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Homemade Acne Spot Treatment for Getting Rid of Dark Spots

Updated on April 06, 2013

The very mention of the word acne is irritating and frustrating. I too just like most of you fall in the same line and perhaps it is just due to this that I keep surfing for various acne treatments. While some works others don’t. Then I read somewhere it is due to the skin type that some acne treatments are effective while others are not. Anyway, in a quest to make all my fellow readers get a blemish free skin I am continuing to write on acne spot treatment. I hope you have already read my other post on Homemade Face Mask for Acne Scars.

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Best Homemade Acne Spot Treatment for Blemish Free Skin

Baking Soda and Lemon: This one is a popular acne spot treatment basically because it is easy to use and affordable too.

What you need:

  • Fresh Lemon
  • Baking Soda

How it Help: Lemon is known as a natural bleaching agent and has been found effective in reducing dark spots and acne scars. It has the natural ability to destroy acne causing bacteria. Baking soda is considered as a natural exfoliant which helps in removing dead skin layers and thus helps in renewing the skin.

How to: Take one teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl and mix to it 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Stir it to make a fine paste. It might show some froth and then it will cool down. Now, just apply it directly on the acne spots and gently massage with your fingertips in circular motion. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off. Related Readings: How to get rid of dark spots from acne.

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Coconut Oil and Turmeric:

What you need:

  • Coconut oil
  • Turmeric

How it Help: Turmeric is known to be anti inflammatory, it also prevents dryness and breakout of acne. On the other hand, coconut oil is known to contain Vitamin E which helps in regaining the lost moisture to the skin and diminishes the acne scars too.

How to: Take a bowl and add to it ½ tbsp of coconut oil and equal the amount of turmeric powder. Stir it into a fine paste. Now with your fingers apply it directly on the acne spots and massage a bit. Leave it overnight or else wash off after 30 minutes.

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Nutmeg and Milk

What you need:

  • Nutmeg
  • Milk

How it Help: Nutmeg is known to contain antibacterial and anti- inflammatory properties. While milk is known to soothe redness, add moisture to dry zones of the face.

How to: Take a bowl and add to it 1 tbsp of ground organic nutmeg and 1 tbsp of milk. Mix the two well in the bowl and apply on the acne scars for around 20-30 minutes or else for more effective results leave it overnight. In the morning, rinse with warm water. Continue the treatment for around 2-3 weeks and you will see a blemish free skin. Related Reading: Biore Acne Clearing Scrub Review.

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Honey and Cinnamon

What you need:

  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

How it Help: Honey for acne spot treatment is primarily effective for those with oily skin because it is a natural humectants. It has the ability to retain moisture. It also contains antioxidants which prevents damage of the skin. Cinnamon is known to have antiseptic as well as antibacterial properties. It helps in removing the skin impurities too.

How to: Just take 1/2 tbsp of honey and add to it 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder. Mix the two and apply on the acne scars. Wash off after 20 minutes with warm water.

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Green tea and Carrots

What you need:

  • Green tea
  • Carrots

How it Help: Green tea is known to be a powerful anti-oxidant, it has antiseptic and healing properties too. According to research findings it reduces sebum production, treats inflammation and bacterial growth in acne prone skin. On the other hand carrots are good sources of vitamin A and beta carotene and thus prevent breakouts of acne and treats acne scars too.

How to: Boil a medium sized carrot and mash it well. Next add to it few tbsp of green tea so that a fine paste can be made. Now take a cotton ball and apply this paste on the acne spots. Massage it gently and then wash off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi younghopes,

      Interesting recipes you have put together with top ingredients. I love reading new and useful ideas from you. What I would suggest is your photos do not appear to be correct in attribution and there is help in the learning centre for this as it may harm your good writing if you do not use images correctly. Well done on lovely recipes!!

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      hi Suzie, Thanks a lot for appreciating the hub, and special thanks for rectifying the error in photos, it is so good of you to point it out, i am really thankful to you for this. I would be grateful if you please let me know what's the basic problem coming in photos: are they of small size? or they should be not placed where they have been? Can you please give the url of the learning centre, will really be of great help to me, Thanks again

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      Johanna Bergstrom 3 years ago from Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain

      Love your article. It's very useful thank you, I'm going to have to give this a try tonight.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      thank you so much for finding this hub useful, do give this a try to would really be happy to know if you find it effective. good luck

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      nature health secrets 3 years ago

      Hey that’s cool, I really liked it. Will be eagerly waiting for more.

      Well I have blog on some great Natural Stuff, so it will be good to see you there and will love to hear from you even if its about something I need to change in my blog.

      And please carry on doing this great work.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      hi there nature health, thanks for the love, sure would be checking out ur blog and would let u know about it, just drop in ur blog id

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      Rumana 3 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      I mostly prefer homemade products.

      Thanks for tips. I will surely try it.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      wow that's good to know that we share common intersets, even i always opt to go for natural remedies rather than these cosmetics which are harmful on the skin.

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      Toy Tasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

      Hey younghopes, this is a lovely hub. Thank you so much for this useful information. I am going to give the baking soda and lemon remedy a try. Cheers!

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      Thanks Toytasting, do give it a try and i wish you good luck that it helps you out and make you look good.

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      Adrianna Joleigh 3 years ago from Europe

      Wow! its incredible how much you can create from home recipes. I'm going to try this! Thank you. :D

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      hi adriannajoleigh, thanks for stopping by and loving this hub

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      shobha khokhar 3 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      very useful hub...I always avoid parlour because my skin is very sensitive and I always afraid from the reaction of the parlour products so I always prefer home made products .This hub is going to help me a lot.Thank you.Great job.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      thanks Shobha, yeah u r right going to parlour and getting more harm than benefit is quite common, also we can try using these products which are not just natural but not harmful also

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      Foyjur Razzak 3 years ago from Dhaka

      Make the own homemade balm to aid fight the drying negative effects of the weather. Combine honey and cucumber, apply lips and wait fifteen minutes. After allowing it to sit, use tepid water to rinse it off your lips with and placed on almond oil therefore the moisture sticks.

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      Ersin 3 years ago

      Acne is a skin condition that can affect teenagers or adults, but it is usually a preventable condition if anybody take follow your mentioned helpful tips. I appreciate you because you focused on Homemade Acne Spot Treatment for Getting Rid of Dark Spots instead of antibiotics or other cosmetics are made of chemicals, which has adverse effects on skin.Thank You1

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot Ersin for appreciating this post, yes i focussed only on homemade treatment because i have also suffered a lot from acne and thankfully a few of these treatments i followed and they helped me too, Thanks again for stopping by

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Lots of useful recipes and tips. Thanks for sharing, Shadaan. I think what Suzie meant about the images not being correctly attributed is that you need to use images for which you have to have permission in writing or they are free to use.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      @Rajan, Thanks a lot for your response, okay now i got it, i would try to use those images only.

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