Beauty DIY: Home Made Recipes For Treating Acne (Pimples)

Beauty DIY: Home Made Recipes For Treating Acne (Pimples)

Acne is  common skin disease condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne most commonly appears on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. Acne can be distressing and annoyingly persistent. Acne lesions heal slowly, and when one begins to resolve, others seem to crop up.

Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and lead to scarring of the skin. The good news is that effective treatments are available — and the earlier treatment is started, the lower your risk of lasting physical and emotional damage. Aside from scarring, its main effects are psychological, such as reduced self-esteem and in very extreme cases, depression or suicide.  

With acne affecting so many people, everyone has a method that works best for them, so here are a few more to add to your list or try out.

Recipe #1: Lemon face scrub

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Lemon juice has tons of citric acid, which is a great antimicrobial and exfoliator. Sugar granules make for a perfect natural scrub. This is perfect for deep cleansing the skin and brightening the complexion.


  • Make a hole in a lemon and fill it with granulated sugar
  • Roast the lemon in hot ashes (or on a grill). 
  • When you want to use the juice, squeeze out a little through the hole and dab it on with a napkin.
  • Leave on for a couple of hours before rinsing off with cold water

Recipe #2:  Apple-honey face pack

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 Honey is one of nature’s best moisturisers, while apples are full of vitamins A and C. These make the fruit great at repairing damaged skin cells and exfoliating the dead ones. Milk and whey, in the meantime, are great for strengthening skin tissues.


  • Add a teaspoon of honey to one mashed apple and mix well.
  • Put this mixture on your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for half an hour, then rinse with whey (milk serum) or cold milk.

Recipe #3: Breakfast for your face

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Oatmeal sticks to skin’s surface irritants, which can then be gently rinsed away for thorough cleansing sans the dryness. Plus, it’s a great hydrator.


  • Mix a handful of finely milled oatmeal with enough spring water (or bottled mineral water) to make a paste.
  • Put this mixture on your face and neck.
  • When it dries, rinse off with whey (milk serum), then with water.

Recipe #4: Toothpaste

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The toothpaste that you use regularly to clean your teeth can also help clear up an acne problem. This is in fact one of the easiest home remedies for acne.


  • Apply a small amount of white toothpaste on the affected area before going to bed. The toothpaste will reduce the swelling and dry out the acne.
  • Within a day or two, you should see significant improvement.

Recipe #5:  Baking Soda

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Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate works as a gentle exfoliant for your skin. Thus, it unplugs the pores and removes dead skin. It also helps regulate the pH balance of the skin and has mild anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. All these characteristics make it an excellent home remedy for clearing acne.


  • Mix together two tablespoons baking soda, one teaspoon cinnamon powder, the juice of half a lemon, and five tablespoons honey.
  • Apply it on your face and wash after five  minutes.
  • You can also apply a paste of one or two teaspoons of baking soda and a little water. Again, rinse it off after five minutes.
  • Use baking soda on your skin once or twice a week.

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    Waow article. ..

  • Ayomide September 30, 2014 9:57 pm

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  • agatha November 28, 2014 8:51 pm

    nice and straight forward.

  • blanche November 29, 2014 6:43 am

    Lovely post

  • Habeebullah December 6, 2014 8:41 am

    nice tips great indeed

  • joy January 18, 2015 12:09 am

    Can I get a name of a toothpaste I can use on d face

  • Faith February 16, 2015 9:06 pm

    Vry nice post

  • Maureen February 18, 2015 1:13 pm

    i love what am seeing in this post….its informative…

  • olumoba mumini A February 20, 2015 9:28 pm

    nice post nd very very improvement on daily bases life of both male nd gud

  • Kendra March 8, 2015 4:24 pm

    Hello Kamdols, you rock. Is it possible to try at least 2-3 of these recipes within a week or just 1 at a time?

  • kaphy April 11, 2015 5:40 pm

    Nice 1, I will make sure I try dem
    Thanks kamdol

  • blackrose April 17, 2015 5:54 pm

    Nice one.I love them all but yet to try it

  • Florence April 18, 2015 11:05 am

    C’est perfecte

  • kiki April 22, 2015 8:24 am

    Hi, i tried a couple before involving lemon
    ,honey and the likes and ended up uncomfortably lighter. Is there a middle ground?

  • sadia June 2, 2015 11:24 am

    Nice one there,but yet to try.

  • samiratu moro June 7, 2015 2:16 pm

    Yet 2 try
    Madam kiki xup

  • foluke June 24, 2015 11:45 am

    all the steps are gud step but i will prefer stage 4

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