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Natural Methods to Clear Up Acne

Updated on August 26, 2015

Whether you have the occasional zit or the constant outbreak, there are multiple ways of handling those atrocities that have parked themselves on your face. First you need to understand the reasoning behind acne.

You cannot trust anyone! In other words, do not trust your doctor or dermatologists. They will tell you that acne is hormonal and has nothing to do with the food you ingest. They will tell you that the only way to get rid of acne is to take the medicine they give you. Not true.

What you take into your body is very important in multiple ways and acne is one of them. You need to make sure you avoid all processed foods and eat real foods, which is beneficial in multiple ways. Contrary to what you may believe, make sure you are getting enough fats into your diet (olive oil, coconut oil, and avocadoes). Refined sugar and dairy should also be avoided. Gluten is another thing you want to avoid. Certain foods are inflammatory and not only do they cause break outs but they ravage your body. There is also a chance that you are allergic to gluten, which is worth checking out.

I would definitely recommending leaving out certain foods for a while and seeing how that affects you. You can do this for a while implementing or taking out certain foods. Just make sure you allow the allotted time to pass by so that you can get an honest reflection of how it is affecting you or not affecting you.

Wash your skin at least twice a day. Do it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Pollutants from your day can build up on your skin:

  • dust
  • dirt
  • cigarette smoke
  • air pollution
  • make-up residue

Use a clean washcloth and a gentle cleanser. Do not over-wash your face. If you wash your face too much it will dry it out, which will only aggravate your already irritated skin.

Baking Soda is a simple but effective treatment for acne. It is great for clearing up your skin and exfoliating it at the same time. Baking soda also helps to eliminate inflammation in the skin. All you have to do is to take a teaspoon of baking soda and mix it with warm water, just enough to form a paste. Then take that paste and apply it to your skin like a mask, but only leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes the first few times. You can increase the duration after your skin gets more use to the paste.



Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil that can be used to treat acne due to its antibacterial properties. Tea tree oil is a very powerful oil so you don't have to use very much of it at all to get great results. You can mix 5 to 10 drops of tea tree oil in 1/4 cup of warm water. Then take a cotton ball and dip it into the mixture and apply it. You do not have to wash it off, but instead you leave it on. You can choose to reapply it throughout the day if you wish.

Another great natural remedy is coconut oil. Coconut oil is very moisturizing and gentle. It is antibacterial and antifungal. Coconut oil is a dry oil, meaning it doesn't leave your skin with a heavy oil residue. It also reduces redness. You can apply it a few times a day and it will not clog your pores. After you use coconut oil once you will definitely have a new appreciation for it.

Lemons are antibacterial, as well as an astringent. You can use juice or a fresh lemon. You apply the juice straight to your skin and leave it from 15 mins to an hour.


If you have a lot of redness and irritation then cornstarch is a great remedy for you to try. You can treat your entire face or do spot treatments. If you are having really bad breakouts, or you have somewhere special to go to tomorrow, you can leave the solution on your face overnight for a dramatic result the next day.

Garlic is great for your heart and your face. This antibacterial powerhouse is great when ingested or used topically. Garlic is so great that if you have an infected tooth you just need to put a clove of it near the infected part and it will draw out the infection. Topically, you can slice a clove and apply it to your skin so that the juice penetrates the area. You leave it on anywhere from 15 mins. to 30 mins.

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Primose Oil is a natural remedy that is usually taken for hormonal acne. It is great due to its anti-inflammatory omega-6 fat, which if taken in unison with a fish oil supplement it has proven to be very effective in hormonal acne treatment. Primrose oil is better when taken orally than topically. Most people take around 2000mg of primrose oil but you can adjust it to what works best for you.

Honey masks are superb at treating acne. If you use manuka honey, then the honey mask effectiveness will only be amplified. Manuka honey has all the benefits of honey:

  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • antimicrobial
  • antiseptic
  • moisturizing
  • antioxidant

Manuka honey is rich in antibacterial properties, more so than raw honey. You can still use raw honey, however, because it still has very many beneficial properties. Honey has been used medicinally for centuries.

You need to wash your face with warm water to open your pores. Then you apply honey straight to your face and leave it on for around 30 mins. to an hour. You decide on the time that best suits you and gets you the results you want.


No one likes unsightly blemishes on their face. A lot of people do not know there are effective natural remedies that treat acne just as good, if not better than chemical products. Always be aware of what you use on your skin. Your skin is the body's largest organ and what you use on it often is absorbed.

Different remedies work for different people. If you try the solutions above you will find something that is tailored for you. It will be effective and healthy for you. You can't beat that!

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