There are various medical procedures and medications that can get rid of acne. However, before considering these options, it could be worth considering a few cheaper home remedies. Below are just a few home remedies for acne worth trying.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is one of the most popular remedies for acne. It is an ingredient that can be found in many spot creams and facial scrubs or can be purchased alone as an oil. Tea tree oil is effective due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties – for many people, it can reduce redness and swelling, while even helping to reduce acne scarring.
Witch hazel is commonly found alongside tea tree oil in many acne products. It has astringent effects – by contracting skin cells, it can help to close pores and remove excess oils from the skin. Witch hazel can be bought in the form of an ointment which can be applied straight to the face. You can also buy creams with witch hazel in.
Honey is known to have antibacterial properties. In fact, it is known to kill a specific bacteria that is a major cause of acne. For this reason, it could be an effective remedy against acne. You can buy honey-infused skin products or you can just use raw honey – this guide explains how to make a honey face mask.
CBD oil is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. There’s some evidence to suggest that it can also reduce production of sebum (the oils in our skin). You can buy CBD oil online and at many herbal pharmacies. This oil can be applied straight to your skin or it can be consumed (consuming CBD can also have other health benefits such as reducing anxiety and relieving pain). CBD-infused creams and lotions also exist which could help to reduce acne.
Consuming green tea may also reduce acne. Green tea is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties (it contains a powerful antioxidant called catechin that can reduce damage to cells). On top of drinking green tea, you can also buy green tea topical creams that can be applied directly to the skin.
Coconut oil is high in lauric acid – a chemical that is known to kill bacteria. Coconut oil is also known to help speed up wound healing – as a result it can be a great ingredient for healing acne scarring. There are lots of coconut oil skin products that you can buy. Alternatively, you can just use raw coconut oil.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is renowned for its antibacterial properties. It also has astringent benefits and it is able to balance the skin’s pH levels. As a result, it can help to treat a number of different skin conditions from eczema to acne. There are various ACV products that you can buy including ointments and skin peels. Apple cider vinegar is known to have health benefits when consumed such as helping with weight loss and helping to reduce blood sugar.