Natural home remedies for acne treatment

Beautiful skin is a reflection of proper care, hydration, and health. Unfortunately, sometimes, despite all our effort and care, our skin tends to look completely contrary. Whiteheads, blackheads, acne, all kinds of pimples are often not a sign of poor hygiene, but they manifest due to hormonal imbalance, poor nutrition, and improper oxidation. According to studies, around 85% of teens have acne problems, but also many adults experience occasional acne breakout. Sometimes these conditions may be so severe that the person needs professional dermatological help. But not all skin conditions ask for prescription medication. As for the mild acne breakouts, an individual treatment with home remedies may help with getting rid of them.

Biggest mistakes

First of all, when fighting with acne, it’s important to understand that you need to follow some rules in order not to make the problem worse. Never pick your pimples or blemishes, this often leads to skin irritation. Don’t exaggerate with heavy chemicals when cleansing. And, the very important factor is to comprehend that acne needs to be treated not only topically, but also from the inside out.


The first step of acne fight is thorough cleansing. There are lots of different recipes online to make your own face wash, mostly containing beneficial ingredients like honey, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, essential oils, etc. Coconut oil is helpful for fighting fungus and bacteria, while honey is perfect for soothing the skin. Simply mix the ingredients and, after damping the skin, gently massage the mask into your face and then rinse it off. It’s recommended to do so every morning and every night, but not more than that – too much cleansing may cause skin irritation and oil overproduction.

Don’t forget to exfoliate – this is important because it helps with clogged pores and dead skin. Use something gritty, like sea salt, brown sugar or semolina and mix it with some of the mentioned ingredients. Healing masks with cinnamon, honey, and essential oils are a good choice to keep your skin hydrated.


If having acne problems, you should consider lowering the consumption of processed grains and flour, as well as of added sugars. A low glycemic diet has proven to be helpful for acne development. Studies have proven that processed and refined food has a bad influence on acne, so definitely consider avoiding it.


Although it may seem weird, skin prone to acne development needs to be moisturized. Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer, especially because it’s filled with antioxidants and acids that help restore skin and hair. 

Snail cream

As gross as it sounds, snail cream has proven to do wonders when it comes to acne and scarring fighting. Even though it’s not an ordinary beauty treatment, snail slime has a high level of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which are very beneficial when treating skin. The results are seen after 2-4 weeks, so go get your snail slime cream!

Other than mentioned natural solutions, some cosmetic brands offer you additional help. We recommend trying the La Roche-Posay, Avene and Isis Pharma products.

Nessie L.B.

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