Effective Acne Home Remedies

Stop wondering why that bi acne bump chose to show up on the top of your nose or the center of your forehead just in time for your big day. The thing is it’s there and you cannot do anything anymore to stop it from showing up. What you can do however is to get rid of it, or least make it as invisible as possible. The initial response of people with a sudden facial breakout is to resort to acne products. There numerous over the counter acne treatments easily available at stores near you. These products however may contain harsh chemicals in them. Well, in fact, they could actually work if directions were followed properly. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are two of the most active ingredients found in over the counter products. They are excellent agents for drying up the bump itself and reducing redness and irritation.

However, if you are the type that is concerned about getting unnatural, chemical agents on your face then you should probably think of following these effective acne home remedies:

Honey and Cinnamon Mask - cinnamon acts as an antimicrobial and you might not be aware but honey is actually a natural antibiotic.

Apple Cider Vinegar - this makes it hard for the bacteria to multiply as apple cider vinegar becomes alkaline. It also has antimicrobial properties. It dries up extra oil but might dry skin up if applying is overdone.

Yogurt - moisturizes the skin while the acids found in it puts an end to the bacteria.

Egg Whites - aids- in fading scars and helps rejuvenate skin cells. It also gets rid of excess sebum. Downside is it dries up the skin so make sure to moisturize.

Papaya - Papain, an enzyme found in papaya, reduces swelling and blocks pus formation. It also effectively removes dead skin cells and prevents oiliness or skin’s surface.

Tea-tree oil - excess oil, antibacterial, rids skin of dead skin cells.

Banana Peel - Lutein, antioxidant decreasing redness and swelling.

The list above are actually just a very short list of available home remedies to treat acne. There you go, these easy home remedies have been proven to work. They’re easy to find, effective and sure are inexpensive.