5 Natural Remedies For Acne

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5 Natural Remedies For Acne

Hormone imbalances, genetics, and improper skin care can all lead to acne. Swollen and angry pus filled bumps erupt across our faces leading to low confidence. Large amounts of money is spent on facial cleansers, scrubs, and masks in hopes to remove the unwanted blemishes. Use of chemically infused products can over time damage the skin. In this post we will explore 5 natural remedies for acne.

5 Natural Remedies For Acne

Sulfate, parabens, and acids are all infused into our facial cleansers. While these cleansers may help reduce the appearance of acne, they also damage the skin. Over time use of facial scrubs, masks and cleansers can ruin the skin, making it look dull, aged, and worn down. Here are 5 natural remedies for acne.

-Aloe Vera

-Green Tea And Rose Water Toner

-Witch Hazel

-Coconut Oil

-Apple Cider Vinegar

Natural remedies are very common in South Korea. Organic, natural ingredients are often used in skincare products. For a more in depth look at natural Korean skincare methods, please see the post below.



Aloe Vera


aloe vera for acne


Aloe Vera is a plant that is widely used for medicinal and agricultural purposes. Commonly used for treating burns, psoriasis, and eczema; Aloe Vera is now used as a natural remedy for acne. The gel inside the Aloe Vera leaf contains over 70 beneficial components including: vitamins, minerals, sugars, and enzymes.

Aloe Vera gel has a cooling effect which is beneficial for acne. It helps to reduce swelling and soothes irritated skin. Consistent use of the gel can help reduce acne over time. Everyone’s skin is different, for some it may take a few days to see results, others a few weeks.

The best way to use Aloe Vera gel is straight from the leaf. You can purchase a leaf from your local supermarket. After cleansing the face thoroughly, cut a piece of the leaf and remove the gel inside. Apply the gel generously over the affected areas and leave overnight. Sticking to this regimen will help reduce acne as well as reduce the appearance of acne scars and marks.


Green Tea And Rose Water Toner


Green tea contains a high amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to remove toxins from the body, in turn cleaning the body out from the inside. Green tea is beneficial if ingested as well as applied topically. Rose water is distilled water that has been infused with rose petals. Rose water can help reduce swelling, cool irritated skin, and fight blemishes. When combined, green tea and rose water help fight acne causing bacteria.

In order to create this toner you will need two ingredients: rose water and green tea. Bring a bottle of rose water to a boil. Once the water has begun to bubble, add two to three bags of green tea, cover the pot and remove from heat. Allow the tea bags to rest in the water for 15 to 30 minutes. Voila, the green tea and rose water toner is complete. This homemade toner should be refrigerated and applied to the face after cleansing.

Over time this toner will help to reduce the size of acne, lighten dark spots and acne scars as well as even out skin tone. This toner is great for removing blemishes, discoloration, and scars. Constant use of this toner will help the skin to achieve a natural glow and youthful look.


Witch Hazel


witch hazel for irritated skin


Witch hazel, deriving from the leaves and bark of the witch hazel shrub is a natural astringent. Containing the acid “Tannins”, witch hazel treats insect bites, irritated skin, cuts and abrasions. Due to the high amount of Tannins found in the astringent, it is used as a topical treatment for acne. Tannins helps to fight bacteria which in turn makes witch hazel ideal for treating acne.

To use witch hazel, cleanse the face then apply the astringent on the affected areas. Using this twice a day can help reduce the amount of red surrounding the blemishes. Since witch hazel contains bacteria killing properties, daily use can help to prevent new breakouts. Depending on the person’s skin, witch hazel can help to show results in a few short weeks or months. Witch hazel You can found witch hazel at drug stores or supermarkets.

Coconut Oil


Natural remedies for acne.

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Coconut oil has many benefits when ingested as well as applied topically. Containing Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Iron it is one of the ideal choices of oil. Vitamin E works to protect the skin from UV damage as well as fights against discoloration resulting from acne scars. Vitamin K helps remove dark spots, and scars. When applied topically coconut oil can help reduce the appearance of acne as well clear up the complexion of the skin.

Beware though, coconut oil is not suitable for those with oily or combination skin. If you have normal or dry skin, coconut oil can be applied to the affected areas topically. If you have oily or combination skin, it is best to ingest coconut oil. Both methods will help to remove acne scars and clear up blemishes.

Coconut oil can be purchased at supermarkets, drug stores, or even farmers markets. The best choice when purchasing coconut oil is to pick raw natural coconut oil. This ensures that all the vitamins and minerals in the oil will still be present. To apply coconut oil topically, first cleanse the skin then use a cotton ball to dab the oil onto the affected areas. For best results use this oil overnight.

Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar deriving from apples or cider that have been fermented. This vinegar can either be ingested or applied topically. When ingested, apple cider vinegar can help lose weight, burn fat, and fight diabetes.

Apple cider vinegar’s strongest feature is it’s ability to fight bacteria. When applied to a clean face and left overnight, apple cider vinegar can help clear up blemishes as well as reduce discoloration and dark spots. Apple cider vinegar is one of the most common forms of home remedies for treating acne and acne scars. This vinegar helps to restore the skins natural pH balance in turn evening out the skin tone.

It can be found in drug stores, super markets, and even farmers markets. If ingesting apple cider vinegar, it is recommended that 1 to 2 tablespoons be diluted in water. It is not safe to take apple cider vinegar in large quantities since it is such a strong substance.

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