The pesky acne and the annoying pimples are not just a teenage problem. Every day, millions of adults are frustrated when they see them in the mirror and tirelessly seek the most appropriate treatment. The appearance of unwanted acne and pimples brings a lot of stress and destroys the appearance of the skin, but the worst part are the nasty dark acne spots and pimple blemishes that remain. Sometimes they are so dark that you can’t even cover them with makeup. But before you go off to the nearest drug store and get some expensive cream, go to your kitchen and DIY some homemade treatments for acne blemishes. Here are the most popular home treatments for acne blemishes that will lighten the acne spots and return the healthy appearance of your skin:
Homemade scrub for acne blemishes with strawberries
This is a simple and easy homemade scrub for acne blemishes and dark acne spots that won’t dry your skin. Mash 2-3 strawberries and 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Apply the DIY strawberry scrub to your face, massage your skin for 1 minute and rinse. If you want to get the maximum effect, use it as a face mask. Apply it to your face, leave it for 10-15 minutes and then just before rinsing, gently massage your skin for 1 minute. Homemade face masks and scrubs don’t dry, so it gets a bit messy but its worth it.
Homemade scrub for acne blemishes with lemon and sugar
Take one lemon and cut it in half. Dip it in some sugar or put a sugar on top and start to massage your skin with the lemon piece. Rub it gently in circular motion on the places where you have dark acne spots and pimple blemishes. By doing this DIY homemade scrub for acne blemishes, you will exfoliate your skin and also lighten the dark pimple spots.
Homemade treatment for acne blemishes with raw potato juice
The potato can lighten the dark acne spots, and it is recommended to be used when those pimple blemishes start to appear. Peel one small potato, grate it and put on a cheese cloth or very fine sieve. Drain the potato juice and using a cotton pad apply the juice on your entire face or just the dark acne spots. Leave it for 30 minutes. Also, you can easily make a homemade potato mask for acne blemishes, by slicing a potato (with a mandolin or potato peeler) into very thin strips. Apply the thin potato strips on your face, leave them for 20-30 minutes and rinse.
Homemade face toner for acne blemishes with lemon and tomato juice
Take 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of fresh tomato juice (you can put one tomato in a blender, blend it and strain the juice). With a cotton pad apply the homemade lemon and tomato juice toner on the acne spots and leave it for half an hour. If you don’t have too sensitive skin, you can apply the DIY lemon and tomato toner on your whole face. Put the toner in a small bottle and keep it in the fridge so you can use it at least once a day. The tomato juice and lemon juice have a powerful effect on dark acne spots, but you can also use them separately.
Homemade face toner for acne blemishes with cucumber juice
Like the tomato and lemon juice, cucumber juice also tightens and refreshes the skin and accelerates the disappearance of dark acne spots. This homemade cucumber toner for acne blemishes is also great for dry and sensitive because it moisturizes and refreshes the skin. Grate one small fresh cucumber, and with a cheese cloth or fine sieve drain the juice and apply it to the whole face. Leave it on your face for 30 minutes. Then rinse with cold water.
Homemade face mask for acne blemishes with boiled carrots
Boil 2-3 small carrots and mash them or put them in a blender and blend. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Homemade treatment for acne blemishes with baking soda
Make a mixture from one tablespoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of water. You can adjust the consistency by adding more water or baking soda. Massage the mixture on the places where you have dark acne spots and pimple blemishes with gentle circular movements. Leave the mixture on the dark acne spots for 1 minute, then rinse it with lukewarm water. Repeat this 1-2 times a week.
Homemade treatment for acne blemishes with aloe vera
Aloe vera can help reduce dark acne spots and pimple blemishes when it is in the form of fresh juice or gel. If you can find fresh aloe vera leaf, take it and split it in half. The aloe vera juice and gel have very moisturizing properties so they are great for dry and sensitive skin. Also, aloe vera juice and gel can reduce inflammation and irritation, they can lighten the dark acne spots and have healing properties on the acne scars.