Treating Acne At Home: 5 Natural Remedies From Your Cupboard Or Fridge


If you have acne-prone skin, you may have tried over-the-counter preparations or prescription strength medications. If these methods have failed to bring results, or if you are troubled by the side effects on your sensitive skin, don't despair. You might want to reach no further than your kitchen pantry for some all natural ingredients that won't be too harsh and will not cost you a lot of money. Here are 5 home remedies for acne treatment:

1. Try a Bit of Honey

You may have heard that natural honey has antimicrobial properties. This simply means that the antibiotic action may help diminish the bacteria that is causing your acne breakouts. Honey also acts as an inch-inflammatory.

There is one stipulation you must bear in mind, however. Don't reach for that jar of processed honey from your grocery store shelf. Processed honey has been treated, and this process often removes the antimicrobial properties in the honey. Instead, head to your local health food or natural food store and ask for a jar of all natural raw honey. Raw honey has been obtained from bee hives that are certified organic. This means it has not been treated with pesticides or chemicals. In simple terms, it's better for your skin.

To treat your acne or help prevent a future flare up, spread the honey over your face liberally. Leave this "mask" on for 20-30 minutes, then rinse your face thoroughly. Your skin will feel smoother and germs will be destroyed.

2. Reach for a Box of Baking Soda

You probably have baking soda in your kitchen pantry. Did you know that baking soda can help reduce the inflammation caused by acne? Make a paste using baking soda and water and apply to your face, creating a mask. Leave the paste on your face for up to an hour then wash your face.

3. Repair Damaged Skin Cells With Egg Whites

Acne prone skin often leads to destroyed skin cells. In addition, individuals with acne often have oily skin which can clog the pores and worsen the condition. Egg whites are loaded with protein which can help repair the damage and help eliminate those oils naturally, without over drying the skin. All you need to do is separate the egg whites from the yolk and whisk the whites in a bowl. Apply the mixture to your face and let it stay for 15-20 minutes before washing your face. You might want to use a gentle moisturizer afterwards.

4. Use Natural Tea Tree Oil

This is another surprisingly effective all-natural treatment for acne blemishes. Tea tree oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties. You'll find tea tree oil at health food stores. Mix two or three drops with equal parts witch hazel. Now simply apply a few drops of the mixture to a cotton ball and dab it on your face.

5. Reach for a Lemon

Lemons also are chock full of antibacterial properties and they act as an astringent when the juice is applied to the skin. Simple squeeze a lemon or two and dab some of the juice on your face using a cotton ball. The lemon juice may be left on your face for a half hour or a bit longer.  


18 April 2017

Perfecting Your Skincare Routine

When we got family pictures taken last time, I realized that something was wrong with my skin. In addition to being blotchy, I was still suffering from embarrassing breakouts. To resolve the problem, I made an appointment with a dermatologist. It was incredible to talk with him, and he had lots of valuable advice. In addition to offering suggestions for ways to avoid breakouts, he also helped me to perfect my skincare routine. You wouldn't believe how much better my skin looks now. This blog is all about perfecting your skincare regimen, so that you don't have to feel shy about your looks.