Home Remedies For Acne

acne-scar The sight of a new pimple erupting on the face is enough to ruin even the brightest day. These pustules are not just painful but also a source of anguish. Fortunately, there is an extensive range of cosmetics that has been designed to cater to this particular problem, and the solutions may range from face scrubs to creams.

But then, not every woman is convinced about using harsh chemicals, found in most cosmetics solutions, to treat acne. Luckily, for all those who want to go the natural way there are a whole lot of home remedies that can be used to treat acne, without any probable side effects.

Tea Tree Oil

This oil is purely natural, and as the name is indicative it is extracted from the Tea plant, and its antibiotic properties help in killing the bacteria which causes acne. The kind that you normally get at the stores is a diluted version. It is a perfectly safe home remedy, and probably the easiest to use, since all you need to do is dab it onto the affected area using the cotton ball.

Orange peel

To use this you will need to mash the feel until it turns pulpy, and then this pulp is to be used as a face pack. It is the citric acid present in the peel which does the magical job of deep cleansing the affected area and killing the bacteria. And the sweet orange fragrance that it leaves behind is the added bonus that you get. Lemon juice, which is again high in citric acid can also be used for acne treatment, however, this one does make your skin a little dry.


Garlic can be used both topically as well as can be consumed orally to treat acne, the natural ways. It has strong detoxifying and antiseptic properties, and it works by killing the acne causing bacteria, just like the above two home remedies.

For topical application you need to pound the garlic and apply it only to the affected area. When consumed orally, garlic helps in cleansing the whole system, of toxins and access hormones, which are the two most notable causes for acne during teenage.

Sidharth Thakur