Acne Home Remedy
Here is a very detailed list of all acne and pimple home remedies that you can carry out within your daily
The juice of one fresh lime added to a glass of boiled whole milk (a tsp. of glycerine may be added
for dry skin) is excellent as a face wash for pimples blackheads, and the like, and for cracked skin.
Garlic Juice with 3 parts water is an excellent cleansing agent. Raw garlic applied ( rubbed) on the
face can make persistent pimples/acne even in adults disappear without a trace/scar with repeated
applications. The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples & boils. Taking 3-
4 pods of raw, skinned garlic, finely cut, combined with puffed rice and swallowed with water
helps to clear skin infections quickly. The raw smell of garlic can be avoided by first soaking the
skinned pods for a half an hour in milk.
1 tsp. Groundnut oil mixed with an equal amt. of lime juice may be applied daily to prevent
formation of blackheads, pimples etc.( Lime juice will break the moleculecular structure of
groundnut oil into amino acids so that the skin does not absorb the oil.)
1 tsp. Honey mixed with water is good for all skin blemishes, and leaves the skin youthful &
glowing. Honey mixed with milk, curds and ground sesame seeds in equal proportions is a sure
formula for fair and lovely skin.
Turmeric paste mixed with chana dal powder or whole wheat flour is very effective for all minor
skin blemishes. Haldi powder mixed with sugarcane juice helps to remove wrinkles & is good as
an anti-ageing remedy. Haldi mixed with pineapple juice is very effective on dark circles under the
Raw Mangoes with their leaves and skin boiled together or soaked overnight in water (in mild
cases) makes an excellent astringent - good for epithelium (the tissue that covers the external
surface of the body) infection.
Fresh mint juice applied over the face every night cures pimples and prevents dryness of the skin.
It is also useful for insect stings, eczema, scabies, contact (contagious) dermatitis & other skin
7 to 10 fresh neem leaves crushed or ground - and then swallowed with water will invariably clear
the skin. If it is chewed and then swallowed with water it will also remove bad odour from the
mouth, and cleanse the teeth. (Buy Neem Tablets)
Take an orange peel, grind it (on the household grinding stone). Mix it with pure water or distilled
water or boiled and cooled water, or rain water. Can be applied on the face for acne,especially.
Fresh orange peel, rubbed on the face directly will also serve the same purpose to a degree.
The juice of green/raw papaya (including the skin and seed) is extremely beneficial on swelling
pimples, acne,or any abnormal growth of the skin. It prevents pus formation, removes whiteheads,
boils, freckles, and brown spots due to exposure to sunlight & most other skin diseases.Papaya is
also good to achieve a smooth & delicately glowing skin (contains papain, alkalide carpain in
leaves, and cericin in its seeds) Ripe papaya, rubbed on on your face will also serve the same
purpose to a degree.
Pomegrenate skin roasted and powdered & mixed with fresh lime - applied over boils, pistules,
pimple, blackheads and whiteheads prevents itching & infections.
Raw potatoes contain potassium, sulphur, phosphorus & protein. The enzymes in raw potato pulp
combined with its Vitamin C content & natural starch are a natural skin food. The alkaline nature
of the juices is an antiseptic. The acid portion of the pulp helps remove decaying or dead skin.
Applications of its juicy pulp (grated or shredded) as poultice, clears skin blemishes, melts away
wrinkles, banishes age spots, helps prevents boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads & gives a
glowing & youthful look to the skin.
Radish seeds contain a bleaching agent and its emulsion prepared with water applied over the face
will remove blackheads & freckles. Radish leaves crushed & applied as a poultice also help in the
process. Grated white radish & its water makes an excellent astringent and bleaching agent for a
Fine powder of rice, ground at home and mixed with water acts as a poultice for soothing /cooling
bleeding pimples & other skin inflammations.
Ripe Tomatoes pulp should be applied liberally on your face for treatment of pimples and kept
upto 1 hour, then washed thoroughly. Chandan (sandalwood) powder with masoor dal can be
applied thereafter for a glowing skin. This also helps shrink large pores.
Sesame Seeds ground and mixed with water makes a very effective poultice for inflammation of
the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, scratched pimples and acne.
Whole wheat flour mixed with vinegar, & applied on the surface of the skin removes freckles &
dark spots. Wheat grass juice poultice is applied for sterilizing the infected area before this
Widely known, Hot wet towel compresses are the best treatment for localized infections, as heat
dilates blood vessels, followed by a cold compress, which has the opposite effect.
Our body has its own self cleansing, self-purifying systems: keeping these systems working in
perfect order is the best way of protecting yourself from toxicity. Drink 7-8 glasses of water a day.
10 glasses would be optimal, but if your anything like me its sometimes tough to get in the 8
glasses. Remember your skin is the largest organ of your body and is the first to lose moisture and
Drink Herbal Water : It is made by boiling hair of 1 corn, with 1 to 2 fenugreek seeds in a glass
full of water.
Almond Oil is good acne home remedy for dryness & inflammation of the skin. The outer cover
(endocarp) of 2-3 can be ground with water & applied over the face daily. This is good for
removing scars of old pimples.
Fresh juice of apricots applied on your face is very good for sunburn, itching, exzema and natural
cystic acne treatment.
Application of Bengal Gram Powder (flour) mixed with curds is also a very effective treatment for
pimples & other skin infections & allergies. Green Gram powder flour, mixed in water or
glycerine is an excellent face wash in place of soap to remove dirt without skin irritation, and also
a very effective bleach for a good complexion.
Cucumber Juice alone or mixed with juices of carrot, lettuce or alfalfa when applied over the face
is excellent home remedy for pimples. Grated cucumber can also serve the same purpose.
Curd or buttermilk is good for skin irritation. Curds along with wheat flour or bran is a good
cleanser and beneficial for dry skin.
Fenugreek Leaves - A paste of fresh leaves applied over the face every night and washed with
warm water prevents pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, dryness, wrinkles etc.
Frequently Asked Questions on Acne- The Do's and Don'ts
Ques : Are there certain things I can be doing that can be contributing and/or aggravating my acne?
Answer : a) Do not stress yourself. To avoid acne flare ups, get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night on a
consistent basis. When we sleep our body is rejuvenating and repairing itself it is for this reason that we
b)Iodides in your diet can aggravate your acne. They include foods like: salty snacks, fast food, processed
foods (i.e., chips, crackers), kelp products(seaweed), some forms of sea food( squid, crab), beef liver, soy
sauce, MSG, vitamin supplements, turkey and asparagus.
c) Do not Sunbathe. Aside from being the number one cause of skin cancer and pre-maturing aging it is
also causing you to get more pimples.
d) Drink 7-8 glasses of water a day. 10 glasses would be optimal, but if your anything like me its
sometimes tough to get in the 8 glasses. Remember your skin is the largest organ of your body and is the
first to lose moisture and become dehydrated.
e) Do not pick your pimples.Picking your pimples can cause the follicular wall to rupture thereby inviting
greater inflammation and greater scarring.
f) The following Drugs can either induce acne or cause the condition to worsen: 1. Steroid/Testosterone
Injection or Pills 2. Danazol and Danocrine- sometimes given to women for fertility problems or
endometriosis. This drug also causes excessive hair growth. 3. Lithium/Dilantin or drugs that effect the
central nervous system can flare up an acne condition. 4. marijuana contributes to acne
g) Some forms of Birthcontrol pills can worsen your acne. Researchers have found that male hormone
(Androgen) dominate pills usually worsen acne. Where as female hormone (estrogen) dominate pills
usually help acne. The main reason the male dominate pill causes acne is the testosterone which increases
the production of sebum(oil)