All Natural Acne Remedies

It usually happens right when you are planning a big event for the weekend.  You wake up to what feels like a volcano ready to erupt on your face.  We all sympathized with Toula Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding when she woke up on her wedding day with a crater the size of her chin.  However, bad as it may be, we will not be using Windex as our go-to all natural acne treatment,  but we do have some other household products that you are already familiar with and probably have on hand.

Essential Oil Lotion

  • If you have a diffuser, you probably have Lavender and Tea Tree Oil.
  • An aloe vera plant is usually found in every home for the treatment of burns, so its no wonder that it helps with blemishes on your face.
  • Make a gel with a few drops of Tea Tree or Lavender Oil added to 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel directly from your plant. Use a Q-tip to apply to blemishes. 
  • Tea Tree and Lavender Oils are both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. Aloe vera is also anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, and it also reduces discomfort and helps speed healing. Tea tree oil has been proven as effective as benzoyl peroxide. 

Apple Cider Vinegar Wash

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Mix in a bowl and use a fresh cotton swab to apply to each blemish
  • Vinegar contains acetic acid which is an antiseptic and helps regulate skin acidity. Be sure to dilute vinegar before applying to skin as it may cause irritation. 

Pineapple Refresh

  • Slice away the sides of the pineapple, separating the fruit from the rind. Set the fruit aside in a bowl. Rub the inside of the rind on your face.  Mash a single slice of pineapple and rub it onto your face. Let the juices work for about 15 minutes—while you enjoy eating the rest of the fruit. 
  • Wash your face with warm water and pat dry. 
  • Pineapple contains an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromeliad along with citric acid, which gently exfoliates the skin, unblocks pores, and dries excess skin oil.

Other All Natural Remedies

  • Bitter Greens Salad
  • Herbal Steam Bag
  • Yogurt Honey Mask
  • Calendula Soap



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01 Jul 2019

By Suzanne Polk Fox