Home Remedies for Acne

Acne vulgaris is the most common cutaneous chronic inflammatory disorder of multifactorial origin with prevalence in adolescents. But is can occur in any age. Numbers of topical and systematic therapies using synthetic ingredients are available since so long to cure acne. Due to risk and side effects associated with previously used therapies, internal and external herbal remedies are considered to be effective and safe alternative treatment for acne.

Here are few natural home remedies that you can try to cure your acne :

  • Tree Tea Oil – An antibacterial compound terpinen-4 in Tea Tree Oil destroys the skin dwelling bacteria to heal and control acne. Pour a few drops of tea tree oil to a cotton pad and gently dab on your pimples or spots with any blemishes. Do it daily and you will see that your pimples will disappear soon without leaving any traces.
  • Turmeric – Due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties turmeric kills the bacteria that causes pimples and other skin blemishes.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple Cider Vinegar kills bacteria, controls the excess produced sebum and balances the ph value of the skin. It acts like an astringent to dry up the excess oil from the skin.
  • Lemon – Citric acid in lemon helps remove sebum from the pores reducing inflammation. It cleanses the skin surface and pores by getting rid of dirt and other impurities.
  • Honey – Take a good quality raw honey. Manuka honey is very good but other varieties will also do the work. Add equal amount of full fat milk and apply on acne affected area.
  • Papaya – Papaya pulp which contains papain enzyme. This enzyme effectively dissolves protein and fat. It cleanses the skin. Mash 50 grams of papaya pulp to make smooth paste. Generously apply this paste on the acne affected skin area. If you want you can apply it to the entire face as a facial mask. Leave it there for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with the cold water. You can apply this papaya mask daily on your acne affected area.
  • Banana Peel – Wash your face before going to the bed. Take out a banana peel. Cut a 2 inch piece and rub the inner side of the peel on your acne affected area. If required cut more banana piece and use it. Leave it overnight and rinse it off in the morning with warm water.

Acne vulgaris is a common skin affliction impacting the lives of millions. Many different treatment options are available for the treatment of acne. Please visit a skin specialist to decide on the right line of treatment for you.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. itslifelyn says:

    Will try these ones for my girls. Thank you.

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    1. PB says:

      You are most welcome. You can also try Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil has strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying it to the skin has been shown to reduce acne.


  2. hmaxwell217 says:

    What I have found that best works for me is sulfur soap.I have tried all of these remedies for years, but that sulfur soap works the best.

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    1. PB says:

      Yes it is most effective. If you have blackheads, you should consider using sulfur since it works as a drying agent. Although clearing your skin dry extensively can actually cause inflammation and irritation, this can lead to more acne. Sulfur helps to clear excess sebum and in clearing out skin cells that are dead. This has the potential of breaking dead skin cells and sebum that prevents the skin through pore blockage.


      1. hmaxwell217 says:

        The sulfur soap I use contains salicylic acid, it has worked miracles on my skin.

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      2. Would you please share the brand of soap you buy. I have never heard of sulfur soap- thanks for the tip.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. hmaxwell217 says:

        It’s called SAL 3. I just bought another bad 3 days ago it was delivered in 2 days. I have tried all the other home remedies and even went to the dermatologist. I have suffered from acne for over thirty years. I have tried things I am to embarrassed to mention, but this soap has worked wonders. I love it.

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  3. I don’t know why but my skin has been acting up and so I’ll definitely be trying these out.


  4. Nice post on acne treatment – I am adding tea tree oil to my list.
    In the past, I have also found that digestion is linked to skin breakouts. Fixing digestion has helped get rid of the same. Perhaps not acne per se but breakouts in general.

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    1. PB says:

      Ah yes, improper digestion is related to acne. The first step is looking at what you eat. Diets high in sugar, trans and ‘bad’ fats, and highly processed foods don’t feed the body quite right. How well does your car run on contaminated fuel? Similarly, an imbalanced diet can create imbalances within the body. Acne is one symptom of this. Since everyone’s body is different, your optimal diet will be specific to you.

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  5. Manasa Kulkarni says:

    Wow… Great ideas! Do write doses for Hair fall. I will wait for your article. You owe nice ideas!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Sure Manasa. Will write one on hair fall.


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