Anyone who’s suffered from acne knows how difficult this skin condition can be to live with. Not only are you self-conscious of your appearance but the little bumps that have taken up residence on your face and neck can be very painful as well. Luckily, there are several tried, tested and true at-home treatment methods that have proven to be effective for many sufferers.
We’ve found the most reputable home remedies for acne. The effectiveness of each of the treatment options in this list will vary for each individual. If you’re worried about the outcome, talk to your doctor first. If you’ve experienced reactions from any of the products mentioned in this list, refrain from using them again.
Here are 3 effective at-home acne treatments:
Honey, Cinnamon and Nutmeg Spot Treatment
This creative combination has helped many acne sufferers find relief. Mix raw honey with cinnamon to form a paste, then add freshly grated nutmeg. Store the mixture in a closed container and dab on your problem areas as soon as they appear. Leave the mixture on for a few hours for best results.
Baking soda is a popular home remedy for skin conditions (it’s especially popular for treating psoriasis) because of its ability to dry out the skin. For best results, mix baking soda with water to form a paste. Apply the paste to any area with acne and leave it on for a few minutes.
This treatment method is most effective when used right before a bath or shower. The exfoliating power of the baking soda will dry up the acne and give your skin a more even tone.
Egg White Facial
Making an egg white mask and applying it to the area of your skin affected by acne will help clear up your skin in no time. Make sure to remove the yolk before making your mask. Whip the eggs whites a few times and brush the liquid onto spotty areas with a Q-tip. Do this before you go to sleep at night and leave the mixture on your face overnight.
In the morning, wake up and wash it off. You’ll notice a significant difference in your skin.
Published on April 11, 2013. Updated February 3, 2021