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Natural Face Remedies for Acne Vulgaris: Part Two | Soap.Club

Posted on November 10 2022

 

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Home Remedies for Acne

Trying to combat acne is frustrating. Treating skin problems using natural ingredients on your skin is possible and many simple at-home remedies can help fight acne and promote clear skin, like using olive oil bar soaps from Soap.Club.

One of the most popular acne products, benzoyl peroxide, can actually cause dryness and peeling skin when overused. Chemical-free methods to treat acne are essential knowledge for anyone who wants good skin care.

We mentioned several of the natural organic acne treatments in our previous post: Natural Acne Remedies: 11 Effective Home Treatments, where we mentioned some of the remedies below.

 

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This post will cover completely different and new home remedies to treat acne, so keep reading if you want to know more!

One such remedy is using green tea. Green tea contains antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and redness.

 

You can also try aloe vera to soothe irritated skin.

 

Apple cider vinegar is another effective home remedy for acne.

 

Tea tree oil is a go-to for many ailments, including acne-causing bacteria.

     

    Whatever home remedy you choose, be sure to use it consistently to see the best results. Let's take a more in-depth look at some other at-home-remedy options.

     

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    Best All Natural Acne Treatments

    Many natural treatment options can help to reduce acne breakouts. These options are generally gentler on the skin and may be less likely to cause side effects. Some of the most common natural home remedies for acne options include:

    Use Essential Oil To Reduce Acne Scars

    Many essential oils can help reduce the appearance of scars left by severe acne. Some of these options include rose hip oil, lavender oil, tea tree oil, and chamomile oil. Apply a few drops of the oil to the affected area and massage it in gently.

     

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    Use Healing Masks to Treat Acne

    Make a Honey and Cinnamon Mask

    Honey has antibacterial properties that can help to kill the bacteria that cause acne. Cinnamon can also help to reduce inflammation. To make the mask, mix one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon and apply it to the affected area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with water.

    Lemon and Honey Mask

    You can also make a lemon mask by mixing one tablespoon of honey with two tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply the mask to the affected area and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with water.

    Holy Basilica and Honey Mask

    Mix two tablespoons of holy basilica powder with one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of milk to make a holy basilica face mask. Apply the mask to the affected area and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with water.

     

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    Tone to Restore PH Balance

    One of the reasons why people get acne is because the pH balance of their skin is off. You can help restore your skin's pH balance using a toner. To make a natural toner, mix one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water and apply it to the affected area with a cotton ball.

    Make a green tea oil toner

    Green tea has many health benefits, but studies suggest that green tea can be helpful to you as well. Green tea contains polyphenols which kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. Research showed that using green tea oil on the face reduced oil production and the number of blemishes resulting from the skin. Green tea is an overall winner!

    Lemon and witch hazel toner

    Mix lemon juice with witch hazel and use this to get rid of spots, skin problems, and acne.

     

    Spot Treatment With Tea Tree Oil

    Tea tree oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is an effective spot treatment for acne. To make a spot treatment, mix one part tea tree oil with nine parts water and apply it to the affected area with a cotton ball.

    A 2015 report on 7 clinical trials showed that using tea tree oil gels decreased acne symptoms. Most studies included using tea tree oil gel two times daily for four to ten weeks.

    Chamomile Tea for Skin Inflammation

    Chamomile tea has anti-infection properties and can help to soothe the skin. To use chamomile tea as an acne treatment, steep two chamomile tea bags in boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let the liquid cool. Apply it to the affected area with a cotton ball.

    You can also try adding a few drops of chamomile essential oil to a carrier oil and apply it to the affected area. Some studies have shown that topical application of chamomile can speed up wound healing and reduce inflammation.

     

     

    Calendula for Treating Acne

    Calendula is a plant in the daisy family. Its flowers and leaves are often used in herbal remedies.

    Calendula has anti-infection and antibacterial properties. A study found that calendula ointment was effective in treating acne. The study participants applied the ointment to the affected area twice daily for six weeks.

    Echinacea

    Echinacea is used for healing wounds and for reducing colds and flu. However, several studies have shown that their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties can improve skin inflammatory problems such as acne. Use echinacea tea as a face wash.

    Lemons

    Lemons are rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. Lemons also have antibacterial properties. To use lemons as an acne treatment, apply fresh lemon juice to the affected area with a cotton ball.

    Spritz Skin With Rose Water

    Rose water has anti-infection properties that can help to reduce the redness and swelling of acne. It also has antibacterial properties that can kill the bacteria that cause acne. To use rose water, mix one part of rose water with two parts in a spray bottle and spritz it on the affected area throughout the day.

     

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    Fight Bacteria With Holy Basilica

    Holy basilica is an herb that has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. A study found that a holy basilica ointment was effective in treating acne. The study participants applied the ointment to the affected area twice daily for eight weeks.

    You can also make holy basilica tea by adding two to three tablespoons of dried holy basilica leaves to a cup of boiling water. Steep the tea for 10 minutes and then strain it. Drink the tea two to three times daily.

    Harness the Benefits of Sweet Basil Oil

    Several studies have attributed sweet basil to the effective astringent anti-aging properties that help with skin conditions like acne. A new study suggests that sweet basil oil may help reduce acne caused by bacterial infection.

    Recipe

     
    Gather fresh basil leaves and crush them into a paste using a pestle and mortar.
     
    Mix two teaspoons of aloe vera gel and the basil leave paste.
      Gently mix the ingredients together and apply them to cleansed skin.
        For best results, leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off with fresh water.
          Apply this mixture to your acne 2-3 times a week for treatment.
           

            Treat Blemishes with Manuka Honey

            Manuka honey is a type of honey that comes from the manuka tree in New Zealand. It has antimicrobial and anti-infection properties. A study found that manuka honey was effective in treating acne when the study participants applied the honey to the affected area twice daily for four weeks.

            To use manuka honey as an acne treatment, apply it to the affected area with a cotton ball. You can also mix equal parts of manuka honey and aloe vera and apply them to the affected area.

            Some people may experience an allergic reaction or skin irritation to manuka honey. If you experience an adverse reaction, stop using it and see your doctor.

             

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            Crush Up Some Aspirin

            Aspirin is usually used for pain relief and can be used as a gel as an effective acne treatment. Although salicylic acid is best for patients, doctors say aspirin helps if it does not require a more potent treatment method.

            The main ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid. Additionally, it is helpful for acne treatments.

            To use aspirin as an acne treatment, mix one part of aspirin with two parts of water to form a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it with water. You can apply the paste up to three times a day.

            Some people may experience an allergic reaction to the salicylic acid in aspirin. If you experience an adverse reaction, stop using it and see your doctor.

            Take Guggul Supplements

            Guggul is a flowering plant that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It is thought to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. A study found that guggul supplements effectively reduced acne when the study participants took 500 milligrams (mg) twice daily for 12 weeks.

            Researchers found Guggul was more beneficial to patients with oily skin than others. If you decide to take guggul supplements, talk to your doctor first. Guggul can interact with some medications, including blood thinners and cholesterol-lowering drugs.

            Witch Hazel for Acne

            Witch hazel is a plant with astringent properties. It’s often used as an acne home remedy because it can help reduce inflammation and swelling. A study found that witch hazel effectively treated acne when participants applied it to the affected area twice daily for eight weeks.

            To use witch hazel for acne, apply it to the affected area with a cotton ball. You can add witch hazel to a homemade acne mask or spot treatment.

             

             

            Cucumber Slices

            Cucumbers contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help soothe the skin and reduce redness. They can be applied as a face mask or used as a spot treatment for individual pimples.

            Baking Soda

            Baking soda can absorb excess oil and help to unclog pores. It can be made into a paste and applied topically to the skin.

            Precautions

            It is important to remember that home remedies like tea tree oil, aloe vera, or apple cider vinegar may not be backed by scientific evidence and may not be effective for everyone. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure if a home remedy is right for you.

            Conclusion

            Many natural treatments can help reduce the appearance of acne. Some of these options include using essential oils, making a honey and cinnamon mask, toning to restore pH balance, and using tea tree oil, chamomile tea, calendula, and echinacea.

            Lemons can also help to reduce the appearance of scars. Try one or more of these options to see which works best for you.

            We've given you an extensive list of natural home remedies for acne vulgaris but please note that most of our bar soaps at the Soap.Club are made with organic olive oil, which is great for fighting acne. 

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