Imagine this: You wake up in the morning and look in the mirror. The first thing you notice is a huge pimple (pimples) on the centre of your forehead. you try to hide it, by your hair, with your makeup, but nothing works. At that moment, you know that your self-esteem will take a huge blow. That pimple, even though harmless, has the power to ruin your day and probably ruin your image( I may be exaggerating ). You think that while talking to you, people will look, not at your eyes but rather, at a pimple. Its mighty presence will make you very self-conscious.


So, ladies, I have made a list of the best possible homemade recipes to treat acne and prevent pimples.

  • Sugar scrub

    Sugar, a very common item we consume daily in our food, be it to sweeten our tea or in sweets we love eating, helps in preventing pimples. It helps get rid of the excess skin cells clogging up our pores by acting as an exfoliator. Mixing it with honey or just plain water and applying it on our face for a few minutes results in a fresh-looking skin.


  • Steam it up

    Steam opens up the pores and thus flushes out impurities embedded deep in our skin. This helps in reducing the chances of acne and also helps the effectiveness of a product applied after the steam application. This method is the easiest and fastest with least chances of allergy or side effects. Boil a bowl of water and place your face in the bowl and drape a towel over your head to trap the steam for 10-15 minutes. This can be done as many times a day as required.


  • Lemon-aid

    The most well-known anti-acne ingredient used in majority scrubs is Lemon. Lemon is rich in citric acid, which acts as an efficient exfoliator as well as whitens the skin and reduces redness.In addition to this, its astringent properties cause a contraction of body tissues, and will thus dry out the blemish itself. However, it must be removed before we go outdoors as it can cause sensitivity when it reacts with the sun.



  • Aloe vera

    Aloe vera works as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing redness and swelling. It also has antibacterial properties which help kill acne-causing bacteria present on our skin. the gel can be used a base for any other scrub or paste or can be used on its own.


    aloe vera

  • Orange peel paste

    Orange which has a very high dosage of vitamin C, is most effective for acne reduction compared to any other remedy.The vitamin C promotes the growth of new healthy cells which makes our skin softer and younger-looking. its astringent property is an additional benefit. However, application of this makes your skin dry, so always remember to keep a moisturiser with you.

    orange peel

  • Papaya pulp

    Papaya removes dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. It also reduces inflammation and helps prevent the pus from forming. Make a paste of it and apply it for 15-20 minutes and notice the immediate results.

    papaya pulp

  • Ice-cubes

    Open your freezer and behold you can see a very easy method of acne control.Ice can be used to quickly reduce redness, swelling and inflammation of pimples. It also helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area, and in tightening the skin pores and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin.

    ice cubes


  • Tea Tree Oil

    Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that help fight acne-causing bacteria . its soothing properties help reduce the redness and inflammation of pimples. It also helps dry out blackheads and whiteheads. it can be mixed with aloe vera for further benefits. However, tea tree oil must not be used by those with sensitive skin.

tea tree oil

  • Toothpaste

    This everyday bathroom necessity holds the key for instant acne reduction.It is most effective when used following the ice remedy. applying it for minimum half an hour shows instant results. however, it is very important to use only white toothpaste and not gel one.


  • Honey

Its antibiotic properties help improve acne. Apply a mask of honey for 30 minutes and gently wash with water. it leaves a supple and soft skin.



These remedies are for normal skin and people with sensitive skin must not use such remedies. To look for remedies for sensitive skin see 5 Beauty Products for Sensitive Skin