Top 8 Natural ways to get rid of Acne

Acne is a common problem that is frustrating to treat with. A tiny bump that pop-up overnight on your face or body and you want to get rid of it immediately. As per the survey, Almost 85% of people are affected at some point of their lives. 

While it is also tempting to pick and pop-it, but it can turn worsen the healing time. It is important not to pop or pick the pimple as it may slower down the healing time and leaves spots or scar on your face. Instead, there are plenty of ways to get rid of acne naturally at home. A proper-skincare routine also plays a vital role in avoiding pimples to get back again.

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8 Home-remedies to Get rid of acne as fast as possible.

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is packed with linoleic acid, oleic acid, minerals and vitamins A,C,D and E. Avocado oil also has anti-inflammatory effects, which can help to reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne. 

Apply Avocado oil on the acne/pimple for few minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Avocado oil can keep your skin hydrated and doesn’t leave any oily residue.

Green Tea

Green tea is an natural substance that is effective in reducing acne breakouts. Green tea is high in the antioxidant epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which has been shown to fight inflammation, reduce sebum production, and inhibit the growth of acnes in people with acne-prone skin. Anti-inflammatory properties  helps reduce inflammation, skin irritation and swelling.

Boil green tea and cool it down. Apply the cold green tea on your face for 10 minutes or overnight and wash-off with cold water. Repeat twice per day.

Tea tree oil

A study shows that tea tree oil is four times more effective in reducing acne lesions and six times more effective in reducing acne severity.  Tea tree oil has an ability to fight bacteria that causes acne and reduce skin inflammation. 

Combine 1 drop of tea tree oil with 1tsp. carrier oil. Apply the mixture directly on pimples. Repeat 1-2 times per day. 

Aloe

We know that Aloe gel is a great moisturizer for all skin-types. The study also shows that, Aloe, when applied on skin, it helps fight bacteria, reduce inflammation, promote wound healing and helps treat acne too.

Ice

Icing out your pimples can actually be one of the best way to treat pesky, swollen suckers. Ice wrapped in a thin cloth applied on and off can help to bring down inflammation.

Honey & Cinnamon

Honey is considered as an ancient remedy to cure various skin & hair issues. Anti-microbial properties in honey when combined with anti-inflammatory properties in cinnamon makes it an effective combo in treating acne. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is popular as a cure-all for many applications, but be cautious while using. Vinegar is an acid and will be somewhat unfriendly to bacteria and encourage some mild exfoliation. Some people do like to use apple cider vinegar as a toner. I do not advise using a full-strength application, as that can burn sensitive skin. Instead, dilute the vinegar one part to four parts water before using.

Be sure to spot test the mixture on your hand or the inside of your arm before using it on your face to make sure your skin can handle it.

Egg white

Egg whites have been touted as a home remedy for wrinkles as well as acne blemishes — some people whip them into a meringue and then let this dry on their face, or mix the egg whites with other DIY ingredients.

Things to Stay away from if you're dealing with acne.

There are plenty of natural ingredients that works great for your skin. But few should be avoided while you have acne breakouts.

  • Coconut Oil – Coconut oil commonly blocks pores. Many people will find that clogged pores and acne breakout begin or are worsened when coconut oil is used on facial skin.
  • Baking Soda – Some people try baking soda as a cost-effective scrub or mask, but scrubbing your face with a paste of baking soda is very harsh and would disturb your skin’s natural barrier.

Bottom line -

Several other natural acne treatments have been shown to be effective with consistent, long-term use.

Although the remedies above might not get rid of pimples quickly for some people, but they can help prevent and heal acne over time.

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