5 DIY Acne Treatments

Take care of your skin without all the prescription medicine!

No matter what age you are, there is always the possibility that you can have a bad skin day. Whether its just an overall issues with your T-zone or a grotesque pimple that could not be covered, having acne can put a damper on your day and mood. It can be hard to go out when you can’t cover it up with makeup or just don’t have the confidence to face others, but there’s nothing to fear. Medication isn’t the only way to solve this rampant skin problem. Here are some DIY treatments that can be whipped up at home, so that you can face the acne head on in a the most efficient way possible. Toss the medicine to the side and opt for a more natural treatment with the following methods.

1. Advil Liquid Gels 

Believe it or not, over-the-counter medication can do wonders for your skin over night as it does for aches and pains throughout your body. With Advil liquid gels, simply take a pin and poke a hole in the capsule to get the liquid out of the capsule. Apply the liquid on any acne or pimples on your face. Sleep with the gel on overnight and the inflammation and redness will reduce in the morning!

2. Honey Face Mask 

Having a bad skin day is caused by bacteria or dirt clogging up your pores. Believe it or not, but honey has many antibacterial properties. To use this on your skin, mix 1 cup of oatmeal to 2 cups of honey and apply it as a face mask. Leave it on for 30 minutes.

3. Aspirin Paste

Similar to the Advil liquid gel method, another generic medication that can be used topically instead of orally is aspirin. Smash the pill until it turns into a fine powder and then, mix with a few drops of water till it turns into a paste like mixture. Apply the paste to your acne or pimples and keep it on overnight.

4. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great cleaning agent for your house and in a similar way, it can be used to clear your face as well. Create a paste with 1 tbsp. baking soda and 1 tbsp. water. Apply the paste to your face and wash it off after 10 minutes. To keep your face clean and skin rejuvenated, apply coconut oil, which is a natural moisturizing agent.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Applying apple cider vinegar to your face can actually do more for your skin than you know. Create a mixture with 1 part of apple cider vinegar to 3 parts water. Using this on your skin can maintain a good pH balance and kill bacteria.

Give these 5 DIY acne treatments a shot and let us know in the comments how they work out for you!

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