15 Powerful Home Remedies for Acne

With the lifestyle change, intake of improper diet and stress at work can enhance a lot of health problems in everybody’s lives. One of them is acne. Getting acne is becoming common in teenagers and adults. Mostly, it occurs during puberty but it can occur at any age and also can leave skin scars. 

More than 10 million people get affected by acne every year in India. From the age group of 11 to 30 years, it affects 3 in every 4 people. It is likely to leave scars on the skin but it is not dangerous. There are many powerful remedies which can be made easily at home and are very effective at acne, some of them are:

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which are really very effective to the acnes and give relief. Traditionally, it was being used for herbal medicines in the belief that it treats acne and various other fungi in human beings. Tea tree oil also can minimize the appearance of raised scars. Unlike acne, they are normally formed under the surface of the skin. 

Honey and Cinnamon

Honey is used for treating various skin problems such as dandruff, burns, and severe other problems including acne. Honey along with cinnamon is effective for treating acne because it helps to kill the various bacteria which reside on the surface of the skin. Cinnamon has the property of astringent which helps to shrink the pores.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apple juice. It has the potential to fights numerous bacteria. It can defeat the inflammation caused by acne and the lactic acid contains in it can reduce the redness and swell as well.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is also famous for treating wounds, burns. There is tropical evidence that has been proved that it is also used to treating skin disorders such as acne. Apply it in your spots ultimately, it will smooth your skin and will reduce the acne to a great extent.

Green Tea

Numerous claims have been made for the health benefits of green tea. It has been proved scientifically that the consumption of green tea can improve your health and various skin diseases. Surely, it is effective in the case of acne too.


Garlic is such a strong agent which it comes to being anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and containing antiseptic properties too. It directly kills the bacteria which produces acne and also improves blood circulation.

Apply Papaya

Papaya is a natural remedy for treating acne. It can remove the dead skin from the surface making it smooth and reduce the formation of acne. Apply papaya to your bare skin and will get the required results.

Baking Soda

For treating acne especially on the face, baking soda is the best. But remember do not use more than 2 tablespoons because excess usage can harm your skin as well.


Regular exfoliation will smooth and soften your skin and brighten your complexion.  It also helps reduce breakouts by keeping the pores from becoming clogged with the pus of dead cells and skin oil.

Yogurt and Mint

 Yogurt hydrates your skin while the Fuller’s Earth Clay thickens the mixture and nourishes your skin with its rich mineral content. This face pack will leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and nourished. Yogurt along with mint is effective for the reduction of acne.

Basil Essential Oil

One of the best ways to treat acne is holy basil essential oil. It prevents acne by balancing your hormones and blood sugar levels.

Coconut Oil

It contains various benefits for the treatment of skin diseases and it is very useful for treating acne. Just like any other remedies, it also contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds which reduce the redness, swelling of acne, and pimples. 

Cucumber Ice

Make cucumber paste in your blender and freeze it as cubes. This can be used for very painful reddish inflammatory pimples to calm them down and bring you relief from the pain immediately. 


It is a plant that is used to reduce acne and also contains anti-inflammatory properties which are operative for acne.

These natural remedies can reduce acne up to a great extent but there are also some ways which are exercising regularly. Stress can trigger the breakouts of acne making your skin and acne worse than before. Getting proper sleep, practicing yoga, and meditating daily can reduce various skin problems in life.