10 Home Remedies for Acne or Pimples

Suffering from acne or pimples can not only be uncomfortable or even sometimes painful, but in serious circumstances, leave you without the confidence to face the world outside your house. Reactions to harsh chemicals can leave your skin looking worse, not to mention get expensive.

Save yourself money by using DIY home remedies for treating acne or pimples. You can find most of these skin-loving ingredients in your pantry or fridge, and if not, pick up your ingredients at the grocery store.

Here are 10 of the best home remedies for combating acne and pimples.

10. Egg Whites

Raw egg whites with whole egg© Scott Karcich | Dreamstime Stock Photos

We all know that the vitamins and proteins found in egg whites provide for a healthy breakfast, but did you know that those same vitamins and proteins can work wonders when applied topically to the skin?

To absorb extra oil and sebum using egg whites, you’re going to need 2-3 eggs, a bowl, and a washcloth. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and whisk the whites until frothy.

Apply a thin layer of egg white to your skin like a mask and wait for it to dry, which should take about 20 minutes. Using a wash cloth soaked in warm water, remove the egg whites completely. Because egg whites can dry out your skin, be sure to apply a moisturizer.

9. Milk and Honey

Linden honey and milk© Olena Rudo | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Milk and honey baths were a favorite for Cleopatra. The acids found in milk can not only treat breakouts, but lighten dark marks for a more even skin tone and can sooth redness. Honey is helpful because it is antibacterial.

To create a milk and honey mask, you will need a tablespoon of both raw honey and plain, full-fat milk or yogurt. Be sure you are using raw honey and not one loaded with extra preservatives or sugars! These unnecessary additives could lead to a break out.

Layer the milk and honey mixture on your skin like a mask and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Use a warm washcloth to remove the mask. A milk and honey mask can be moisturizing, but be sure to follow up with your favorite moisturizer.