There are many natural and simple ways you can do at home to make acne go away. I would like to share with you 4 of these natural and simple ingredients that I think you can easily get from your local supermarket or grocery store. Plus, these are pretty economical yet effective stuff you can use every day to clear up mild to moderate acne, pimples or blemishes. This may help – I usually look out for weekend sales, special discounts or special ‘buy in bulk prices’ when shopping for some groceries.
Here are easy and convenient ways you can make acne go away using strawberries, lemon juice, honey and extra virgin olive oil.
Do you know that when it comes to skin, yummy strawberries have something that can definitely help to make your acne go away? Indeed, strawberries have a skin or rather acne-pleasing ingredient called alpha-hydroxy acid – and this is the all natural kind you can find in strawberries.
Alpha-hydroxy acid works sort of like salicylic acid to effectively clear up your skin. So it effectively penetrates your skin to slough away dead skin cells so that ‘new’, younger looking skin ‘comes up’.
How do you do this? Just get a strawberry and slice it into half. Now, gently rub the ‘inner part with seeds and all’ of the berry directly onto your skin – especially the areas with acne and blemishes. Then leave this on for about 5 minutes. Lastly, just rinse with water and dry with a clean face towel. You can do this twice daily. And you should see softer, dewy and smoother looking skin.
Side note, this should not irritate your skin or cause adverse side effects. But in case you see skin irritations or your skin getting all flared up – stop using this home remedy and see a doctor.
There are many uses for cheap, easily available and simple lemon juice. The one way of using lemon juice I want to share here is using pure and natural lemon juice to relieve blemishes on your skin.
Lemon juice has powerful disinfectant qualities (used a lot in fact, for cleaning in general) which can help fight acne causing bacteria (p.acnes). Citric acid in lemons also help to deeply penetrate to effectively clean blocked pores and make them smaller.
In addition, lemon juice helps reduce redness to give your skin a soft, even and nice tone. And I see this ingredient (citric acid) being used in many acne treatment systems and products. So I guess it should do the trick to make acne go away.
How is this done? Believe it or not, it is really simple. Just dab, pat or apply pure lemon juice on to the affected areas of your skin. Leave it for 5-10 minutes and rinse off with water.
You may start with maybe once or twice a day and see how your skin reacts. If all looks good, you can do this lemon juice-dabbing thing like 3 times daily. This will help give you smoother and clearer skin in weeks. Lemon juice is considered effective to help treat mild to moderate acne.
Side note: Lemon may make your skin sting for a bit or make your skin uncomfortable for a couple of days. But if you get skin irritations like your skin flaring up and becoming red, your skin may be sensitive to lemon juice. In this case, do not use this natural home remedy.
Honey has been used since a long time ago for many healing purposes like to treat wounds, burns, scars, cuts and some skin infections. Honey naturally has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. These qualities logically make honey the natural remedy to help fight bacteria that causes acne. At the same time, honey is soothing and calming to your skin.
Remember though, not all kinds of honey should be used. What is the best kind of honey to be used on skin or acne skin? Well, the key here is to use the right kind of honey – especially for your acne skin. You need to use unprocessed, organic, raw honey – this is the best.
Any other honey that has been somehow or in some way processed (like those you get on the shelves in the stores), has lost those important qualities, especially for acne skin. To be dead honest, if you can, go get some straight from the bees hive!
Now, just use honey like a facial mask. Mix a tablespoon of unprocessed and raw honey with a teaspoon of pure lemon juice – this mixture should be ‘thick enough’ and not ‘watery’ because it needs to be applied to and stay on your skin.
So with your clean fingers, apply all over your face. You may dab a bit more honey (without lemon juice) to acne or affected areas. Leave this on for 15-20 minutes. Then just rinse or wash off and towel dry. That was easy, was it not?
Honey is great but honey may or may not work on all types of skin. So in case you happen to be allergic to honey or see skin irritations, stop using this honey home remedy.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Will applying oil on my skin make my skin too oily and cause my acne to break out? No, not if you are using extra virgin olive oil. In fact, extra virgin olive oil is packed with antioxidants that help repair and refresh ‘damaged’ skin like acne skin.
Here are some simple steps to applying extra virgin olive oil to your acne. Besides, extra virgin olive oil works great to moisture and clean your skin without blocking your pores. Really, extra virgin olive oil does not feel greasy or oily.
Here are the steps:
Step 1 – Put a tablespoon (up to you how much you need) of extra virgin olive oil in the small bowl
Step 2 – Wash your hands thoroughly.
Step 3 – Use your fingertips to gently apply (avoid getting the oil into your eyes) the oil to your face, especially areas that are affected. While doing this, gently massage the oil onto your skin in small circles – do this for a minute or two. Applying just enough of oil will do and not dripping or wet with oil. This way, this oil also acts like a scrub to remove dirt from your skin.
Step 4 – Fill a small tub with hot water. Soak in your face towel. Then squeeze the excess water away. Put this hot towel over your face to steam your face for a few minutes.
Step 5 – Rinse a thin cotton cloth and use it to gently wipe away, rinse or wash away the oil from your skin. Then wipe your face dry with a clean face towel.
Side tip: If you like, you may also add 3 drops of tea tree oil with your extra virgin olive oil. Then do the same steps as above. Tea tree oil is antimicrobial – which eases inflammation and help prevent future acne from breaking out.
For all cases, remember to consult your doctor before using or starting any medication or treatment whatsoever. And it is best advice to take skin patch tests or go for allergy tests.
How To Get Clear Skin Using 4 Natural Ingredients At Home