Top 8 Home Remedies to Get Rid Of Acne Fast

Acne is a very common problem that is faced by trillions of people across the world of all ages. From mild to severe, cases of acne cause painful and unsightly outbreaks on the face, back, chest and even arms.

The main causes of acne include clogged pores, bacteria, excess oil production and dead skin cells. Teenagers suffer the most from acne because of the increased hormone levels in their body. Sleep deprivation, too much stress, unhealthy eating habits and hectic lifestyles can also cause acne. Left untreated, acne can lead to diminished self-esteem and scarring.

Various types of medications are created to prevent acne formation and treat them. Unfortunately, many people choose potentially dangerous prescription drugs and topical medications over natural home remedies for acne. But really, getting rid of acne naturally is possible.

Here are the top 8 home remedies you can try yourself to get rid of acne fast:

Tea tree oil
A well-known antiseptic, the tea tree oil should be diluted properly before being applied on the skin for acne. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with between 20 and 40 drops of witch hazel, then use a cotton swab to apply. Try this remedy up to twice a day; more could dry your skin and worsen the acne.

Green Tea
There are many studies which proved that the green tea has shown magical effects on acne and pimples when used externally. It has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds that can help fight acne. To get its effects, use a cooled cup of green tea as a face wash or lay the bag over the affected area.

Fuller’s Earth
Fuller’s earth, also known as multani mitti, is good for greasy and acne-prone skin as it absorbs excess oil (without over-drying your skin) and unclogs the pores. It helps improve your complexion too. You can find it at Indian grocery stores. Mix equal proportions of Fuller’s earth (multani mitti), rose water, and sandalwood powder and apply it to your face once a week.

Aloe and Garlic
The gel extract from the aloe vera plant acts as an astringent and an antibacterial. It can be applied topically on the affected area to cure acne. Or you can mash 2-3 garlic cloves and let it soak in water for 10-15 minutes, and then add some aloe vera gel into the garlic water. Apply it on the affected area. Garlic has anti-bacterial properties that provide the assistance to battle acne and pimples.

Baking Soda
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate works as a gentle exfoliant for your skin. Thus, it unplugs the pores and removes dead skin. It also helps regulate the pH balance of the skin and has mild anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Make a paste by mixing a few drops of water with the baking soda and apply it to your skin. Leave it to dry, wash off with warm water and then apply moisturizer. Use baking soda on your skin once or twice a week.

Honey
Honey’s antibiotic properties can help improve acne. Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with one tablespoon of yogurt. Apply to face and leave it for 20 minutes and gently wipe off with a damp cloth.

Mint
Mint can help remove pore-clogging oil. To help clear acne before it begins, mix 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint with two tablespoons each of plain yogurt and oatmeal powder. Leave the concoction on your face for 10 minutes, and then rinse off with water.

Aspirin
The salicylic acid in aspirin is an excellent treatment for acne. The aspirin can dry up pimples and reduce inflammation. It works fast and makes a better treatment from other remedies. Form a paste by mashing aspirin in a little water, or dissolve four pills in 2 tablespoons of water. Apply the mixture to affected area. You can leave the paste overnight and wash off in the morning.

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