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Effective Home Remedies For Acne And Oily Skin

Updated on July 5, 2018

Home Made Remedies For Acne

Homemade Acne Remedies Vs Store Bought Products

If you are reading this today because you've already spent enough money (that you could have spent on those awesome shoes, new watch or gas in your car) and been down the path of buying store-bought acne products you probably already aware of the cost and potential irritation many commercial acne products can cause. (Ouch that stings).

Most commercial acne products also designed for oily or teenage skin. The companies that make acne products don't really seem to consider the wide range of people of different ages with different non oily skin types who also suffer from acne.

Sensitive skin, dry skin, mature skins to suffer from acne breakouts which may be caused by environmental factors, hormonal issues, or sometimes medication need special care.

Natural homemade acne remedies offer benefits that care for all different skin types, treating acne and leaving you with clear nourished skin.

If you're looking to save money using gentle effective natural remedies to clear up acne and heal your skin - that's what this page is all about!

You can find a large range of powerful antibacterial ingredients in many plants, oils, herbs and spices that not only combat acne bacteria but also soothe and heal and repair skin.

You can have gorgeous clear skin for a fraction of the cost and no hassles at home!

Antibacterial Homemade Acne Remedies: Best Acne Remedies

Many ingredients like honey, tea tree oil, neem oil and lavender oil contain natural antibacterial compounds. So do several spices and herbs such as turmeric basil and parsley. When added to bases like avocado, banana, yogurt, coconut oil and other base oils, these natural ingredients can be used to combat acne bacteria.

Natural homemade acne remedies not only work on destroying acne bacteria, but also nourishing and feeding damaged skin supporting its natural balance. This creates an environment where acne just can't survive. Natural home made acne remedies do this without stripping away your skin's protective layers.

Soothing Acne Remedies

Ingredients like lavender and neem oil, chamomile tea, oatmeal, honey and several other ingredients can be combined to make very soothing and calming masks, serums and cleansers. Soothing ingredients calm irritation and redness.

Repairing Remedies For Acne Scars

Did you know that the ingredients in many of the commercial products that advertise skin rejuvenation and cell regeneration for skin have natural alternatives in the form of essential oils, fruits and seeds and other gifts from nature to repair and rebuild your skin from its deeper layers.

There are many homemade serums you can make using powerful antioxidants and collagen stimulating natural ingredients to protect and repair acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles and dehydrated skin among other things.

You can support your skin by using the right ingredients and homemade acne remedies to prevent acne scars and breakouts.

Natural Acne Remedies

Natural Home Remedies For Acne

The best homemade acne remedies are easy to make! And they really work!

With this list of ingredients and using the recipes – you can quickly and easily deal with acne, heal skin and prevent acne scars. These are very potent recipes and are very effective without irritating skin.

Aloe Vera Plant, Aloe Gel Or Aloe Vera Juice For Acne

Keep a plant at home and break open a leaf for wounds, cuts and grazes. It's very soothing and healing.

Apple-Cider-Vinegar For Acne

Apple cider-vinegar (ACV) is balancing and fights acne bacteria. Can be added into facial acne masks and combined with aloe vera as a soothing rinse.

Apples For Acne

The acids in apples makes them a great remedy ingredient for pimples.

Aspirin Contains Salicylic Acid For Acne Masks

A major ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid which is a natural acne fighting ingredient, crushed aspirin can be added to make acne remedies.

Other natural sources of salicylic acids are tomatoes, strawberries and for a kick butt potent acne mask use Willow bark (from your local health store or Amazon, see store link).

Banana Retards Acne Bacteria

Bananas are high in potassium. This mineral is renowned for it’s bacteria retarding properties. Obviously this makes Bananas excellent as a base in acne facial masks. When you add to that its moisturizing benefits, especially for oily skins banana is a popular ingredient in many face masks recipes not just in acne treatments.

Basil Antibacterial Home Remedies For Acne

Basil is naturally antibacterial and can be chopped or pureed and added to your acne facial masks. Optionally use the essential oil form of basil.

Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil Acne Cleansers

Coconut oil is very high in essential fatty acids so it is protective and antibacterial. Coconut oil is also high in trace minerals and vitamins making it excellent for acne prone skin especially when combined with almond oil, yogurt honey, turmeric, lemon and essential oils including rosemary, lavender, tea tree (melaleuca) or neem oil. Nutiva is a good organic pure brand I like to use.

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Cucumber Cooling Acne Treatments

Cucumber is soothing and cooling for inflamed skin. Add cucumber juice or flesh directly to your acne masks or teas.

Essential Oils In Natural Acne Remedies (antibacterial, healing and regenerating)

Most essential oils offer natural antibacterial properties, some more than others. Tea tree oil and also and neem oil in particular are very high in antimicrobial compounds but so are lavender, basil and several others.

Green Clay Pore Cleanser And Oil Balancer

Use any clays in acne masks, however green clay is one of the strongest and most suited for acne remedies. Its clears dirt from and oil from the pores of your skin. It is the strongest of all clays and is the best for removing impurities. Add lemon juice and other ingredients to this to create a potent acne facial treatment.

Green Tea (Matcha) Masks For Acne

Studies have demonstrated green tea may be have active acne fighting qualities similar to benzoyl peroxide, an active ingredient in many acne products. Green tea can also help to reduce excessive sebum production, calms inflammation and protects skin against free radical damage. Matcha is absolutely loaded with natural antioxidants, these repair and have protective qualities for skin offering a defence against free radical damage.

Honey - A Main Ingredient In Acne Remedies

Honey is a powerful healing agent as used by Roman and other ancient soldiers a thousand years ago. Active honey especially is a potent natural antibiotic. It's antimicrobial, soothing and moisturizing. Honey is also an natural humectant that attracts moisture from the air. Honey is healing and is excellent for sore and scar affected skin. It’s one of my favorites to use in the recipes in my books because of its numerous benefits for skin.

Lavender Oil To Soothe And Calm Redness For Natural Acne Remedies

Lavender oil, like most essential oils is antibacterial. The beauty of lavender oil in particular though, like Neem oil is it's ability to soothe angry inflamed skin. It’s the perfect ingredient therefore to include in acne remedies for its soothing, calming, healing and antibacterial properties.

Lemon To Kill Acne Bacteria, Remove Debris And Oil

The astringency of citrus in oranges, lemons or limes aid the rebalancing of oily skin and removing impurities.

Mint Leaves In Acne Tea Remedies

Crush or finely chop the leaves and add them to masks, steams, teas and washes.

Neem Powder Or Oil For Antibacterial Natural Home Made Acne Remdies

Neem oil is great in acne serums and masks for it's antibacterial properties and for soothing and healing skin. Neem powder is similar to Turmeric in its consistency and acne combating abilities. Add it to clay masks for it's antibacterial healing and soothing properties. Also good for eczema and psoriasis.

Nutmeg, Cloves And Cinnamon Acne Masks

These spices all contain antibacterial properties. Powdered nutmeg, closed and cinnamon can all be added in small quantities to acne face masks and rinses.

Oatmeal, Soothing And Moisturizing For Natural Acne Remedies

Oatmeal is soothing for itchy inflamed skin. I use it when my kids have had chickenpox or insect bites or even rashes from unknown sources when that been running around outside in contact with grass or other potentially the irritating plants. Grab some pantyhose or a pillowcase and put a cup or two of oatmeal inside. I then drop the pantyhose or pillowcase into the bath and move it around a little until a milky liquid comes out. I then add 3 to 4 of lavender and neem oil and sometimes tea tree oil if I'm concerned about infection for a soothing calming itch removing remedy. Works a treat for itchy, irritated skin.

Alternatively do this on a smaller scale and add ground oatmeal to an acne mask to soothe red inflamed skin. Oatmeal is also very moisturizing for dry skins.


Use fresh chopped parsley in masks of parsley oil for acne and red veins.

Papaya (And Pineapple) For Acne Remedies

Papayas are a fruit loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C as well as papain enzymes that dissolve dead skin cells and sebum in pores. These enzymes also stimulate new cell growth, these elements help the repair and regeneration process of skin. They help slow the ageing process of skin when applied fresh to your face or as essential oil added to serums. Fresh papaya pulp, juice or the essential oil may be used by adding it to acne masks and acne scar recipes. Pineapples contain bromelain which is a similar enzyme. You can combine the two fruits in an acne mask for a super exfoliating acne remedy.

Carrot Seed Oil For Acne Scars

This oil heals skin and helps lighten scars and even stretch marks due to the high vitamin A content and vitamin C content and it's also rich in essential fatty acids. Used with rosehip oil ii a powerful skin healing choice for acne scars

Orange Or Tangelo Peel Rub For Acne

Rub bruised orange peel oil on your skin or add orange zest to acne masks.

Rosehip Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin A and C its is also very repairing. It's great for acne scars and stretchmarks especially when combined with carrot seed oil in a blend. See The Complete Acne Book for the best acne scar removing serum(s).

Salt Acne Citrus Wash

Combine equal parts salt and honey with lime or lemon juice as a spot treatment.

Strawberries For Acne Remedies

High in acne fighting salicylic acid (cleans pores and inhibits acne bacteria) and other fruit acids, strawberries are great on their own rubbed on skin, combined with mashed tomato (another source of salicylic acid) or added to an acne mask.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Essential Oil

Most essential oils have some form of antibacterial or antimicrobial properties. Neem and Tea tree are both particularly potent oils and are highly effective for combating acne bacteria in homemade acne remedies. Neem oil and tea tree are a good combination for natural acne remedies.

I use tea tree in almost every acne recipe because it’s so good.

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With hundreds of acne eliminating homemade recipes including cleansers, masks, serums, scrubs and moisturizers that treat acne while nourishing and repairing skin (and for removing acne scars).

Natural Acne Remedies

Tomatoes For Acne

You can use fresh tomatoes or juice mashed or mixed into acne masks. They are naturally rich in salicylic acid and can be mixed with strawberries (also high in this acid) as a simple natural acne mask.

Turmeric Powder Antibacterial Acne Mask Additive

Turmeric powder is antibacterial, it is high in antioxidants that protect against free radical cell damage. Its anti-inflammatory and helps with many skin conditions from wrinkles to age/sun spots. A potent ingredient that needs to be

Willow Bark For Acne - Antibacterial Acne Mask Additive

Willow bark contains a high concentration of the common active ingredient used in acne products, salicylic acid. Combine it with clays or add it to acne masks. Willow bark is available from Amazon and health stores.

Witch Hazel Acne Toner

This is a natural toner and is good for oily acneic skin because of its astringent properties. It can be mixed with other hydrosols (these are the bi product of the essential oil distillation process).

Yogurt Probiotic Acne Mask Base

Yogurt contains "good" probiotic bacteria to counteract acne bacteria. Natural acids in yogurt also help reduce bacteria.

It is also lightning and calming making it great for acne scars also.

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