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Natural home remedies for acne

December 3, 2014 by Works with Water
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Are there really home remedies for acne and skin treatment?

Last week we wrote a post all about the skincare ingredients you should steer clear of if you want to avoid irritation, acne or allergic reactions.

You can opt to use supplements instead to clear up your skin (see our recommendations below), try changing your diet, combatting stress or turning to natural ingredients you may already have in your kitchen.

In this post we’ll round-up some of the top homemade concoctions and kitchen cupboard ingredients that are widely believed to help improve your skin and combat your acne – even if some are just old wives’ tales!

Treatments for acne which you can find at home

Apple Cider Vinegar

Some people swear by applying a little apple cider vinegar mixed with water to their skin after cleansing. The thinking behind this method is that the vinegar will kill bacteria and balance the natural pH of your skin, which makes pores less likely to clog up throughout the day. However, we recommend taking extra care if you try this method, because vinegar can potentially irritate and inflame your skin if you don’t dilute it enough.


This extract from the chicory root helps to expel toxins from your body. Besides all the obvious benefits this could bring, it’s essential for maintaining skin health. You can give yourself a boost by eating plenty of  onions or garlic, but if you can’t stomach much, there is another way. Oligofructose is a key ingredient in help: clear skin, our all-round skin supplement for skin health and reducing acne, and will give you a steady and reliable intake to for healthy toxin-free skin.


Throughout history honey has been used to minimise scarring and treat wounds. So that suggests it’ll work miracles on acne, right? Well many people swear by applying a tiny blob of honey to problem areas because it can act as an anti-inflammatory, which means it can reduce redness. In this way it’s not the “miracle” cure some people think it’ll be, but it could certainly calm down aggravated skin.

Aloe Vera

The clear nourishing gel in Aloe Vera has been used since Egyptian times for treating skin, and not just for its cool soothing properties. Aloe Vera contains two hormones which heal wounds and are anti-inflammatory – perfect for treating acne! These hormones are even more effective from the inside, so rather than applying ale vera gel as a topical lotion, try our supplement help: clear skin which contains aloe vera extracts and gives your skin some aloe vera magic from the inside out.

Banana Peel

Have a quick search through YouTube and you’ll see that plenty of people believe rubbing banana peel on their teeth will whiten them up. We’re not sure whether there’s much truth in that little beauty myth, but you can rub banana peel into the problem areas on your face and back for better skin. Granted, it’ll make you look a bit ridiculous in the process, but it is proven to reduce inflammation, just like the honey method.

The easy all-in-one skin remedy

If you’d rather have something at hand that will clear up your skin that doesn’t need lots of preparation time and is guaranteed to reduce blemishes, then try our popular skin supplement, help: clear skin. Think of it as an all-in-one home remedy for acne. Keep a stock of this natural product in your cupboard, and you can add it to water, juices or any other drink and food that you please. Consider it the easiest options to get rid of acne and blemishes, safe in the knowledge that it is made from 100% natural ingredients, too!
Have you tried any of these home skin remedies? Let us know in the comments how they worked for you.

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