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
Aloe 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.
How 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.
This 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.
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.
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!
I’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.
10. Milk Of Magnesia
Milk 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!
This 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!