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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2021
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Home Remedies For Acne: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

Home Remedies Side Effects Post-remedy Guidelines Recovery Results Training

What are the best home remedies for acne?

Acne is primarily caused by clogged pores, bacteria, excess oil production, and dead skin cells. Sometimes certain medications like supplements and birth control pills can also cause acne. Some of the home remedies for acne are:

  1. Coconut oil, cinnamon, and honey:

    Coconut oil and honey are a great way to reduce acne. Mix them with warm water and apply them to your skin twice a day. Leave it on for some time and then wash it off. This method is a great way to get rid of dead tissues and freshen up your skin. Cinnamon & Honey mask is one of the most effective home remedies for acne.

  2. Intake of Green tea:

    Green tea is greatly beneficial in the case of acne. It has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds. It can also be applied to the affected area as a face wash.

  3. Mint:

    Mint can also help in clearing Acne. Just mix two tablespoons of fresh mint leaves with a small bowl of curd or yoghurt. Now apply the mix on your face for 10 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.

  4. Aloe vera:

    Aloe vera helps fight skin infection and relieves skin burns. Just apply aloe juice to the acne.

  5. Lemon Juice:

    It contains citric acid which acts like an astringent. It smoothens the skin and restores color and pH balance of the skin.

  6. Tea tree oil:

    Tea tree oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that fight against bacteria responsible for acne. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of Tea tree oil, it also helps to reduce swelling and redness.

  7. Apple cigar vinegar:

    Apple cider vinegar had antibacterial properties because of the presence of certain organic acids in it. Applying a mixture of Apple cider vinegar and water on the skin helps to fight against the bacteria.

  8. Exercise Regularly:

    Exercise reduces stress and anxiety which play a major role in acne development. Doing exercise regularly leads to increased blood circulation to the skin cells which results in the nourishment of skin cells.

  9. Turmeric face mask:

    Turmeric has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties which help to fight against acne infection and reduce it. Turmeric also contains antioxidant properties that help to remove free radicals in the skin and reduce the natural aging process.

  10. Avoid Stress:

    Taking stress leads to the secretion of hormones which results in sebum production and makes the situation worse. Practice relaxation exercises like yoga, meditation which help to relax your body and mind.

  11. Avoid dairy products:

    There is a hormone called IGF-1 found in milk and dairy products which leads to acne. There are also some other hormones present in milk which is associated with acne.

  12. Toothpaste:

    Applying toothpaste can also show a positive effect in treating acne. Apply a bit of toothpaste to your acne, you will observe a reduction in the size of acne. It also helps to remove the spot.

Summary: Acne can be treated by applying Coconut oil, cinnamon, honey, mint, aloe vera, tea tree oil, lemon juice, turmeric, and toothpaste. Avoid stress, dairy products. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise.

Are there any side effects of remedies for acne?

Several precautions must be taken before applying these remedies:

  1. Aloe can cause skin irritation if you are allergic to it
  2. Too much mint can cause other health problems like headaches and heartburn
Summary: Despite being effective, certain home remedies have some side effects which vary from person to person, so choose your home remedy only if you are not allergic or sensitive to the particular substance. Do not use any home remedies in excess as it may be harmful to health.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

  • Avoid going out in the sun without protection
  • In case of dry skin, apply moisturizers.
  • Wash your face regularly.
  • Eat fresh green vegetables regularly.
  • Drink plenty of fruit juice.
Summary: Follow the guidelines. Avoid sunlight. Keep your face clean and moisturizer. Take plenty of fruit juice.

How long does it take to recover or to get rid of acne?

The skin reacts slowly to these treatments. Hence, it normally takes about 6 to 12 weeks to cure acne. The scars might take even longer to disappear.

Summary: It takes 6-12 weeks to recover completely.

Are the results of the home remedies for acne are permanent?

No, Exposure to UV rays for prolonged periods may cause acne again. Hence one should take all the precautions to avoid it.

Summary: No, the results are not permanent as it can reoccur if precautions are not taken.

Is there any training or experts required to perform these natural remedies for acne?

There is no training required to apply these natural home remedies for acne.

Summary: No, training or expert assistance is required for performing these home remedies.

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