Homemade Acne Remedies – Clear Your Skin Now

homemade acne remedies


Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.

They are effective treatments but we all know how acne is persistent, where the pimples take forever to heal and worse others just keep popping up which is frustrating. Severe acne can cause emotional distress and damage your skin so taking earlier treatments will reduce such risks.

Symptoms of Acne

Signs vary on how Severe the Condition is

These are the common signs

  • Small red and tender pumps on the skin
  • Pimples that may contain pus
  • Painful lumps

Acne usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders.

Scratching worsens the Condition making the pimples more painful.


Expensive treatments such as niacinamide are effective against acne but have undesirable side effects leaving one with dry skin and irritations. Such undesirable effects have left many to turn to natural remedies with hopes of eradicating the condition.

The thing with home remedies is there isn’t any scientific evidence or research work to back them up though some have proven effective against the condition.

Below are Proven remedies that many have tried and showed promising results.


  • This is achieved by fermenting apple juice, which prevents any bacteria and fungi from forming under the skin.
  • This formula contains citric acid which kills Bacteria that form again. It also reduces inflammation and redness on your skin.
  • Another acid found in this formula, lactic acid, brightens and conceals the acne scars which overall improves appearance. (5Trusted Source)

As I  have mentioned before, there is no written research proving this formula treats acne.

There are even reports about apple cider vinegar irritating the skin, so I would recommend it for individuals with low sensitive skin.


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  • Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 3 parts water (use more water for sensitive skin).
  • After cleansing, gently apply the mixture to the skin using a cotton ball.
  • Let sit for 5–20 seconds, rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.

Dilute in water to reduce irritation


  • Reduces inflammation  and fights bacteria
  • Honey blocks and kills P.acnes

NOTE: Inflammation and bacteria are the major causes of acne so this formula is quite effective


  • Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Clean your face and apply the formula and leave to dry for 10-15 minutes
  • After the desired time has elapsed rinse with clean water
  • Use a clean cloth to wipe off the water
  • This can be extracted from the leaves of  Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree in Australia. (19Trusted Source, 20Trusted Source)
  • Fights bacteria and reduces inflammation

NOTE: There are studies showing this formula reduces acne and has fewer irritation effects.

 Dilute before applying because the oil is very potent.


  • Obtain the oil from the leaves
  • Mix 20-25 drops of tea tree oil with 1/4 cup water and 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar
  • Use a clean cloth or cotton to apply thoroughly across infected parts

EXTRA BENEFITS: Helps in reducing oil in the skin, reduces inflammation against itchy skin


Acne is persistent, so if the above home remedies don’t clear your skin I recommend visiting your doctor for prescribed medicine.  Acne can at times signify other health conditions, this requires regular medical examinations and checks

If after using the above products you experience:

  • Faintness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

Seek medical help if the above show up.

There are many acne myths out there making it hard for people to tell the truth.

Acne affects teens only(This is among the most common ones, but acne affects every age group)

  • Stress causes Acne
  • Acne is caused by dirt
  • Acne goes away on its own
  • Eating chocolate causes acne

Don’t forget to comment if you found this article helpful.


View Comments (7)

  • I have had great results with tea tree oil for the occasional monster zit that decides to call my face home. I also switched to a face soap with tea tree oil in it, seems to have made them appear less often. Killing my habit of touching my face all the time made a huge difference too.

  • I learned a lot in this article about acne remedies. I remember in my early teens, and my acne was so bad I felt like I was ugly. I tried over-the-counter medications and prescribed them, but nothing would work. However, when I started using the Tea Tree oil and the oatmeal soap and mask, my skin improved. I totally agree with you on using the diluted Apple cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar can do wonders. I suffer from a condition called chicken skin. I use the Apple Cider Vinegar to keep it in check, and it works great. I truly enjoyed this post, and I look forward to reading more. 

    • Acne is really a pain in the ass to keep out but if you know what to apply then it becomes quite simple.

  • Well, I am quite glad in a lot of ways that i dont need to worry about acne anymore these days as I'm Forty Two Years Old, so its been a long time since that was a worry. The facepacks you talk about sound like they would certainly help. I once hear that using seaweed to make these with works wonders.

  • Regarding the nutrition's effect on acne myth, I do have to say many of the studies made on this still aren't conclusive, as we don't yet have evidence to prove this one way or the other.

    I think it also depends on the person, the hormones, the skin type, and everyday habits. I've got a moderate case of acne myself and one day, I'm convinced I've had a breakout after a night of junk food, while the other day, I'm contradicting myself.

    Great article though - the honey method always seemed to help me a tad bit, while also regularly using a good quality face wash & moisturizer.