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Home Remedy for Acne - Natural Remedies for Acne - Household Remedies for Acne

Updated on June 28, 2011

Acne is a common problem for both teenagers and adults. Acne can be caused by many different things such as changes in hormonal levels. stress, heredity, or even side effects of certain medications such as barbituates, Corticosteriods, Lithium, DHEA – Anti- Aging Hormone and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids

Luckily there are quite a few things you can do to help reduce or eliminate acne.

Below are some home remedy ideas for clearing up acne

Keep Face Clean - Especially Before Bedtime

Quite often face acne is caused by excess oil or dirt that gets trapped in your pores. One of the first things you should do to try and get rid of acne is to wash your face as often as possible.

This is especially true before going to bed at night and is just as important for men to do as women.

Simply washing your face before bedtime (with soap or the cleanser of your choice) gives clean skin a chance to breath during the night and keep dirt and oil from getting trapped in your pores.

It is also very important for women to remove all makeup before going to bed at night, (regardless of how tired you are) because makeup can also keep skin from breathing.

If this is a practice you haven’t tried before, you can see an incredible reduction in acne is just a few days.

Drink More Water

Your skin loves nothing as much as it does water. Drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day helps skin get rid of any toxins from the inside out. So be sure to keep a glass or a bottle of water with you throughout the day to keep flushing out your system.

Apply Toothpaste on Acne

While it might seem like a strange cure for acne, applying toothpaste can actually dry out pimples. Simply apply toothpaste (the paste kind - not the gel) to pimples before going to bed at night and then gently wash off in the morning. This is a effective home remedy for acne recommended by many.

Try Using Egg White

Egg White is another easy-to- use home remedy that effectively dries out pimples.  Simply separate an egg and keep the clear part which is the egg white. Dip a clean finger or Q-tip, into the egg white and apply directly to pimples. Again leave overnight and wash gently in the morning.

Use Tomato Pulp

Applying fresh tomato pulp directly on acne can also work wonders. The pulp isn’t required to sit overnight, but will usually be effective if left for about an hour. Then gently wash off.

Apply Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E works great in reducing acne and can be used in two different ways. You can either take a Vitamin E supplement which works from the inside or purchase Vitamin E oil and apply directly to break outs. Both ways work well.

Wash Face and Body with Head and Shoulders Shampoo

While this might sound like an odd acne remedy, many fellow acne sufferers swear by it and it is a very easy thing to do.

Simply wash with Head and Shoulders Intensive Treatment shampoo. Make sure you  purchase the one that contains Selenium Sulfide (not Zinc) and wash face and body with it while in the shower. Pour some shampoo in hand, add a touch of water, lather it up a bit and apply to any problem skin areas.

Do Your Best To Keep Your Hands Off Your Face

Quite often many of us will touch our face during the day without consciously thinking about it. This can transfer dirt and chemicals to your face that could be the cause behind the breakouts. Do your best to try and catch yourself if you are in the habit of doing things like pushing your hair back off your forehead often or you are used to  rubbing your face when you are tired.

Keep Your Hair Clean and Away From Your Face

If you find you suffer from acne on your forehead or around your hairline it could simply be caused by the oils in your hair. If you wear bangs or your hair hangs over your forehead, try changing your hairstyle for a few days and see if the situation improves. If you normally go for a few days between shampoos, consider washing hair more often or with a different shampoo to see if it makes a difference.

Try Changing Your Diet

Once upon a time it was thought that eating fried or greasy foods, or even chocolate for that matter, can increase skin breakouts. It has since been discovered that there really is no direct correlation between the two. However, diet still does play an important role in skins’ overall appearance. Drinking plenty of water, eating fruits and vegetables and/or taking needed supplemental vitamins can make a world of difference in skins overall health.

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      homemadeacnecure 6 years ago

      very nice and full of information hub....thanks for sharing :)....