How to Use Home Remedies to Treat Acne


Use tea tree oil from melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian tree. It has antibacterial activity. A 5 percent solution is as effective as a 5 percent solution of benzoyl peroxide with fewer side effects. Tea tree oil is also known to stop cold sores dead in their tracks too.


Use a cotton ball to apply liquid vitamin E on face acne. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, and is beneficial for the skin.


Apply honey for skin blemishes. Honey is known to kill bacteria.


For acne lesions, apply Aloe Vera juice twice a day to speed up the healing process. Aloe Vera is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.


Wash your face with rose water 2-3 times daily.


To get pimples to disappear quickly, use ground nutmeg with milk and apply on the affected area.


Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice with 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.


Wash face daily with 1 part lavender essential oil to 10 parts water. Lavender is known for its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Use Lavender oil added to chamomile to treat eczema on the skin.


Another acne remedy is to massage your face with the skin of lemon and then wash face with warm water.


Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin's resistance to acne.


Treat large pours on your face with a paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.


Toothpaste is an acne home remedy used to reduce a swollen pimple. Apply toothpaste on pimple and leave over night. Use paste, not the gel type.


Cucumber is refreshing and helps to prevent acne. To make a cucumber mask, blend a cucumber to make a paste. Apply on face and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash face with warm water.

Tips and Warnings

  • Essential oils should be diluted with water or used with other oils or lotions. Never apply essential oils straight from the bottle onto your skin.
  • Do not use any of these remedies without consulting your doctor first, especially if you are pregnant.