Acne is an extremely common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It is caused by bacteria and oil buildup in the pores of the skin. These clogged pores cause inflammation and lead to blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts.

If you want to treat acne at home, there are several natural remedies that can help you get rid of acne without having to use harsh chemicals. In this article, I am going to share with you five effective home remedies for treating acne.

1) Apple Cider Vinegar: This remedy works well if your face has oily or combination types of acne. You need to mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and honey together. Apply it on a cotton ball and leave it overnight. Wash off the next morning. Repeat twice daily until the condition improves.

2) Lemon Juice: Mix lemon juice with water and apply it directly onto the affected area. Leave it for about 10 minutes before washing it off. Do not rinse. Repeat once every day till the condition gets better.

3) Aloe Vera Gel: Take aloe vera gel from the plant itself. Cut open the leaf and scoop out the gel inside. Add some drops of essential oils like tea tree oil. Massage gently into the affected areas. Let it dry completely and then wash away using lukewarm water. Use this treatment regularly as needed.

 4) Tea Tree Oil: Make a mixture of equal parts of tea tree oil and coconut oil. Apply it over the affected areas and massage gently. Keep it on for 20-30 minutes and then wash off thoroughly. Follow up with the

Studies show that consuming EPA can help manage oil production, prevent pimples, and help the skin maintain adequate hydration ( High levels of EPA and DHA have also been shown to decrease factors that contribute to inflammation, which may ultimately reduce the risk of pimples ( In one study, taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements containing both EPA and DHA daily for 10 weeks significantly reduced pimples in all 45 participants ( You can also get omega-3 fatty acids by eating walnuts, chia seeds, ground flaxseeds, salmon, sardines, and anchovies.

5) Honey Mask: Mix two tablespoons of raw organic honey with three teaspoons of olive oil. Apply it all over the affected areas and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Then wash off with warm water.

If you have sensitive skin, do not use a honey mask. Instead, try mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 cups of hot water and applying it to the affected areas. Wait for 30 minutes and then wash off.

The causes

There are several causes that can be responsible for the appearance of acne. The first can be hormonal, especially in adolescence, the premenstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause.

Stress is heavily responsible for the development of acne. Especially with our current lifestyle, this is not easy. Pollution also clogs the pores and is responsible for the development of acne and blackheads.

Heredity, our genes can play tricks on us. Indeed this has an impact on the degree of your acne: severe or minimal. Studies have shown that family history is responsible for the development of, especially severe acne.

Food, eating too much fat, too much sugar, or junk food leads to the development of acne. Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water can significantly improve the condition of your skin.

Medication, rubbing, touching your face with dirty hands, applying too rich and unsuitable beauty products can increase or be responsible for facial acne.

The silicones, present in particular in conventional make-up products (base and foundation), clog the pores of the skin and promote the appearance of acne.

Hormonal acne

Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people at some point in their lives, and it can be very frustrating to deal with. It’s not uncommon for women to have breakouts during the menstrual cycle or after pregnancy, but hormonal acne tends to occur more often than other types of acne because your hormones are out of balance. Hormonal imbalance cause changes in hormone receptors throughout your body, including your skin. This means that when these receptors aren’t working properly, they don’t tell your cells what to do, so they start producing excess sebum — oily stuff that collects under your skin’s surface. When there isn’t enough oxygen available to metabolize the extra sebum production, bacteria thrive and produce pore-clogging toxins called free radicals. These toxins damage healthy tissue around your hair follicles, causing them to swell up and become blocked. As soon as you feel like you’re getting better, though, those pesky little whiteheads will return! Fortunately, there are ways to treat hormonal acne without resorting to harsh chemicals. Here are five natural remedies for treating hormonal acne.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

contains acetic acid which helps reduce inflammation by killing harmful bacteria. You can mix one part apple cider vinegar with four parts water and apply it directly onto pimples twice daily until the problem goes away.

2. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel works wonders against acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Simply cut open the leaf of the aloe vera plant and scoop out the clear gel inside. Use it once every day before going to bed.

The results

Facial acne leaves pores dilated and can therefore cause blackheads or whiteheads to appear (we love that too). Acne scars are a big consequence. After invading us for a while, these buttons give us the happiness to give us a little memory. Scars appear especially when trying to break pimples. Cysts and microcysts can also appear.

 

In fact, one study found that 77% of acne patients had tried alternative acne natural treatments ( Many home remedies lack scientific backing, and further research on their effectiveness is needed.

Vegetable oils

As I explained above, using the wrong product or oil causes acne to develop. Vegetable oils that are too rich or so comedogenic are responsible for the appearance of pimples on our faces. Wheat germ, rosehip, and coconut oil are avoided.

Preference is given to oils that do not leave a greasy film on the skin which penetrate fairly easily. Use jojoba, black cumin, hazelnut, bay laurel oil.

Note: black seed oil can be poorly tolerated at times because it is quite powerful. To better tolerate it dilute it in another vegetable oil. Hazelnut oil is great because it is very sweet.

How to do it? Apply pure vegetable oil to your skin after washing it. You can add it to your day cream to personalize it. If you are making homemade face masks, add one of the above oils to your acne treatment.

Hydrosols

As explained several times, hydrosols are a super gentle source of hydration for the skin. They are suitable for everyone, unlike essential oils. Pregnant women and adolescents can consume it without worries.

Just like vegetable oils, it is important to choose hydrosols adapted to your skin type and which can help you treat your acne on the face. We choose the hydrolats of tea tree, rosemary, aspic lavender, grapefruit, lemon, patchouli, noble laurel, geranium, and thyme.

How to do it? spray your face with hydrosol after cleansing it and wipe your face with a cotton ball. You can also add hydrosol in your cream preparations, facials … It replaces water perfectly.

Essential oils

Since essential oils are very concentrated, I find them of great help in treating your acne naturally. The good thing is that there are quite a few to treat acne.

As a reminder, a good number of essential oils should be avoided for pregnant and breastfeeding women and also for children and adolescents. They incorporate between 1 to 3% in your preparations.

We choose the essential oils of tea tree, aspic lavender, grapefruit, palmarosa, niaouli, lemon, sage, rosewood, ho wood, geranium, rosemary.

How to do it? You can use pure tea tree essential oil directly on your pimples. If not, make a serum based on essential oils and vegetable oils mentioned above.

Powders

The powders can go very well with you to take care of your skin and stop your acne on the face. They are easy to use, without special precautions, and last quite a long time, and are often economical.

We choose the powders of green clay, orange, stinging nettle, neem, sidr and charcoal, nagarmotha, rhassoul, fenugreek, and burdock Ayurvedic powders are extremely concentrated products, allow 1 CAS of clay for 1 CAC of Ayurvedic powders. Ayurvedic powders: neem, sidr, nagarmotha, fenugreek.

How to do it? perform a facial treatment using these powders. Mix one or more powders together and add water to obtain a smooth paste. Apply to your face and let sit for a few minutes and rinse with clean water. You can also infuse a powder in one or more plants mentioned above.

How to use tea tree oil for acne

To make a simple tea tree oil face mask: Mix 1 tablespoon of pure or high-quality olive oil with 2 teaspoons of tea tree essential oil. Apply the mixture to clean, dampened skin using circular motions until completely absorbed. Leave on overnight before rinsing off in the morning. You can repeat this process once every other day if needed.

Green tea extract contains polyphenols called catechins, which act like antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.

How to use aloe vera gel for acne

Aloe Vera A plant called aloe vera contains compounds that promote cell growth and repair damaged tissue. It’s thought to work similarly to retinol, one of the most popular ingredients used to treat acne.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, aloe vera works best when combined with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

One study showed that applying aloe vera juice twice daily helped improve acne symptoms after just 8 weeks.

Other assets

The actives can be of great help to you, especially for people who cannot use essential oils. It really adds more to the care and helps further heal acne on the face.

Aloe vera gel deeply hydrates the skin and soothes the itching and irritation of the skin associated with the appearance of pimples. Aloe vera gel also heals inflammation. In addition, since scars are a common consequence of acne, aloe vera gel also helps reduce these scars and even out skin tone.

Algo zinc helps rebalance the excessive production of sebum, it purifies the skin by preventing the appearance of bacteria responsible for acne. And finally, it helps soothe skin inflammation.

AHA fruit acids stimulate cell renewal, help even skin tone, and clear acne scars.

Propolis helps to purify and cleanse the skin of the face. It also soothes it after the itching.

Natural enzymes deeply cleanse the skin, help regulate sebum and promote skin balance. And finally, natural enzymes gently remove dead skin.

Aleppo soap

The soap that saved my life: I named Aleppo soap. More seriously, after regular use, I have seen very good results. My skin had fewer imperfections, was less oily and brighter.

Aleppo soap is made from bay laurel and olive oil. Its manufacturing method is very gentle and based on vegetable oils, it will take care of your skin without attacking it. I even used it on my daughter when she was a baby.

I take Alexia brand Aleppo soap, which is 40% bay laurel oil.

The actions to adopt

To prevent the appearance of pimples and to treat your acne, the first step to take is to eat a balanced diet, in a healthy way and to drink plenty of water. Indeed, eating a diet that is too fatty and too sweet promotes and is often the cause of acne.

The Book That Helped Me: “Foods That Cure Acne” It is also very important to remove makeup every night and to remove all the impurities accumulated during the day. Even if you are not wearing makeup, this step is extremely important. I don’t wear makeup but remove makeup every night.

Always wash your face with ultra-rich soap or Aleppo soap. Care is taken to take a mild soap and mild products so as not to weaken your skin.

Do not touch your face with your dirty hands. It’s very difficult not to touch your face, but doing it with dirty hands is almost sure to cause pimples to appear.

Avoid scrubs that are too aggressive, we do not exfoliate on pimples, it attacks them more. Do not overdo the frequency of scrubs, one per week is more than enough.

skincare routine

1) Cleaning

The first step in treating your skin is to cleanse it properly, and this can be done with a variety of products that are available on the market today. Cleansers should not only remove dirt from the surface of the skin but also help break down oil so that you do not have clogged pores or blackheads. The most effective cleanser is an alkaline product such as lemon juice or apple cider vinegar diluted in warm water. You may want to add some essential oils like tea tree oil or lavender oil to make your own homemade cleaning solution.

2) Exfoliation

Exfoliating removes dry cells from the top layer of the epidermis. This allows new layers of fresh skin cells to grow underneath. When using an abrasive scrub, always follow up by applying moisturizer immediately afterward. Scrubs containing alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, retinol, etc., work best for removing excess oil and dead skin cells. These ingredients act against bacteria and fungi while promoting collagen production. They also reduce inflammation and redness caused by blocked pores.

Moisture helps keep our skins soft and supple. If you’re looking for something natural, try adding aloe vera gel into your daily skincare regimen. Aloe has been shown to improve hydration levels and promote healing. For those who prefer a chemical alternative, there are many different types of moisturizers out there. Choose one that suits your needs and preferences.

3) Moisturizing

Moisture helps keep our dry skin soft and supple. If you suffer from acne, apply a rich cream before going out into the sun. A lotion enriched with vitamin E works well because it protects the skin from UV rays. In addition, it prevents wrinkles and fine lines.

4) Sunscreen

Sunscreens protect us from harmful ultraviolet radiation. However, they cannot replace sunscreen application after exposure to sunlight. To avoid burning, use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen. Apply at least 15 minutes prior to exposing yourself to direct sunlight. Use a waterproof formula when swimming or sweating.

5) Toning

Toners are used to even out irritated skin tone and prepare it for other treatments. There are two main categories: astringents, and hydrating tonics. Astringent toners contain alcohols that

These ingredients are responsible for: Breaking down blackheads and whiteheads (resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur) Killing bacteria, slowing oil production, and a peeling agent to clear pores (benzoyl peroxide) Fighting inflammation (salicylic acid) Other treatment tips If you have dry or irritated skin, creams work better.

These ingredients are responsible for: Breaking down blackheads and whiteheads (resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur) Killing bacteria, slowing oil production, and a peeling agent to clear pores (benzoyl peroxide) Fighting inflammation (salicylic acid) Other treatment tips If you have dry or irritated skin, creams work better.

draw moisture away from the outermost layer of the skin. Hydrating toners contain humectants that attract moisture back to the skin. Both kinds of toners will leave your skin feeling refreshed and smooth.

6) Treatments

There are several ways to treat acne. Some people choose topical medications; others opt for laser therapy. Laser treatment uses light energy to destroy the source of infection without damaging surrounding tissue. Topical treatment includes benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, tretinoin, azelaic acid, and sulfur compounds.

7) Preventing Acne From Returning

Acne prevention starts with proper hygiene. Wash your face twice a day with mild soap and hot water. Avoid touching your face too much since excessive contact leads to bacterial buildup. Clean makeup brushes regularly. Make sure to wash hands thoroughly after coming home from school or working outside.

8) Be Careful With Your Diet

Acne occurs due to hormonal changes during puberty. It is common among teenagers but can occur in adults as well. The most important thing about treating acne is preventing it from returning. Eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables helps prevent breakouts. Try avoiding junk food and sugary drinks. Also, drink plenty of water throughout the day.

9) Get Regular Exams And Treatment

If you have severe cases of acne, visit your dermatologist every six months for regular checkups. He/she may recommend oral antimicrobial properties if necessary. In addition, he/she might prescribe anti-inflammatory oral medication such as Accutane. This drug works by blocking sebum production. You should take this medicine under supervision because some side effects include depression, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, hair loss, weight gain, and liver damage.

10) Keep Up Good Hygiene

Wash your face at least once daily using a gentle cleanser. Use only non-comedogenic products in sensitive skin areas. Don’t use harsh soaps or scrubs. Instead, gently cleanse your face with lukewarm water followed by a moisturizing lotion.

11) Seek Help When Necessary

Don’t hesitate to seek help when needed. Talk to your doctor before taking any over-the-counter drugs.

In conclusion, there are many ways to get rid of acne. But above all, avoid stress! Stress causes hormonal changes that lead to breakouts. So try to relax and enjoy yourself.