Acne is basically a lump arising from blocked skin pore or inflammation of the skin accompanied by pus or blood. Many factors can trigger acne, include infections caused by bacteria, oily skin, hormonal imbalance, and unhealthy eating habit.

For those of you who want to deal with acne at a low cost, try using natural ingredients that have been proven to overcome the problem of acne, although the effect might not as fast as anti-acne products sold in the market.

How to Clear Acne with Natural Ingredients:

  1. Avocado and Honey

How to clear acne - avocado honey

Avocado and honey are one of the best combinations to overcome acne problem. Honey, a natural ingredient known to has many benefits for the skin because it contains hydrogen peroxide antibacterial. While avocados are rich in vitamin E that can penetrate skin pores and reduce inflammation of the skin.

  • Take the avocado meat and put it into a container
  • Blend the avocado flesh
  • Add one spoon of honey and mix well
  • Add also lemon juice (optional)
  • Apply face mask on acne for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
  1. Lemons

 

How to clear acne - lemon

L-ascorbic acid contained in lemon can reduce the problem of inflammation in the acne-prone skin and clean the clogged face pores. Lemon is also known both as a skin lightening and stain remover of the face.

  • Prepare a lemon
  • Press a little, cut into two parts, then squeeze
  • Apply on your face
  • Leave for 15 minutes then rinse with cold water and dry with a towel
  • Perform this treatment regularly once a day to clear acne
  1. Toothpaste

 

How to clear acne - tooth paste

Fluoride, triclosan, hydrogen peroxide are some active ingredients in toothpaste that can prevent skin irritation, dry out acne and reduce inflammation of the face. To use toothpaste as an acne remedy is also very easy.

  • Apply toothpaste directly on the acne and avoid applying toothpaste throughout the skin area
  • Leave for approximately 2 hours or overnight
  • Rinse face with cold water and dry
  • Avoid using toothpaste on sensitive skin. Choose a toothpaste with a lower fluoride content. If possible, use organic toothpaste
  1. Cucumber

 

How to clear acne - cucumber

Cucumbers have tremendous benefits for the skin. Cucumber is rich in antioxidants, minerals, amino acids and vitamin C that are nutritious to remove toxins from the body, clear acne and moisturize the skin.

  • Cut the cucumber thin and apply on the acne-prone face and let stand for about 15 minutes
  • Rinse face with warm water
  • For maximum results, drink cucumber juice mixed with lime juice. Cucumber juice can cleanse the body from toxins
  1. Tea Tree Oil

 

How to clear acne - tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a common ingredient in anti-acne products. Tea tree oil is a leaf oil of melaleuca plant originating from Australia. Terpenoid substances in tea tree oil can expel bacteria that cause acne so it can be used to clear acne.

  • Mix 5 ml tea tree oil with 95 ml of water
  • Apply to areas of acne prone skin
  • Do 2 – 3 times a day
  • Caution: Tea tree oil can cause skin allergies. Before applying it to the skin, it’s good to test the reaction first. Apply a little oil on the wrist and look at the reaction after a few hours. If there is no reaction such as redness or itching, then it is safe if applied to the face.
  1. Orange Peel

 

How to clear acne - orange peel

Vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acid in orange peel is able to cleanse the pores of the clogged skin of dust and dirt and remove dead skin cells.

  • Dry the orange peel under the sun for several days until it is completely dry.
  • Puree the orange peel that has been dried earlier
  • Add enough water to the orange peel powder and stir until it becomes a paste
  • Apply the paste on the acne-prone face and let stand for a few minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

How to clear acne - apple cider

Apple cider vinegar that you usually buy in supermarkets can be used to clear acne. Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid and lactic acid that can lift dead skin cells and antioxidants that accelerate the process of skin healing due to acne.

  • Mix 5 ml of apple cider vinegar with 95 ml of water
  • Apply on acne using cotton
  • Leave for 10-20 minutes then rinse with warm water
  • For more effective results, do it before bed and leave it overnight
  1. Egg whites

 

How to clear acne - egg whites

Egg whites can shrink the pores of the skin and reduce the excess oil that causing acne. Lysozyme contained in egg whites can destroy the cell wall of bacteria that cause acne. Egg whites also powerful to remove blackheads that are usually nested in the nose.

  • Take an egg, separate yolks and egg whites
  • Whisk the egg whites until fluffy
  • Apply on face until dry
  • Rinse with warm water
  1. Aloe Vera

 

How to clear acne - aloe vera

Aloe vera is known as a powerful natural ingredient to clear acne. Aloe vera contains many active substances that can repel acne. Some of them are the hormone gibberellin and polysaccharides that are able to kill the bacteria that cause acne. Also, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins C and E that accelerate the healing of the skin.

  • Cut aloe vera into two parts
  • Cut the spiked side of the aloe vera
  • Slice the top to pick up the gel, then insert it into a container
  • Puree aloe vera gel
  • Apply aloe vera gel to the areas of acne prone skin
  • Allow for 3 – 5 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water
  1. Papaya

 

How to clear acne - papaya

Papaya contains papain enzymes that function to erode dead skin cells, antioxidants and vitamins that can brighten facial skin, overcoming skin redness due to acne and reduce inflammation of the skin.

  • Clean the papaya and cut into pieces
  • Puree the papaya until it becomes mush
  • Add one spoon of honey or lemon (optional)
  • Apply to acne-prone areas
  • Let stand for approximately 15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
  1. Garlic

 

How to clear acne - garlic

Garlic is one of the natural ingredients that effectively eliminate acne. Garlic contains thiochromone sulfur compounds that can dry out acne and allicin compounds that are antiseptic that can ward off acne-causing bacteria.

  • Puree the garlic and apply on acne
  • Let stand for a few minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
  • For more optimal results, mashed garlic can be mixed with apple cider vinegar before it is applied to the face
  1. Sugar Scrub

 

How to clear acne - sugar scrub

Pure sugar contains AHA and good glycolic acid to cleanse the face from dead skin cells and clear acne and its traces. Not only that, sugar can kill the bacteria that cause acne because the bacterial cell wall is basically not resistant to sugar.

  • Simply mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with one tablespoon of water
  • Stir until it becomes a paste
  • Apply scrub on face for 15 – 20 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water and dry
  1. Honey

 

How to clear acne - honey

Antiseptic contained in honey can kill bacteria and reduce inflammation of the skin due to acne. Honey also serves as a natural probiotic that not only effectively clear acne but prevents the emergence of new acne.

  • Prepare a few drops of honey
  • Apply honey directly on the acne-prone part
  • Let stand for 45 minutes
  • After the honey dry and sticky, rinse with cold water and dry
  • You can do this treatment for 3 times a week
  1. Ice cube

 

How to clear acne - ice cube

Ice cubes can remove excess oil and dirt that are the cause of acne. In addition, ice cubes also soothe the skin and reduce inflammation caused by acne.

  • Make sure the water used to make the ice cubes is sterile
  • Wrap ice cubes in a clean cloth
  • Apply or leave on a pimply face for a few seconds
  • Repeat the process several times in other areas
  • Do this treatment until the acne deflates.

Those are 14 natural ingredients on how to clear acne. hopefully, one of them will work perfectly for you.

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