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Question by Allison N: What are some really good home remedies for acne?
I have acne. It’s not mild but not extreme.. I’ve been scrubbing my face each night with Noxema and it’s not helping at all. Are there any home remedies that I can whip up with stuff just lying around the house that actually WORKS? Thanks.

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Answer by Kraz
do you have dry med or oily skin? im not really sure what works, but i break out when im stressed. sometimes i put rubbing alcahol on each one. sometimes after school i put vasaline over my whole face an let it dry then put more on b4 bed. i heard a rubbing an ice cube gently on a pimple till its numb then with a cue-tip put honey on it an let it dry. after 10 min wash it off with warm water or rub it off gently with a kleenex. i also witch hazel sometimes. or salt water. there is also the toothpast idea, i have never tried it.

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  1. A K said on 19-03-2013

    I think it is a good decision to try simple home remedies for acne, although these are not always a 100% cure but these work many times or at least decrease the severity of condition.
    In my opinion the best remedy for acne is garlic, it is easily available, and very easy to use and above all it works in most cases due to its diverse medicinal properties. just rub some garlic paste twice a day and you will see the difference. You can check other ways to use garlic at
    Another well known remedy for acne is aloe Vera, it is also a popular medicinal plant that has been used for ages for different health problems including acne. It gives a soothing effect and relieves itching and burning associated with acne and also speeds up healing. You can use it in multiple ways for your acne. Try this
    beside acne, aloe Vera can also be used for different other skin problems like burns. It is well known for its curative tendencies.
    Still there are other home remedies that can benefit you like tea tree oil, basil leaves…..
    But garlic is the one that is almost always available at home or in the near by market so you can try it easily.
    best of Luck!

  2. Johny said on 19-03-2013

    Treating acne with ripened tomato pulps is another awesome and cost-effective method to get rid of acne at home;

  3. Dr Simon said on 19-03-2013

    hi, you can use mix blue flag, burdock, yellow dock and Echinacea together and infuse with hot water to make a tea. Drink a cup of this 3 times a day. There are a number of options for topical acne home remedies as well. Apply tea tree oil directly on your skin; those who have sensitive skin dilute tea tree oil before applying.

    2nd you also can use fresh cabbage juice can also be applied directly to acne blemishes. Aloe Vera plant has a cooling, soothing effect on acne sores and it also act as natural antibiotic – cleans the skink and kills harmful bacteria. Lemon juice is a natural astringent and mild antibacterial. Mix lemon juice with rose water, apply this mixture on affected skin foe at least 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Marius M said on 19-03-2013

    Hi, I am a DIY person 🙂 so I am always looking for homemade stuff instead of buying.

    I looked into the matter and I found out many natural home remedies for acne. Most of them will help your skin heal from the damage caused by your acne, but they won’t cure the acne.

    But I didn’t give up. One theory that made sense to me is that you need to treat the internal problem causing acne. That is – hormonal imbalances, toxines etc..

    How can you do that? – Primarily you must help the liver, the pancreas and the kidney.

    I am currently using “Apple Cider Vinegar” which is a natural cure for acne.

    Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective natural agent that cures acne by killing the bacteria and balancing our skin’s pH level (which is a measure of acidity). It also absorbs excessive oil from our skin, which is a leading cause of acne.

    In the spring I will take a Dandelion cure.

    Dandelion shuns wet places, it has two outstanding qualities: it is useful in disorders of the liver and of the gallbladder.
    Dandelion and Stinging Nettle have a blood purifying effect. They aide the functions of the liver and the pancreas, thus reducing the hormonal imbalances in the body.

    Infusion: 1 heaped tablespoon of roots is soaked in cold water overnight, brought to the boil and strained next day. This amount is apportionately sipped, half an hour before and half an hour after breakfast.

    I also recommend a Nettle cure as an acne remedy.

    – Wear gloves when handling fresh nettle plants.
    – Remove leaves from stems and discard stems.
    – Fill a teapot full of nettle leaves
    – Pour boiling water over the leaves.
    – Steep for 5 minutes.
    – Add honey and/or lemon if desired and drink.

    The tea will be somewhat bitter. However, it is quite nutritious an especially high in calcium.

    Other quick homemade acne treatments I found to keep your skin clean:

    1. Garlic is an excellent treatment for acne, in case you did not know. Just rub with a garlic clove cut in two over the acne, or cut into slivers a garlic clove and apply over acne with a plaster, leaving overnight to act;

    2. Onion is a good apprentice in the fight against acne and its traces when it disappears. Make a puree with the blender and apply it as a facial mask once a week;

    3. Lemon juice applied to skin helps to close pores, and to increase the brightness of skin;

    4. Baking soda mixed with vegetal soap (preferably soap made only from olive oil or vegetable oil) is the best antibacterial scrub the skin;

    5. Mixture of fine sea salt to whites of an egg is very good for sensitive skin attacked by acne. Apply as a mask and remove easily with circular movements;

    6. Honey can be applied as a mask for acne skin;

    7. Vinegar is a good tonic antiseptic for acne, acting very gentle if you mix in equal proportion with water or green tea;

    8. Yogurt is very effective and safe for skin prone to acne. Apply directly from the jar, let it react 5-10 minutes, then rinse;

    9. Cut a gauze circle about the size of the face, soak it in fresh made green tea (very hot but not boiling) and apply on face. Let dry and remove carefully;

    10. Herbs such as echinacea, rosemary, dill and parsley are great for teas and infusions wich purify the skin.

  5. paula said on 19-03-2013

    i think the sest is washing your face with noxema and rubbing clear zit on my face and i have no achnie and my daugter does the same

  6. John said on 19-03-2013

    Natural acne treatments may include mixtures of the following products; aloe Vera, honey, almond oil, sesame oil, t tree oil, rose water, lemon extracts, lettuce water, oatmeal, wheat bran, egg white etc

    You can use mixtures of these products to make treatments that should be effective with little side risk of side effects.

    Increase daily intake of water. Hydration of skin and flushing away toxins is helped with increased water intake. Being thirsty is a sign of dehydration so don`t wait till you are thirsty before drinking water.

  7. <3Jessssica;)! said on 19-03-2013

    Put honey on your pimples for about an hour. do not do this at night! it will just rub off and make a mess. I do it as soon as I get home from school, then wash it off in one hour. i got amazing results the next day, and in a week my acne was gone. it doesn’t work for everyone, but worth a try!

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