5 Best Natural Treatments for Acne That Work

Acne is a common skin problem that leaves behind scars and also makes your skin appear patchy, dull and unsightly.

Natural Treatments for Acne

Here are 5 best natural remedies for Acne that work better than over-the-counter treatments

Lemon & Honey:
Lemons have natural antibacterial and astringent properties to help clear your skin. Lemons contain citric acid, which disinfects bacteria that cause acne.  Cut a lemon in half and gently rub the open-side of the lemon onto the acne or apply fresh lemon juice to your skin and leave on for 5-10 minutes. You might feel a sting which means it’s working. Make sure to wash the lemon juice off, and use sunscreen afterwards before stepping out.

Use honey to teat acne naturally, dab a small amount of honey or mix it with few drops of lemon juice and apply on the affected area and let it work its magic overnight,to fight bacteria and prevent or reduce acne breakouts. Honey does have strong antibacterial properties that effectively treats acne.

ice cubes to get rid of acneIce
At the first hint of a pimple, wrap an ice cube in a piece of plastic wrap or wash cloth and hold it to the area at least twice a day for a bout five minutes each time or untill the area becomes numb. The cold will reduce the redness and ease the inflammation making the irritation or inflammation less noticeable.

Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil and is a well known anti-fungal and antibacterial herbal remedy, making it a great treatment for acne. To use it, mix a small amount of tea tree oil with an equal amount of water. Dab it on blemishes to discourage infection and speed healing.

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Aspirin has salicylic acid in it, which is what the mist topical acne treatments. Salicylic acid dries out pimples and fights the bacteria simultaneously.
Crush up a pill or two of aspirin and mix it with just enough honey to form a paste, with a Q-Tip or clean hands, apply the paste onto individual pimples, leaving to dry and rinse off.

Turmeric ( haldi )
Turmeric and honey together makes an excellent face mask to reduce blemishes, scars, dark spots, hyper pigmentation and any kind of color discoloration. It is one of the best natural remedy to get clear and clean skin. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a tablespoon of honey. Leave it on for 5-10mins and rinse off.

Kindly do a patch test to check if you are allergic to any of the ingredients mentioned above.

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