In this hasty life with the increased consumption of fast foods, varied weather conditions and genetic issues, we tend to get a lot of skin problems. But the occurrence of acne on your skin tops up the list every time. No woman could have escaped from the ill effects of acne in their lifetime. Along with the increased work pressure and stress, acne makes your life to get frustrated even more. Once you get affected by this, you will obviously start trying all the possible ways to cure it.

Sometimes we start consulting dermatologists and consuming tablets on a regular basis. We start using different kinds of lotions, creams, powders that could help us to get rid of acne problems. But haven’t we realized that regularly using such products can also cause damage to your skin. Consuming tablets might also cause many side effects. So obviously, we will start to search for some other ways. And there finally a question arises “Are there really any panacea for this issue without any side effects or damages?” So, we are finally here to offer a quick fix to deal with acne issues.

How To Get Rid Of Acne Fast At Home

DIY Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Acne Fast

There are a wide variety of natural ingredients that can be used for treating acne fastly. Some of the home remedies using certain natural ingredients are listed below. You can try them easily at home until you get rid of acne from your facial skin.

Aloe Vera
Lemon Juice
Baking Soda
Honey
Olive Oil
Raw Potato
Apple Cider Vinegar
Coconut Oil
Raw Tomato
Tea Tree Oil And Jojoba Oil
Cinnamon And Honey
Oatmeal
Mint Leaves
Papaya
Aspirin Tablets
Orange Peel
Banana Peel
Turmeric Powder
Flaxseed Powder
Ginger And Garlic
Green Tea
Chamomile Tea
Basil And Neem Leaves
Egg White
Rosewater And Glycerin

#1. Aloe Vera

Ingredients Required:

Fresh aloe vera leaf 1

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, take one fresh aloe vera leaf and peel the outer skin layer.
  2. Take the fresh aloe vera gel separately from the aloe vera leaf.
  3. Apply the aloe vera gel all over your face on the areas where you have acne.
  4. Then allow the gel to be on your face for overnight. This will let your face to get dry.
  5. You can wash your face with water after waking up in the morning. Use warm or cold water for washing your face.
  6. Then pat your face with a clean towel.

Aloe vera gel is widely known to have anti bacterial properties[1]
in it. This will help in eliminating all the harmful agents in our skin that causes acne. It also gives a soothing effect to your skin when you have redness, itching and inflammations. The aloe vera gel flushes all the blockages in your pores and makes it free from further infections.

#2. Lemon Juice

Ingredients Required:

Fresh Lemon 1 tbsp
Cotton ball 1
Purified water 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take one tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice in a small bowl.
  2. Then pour about 1 tbsp of purified water into the same bowl containing the lime juice. In this remedy, you should add equal amounts of water and lime juice in the bowl.
  3. Mix both the ingredients well until the lime juice gets dissolved completely in the water.
  4. Then take one cotton ball and dip it entirely inside the lime juice solution.
  5. Now wipe the dipped cotton ball on your face. Apply more on the areas where you have acne on your face.
  6. Let your face dry for about 25 minutes.
  7. Then wash your face with warm or cold water. After washing, dry your face by patting it with a clean towel.

The citrus fruits are known for killing the bacteria at a faster rate when compared with other fruits. It helps in removing the excess sebum[2] present in your skin. They also help in clearing the blemishes, acne spots and acne scars from your facial skin. It works effectively on both dry and oily skin[3].

#3. Baking Soda

Ingredients Required:

Baking soda 1 tbsp
Purified water 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, take a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of baking soda into it.
  2. Then add about 2 tbsp of purified water into the baking soda kept in the bowl. In this, you have to add double the amount of water to the amount of baking soda used.
  3. Stir the ingredients until the baking soda gets dissolved completely and becomes a paste.
  4. Before you start to apply the baking soda paste, make sure that your face is clean. Wash your face with clean water.
  5. Then start applying the baking soda paste on your face. Use it as a spot treatment on the affected areas of your face.
  6. Leave the paste to be on your face for about 15 minutes.
  7. Then rinse your face with warm or cold water and pat the area with a clean towel.
  8. Baking soda can make your facial skin to become dry. So, apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer after washing your face. This can help your face from getting dry.

Baking soda is an excellent agent to suppress the breakout of acne on your face. It also provides a great relief from the pain when you have inflammations and redness on your skin. The anti spetic properties in it helps in healing the acne wounds very quickly. They also help in balancing the pH level of your skin naturally. So, your skin will not be easily prone to any infections or any damages.


#4. Honey

Ingredients Required:

Raw honey 1 tbsp
Cotton ball 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take about 1 tbsp of raw honey and pour it in a small bowl.
  2. Then dip a cotton ball inside the raw honey in the bowl.
  3. Dab the honey using the cotton ball on the affected areas of your face. Spread the honey all over your face.
  4. Then leave your face to get dry for about 10 to 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse your face with warm or cold water and pat the area with a clean towel.

Honey is the best ingredients for maintaining the moisture level in your skin. The anti inflammatory properties present in honey helps to get rid of acne infections on skin. Your skin will start to have radiant glow naturally after using honey. They lock the moisture content within your skin and this will keep your skin[4] hydrated all the time.

#5. Olive Oil

Ingredients Required:

Olive oil 1 tbsp
Castor oil 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, take a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of olive oil in it.
  2. Then add 2 tbsp of castor oil into the olive oil kept in the bowl.
  3. Stir both the ingredients well until they get mixed well.
  4. Now take the oil mixture and apply it all over your face. Apply more on the affected areas of your face.
  5. Leave the oil mixture to be on your face to get dry for about 30 minutes.
  6. Then start washing your face with clean warm or cold water. Now pat the area with a clean towel to make it dry.

Olive oil is best known for preventing the occurrence of clogged pores[5]. They help in filling your pores with the appropriate moisture content. So, your skin will stay hydrated all the time. And also, the bacteria and excess oil cannot enter the pores of your skin. So, acne and other infections can easily be reduced and prevented. The antioxidants also help the acne wounds to get healed at a faster rate.

#6. Raw Potato

Ingredients Required:

Grated potato (peeled) 2 tbsp
Fresh potato juice 1 tbsp
Fresh lime juice 1 tbsp
Rosewater As per the requirement
Multani Mitti 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take one bowl and add about 1 tbsp of fresh potato juice and lime juice into it.
  2. Then add 2 tbsp of Multani Mitti powder and mix the ingredients well.
  3. Now add a few drops of rosewater into the Multani Mitti paste. This will make the paste to be softer.
  4. Then add 2 tbsp of grated potato into the mixture. Mix them well until they get combined well.
  5. Start applying the paste all over your face. Apply more to those areas where you have acne on your face.
  6. Let the potato paste on your face dry for about 20 minutes.
  7. Then start to wash your face with warm or cold water. Apply a little amount of non-comedogenic moisturizer after washing your face. This can prevent your face from getting dry.

Note

  • You can also place a potato slice directly on the acne infected areas of your face. This is another way of using potato on your face for curing acne.

Appropriate moisture levels in skin can help the occurrence of acne[6] to a greater extent. The raw potatoes can play a vital role in doing this to our skin. It also helps in diminishing the acne scars, spots and blemishes[7] from your skin. The discoloration of your skin can also be easily treated when you use potatoes regularly on your face.

#7. Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients Required:

Apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup
Purified water 2 tbsp
Cotton ball 1

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, take one bowl and pour about 1/4th cup of purified water into it.
  2. Then add about 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar into the water.
  3. Stir the vinegar solution well until they get combined well.
  4. Then take a cotton ball and dip it entirely inside the diluted vinegar solution.
  5. Dab the cotton ball on the acne affected areas of your face. Follow the same procedure for about 2 minutes.
  6. Then allow your face for a few seconds to get dry.
  7. Now rinse your face with warm or cold water. The wipe your face with a clean towel.
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Note

  • While using apple cider vinegar, do not use it directly without mixing it with any ingredient like water.
  • Using it in the concentrated form will obviously damage your skin and might also lead to skin burns on your facial skin.

The acidic content present in the apple cider vinegar solution will act against the growth of harmful agents in your skin. So, all the bacteria, germs and other toxic agents can be easily removed from your skin. They also help in carrying out the exfoliation[8] process in your skin. This will remove all the dead skin cells that create clogged pores. So, your skin will appear more bright and clear after using it.


#8. Coconut Oil

Ingredients Required:

Extra virgin coconut oil 3 tbsp
Epsom salt 5 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Add about 5 tbsp of Epsom salt in a small bowl.
  2. Then melt 5 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil in a separate bowl. Pour the melted coconut oil into the Epsom salt kept in the bowl.
  3. Mix both the ingredients well and start applying it on the acne affected areas.
  4. Then allow the Epsom salt mixture to be on your face for a few minutes. This will make the paste to get dry.
  5. Once it becomes dry, start washing your face with warm or cold water.
  6. The pat your face to get dry and apply some moisturizer to prevent the dryness in your skin.

Coconut oil remedy is best suited for women who have dry skin types. They help in maintaining the appropriate moisture level in your skin. So, this will help your skin to get rid of the dryness issues. It also prevents the further occurrence of acne in your skin. The vitamin E content present in the coconut oil helps in clearing out the acne scars from your skin. It also reduces the inflammations in your skin and gives a soothing effect.

#9. Raw Tomato

Ingredients Required:

Raw tomato 1/2

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, take one half of raw tomato and cut them into small pieces.
  2. Put those tomato pieces in a small bowl. Start crushing them inside the bowl until you obtain a pulpy tomato paste.
  3. Start applying the tomato paste on your face. Spread the tomato pulp all over your face on the acne affected areas.
  4. Leave the pulp to be on your face for about 20 minutes.
  5. Then start washing your face with clean warm or cold water.
  6. You can follow this remedy once in every day for obtaining effective results.

Tomatoes are packed with a lot of antioxidant properties in it. This will work effectively in eliminating all the bacteria and the excess oil present in your skin. The essential vitamins present in the tomatoes are capable of shrinking your skin and eliminating the pores caused due to acne. It also helps in hydrating your skin. They help in improving the color tone of your skin naturally.

#10. Tea Tree Oil And Jojoba Oil

Ingredients Required:

Tea tree essential oil 5 drops
Jojoba essential oil 5 drops

Directions For Use

  1. Pour about 5 drops of tea tree essential oil into a small bowl.
  2. Then add about 5 drops of jojoba essential oil into the same bowl.
  3. Mix both the essential oils together until they get combined well.
  4. Now start applying the tea tree oil mixture on your face as a spot treatment.
  5. Then allow it to get dry for a few minutes.
  6. Now start rinsing your face with warm or cold water. You can apply some moisturizer after washing your face. This is because tea tree oil might lead to dryness on your face.

Note

  • While using tea tree oil, do not use it directly without mixing it with another ingredient like water.
  • Using it in the concentrated for can literally damage your skin and cause skin burns on your face.

Tea tree oil mixed with Jojoba oil is an incredible ingredient in fighting against the acne infections. They clear all the harmful agents present in your skin. It also acts as a barrier on your skin to prevent any further infections. All the antioxidant[9]
properties present in both the oils

#11. Cinnamon And Honey

Ingredients Required:

Cinnamon powder 1/2 tbsp
Raw honey 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Place a small bowl and add about 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon powder into it.
  2. Then add about 2 tbsp of raw honey into it.
  3. Mix both the ingredients well until the cinnamon powder gets dissolved completely in the raw honey.
  4. Now start applying the paste all over your face. Apply more on those areas where you have acne on your face.
  5. Then allow the paste to get dry for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Now start washing your face with warm or cold water. This remedy can be done every day on your face for getting a speedy recovery from the acne infections.

Note

  • You might feel some irritations after applying the paste if you have extremely sensitive skin.
  • In such cases, you can reduce the amount of cinnamon powder being used in preparing the paste.

Cinnamon is a powerful ingredient that could prevent the breakouts in your skin cause due to acne. Cinnamon and honey has a lot of antioxidant, antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties filled in it. So, these properties can help in reducing the occurrence of acne on your skin. It also actively kills all the agents that would cause skin infections on your face.

#12. Oatmeal

Ingredients Required:

Oatmeal 2 tbsp
Raw honey 2 tbsp
Tea tree essential oil a few drops
Fresh Lime juice 1/2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take one small bowl and add 2 tbsp of oatmeal mixture into it.
  2. Then add 2 tbsp of raw honey into the oatmeal mixture.
  3. Now add about 1/2 tbsp of fresh lime juice into the oatmeal mixture.
  4. Mix the ingredients well until it gets combined well.
  5. Then pour a few drops of tea tree essential oil into the bowl and stir it again.
  6. Now start applying the paste on your face and on the acne affected areas.
  7. Let the oatmeal mixture sit for about 30 minutes on your face.
  8. Then start washing your face with water. You can use warm or cold water for washing your face.
  9. This should be followed with a moisturizer to prevent the dryness in your face.

Oatmeal has the ability to absorb all the excess oil that is being secreted in your skin. Other than this, it also helps in maintaining the moisture level in your skin. So, your skin will not face any dryness and too oily issues after using this. It also reduces the inflammations and redness that are caused due to the acne on your skin. They help in making your skin to be fresh, healthy and bright.


#13. Mint Leaves

Ingredients Required:

Fresh mint leaves 5 to 10
Raw honey 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Keep a bowl and add about 5 to 10 fresh mint leaves into it.
  2. Then add about 1 tbsp of raw honey into the mint leaves kept in the bowl.
  3. Now start blending the mint leaves kept in the bowl. Wait until it turns to a smooth paste.
  4. Then start applying the paste all over your face focusing more on the acne affected areas.
  5. Let the paste be on your face for about 15 minutes.
  6. Then start to wash your face with lukewarm water.

Note

  • You might feel some tingling sensation on your skin while the paste starts getting dry.
  • Do not panic and try to tolerate it for obtaining effective results.

Mint is known to be a great cleansing agent when it comes to your skin. When applied on skin, mint does a quick cleaning that removes all the dirt, dust and oils from your face. It works effectively in making all your blocked pores to be unclogged. Also, all the toxic materials present in your skin will easily be removed with the regular usage of mint. They help in reducing the visibility of the acne scars [10]on your skin.

#14. Papaya

Ingredients Required:

Ripe papaya 1/4
Raw honey 1 tbsp
Lemon juice 1/2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take one 1/4 of ripe papaya and cut down them into a few small pieces.
  2. Then put the chopped pieces into a small bowl.
  3. Add about 1 tbsp of raw honey and 1/2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice in it.
  4. Blend all the ingredients together until it turns to a paste. Make sure that the blended papaya is lump-free to apply smoothly on your face.
  5. Before you start applying the papaya paste, make sure that your face is clean.
  6. Then start to apply the papaya paste all over your face and neck.
  7. Now leave your face and neck to et dry for about 15 minutes.
  8. Once it becomes dry, use warm or cold water for removing the paste from your face.
  9. Rinse thoroughly with water. Let the final rinse on your face be with cold water. Then pat your face with a clean towel.

Papaya consists of a special type of agent in it which is called as Lycopene. This will prohibit the growth and formations of acne and other infections on your skin. All the antioxidant and the anti inflammatory properties packed within the papaya will help in clearing out the acne scars, spots and blemishes. It also helps in making your skin to be even toned.

#15. Aspirin Tablets

Ingredients Required:

Aspirin tablets (uncoated) 8 to 10
Purified water 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Place a small bowl and add about 8 to 10 uncoated aspirin tablets in it.
  2. Start crushing the tablets until it turns to a fine powder.
  3. Then add about 1 tbsp of purified water into the crushed aspirin tablets.
  4. Mix the aspirin tablet well until it gets dissolved completed in the purified water.
  5. Then start applying the aspirin paste on the acne affected areas of your face.
  6. Once you finish applying the paste, allow it to get dry for about 15 minutes.
  7. Then start to rinse your face with warm or cold water.
  8. Apply some moisturizer on your face after washing your face. This could help in preventing your face from getting dry. You can repeat this twice a week to get impressive results.

Aspirin tablets have the capability to absorb the excess oil present inside the acne and pimples[11]. So, this will dry out the acne on your face and makes them to fall easily from your skin. They are helpful in reducing the swelling and redness in your skin caused due to acne. While using the tablets, make sure that the tablets are uncoated. Because uncoated will only work effectively in treating the acne infections.

#16. Orange Peel

Ingredients Required:

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Fresh orange peel 2 to 3
Fresh orange juice 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, take a few fresh orange peels and dry it under the sun.
  2. Then cut the peels into small pieces and start grinding them using a mixer or a grinder. Grind it until it becomes a fine powder.
  3. Now take 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed orange juice and add it into the powdered orange peel.
  4. Mix both the ingredients well to make them into a fine paste.
  5. Now start to apply the orange paste all over your face and face. Apply it more on the areas where you have got acne infections.
  6. Then you can also take a small amount of orange juice and dab it directly on the acne affected areas.
  7. Allow the paste to be on your face for a few minutes.
  8. Then rinse your face with warm or cold water until the paste gets completely removed from your face.

Generally citrus fruits are known to be the best one for curing acne infections. Orange peel powder contains a lot of citric acid content in it. This acidic nature helps in increasing the collagen production in your skin. It also fights against the free radicals that causes damage in your skin and might make the acne worse. So, your skin will be free from any sort of infections and blockages.


#17. Banana Peel

Ingredients Required:

Fresh banana peel 1

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, wash your face with clean warm or cold water. Then pat the area with a clean towel.
  2. Now take a fresh banana peel and start rubbing its interior side on your face. Rub gently on the areas where the acne infections are there.
  3. Then allow your face to get dry for about 30 minutes.
  4. Now start to wash your face with warm or cold water. Pat the area with a clean towel.

Banana peels are rich in the zinc content in it. Zinc can play a vital role in reducing and preventing the acne infections on your skin. They actively remove the acne without leaving any traces behind on your skin. The high antioxidant properties in the banana peel are capable of reducing the redness and inflammations on your skin.

#18. Turmeric Powder

Ingredients Required:

Turmeric powder 1 tbsp
Fresh yogurt 3 tbsp
Besan powder 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Keep a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of turmeric powder into it.
  2. Then add about 3 tbsp of fresh yogurt into the turmeric powder kept in the bowl.
  3. Now add about 2 tbsp of Besan powder into the bowl.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together until they get mixed well and turn to a fine paste.
  5. Start applying the turmeric paste on all the areas of your face. Concentrate more on the acne affected areas of your face.
  6. Then allow the paste to get dry for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Once the paste gets dry completely, start to rinse your face with warm or cold water.
  8. You can follow this remedy twice in a week to get rid of acne very quickly.

Turmeric powder is known to be a great antiseptic agent since ages. They have the ability to effectively cure any type of wounds and skin infections. The high antioxidant properties in this will act as a barrier to your skin. So, your skin will not be easily prone to any sort of bacterial or fungal infections. They penetrate deep inside your pores and make them to be free from clogging and toxic agents.

#19. Flaxseed Powder

Ingredients Required:

Flaxseed powder 1/2 tbsp
Raw honey 1 tbsp
Tea tree essential oil 1 drop

Directions For Use

  1. Place a small bowl and add about 1/2 tbsp of flaxseed powder into it.
  2. Then add about 1 tbsp of raw honey into the flaxseed powder kept in the bowl.
  3. Now add about one drop of tea tree essential oil into the bowl.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together kept in the bowl.
  5. Then start applying the paste on the acne and the other areas of your face.
  6. Let the paste be on your face for about 30 minutes.
  7. Once it becomes dry, start rinsing your face with warm or cold water.
  8. Then pat your face with a clean towel to make it dry. You can apply a small amount of your favorite moisturizer or rosehip oil on your face.

Flaxseed powder will help in improving the texture of your skin. It helps in retaining the original quality of your skin after getting recovered from any skin infections. It contains high amount of omega-3 fatty acid content in it. This will help in offering a soothing effect to your skin when you are affected by redness and inflammations. It also helps in improving the health of your skin by providing essential nutrient supply.

#20. Ginger And Garlic

Ingredients Required:

Fresh garlic cloves 5
Ginger root (peeled and minced) 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Put 5 fresh garlic cloves in a small bowl.
  2. Then add about 2 tbsp of freshly peeled and minced ginger root into the bowl.
  3. Mash both the ingredients together until it turns to a smooth paste.
  4. Now apply the paste on the acne affected areas of your face using your fingertips.
  5. Let the paste be on your face for a few minutes. This will allow the paste to get dry.
  6. Now rinse your face with water. You can use either warm or cold water for washing your face. You can follow this regularly until you get rid of acne completely.

Ginger is composed of about 27 essential chemicals in it. These chemicals will effectively help in reducing the inflammations, pain, redness and breakouts in your skin. Garlic contains a unique type of compound called Allicin in it. This is capable of killing the bacteria that causes acne on your skin. They also reduce the inflammations on your skin by improving the blood circulation in your skin.

#21. Green Tea

Ingredients Required:

Green tea bag 1
raw honey 1 tbsp
Hot boiling water 1 cup

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and fill it with 1 cup of hot boiling water. Let the water be boiling under a low flame.
  2. Now take 1 green tea bag and put it inside the hot boiling water.
  3. Let the tea bag be inside the boiling water for a few seconds.
  4. Then remove the tea bag from the hot boiling water.
  5. Now allow the tea bag to get cool down for some time.
  6. Once it reaches a warm temperature, take the tea bag out and cut the tea bag. Now extract the tea leaves from the tea bag cover.
  7. Add about 1 tbsp of raw honey into the tea leaves extract. Mix both the ingredients well until they get mixed well.
  8. Apply the tea leaf paste on the acne affected areas of your face and neck.
  9. Let the paste get dry for about 20 minutes.
  10. Now rinse your face with cold water and pat your face with a clean towel.

Green tea is popularly known for providing a refreshing look to your skin. It is also stated that green tea has the ability to remove the aging effects from your skin. The antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties will prevent your skin from any damages or infections. It will also nourish your skin with essential nutrients that are required for maintaining a healthy and glowing skin[12].


#22. Chamomile Tea

Ingredients Required:

Chamomile tea bag 1
Purified hot boiling water 1 cup

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, take one small bowl and fill it with one cup of water.
  2. Start boiling the water under a low flame.
  3. Then place the chamomile tea bag inside the hot boiling water.
  4. Let the tea bag be inside the water for about 5 seconds. This will allow the tea to get steep inside the water.
  5. Then take the tea bag out and remove the bowl from the flame.
  6. Leave the chamomile tea solution to get cool down for some time.
  7. Once it reaches a warm temperature, start applying it directly on the acne spots on your face.
  8. Then allow it to get dry for a few minutes.
  9. Now you can wash your face with warm or cold water. Then pat your face gently with a clean towel.

The chamomile tea is packed with a bundle of properties that could fight against the acne infections on your skin. All the acne-causing agents present in your skin can completely be eliminated from your skin. They work effectively in treating all kinds of skin conditions like acne scars, blemishes, dark spots [13]and blackheads. It also helps in making your skin complexion [14]even by reducing the skin discoloration.

#23. Basil And Neem Leaves

Ingredients Required:

Fresh basil leaves 5 to 10
Fresh Neem leaves 5 to 10
Purified water 3 tbsp
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Directions For Use

  1. Take about 5 to 10 fresh basil leaves and place it in a bowl.
  2. Then take about 5 to 10 fresh neem leaves and put them along with the basil leaves.
  3. Now start to grind the basil and neem leaves using a mixer or a grinder. Grins the leaves until they turn to a smooth paste. You can also add a little amount of purified water if the consistency is too thick.
  4. Now start to apply the leaf paste directly on your face. Apply it more on those areas where you have acne infections.
  5. Let the paste be on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. You can rinse your face with warm or cold water once the paste gets dry.

Basil leaves will help in reducing all kinds of sin conditions in most of the possible ways. Neem is also equally beneficial to the acne prone skin. When both these leaves are combined, the benefits to your skin will be very high. It also helps in treating the infected skin at a very short duration of time. Both have a lot of antiseptic and antioxidant properties comprised in it.

#24. Egg White

Ingredients Required:

Egg 1
Coconut oil 1 tbsp
Fresh lime juice 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, take one egg and crack it inside a small bowl. Now while pouring try to separate the egg white in the bowl leaving the yolk in the eggshell.
  2. Then add about 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice and coconut oil inside the bowl containing the egg white.
  3. Start to whisk the ingredients until the mixture turns frothy.
  4. Then apply the frothy mixture all over your face and neck.
  5. Leave it to be on your face for about 15 minutes.
  6. Once the mixture becomes dry, start to rinse your face with water. You can either use warm or cold water for rinsing your face.
  7. You can repeat this remedy 2 times a week to eliminate acne infections completely from your face.

Egg whites are capable of penetrating deep into the pores present in your skin. They remove all the dirt and the toxic agents completely from your pores. So, your skin will remain very clean and clear after applying them. All the excess oil present in your skin will get soaked in the egg white. So, it can easily be removed from your face while washing it. This will reduce the acne infections on your skin.

#25. Rosewater And Glycerin

Ingredients Required:

Rosewater 1 tbsp
Glycerin 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Pour about 1 tbsp of rosewater in a small bowl.
  2. Then add 1 tbsp of glycerin into the rosewater solution.
  3. Stir the solution well until they get mixed. In this, you should always add equal amounts of rosewater and glycerin solution.
  4. Then dab the mixed rosewater solution on the acne affected areas.
  5. Let it sit for about 10 minutes on your face.
  6. After it gets dry, wash your face with warm or cold water.

Rose water is one among the most ingredients that is widely used in most of the face packs. Rather than having a nice fragrance, it also has a bundle of benefits to your skin. They help in removing all the excess oil, dirt and bacteria present deep inside the pores. It also provides a cooling effect to your skin when applied. They provide a great relief from redness and irritations on your skin. It also nourishes your skin with appropriate moisture levels.

Tips For Getting Rid Of Acne Fast


Follow Skin Care Routine

Following a regular skin care routine based upon the type of skin you have can help you to get rid of acne easily.

For Normal Skin

First wash your skin with luke warm water

  1. Wash Your Face: At first, start by washing your face thoroughly with clean cold or warm water.
  2. Cleanser: Now choose an appropriate cleanser solution that is suitable for your skin. Start applying the solution on your damp face. Gently massage your face for a few seconds and rinse your face with cold water.
  3. Toner: Take a toner and apply it directly on your face with a cotton ball. This will help to dry out your oily skin. Do not use a large amount of toner as it might lead to excessive dryness.
  4. Moisturizer: Choose a moisturizer that suits your skin. Then apply the moisturizer on your face.

For Oily Skin 

  1. Wash Your Face: At first, start by washing your face thoroughly with clean cold or warm water.
  2. Cleanser: Now choose an appropriate cleanser solution that is suitable for oily skin types. Start applying the solution on your damp face. Gently massage your face for a few seconds and rinse your face with cold water.
  3. Toner: Take a toner and apply it directly on your face with a cotton ball. This will help to dry out your oily skin. Do not use a large amount of toner as it might lead to excessive dryness.
  4. Acne Creams: Now it’s time to apply the special acne creams recommended by doctors for acne. Apply it one the acne on your face.
  5. Moisturizer: Choose a moisturizer that does not make your skin to be oily. Then apply the moisturizer on your face.

For Dry Skin 

  1. Wash Your Face: Firstly, you should wash your face with clean warm or cold water thoroughly.
  2. Cleanser: Then choose an appropriate cleanser solution that is specialized for the dry skin types. Make sure that the cleanser solution does not contain any harmful chemical contents in it. Gently apply the solution on your damp face and massage for a few seconds. Then, rinse your face with clean cold water.
  3. Acne Creams: If you have any special acne creams recommended by doctors, then start to apply t on the acne.
  4. Moisturizer: Then take a small amount of moisturizer that is suitable for your skin. Start to apply it in circular motions. For dry skin, prefer for the creamy moisturizers.

Note

  • Do not use the toner solution if you have dry skin. This might make your skin to get extremely dry.
  • Instead, you can apply a small amount of rosewater on your face.

Consume Zinc Rich Foods

Zinc is one of the most essential compounds required for your growth and health. It is stated that it also plays a major role in treating acne infections on your skin. They help in killing the bacteria that causes acne infections on the skin. So, start to consume foods that are rich in zinc.

Some of the common foods that contain zinc are as follows

  • Avocado
  • Peach
  • Guava
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Legumes
  • Potatoes
  • Eggs
  • Shellfish
  • Meat

Avoid Sun Exposure

When you have acne infections, increased exposure to the sun can make it even worse. The Ultraviolet rays coming from the sun can damage your skin to a greater extent. So, try to avoid getting exposed to the sun frequently. Try to cover your face when you come out during the day times. Start using sunscreen lotions on your face before you step out from your house.

Increase In Water Consumption

Water can play a vital role to get rid of acne fastly. All the toxic agents present in your body gets flushed away when you drink more water. The bacteria and the harmful agents that cause infections will get eliminated from your body. When your body becomes dehydrated, it leads to excess sebum production. So, it helps by maintaining the sebum production in your body.

Avoid High Glycemic Foods

The foods that contain high glycemic content can aggravate the effects of acne on your skin. So, try to stop consuming such foods when you are affected by acne. Avoid such foods completely can really help you to get treated from acne at a faster rate.

Some of the common foods that should be avoided are as follows

  • Chips
  • Foods made of white flour
  • Soft drinks
  • Soda
  • All kinds of fast foods
  • Dairy products
  • High-fat and oil content foods

Reduce The Make-up

When you are affected by acne, it is better if you reduce applying more make-up to your face. Applying different kinds of lotions, creams and powder on the acne infected areas can damage your skin and cause breakouts. The chemical compounds present in such products will get deposited inside the pores of your skin. This will create clogged pores[15] in your skin. It also leads to the chemical buildups in your skin. So, your skin will start to face many issues like dryness, dehydration and infections. So, it is better if you avoid applying more make-up on acne prone skin.

Note

  • In case if you apply make-up, prefer for the products that are suitable for your skin types.
  • Once you come back home, do not forget to wash your face completely with water and cleanser solution. Do not leave the make-up to be on your face for overnight.

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 12/4/2019



Tharaa Nagendran

Health & Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.
Tharaa Nagendran
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.

31 Comments

  1. I have acne but the weird part is that it keeps fluctuating. Is it normal or do I have something to worry about?

  2. What are the reasons that acne happen? I have suddenly started to grow them and I am not able to put my finger on the thing that is causing it to happen. Please help.

  3. What could be the suggested best routine for acne that will keep it away from face.

  4. @AvaThompson You must be experiencing the fluctuation due to the resurgence of acne breakouts that must be happening around either your menopause or due to hormonal fluctuations in the body. This could simply happen even when you are close to your periods as there are a lot of changes that happens in the body then that hormones fluctuate, causing the acne to fluctuate too. This happens because hormonal fluctuations like your monthly cycle or even pregnancy can cause excess oil production which clogs the pores and lead to this. ich can be menstrual or cyclical (or both) in women do cause increased oil production in the pore

  5. @AvaThomson your hormones play a very vital role in how your skin behaves. If you are facing these fluctuations during your periods then don’t you worry, it is happening only cause of the hormonal imbalance. There might be a chance that you experience this when you are very close to your periods or if you are pregnant or even if eat something that trigger your hormones. There is nothing to worry about till it does not become too excessive and you need doctors opinion. If you see something like that happening then I suggest you show it to a specialist who would suggest a treatment that will cure it from the roots.

  6. I love this article. Love how there are so many remedies to cure it in one single article. I love the fact that I don’t have to go on different sites to find them out. Love it. Great going team glowpink,

  7. @HanaFlores If your acne is getting severe and increasing in number or maybe becoming painful, I would suggest go take the doctors advice. The inflamed acne can leave marks which would be very difficult to treat later. So get them fixed before something ghastly happens. Plus on the other hand, an acne can also be very uncomfortable, to save yourself from that, get to the doctor as soon as your start getting excess acne on your face.

  8. @HanaFlores I have a face that is heavily broken out. I had acne all over my face and I am glad I showed it to the doctor in the very early stages. I have hormonal issue and they were quite fluctuating. I am glad I did cause if not then I would have had severe acne problems. If you are someone who also have some hormonal issues then I suggest show it to the doctor as soon as possible.

  9. @IsabellaGreen Acne can be a very sensitive issue and it is important to deal it with absolute care. Here are the steps that you can follow to keep protect your skin from acne.

    1. Cleanse: The first step to keeping your skin acne free would be cleansing it. Now, acne can be very sensitive and might cause a tingly sensation as well, hence it is important that you cleanse it very gently using mild circular motions. Use mild cleansers so that it isn’t very harmful to the skin.
    2. Use toner: Acne happens mostly when the pores are open and impurities seep into it. Using a toner helps in closing the pores so that the nothing impure enters it nor even oil and cause acne.
    3. Acne Cream: Now that you have your face cleansed and pores closed, it is very important to use an acne cream that best suits your skin. Apply it as per the instructions on the cream.
    4. Oil Free Moisturizer: Use an oil free moisturizer on your face once your skin absorbs the acne cream. Use a one that is away from any sort of oil as it can cause acne. The best thing would be to use a gel than a cream. The consistency of the former is more water based.
    5. Sun protection: You can then apply a sunscreen cream to protect your skin further so that you don’t face any damage from the UV rays.

    I hope this helps. Let me know if it did.

  10. I have suddenly started having acne and breakouts on my face and I have started using creams for it. I just wanted to know how long does it take for the acne to go naturally?

  11. @AbigailClark It is mostly during the puberty that both guys and girls grow acne. It is everything related to hormones and the fluctuation that happen during this time. It usually starts between the age of 10 and 13 and tends to be worse in people with oily skin. If you have an oily skin then your pores will clog up very soon. It is mostly during the 20’s when your acne starts to subdue. But then they totally depend person to person.

  12. @AbigailClark It totally depends person to person. if you use cream on the acne then there is a fair chance that the compounds in it will make the acne dry up really quick. Naturally it can take a week or a half to completely go away. There are a lot of natural ingredients that you can also use instead of the cream. It will work the same way if they have similar compounds, Try them before you jump to the creams.

  13. Yes, there are quite a few antibiotics available in the market that can help with the acne. The best antibiotic would be Doxycycline. It comes with the least amount of side effects. It fight against infections and bacteria like acne and cure them. The side effects can be vomiting and even nausea but it is surely not something that happens all the time.

  14. Can someone please help me with a list of best antibiotics that I can take to subdue my acne? I have been contacting a lot of people but nothing solid is coming up. Thank you in advance.

  15. @Grace Here is a list of antibiotic that I have used and also a few of my friends have. They are absolutely safe and you can try them out for your benefits. Also, I would suggest that if you have a doctor who specializes in skin treatments then get your medicine checked before you start using it.

    Here is the list of the best antibiotics that you can use to treat your acne.

    1. Doxycycline
    2. Minocycline
    3. Trimethoprim

    You can use any of them and it is guaranteed to work. If it causes any additional side effect which I am sure won’t happen, do write it down here so that someone else who wants to try it will be well aware. 😀

  16. I have acne that is on my face and due to hormones. Do they go away or do I have to live with them?

  17. @MarchMiller I am afraid not. Hormonal acne can be made to go away but there is a good chance that they will come back. While it is infuriating when acne happens during puberty, it is worse when it happens when you are an adult. You can follow up steps to help keep them away but there is fair chance that they will come back because your hormones aren’t something you can do much about.

  18. @MarchMiller I don’t think there is a solution to your hormonal acne. They will exist till you have your hormones which means almost forever. You can always try to subdue them but practically speaking, I don’t really think they are going to be gone for a very long time.

  19. Hey. I am 25 years old and I face a lot of acne issues. I don’t even have them cause of hormones as I have got it checked. I tried out a lot of medication but all of them seems to come with some sort of a side effect. While some would cause excess hair fall, other would make my skin burn making me very uncomfortable. I thought of looking for a natural way to cure them and that if when through all my researching, I reached to this article. I thought I will start simple and I tried the Aloe Vera treatment on my pimples. I was not sure and I applied it on my entire face. I followed the instructions and rinsed it off after it got dry. Once done, I observed that my skin went extremely dry. I sort of understood how it is going to work on the acne. It would dry it up and then make it go away. The next time I tried it I only used it on my acne not the whole face. I did that for two weeks and I could actually see all the acne vanishing. I don’t think I have ever been this surprised from a natural treatment. I would recommend this to everyone. It did not pain and in fact whenever applied, gave me a very calming cooling sensation. Only make sure that you apply it directly on the acne and not on your entire face especially if you have a dry skin like mine. It will make it worse,
    P.s don’t moisturize with heavy moisturizers after rinsing it off. Use a light one or a gel based product.

  20. @MayaGandhi I am so glad to know that it worked this well for you. I just want to know if you did anything post or pre application of aloe vera on your acne. I am also facing a lot of painful acne and I need to treat them as gently as I can. Please let me know if you did anything extra. Thank you in advance.

  21. @MiyaYoung Nothing additional that we normally don’t do. I made sure I used a mild cleanser to cleanse my face first because I don’t want to apply anything on a layer of bacteria. So I did that first and then I pat dried my skin. Later I applied the aloe vera directly on the acne and let it dry. After rinsing it off, I used a very soft towel to pat dry it again and then I used a gel based moisturizer on my entire skin to pack everything out. I honestly did not even use a toner but if you have that in you routine, i suggest very well go ahead with it. 😀 all the best.

  22. Hi folks, I have acne caused due to my PCOD problem. I know a lot of people suffer through it and every one has found their treatment to cure it but I am having a really hard time finding the one that best suit me without causing any side effect. I used a lot of antibiotic but even they tend to heat my body up from in side. I was not at all comfortable with the feeling. I then looked for creams but that was not very effective too. I then decided it needs something natural. I was researching and my dermatologist shared the link of this to me. I checked it out and I did not know where to begin. I checked my kitchen and the first thing I could find was lemons. I thought I will start with this and then make my way up difficult ingredients. I followed the instructions and I used it as it said. However, it felt like my face was on fire. Now I have used citric products and the best way to know if they are natural and working is the stingy feeling you get which mellows down to nothing within minutes. But in this case, it did not mellow at all. I remember running for ice packs as it made my skin go all red, Now I want to know if it is normal and it is supposed to sting this way or should I just stay away from lemon.

  23. @Miya I honestly don’t know how that happened but no, lemons are not supposed to burn that bad and for that long. Just like other citric fruits, even lemons sting should die within a few minutes. If it did not happen then I would suggest you to mix it with a little more water and then use it directly on the acne and if is still in that condition then the best things would be to skip this ingredient altogether and opt for simpler ones like aloe vera, mint leaves and green tea, They will hydrate the enough to make the burning sensation go for starters and then start the treatment to cure it from the roots.

  24. I have the habit of drinking bare minimum water. Can that cause acne to pop up on my skin?

  25. Absolutely. Drinking water is the core reason why your body functions in an appropriate way. If you drink less water, you are doing nothing but harming the body and keeping it deprived of what it truly deserves. The more water you put in your body the healthy your skin layers breathe. It is suggested to consume a bare minimum of 8 glasses per day without fail. A lot of times acne pop up because there is a lot of heat in the body. Now this can be due to a lot of reasons. It could be your lifestyle habit of smoking and drinking or it can be the pollution causing that, in all cases there is great chance that this heat can cause the pimples and acne to pop up on your skin. Water comes to rescue here as it keep the body temperature well balanced.

  26. I am a caffeine addict but I have been lately suffering a lot due to that. I had spotless face and now I have these ugly acne popping up on my entire skin. it started from my cheeks and then went on till my forehead. I would love to know if caffeine is the reason for acne on my face or does it have no relation what so ever.

  27. @Ruby Coffee directly cannot cause acne but yes, it can worsen the ones that already exist on your skin. The relation between coffee and acne is one which is quite complex. When you consume a lot of caffiene it alerts your stress responses. Stress again cannot cause acne but they can worsen the ones that already sit on your face. Excessive stress can trigger the oil glands to produce more oil which can clog the pores and cause acne. For the existing ones excess oil can make the condition of it even worse by attracting more bacteria which can lead to it getting very infectious.

  28. I am 21 years old and I have not really used any sort of heavy product on my face till date. I have been getting a lot of acne though because of my hormonal fluctuation and I was looking for a milder way to treat them. I understand that ACV, lemons and other citric might work very quickly on them but I wanted something really gentle. That is why I chose the banana treatment from here. I used it as the direction said and I am so glad I found this article. I have already suggested it to all my friends who face acne problems. The acne disappeared within 2 weeks and it was unbelievable. I always thought natural ingredients will take time but it didn’t.

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