Home remedies for acne! Acne can be stubborn and seems to pop up at the worst times. The good news is that over-the-counter and prescription medications can zap pimples and help stop new breakouts. The bad news is that some acne products can cause side effects like redness, discoloration, or dryness.
Typically, the more mild the acne, the more easily it can be treated at home. In more severe cases, though — especially if there are cysts or nodules — professional treatments are often necessary.
For mild acne, you might be surprised to learn that you already have several acne remedies in your own home — and in your kitchen of all places.
A homemade facial may help prevent or clear acne, as well as keep your skin glowing, moisturized, and healthy.
Here are the 5 easy home remedies for acne:
1. Grape Cleanser
Grab a few fresh grapes from your fridge, and you’ve got an easy facial cleanser. Cut two or three grapes in half and rub the flesh over your face and neck. Follow with a cool water rinse.
2. Cucumber Face Mask
If you’ve ever been to a spa, you’ve likely put cucumber slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness — and they may not be a sham treatment. Cucumbers have a soothing effect on the skin, reducing irritation, swelling, and pain. Hence, they can potentially relieve inflammation specifically associated with acne.
Make a paste by blending one small cucumber and 1 cup of oatmeal. Mix 1 teaspoon [tsp] of this paste with 1 tsp of yogurt and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and then rinse.
3.Simple Honey Mask
Antibacterial properties of honey may also promote healing of burns and wound infections, and inhibit the growth of acnes. Before applying this mask, rinse your face with warm water. Then apply the honey and leave it on the skin for 30 minutes. Rinse the honey off with warm water.
4. Turmeric Facial Mask
Mix 1/2 cup of chickpea flour and 2 tsp of each turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, and ghee (clarified butter) or almond oil, and then combine them with enough water to make a paste. Apply and leave for 5 to 10 minutes. Rub with pressure with both palms and fingers to remove all the paste. Rinse well with water.
5. Yeast and Yogurt Mask for Oily Skin
To make the mask, combine 1 tsp of brewer’s yeast with a little plain yogurt to create a thin mixture. Apply it thoroughly to all the oily areas and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water; then use cold water to close the pores.