I was merely 16 at the time I started getting very bad acne, trust me it was really very embarrassing. Thinking it was just a surge of hormones and it will eventually go away on its own I was bearing them on my face for years. I was conscious but inside my heart I was convinced that it was something meant to go away. But what I saw next was even more horrible. With time they started leaving marks, and the color turned into brown. This made them more prominent and I was unable to hide them, no matter what I tried. symptoms of acneI was consulting the doctor since the very beginning, but this time I decided to meet a new one just to get an opinion. The doctor once again claimed that acne will slowly fade away. This time also I had to trust him and left the clinic with a cream. About a year after all this, I realized despite of changing the cream nearly every month and dermatologist three times in the year my skin condition was unchanged. This made me really worried as it was not the only one but my face was filled with many minor scars as well. I felt miserable thinking this is the way I will have to look like for the rest of my life.  I no more had trust in any type of medicine as none of them did much for me in a year. Then a day came when I had solution to all my mishap. I had the crack to clear my face. I knew how to say good bye to that ugly spot. I had the key to re live my life beautifully. This day was when I got to know about the natural remedies that can treat acne and pimples at home. You need to battle against for acne & pimples to make yourself lovely and sure. Given below are few home remedies that have proved to be useful in dealing with any type and size of ace scar. They literally saved me from going into depression, and work for you too.


Home remedy 1: Sandalwood paste

sandalwood-pasteThe woods of sandalwood are heavy, yellow, fine-grained woods.  Unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Mix sandalwood powder with rose water and use this to fade away acne and pimple marks. It is a nice skin lightening face pack for oily skin as it controls oils also.

Home remedy 2: Oatmeal mixture

oatmeal-mixtureOatmeal alone acts as a drying agent for your sophisticated skin, but mixing it with other beneficial oils makes it a perfect treatment for acne. You can prepare the mixture by taking 2 tablespoons of oatmeal powder and mixing it with equal amount of lemon juice and olive oil. Oatmeal acts as scrub by removing all the dirt blocked inside the pores, and the rest of the work is done by olive oil and lemon juice.

Home remedy 3: Aloe vera- you skin’s best friend

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Aloe vera has excellent skin repairing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Due to all these it is the first thing that comes to our mind when we see acne scars. All you have to do is take an aloe vera leaf, tear it apart from the middle and the gel which comes out of it is what you need. Apply that gel swiftly on the acne scar to see it vanishing very fast. Repeat this practice two times a day till you feel the skin is uneven.

Home remedy 4: Papaya- the fruit for healthy skin

papaya top treat acneThis natural fruit can surely cure acne. If you have ever noticed papaya is the main component of almost all the beauty products available in market today. But the thing to note is that papaya is best to be used in its natural form. Rubbing your skin with plain raw papaya leaves it fresh and fine. Use the papaya in mashed form to say good bye to acne scars.

Home remedy 5: Cloves

clovesCloves also are a great alternative to use if you want to get rid of acne. To use this, take a few cloves and place them on heated pan for a few minutes. It is kind of dry roasting them. Mix the roasted cloves with a small amount of curd sothat you will be able to grind them in the mixer. After this apply the so formed paste on your acne and pimples to treat them quickly.

Home remedy 6: Orange peel

orange-peelNot only their taste is refreshing, you can even make use of the orange peel that we usually throw in the dustbin. You can eliminate the acne caused by pores clogging and bacterial infection with the help of orange peel paste. All you have to do is grind the orange peel and add some water to make a paste. Apply this paste on the skin regularly.

Home remedy 7: Fuller’s earth

fullers-earthFuller’s earth has amazing effect on both skin and hair if applied for a long time. Specifically talking about acne, the paste made by mixing fuller’s earth with rosewater is the best treatment according to long time sufferers of acne. You can get the powder of fuller’s earth from online easily. Take two tablespoons of fuller’s earth and mix it with rose water or milk. Apply this paste on you face to heal pimple fast.

Home remedy 8: Nutmeg with milk

nutmeg-with-milkThis home remedy for requires patience, but trust me it pays. You just have to prepare a mixture of nutmeg powder with milk and mask your face with it for about an hour. If you can manage to find time for this daily well and good, but if you are too busy just try to apply it twice a week.

Home remedy 9: Mint leaves extract

mint-leaves-extractThe refreshing green mint leaves are not only a treat to your eyes, but are also an excellent home remedy for acne. Take some fresh mint leaves and grind them to make a fine paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it there to act for a while. You can also keep the mixture on your face overnight; it won’t be harmful at all.

Home remedy 10: Basil leaves

basil-leavesThis herb has a great role in curing many serious diseases, and is also helpful in removing acne completely from your skin. If you want fast action, you can mix mint leaves and basil leaves together and then grind them to form a paste. Apply this paste on acne affected area. If you do not like the idea of grinding, boiling them together will also resolve the purpose.

Home remedy 11: Cinnamon powder

cinnamon-powderDid you know cinnamon can be used to treat acne also? I am sure not. You simply have to grind cinnamon to make a powder of it. You can mix this powder either with curd, or honey to make a thick paste. Applying this paste once in a day will definitely give your acne free skin back with added glow and radiance to your face.

Home remedy 12: Red Tomato for red cheeks

red-tomato-for-red-cheeksMost of you have eaten tomato in some form. Since childhood we have been listening to the health benefits of tomato. This is also one of them. Not only eating tomato gives you red cheeks but applying it is also equally beneficial. Mash a tomato and apply this mash on your face. Tomato reduces the pore size of skin to control oiliness of skin and preventing further break out of pimples.

Home remedy 13: Lemon juice

lemon-juiceNot so commonly used natural product to cure acne, but lemon juice is surely effective. Lemon is the most easily available ingredient. Lemon juice is an excellent skin lightening agent. It is the acid in lemon juice that helps brighten your skin and make the scars less visible. It can, in fact, fade away freckles and lighten the dark scars faster. Not only scars, if you have swollen pimples, lemon juice can help reduce its redness too.

Home remedy 14: Margosa

margosaMargosa leaves are a part of beauty soaps and some cosmetics also due to its power to heal skin ailments. But the chemicals ruin its power when you try to extract its benefits from cosmetics. It is hence a better way to use it in natural form. You can use the paste of margosa leaves and add turmeric to improve the results


Home remedy 15: Honey

honeyApplying honey as a mask on your face introduces the antibiotic properties of honey to your skin and kills of the bacteria causing acne issue and prevents it from leaving behind any type of scar. Not only this, it also makes your skin glow with radiance. You have two benefits from the same product.

Home remedy 16: Apple cider vinegar

apple-cider-vinegarThis natural extract can be easily found in kitchen, and has an amazing effect on acne. Apple cider vinegar kills of the bacteria that may be a reason behind your acne problem. On the top of it apple cider vinegar maintains a pH of skin that is totally unfavorable for the bacteria to survive. All you have to do is mix 1 portion of apple cider vinegar in 3 portions of water and apply it on clean skin daily.

Home remedy 17: Curd

curdCurd is the easiest and most effective natural cure for acne. Curd acts as the mellow blanching operator. The fatty substance in natural curd acts as a great lotion & helps to tighten the skin too to reduce the acne scars. Sometimes you need to add a moisturizer like coconut oil to prevent excess drying of skin.

Home remedy 18: Tea tree oil

tea-tree-oilThe benefits of tea tree oil on skin are innumerable. You might have come across this name earlier also whenever you have read about home remedies about any other skin problem. It is very effective for every type of skin problem, but specifically for acne it is the best treatment. Apply tea tree oil with the help of cotton balls on your skin and see the improvement in just a few days.

Home remedy 19: Fenugreek seeds

fenugreek-seedsGrind the leaves of fenugreek seeds and mix them with rosewater to make a fine paste. Leave it on your face overnight, or as long as you can to avail maximum benefits. This face mask not only treats acne, but also cures pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and all sorts of facial blemishes.

Home remedy 20: Gram flour

gram-flourThis is one of the best remedies. It will not only remove, but also keep blackheads away. It will also remove excess oils yet maintains the moisture of your skin. Make a fine paste out of two tablespoons of gram flour and some rose water. Add in rose water until thick paste is formed. Later rub this all over your face and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off. It is advisable for you to repeat this at least thrice in a week.


Home remedy 21: Turmeric and sandalwood

turmeric-and-sandalwoodIt is another trusted way to remove acne and whiten your skin naturally. All you need is two tablespoons of sandalwood powder, a teaspoon of turmeric powder and some milk. Add in the milk little by little until a thick paste is formed. Later, apply this on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off. These are some well known natural whitening agents and they remove impurities from skin effectively.

Home remedy 22: A paste of milk, lemon juice and honey

a-paste-of-milk-lemon-juice-and-honeyYou can lighten up your skin complexion and at the same time also say good bye to acne with the use of honey, lemon juice and milk that are easily available at home. Take a tablespoon of fresh lime juice and mix it with equal amount of honey and milk. Apply this on your face and wait for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with water. Lemon introduces dryness to your skin, but to its contrary honey acts as moisturizing agent, leaving your skin neutral.

You can easily say goodbye to the acne and pesky pimples in very short time interval with literally no cost by using simple home remedies for acne.