Homemade Acne Treatments that Save Time and Money

Tired of expensive acne treatments? Try these homemade remedies

Acne treatments can be expensive. If you're tired of taking expensive trips to the dermatologist and tired of spending money on even more expensive medicine with possible side effects, try making your own acne products yourself.

Homemade acne treatments are easy to make and use. Many items you already have at home. Making your own natural acne products saves you money, saves you the time that it takes to go to doctor appointments, and has no side effects.

Here are a few recipes to get you started.

Recipes for Homemade Acne Products

Turmeric and Neem

Mix equal parts of turmeric and neem and apply to face for 30 minutes. Turmeric kills a variety of bacteria. Taken as a supplement, it promotes sweating and blood circulation. This combination may be why many acne sufferers have good luck with turmeric clearing up their acne.

Neem is a vegetable oil pressed from the fruits and seeds of the Neem tree, an evergreen tree in India. You can search online for Neem or check with your local health food store.

Mint and Oats

Mint is a natural antiseptic, which means it reduces infection. It is also an astringent and shrinks inflamed tissue. Oats absorb excess oil. Crush mint leaves and add to cooked oatmeal. Let cool until just warm and apply to face. Leave on face for 20 minutes - rinse with warm water


Yes, just like the dandelion you probably have growing in your yard. This herb is one of the best blood purifiers you can take. Very rich in vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, it's healthy for you and aids in clearing up acne.

Cucumber Paste

Take 1/2 cucumber and blend into a paste. Apply to face and leave for 1/2 hour. Rinse with warm water. Cucumber is an astringent, which tightens your pores. It also dries up the oil.

Fuller's Earth

Fuller's Earth is a non-plastic clay that has many uses. This material absorbs oil and used to treat burn or acne scars. To use Fuller's Earth, mix it with lemon juice and rose water to a paste consistency.

Sunflower Acne Scrub

Combine one teaspoon of sunflower oil, the yolk of one egg, and one teaspoon of brewer's yeast. Mix well and apply to your face for 20 minutes. Wash with warm water.

Almond Acne Mask

Soak four almonds in two tablespoons of milk. After the almonds soften, add one tablespoon of orange juice and one vitamin A capsule. Apply the mask to the entire face except for under the eyes. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Which Home Remedy Will You Try First?

The key to using natural home remedies for acne is realizing that what works for one person may not work for the next. Try each one of these recipes and see which one works for you. If one doesn't work, try the next.

Also, remember that you must use the remedies more than once. For best results, use a mask once per week. It might take longer to work, but you'll save money, save time, have no side effects, and you'll be pleasantly surprised when your acne clears up.

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