What are the best home remedies for acne and pimples? I’m actually allergic to some face washes and creams. Isn’t there something that won’t make me break out worse?
Tori Bellows, Santa Fe
There are a lot of home remedies for acne, zits, and pimples. Toothpaste is a popular one, but it might not work very well. But ice will shrink down an inflamed pimple, and so will eye drops.
Next, apple cider vinegar will kill acne bacteria and it acts as a toner, too. If you have aspirin and aren’t allergic to it, try that on a zit. Crush up a tablet, make a paste with a little water, and put that on the pimple. Aspirin has salicylic acid, one of the main ingredients in the anti-acne medication. Before I go on, here’s an article that tells all about these homemade cures for acne.
To cleanse your skin you should use natural remedies like hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel. Now, another home remedy is honey, especially raw honey. Put a little on your zits and let it sit for a few minutes. It’s naturally anti-bacterial. So is tea tree oil, or melaleuca. Tea tree oil will get rid of the inflammation that acne causes.
Finally, you can put lemon juice on pimples and leave it on overnight. It kills bacteria and calms the redness. But like any of these home remedies, it’s smart to test it on a small area first.
In conclusion, it’s best to avoid an outbreak if possible. How often should you wash your face? You can wash your face morning and night and try to keep from touching it or picking at any pimples you already have.
Change your pillowcase often and remember to remove makeup before going to sleep. Plus, you can do a gentle exfoliation of dead skin with a paste made from baking soda.
I hope this helps.