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3 Powerful Acne Cures that Are Hiding in Your Kitchen

Updated on May 21, 2016

Acne is the worst. A side effect of hormones, poor diet and bad luck, it can ruin someone's skin and possibly someone's day. Acne treatments from the store are usually effective, but they can be expensive and sometimes even hurt your skin. But luckily there are some natural acne treatments you can make by raiding your kitchen.


Green Tea

Green tea is kind of a wonder all the way around. While you can get so many fantastic benefits just from drinking it, it can also help acne when applied to the face. It's full of antioxidants that reduce sebum production (which is the natural oil that causes acne), inflammation, and bacteria on the skin.

What you need:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1/2 cup water
  • bowl and small saucer
  • clean wash cloth


  1. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.
  2. Place tea bag in bowl and pour hot water on top of it.
  3. Cover bowl with saucer and steep 4-5 minutes
  4. Uncover the bowl and remove tea bag. Let tea cool until a comfortable temperature.
  5. Soak wash cloth in tea and gently apply to face, focusing on problem areas.
  6. Either let the tea dry or rinse it off with cold water.


Egg White Face Mask

Egg whites are full of proteins and vitamins that are essential to helping to repair the skin. They also soak up excess oils on your skin which can clog your pores and cause acne. It's an incredibly easy treatment.

What you need:

  • 2-3 eggs
  • bowl
  • clean wash cloth


  1. Separate egg whites from the yolks.
  2. Whisk the whites until they are frothy and then set aside for a few minutes to set.
  3. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.
  4. Apply the egg white mask with your fingertips, covering all areas, but focusing on problem spots. You can apply more than one layer, but wait for one layer to dry before adding another.
  5. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes before washing off with warm water and patting your skin dry with wash cloth.
  6. Apply your favorite skin moisturizer to keep your skin from drying out.


Orange Peel

Not only do orange peels smell fantastic, but they're also great for treating damaged skin. The vitamin C in them helps promote the growth of new, healthy cells while the citric acid helps reduce the oil and bacteria build-up on the face.

What you need:

  • 2 orange peels
  • water
  • mortar and pestle or blender
  • bowl
  • clean wash cloth


  1. Grind or blend the orange peels and place them in a bowl.
  2. Add just enough water to make a paste
  3. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.
  4. Apply to your face or problem areas and leave it for about 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry with wash cloth.
  6. Apply moisturizer.

What are your favorite acne treatments from home? Let me know in the comments.


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    • Kara Skinner profile image

      Kara Skinner 15 months ago from Maine

      Green tea does reduce the amount of oil on the skin so I guess it can cause dehydration, but I'd have to do more research. Green tea works well for me because my skin is often very oily, but for someone who has dry skin, it might not work as well as a skin treatment.

      However, when I Googled green tea and skin dehydration, I found this article, which says drinking green tea can actually cause higher moisture content.