Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with 20 to 40 drops of witch hazel, then apply it on the affected areas using cotton. Only use this remedy twice a day; if used any more than twice a day could make your skin extremely dry or make the acne worse.
Honey is known for its antibiotic properties. Leave honey on your face for five minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. You can also make a mask by mixing half cup of honey with 1 cup of oatmeal. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.
The salicylic acid is the key active ingredient in aspirin. It is the same ingredient that is found in most topical medicines used to treat acne. Make a paste by mashing aspirin in a little water. Using a cotton swab, apply the paste directly to the pimple and leave on for 10 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
Aloe Vera is known for its burn-relieving properties. It can fight infection, promote healing, and even reduce scarring. Applying aloe vera gel directly to the scars can make your skin glowing and reduce pigmentation caused by acne.
Vitamin C and antioxidants present in lemon water help remove toxins from the blood making your skin clearer, glowing and blemish-free. It also helps reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and acne breakouts drastically. You can also apply lemon juice directly on the affected areas using a cotton swab and leave it overnight to reduce the appearance of scars.
Ice can reduce skin inflammation caused by pimple. Wrap an ice cube in a cloth and hold it on the pimple for a minute. It will vasoconstrict the blood vessels and reduce the redness and swelling.
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate has many surprising beauty benefits. It unplugs the clogged pores, removes dead skin cells and also makes a great exfoliant. Make a paste by mixing one or two teaspoons of baking soda with a little water and gently rub into your face with circular strokes. Rinse it off after a few minutes.
Fuller’s earth is good for oily and acne-prone skin. It absorbs excess oil and unclogs the pores without over-drying your skin. It helps improve your complexion too. Mix equal proportions of Fuller’s earth, sandalwood powder and rose water. Apply this mud pack to your face, let it dry and then wash it off. Repeat the process once a week.
Omega-3 fatty acids
The anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fatty acids can improve acne. Fish oil, which is also available in multi-nutrient capsule form, contains a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids. You can also add more flaxseeds, salmon, tuna, and walnuts to your diet.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains malic and lactic acids that can reduce red marks and treat acne. It also acts as an exfoliator. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and apply directly to your face with a cotton swab.