Home remedies to treat acne

Acne is a condition of the skin that includes small bumps, nodules, cysts blackheads and white heads. It is commonly visible on the shoulders, face, chest and back. Acne is common to men and women especially during the teenage when they are facing hormonal changes. Besides oily glands and hormonal changes there are certain conditions like fluctuation of hormones during pregnancy, picking and pinching acne legion and rubbing of a head gear or clothing can aggravate the condition. Other causes of acne include lack of sleep, stress, hectic lifestyle and unhealthy food habits. There is no definite treatment for acne but there are number of home remedies which can reduce prevent the problem of acne

Your grandmother must have suggested some household remedies to wash away acne spots. But, her suggestion must have ended with a veil. You may find many cosmetic therapies to remove acne spots but, home remedies are better to adopt. Some people have also achieved brilliant result in removing acne spots just by applying some herbs and food materials available at home. It is true that household remedies takes time to show result. But it gets into the root and removes the spots permanently. Some

Home remedies for acne are mentioned below in detail

Lemon juice

How to treat acne with ice

People use lemon to remain fit as it cuts down excess fat in your stomach and other parts of your body. You must have lemon juice present in your kitchen which in turn is marked as healthy ingredients to remove acne. You have to take some fresh lemon juice by squeezing in a container. Now, dip cotton on the lemon juice and apply it slowly in the scar mark in your face. You have to wait till the skin absorbs the lemon juice. Now wash it away with Luke warm water.


Fenugreek popularly known as Methi in Indian Kitchen is one type of natural ingredient available at home used to remove scar marks and spots in face. You can pick some Fenugreek leaves from the plant, make a paste of it and then apply it in your face in the form of face mask. After making a paste of these seeds and refrigerating the same, you can apply it on your acne spots.


Sandalwood was used by our ancestors for years to cure wounds. For years, sandalwood is known for the antiseptic properties. Today, you can easily get it in the worship centre of your home. You can create a face mask by combining sandalwood with rosewater. You must leave the face mask in your face for a period of 1 hour.

Olive oil

You must have heard about Olive oil’s advantage to human health. Cooking food by using olive oil becomes healthier than any type of vegetable oil or soya oil.  Even in future there is no chance of breakout. You must massage your face and body with olive oil every day to remove scar marks.


Individual willing to keep their skin smooth and supple always applies cucumber in skin. This has proved to be a wonderful home remedy of removing acne spots from skin. Even many beautician use face pack made up of cucumber to provide a soothing effect to the skin. Many lotions available in the market with guarantee of removing acne from skin have cucumber extracts. It is one of the best remedies which can be applied on face any time during the day.
You may find a variety of cosmetics treatment procedure to cure acne spots. But, home remedies will eradicate the spot from the root and stop it permanently to grow again. It is important to use the above ingredients to get acne free skin and face.

Home remedies to treat acne

How to treat acne with honey & lemon

Baking Soda or sodium bicarbonate  is a gentle exfoliator for the skin. It is helpful in unplugging the pores and cleaning away the dead skin. It has mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which help to regulate the pH level of the skin. Apply a paste of baking powder andwater on the affected area and wash after five minutes. Alternatively mix cinnamon powder and lemonjuice to the baking powder paste and apply on the affected area. Treat the areas twice a week for about a couple of months for desirable results.

Oatmeal helps in reducing acne as it cleanses the skin pores and absorbsthe excess oil from the skin. Mix lemon juice and few drops to honey to cooked oatmeal and rub the mixture on the skin. Leave it to dry for about half an hour and then wash the area with lukewarm water. Continue this treatment twice a week for two months.


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Fuller’s Earth also known as multani mitti is good for oily skin that is prone to acne. Fuller’s earth helps to open clogged pores and sucks away extra oil from the skin. Prepare a paste with equal parts of fuller’s earth, sandalwood powder and rose water. Apply the paste like a face pack and leave it to dry,and then wash it off.

Toothpaste any toothpaste that is used to clean the teeth is helpful in curing acne. Apply little toothpaste on the acne scars and areas during bedtime.

Tea Tree Oil is an antiseptic that cleans and disinfects and kill the germs in pores that cause acne. Simply drop a few drops of tea tree oil on the affected parts thrice a day for two weeks.

Orange Peel Oranges are rich in vitamin C and the acidic properties in oranges are very helpful in clearing acne. Orange juice or pulp can be used but the rind of the oranges is more effective.   Dry the orange peel in the sun and powder it… Prepare a paste with water and apply it on the affected area Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it with fresh water.

How to treat pimples & acne

Indian lilac or neem leaves are useful for the treatment of various skin problems.  It has the properties that help to kill the bacteria causing acne. It soothes the skin by giving relief from burns and inflammations on the skin.Make a paste of neem leaves with water and add a pinch of turmeric to it. Apply on the affected areas and wash it off after sometime. Continue this process daily for two weeks.

Apple and honey A mask made with apple and honey is ideal for oily skin that is prone to acne.  Oily skin is caused by the overactive oil glands which make the skin oily and thick which result into the development of blackheads, whiteheads pimples and red spots. Mix crushed apple with honey and apply on the affected area. Wash it clean after 10 minutes.

Ice and milk is an excellent soothing agent to cure acne. Add ice cube to milk and rub the cube on the face. Keep dipping the ice in milk and rubbing it on the affected area for 10-15 minutes.

Tomatoes are rich in anti-oxidants and Vitamin C which are very useful for getting rid of acne. Place a half cut tomato on the affected area or makes a paste of the tomato and applies it on the skin. Repeat this process twice a day for few days.

Potato has bleaching properties and is one of the best natural remedy for acne on face. Mash boiled potato and apply it on the acne prone skin.  Raw slices of potato or grated raw potato can also be used for this purpose. The potato acts as an anti-bacterial agent and helps in killing the bacteria causing acne.