5 Easy Natural Ways to Get Rid of Regular Acne

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Keep your face free of blemishes

Tips For Acne Treatment

The first impression is the last impression? Right. The very first impression we make of anybody is through their face and personality. Our skin that forms the topmost layer of our body is a vital tool in making up the face structure but is it so easy to maintain it?  It’s the facial and the upper body skin that is most prone to side effects when it comes in contact with harmful pollution and environmental aggressors on a regular basis. Acne, swelling, pimples, etc become our daily unwanted guests if our skin is not properly taken care of. With the 5 easy natural ways to get rid of regular acne that is jotted down in the article, you are going to get simple solutions that are cost-efficient and extremely effective.

Acne, though only associated with pimples, has a quite broader meaning to it. 

Acne is a disease whereas pimples are one of its side effects like other effects such as;

  • blackheads, 
  • whiteheads, 
  • papules, 
  • nodules, 
  • etc. 

From visibly dirty but not so painful blackheads to hidden large painful pus containing cysts, acne has all these effects associated with its name. But are these easily treatable? Let’s find out.

What is Acne and What Causes It?

Acne is a condition that occurs when hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It is very common mostly among teens and young adults. 

According to reports, around 85% of the US population hears their doors knocking with acne when they hit puberty. Most of the time it is not so serious and can be treated at home but every treatment requires a listing of its causes so as to correct it from its roots.

Lady with Acne
Causes of Acne

Causes of Acne:

  • Sinusitis- It is a disease associated with sinuses. When the tissues surrounding the sinuses( hollow cavities in the face) become inflamed and are filled with mucus, this affects our breathing. Our nose is not able to kill the bacteria inside resulting in the development of acne in our body.
  • Hormonal changes- Most individuals face acne when they hit puberty. Due to the secretion of Androgens, the sebaceous glands tend to enlarge resulting in excess secretion of oil which doesn’t find any route to move deposits on the skin. Most girls experience acne during their menstrual cycles because of a lack of sleep and relaxation.
  • Poor nutrition- Intake of excess amounts of junk food also affects the body cycle.
  • Hygiene of elementary canal- If an individual faces a problem of irregular cleaning of bowels that is constipation, there are more chances of its effects being shown externally on our skin.
  • Dandruff- Though it is quite surprising that dandruff can be one of the causes of acne, but it's true. If you are going through acne take a look at your head. There is a possible chance of you having dandruff.

As much as it’s important to state the causes of acne, it’s also necessary to state the misconceptions related to acne. 

Many times acne is treatable very easily but following the misconceptions, it reaches a stage where it becomes necessary to consult a doctor in order to get rid of it. Therefore it is our duty to erase these misconceptions of our minds.

Misconceptions related to acne

  • Washing your face multiple times a day- Contrary to our belief, it may trigger irritation.
  • Popping pimples habitually- This forces infection to go deeper into the skin.
  • Not moisturizing skin thinking it may increase oiliness- Even oily skin needs moisturizers.
  • Using too many treatment products at the same time- Too many medical activities can increase acne
  • Not using sunscreen- Unprotected sun exposure can increase acne

Erasing off these misconceptions, acne can be uprooted very easily from its roots with the help of natural ingredients that are easily available in our homes.

how to get rid of acne
How to get rid of acne

5 Natural Ways to Treat Acne

1. Honey

Honey is extremely beneficial when it comes to skin and treating skin-related allergies or diseases. It keeps the skin soft and supple. By bringing hydration back to the skin, it relieves it from stiffness and itchiness. 

Being a strong antioxidant, it reduces inflation and acts as a healer to infected wounds and small burns by reducing the bacteria. Therefore, it is very beneficial in reducing the effects of pimples. 

How to apply- Apply honey on pimples( can also be applied on the complete face) and let it stay for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it off with warm water.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a popular medicinal plant that people have been using for the past thousands of years. When medicines were not that popular and were not easily available, all these medicinal plants were of great advantage to people. It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help treat wounds and skin-related problems. 

How to use- Mix aloe vera gel with half a teaspoon of turmeric and 3 teaspoons of green tea. Apply it all over the face and keep it for 10 minutes. Rinse it off and apply a good moisturizer. It will also help in reducing the excess oil.

3. Yogurt and black pepper 

Black pepper increases the oxygen level of the skin and reduces infection. Yogurt relieves the skin from caged heat which is one of the main causes of skin burn and softens the skin. 

How to apply- Mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt with 2 pinches of black pepper. Apply it on the face and gently rub it all around the face. Wash it off after 10 minutes.

4. Multani mitti paste

Multani mitti is best known to fight acne and pimples. It removes the excess sebum and oil and deep cleanses the skin by removing dirt, sweat, and impurities. 

How to use- Take 2 tablespoons of Multani mitti, mix ¼ teaspoon of turmeric and sandalwood powder each, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and milk each. Apply it on the face and wash it off with cold water after it gets dried.

5. Apple cider vinegar

It contains organic acids that kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. 

How to apply- Mix 1 part of vinegar and 3 parts of water in a bowl. Apply it on clean skin and make it sit for 5 to 20 seconds. Wash it off gently and repeat this process twice a day.


Though acne is not a serious disease, it can be blamed for creating emotional distress and reducing self-confidence especially of the growing young teens. 

All these 5 easy natural ways to get rid of regular acne stated above have shown commendable results. It protects the skin from chemical and costly medications by providing natural growth to the skin with natural ingredients.

But if any of the natural processes are proving to be of no benefit to your acne despite regular use, it’s recommended to see a doctor. Instead of facing serious repercussions from delayed treatment, you are advised to go through medications or do whatever is asked by the doctor to reduce the acne from roots.

Author: Sirjan Gaba is a law student and writer, Sirjan is passionate about reading and has been a participant in various spoken word contests as well. Apart from writing, she sketches in her spare time.

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