10 Home Remedies To Eliminate Acne And Pimples That Are Effective

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If you’ve been paying good money for products to eliminate acne and pimples, you might be interested to know that there are many natural food or products that you can use, that are cheap and effective.

Harsh chemicals and expensive scrubs are no good for your skin. Keeping your skin safe is easy as long as you’ve got a good routine. You may like to try any of the following items to see what works best for you.

Here are some natural care routines that you could use with ingredients that you should already have at home.

10 Home Remedies To Eliminate Acne And Pimples

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar as remedy to eliminate acne and pimples

ACV is antibacterial and alkaline forming, which means that it will help balance your skin’s pH level, making it harder for bacteria to form in the first place.

Read more about the many uses of apple cider vinegar.

ACV is an astringent as well, so it will dry up any excess oil, so don’t overdo it—this could cause your glands to overproduce to compensate for dry skin.

You will need:

  • Organic natural apple cider vinegar
  • Water
  • Cotton balls


First wash your face and pat dry. Mix 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water, dip a cotton ball into your mixture and apply directly to the blemish.

Leave on for 5-10 minutes, reapplying several times during the day. Always wash your face thoroughly afterwards. If you find your skin is getting dry, apply moisturizer.

2. Papaya

fresh ripe papaya

Papaya removes dry skin cells and excess oils from your skin’s surface, leaving it soft and smooth.

Papaya has an enzyme called papain which reduces inflammation and helps prevent pus from forming.

You will need:

  • 1 fresh ripe papaya


Wash and dry your face. Mash the papaya until it can easily be applied to your skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off completely. If you notice dry skin, use a moisturizer appropriate for your skin.

3. Orange Peel

Vitamin C, citric acid, and orange peels astringent properties make it an acne cleaning powerhouse.

Vitamin C is helpful because it promotes the growth of healthy new cells, and its astringent properties will clear out the excess oils.

You will need:

  • Peels from 2 oranges
  • Water


Wash and dry your face. Grind or blend your orange peels and add a little bit of water to create a paste. Add a tiny bit of water at a time, to ensure the right consistency. Apply to the problem areas and leave for 20-25 minutes. Rinse off completely with water, and moisturize.

4. Tea Tree Oil

Melaleuca oil, or tea tree oil sounds like a strange suggestion—use oil to remove oil? Yes, it’s true.

Tea tree oil acts like a solvent to cut through the sebum and dead skin cells, and unblock your pores.

With antibacterial properties, tea tree oil also kills whatever bacteria is causing the acne which will prevent future outbreaks.

You will need:

  • Tea tree oil
  • Water
  • Q-tips or cotton balls


Wash and dry your face. Add 1 part tea tree oil to 9 parts water to dilute. Using a cotton bud or ball, apply the oil mixture to the problem areas. Never apply the oil undiluted, but you can strengthen the mixture by adding less water. You may not need to moisturize afterwards, but it is helpful for chronically dry skin.

5. Banana Peel

Banana peels have lutein, a powerful antioxidant that reduces swelling and inflammation, and encourages healthy cell growth. Using banana peels reduces redness and discomfort associated with acne.

You will need:

  • 1 banana peel


Use the inside of a banana peel and rub all over your face in a circular motion. When your entire face has been covered, let sit for at 10 minutes before rinsing off. Rinse thoroughly and use moisturizer as needed.

6. Aloe Vera:


aloe vera

The gel that aloe vera produces naturally not only hydrates your skin, it cleans as well.

Soothing and anti-inflammatory, aloe vera will decrease the redness and swelling that come with acne. Antibacterial properties help clean your pores and prevent future outbreaks.

You will need:

  • An aloe plant, or aloe vera gel


Wash and dry your face. Apply aloe directly to the problem areas with your fingers or a Q-tip.

7. Colloidal Silver

sovereign silverOne of the benefits of colloidal silver is to use it as a natural remedy for any skin issues. It heals any wounds upon contact, and it heals fast.

You will need:

  • Colloidal Silver: refer to this article on the recommended brand, and many more uses of colloidal silver.


Wash and dry your face. Put a few drops of colloidal silver on a cotton pad and pat it on your affected areas. Colloidal silver soothes any skin inflammation and helps kill any bacteria or infection immediately.

8. Steam

Steam opens your pores and flushes out impurities that cause acne. You can choose to only steam, or first steam then perform a deep-cleansing scrub. The steam clears a path to the real problem by opening the clogged pores you’re trying to clean.

You will need:

  • 1 pot of boiling water
  • 1 large bowl
  • A towel


Pour boiling water into bowl and let cool to a reasonably warm temperature. Place your face comfortably above the water and drape the towel over the back of your head to keep the steam in. After 10-15 take the towel off and pat your face dry

9. Garlic

raw garlic

Ingested or used topically, garlic’s antibacterial properties will help reduce the severity of your breakouts as well as prevent future breakouts.

Never apply garlic to your face without diluting it first.

You will need:

  • 2-3 Cloves of garlic
  • Water
  • Cotton balls


Extract the garlic juice by grinding or mashing the cloves. If you can juice the cloves, mix the juice with 1 tsp of water. If you’re mashing the cloves, let them sit in the water for about 10 minutes. Use a cotton ball to soak up the garlic water and apply directly to the problem areas.

If you choose to ingest, eat a clove or two a day however you’d like.

10. Mint

peppermint leaves

Menthol is a natural anti-inflammatory and painkiller that won’t necessarily clear out the acne-causing bacteria, but it will help with redness, discomfort, and painful swelling.

You will need:

  • A handful of fresh mint leaves


Wash and dry your face. Blend up the mint leaves in a blender, and rub the juice and crushed leaves on your face. Leave for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with cold water.



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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of Juicing-for-Health.com. She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.


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