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12 DIY Acne Treatments That Will Save Both Your Money And Your Skin

12 DIY Acne Treatments

Acne is a difficult, stressful and persistent issue that millions of people deal with on a daily basis. Treatments can be as painful as they are pricy, and attempting to figure out which solution works best for you can add up quickly. If you are working with a low-ish budget but wish to seek options outside the typical drugstore buys, these DIY acne treatments and homemade skincare remedies might just be what you’re looking for.

From masks to serums to spot treatments, tons of people swear by DIY solutions, so these may wind up being the homemade miracle your skin needs. Have you tried any of these fixes? Let us know how they worked in the comments!

1. Oatmeal Mask

This oatmeal mask is a fantastic homemade treatment to give yourself, whether you have acne or not. It helps to reduce inflammation and inflammation, so if you’re self-conscious about your complexion being pink, try this recipe! And make some extra for yourself to eat, too; oatmeal is sort of the greatest.

2. Clear Acne

12 DIY Acne Treatments That Will Save Both Your Money And Your SkinMy favorite thing about this recipe is that it can be stored for up to a week. Just make a batch on a Sunday and use it a couple of times throughout the week!

3. DIY Aloe Vera Acne Treatment

12 DIY Acne Treatments That Will Save Both Your Money And Your SkinAloe vera is a wonderful means by which to treat sunburns and upset stomachs, but did you know it can help heal acne, too? You can even grow it in your backyard, so you’ll be nurturing your treatment from start to finish.

4. Homemade Natural Zit Zapper

12 DIY Acne Treatments That Will Save Both Your Money And Your SkinHow cute is this tiny little zit zapping tool? Instead of dropping $20 (at least) on one of those pricy ones from the store, this one just consists of tea tree oil, coconut oil, and an empty lip balm container. Voila! You have got the perfect means by which to eliminate your blemishes in a jiffy.

5. Best DIY Homemade Acne Remedies

12 DIY Acne Treatments That Will Save Both Your Money And Your SkinThis handy dandy chart runs the gamut on several types of homemade acne treatments that you can use. My favorite is number 6, primarily because it involves avocado but also because I bet it would work well on both skin and hair.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

Our recent homemade toner recipe spotlit apple cider vinegar as an awesome ingredient that has the power to change your skin for good. When it comes to acne, it kills off trouble-causing bacteria and balances out your pH levels, so bacteria is less able to flourish all up on your skin.

7. DIY Citrus Acne Treatment

This citrus treatment smells delicious and is super easy to make, so definitely give it a try if you love the scent of oranges and want your skin to look bright and beautiful!

8. DIY Aspirin Mask

12 DIY Acne Treatments That Will Save Both Your Money And Your SkinI’ve always heard people rave about the powers of crushing up aspirin and putting it on their faces, so I have a feeling this recipe is an excellent one. It is also supposed to reduce puffiness, making it the perfect post-weekend solution for hangover skin.

9. Sea Salt Toner

12 DIY Acne Treatments That Will Save Both Your Money And Your SkinWhen I still had my ears stretched, the only thing I would clean my ears with was sea salt solution. Try this easy homemade recipe between your cleanser and your moisturizer.

10. Milk Of Magnesia

12 DIY Acne Treatments That Will Save Both Your Money And Your SkinMilk of Magnesia is not actually milk, though it does have a milk-like appearance. Apparently, it offers similar results as a clay mask but is less harsh on skin, so it is a great potential solution for those with sensitive complexions. (Nothing’s worse than going home with a new skincare purchase, putting it on your face and then immediately feeling that dull burn that means you’ll have to be taking it back soon.) Oh, and she mentions that it can even be used as a makeup primer, so say goodbye to $22 products and hello to this inexpensive, excellent option!

11. DIY Spot Treatment

12 DIY Acne Treatments That Will Save Both Your Money And Your SkinThis is another zit zapper that uses tea tree oil, but unlike number 4 on this list, it leaves out the coconut oil and instead contains rose hip seed oil and aloe vera. As per the instructions, you can experiment with quantities so you’ll best be able to tailor the recipe to your own personal needs and the health of your skin.

12. Egg Whites

This may not be the sweetest-smelling solution, but many men and women absolutely love using egg whites to get rid of excess oil without stripping their skin, as well as adding lots of protein and vitamins into it. Plus, they are so much cheaper than most of the treatments you can buy at the store that have similar results, so both your bank account and your t-zone will be very excited.

Have you tried any of these solutions? Let us know!

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  • Alana Vincenza

    I am in desperate need of a spot treatment, so I may give a few of these a try!

  • StephC12

    This comes at an awesome time because my skin is acting like I’m a teenager all over again. I’ve tried the aspirin mask but it didn’t work for me. It was hard to crush it up finely enough to spread on and stay on, though it may have been user error.
    Right now I just use witch hazel toner and a store bought spot acne treatment, so I’ll gladly try some of these, especially the ones I already have ingredients for.

    • capoupascap

      I use and swear by the aspirin mask but you really need to mix it with something besides just water to get it to stick. I prefer honey, but aloe vera works pretty well too.

    • StephC12

      Thanks for the tip! How do you grind the aspirin down to powder? I don’t think I’m getting it fine enough in the first place.

    • capoupascap

      I personally don’t grind it. I get the uncoatedkind and get my finger wet and mush it down into paste. If you already have the coated kind you can rinse off the coating under running water and rubbing it between 2 fingers. Hope that helps! If not.feel.free to ask any other questions.

  • cat butt

    Holy crap don’t put straight lemon juice on your face, especially if it’s sensitive! It can cause chemical burns ESPECIALLY if you expose your skin to the sun after using it!! No bueno!!

  • Heather C

    #5 also gave me some great smoothie ideas.Yum.