Unfortunately, most of us suffer with acne throughout our teens and into our 20s. Some people’s skin doesn’t seem to even out until it’s time to hit the anti-aging cream. While expensive products may help keep acne at bay, there are several at-home remedies you can try, using simple and natural ingredients found in your cupboard or grocery store.
Naturally Remove Blackheads with Cinnamon
This mask is recommended for removing both acne and blackheads. It can be a bit rough on your skin, though, so be cautious if you’re already sensitive.
Mix together a teaspoon of cinnamon, three teaspoons of honey and two teaspoons of aloe vera juice. Rub on your face in a circular motion. Let sit for 10 minutes before washing off.
Smoothing Cucumber Mask
This super easy face mask will help your skin feel smoother, as acne can often make it feel rough. Simply mash a cucumber and strain it, getting the excess water out. Blend it with one tablespoon of sugar. Let sit on your face for 10 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.
Yes, simple grapes can actually help clear your skin of acne. Chop up a couple of grapes and rub the flesh on your face and neck to help keep your skin clean and smooth.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
Apple cider vinegar is known to be an antimicrobial that can help stop acne from forming or spreading. Mix together a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, two teaspoons of raw honey and a teaspoon of baking soda. Let it sit on your face for 10-15 minutes.
Oatmeal Acne Mask
It is well-known that oatmeal can help cleanse your pores and keep acne and blackheads away. For this mask, take two tablespoons of rolled oats and place in a blender or food processor until they look like flour. Then, mix it with half a tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of honey and four drops of tea tree oil. Place on your face for 10-15 minutes, and then wash off with cold water.