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Home Remedies for Acne

What are some helpful home remedies for acne?

There are many home remedies for acne promoted to help you get rid of this annoying skin problem. All of them safe to try out. The most common expected complaint would be skin irritation or rash, especially for those who have sensitive skin or lot of allergies.

The home remedies may take at least 1 months and often 3 to 6 months of treatment on the pimples before results can be seen so patience is important. This is especially true when trying to use these home remedies to reduce scar marks.

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Home Remedies for Acne Prevention and Cure

Home Remedy What experts say about them
Lemon or Lemon Juice home remedies for acne lemon pictureLemon juice can be used as a facial cleanser and a skin lightener.

Soak a cosmetic pad or a cotton ball with lemon juice and gently rub it on the acne and leave on for five to ten minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Test it on a small spot first as it may be irritating to those with sensitive skin. It may also make that area more sensitive to sunlight so use a good sunscreen.
Cucumber & Tomato Juice home remedies for acne using cucumber pictureBlend sliced cucumber and tomato juice together and apply to the skin and acne areas as a mask. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. Then gently rinse off with lukewarm water.

Tomato contains antioxidants and may help with repairing skin cell damage.

Make a turmeric paste by mixing 15 grams of turmeric powder with 5 to 10 mL of water. Apply this paste on the skin for 30 minutes and wash off.

See Turmeric for Acne for complete details on this acne treatment option.

Egg White Applying a thin layer of egg white to the scars and leave on overnight. Wash off in the morning.
Baking Soda home remedies for acne using baking soda pictureBaking soda is used in many natural toothpaste and skin care products as it can work like micro dermabrasion therapy to help exfoliate dead skin cells.

Mix 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of baking soda with 2 teaspoon (10 mL) of distilled or purified water. Gently massage the mixture onto the scar for one minute and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Do this before going to sleep at night.
Sandalwood &
Black Gram
Combine sandalwood and black gram in rosewater and make it into a paste. Apply the paste to the entire face (as a facial mask) or just to the pimples before going to bed. Gently wash off in the morning.
Ice Cubes home remedies for acne using ice cubes pictureCooling the skin down has been suggested to help with shrinking the pores, refreshing the face and help with reducing the appearance of acne scars.

Use ice cubes placed in a bag and apply to the face.
Yogurt, Sour Cream & Oatmeal Make a paste with one tablespoon (15 mL) each of yogurt, sour cream and oatmeal. You may add several drops of lemon juice.

Apply to the pimples and leave on for several minutes, then gently wash off.
Olive Oil Applying a small amount of olive oil four times daily to soften the appearance of the acne scar marks.

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