7 Secret Home Remedies for Acne

home remedies for acne

Did you know that many common household items found in your kitchen can be used to treat acne?

Harsh chemicals and expensive scrubs hurt your skin and your wallet. Why treat your skin like that?

All-natural remedies are an excellent way to get rid of pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. The trick is to tone down the hormones in your skin with ingredients that work with you, not against you.

Below you will find 7 home remedies for acne that are sure to help your skin look and feel better.


Steam is the easiest and cheapest thing you can use to help unclog pores. Steaming opens pores and flushes out the impurities hiding deep in your skin. You can just relax, while the steam does all the work for you!

Since steaming opens your pores, using any one of the ingredients below will only enhance their effects.

You will need:

  • 1 pot of boiling water
  • 1 large towel
  • A bowl


Boil water and pour it in a bowl. Let it cool for a minute or two, then place your face over the bowl and drape the towel over your head like a tent. Sit under the towel for ten to fifteen minutes. Remove towel and pat your face dry.

Doing this once or twice a day works wonders.

Sodium Bicarbonate

That’s right, plain old baking soda! This one little box contains a wonder product that is useful in more ways than anyone could write about.

As an acne remedy, baking soda works as a mild antiseptic that has the ability to fight bacteria and fungus. Baking soda also dries up excess oils while exfoliating your skin, leaving it naturally soft and beautiful.

You will need:

  • A box of [easyazon_link identifier=”B00CVY459K” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”freshfaceclub-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]baking soda[/easyazon_link]
  • Water


You can use baking soda in two different ways – as a mask, or as a scrub.

To make the mask, mix equal parts water and baking soda to form a thick paste. Massage this into your skin in a slow circular motion for about 2 minutes. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Use moisturizer when done because baking soda will dry out your skin.

For use as a scrub, mix one half cup baking soda with one eighth cup water. Apply this paste to your face and massage it in for 5 or 6 minutes. Rinse your face thoroughly and pat dry. Apply moisturizer.

Banana Peel

Most of us peel a banana, eat the banana and throw away the peel. Did you know that the peel is useful in skin treatment?

The peels contain lutein – a powerful antioxidant that reduces inflammation and swelling. It also encourages healthy cell growth. Rubbing the peel on your face can reduce the redness and discomfort of acne.

You will need:

  • 1 banana peel


Peel a banana and eat it. Why waste it when bananas are good for your insides?

Rub the inside of the peel in a circular motion over your whole face. Leave it on for at least thirty minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Pat dry.

Orange Peel

Oranges are another fruit that work as well on the outside of the body as on the inside. An orange peel face mask has vitamin C and citric acid working together as a astringent to draw out bacteria and all the extra oil and dead skin cells that clog pores and cause acne.

The vitamin C actually promotes growth of healthy cells, which make your skin feel and look better.

You will need:

  • 2 Orange peels
  • Water


Grind your orange peels in a blender, food processor, mortar and pestle, or whatever you have around the house to get the job done. You just need to get those peels broken down into tiny pieces. Add the water a little a time until you create a nice paste that will stay on your face.

Rinse and dry your face, then apply the orange peel paste to trouble spots or on your whole face. Leave on for about 25 minutes then rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Apply moisturizer when done.

Egg Whites

Just about everyone has eggs in their fridge, they are one of life’s most versatile foods. Egg whites are loaded with vitamins and proteins that can fight acne and rebuild skin cells at the same time. They also soak up any excess oil on your skin.

This wonderful ingredient also helps fade the unsightly scars left behind from some nasty blemishes.

You will need:

  • 2 to 3 egg whites (no yolks)
  • Bowl
  • Washcloth


Whisk the egg whites in the bowl until the eggs are nice and foamy. Let them sit a few minutes while you go wash and dry your face. Using your fingertips, cover your face with a light coating of the egg mixture and let it dry. Apply 3 or 4 layers, allowing drying time between each layer.

Leave the mask on for 20 minutes or so – it will dry – then rinse completely with warm water and pat dry. Apply moisturizer when done.

Cinnamon and Honey

As weird as it may seem, putting sticky honey and spicy cinnamon on your face is an excellent way to help heal your skin. The antimicrobial properties in cinnamon keep bacteria from getting out of control.

Any bacteria present will be wiped out by the antibiotic properties of honey. Together these ingredients are wonder workers.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BW6QUT6″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”freshfaceclub-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]honey[/easyazon_link]
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Lots of paper towels


Mix the honey and cinnamon together until they are well blended. Rinse and pat dry your face then apply this mixture to your face. You can spot treat also. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.

Keep paper towels handy because this is a runny, sticky mask and you don’t want the honey all over everything. Rinse off thoroughly and pat your face dry.


Now that you have learned a few methods to clean your face, you don’t want to go to bed and put that clean skin on a dirty pillowcase.

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Pillowcases should be washed at least once a week, more often if you prefer to keep your skin really clean. When we sleep we shed skin and this gets rubbed into the pillowcase along with whatever else may be on your skin.

Dirty pillowcases can actually result in acne problems. Keep your pillowcase clean and fresh and you can avoid future breakouts.

As you can see, home remedies for acne can make wonderful masks and scrubs to help combat the problems you’ve been suffering from. These are just a few of the wonderful ideas and uses for household items.

Choose which method you like best and stick with it, or change things up. Whatever works best to give you a wonderfully soft, smooth skin – and, hopefully, now blemish free!

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