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Natural Skin Care Routine for Acne that Will Save Your Skin


Natural Remedies that are Effective for Acne

We have all been there: a pimple(s) popping upright when you have an important function, or a painful one shows out of nowhere overnight! While popping it is the first thing that comes to mind for most of us, this is not the best thing as it can result in more annoying pimples showing up. I have compiled some recipes that have worked well for me when it comes to staving off acne. Some are for topical applications, while some are for ingesting, and these help the skin from the inside.

I have listed several natural ingredients that are very easy to incorporate into your skincare routine and that I can personally attest to. Try these out, and let me know how they work for you!

Aloe Vera


Aloe vera has been the go-to remedy for sunburns for the longest of time and what most people are not aware of is the potent treatment it offers for acne. So, what makes aloe vera so good for your skin?

Anti-acne: Aloe vera contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe acne-prone skin and keep off bacteria linked to acne formation. It also contains salicylic acid that helps with white and blackhead breakouts.

Natural moisturizer: Aloe vera moisturizes the skin without giving it an oily feel, making it perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. It is also very soothing for the skin, which helps give you a beautiful glow.

Anti-aging: Healthy, hydrated skin is supple and elastic, and what most of us know, moisturized skin keeps off aging signs such as wrinkles and tiny fine lines. Aloe vera is a great natural moisturizer. What makes it more potent is its ability to trigger the production of collagen, elastin fibers, and hyaluronic acid in your skin that give you that beautiful, youthful glow.

Fades dark marks and spots: Hyperpigmentation or dark marks and spots on the skin are caused by acne, aging, and exposure to UV rays. Aloe vera contains aloesin, a plant compound that helps fade stubborn marks and spots.

Sesame Oil


So many of us can confess to spending so much on expensive anti-spot and moisturizing creams. Sesame oil, also known as till oil, is the skin elixir that cures a broad spectrum of skin problems.

Here are some great reasons why sesame oil should be a staple in your beauty products cabinet.

Anti-acne: Sesame oil is a natural antibacterial that helps rid pimples, acne, white, and blackheads.

Skin brightener and detoxifier: Sesame oil is endowed with plant compounds that eliminate bacteria, dirt, and oil, leaving the skin soft with a beautiful glow. Polyphenols found in till help restore the skin's natural barrier balance which helps repair damaged cells and reduce enlarged pores.

Restore damaged skin: Till oil is rich in copper, magnesium, zinc, manganese, and calcium that repair scar tissue and also help improve circulation that speeds up recovery.

Apple Cider Vinegar


Many of us wouldn't mind smelling like salad dressing for a little while if it meant getting clear, youthful skin. Apple cider vinegar is a magnificent exfoliator that does amazingly well for acne-prone and oily skin. It works perfectly well when paired with anti-inflammatory ingredients such as sesame oil. Some of its powerful benefits include:

  • Restores the skins natural pH levels
  • Stimulates blood circulation in the skin
  • It gets rid of acne-causing bacteria
  • Brightens hyperpigmentation

Raw Manuka Honey


It turns out this sweet natural syrup isn't just good for your gut but is fantastic for your skin as well. It contains potent properties that make it a must-have for your natural acne treatment regimen. Benefits of using raw or manuka honey on your skin include:

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Antiseptic and antibacterial benefits: Honey has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that eliminate bacteria and dirt on the skin, which is pivotal in healing and preventing acne formation.

Moisturizer: Honey provides hydration even for the driest of skin. Regular use of honey will leave the skin elastic and supple with a beautiful glow.

Exfoliator: Honey contains natural enzymes that exfoliate your skin without irritating it. It does this by sloughing off damaged and dead skin cells, leaving behind youthful and radiant skin.

Turmeric Powder


Turmeric is a firm favorite in most households mainly because it seems to heal all kinds of ailments that you can think of tummy issues? Get some turmeric. Blocked skin pores? Get some turmeric. Crazy hangover? Get some turmeric, and we could go on and on, but we will primarily focus on turmeric benefits for your skin.

Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial that provides the skin with exfoliating, soothing, and detoxifying benefits. Because of its orange color, please don't use it more than once a day and not for more than 15 minutes; else, you risk looking like a carrot!

Turmeric pairs well with raw honey and apple cider vinegar to create an exfoliating mask.

Sweet Almond Oil


Sweet almond oil is fantastic for the skin. It is very rich in healthy fatty acids and antioxidants that help it penetrate deeply into your skin and hair to provide you with almost immediate benefits. It contains vitamin A that hydrates your skin layers, and prevents and heals acne. Vitamin D from sweet almond oil helps heal damaged skin by increasing cell turnover that gets rid of dead skin cells and promotes the formation of new radiant and healthy cells.

It also contains vitamin K, omega three fats, minerals, and vitamin E that reverse and slow down the skin's aging process by fighting free radicals and promoting healthy skin cell formation.

Raw African Cocoa Butter


Sweet-smelling cocoa butter has immense antioxidant benefits for your skin. The polyphenols in raw cocoa butter helps reduce aging signs, soothe inflamed skin, and keep the skin very well hydrated. It also helps fade dark marks, scars, and stretch marks as it improves your skin's elasticity and moisture.

Raw African Shea Butter


Raw shea butter has a nutty smell and is very well known for its skin softening benefits. It is a natural anti-inflammatory that soothes very sensitive and inflamed skin. It has skin firming benefits as well that give you a youthful glow and texture.

Ingredients to Use with Caution

Lemon Juice: While lemon juice is commonly used as a natural remedy for dark spots, it can irritate people with sensitive skin, leaving them dry and inflamed skin. Try a small patch test to see how your skin responds before using it on a large area. Please don't mix it with apple cider vinegar, as this combination can leave your skin with a burning sensation and result in hyperpigmentation.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil has the effect of blocking skin pores for some skin types, which for someone whose skin is acne-prone, can leave them with severe breakouts. Test coconut oil on a small patch for several days before committing to it with lemon juice. When tolerated by the skin, coconut oil has immense skin healing, moisturizing and soothing benefits.

Baking Soda: Some people use baking soda as one of the ingredients for making a DIY face mask. However, this can be very harsh for your skin and often disrupt your skin's pH balance, leaving you with dehydrated acne-prone skin. Do a patch test for a couple of days to see how your skin responds.

Without further ado, let's jump right into the recipes section and get started on the process of getting glowing, supple skin!

Morning Lemon Ginger Detox Drink for a Clear Skin

Prep timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

Serves One


  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 Knob ginger, fresh, finely grated
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • A pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 glass water


  1. Juice all the ingredients in a juicer; stir in turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, and water.
  2. Serve right away!
  3. Start your day by drinking a glass of lemon ginger drink. It helps detox your body and healing your skin from inside.

Homemade Natural Anti-Acne Facial Cleanser


What you need:

  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raw manuka honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl; whisk until well blended. Transfer to a clean airtight container and store in the fridge.

To use, scoop out a teaspoon of the cleanser and apply it on your face and neck, gently rubbing it in your skin. Let sit for about 10 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.

Natural Anti-Acne Toner with Tea Tree Oil


What you need:

  • 1/2 cup witch hazel
  • 1/4 cup rose water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 20 drops of tea tree oil


Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined.

Transfer the mixture to a clean spray bottle and store it in the fridge.

To use, spray the toner all over your face and neck after cleansing.

Natural Anti-Acne Moisturizer -An Effective Anti-Acne Whipped Butter


What you need:

  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup sweet almond oil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 20 drops of vitamin E


Combine shea butter and cocoa butter in a double boiler or a small pot. Gently stir the mixture over medium-low heat until melted.

Remove from heat and let the mixture cool a bit or until almost opaque.

Add in sesame oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, and vitamin E. Whip the mixture with a hand mixer until the mixture is very smooth and fluffy.

Transfer to an airtight container.

To use, apply as needed on your face and neck. You can as well apply it all over your body for smooth, healthy skin.

How to make DIY Whipped Body Butter

Homemade Natural Anti-Acne Mask


What you need:

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water


Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl until a smooth paste is formed.

Apply the anti-acne cleanser on your face and neck, and then rinse it off with warm water.

Apply the mask and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.

Rinse it off and apply the anti-acne moisturizer.

Mask your face at most twice a week.

3-Step Skincare Routine for Acne

Step 1: Cleanse gently, but well using the Homemade Natural Anti-Acne Facial Cleanser

Step 2: Apply the Natural Anti-Acne Toner with Tea Tree Oil

Step 3: Moisturize with the Natural Anti-Acne Whipped Butter

Remember to mask with the Homemade Natural Anti-Acne Mask at most twice a week.

Follow these steps twice a day for an acne-free and refreshing skin!


David Muse on August 17, 2021:

That is a very informative post. I saw a person close to me work with aloe vera after a serious acne attack and the results were quite surprising.

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