Home Acne Remedies: What Works?

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WE TRIED IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

(We haven’t tried things out with someone who has chronic acne, if you have chronic acne, ask your dermetologist what would help you best!)

DOES IT WORK…

  • BAKING SODA?
    • YES, baking soda will dry out the problem area and act as hydrogen peroxide by pushing all the nasty stuff out. Apply by wetting your face, then exfoliating it with baking soda on a damp washrag.
  • LEMON JUICE?
    • NO, lemon juice is a natural bleach and could lighten acne scars, but it will not get rid of acne!
  • APPLE CIDAR VINEGAR?
    • NO, this won’t get rid of acne; however, if you have any unwanted moles or skin tags, this will definitely help. You can apply it by using a cotton ball and submerging it in apple cidar vinegar, then leaving it in contact with your skin by a bandaid. It may take little over a week for the mole or skin tag to go away. This also helps with acne scars!
  • ALOE VERA?
    • YES, it keeps your skin hydrated, and also tightens your skin! You can either cut open the plant and extract it yourself, or buy a bottle of it. I use it every morning before applying makeup, and every night after washing my face.
  • HONEY?
    • NO, it didn’t help me when I tried it, but it may just be because of my skin type. I’ve heard lots of good things about it from friends who’ve tried it. I have combination-type skin and the honey had no effect, it just made my skin sticky! I applied it by putting a bit on a bandaid and leaving it on overnight.
  • TEA TREE OIL?
    • YES, if your have oily skin (acne IS oily!), tea tree oil will help dry out the problem area. It also opens your pores and smells good! Simply apply with a cotton ball pad.
  • WITCH HAZEL?
    • YES, this will dry out your problem area and its easy to apply, just pour onto a cotton ball as a toner.
  • ICE?
    • YES, this is extremely helpful when you have a zit that hurts and is swollen, it brings the swelling down and hydrates simotaneously. You can apply this by using an icepack or putting a few ice cubes in a Ziplock bag then directly setting it on the area.

We’ll continue to update this post as we try new acne remedies recommended to us! If you have any helpful tips, send them in so we can share!