Here are 8 proven home remedies for acne that work fast.
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is an excellent remedy for acne due to its rich vitamin C content. It also contains citric acid which aids the elimination of the skin’s dead cells. Lemon juice helps the body tissues contract and dry off your acne. If you want a natural way to whiten your skin, try lemon juice. You can add rosewater to the lemon juice to reduce the drying effect.
Wash your face with warm water and use cotton balls to apply the lemon juice to the affected spots on your face. Use one cotton ball per spot to prevent the transfer of germs.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel produces a nice soothing effect on your skin. Also, its antibacterial qualities reduce the redness and swelling on the acne spots. You can use aloe vera gel on its own or in combination with tea tree oil or garlic. Take one leaf, scoop out the gel and create a face mask. Leave it overnight and then wash it off the next morning. Aloe vera is an indoor plant that you should try to grow at home.
Tomato helps you to remove excess oil from your face and keep your skin healthy. An antioxidant in tomato called lycopene will protect your skin and also act as an anti-aging agent. It prevents skin cells from getting damaged. The antimicrobial qualities of tomato will also help you to eliminate black heads, smoothen, and whiten you skin.
Simply create some fresh tomato juice by smashing together 2 or more large-sized tomatoes. Then put on a mask of this juice and leave it on for about 1 hour before you clean it off.
Papaya gets rid of excess fat and dead cells from the surface of your skin. In its unripe form, papaya also contains papain. Papain is an enzyme that helps to stop the formation of pus on your skin. That is why papaya is now used in several beauty products.
To use papaya to remove your acne, cut it up, remove the seeds and mash its flesh until it is very smooth. Then use warm water to wash your face and then apply a mask of papaya to your entire face for about 30 minutes. Use warm water to rinse it off.
Neem powder and neem oil are very powerful natural treatments for acne. They possess potent antimicrobial properties. You can easily get neem products at your local organic food store.
Use warm water to rinse your face. With cotton buds, daub the neem oil directly to the acne spots. You may also mix the neem powder with a small quantity of water to produce a paste. Apply the paste directly to each spot. Leave the paste on overnight so that the neem can penetrate your skin and kill all the bacteria causing the acne.