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How to Remove Acne Naturally at Home?

Have you ever had a sudden arrival of acne on your face, just before a big event? We have all been there! Though it feels very tempting just to pop it to oblivion, popping your pimple is never a good idea. It will leave a scar.

From using certain skin care products to changing your lifestyle a bit, there are plenty of home remedies for acne. In this blog, we will discuss some of the effective ways to remove acne naturally.

Causes of Acne

When the pores get clogged with dead skin cells, dirt and sebum, it leads to the formation of acne on the skin’s surface. The common symptoms of acne are blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. Though clogged pores cause acne, there are certainly other factors as well. These factors include-

  • Stress 
  • Hormones 
  • Diet 
  • Quality of the air 
  • Consumption of water 
  • Sleep

Home Remedies for Acne 

Clinical treatments are the best and most effective options for reducing acne. However, there are some home remedies for acne.

Below are some of the natural remedies for acne that you can definitely try:

  1. Apply Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pros - Affordable and easy to find
  • Cons - May irritate the skin, a strong smell 

Apple cider vinegar or ACP is made with fermented apple cider or unfiltered apple juice. ACP has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help with acne. Moreover, the lactic acid concentration in ACP can help reduce acne scars naturally.

How to Use? 

  • Mix 1 part of ACP with 3 parts of water. If you have sensitive skin, then increase the water to 4 parts. 
  • After cleansing your face, use a cotton ball and apply the apple cider vinegar to the acne. 
  • Wait for 5-20 seconds. 
  • Clear with water and pat dry your skin. 
  • Repeat twice a day.
  1. Treat with Tea Tree Oil
  • Pros - Do not require much effort, natural
  • Cons - Dries out the skin

Tea tree oil is a natural antibiotic that kills the bacteria that cause acne. Furthermore, it has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the redness as well as the swelling of a pimple. Therefore, tea tree oil acts as one of the best remedies to treat acne naturally.

How to Use? 

  • Mix 1 drop of tea tree oil with 9 drops of water. 
  • Take the mixture on a cotton ball and apply it to the affected area. 
  • Apply moisturizer if you feel that it is causing skin dryness. 
  • Repeat twice a day.

Tea tree oil is an essential oil and it needs dilution. If you are not comfortable using tea tree oil directly on your skin, then you can go for products that use tea tree oil as the active ingredient. For example, you can try Vasu Botanicals Tea Tree Kit For Acne & Pimple. This tea tree kit contains tea tree face serum, tea tree 3-in-1 wash - scrub - mask, tea tree face cream and tea tree body scrub.

According to the area of work, this kit uses different ingredients along with tea tree oil. The tea tree face scrub contains aloe vera and niacinamide, which soothe the skin as well as get rid of stubborn acne marks. Tree tea face serum contains aloe vera, neem and hyaluronic acid that have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbes effects. It also gives your skin a natural glow. The tea tree body scrub also helps naturally remove body acne.

  1. Apply Green Tea
  • Pros - Do not require much effort, natural, easy to use 
  • Cons - Not enough research

From reducing weight to increasing brain functions, drinking green tea has plenty of health benefits. But do you know it can also cure acne naturally if applied directly on the skin? The main ingredients of green tea are tannins and flavonoids that fight inflammation and pimple-causing germs.

How to Use? 

  • Steep green tea leaves in boiling water for 2-3 minutes and allow it to get cool for a few minutes. 
  • Take a few drops on a cotton ball and gently rub it on the pimple. 
  • You can also spray it on your face using a spray bottle. 
  • Leave it for 10 minutes. You can leave it overnight if it suits you. Just make sure to rinse it the instant it starts causing any discomfort. 
  • Rinse it with cold water. 
  • Use twice a day. You can make the green tea and store it for 2 weeks in an airtight container in a refrigerator.
  1. Moisturise with Aloe Vera
  • Pros - Easy to use, can be combined with other products, natural 
  • Cons - Many products contain additives

The main ingredients of aloe vera are sulfur and salicylic acid, both of which act wonders in reducing acne naturally.

How to Use? 

  • Scoop aloe vera gel with a clean spoon from the aloe vera plant. 
  • Apply the gel on your entire face or the affected skin as a moisturizer with your hand. Try not to use any brush as it can cause breakouts. 
  • Repeat twice a day or before using makeup.

Other Ways to Remove Pimples and Acne Naturally

Although almost all families have some or more DIY ideas for reducing pimples and acne marks that get passed on into the family. Some of these home remedies for acne can work wonder on your skin. 

  • Though it is very tempting, avoid touching your face or the pimple scar completely. It can cause the pimple to get worse or also can get spread to some other places on the skin. 
  • Eating a balanced diet is very important while you are trying to control acne. If you have acne-prone or oily sensitive skin, then reducing acne from oily acne-prone skin can be very hectic if you do not eat healthy balanced meals. 
  • Stress can cause acne to go worse. Therefore, change your lifestyle to lower stress as it will not only help you with mindfulness but also make your skin glow.

Take Away

Acne and acne scars do not go on their own. It needs various treatments and a healthy lifestyle. You also need to have a stress-free life. Here in this blog, we have described some home remedies for acne that you can try and get clearer skin.