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12 Effective Tips On How To Get Rid Of Acne Naturally

What’s that one thing that can take away your skin’s dazzling natural beauty? The answer is, and always will be, acne. Once it begins to erupt on your skin, it’s easy to lose all your confidence and feel like you want to disappear off the face of the earth. After all the measures you take to protect your skin and make it look its best, it doesn’t really feel good when your skin betrays you with a burst of acne. But acne doesn’t mean the end of the world, for you or for your skin. And the solution, contrary to popular belief, does not lie in expensive scrubs containing harsh chemicals. All it takes for you to keep acne at bay is patience, persistence, prevention, and faith in the divine goodness of nature.

First and foremost, however, you will have to understand what exactly is causing acne breakouts on your face. The causes are many, and may vary from person to person. We advise you to be aware of them all.

1. Excessive production of oil

The sebaceous glands that are present in areas of your body like the neck, chest, shoulders, and back produce a lot of excess oil. Acne occurs in these areas when follicles of hair get plugged with cells of dead skin and oil.

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2. Clogged pores

Oftentimes, the pores that get plugged cause the wall of the follicle to move to the surface, causing a whitehead to grow. Similarly, a plug may stay open on the very surface and become dark, causing a blackhead. All these various forms of acne are filled with oil and bacteria, and eventually become brown when they are exposed to pollution and air for a long period of time.

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Now that you know what causes acne, it is time we disclose to you some of the most trusted and inexpensive remedies for acne that will give you a glowing face if applied regularly.

How to get rid of acne naturally

1. Honey


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If you really want to know how to get rid of acne naturally, then you have to make this natural ingredient a part of your daily skin care routine. To use honey as a means of getting rid of acne, you will have to follow this procedure. Every morning, dampen your fingers a bit and then massage your entire dry face with half a teaspoon of honey. After this, rinse the honey off. The greatest advantage of honey is that honey has amazing antibacterial properties that can help greatly in stopping acne breakouts. What’s more, honey removes all the excess oil from your face and even moisturizes your face in the most natural way.

2. Facial oil for acne

Applying oil regularly on your face can prevent acne breakouts and also heal your skin greatly. To make this facial oil, fill a jar with jojoba oil and then mix it with a few drops of carrot seed oil. The jojoba oil that is used in this mixture does the job of dissolving all the excess sebum, without drying out your face. The carrot oil, once mixed with jojoba oil, works wonders in repairing the defects on your skin and also heals all the acne on your face.

3. Apple cider vinegar

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This is one of the most reliable natural ways to get rid of acne. You can use apple cider vinegar as an excellent natural toner by making a mixture of (alcohol free) witch hazel and raw apple cider vinegar. The apple cider will calm acne with the exfoliating acids that are present in it.

4. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has natural ingredients that fight inflammation. Research has shown that just a little bit of tea tree oil solution is more effective and much less harmful than any chemical solution. To use tea tree oil as a remedy for acne, take five drops of tea tree oil and 40 drops of witch hazel. To use this solution as a remedy, you have to dip a ball of cotton in it and then apply it all over your face. If you use this solution just two times in a day, you will see a great difference in the state of your skin. However, excessive use can make your skin dry and also worsen your acne. So moderation is key.

5. Mint

Mint is one of those refreshing herbs that can greatly assist in removing and cleaning up oil that clogs up pores on your face. So you can use mint in order to prevent acne before it even breaks out on your face. Take two tablespoons full of finely chopped mint and two tablespoons of plain yogurt. Put these ingredients in a blender and mix them with some oatmeal. Blend it all until it becomes a thick paste and then put this mixture on your face for approximately ten minutes before washing it off. With regular use, you will be amazed to see the drastic difference on your face.

6. Witch hazel

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You may not be all that familiar with this particular ingredient, but witch hazel is actually the perfect natural astringent. As oily skin is more prone to acne, witch hazel does a miraculous job of drying the skin and removing blemishes from your skin. To use witch hazel as a treatment for excessive acne, you will have to pour some amount of witch hazel on a small ball of cotton and then clean your face every morning and night with it.

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7. Lemon juice

What can work better as a treatment for acne than a natural exfoliant? Among various natural exfoliants, lemon suits acne prone skin the best. Lemon also has properties that can lighten your skin tone. It is also a great disinfectant that can successfully reduce the scars that you get on your face because of acne. Lemon also helps to prevent the formation of new acne. To use lemon as a remedy for acne, you will have to dab a ball of cotton in a spoon full of lemon juice and then apply it on your face. After a few minutes, you can rinse the lemon juice off with some cold water.

8. Omega 3 fatty acids

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Did you know that food stuffs containing omega-3 fatty acids have properties in them that are anti-inflammatory in nature, and these properties can greatly help in curing your acne. Be more conscious about the intake of omega 3 fatty acids. Eat more salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts. You can even consume capsules containing multi nutrients, as these too contain omega 3 fatty acids. Regular consumption of any of these foods will improve the nature of your skin in no time.

9. Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a plant that is useful for a lot of reasons. Aloe is most famous for having properties that greatly help in relieving burns. Moreover, it can also fight infection and reduce acne scars. To use aloe as a remedy for acne, you just need to take the gel out of an aloe plant and then apply it on your acne. The other option is to buy aloe gel from a store and apply it on your acne.

10. Chamomile

We all know that the ugliest part about getting acne is the inflammation that acne causes. Beauticians say that chamomile can help in decreasing the inflammation that is caused by acne. To use chamomile for this purpose, just mix the contents present in a chamomile tea bag with some water and pour it in a mixer. Make a paste and rub it all over your acne. The other method is to boil a cup of water and dip two tea bags of chamomile in it. Once it has cooled, dab a cotton ball in the solution and apply it on your acne after you have cleansed your face.

11. Echinacea


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This special type of tea is more widely used as a remedy for different kinds of wounds as it magically speeds up the healing process. Moreover, echinacea also cures severe cold and flu. But the one thing that we did not know about echinacea is that it has great anti-inflammatory and antibacterial elements that help cure acne. You can use echinacea by taking a piece of cloth and soaking it in the echinacea tea. Following this, you have to gently dab this cloth on your blemishes. If you replace your face wash with this tea, you will discover that all your blemishes are gone in no time.

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12. Green tea

Green tea has compounds in it that are antioxidant and antimicrobial in nature. Use a tea bag over your acne or use some green tea regularly as face wash. The results will amaze you.

These are some of the effective ways on how to get rid of acne naturally, and they work perfectly well on all skin types. Now you can use these natural home remedies to get rid of acne instead of using harsh chemicals, which may have unknown side effects on your skin. So it’s better to go for natural remedies.

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12 Tips On How To Get Rid Of Acne Naturally
Suffering from a bad eruption of acne? Here's how to get rid of acne NATURALLY!
Suraiya Islam

Suraiya Islam

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