10 Home Remedies for Acne

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There are many remedies that can be found in our homes that will help us fight acne. I will just be listing 10 of the many home remedies that could be used to fight acne. 

1.) Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar kills off bacteria, which may be what is causing your acne in the first place. It will also balance the pH of your skin, making it difficult for bacteria to live. 

Use a ratio of 1 part apple cider vinegar to 3 parts water. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply it directly to your acne. Leave the mixture on your acne for at least 10 minutes before washing it off. Do this at least twice a day, moisturizing every time after. 

2.) Orange Peels

Orange peels contain vitamin C, which will help promote the growth of new skin cells. 

Grind up some orange peels and add a little bit of water to form a paste. After you have the paste in the right consistency, apply it to your acne. Leave it on for about 20 minutes then rinse it off, applying a moisturizer afterwards.

3.) Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties. It will also help unclog your pores. 

Mix 1 part tea tree oil to 9 parts water. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture to your acne. Apply a moisturizer right after. 

4.) Aloe Vera Gel

 The gel that comes from aloe vera will help decrease the redness, swelling, and inflammation that is associated with acne. It's best to use gel that is straight from the plant although the gel sold in stores may work as well, depending on how many additives that gel contains.

Wash your face before applying the aloe vera gel. Using your fingers, directly apply the gel to your acne.

5.) Baking Soda

Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, will help fight off fungus and bacteria. Baking soda will also exfoliate your skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

Mix baking soda and water together to form a paste. Apply the paste to your acne, leaving it on for 15 minutes. Apply a moisturizer. 

6.) Lemon Juice

Lemon juice contains vitamin C, which will exfoliate your skin. Lemon juice will also help reduce redness.

Dip a cotton ball or a Q-tip in lemon juice and apply it to your acne.

7.) Steam

Steam helps by opening up your pores and flushing out the impurities lying underneath the surface of your skin.

Boil a pot of water and pour it into a bowl. Put your face above the bowl and trap the steam by putting a towel over your head. After about 10 minutes, remove the towel and dry your face off. 

8.) Tomatoes 

Tomatoes are filled with vitamins and antitoxins that are great for your skin. Tomatoes will help reduce the redness as well as the blemishes that are caused by acne. 

Cut a tomato in half and rub the cut side directly onto your acne. Once you have some tomato juice on your acne, rub the liquid in with your finger tips. Rub for a few seconds before washing it off. Do this daily for results.

9.) Ice Cubes

Rubbing an ice cube on your acne can help reduce the swelling as well as the redness of your skin. Ice cubes will also shrink and tighten your pores, making it harder for bacteria to get in. 

Apply an ice cube to the acne and rub in circular motions. Once the ice cube has melted, pat your skin dry.

10.) Garlic 

Garlic has antibiotic agents that help keep your skin clean. 

Mash up a couple of cloves of garlic and mix it with some water. Apply the mixture to your acne and leave it on for 20 minutes. 

Try using one of the home remedies listed above to help fight your acne. Do not be discouraged if you do not see results immediately from the home remedy of your choice. Some remedies will take a shorter time period to see results while others will take a longer time period for results. 

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