Natural Skin Care Recipes For Acne

skincare recipes for acne

Acne can be caused by a combination of factors. The three main factors are:
1. bacteria on the skin
2. the amount of oil the skin produces and... 
3. how easily the pores are clogged.

It doesn’t mean that you jump up and run to scrub your skin because it is dirty. Keep in mind to always treat your troubled skin gently. And it applies to both teen and adult acne. Teen acne is usually caused by genetics and diet; while adult acne is caused by changes in our diet and exercise patterns, as well as stress.

By trading (sometimes unconsciously) fresh food for easy to prepare processed foods, we ingest low quality nutrients that don’t provide the support that our skin needs. Now that we try to juggle so many responsibilities all at once, our stress levels sky-rocket. Stress can aggravate acne. So, please take all of these factors into consideration.

Some Useful Skin Care Tips for Acne

Tip #1: use a mild soap-free cleanser to cleanse your skin (never soap).
True soap can strip your skin and may contain acne-triggering ingredients like sodium tallowate. So pick a natural soap-free face wash that comes in liquid or bar formulations.

Tip #2: wash your skin twice a day (not more).
You might think repeated cleansing will prevent breakouts, but that’s not the case. Too much washing can dry and irritate your skin. Or compulsive cleansing can annoy your oil glands and trigger a new breakout.​

Tip #3: limit astringent.
Using astringent more than once or twice a day can dry out and irritate your skin. You might try a product labeled for sensitive skin, which contains less alcohol than regular astringents.​

Tip #4: avoid the grainy scrubs.
These grainy exfoliants may feel like they are helping your skin because they dry up oil and temporarily tighten your pores. Usually, however, they tend to be too rough and abrasive. These products can make your skin parched, flaky and can even result in tiny broken capillaries.​

Tip #5: don’t ever squeeze a pimple.
…Don’t matter how tempted you are. You may push the infection deeper into the skin. The same rule applies to blackheads as well. They can be deceptively deep and trying to extract them may break your skin, causing inflammation. This no-squeeze rule is even more important for people with dark skin, because of a possible pigment or permanent dark spot development.​

Tip #6: if fighting mild blemishes with benzoyl peroxide, use the lowest concentration available.
Treat mild acne with the 2.5% benzoyl peroxide product. It will be just as effective without overdrying your skin. Use it once or twice a day. Overusing the product, same thing; it can leave the skin surrounding the blemish red and flaky. For mild acne, at night is enough (until your pimple stops being itchy or painful). From that point on, it’s hands off, since a pimple takes around two weeks to heal and it will fade faster if it’s left alone.​

Tip #7: hide blemishes with oil-free foundations.
Camouflage blemishes with tinted, medicated concealers that go with oil-free or water-based foundations. Blemish concealers can be tinted or clear, and you can use them on bare skin or under makeup. As for foundations, stick with products that are noncomedogenic (it is a term applied to makeup and skin care products that do not block pores).​

Tip #8: wash away sweat and oils after your workouts.
Workouts are great, but perspiration and oil are a deadly pair for acne-prone skin. No worries, you can still keep your skin in good shape… if… (a) you don’t wear makeup or moisturizer to the gym, (b) you soak up or dry sweat midway through your workout, (c) you cleanse immediately after your workout and don’t give oil a chance to block your pores (soap-free cleanser and warm water), (d) you slip out of your sweaty exerciseware, especially if it’s made of spandex (doesn’t allow the skin to breathe and can clog pores).​

Tip #9: if your acne is severe - see a dermatologist.
If over-the-counter products (including benzoyl peroxide) don’t clear your skin in four to six weeks, consider consulting a dermatologist.​

Natural Homemade Skin Care

When Preparing Skincare Recipes At Home You Must Remember…

1. Always sterilize! Always use glass bowls and jars to mix and store homemade products. Glass will not react with the naturally occurring acids present in many of the mentioned ingredients.
2. Always store any remaining home-made skincare products in a sealed glass jar.
3. All ingredients from vegetables to fruits must be fresh. Otherwise… what’s the point…?

All recipes that we’ll share with you are great for acne. However, some will be better for oily, and others for dry or combination, skin types (it will be mentioned under each recipe). If you would like to test some other recipes (not acne dedicated), click here to hop over to another page. While, on this page, we’ll cover recipes in the following categories: cleansers, mists or toners, gentle scrubs and masks.

homemade skin care for acne

Natural Skin Cleanser Recipes

Milky Way Cleanser

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2 tablespoons of milk or cream
2 teaspoons almond meal
1 tablespoon of almond oil
1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Lemon-Papaya Cleanser

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Targeted for skin problem and type:
- Acne [oily skin and combination skin]

Homemade Skin Care For Oily Skin

In this video you’ll find two quick and easy recipes for acne prone and oily skin types. You can use these recipes even if you are going through menopause.

Acne Recipes For Various Skin Types

Chamomile-Rosemary Toner-Mist

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Targeted for skin problem and type:
- Acne [dry skin and combination skin]

Outmeal-Honey Scrub

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1 tablespoon of oats
1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons of yogurt
1 teaspoon of honey

Strawberry-Honey Mask

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Targeted for skin problem and type:
- Acne [oily skin]

Milk-Honey Mask

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Targeted for skin problem and type:
- Acne [dry skin]

Wow, this list will keep you busy for about 6 months. But just to make sure, here is another group of homemade skin care recipes for you. Enjoy!

It would be great if you could test some of these recipes out and let us know how they worked on your skin.

Audronė Wippich

Besides making extraordinary skincare products with my team, I enjoy sharing with you some helpful insights when it comes to feeling and looking vibrant.

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