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Five Natural Remedies for Acne and Blemishes

Updated on April 26, 2015

Acne Can Affect Your Self-Esteem

A smart, intelligent and beautiful teenager walking down the school corridor, too embarrassed to make eye contact with others, is quite a common sight. As we look closely, we often find the reason to be acne, pimples, and blemishes.

Acne and acne scars don’t just destroy the beauty and glow of your face. They are also responsible for low self-esteem in an otherwise wonderful individual. However, before you reach out for those chemical-ridden over-the-counter acne creams and lotions, try any one of these 5 great natural remedies for getting rid of those ugly blemishes. They will surely help, if given some time.

Sandalwood for acne and blemishes

Sandalwood has anti-microbial properties and has a cooling effect on the skin. Sandalwood paste is, therefore, considered one of the best natural ways to get rid of acne.

Apply the paste of sandalwood powder and rose water on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Use the past twice or thrice a week and you will see a difference within a few weeks. Try to make sure that you are buying genuine and pure sandalwood powder from reputed brands.

Orange Peels For A Clear Skin

Orange peels are not just great for dried seasoning of desserts. They are also a wonderful and effective natural remedy for getting rid of blemishes and pimple scars.

Take the peel of an orange, allow it to dry in shade and grind it into fine powder. This powder can be easily stored for months in an air-tight bottle.

Combine the powder with curd or rose water and apply it on the face. After 15 minutes, scrub it off lightly and wash with lukewarm water.

The scrubbing action will exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. Orange peel clears the skin, controls oiliness and also has a whitening effect on your skin.

Turmeric for a Beautiful Face

Turmeric is a very effective anti-bacterial natural remedy for pimples. A pinch of turmeric is all it takes to get rid of blemishes.

Just add it to your face pack or facial scrubs and look at the glow on your face! Don’t add too much of it though. Otherwise your skin will look yellowish.

You can also make a turmeric paste with lemon juice. Apply this paste on the individual pimples. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash with plain water.

Lemon juice is quite useful for acne
Lemon juice is quite useful for acne | Source

Lemon - The Pimple Fighter

Lemon acts as a bleaching agent and is very effective in lightening acne scars and blemishes. Left on the face for 15 minutes and used daily, it will considerably lighten these scars within 2-3 weeks. However, lemon can dry your skin. If your skin feels a little too dry, don’t apply lemon juice on its own. Instead add it to your face packs.

Raw Tomato Juice

Raw tomato juice is another wonderful natural way of getting rid of pimple scars. Its antioxidant properties help reduce acne, cure infections on the skin, and lighten blemishes. It can be applied directly or combined with lemon juice to get a glowing and clear facial skin.

Use Natural Remedies to Get a Clear Complexion

These natural remedies for acne and blemishes can easily be found in your kitchen shelves or at your nearest herbal stores. Remember that acne is often a sign of hormonal changes or disorders in the body. If this is the reason for your pimples, you might have to consult a dermatologist.

Besides this, maintain a good lifestyle and use any one or two of these natural remedies regularly and say good-bye to acne, pimples, and blemishes!

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