Home remedies for acne and pimple

An acne and a pimple can pop out on your skin any time during and after puberty. Acne is caused when the oil glands under the hair follicle gets triggered by hormonal changes. Adrenal gland stimulates the hormones during puberty and causes acne on the face, neck and shoulder area. Pimple is caused when the oil secretion is blocked by the hair follicle,from coming out to the outer layer of the skin. When the oil gets accumulated under the skin, it bulges and causes pimple.

Though acne and pimple are not dangerous, they might scar your skin when not treated in the right way and right time. Menstrual cycle, stress, anxiety, pollution, too much consumption of oily food, drinking less water, greasy hair, and too much make-up might also cause acne and pimples.

Top home remedies to treat acne and pimples

Himalayan salt face pack

Detoxifying Himalayan salt face pack to clear acne

This simple and effective Himalayan salt face pack can cleanse your skin, exfoliate, remove dirt and toxins and make your skin feel much better than before. By cleansing the skin, it helps to reduce acne and fade the scars.


This recipe helps you make your own Himalayan salt face pack at home.


This pack can be used every day as per your convenience.

Mint and Fenugreek face scrub

How to make mint fenugreek face scrub to cure acne

Mint and fenugreek have skin healing properties that help to reduce acne effectively. Fenugreek is anti-bacterial by nature and mint has the properties that reduce the scars, when used regularly.

Use this simple face scrub to get rid of acne.


Follow the instructions step by step in this recipe to prepare the face scrub.


This face scrub can be used on a daily basis.

Activated charcoal face pack

Charcoal face pack to clear acne

Activated charcoal has the power to remove impurities from your skin very effectively. This helps to remove excess oil and reduce the occurrence of pimple and acne.


Check out the recipe and prepare the face pack at home.


This pack can be used 4 times a week to get a clear and radiant skin.

Beeswax ointment

Beeswax to cure acne

Beeswax is one of the best natural acne fighting ingredient which has anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and medicinal properties in it. It removes scar, improves skin texture and nourishes the skin.


Here is the recipe to prepare the beeswax ointment at home using all natural ingredients.


This ointment can be used on a regular basis and there are no side effects.

Cinnamon and lemon face pack

Cinnamon and lemon face to cure acne

Cinnamon and lemon has skin healing and scar fading properties in them. This face pack when used on a regular basis can promote clear skin and less occurrence of acne and pimple.


Follow the instructions in this recipe to prepare the face pack.


Use this face pack twice a week to treat acne.

Indian nettle face pack

Indian nettle face mask to clear acne

Indian nettle is a leaf that can be commonly seen in many places. This leaf is very effective in treated skin rashes, acne and it also helps to remove unwanted hair.


Prepare the face pack by following the steps in the recipe.


This pack can be used on a daily basis to cure acne.

Fuller’s earth face pack

Fuller's earth face mask for oily skin

Fuller’s earth, also called as Multani mitti, is a popular clay that is used for skin care. It has the property to remove acne, blemished and also reduce wrinkles on the skin.


Read the DIY recipe to prepare acne curing face pack.


This face pack can be used 4 times a week for good results.

Neem face pack

Neem face pack to clear acne – DIY

Neem leaf has been used to treat various skin diseases since ancient times. Anti-bacterial property in neem leaves, fights acne and pimple very effectively. This face pack can be easily made and used to reduce itchiness too.


Check the recipe to prepare neem face pack.


This pack can be used every day and there are no side effects. Except for the bitter taste and smell, neem is definitely a wonder herb!

Fennel face pack

Fennel face pack to get rid of pimples

Fennel seeds can help you kill pimple causing bacteria and give a glowing skin.


Follow the instructions in the recipe to prepare the face pack.


Be persistent and apply this face pack regularly (thrice a week) for at least 3 months to get clear skin.

All these natural face pack, can help you clear acne & pimples and also give you a healthy and glowing skin. Regular use can give you better results. 

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.