Nobody likes acne; it can be itchy, ugly, and even painful, and for some men and women it can even leave scars. Of course, there are hundreds of products on the market designed to get rid of acne in the form of a cream, ointment, or even a tablet, but there is no sure way to make it disappear for good. Fortunately, there are a few natural remedies that can help you ease their presence, and in some cases even rid yourself of them long term.
1.) Apple Cider Vinegar
That's right! Some of the products that can best help your face are hidden right in your kitchen waiting to be used and apple cider vinegar is one of them. After washing your face and patting dry, mix one part apple cider vinegar with three parts water; don't be put off by the strong smell, it won't leave a lasting odor on your skin. Dip a cotton ball into the solution and dab over your face like you would an astringent. This will sop up excess oil and leave you feeling fresh; it makes an excellent before-bed treatment.
2.) Honey And Cinnamon
Both sticky, sweet, and spicy, this pimple remedy combines two great items into one amazing way to freshen your skin and cut back on zits. Using two tablespoons of honey and one of cinnamon, rub the mixture across your skin until your face is covered. Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse it away to show clean skin, and a lowered chance of breakouts in the future.
Believe it or not, this fruit is actually found in a number of over-the-counter beauty products already, but you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars or smear additives across your face to gain the benefits of papaya. Mash one up, seeds and all, and smear the concoction over your skin. The natural enzyme in this fruit helps to battle oil, and sends the acne causing bacteria packing. Leave your papaya mask on for 15 minutes and then rinse and pat dry.
4.) Lemon Juice
Nothing smells fresher than the juice of a newly squeezed lemon, but you don't need an entire piece of fruit to enjoy this treatment. The citric acid and natural vitamin C can also be harnessed in a bottle of lemon juice which can be found on most grocery store shelves. Use a cotton ball to dab the juice on problem areas and red spots to help dry them out and soften your skin. This isn't a treatment that should be used every day, but it will work in a pinch.
This is more of a long term natural treatment than a quick fix, but water is your friend when it comes to acne. Many people think that the more water they consume the more oily their skin will become, but this simply isn't true. By drinking the correct amount of water each day and staying hydrated you are helping your skin keep its pH balance and this keeps breakouts to a minimum.