Got pesky acne or blemishes that just won’t budge? Try these 100% natural remedies you can do at home for a quick fix that won’t cost a penny.
1. Dab a little tea tree oil onto acne
Tea tree oil can effectively clear up acne because it has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Although the effect may not be as speedy as benzoyl peroxide, but tea tree oil is not only natural but safe for sensitive skin.
Method: Dab a little on a Q-tip and apply to affected area twice a day but don’t overdo it as any more could dry up your skin and make acne worse!
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2. Rinse your face with a green tea cleanser
Whether as a drink or your favourite matcha dessert, green tea has far more benefits than just satisfying your sweet tooth. Green tea is great because it has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds that help to soothe, cleanse and fight acne.
Method: Use a cooled cup of green tea as a face wash or lay the teabag on the affected area. Or drink plenty of green tea!
3. DIY your own honey mask
Sweeten your complexion with honey because its strong antibiotic properties can improve the appearance of acne. It’s best to use natural raw honey as it still contains the true essence of honey rather than just well, sugar.
Method: Apply a teaspoon of honey to the affected area or mix ½ cup of honey with 1 cup of plain oats to create a soothing mask. Apply mask for 30 minutes.
4. Use aloe gel straight from the aloe vera plant
Aloe Vera’s succulent leaves are amazing for your skin because it is rich in Vitamin A, C and E. Beyond just relieving sunburns, aloe vera are a great option for reducing scars and of course, improving acne conditions. If you don’t have the plant at home, you can buy pure aloe gel from health food stores but be sure it has no added ingredients!
Method: Scrape the aloe gel from the aloe vera leaves and apply onto acne areas.
5. Dab a little lemon juice onto acne
Enjoy the fresh-faced feeling by using lemon as your acne solution. Because they are rich in Vitamin C, lemons act as an exfoliator, skin lightener and disinfectant which helps reduce the appearance of scars and prevents the formation of new pimples.
Method: Dab a cotton ball into freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply onto acne. Then, rinse off with cool water.
6. DIY your own apple cider vinegar toner
One of apple cider vinegar’s many uses around the home includes treating acne because of its high malic and lactic acid properties that can calm red, aggravated skin and acts as an exfoliator.
Method: Mix your own DIY toner with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Dab onto skin with a cotton ball and remember to shake well.