Natural Acne Home Remedy Treatments

In our home, a family member experienced baby acne, then nothing during childhood, only to have teen acne during the high school years.  This included facial acne, back acne, and chest acne.  This condition can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable for people who struggle with it, but in most cases, you outgrow the condition.  There are many everyday things around the house that you can use as simple acne home remedies. Here are some remedies for you, that should be safe for all ages...unless otherwise noted.

1) Baking soda and toothpaste


While many find that baking soda and toothpaste work like a charm, others have negative reactions, so use them with care. If you have sensitive skin, try baking soda first.

Mix a little baking soda/water paste or plain toothpaste (DO NOT USE gel or whitening toothpaste), then dab it on your blemishes. Leave it for fifteen to twenty minutes, then gently wash it off. Don't try leaving it on overnight before you know how skin will react. Some find this treatment tingles or burns a bit, but if causes real pain, wash it off immediately because it can leave burn marks or even scars on some skin types.

If you have no reaction to toothpaste or baking soda, you may want to try this acne facial treatment home remedy overnight on more than just your face...it should work on your back and chest as well if acne is present.  



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2) Mint 

Mint works as a gentle and quick home remedy for acne, and it smells nice, too. Pick up some fresh mint leaves from a grocer or farmers' market, or from your garden...mint is easy to grow. Squeeze the juice from the leaves and apply it to your face before you go to bed. If you have trouble getting the juice out, mash the leaves into a paste with water and leave this paste on your face for 15 minutes or so.

3) Lemon and Rose Water

Lemon is another natural home remedy with a pleasant scent. Simply rub a piece of lemon on your face, applying juice from the lemon that way. For a stronger treatment, mix fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from a lemon, not from a bottle) with rose water, which can be found in Middle Eastern foods shops, and apply to affected skin. Leave this on for half an hour, then rinse it off. Lighter cases of acne may clear in a few days, while tougher cases may take a few weeks to completely disappear. Some people mix in cinnamon or coriander, but use these spices with caution as they can irritate sensitive skin.

4) Green tea and Carrots


Green tea has anti-bacterial properties and the antioxidants it contains have a proven ability to prevent acne. To take advantage of this, boil a carrot (also know for their antioxidant properties) until it's soft enough to mash. Then make a cup of green tea and mix the tea and mashed carrot to form a paste. Put this paste on your blemishes and leave it on for approximately 15 minutes.

 5) Oranges and eggs

Orange peels can be a quick home remedy for acne - grind the peels and mix them with water to form a paste. Apply this paste to the affected parts of your face and leave it on twenty or thirty minutes. Another acne treatment using oranges is a mix of orange juice (again, from an orange, not a bottle) and egg white. Apply this to your face for 15 minutes to help clear the pores.

6) Strawberries

This berry makes a great quick home remedy for acne that occurs in spring and summer. Just mash 2 or 3 strawberries into a paste, spread this over clean, dry skin and leave it for five to 10 minutes.  Some are highly allergic to Strawberries when they eat them, in this case, it would be best to avoid using strawberries.

7) Garlic

Garlic both disinfects and acts as an astringent, but it doesn't have the pleasant smell of some of the remedies mentioned above. This natural treatment works even on persistent forms of adult acne. Just cut open a garlic clove and rub it gently on your skin to cover the blemishes with juice. It may take a few treatments for the acne to disappear, but you should see improvements within days.

These quick home remedies for acne will get rid of the symptoms (pimples), but with a more holistic program, you can stop acne outbreaks completely. Contrary to the popular assumption, acne is not just something you have to put up with until you grow out of it. Once you get at the cause of the problem, you can get rid of acne whatever your age. Acne is not something you should ignore, either. If you leave it untreated, you could end up with permanent scars and acne breakouts occurring into your forties and fifties.

Because acne is more than just a skin problem, topical treatments and acne medications may not have any lasting effect. Simple, natural dietary and life-style changes, however, clear up acne faster than you might think. Using these methods also means you won't be wasting money on chemical treatments that only harm your skin. Try a quick home remedy for acne temporarily, but also take time to learn about how caring for of all aspects of your health can stop acne quickly and permanently, so you can get your self-confidence and your life back.
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Based on an article written by: Kathy Aral, who writes about natural treatments for teen and adult acne because she knows through first hand experience how frustrating the condition can be. 
Click here to find out more about quick remedies for acne that can stop acne pimple breakouts for good.

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Updated 12/8/14

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