Nobody likes acne! It’s a very common skin problem among people of all ages. If you notice, teenagers are affected the most. Part of reason why teenagers get acne the most is their increased hormone levels. When you are growing, there are all kinds of hormones rushing through our body, doing all kinds of important stuff. That’s when you get acne.
Hormones are not the only factors that cause acne. Other things such as lack of sleep, increased stress levels, eating a lot of junk food etc. can also trigger acne breakout. Although it’s a common problem, a lot of people suffer from it, but we don’t have a cure for it yet. Acne has been studied a lot and we have only been able to mask or control the symptoms so far.
Wondering How to Cure Acne Naturally?
Acne treatments, that you can get from stores and online, can be expensive. Not everyone can afford them. However, there are other natural ways to cure severe acne at home. I have listed some of the home remedies to cure acne, below. I hope you find them useful in eliminating your acne forever.
Using Baking Soda to Cure Hormonal Acne Naturally
Although there are many ways to cure acne naturally, baking soda home remedy tops the list. Thousands of people have used it in the past with good results. I’m sure it will help you with your acne as well. Here’s what you need to do.
- Get 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- Get 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- Squeeze half lemon and filter the juice
- Get 5 tablespoons of honey
- Mix all of the above together. Put it on your face for about 5-7 minutes and then wash away with lukewarm water. Use cold water for the final wash. This simple remedy has helped many people with their acne and acne scars. Only use it one o two times per week.
If you don’t have the other ingredients listed above, you’d be happy to know that you can use baking soda alone. It is known to exfoliate your skin, remove dead skin cells from the surface, and open pores; all the good things that you need.
So, all you have to do is get a couple tablespoons of baking soda. Put it in a bowl, and add some water to make a paste. Apply it on your face, especially on areas where there are acne spots. Leave it on for a minute or two, and then wash it off. Once again, do NOT use this remedy more than two times per week. Also, if you use makeup, try and use non-comedogenic makeup products.
Honey and Cinnamon for Natural Acne Treatment
If the remedy listed above doesn’t help you, try this one. It’s another popular one out there. Honey and cinnamon are amazing when it comes to curing severe acne naturally; both of them have anti-microbial properties. As most of you may know, acne is caused by bacteria that are now residing under your skin. Therefore, honey and cinnamon can help you kill them and relieve your skin. Their anti-microbial property is the reason why this home remedy has been so effective.
So, here’s what you need.
- 2 tablespoons of honey (purest you can get)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
That’s it; you just need two of these. Now mix the two together to create a paste. Make sure you blend them properly. Once the paste is ready, you can go ahead and apply it. Here’s what you do, in order.
- Wash your face with water and part dry
- Apply the paste on your face to create a mask. You can also apply it on just the area that is affected.
- Leave it on your face for about 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse it all off and pat dry. Honey is kind of sticky, do rinse it properly.
- That’s it! You are done.
You can apply this once a day, or a couple times a week. It’s up to you.
Simple Acne Scar Treatment at Home
With acne, there’s a lot of inflammation in your skin that causes redness. To relieve the redness and inflammation in your skin (acne scars), you can apply aloe vera gel. Aloe vera gel has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for reducing acne scars. Once you start applying this gel, you will notice the redness of your scars going away.
Also, it’s better to get the gel from the plant leaf instead of buying from store. If you have a aloe vera plant nearby, take a leaf and cut the surface away. In the center you will find the gel you need. If you don’t have the plant, store bought aloe vera gel isn’t bad either.
So, once you have the gels, apply it on the scars. Leave it on there for half an hour and then wash it all off. Do it two times every day; morning and evening.
Using Cucumbers to Hydrate Your Skin
You can also use cucumbers to reduce acne scars. Cucumbers contain a lot of water and if you leave thin slices of cucumber on your skin for 15 minutes, your skin will absorb water and hydrate itself. It is known to help sooth inflammation related to acne scars. It will also help rejuvenate your skin over time and increase its healing power.
I hope the remedies shared here help you treat your acne and scars. Although these remedies have been used by thousands of people in the past, please use them at your own risk. If you have any question about how these remedies will affect your medical condition, please speak to your doctor before using them.
Also, if you have better remedies that are simple and effective, don’t forget to share them with us via the comments below. Do let us all know if these simple home remedies worked for you. Thanks for reading!