There may be a lot of factors contributing to play when it comes to acne.
The main cause is oil and clogged pores, but the causes of excess oil production and subsequent bacterial inflammation can range from hormones to small infections.
While severe acne usually requires more severe, treatment-related medical lifting, more mild breakouts with the topical applications can be improved.
Turmeric + Honey
- 1/2 teaspoon wild turmeric
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- Mix both the ingredients in a bowl and apply them on your cleansed face.
- Leave on for 10–15 minutes.
Turmeric is an all-natural anti-inflammatory ingredient and it can help reduce inflammation in the skin.
Powder or the raw turmeric root can be transformed into a paste for topical application.
Mixing it with honey, an antioxidant-rich product that is also naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial may help soothe inflamed skin and prevent future breakouts.
Tea Tree Oil
- Tea tree essential oil
- Bentonite Clay
- Mix 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil in your clay mask. Due to its potential hormonal disruptive properties, dilute 1 to 2 drops with a teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of calcium bentonite clay mask, which creates a barrier between the skin and possible irritants.
- Leave on for 10–15 minutes (no more than 30 minutes).
Tea tree oil is a tried and tested antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent.
While research has shown that it is an effective natural acne fighter, it can be potent at high doses and applied directly to the skin.
Be careful as higher concentrations may be irritating to the skin.
Aloe and turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of wild turmeric
- and enough aloe vera gel to make the mask
- In a bowl add both the ingredients together, and your mask is ready.
- Apply on your clean face and leave on for 15-20 min.
Aloe is a natural, soothing ingredient. It can be helpful if the acne is very swollen and irritated to help calm the skin.
This plant also has naturally occurring salicylic acid and sulfur, making it an ideal opponent of acne, especially for people with oily skin.
Mix it with other powerful ingredients, such as powdered turmeric, to help control oil and sensitive skin.
Aloe can also work from the inside out: one study found that drinking aloe vera juice can help improve mild to moderate acne.
Apple Cider Vinegar & Clay Face Mask
- 1 tablespoon clay
- 1 probiotic capsule
- 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
- In a small bowl, combine clay and probiotic powder.
- Add the ACV to make a paste. It’s all right to use more, if necessary, to achieve a smooth, spreadable consistency.
- Spread clean fingers over the face and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Rinse with cool water and use a moisturizer.
Clay removes impurities from the pores while natural acids in apple cider vinegar treat acne by gently sloughing away dead skin cells.
Nutmeg Spot Treatment Mask
- 1 aspirin tablet
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon plain curd
- Mix one crushed aspirin, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1 tablespoon of yogurt together to make a paste and dab the active acne gently.
- Leave on and rinse with warm water for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Combine three acne fighters to quickly shrink a pinch without leaving your skin dry or flaky.