Top 5 Acne Home Remedies That Work
Updated At 28 Aug 17
Feeling confident in our own skin becomes a bit difficult when your face is riddled with acne. ESPECIALLY when it’s time for that #instaselfie moment! So, here’s a coveted list of 5 home remedies that serve as effective acne treatments to keep you #instaready, always!
1. Some grean tea please?
The ingredients for this mask can be easily found in your kitchen. For example, a green tea sachet with honey and lemon can act as an extraordinary treatment for acne!
Ingredients: 1 bag of green tea or equivalent quantity of green tea leaves, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of sugar.
How to use: Cut open the green tea bag, mix all the ingredients to form a thick paste and apply the same on your face. Keep it for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with water.
Why this Works: Green tea is full of antioxidants which helps in decreasing redness in the skin.
2. Bake soda to the rescue
Not only does it make delicious cakes for us, baking soda can also help treat acne like a boss!
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
How to use: Mix the ingredients and apply it over your face while avoiding the eyebrows (it’s quite sticky). Leave it for around 10 -15 minutes and then rinse it off. Try on this mask twice a week.
Why this Works: Anti inflammatory properties of baking Soda helps in controlling redness. It also absorbs excess oil which helps in drying out pimples.
3. Turmeric tales
No, we are not talking about wedding bells. Rather, knowing the healing properties of turmeric can help treat acne as well.
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 3 teaspoons of raw milk/greek yogurt (full fat, unflavoured), 1 teaspoon of honey
How to use: Once you make a paste of the above ingredients, dab it over your face with a cotton swab. Was it off after 10 - 15 minutes with a cotton swab.
Pro Tip- The mask tends to leave a yellow tinge which can be removed by using apple cider vinegar to wash the face. Try this mask every fortnight.
Why this Works: Turmeric helps in killing acne bacteria, reduces inflammation and removes excess oil from the skin. Yogurt helps in exfoliation and removes dead skin cells. Honey has anti-bacterial properties and helps in moisturization.
4. Cool as a cucumber
Cucumber not only helps in treating your acne woes, but it also cools down your skin giving it a smooth glow.
Ingredients: 1 whole cucumber and 1 tablespoon of sugar
How to use: Mash the cucumber, strain off the water and mix one tablespoon of sugar to make a fine paste. Apply the paste on your face and keep it for around 10 - 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water.
Why this Works: Cucumber’s cooling effect helps reduce irritation and redness caused by pimples. It is rich in Vitamin E and has other nutrients like Silica which help in healing the damaged skin from acne.
5. Oatmeal for your skin
While oats are definitely great for breakfast, it has other benefits too – like getting rid of unwanted pimples!
Ingredients: 2 teaspoons of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 cup of water
How to use: Crush the oatmeal and mix all the ingredients into a paste. Then rub it gently on your face. Use lukewarm water to wash it off. For best results, apply daily before going to bed.
Why this Works: Oatmeal helps in exfoliation and reduces skin inflammation.
So with all the above remedies, your acnes should be a thing of the past. Isn’t it?