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Top 40 Effective Natural Remedies of Acne
Natural ways to get rid of acne at home!
Let me take time to talk about a few very effective acne remedies that you can prepare from the comfort of your home using the readily available ingredients. One important advantage of these recipes is that they are very safe and leaves no side effects compared to the pharmaceutical drugs, pills or creams that treat acne. In addition, they are also very cheap and the ingredients you use are obtained from the kitchen. Therefore, besides helping you get rid of acne, these treatments cuts down on your cost of spending hundred dollars on the ant acne creams. Even for very sensitive skins, these natural homemade recipes cannot cause any irritation or inflammation. This is one way of the best and most affordable way of getting rid of acne without use of those harmful and irritating chemicals that can damage your skin permanently.
If you ask me, I will advise you to use one of these home remedies for curing acne at a time; please never mix them.
Garlic is considered as one of the best and effective natural remedies for acne treatment on earth. Garlic is rich in antioxidants and thus plays a major role in keeping your skin looking great. ,it has antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory benefits. You can use garlic either by consuming it or applying it topically. To apply it externally on your skin, simply cut the clove and rub it gently on the affected area. The garlic clove has allicin which an agent that makes it possess antibacterial as well as anti fungal properties.
2. Siberian Ginseng
As mentioned before, some conditions of acne are brought about by hormonal imbalances in the body. This is where Siberian Ginseng comes in to play an important role of getting rid of acne. It proves amazing beneficial effects in terms of treating acne through balancing irregularities in the body. Siberian Ginseng can be taken on a daily basis in form of capsules to help improve the appearance of the skin. As an adaptogenic herbal remedy for skin acne, Siberian Ginseng has been used for many years to rebalance hormonal issues that might be the cause for acne. Besides, this herb plays an important role in boosting the immune system and as a result, assists in preventing acne formation.
3. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a very effective herbal remedy for not only acne but for treating many skin as well as hair conditions. Tea tree oils has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that assist in fighting bacteria that causes acne as well as reduce stinging, redness and itching of the skin. One good thing about tea tree oil is that it has no side effects and performs its role of eliminating acne the same as benzol peroxide does.
4. Use Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is among the best and most effective home remedies for acne treatment. You can use chamomile by brewing it as tea and use a clean piece of cotton to apply it on your face or any affected area like the chest or back. For better results, repeat this procedure at least twice per day. You will notice great changes on your skin after a few weeks of using chamomile tea.
5. Use Turmeric and Mint
Use a mixture of mint and turmeric to apply on your skin. Simply extract juice from fresh mint leaves and combine it with turmeric powder to form a paste. Use this paste on your face or affected area and leave it for about 15 minutes before rinsing off with clean water. This mixture is very effective and you will realize great changes in your looks within a few weeks of using it.
Natural Remedies for Acne
6. Apply Aspirin Paste
Crush a few tablets of the standard aspirin into powder and add water to make a loose paste. Apply the aspirin paste on the affected area each evening before retiring to bed; leave it to stay overnight and wash in the morning. Great improvements in your skin appearance will be noticed after a short period.
7. Consume Enough Fiber and Calcium
Fiber and calcium play a very big role in regulating acne formation on your skin. Therefore, to get rid of acne, you are recommended to consume foods rich in fiber and calcium. Calcium as well as fiber helps you achieve the goal of getting rid of acne by balancing hormones more so in women. In addition, when you consume foods that contain fiber, your colon will be cleaned and as a result of this, you will be left with a healthy skin with no pimples or acne.
8. Eat Organic Foods
Organic foods are rich sources of the probiotics which is responsible for improving digestive health as well as maintain the health of your skin besides getting rid of acne.
9. Clean Your Skin Well
Cleaning your face well plays an important role of eliminating surface dirt and thus maintains your skin. Clean your face by following the appropriate ways which include the use of natural, pure cosmetics on your skin; do not wash your skin with harsh soaps; use natural herbal extracts to allow your skin to renew; do not scrub your face and avoid overdoing it.
10. Use Colloidal Silver
Normally, colloidal silver is used as a natural antibiotic and is very powerful in eliminating acne especially on the back. Use can use colloidal silver either by applying it on the affected area or by taking it orally.
11. Take Burdock Root and Dandelion
Dandelion as well as burdock root are popularly known to be rich sources of inulin which is responsible in assisting the liver to eliminate toxins from the body. As a result of this, the bacteria that cause acne are killed and thus the skin health is improved.
12. Take the Homeopathic Remedies
Another very effective remedy for eliminating acne is by taking the homeopathic remedies like Kali bromatum, Herpa sulphuris, Sulphur, as well as Antimonium tartaricum. Besides treating acne, the homeopathic remedies also play a big role in preventing the formation of acne.
13. Use Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is not only popular in treating many skin conditions but also a great remedy for hair conditions. Use can use lavender oil by simply applying it on your skin especially the affected place directly. Great improvements will be realized after a few attempts in using the oil.
14. Consume Foods Rich in Zinc
Zinc is famous for its possessing antibacterial properties and thus plays an important role when it comes to fighting acne. Therefore it is good to consume foods which are rich in zinc. The foods which contain zinc include soybeans, sunflower seeds, nuts, as well as shellfish.
15. Avoid Milk
Milk is known to be one of the contributory factors in the formation of acne. This is because when you consume milk, you will unknowingly take in a dose of cholesterol, saturated fat, dead white cells, and steroid hormones. These are very harmful to your skin as they form a high percentage of acne causing factors. Therefore, to keep your skin free from acne, it is recommended that you avoid drinking milk as much as you can.
16. Lemon Juice and Rose Water
A mixture of lemon juice and rosewater is said to among the most effective homemade remedies for acne treatment. The mixture is preparing by combining fresh lemon juice with rosewater in equal proportions. Apply the mixture on your face or the affected area and leave it to stay for about 5 to 10 minutes before washing it off with clean lukewarm water. Repeat treating your face of any affected part of your skin this mixture on a daily basis until you start seeing positive changes.
17. Aloe Vera
Hundreds of aloe Vera grow naturally all over the world and are known to contain medicinal properties. Aloe Vera gel possesses soothing as well as cooling effects on acne sores. Besides, aloe Vera is known as a natural antibiotic. You can prepare this natural remedy to use it for eliminating acne by taking a whole aloe Vera leaf and cut it into two pieces and let the yellow latex to drain. Drain the gel and keep it in the refrigerator for future. Apply the gel on the affected area. Aloe Vera eliminates acne by immediately soothing the skin and is also a mild anti-inflammatory. Besides, it is a natural antibiotic and thus cleans the skin as well as killing the bacteria that cause acne.
Nettle been used for years globally as a natural remedy for many conditions. Nettle has stinging properties and if handled with bare hands may harm you. Therefore, you are advised to put on cloves when handling nettle plants. Take nettle leaves and put them into a teapot, pour water onto them and steep for about 5 minutes. Add honey and lemon and drink it as tea. Although the tea will be a bit bitter; it is very nutritious rich in calcium. You can find dried nettle in tea bags but it is not as effective as the one you prepare from fresh nettle leaves. Besides, you can buy nettle in form of pills. If you take dried nettle, ensure that you drink plenty of water. The reason why nettle works in eliminating acne is because it have anti-inflammatory properties. Precautions need to be taken as nettle may cause stomach irritation in some people and it is also a diuretic and thus should not be consumed by nursing mothers.
Oatmeal is a perfect and effective way of removing acne from your skin. It has no side effects and can be applied to any skin type. Simply grind a handful of oatmeal in a coffee grinder or a blender and cook it as if you are preparing it for consumption and add about ¼ cup of coffee to the cooked oatmeal and mix thoroughly. After cooling it down, apply the mixture on the affected area and leave it to stay for about 15 minutes .It will cleanse the pores of your skin by absorbing oil as well as exfoliating the skin. You can apply honey to serve as a skin tone. Oatmeal is very soothing to the skin and very effective in clearing acne; leaves neither irritations nor inflammations!
20. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is popularly known for its ability to reduce excess sebum in the skin. In addition, it serves as a natural moisturizer as well as a soothing agent. Although your skin requires sebum, excess of it will lead to acne formation on your skin. Thus jojoba oil plays a very crucial role of reducing sebum and as a result prevents formation of acne. Simply apply jojoba oil on your skin at least twice per day for better results.
Neem is among the best skin herbs on this planet. If you are eating the right meals that are needed for acne prevention, neem will quite of great importance to your skin when it comes to fighting acne. Neem is normally taken in as in form of tea; you can either buy tea bags of neem or buy raw neem herbs and prepare your own tea. At least drink a glass of neem tea per day and you will notice great changes within a small period.
22. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is among the best as well as effective herbal remedies for many skin conditions including acne treatment. Simply mix apple cider vinegar with water in the ratio of 2:3 and use a clean piece of cotton to apply it on your skin directly. You should use a completely organic apple cider vinegar. You will realize great improvements in the appearance of your skin after a short period of time.
Although many acne remedies are applied externally on the skin, guggul is taken in orally and works wonders when it comes to treatment of acne. In fact, a research carried out by Indians indicated that guggul is better in treatment of acne than prescribed medication such as tetracycline among people with oily skins.
24. Evening Primrose Oil
The evening primrose oil can never be compared to any other herbal remedy when it comes to treatment of acne. It is a rich source of gamma-linoneic acid as well as fatty acid which are very important to the skin and play a big role in treatment of acne.
25. Wheat Grass Juice
You will not believe what wheatgrass juice can do to your skin in terms of eliminating acne until you have tested it; it does wonders when it comes to getting rid of acne completely from your skin. If you ingest wheatgrass for about seven months, acne will completely be cleared and you will also receive permanent protection against acne. Besides helping you get rid of acne completely, wheatgrass juice has the ability to prevent grey hair from growing. In addition, it is believed to be one of the best blood cleansers as it washes out the toxins in your blood stream.
26. Lettuce Leaves
Lettuce is among the best herbal remedies for stubborn acne. It helps in the improvement of the pimply skin. Simply simmer a whole lettuce in water for some minutes and use water as a wash. Besides being effective in eliminating acne, lettuce also soothes sunburns, wind burned as well as rough skin.
27. Baking Soda
Baking soda is popularly known for its effectiveness in clearing pimples and acne from your skin. It contains sodium bicarbonate which is responsible for getting rid of acne from your skin. In addition, baking soda reduces the red marks as well as wrinkles on the skin leaving it clear, smoother and looking younger. Due to the fact that sodium bicarbonate in the baking soda is pH neutral, the baking soda can be used as a hair wash, toothpaste, a pain soother as well as an odor eliminator. Besides, it exfoliates the skin and thus getting rid of the uppermost layers of the skin which was affected by acne. You must take precautions when using baking soda in that you only use it externally; do not ingest it. Research has indicated that baking soda may cause reaction to some skin types therefore; test a little baking soda on a small part of your skin before using it all over. Another advantage of using baking soda is that it reduces the embarrassing acne scars on your skin leaving it clearer. You can use baking soda treatments to get rid of acne through its creams or masks. You may purchase the acne products that containing baking soda from health as well as beauty stores or use the homemade ones. The most disturbing side effect of baking soda is that it brings about excessive dryness of the skin and leaves a little burning sensation in the area applied. Besides, baking soda can also lighten your skin if applied consistently.
28. Ice Cubes
Ice cubes are said to be very effectives in shrinking the redness as well as inflammation of a pimple. In addition, the ice cube plays an important role of trying to clear a pimple and make it less noticeable.
29. Raw White Potato
Besides playing a very important role in eliminating acne on your skin, raw white potato reduces swelling as well as inflammation of your skin. Simply place a thin slice of raw white potato on the affected area and leave it to stay for about 6 minutes. Repeat the procedure daily for better results. Acne will disappear after a few weeks of carrying out the process.
30. Egg Yolk
If you want to get rid of acne without spending any cash and getting the best results ever, then try a facial mask made from an egg yolk. Simply prepare the mask by beating one egg yolk and apply it one the affected area using a clean child’s paint brush or a cosmetic brush. Leave the mask on your skin to dry for about 10 minutes and rinse with clean and lukewarm water. If you repeat using this mask every day for one week, you notice great changes on your skin. Please keep off this mask if you are allergic to eggs.
31. Ultraviolet Light
A considerable amount of ultra violet light can help in treatment of acne and can cure it completely. You are advised to go slowly with it and ensure that your eyes are closed when using it; be cautious not to overdo it.
32. Try Ginger
Ginger is known for its powerful healing powers when it comes to clearing acne and pimples. Simply cut fresh ginger and apply it directly on pimples every day. It is very powerful in soothing as well as calming down the acne inflammation. Consistently using ginger to treat pimples on your skin will help you get rid of it within a very short period of time.
Alum is said to be very effective in treating acne as well as canker sores. It is normally found at some grocery stores in the spice aisle. In case you find it hard to get alum, then consider using the alum mineral crystal by applying it on the affected area or on your face. Although alum is designed and meant to serve as a deodorant, it ideal and very effective in getting rid of acne; its effectiveness in eliminating acne is brought about by the mineral salts it carries.
Gotu Kola is a plant that grows in water and it originated from Southeast Asia, South Pacific as well as South Africa. It has been used over many years in the traditional Chinese Medicine for treatment of many conditions such as skin conditions, mental problems, respiratory infections, as well as leprosy. This herbal remedy has various active components that have been proved to boost blood flow to wounds, improve the strength as well as elasticity of the skin and prevent the excessive production of collagen in the scar tissues. As a result of this, Gotu kola prevents the shrinking of the skin as it heals and boost the levels of antioxidants and thus improving the growth of new and healthy skin. It thus plays a very important role in clearing the scars left behind by acne. Simply apply this herb topically on the affected area in an ointment. It is recommended to apply it as soon as the skin damage occurs. This herb can be found in form of tea, dried herb, tablet, capsule, tincture as well as ointment. Gotu kola herb is also taken orally but pregnant women are warned never to take it orally but instead use it topically.
Chaparral is believed by many people to possess very remarkable healing powers on many diseases. It among the best herbal remedies for not only acne but also for treating many skin conditions such as sores, eczema, rashes, as well as skin wounds. In fact, many Native Americans use this herb to care as well as protect their skin. Initially, Chaparral was used as an all natural sunscreen. In addition, chaparral serves as a strong anti pathogenic and thus kills parasites as well as microbes from the body. It kills the bacteria that cause acne. Besides, chaparral herb is popularly known for serving as an effective skin cleanser as well as detoxifier and thus stops infections such as acne formation. You can apply the chaparral herb directly on your skin or to be more specific, the affected area. Another advantage of chaparral is that it helps in curing both facial acne as well as body acne.
Also known as chaste berry, Vitex is a suitable natural remedy for adult acne. It especially reacts well with premenstrual acne by controlling the pituitary gland and thus regulating hormones in a balanced way. Acne is eliminated or reduced substantially when women with mentsual cylces use vitex regularly. Simply take one vitex capsule each day and you will start feeling great improvements in your skin after a few weeks. Pregnant women are not supposed to use vitex.
Echinacea is an herb originated in the United States and it is also popularly known as purple cone flower. It provides very powerful internal immune improving effects which decrease persistence acne. Besides, the roots of ecinacea herb has antiseptic properties which play an important role in getting rid of the complexion of microbial infections and at the same time boosting healing, relieving inflammation as well as providing a numbing effect that reduces the pain of cystic acne. You can prepare Echinacea tea by steeping three teaspoonfuls of freshly chopped Echinacea root in one cup of boiling water for about quarter an hour. Allow it to cool and soak a clean piece of cotton wool into the strained tea. Apply the soaked cotton wool on the affected area; repeat this procedure each day for better results. Besides, you can take capsules of Echinacea containing 400mg each day until you start feeling positive changes.
Also known as orangeroot or yellow puccoon, goldenseal plays an important role when it comes to improving the digestive system as well as supporting the liver in removing toxins from the body. In addition, the goldenseal herb is a rich source of berberine which serves as a very powerful anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial agent which many herbalists use in treatment of many infections. Besides, goldenseal helps in blocking blemishes. You can use this herb either internally by taking it in form of tea or apply it topically as a facial wash or mask. Taking it internally, simply steep one teaspoonful of well chopped goldenseal roots in one cup of boiled water for about quarter an hour, staring and drink the tea before you eat anything. You can as well saturate a piece of cotton in warm goldenseal tea and place it on the affected area as a compress; this will help to draw out the blackheads.
39. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is one of the best skin soothers and brings about the calming effect on the inflamed skin. If you want to try lavender essential oil then you must dilute it with any other oil like almond oil or grape seed oil before applying it on your skin; never apply it directly on the skin because it is too strong that your skin cannot withstand it
40. Try using Natural Clays
You can also prepare natural clay masks and use them in curing acne. They have no side effects and they are very effective when it comes to clearing acne. Use the clay mask at least twice and at most three times a week for better results. The natural clay mask acts perfectly for oily as well as acne skin types. Besides helping in fighting acne, clay masks are used as skin cleansers as well as detoxifiers. Rhassoul clay, Sea clay, Kaolin clay as well as Bentonite clay are the most commonly used types of natural clays for clearing acne. In case you experience a little skin breakout when using the clay mask for the first time, do not worry and just keep on using it as this effect is due to the impurities that are drawn out by the clay. It will be over after using it severally.
Just as any other skin treatment, not all natural home remedies for acne are ideal for every skin type. Some people are still allergic to natural ingredients such as those used in preparation of the above remedies. Therefore, it is recommended that you always carry out a patch test on a small part of your skin before applying it all over the affected area. Besides, these natural homemade remedies for acne are meant to cure and treat mild acne but not severe acne like cystic acne. For severe acne, please contact your dermatologist for treatment.
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