The Best Home Remedies for Acne

Having pimples on your face is unpleasant, to say the least. Regrettably, if you do not take action in time, red bumps (nodules) and inflamed cysts might appear on your face. That is why it is essential for you to do something about your acne. You should definitely try a set of acne home remedies first. They are safe and have no side effects unlike most medications. More importantly, they really work.

The first thing you need to do is to unclog your pores. The best home remedy for this is the good old oatmeal mixed with some honey. You do not have to eat it, but to apply it to your face. Effective results are guaranteed. The oatmeal will absorb the oil that clogs your pores naturally. In addition, it has an excellent peeling effect. As the top layer of your skin is removed, there will be no dead epidermis cells left to clog the pores. Moreover, your skin will breathe more easily and heal more quickly. The honey will nurture for the skin and soothe any irritation.

All you have to do is cook a single serving of oatmeal. Once it is ready, you need to add one quarter of a cup of honey to it. Mix the two ingredients well. Let the mixture cool completely. Then you can apply the oatmeal on your face, or any other acne affected skin area. Make a layer that is not too thick and allow it to take effect for 15 to 20 minutes. Then remove the mask gently, using warm water.

Apart from unclogging your pores, you need to make sure that the bacteria in them are killed. Applying some freshly squeezed lemon juice to affected areas is ideal for this purpose. It has a great antibacterial action. It will also give the perfect non-shiny look to your skin. If your acne is more serious than just whiteheads and blackheads or if you have a sensitive skin, you might want to mix the lemon juice with an equal amount of rose water, which has an anti-inflammatory effect. Clean your face and apply the substance you are using. Let it stay for 20 minutes and rinse your face.

You will also need an anti-inflammatory home remedy for acne – green tea. Prepare a cup of tea and let it cool. Damp a cotton bud with the liquid and apply it gently to your skin. Rinse your face after 30 minutes. For best results, you should drink green tea on a daily basis.