Home Remedies

Top 35 Home Remedies for Acne And Pesky Pimples


Many people suffer from acne and pesky pimples and they will all agree with the fact that it can be quite humiliating. This skin disease can lower one’s self confidence considerably and not to mention, unnecessarily. Yes, acne is difficult to get rid of but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! With the right acne treatment, one can bid good riddance to the problem once and for all.

It should be remembered that a lot of factors attribute to both including diet, lifestyle, environmental stress, physical health like hormone fluctuations etc. But there are some simple home remedies for treating and preventing acne and pesky pimples. Here are the top 35-

Tea tree oil

Simply dab this oil across the area on the spot and let it stay. There is no need to wipe it off. Mix with a bit of water if you have sensitive skin because this oil can cause some skin burning followed by irritation and itchiness.

 tea tree oil

Aloe Vera

This works great on pesky pimples and acne. Apply the fresh gel from the aloe leaf and apply all over the face or body. Let it stay for about 20-25 minutes and then wash it off. Do it at least twice a day for best results.

Aloe Vera


Either fresh or dried turmeric can be used in this reference. Simply apply the same on the pimple and acne prone area and let it dry. Once dry, wash it off gently or wipe using a warm compress or towel.



For those who want to get some avoid and also prevent pimples, a sandalwood mask is highly suggested. Make a paste using powdered or fresh sandalwood and then apply all over the face and neck. Let it stay for 30 minutes and then wash off. Do it at least once a day.

Sandalwood paste

Baking Powder

Apply a paste of baking powder and water on the pimples and acne. Let it dry off completely and then wash it. Remember to do it 2-3 times a day for best results.

baking powder

Cucumber Juice

The juice of cucumber should be applied all over the face and neck. It acts as a natural astringent and also helps in closing open pores. This in turn prevents and dries pimples and acne. Wipe with wet towel.

Cucumber Juice

Rose Water

Healing properties of rose water are great for pesky pimples and acne. Wipe face with rose water and let it stay, there is no need to wash off. You can also mix this with sandalwood paste.

Rose Water

Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix apple cider vinegar with some water. Proportion should be 1:4 to make sure that the vinegar doesn’t burn the skin. You can leave it for about 30 minutes and then wipe if off to get clean and glowing skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar


The paste of toasted cumin with water helps in healing and treating even the worst kind of acne. Simply mix this with some water and then apply on the infected areas. Let it dry and then wash off.



Soak fenugreek overnight and then next morning make a paste of this. Apply on the pimple prone areas and make sure that the paste is thick enough to stay. Let it dry and then wipe clean.



Neem oil or even neem paste is a great remedy for pimples. Make a paste of the fresh leaves and apply all over the face to prevent and also treat acne and pesky pimples.


Fullers Earth

For those who have oily skin fullers earth helps to prevent excessive oil secretion and thus prevents and treats acne. Make a paste and mix with some rose water for best results.

Fullers Earth

Orange Peel

The dried peels of orange can be made into a powder and then a paste. Apply on the entire face and let it dry. The citrus heals and treats acne.

orange peel paste

Lime Juice

The juice of fresh lime and lemon should be applied all over the face and then let it dry. Simply wipe using a clean towel. This will close pores and also clean the face.

lime juice


Use a scrub made from honey and sugar. Apply and scrub all over the face for deep cleansing. Wash of remnants and get healthy and glowing skin, which is acne free.


Potato Juice

Apply potato juice all over the face to lighten skin tone and get rid of acne along with hard-core acne marks. Leave it for at least one hour for best results.

potato juice


Consume cinnamon with honey on empty stomach to cleanse the digestive system and also prevent acne in the long run. Do it everyday.



Applied crush garlic on the acne or rub the clove on the same. Antibacterial properties in the garlic helps in curbing and healing acne.


Ice Cube

Rub ice cubes regularly on acne prone areas to prevent their occurrence. They help in closing pores, which helps in treating the same.

ice cube

Lavender Oil

Apply lavender oil before going to bed. This helps in healing and soothing acne. You can also mix this with some olive oil if you have dry skin acne issues.

Lavender oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil mixed with lime juice is a great remedy for acne. It prevents their occurrence and also treats the skin.

olive oil


A scrub made from apricots should be used to deep cleanse the skin. This helps in getting rid of dirt, dead cells and oil, which prevents and treats acne.


Rice Flour

Take rice flour with water or even other fruit pulps for scrubbing the face and getting rid of acne gently. Apply once in 3-4 days.

Rice Flour

Tomato Juice

The healing properties in tomato juice along with getting rid of excessive oil prevents and treats acne prone skin. Do it once a day for best results.

Tomato Juice

Bitter Gourd Juice

Consume bitter gourd juice every morning to cleanse the system of toxins and thus purifying the blood and getting rid of acne.

bitter gourd juice


The probiotics in yogurt or curd helps in treating pimples and preventing them from spreading further. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash off.


Egg Whites

Egg whites help in tightening the skin, closing the pores and thus prevent acne and pimples from recurring.

egg white

Gram Flour

Gram flour or besan is a great remedy for treating oily skin. Apply on the face before your bath and wash it off once dry.

Gram Flour


For those suffering from acne because of dry skin issues, papaya is a good nourishing mask, which cleanses and also treats acne and pimples.


Jojoba Oil

Apply jojoba oil on the face and the neck to close pores and balance the oil secretion, which is a major cause of hormones.

jojoba oil

Raw Milk

Raw milk has active magnesium acids that deep cleanse the face and prevent acne. Simply wipe the skin with the same and do not wash it with water.

raw milk


If your acne or pimples are not very intense, take some steam to open the pores. Then using a cotton or soft cloth, scrub on the acne to get rid of them gently. Do not be too harsh.


Juniper Oil

Gently massage the face with juniper oil. You can also take apply it post your steam to ensure that the oil penetrates through the layers of the skin.

Juniper Oil


Make a paste of cornflour and orange juice. Apply on the face or affected areas to close pores and treat acne from the roots.


Oatmeal Scrub

Oatmeal with the juice of orange or lemon can be mixed to make a scrub or paste. Let it stay for at least 20 minutes and then wash it off for best results.

Oatmeal Scrub



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