Acne is a problem with clear and glowing skin. There are a lot of cosmetics and products out there to treat acne but unknown to most or some people, there are easy-to-get home or natural remedies to treat acne. Some of these home remedies help treat acne and also help reduce any occurrence of acne scarring. These home remedies may seem illogical or kind of silly to use, but their skin benefits prove that they are kind of useful for not just consumption but treating acne too.

First of all, what is acne?

Acne is a tiny red or black circular pop on your skin that happens when your hair follicles are blocked with oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells.

Acne is a normal skin condition that usually starts in an individual’s life during their early teens and lasts till their 20s.

Natural Acne remedies

With the definition of acne out of the way, let’s jump right into the natural remedies to treat acne.

When it comes to natural remedies to treat acne, they are countless. Its diversity helps you choose the most suitable, affordable, and easiest one to use and apply, and for in case you can always switch to another remedy in case you’re allergic to one.

Aloe vera

First on our list is the almighty moisturizing agent, aloe vera. Aloe vera has many advantages it provides to the skin and did you know that aloe vera is a natural skin moisturiser? Crazy right? Aloe vera is a pointy green leaf filled with gel on the inside. A fun fact about aloe vera is that it is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and these features help the skin fight against acne.

How do you use this, you may ask?

It’s super easy, all you have to do is slice the aloe vera into two halves, scrape the gel off the leaf with a tablespoon into a jar or container, and store it in a refrigerator. Or you could slice a little piece, scrape the gel, and apply it directly onto the skin. You can do this twice a day every day or three times a week.

Lemon and cucumber

Using lemon and cucumber together as an acne-treating agent is a great deal as cucumber is rich in vitamins and is mostly made of water while lemons are filled with citric acid which helps clear acne scarring. Lemons are also anti-inflammatory. Mix both to detoxify, moisturize, and hydrate your skin.

How to use

Cut a cucumber into two halves, blend one half, and mix with lemon juice. Apply on the skin and wash off after fifteen minutes with cold water.


Lemon on its own can also be used to treat acne as it is anti-inflammatory and also an effective way to clear acne scarring.

How to use

Slice lemons into two halves and apply juice directly on your face, wash off with cold water after fifteen minutes.


Water just doesn’t keep your skin hydrated from the inside, it also helps prevent acne, as breakouts may occur when the skin gets irritated due to dryness. So you want to drink enough water all through the day and your skin will thank you for it. There is no specific or mandatory amount of water to take but an appropriate amount of water should be taken.


One of the benefits of ice is that it is anti-inflammatory and helps reduce the size of acne if your concealer isn’t covering it up. It also helps heal acne breakouts.

How to use

Fold a couple of ice cubes in a cloth and gently place it on top of the acne for five to ten minutes.

Naijassador just provided you with tips and hacks to cure those tiny red pop-ups it’s time to show them who’s boss.

Written by Dike Ijeoma


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