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Acne is one of the most common skin diseases that affect nearly 85% of people during their adolescence. Conventional acne treatments can lead to undesirable side effects and it may turn out expensive sometimes. Therefore, applying home remedies for acne is the only best option you have. Finding the most effective remedies is not as easy as many people talk. Therefore, we have worked a bit in order to come up 6 best home remedies that have been proven to work for the most people.

#1 Garlic 


As garlic has both natural components like sulphur and antiseptic properties, it is used to fight the acne causing bacteria and heal pimples. Just slice up a garlic clove into two and rub it directly on the acne. Leave it there for about 5 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water. Do it until your skin stops showing the signs of pimples.

#2 Honey 

Though honey is sweet to your taste buds, but it works as a fantastic wound healing and antimicrobial cure. There are varieties of honey available online and you can always use online vouchers to get it at discounted prices. Dip a piece of cotton in honey and apply it on the affected parts. Let it stay for about 30 minutes and then rinse off.

#3 Lemon 

lemon juice

Due to acidic properties and containing vitamin C, lemons are very effective in fighting acne bacteria invading your skin. Squeeze out the pure lemon juice, dip a cotton swab in it and apply on the targeted areas. Keep it overnight and wash off the following morning. Sometimes, adding a teaspoon of cinnamon powder is also preferred if your skin is not sensitive.

#4 Green Tea

Green Tea

Green tea is not only good for health, but it also good for curing acne. Its antimicrobial property can heal your pimples in no time. Just put a cooled bag of green tea on the pimples and that’s it. You can also use a chilled cup of green tea as a face wash. It also has antioxidant elements that can help you slow down the skin aging process.

#5 Mint


What makes mint a good acne killer is that it contains a considerable quantity of salicylic acid that is the same ingredient present in most of the skin care products. This ingredient helps weaken the dead skin cells and allow them to shed easily. Create a paste by crushing some mint leaves and adding an appropriate amount of honey in it. Apply the paste on the impacted areas and rinse off your face after about 15 minutes. 

#6 Toothpaste


Toothpaste can help dry out pimples and absorb excess oil to prevent acne from happening. First, apply ice on the affected parts to soothe your pores and then put small portions of toothpaste on the acne. Leave it for about 30 minutes and then wash off. Please keep in mind not to use toothpaste gel and those having whitening properties as it may harm your skin.

There are a number of remedies for acne, but truth to be said, a solution that works for one may not work for another. Most of the time, it turns out to be trial and error process. 

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2019)

A beauty professional, Cory Fang earned her two-year diploma in Beauty and Skin Care before going on to study Reflexology, Somatology, and electrical face and body treatments.She is committed to her client's well-being, and after working at a local beauty business for three years, she went into business for herself four years ago. A proponent on peels, skin needling, facials, and basic home care, she knows what it takes to keep skin and the body healthy.

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