one of the healthiest foods a person can ever consume. Garlic fights acne in no small way! Many consider it one of the best natural remedy for acne because of its immense antibacterial properties.

Fighting acne with garlic is easy. All you need to do is extract the juice from the garlic and mix it with a teaspoon of water. Use a clean cotton pad to apply the mixture on the parts of your skin taken over by acne. Allow the mixture to remain on your skin for some 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Do this at least twice a day and you will understand why many people praise garlic as one of the most effective natural ways to get rid of acne.


I recommend any of the methods above. Personally I think that using these home remedies is hundred times better than applying chemicals on your face; which might end up causing more havoc to the skin and which are sometimes not always effective in treating the acne.

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