Home Made Acne Treatments

If someone told you that you didn’t have to spend hundreds on pimple creams, would you believe them? Well you better start believing because you can actually save hundreds of dollars just by making your own home remedies for acne. You’ll be amazed at how affordable and easy they are to make. Our skin reacts differently to different remedies but you might just be surprised at how effective the following home remedies for acne are:

1. Apple Cider Remedy

apple cider vinegarApple cider is not the best smelling home remedy for acne but it may just be the most effective. Scarlett Johansen uses this remedy herself and we all know how flawless looking her skin is. Apple cider has powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. So here goes:

What you’ll need:

  • Cotton balls
  • Water
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • A small mixing container


  1. Wash your face and then pat it dry.
  2. Grab your small container and add in one part vinegar into three parts water. Get your cotton ball and dip it into the mixture. Apply it directly to affected areas. You can leave it on for 10 minutes, wash it off and then apply moisturizer or you can leave it on overnight and then wash it off in the morning, followed by a moisturizer.

TIP: I recommend that you do this when you don’t have anywhere else to go to. You can do this 2 to 3 times a day but leaving it on overnight works best.

2. Honey Yogurt Mask


The combination of honey and yogurt may not make sense when thinking about them as a snack but they’re the perfect combination when talking about a home treatment for acne. While dairy products have been known to cause acne, this only happens when they are ingested as they have extra hormones but a different story is told when they are applied on the skin. Cleopatra, the woman known to have taken several milk baths in her lifetime, swears by it! Honey, on the other hand, has antibacterial properties as well as moisturizing properties.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp – any type of yogurt except skim
  • 1 tbsp – raw honey
  • Small mixing container
  • Face cloth


  1. Wash your face and then pat it dry.
  2. Take your small container for mixing and mix your 1tbsp yogurt and 1 tbsp honey. Mix it using the spoon with the honey or yogurt.
  3. When you’ve mixed both ingredients well, scoop out a spoonful and then apply it to your face.
  4. Let the first layer dry. Apply a second layer if need be.
  5. Let it stay on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. When time is up, take your wash cloth and wash off the mask using it. Apply circular strokes as you wash off the mask.
  7. Pat your face dry.
  8. Do this once a week.

TIP: It’s always a good idea to make your mask fresh. Discard any leftovers you may have and just make a fresh batch whenever you need it.

3. Fresh Papaya Mash


No, this is not another snack. This is a great home remedy for acne prone skin. The first two ones may work but this fruit in mashed form is the most ideal. You see papaya has natural properties that remove dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin. It also has papain which is an enzyme that reduces inflammation and helps prevent pus from forming. Without further ado:

What you’ll need:

  • A piece of fresh papaya
  • An instrument for mashing and cutting the papaya
  • A small container


  1. As usual, wash your face and pat it dry, getting I ready for the mash.
  2. Take your container and put some cut up papaya in it. Take your mashing instrument and mash the papaya until the consistency is right for application to the skin.
  3. Apply the mashed papaya to your skin and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with warm water.

TIP: This is a good chance for you to introduce some papayas into your diet. Since you won’t really need the entire papaya, just a small piece of it, you can eat the rest as a snack or blend it to make a smoothie.

Acne Free Skin

And there’s plenty more where that came from. There’s several other skin remedies in the market but you might just find the one you’re looking for right in your own kitchen. Try and experiment with other home remedies for acne and see what’s best for you. Once you find the remedy that suites your skin as well as your budget, stick with it until another great home remedy comes along

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