Home Made and Natural Remedies for Acne


Most acne cream treatments contain chemicals that can be too harsh for people with sensitive skin and sensitive systems. You’ll read a lot of acne cream reviews that boast of the all-natural ingredients in their products. While that may be true to some extent, the natural ingredients for acne are either highly processed or negated by the chemical soup they are mixed with.

It’s said that you should never put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth because you absorb everything through your skin. This is a little extreme, but they do have a point. While there is a difference between internal and external use, chemicals do pass through the skin and into our bodies. And chemicals are absorbed more easily by damaged skin. If you suffer from acne and have sensitive skin, a sensitive system, or are just concerned about the chemicals you put into your body, check out these natural remedies for acne. They can all be found in your kitchen.

ICE: This may sound odd, but think about it, why do you put ice on an injury? To reduce inflammation. The same holds true for skin inflammation from acne. The cold also closes your pores and forces out bacteria.

GARLIC: Garlic is not only delicious, it is a great natural antibacterial agent. To use it topically, thinly slice it and rub the slices on your skin. Be sure to get the juice applied, especially on problem areas. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes and then rinse.

CORNSTARCH: Cornstarch is good for soothing many skin irritations including acne. It can be applied to trouble spots or your entire face. It can also be left on overnight.

BAKING SODA: Baking soda is another acne remedy that can be found in the kitchen. It helps get rid of breakouts, inflammation, and exfoliates the skin. The exfoliation also works for removing acne scars. To make it into a face mask, mix a few teaspoons with warm water. Apply the paste evenly to your face. It may feel strong at first, so you can start at 10 to 15 minutes and then work up to overnight.

EGG WHITES: Egg whites also work great as a facial mask. They reduce oil, shrink your pores, and draw out impurities. Making the mask is easy, just separate the whites and yokes of a few eggs. Apply the whites to your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes to an hour.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Apple cider vinegar is another acne remedy straight out of the kitchen with powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties. Dilute a few teaspoons of vinegar with water before applying it directly to your face.

LEMON JUICE: Lemon juice is well known as a cleaning agent and the citric acid is a natural antibacterial and astringent that help clean the skin. Simply apply the juice and rinse after 15 minutes to an hour.

You won’t hear about any of these from regular sources, or in any acne cream reviews, but they work and couldn’t be easier to try.


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