Home Remedies For Acne
These home remedies work like a charm! Do you know of any other home remedies for acne?
Erin Russell

Acne is an unfortunately very common problem that people face at all walks of life. Hormone imbalances, your environment, and the food you eat can irritate your skin and cause breakouts. If you are unsatisfied with your current skincare routine, read on for tips on natural skin care using items found in most pantries and refrigerators.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix up a solution of diluted Apple Cider Vinegar (1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar, and 3 tablespoons of water), and apply to your face using a cotton round after cleansing. Apple Cider Vinegar works by balancing your skin after cleansing, to minimize the chance of a breakout later on.

Tea Tree Oil

Flickr/sophia kahn
Flickr/sophia kahn

Tea tree oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Mix just a few drops of this potent oil with a tablespoon of witch hazel, and you’ve got a powerful anti-acne treatment. Just gently dab the mixture on your skin no more than twice a day.

Probiotic Supplements

Surprisingly enough, the bacteria in your gut can affect the way your skin looks and feels. Some people suggest taking 1-2 probiotic supplements a day can stop acne from being an ever-present menace. Always check with your doctor before starting a new supplement program.



Just like with a sprained ankle, ice can be used to reduce swelling and redness with problem skin. If you have a problem pimple, try this simple solution – wrap an ice cube in a towel and hold it on the affected area for no more than one minute. The ice works to reduce inflammation and keep the swelling at bay.


This tangy summer fruit boasts powerful cleansing properties. Just slice a lemon, and rub into the skin. It smells great, and it can remove dirt and grime from deep in your pores. Keeping your skin clean is the first step in treating acne.


Flickr/Michael Tutton
Flickr/Michael Tutton

Garlic’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties make it a powerhouse with acne. While it may not smell pleasant, the gentle cleansing properties are perfect for problem skin. Simply make a paste with fresh garlic and a bit of water. Smooth the paste over the affected area, and wash off after 5 minutes.

Raw Honey

Of course, honey is delicious, but did you know it can be used to treat acne? Raw honey has antibacterial properties, and can gently remove the problem-causing bacteria on your skin. Use raw honey to replace your cleanser, or in addition to your skincare routine – just make sure it’s raw honey.

Before you head to the pharmacy to try yet another harsh acne treatment, think about what you already have at home to use. You might find that the solutions are more natural and less expensive, and work like you never thought possible.

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Sources: [Everyday Roots, Health, Reader’s Digest, Top 10 Home Remedies, Wellness Mama, Wellness Mama]