Natural remedies for acne can work to help clear your skin, reduce inflammation, blockages, and excess oil...
Don't waste time, do what actually works - all on this page!
All 5 of these remedies are easy and fun to use. You might find one works better on your skin than the others - try them all to get your "holy grail"!
What is it?
An ancient remedy, used as a detoxifier for centuries for a number of different ailments (More info).
It's a light green, very fine powder, derived from volcanic ash.
A number of high end spa brands actually use this as a base for treatment masks in their facials. Some also offer 'green clay' body wraps, which detox your whole body.
You can get the same results at home - after all the pure clay itself is doing all the work, they've just added some extra smelly's to make it more exotic (and expensive ;)
How Does It Work?
Bentonite clay has a 'static cling' - which is basically it's ability (because of it's chemical makeup) to draw out certain impurities, due to it's electrical charge. This works kind of like a magnet, and is what makes such a great detoxifier both internally and externally.
It works particularly well as a natural remedy for acne because of it's calming, soothing and cleansing effect on the skin.
(Combines Bentonite Clay with Zinc, Sulphur, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Chamomile... for an extra powerful treatment - Check it out here!)
Use 2 - 3 times weekly for best results. Can also be used as a 'spot' treatment when needed, significantly reducing inflammation and the appearance of a blemish overnight. This makes your morning a whole lot easier!
Due to the detoxing effect (remember it's 'pulling' impurities from your skin) it can feel quite tingly. This is very normal, and once removed skin feels refreshed.
To make removal easier, massage water into the mask for several seconds before using a wash cloth to re-wet it and loosen it up.
Expect instantly refreshed and calm skin. With regular use it will help to control breakouts and balance sebum production.
Apple cider vinegar is perhaps the easiest natural remedies for acne you can use. It's basically fermented apples, and completely natural.
How does it work?
Due to it's pH of 4.25 - 5, it's slightly acidic and therefore excellent for rebalancing the pH of skin.
Normal, healthy skin has a pH of 5.5. If this gets out of balance (from using the wrong products, a compromised skin barrier, or unhealthy internal conditions) it will be more alkalized.
Bacteria thrive in an alkaline environment, so correcting your skin's pH levels can have dramatic effects on the severity of your acne.
Using Apple Cider Vinegar after cleansing each day is one of the best natural remedies to rebalance the acidity level of your skin. This is especially important if you use cleansers that have a foaming agent (which most do, because this is what gives you that 'clean', 'oil free' feeling).
*Note - this is a great remedy for some which is why it's on this page, however others (including myself!) find that it causes more deep pimples. Experiment with it, it's cheap and if it doesn't work for your skin you can use it for cooking...
Dilute 1 part ACV with 2 parts water and apply as a toner - using cotton pads after cleansing.
Once it's absorbed into your skin apply your normal moisturizer. You can use it twice a day for great results.
Did I tell you it was easy?
This bright orange spice powder has been used in India for centuries as a natural cure.
Not only does it have antibacterial properties, but also a brightening effect - making it particuarly good for fading acne scars.
How does it work?
Like an exfoliant, which is why it's ideal for brightening complexions and fading acne scars. It's antibacterial and antioxidant properties give it inflammation fighting powers at the same time.
One of the best ways to use it is to mix 1 part Turmeric to 2 parts natural youghurt and apply to skin as a mask.
Wash off after 10 - 15mins with warm water, and see how bright your skin it is!
Yoghurt is also a powerful natural exfoliant by itself, so added these 2 ingredients make an unbeatable acne fighting, scar fading mask.
*Note - turmeric can stain skin temporarily, so remove thoroughly!
This yummy smelling natural remedy has antibacterial and anti fungal properties that make it a perfect home remedy for acne. It's also an excellent natural lubricator which is very important in controlling sebum production in skin.
Replace your nightly moisturizer with a light layer of coconut oil.
Don't be put off by putting oil on your already greasy feeling face... This oil absorbs fast, and works with your skin to balance it's own oil production. If you don't keep your skin protected and hydrated, it will produce more oil to compensate.
It will take several days for your skin to get used to, but stick with it and you will love the results.
It's also a great massage medium and very beneficial to use after a light chemical peel to rehydrate, protect and rejuvenate your complexion.
*Note - coconut oil can be comedogenic for some (but not others - depends on your skin). If you find this is the case, avoid using it in heavily congested areas such as the nose and chin, and always make sure you use refined coconut oil!
Baking soda is perhaps one of the easiest natural remedies for acne and pimples. It's good to try if you're looking for a quick treatment, but for the best benefits I'd prefer to use a Bentonite Clay or Turmeric mask.
It has antiseptic properties and a good exfoliating effect, refreshing and 'brightening' your skin, while helping to unclog pores.
Baking soda deserves its own page so go here for 3 very effective ways to use it to reduce pimples, rebalance skin and even fade scars.
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