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Acne Home Remedies

503 Home Remedies for Acne

Submitted by Pheb

I suffer from acne from time to time; but now, my face is a lot better--no sign of acne for about two months! I just religiously wash my face with soap (the one with Kojic acid) twice a day. At first week of using the soap, it somehow felt uncomfortable (I felt like there was a thin layer of plastic covering my face). I continued using it until my face got used to it. Now, because of the Kojic acid, my face got clearer. I just use moisturizer (because the acid made my face somehow dry) with vitamin E after washing my face in the morning. This is really effective for me! I hope others will try it.

Submitted by Chelsey

I have tried so many home remedys to get rid of acne and these are the 2 best ones

1) mix salt and water together and let it sit for 5 mins(stir when needed) and rub on your face, let it stay on for 10-20 min then rinse off with water(i do this every 2nd day)

2) cold water!!! Fill a bottle with water and put in the freezer for about an hour, pour your cold water in a bowl that your face will fit in, dip your face in it for 25 seconds.(5 times, 5 seconds each time)


Submitted by AD Nguyen


I had acne for years since I was 14.
It was worse when I had to work in the chemical industry. The substance often vaporized, and I could feel my face turning red right away after exposing to those chemical. It itched badly making me just want to scratch it like crazy.
I used so many acne treatment products out there. Some prescribed very expensive even with insurance. They often dried my face , peeled the affected area into many layers and still heavy oil on the rest of the face ,and of course acne breaking out even more.Scars were over the places with pus and redness around them.

My friends and family saw my face and felt really bad for me. I gave up myself too after more than 10 years trying many things and did not work.

In winter last year, I decided to quit chemical treatment and any other treatments.

Everyday I just washed my face with warm water more often and used cotton pads, gauges, or wipes to dry my face after that. I always carried those pads with me. I did wash my face whenever I could remember even when I went to a restaurant or a shopping center and did not put anything else on after that.

At night, I went to sleep early and pray so I could stop thinking embarrassing about my face.

When I worked with chemical or in dusty places, I used mask all day long except lunch break.

Amazingly,after less than 2 months, I felt much better and my face started to heal.
There was No itching after 3 weeks. Redness was gone after that. I can feel my face balance well. It just got brighter and fresher.

Everyone was very happy for me as they see my happy, healthy skin again.
They asked me what I have done. I told them my simple remedy. Many didn't believe though.
My remedy seems like nothing but that is the cheapest and the most successful thing I have ever done in my life.
I hope it will do the same for you
God bless everyone who read this post.

Submitted by JJ

Have had a little trouble with zits over the years, and found a few ways of dealing with them, which helped...

Walmart, and possibly others sell a suction device called 'The Extractor'.
(Found in the 'camping section' of 'Sporting Goods' area.)

It's designed to suck venom out of stings and bites....but have used it for sucking infectious bloody pus etc. out of zits, and puncture wounds...even used it, and larger homemade device to draw out gunk and greatly assist in healing of a sizable sore which was likely a touch of MRSA, a bad spider bite, or some kind of 'flesh eating bacteria'.

If the zit, or bite is on face/ sensative area, use caution...for device creates strong suction, and too much can overly damage skin and underlying tissue. But one can regulate how strong the suction is by how far the plunger is pulled back before shoving all the way forward.

Typical, for small to medium spots, I will keep device in place for only around 10-20 seconds, if the site is ready to release it's infection, the clear cup (of which there are several sizes) will be seen to fill up...try to keep goo from entering main body of device...if some gets in there rinse out quickly with rubbing alcohol and/or hydrogen peroxide or even fresh water.

Usually after several brief consecutive 'suckings' the zit, or puncture wound, feels noticably less painful to the touch, indicating that the infection has mostly been extracted...sometimes the infection will return and one can repeat process; but surrounding skin and tissue can only tolerate well a modest amount of stress from the 'suckings'...

Which gives place for a couple of alternative/gentler approaches: specifically, making a paste of pure water and - either a probiotic (beneficial bacteria) pill/contents of capsule; or a paste of food grade diatomaceous earth. Both apparently have the ability to counteract 'bad bacterium'.

Other than that - dietary, and sanitary measures can be very helpful as a preventative measure for many.

Submitted by Emma

I have rather oily skin and because I have acne (mostly around my mouth) I try to conceal it using foundation in the daytime. I recommend sea buckthorn oil. Even if you do have oily skin, using oil is ok. You see, your skin produces oil because it thinks it needs it. When you try to get rid of that oil using harsh soaps, your it will Just make more of it. It's like washing your hair everyday. If you wash it too much then it becomes irritated. Sea buckthorn oil (found at local health food stores) calms and reduces redness. Also, don't spend money on over the counter acne soaps. With a quality product(although it may cost more) you will see results the NEXT morning. If you don't, it was q waste of time and money.

Submitted anonymously

I have tried so many different remedies and must of spent so much on different spot treatments! I dont have acne but when I get spots - I get them bad!!! So I did read through a lot of these but realised I had actually tried most of them. So I decided just to go and make my own and put this and that together and go! So I got some toothpaste and applied a thin layer onto the area which needed treating. Then I applied a layer sudocrem on top of this and rubbed it in. Then I went one step further and added a layer of Vicks (treatment for colds!) I rubbed it all in and left it for half an hour. It may sting but it works! I could feel the Vicks soothing my skin and actually felt the area go cold and relax. When I washed it off the redness had been reduced - lets face it these things take time - but by the morning my skin had cleared! Whoooo! Now I leave it on over night and wash off in the morning. Please try this and comment me your results! You can leave it on for as short/long as you like - Good luck! xx

Submitted anonymously

I'm 14 and had really bad acne since I was nine or ten. I've honestly tried everything, Proactive, toothpaste, pills, Epiduo, not even my dermatologist could cure it. What I did was used the Equate brand of Proactive, but I used it differently, I only used the step 3 (lotion.) I would apply the lotion very thick, to my whole face over night (Caused my skin to be very red and sore.) What has been working for me is washing That almost completely killed the acne bacteria. But not exactly. So, what I continue to do is: clean my face with regular soap in the morning (I use Dial,) after I come home from school, I whipe my face harshly with rubbing alcohol (it irritates my skin.) Then after dinner I use olive oil to help soothe the soreness from the rubbing alcohol. I shower every night and use Dial when before washing my hair, I apply Oxy and let it soak into my skin, while I wait for my conditioner to soak into my hair (I wait about three minutes.) After I rinse the conditioner out and Oct off my face, I then wash my face with Dial again (I use my nails to scratch the dead skin.) After my shower I apply Aloe Vera to the red (irritated) areas and wake up with nice skin.
It's a daily routine that takes a lot of time, but it works for me, so I'll continue it as long as need.

Hope this helps.

Submitted anonymously

I've never really suffered from acne, but small zits here and there (generally my t-zone)have been a problem before.

I discovered this remedy after I experienced a sunburn. Our family owns a small aloe plant, so I cut a small piece from that, sliced it down the center, and then rubbed it all over my face. My sunburn was almost completely gone by morning, and in addition my zits were GREATLY improved. Now, I apply a piece of freshly cut aloe to my entire face and neck every night after I wash with my gentle cleanser. I just use scissors to cut a piece about an inch and a half in length, and then slice this piece down the middle, unfolding the piece of aloe. There's a very liquidy first part, but once you've rubbed on a lot there's just little gelatinous blobs - scrape these off with your fingernail, then crush them between your fingers and they will become much more liquidy.

Good luck!

Submitted by The God who rules over pimples and kills them all

So I've been reading all of these remedies, and I've noticed a few reoccurring methods: oatmeal, lemon, baking soda, toothpaste, and honey. So I thought let's try all of them. I got a bowl and mixed all of them together, and BAM! The acne is all dead! It's probably not 100% necessary to use all of those ingredients but everyone's skin is different and some remedies might not work as well as others.

Submitted by Omar

I like to use carbolic soaps that can commonly be found at any health and nutrition store. Its orange and has a very distinctly sweet smell. I notice that if i use it for just one time my skin feels different. Within a week you really startd to notice it though. Its quite amazing. Some people like the scent but personnaly i cant stand it. Its very sweet smelling. But it does leave your skin feeling clean and fresh.

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