Check out these nifty DIY blemish remedies to fight acne the cheap and easy way all in the comfort of your own home! One of the worst things to wake up to is a spot that popped up overnight but after reading this post we’ll have some different ways to tackle acne. Try out these natural acne combatants and stop acne angst now!
Honey is one of the top ingredients in DIY facial masks but it also plays a major role in DIY blemish remedies. We tend to think of honey as a moisturiser but it also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that will help bust out those blemishes! Simply grab some unprocessed honey and dab a pea-sized amount on the affected area and leave on for about 15 minutes and rinse off!
Vinegar and water
An at-home acne treatment that helps to balance the pH levels in your skin, reduce redness and inflammation of acne is a simple mix of vinegar and water! Mix equal parts of purified water and vinegar (you can white or apple cider vinegar), dab a cotton ball in the mixture, apply to the blemish and rinse after 10 minutes.
Tea tree oil mask
Another way to treat acne is to create your own facial mask. Spot treating is good too, but sometimes you just want to treat your whole face to a nice soothing mask! For this mask you’ll need some tea tree oil which you can find at health food stores or drug stores and good ‘ol honey! Mix 1 tsp. of honey with 2 drops of tea tree oil and apply it your face. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Yep, we’re still talking about DIY blemish remedies and not how to get rid of vampires! Garlic is a fabulous antiseptic and antibacterial agent so it’s great for fighting acne. Grab a clove of garlic, smash it with a knife and mix it with a ½ cup of lukewarm water. Apply this mixture to your face and rinse off after 5 minutes. Garlic can burn your skin if you leave it on for too long or if you apply it directly on to your skin so be careful when using garlic.
A great DIY blemish remedy that is all-natural and helps decrease redness and swelling of acne is aloe. Get an aloe plant or go to the drug or health food store and look for 100% aloe vera, it usually comes in a gel form. It’s always better to get aloe vera straight from the source but the store-bought gel or cream type is OK too. You can scoop out some of the aloe from the plant or apply to the gel on your entire face and use it as an overnight mask or use it to spot treat. Using aloe vera gel topically is also known to fade acne scars also!
You normally wouldn’t think of salt when you think of DIY blemish remedies but it really works! Anything salty sounds like it would irritate you skin but there are lots of testimonials about the wonders of sea salt! Heat up a cup of distilled water enough to warm it up, add 1 tbsp. of sea salt and stir until it dissolves. Then, soak a washcloth in the solution and apply it to your face for about 5 minutes minimum or soak a cotton ball and spot treat. Salt can dry out your skin so make sure you follow up with a good moisturiser!