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5 Natural Remedies To Treat Acne Blemishes

Dr. Radha Shah

MBBS, MD (Skin & VD), Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Apollo Hospitals

2 min read

Irrespective of gender, acne blemishes are one of the most common problems experienced on a day-to-day basis. We all try home remedies without seeking professional help, especially during puberty. For some, the ancient Ayurveda treatments work, but it is safe to gather some information before trying them. Here are five home remedies for acne that yield result by reducing oiliness, acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). You can give these remedies a try to get rid of them naturally.

Aloe Vera for Acne

It provides UR skin with the nourishments of vitamin A, C and E. It helps in healing UR skin and fade acne scars. It is a natural moisturizer, so it will not cause any further damage or irritation to UR skin. Apply the gel generously on UR face every day before you go to bed. Leave it overnight for the best results.

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Baking Soda for Acne

This can be used as UR staple skin scrub. Make a thick paste made with two parts of baking soda and one part water. Apply it evenly on UR skin. Use a moisturizer after washing it off after 20 minutes. It removes the dead skin on the skin and prevents further clogging of the pores. Also, it works wonders on UR skin if used once a week.


Lemon for Acne

The natural acidic nature of the lemon not only heals scars but also revitalize the skin. Use undiluted freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply on the scarred area with cotton. People with sensitive skin should dilute the juice with water and then apply. Once dried, wash it off and moisturize UR skin. Practice this twice a week yields better results.


Potato Juice for Acne

Vitamins and minerals in potato juice quickly act on the scar tissue. Extract potato juice of a medium-sized potato through blending it and squeezing it. Immediately use a cotton ball to apply it on UR skin. Let it soak up the dirt in UR skin for about 30 minutes and then wash it off.


Turmeric for Acne

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties have shown to speed the process of healing scarred tissues. Apart from that, it also improves the health of UR skin. Make a mixture out of lemon juice, honey and turmeric and apply it on UR face like a mask. Wash it off after 30 minutes. Follow this as a routine once every week.

Natural remedies can make you look beautiful and bring out the best in you. They do not show immediate results but are suitable for UR skin health. However, they can cause irritation and dryness of the skin, so use cautiously. Preferably use them at night and wash them after 30 minutes. Use water-based sunscreen if you are going outdoors. However, if a significant change is not noticeable, you can always seek professional help.

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