7 Amazing Home Remedies for Quick Acne Treatment

Do you know? About 85% of the population is affected by the problem of acne at some point of time in their lives

We all are in constant search for acne remedies online or peeping somehow into our granny’s little secret coffer. And often, we come across products that don’t suit our skin type.

Now, there may be a number of reasons that cause acne on our skin like a few mentioned below:

  1. Most teenagers suffer from acne due to hormonal imbalance in their body.
  2. Stress, eating habits, sleep deprivation can be the reasons.
  3. A hectic lifestyle.

Due to acne, painful and unwanted breakouts occur on our face, neck, chest, arms etc. And what’s worst? That if don’t treat them at the right time, they may lead to permanent acne scars.

It is important for us to understand that our skin is a reflection of internal health. Glowing or beautiful skin shows you are taking proper care of your health not just externally but also keeping your inner organs healthy.

In today’s fast moving life, everyone wants permanent yet quick treatment. But, they are unaware of its positive and negative impacts.

For fast acne treatment, people choose dangerous prescription drugs and topical medications and this may sometimes show adverse effects.

Thus, for periodic or mild acne we have prepared a list of common cures; which covers home remedies for acne. These are sure to help you get rid of acne and its scars instantly at a reasonable or almost no cost.

So, let’s get started.

Recommended: Types of acne and acne vulgaris

Best Home Remedies for Acne

There are many natural home remedies for acne. These remedies use common ingredients like Turmeric, Orange peels, Aloe Vera etc. We have listed some of the best natural remedies for acne below:

1. Tea Tree Oil

tea tree oil home remedies for acneAccording to Jessica Kranttea tree oil for acne is one of the best antiseptic and anti-inflammatory home product. Its top-notch features are as follows:

  • Tea Tree oil is a proven method to reduce acne and its mark as it acts against bacteria and fungi.
  • It is much beneficial for acne treatment and thereby reduces inflammation of the skin and helps soothe it.
  • It’s just like a solvent that removes the extra sebum and dead skin cells and unblocks the pores.
  • It also prevents further breakouts because of its antibacterial property.

Directions to Use

Here are a few simple steps to follow:

  1. Make a mixture of Tea tree oil, Aloe Vera and water.
  2. Wash your face with water and pat dry.
  3. After that, dip cotton balls into the mixture and apply it to the affected area three times a day.
  4. Wash every time after 10 minutes of application.
  5. If you wish you can apply a light moisturizer afterward.

Note: You can apply the mixture of tea tree oil and Aloe Vera only if your skin is less sensitive.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar for acne

Apple Cider Vinegar is just like a lifeline for removing acne. It helps in removing the irritating acne spots:

  • It kills off the bacteria that causes trouble in the first place.
  • It balances the PH of your skin and acts as an alkaline base thus making it harder for bacteria to thrive again.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar contains citric acid like alpha hydroxy acid added to many over the counter acne products.
  • It also contains a mixture of acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, and various enzymes which clears bacteria on your skin and makes it smooth and acne free.

Directions to Use:

  1. Wash your face with water and pat dry.
  2. Prepare a mixture of vinegar and water in the ratio of 1:3.
  3. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply it directly on the blemishes.
  4. Leave it for at least 10 minutes or overnight and wash it off.
  5. Use it as a toner for morning and evening and apply anytime as per your need.
  6. If you feel your skin is getting dry then use a light moisturizer afterward.

You may also like to read: Causes of Acne

3. Lemon Juice

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It acts as a most effective astringent for sensitive skin and helps keep bacteria and infections at bay. It has the following features to be best suited as a remedy for acne:

  • Lemon juice contains citric acid which causes a contraction of skin tissues and thus dries out the blemishes itself.
  • It hardens the sebum in the acne and cleans out dirt that has accumulated in the pores.
  • It is good for all types of skin and helps exfoliate the skin as it is a good source of Vitamin C.

Note: Those who face a problem of redness should always prefer lemon juice. It is a natural skin whitener and also helps in reducing redness.

Directions to Use:

Follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Clean or wash your face with water and pat dry.
  2. After that, dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice and apply it to the affected area.
  3. If your skin is not much sensitive then use it on your face, leave it for few hours before rinsing with water.
  4. If your skin feels some irritation or pain then mix it with either rose water or a bit of yogurt in equal amount and apply.
  5. You can keep this mixture handy to be used whenever needed.
  6. Wash thoroughly after 5-7 minutes.

4. Egg Whites

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According to Dr. Krant, eggs are an old age beauty secret and are easily available everywhere. Many people prefer egg whites for a healthy skin and body because:

  • An egg is full of proteins and vitamins.
  • Egg white helps unclog pores & reduce inflammation.
  • To remove bacteria from the skin, an egg is very helpful. It can soak extra oil i.e. sebum and rebuild your skin cells.
  • Egg whites are an easy and affordable choice to reduce acne and proved to be the best acne scar removal food.

Directions to Use:

  1. Clean your face with water and dry with a clean towel.
  2. Separate 2-3 egg whites from the yolk.
  3. Stir the egg whites until it becomes light in weight and let the mixture sit for a few minutes.
  4. Cover your face in this mixture and apply nicely to the affected area.
  5. Wait for the first layer to dry out and then apply 2-3 layers over it.
  6. Put it on your face for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
  7. If your skin feels a little dry, use a light moisturizer afterward.

5. Papaya Mask

papaya for acne

Today, in lots of beauty products papaya is one of the most demanding ingredients yet for obtaining smooth and clean skin, plain raw papaya is preferred. Its best features are:

  • A lipid which is a kind of fat responsible for the excess oil over the surface of the skin, Papaya helps to remove the dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin.
  • It contains a protein known as Papain that prevents the formation of pus and reduces inflammation.
  • Papaya has vitamin A in abundance that avoids irritation and makes your skin delicate & clear.

Due to the prevention of pus formation and inflammation reducing property, Papaya is quite handy to be used as one of the best home remedies for acne treatment.

Directions to Use:

  1. Clean your face with water and pat dry.
  2. Cut half a papaya into pieces and mash up the pulp of the papaya well. Mash it to the extent it becomes easy to be applied on your skin.
  3. Apply this paste as a mask on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wait until it becomes dry and then afterwards rinse off it completely with warm water.
  5. Use a light moisturizer afterward if you feel your skin is getting dry.

6. Steam

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Steam – the healthiest and easily available remedy at home. Nothing is as simple to arrange as a glass of plain healthy water for your skin.

  • The main advantage of steam is that it opens the pores of the skin and flush out all impurities outside the skin.
  • Steam makes skin glowing, clearer, smooth and free from pimples.
  • It also helps in removing a number of minor skin problems related to acne & pimples.

Directions to Use:

  1. Boil water in a pot and pour it in a large bowl.
  2. After that position your face in such a way so it comes in contact with the rising steam.
  3. Always put the towel over your head to trap the steam.
  4. After 10-15 minutes remove the towel from your head and pat your face dry.

Note: For amazing results, take steam twice in a day. In fact, body steam is also recommended for intoxicating your skin.

7. Garlic


Yeah, correct garlic can do wonders. Although we know that Garlic smells bad but it is one of the best acne treatment available in your kitchen. You know why?

  • Because of its antibacterial properties, garlic is the best antibiotic for acne.
  • Ayurveda also appreciated garlic and cloves for its great taste and medical treatments.
  • For the reduction and prevention of severe skin or acne breakouts, you can either ingest it directly or apply it on affected area in the form of a paste.
  • Garlic is an antifungal, and antiviral product which is effective in reducing grown-up skin breakouts.

Directions to Use:

  1. Clean or wash your face with water and pat dry.
  2. You can use garlic either directly or mix it in crushed form with other products.
  3. Cut it into two pieces and rub it on your acne and leave it for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes rinse with water.
  4. If you want more quick results then mix crushed garlic with water and apply the paste on pimples.
  5. In place of water, you can also use Aloe Vera gel depending on your skin type.
  6. Wash your face off after 5 minutes.
  7. Dry out and apply a light moisturizer to avoid excessive dryness.

We hope that our above-listed remedies may be of great use to your skin. If in case we missed out on something or you got better results through these remedies, let us know in the comment section below.