|Acne is caused when the pore openings become blocked with too much oil (sebum); causing pimples, blackheads, and even lumps. Acne commonly appears on the face, shoulders, neck, back and chest; but can also occur on other parts of the body. |
Teenagers are affected the most by acne, but acne can also affect adults between the ages of 20 to 40. After age 40, acne may lessen because of lower levels of hormones. A number of home remedies has shown to be effective in the fight against acne.
Some Effective home Remedies are:
|Ingredients: Apple cider vinegar (bragg's is best)|
Instructions: drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 3 times a day. Apply vinegar to affected area at night, until acne disappears. Expect results in 1-3 weeks.
|Ingredients: Salt, Steaming water, Cold water, cloth, towel|
Instructions: Put steaming water in a bowl. Drape a towel over your face and let the steam into your face, (This opens your pores). Next, mix some salt in a warm water bowl and use it to clean your face, (like you would with ordinary cleaner). Salt has been
proven to be the best disinfectant for skin. Then wash face with cold water to seal up your pores again. Repeat 1-2 times a day. The best part is, these ingredients are all found around the home
|Ingredients: Apple cider vinegar/lemon juice |
Instructions: Clean your skin and apply either lemon juice or apple cider vinegar with a cotton ball. The acid in these kitchen remedies helps flush out the pores and keeps the skin looking beautiful. Vinegar acts as an astringent and helps remove excess oil, kills bacteria, and normalizes the skin's pH. This remedy should work quickly.
|Ingredients: Honey, Cinnamon|
Instructions: Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon into 3 tablespoons of honey. Use as a facial scrub, works great as an exfoliant, and you can leave on overnight or wash it off after half an hour, either works fine.
|Ingredients: Showering 2-3 times a day in running hot water (not too hot so you burn yourself but fairly hot), salt|
Instructions: Take a hot shower 3 times a day and let the RUNNING WATER RUN ON YOUR FACE all over your face for about 3-5 MINUTES
until face tightens up. You will see that it naturally gets rid of the oil and will clear up your acne in about a week. For the guys, if you shave, please use an electric shaver and shave before you shower. Regular razor blades will irritate skin with acne and cause more unwanted oil. Also wash your hair just once a day with a non conditioning shampoo (this will stop the oils from your head from reaching the rest of you face). Do not use soap or anything else on your face while doing this and never WASH or TOUCH your face with your hands. This just adds more unwanted oils from your hands. Just wash hair and rinse face that's it! If u find that u r still getting oil build up ( such as when u wake up in thee morning) in certain areas such as the nose or forehead, sprinkle a little bit of SALT on these areas while they r still wet and leave on and let dry for about 1/2 an hour and then rinse it off with running hot water in the shower as I said before. just try this method it works for me
|Ingredients: Lemon Juice, Hydrogen Peroxide, Aspirin Aloe Vera, Echinacea & Goldenseal dried herbs or tea|
Instructions: Mix in a bowl or container the Lemon Juice, Hydrogen Peroxide, a few Aspirin and the Echinacea w/ Goldenseal you can also use the tea and pour the herbs in the bowl. Mix it together and use this solution as a astringent apply w/ cotton balls or tissue and leave it on your face to dry. Once it dries put Aloe Vera on your skin. Do this after every time you wash your face it really works
|Ingredients: Flax Seed|
Instructions: take about 5 tablespoons per day of "cold milled" flax seed...great for the skin...also good for lowering cholesterol
Instructions: Cut the potato in half. (no need to wash it) Rub the insides of it all over your face and keep it on overnight. The potato dries your skin out and you'll see immediate results. You can save the potato for the next night by wrapping it up with cling wrap and a rubber band. It's really easy and it really works, I swear!
|Ingredients: Warm water, regular salt|
Instructions: This is really easy and clears up your face really fast! My cousin had really bad acne and he tried everything he even went to a dermatologist, but nothing worked that the dermatologist gave him. He tried every kind of acne medication out there but it all seemed to irritate his face and make it worse. Till I helped him out. All u have to do is every morning and night pour a little salt into the palm of your hands and rub it together in your hands adding some warm water to it massage into your face adding warm water with your hands after about 1min of doing that rinse face and pat lightly to dry with a clean towel. It works between a week or two. But u got to try it, it my cause dryness but it defiantly clears it up. Well I hope it helps it helped my cousin and he had it bad. So Good luck and best whishes!
|Ingredients: Cream of Tarter|
Instructions: I'm 44 years old and usually had pretty good skin most of my life. For some reason the past year my face has really be breaking out. I headed to the store and bought facial scrubs, tried the toothpaste, Neutrogena, but nothing worked I constantly had new pimple eruptions daily. My face was getting scars and I didn't like the way I looked. I figured it must be some kind of imbalance in my body since this was a new problem for me. My sister told me that a Naturalpathic doctor said to take 1 teaspoon of cream of tarter with juice daily and it would clear up the pimples. What you do is mix about 1 teaspoon cream of tarter (the stuff you use for cooking it is a white powder you can find at any grocery store) mix it with juice and drink it. It acts as an antioxidant. It cleans out you system of toxin and as a result this helps to clear the pimples. I figured I tried all the other stuff that you put on your face what would it hurt to try this, and it definitely! was cheaper than all the other stuff I was buying. I noticed an improvement within 3 days. after about 1 week the pimples were gone and no new ones were erupting. I then quit taking the cream of tarter and back the pimples came. So again I started on it and again the pimples are now cleared up. I now just take cream of tarter in juice daily. I figure if it is helping get rid of the pimples it is getting rid of harmful toxins in my body that I don't need. Try it! It fights the breakouts from the inside and it is a completely safe home remedy for acne.
|Rub the pimple(acne) with a fresh cut clove of garlic.|
|To rid blackheads, mix cornstarch with vinegar, plaster on the area for 15-30 minutes; wash off with washcloth and warm water.|
|First take tea tree oil apply to acne with q-tip (cotton Swab) and let |
dry. This will heal the acne and it smells good too. Or wash your face with a mild soap rinse then splash Listerine on your face it will tingle and the antibacterial in the Listerine will kill the bacteria that causes acne. I learned this when I used to model.
|Drinking plenty of water is a great home remedy for acne. In fact water pretty much clears anything, keep that in mind next time you need to take a drug test. Putting sliced potato's on your face helps clear acne. Eating potatoes also helps clear acne as well as other things such as cuts and bruises. (Although eating plenty of potatoes from Mc Donalds isn't going to get your acne cleared very fast if at all.) Stay away from greasy food, not only will this help your diet but it will help your face as well. When done correctly, dieting to lose weight helps clear up acne and those extra pound. It's winning situation. One of the easiest ways to clear acne is to wash your hair. Many people shower in the morning and sleep with a head of greasy hair. This grease ends up on your pillow and when you turn it ends up on your face. If washing your hair at night is a problem than maybe washing your pillows once a week will do the trick. |
See also: Home remedy for pimples