I am usually pretty fortunate with my skin. It stays relatively clear and occasionally I can go for a few months without breaking out. Well, that was until a few weeks ago when I noticed I was getting not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR pimples at the same time.
Because my skin is usually quite clear, I don’t really have a powerful acne treatment that helps to zap zits fast and even if I did, I’m usually a little wary of smearing my face full of synthetic ingredients.
So naturally, I hit up my best buddy Google for a little acne skinsperation and found 3 quick and easy DIY acne treatments that you can make using ingredients found in your kitchen.
Curious to know what these simple pimple remedies are?
Honey is one of those unsuspecting super-foods, err, super-nectars that not only tastes amazing but packs a serious antibacterial punch!
It has been used for eons by our ancestor’s ancestors for medicinal purposes, meaning people were using Honey to banish blemishes before using food on your face was the cool, and Green, thing to do.
What makes it an even more attractive option is how cheap and easy it is to use. All you need is Honey! Yes, that’s it!
However, I should mention that you should try to use organic or pure Honey where possible to avoid slathering your skin with any processed ingredients.
Once you’re ready, simply dab your Honey directly onto your pimples. Allow it to sit there for up to 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water and patting dry.
Because of Honey’s natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, this tasty nectar will help to cleanse away dirt and bacteria as well as eliminate any surrounding bacteria that our acne feeds off.
And to think I was only ever using Honey in my tea before this!
Editor’s Tip: You can check out our recipe for making a natural Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask by using the link!
This vibrant spice is another kitchen cupboard staple turned acne-blaster with its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial and redness-reducing power.
And what’s even better is you have options when it comes to using it.
- Simply mix a teaspoon of Turmeric with a few drops of water, Cucumber juice, or even Virgin Coconut Oil and stir until you have created a paste.
- Then just apply your paste directly to your blemish and let it absorb into your skin for up to 20 minutes. Once your time is up, rinse your face off with warm water and pat dry.
If you have really stubborn acne you can leave the paste on for longer but keep in mind that you run the risk of staining your skin a nice yellow hue. It will eventually wash off but if you don’t want to walk around looking a little jaundiced, try washing it off just before your 20 minutes is up.
Not only will this bright and sassy spot treatment help to cleanse away the dirt and oil that can get caught in our pores, but it will help to reduce any redness you may experience when you breakout.
Editor’s Tip: If you are a little concerned that using natural Turmeric on your skin might be a bit messy, why not check out this great hubpages review of a range of products from Passport to Organics, which incorporate Turmeric. Check out the article Turmeric and Skin Care here, or go direct to the Clear Face Turmeric Cream product page here.
Mmmm mmmm mmmm! It is one of my favourite culinary aromas and yet it can also act as a handy acne treatment.
Similar to the Honey, the process is incredibly easy. Just cut a clove of Garlic in half and place the cut end onto your pimple.
Make sure you hold the garlic firmly onto your pimple for around 10 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.
The juice of the Garlic has antibacterial agents that will work to cleanse the infection itself as well as the small area around the pimple that usually keeps the blemish alive and thriving.
It is a fast and easy way to zap those zits without having to resort to store-bought products. Just be sure you stay consistent in your application of any home acne treatment to get optimal results.
Et voila! 3 quick and easy home acne treatments that you can make by simply raiding your kitchen. Ah Mother Nature, she makes a mean skin treatment!
This is a guest post by Vanessa who is the chief blogging babe for http://BesSkincare.com where she blogs and vlogs about all things skincare including reviews on products such as Exposed acne treatment (read about it here http://besskincare.com/exposed-acne-review), as well as handy DIY tips and tricks that help her readers look and feel their very best!