If you are willing to walk on the wild side and risk the strange, inquisitive looks of friends and family members who might catch you on the spot, here are my favorite home acne remedies 😉
NOTE: All of these remedies are completely safe.
When I first heard about this home remedy, I’m going to be honest, I thought there was no way this was going to work. However, with nothing to lose, I decided to try and was very happy.
Not only does it work exceptionally well, but it also takes only a few seconds to do so.
All you need is a touch of your favorite toothpaste.
Apply a small amount to your acne blemishes, sores and pimples and let it dry overnight. (Be sure to use an old pillowcase). You can also replace toothpaste with baking soda and water. Rinse in the morning and that’s it. Do this 2-3 times a week during painful flare-ups
Dermatologists have approved aspirin as a way to develop a mask to help fight acne. This is a safe and effective method and not only has the potential to relieve acne, but can also help minimize existing scars!
Here’s how to create your aspirin mask:
Uncoated aspirin (any brand)
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Alcohol-Free Skin Tonic
1) Take four tablets of aspirin and place them in a small container.
2) Spray water on the aspirin. Do NOT use too much water, or the aspirin will dissolve, just sprinkle a few drops to loosen it. Using your fingers, rub the water and aspirin together to mix well and separate the tablets.
The texture of the mixture must be very granular.
3) Now, add two teaspoons of honey to your mixture. Mix the formula well so that aspirin, water and honey mix well.
4) Apply the mixture to your face making sure it does not get into your eyes. Once your face is completely covered with the aspirin mask, leave it on for ten minutes.
Don’t touch it or scrub it once it’s on your face. After ten minutes, rinse your face formula with cold water, which rubs the aspirin beads all over your face (exfoliating your skin).
5) Then, after washing your skin, use the tonic to dry your face, smoothing it everywhere. This will also remove excess formula and leave your face looking like new.
6) And finally, use the moisturizer you bought as a finishing touch to polish your face and replace moisture. Your moisturizer should contain retinol, which will tighten your face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Repeat 2-3 times per week.
Ice, Ice Baby
Another easy home remedy that worked wonders every time I used this method during extreme outbreaks. All you have to do is apply a cold, compact ice pack (or a broken ice pack) to your face every night before going to bed.
A wet towel will also work well, as it will reduce swelling and help eliminate clogged pores that cause outbreaks.
Milk of magnesia (three-part process)
This is a great household cleaner that is absolutely safe to use. Simply apply to the infected area and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing.
Then, dissolve one teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) in 3/4 of hot water.
Apply to the infected area with a clean cloth (avoid cotton balls as they may stick to the skin and clog pores). Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Finally, the third part consists of creating a homemade toner. Simply add 3 drops of benzoin or peroxide oil to a cup of cold water.
Wash your face with this solution and rinse.
This is an antibacterial remedy, and it works very well, so try it!
All you need for this remedy is a teaspoon of sandalwood powder and a teaspoon of tumeric.
Mix this with a small amount of white milk (any kind). Distribute it in the infected areas and let it act for 15 to 25 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
This may take a couple of sessions to get started but produces incredible results. Again, it’s totally safe to do as many times as you want.