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4 Common Household Remedies for Acne

Acne is the bane of a person’s existence. It’s unpleasant to look at and it makes us feel insecure about our physical appearance. When pimples start to appear on our face, we just wish we can do something so that it will vanish without a trace instantly.


Fortunately, there are items found in our homes that can surprisingly help treat acne and clear out those unsightly bumps on our face.

  • Aspirin. Aspirin is a basic household item that helps treat inflammation and reduce fever. However, the knowledge of aspirin being a cure for acne is quite uncommon. Strange as it may be, aspirin helps reduce the redness and swelling of the pimple. You can crush it into fine dusts, mix it with a little bit of water to make a thick paste and instantly apply it to the affected area.


  • Salt. This food flavoring contains potent antimicrobial properties that can be beneficial in helping cure acne and preventing big breakouts. Add a little bit of water to half a cup of sea salt and wait for it to reach a paste-like consistency then you can apply it on your face or as a spot treatment.
  • Lemon Juice. The juice of this zesty fruit can kill bacteria and can act as a natural bleach. It helps keep the skin acne-free and as a bonus, it can also treat acne marks left on your face from past breakouts.
  • Ice. This one is only a temporary treatment, albeit an effective one. Putting some ice over your pimple can reduce its swelling and redness. Apply it over your pimple briefly so as not to get a freezer burn.