What Are Acne Blemishes, and How Can You Get Rid of Them with Home Remedies

Do you suffer or have you suffered from acne at some point in your life? After the pimples disappear, there are always some small marks, no matter how small. If you have any spots or scars, do you want to try a treatment in your own home?

Acne usually appears in different areas of the body and for different reasons. Although this problem does not cause any health damage, but it usually affects the self-esteem of the person who suffers it, since the skin is filled with pimples with pus and when they are removed they usually leave quite visible scars. Acne scars can cause holes in the skin or dark brown spots. The acne spots can be removed with cosmetics and home remedies. Holes, however, are much more difficult to remove.

Acne spots are caused by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that ends up being aggravated by exploding pimples and exposing ourselves to the sun. We can avoid the appearance of acne spots due to pimples, it is important to carry out a daily cleaning, for example, washing your face every day with neutral or sulfurized soap that helps to soften the skin and clean and eliminate oil.

You can see our articles on  Iodized Radish for Skin Spots: Contraindications, Benefits and Uses

Acne: The Source of the Problem

Having beautiful, smooth skin without acne or blemishes is not usually the easiest task (especially in young people, who have many more pimples due to the continuous increases in hormonal changes that the affected body is seeing). Acne spots due to pimples are a problem that affects the self-esteem of a large number of people the most.

We must use astringent and exfoliating products to perform a deep cleaning and avoid the accumulation of dirt that can clog the pores and end up causing the dreaded acne . In addition, it is mandatory to apply a sunscreen daily to prevent spots and pimples from worsening. And remember that a poor diet with products that contain too much fat makes our skin more greasy and ends up being more prone to the appearance of pimples.

If your current problem is not acne and stains caused by it, to learn more about your problem visit our article about the natural treatments for acne .

Natural Treatments for Acne Blemishes

Exfoliate the skin

Exfoliating your skin every two weeks will help remove acne scars. Mix sugar and moisturizer in a dessert spoon once a week and apply in circular motions. Let stand for a few minutes and wash the “exfoliated” area with plenty of cold water. We can find other products that are natural and can be used as exfoliants for the face, for example corn flour, honey, different types of clays and oatmeal.

We have an article with the Best Skin Scrubs: Tips and Home Remedies

To make a clay scrub at home , simply prepare a little more liquid the cosmetic clay compound that you can find in herbalists, then we must give a gentle massage with circular movements, after a few minutes we wash ourselves with cold water.

You may be interested in more information about clays and their benefits for the skin , as well as a recipe for a natural mask for great skin.

Apple cider vinegar

Cut an onion in half and dip it in a half-filled cup of apple cider vinegar . Let the onion soak up the vinegar well for 10-15 minutes. After this time, rub the onion on the stains and let it rest for another 10 minutes, finally rinse with plenty of water. The results will be visible after two weeks if we continue doing this treatment every day.

Aloe vera

The Aloe Vera is a powerful moisturizer and great skin regenerator , which helps us fight premature aging and show a fresh and beautiful face. Aloe vera is capable of ending any scar , so against acne blemishes it works very well.

Place the aloe vera pulp in a wooden or plastic container and add the juice of a squeezed lemon. Mix well and apply to the face with gentle circular movements. Let stand for 20 minutes and remove with warm water. You can also use aloe vera oil on our skin.

For more information go to the article on natural recipes of Aloe Vera for skin and hair.

Olive oil and sodium bicarbonate

Olive oil, due to its high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins, manages to be a great ally to eliminate acne spots . In addition, thanks to its detoxifying capacity, it removes all impurities and leaves the face smooth and shiny.

The treatment consists of applying a cotton ball soaked in a mixture of two tablespoons of mineral water and a dessert spoon of baking soda to the scar.

We gently massage the area for a minute and then wash our face. After exfoliating, we apply olive oil to the area and let it penetrate to the deepest layers of the skin so that it acts directly on the scar, while softening and regenerating the dermis. We let it rest for a period of 20 minutes and wash as we normally do.

Learn what Sodium Bicarbonate is and 59 possible uses with this special article for you.


Tomato is perfect for our health and its vitamin A can also help repair and rejuvenate the skin. Tomatoes can help solve common skin problems such as blemishes, blackheads , rashes, oily skin, large pores, sunburns , dry skin, and even help treat and reduce the appearance of acne.

For the treatment we must crush a tomato that is ripe (soft) and apply the pulp directly on our skin, then we let this mask rest for 30 min. and rinse with warm water. We can apply it every 2-3 days.

Honey and lemon

Both lemon and honey are great foods to preserve blemish-free and totally healthy skin, as they have nourishing and whitening properties .
Among the wide variety of nutritional properties that honey has, we find minerals and vitamins that provide hydration, antiseptic and antibacterial properties on the skin. It also manages to soften and regenerate the skin. For its part, lemon has astringent and bleaching properties.
Follow the directions for application, mix the juice of a squeezed lemon with 2 tablespoons of organic honey . Rub the area that has stains with a cotton ball and let it rest for 30 minutes, finishing by cleaning the area with water.

Why Opt for a natural treatment?

There are also other ways to alleviate these spots, but these techniques are usually acidic, laser or very expensive specific creams, however, they are not always as pleasant as the ones we have discussed before. Most can solve your problem, but on the other hand, they can also cause other types of allergies or complications. One of the reasons is that these treatments are more aggressive and often leave the skin more fragile and sensitive , which can end up causing other spots, for example those caused by the sun.

So here we show you some home remedies , made with totally natural ingredients, which are generally always available in any home. They also have no side effects and are also very effective. But you have to understand that they have gradual and long-term results, so be patient.

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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