An estimated 85% of all the people in the world get acne at some point in their lives. Given that most conventional methods of treating acne are quite pricy and laden with chemicals, most people have turned to treating acne using all natural treatments from the comfort of their homes.
Taking lots of water, maintaining a good diet and regular exercise can majorly contribute to clear and healthy skin.
Factors That Can Lead To Acne Breakouts:
- Poor nutrition
- Birth control pills
- Sleep deprivation
- Imbalanced hormones
Home Remedies for Acne
One of the most effective home remedies for acne is proper cleansing. To get rid of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, try using a homemade honey face wash. The ingredients, including apple cider vinegar, honey, coconut oil, probiotics and essential oils, help soothe the skin while fighting acne-causing bacteria. Use on damp skin morning and evening.
Use Healing Masks
Using hydrating and healing face masks also helps a great deal. Use soothing ingredients like yogurt, honey, cinnamon and essential oils to create a homemade mask that fights harmful bacteria.
Yogurt and honey mask: Mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey with 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Apply the mask to your face, let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse.
Honey and cinnamon mask: Mix 2 tablespoons of raw honey with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Spread the mask onto your face and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.
Regular exfoliation helps keep your skin smooth and clear.
Start with a gritty base to remove dead skin and unclog pores, such as sea salt, brown sugar or oatmeal. Add in some coconut oil, kefir or honey to help fight bacteria, fungi and candida overgrowth on the skin. Use the mixture 1-2 times per week.
Coconut oil, honey and lavender essential oil can also help prevent scarring.
Tone to Restore pH Balance
Using a toner helps restore pH balance to the skin. Use apple cider vinegar morning and evening to help kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin. Apple cider vinegar contains magnesium, potassium and various enzymes that fight harmful bacteria.
Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and use it on your face and neck, especially in areas that are prone to acne breakouts.
You can use coconut oil as a natural moisturizer to help fight bacteria while hydrating the skin. Coconut oil’s medium-chain fatty acids work to restore the health of the skin while preventing acne breakouts.
Spot Treat With Tea Tree Oil
Tree tea oil has natural antiseptic, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that can prevent/heal acne.
For a homemade acne remedy, mix 4-8 drops of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or jojoba oil. Lightly dab the mixture onto problem areas to help fight acne-causing bacteria.
Use Holy Basil
Research has shown that holy basil can help fight acne from the inside out by working to balance hormones. Holy basil or holy basil tea can be used as a toner or added to a homemade mask to help kill bacteria.
Guggul is especially beneficial for those who are struggling with cystic acne. Research has shown that guggul can help reduce acne and prevent an acne relapse.
Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure
To keep your skin clear, it’s important to avoid too much sun exposure. UV rays can increase acne scarring. When spending an extended time outdoors, use a natural sunscreen free of chemicals.
Take a Probiotic Supplement
Live probiotics improve gut health by eliminating harmful bacteria. A healthy gut and a strong immune system can improve skin health and fight acne from the inside out.