These homemade acne treatments for sensitive skin can help you get rid of acne without creating more inflammation. Acne home remedies are a simple and affordable way to treat acne and avoid the harmful chemicals in many acne remedies.
Most natural acne remedies are a lot safer than using benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and other intense chemicals.
woman with facial mask, example of homemade acne treatments
These homemade acne remedies might take a little more time to work, but are much less likely to irritate your sensitive skin.
I recommend choosing one or two acne home remedies to try at a time. Use it for at least a few days, preferably a week. Some homemade acne treatments need several weeks to see results. The key is consistency. Do it every day!
With sensitive skin, you need to be careful even when using natural ingredients. I recommend you test each acne home remedy on the inside of your arm or behind your ear FIRST. Then wait and see how your skin reacts, before applying to your face.
In addition to these homemade acne treatments, you may want to consider using hypoallergenic skin care products which are much less likely to cause inflammation.
Some good quality hypoallergenic products make excellent acne skin care products for sensitive skin because they can cleanse, tone, and moisturize WITHOUT adding more chemicals or allergy producing ingredients that can help the skin to heal.
A good quality hypoallergenic product can nourish your skin without irritating it, which will reduce acne and inflammation.
Since there are very few gentle, safe acne treatments for sensitive skin , the best approach is to reduce irritation and inflammation with hypoallergenic products. Take your time and test out each new product you try, until you find something that works for your skin.
These are some of the gentlest and least irritating acne home remedies. Choose one or two to try at a time, and test. If your skin responds well, do it regularly and see if you get results.
Ice cubes will shrink the redness and inflammation of a pimple and make it less noticeable.
An oatmeal mask is soothing for the face and easy to make. Grind a handful of oatmeal in a blender or coffee grinder. Mix the oatmeal powder with a little water, apply to your face and lay down. Soothing, effective, and not irritating!
Slice a raw white potato and place it on top of your acne outbreaks. Leave for five to seven minutes. Helps with acne healing as well as reducing the swelling and inflammation.
A baking soda facial mask is gentle and non irritating. Mix some baking soda powder into a paste, apply to your face and let dry, then rinse with pure water. If you feel your skin is too sensitive for a whole facial mask, try dabbing the paste onto individual pimples. Let them dry, then rinse.
Do an egg yolk facial mask done once a day for 7 days is said to get rid of acne. Beat an egg yolk, apply to face with a cosmetic brush or a clean child's paintbrush, and let dry for 10 minutes. Don't use if you are allergic to eggs!
Apples and honey can also help get rid of acne. Grate a little apple and mix with honey, apply to the face for 15 - 20 minutes. Honey can be very sticky so you might want to dilute with a little water.
Ultraviolet light can help to dry the acne. Go slowly with this, close your eyes when you use the light and don't overdo!
These home acne remedies are a little more potent for sensitive skin, so go slowly and test first on the inside of your arm!
Rosewater and lemon is said to be a very effective acne home remedy. Mix the juice of a fresh lemon with rosewater and leave on your face for a few minutes. Rinse off with pure water.
Gently apply the juice of fresh cut ginger to acne pimples once each day. The ginger acts to calm the acne inflammation and in a few days the eruption will subside.
Salt and water applied to the face will help reduce acne eruptions.
Vinegar and salt, mixed with water and applied to the face can help heal acne. The vinegar might be too intense for sensitive skin so test first!
Mint tea also can reduce acne inflammations. People who are sensitive to salicylates should avoid this homemade acne treatment.
Tea tree oil gently dabbed on the acne sores will help them to clear up faster. This works well for most people unless you have a salicylate allergy.
Alum can be found in the spice aisle at some grocery stores. It is effective for acne and canker sores. If you can't find alum, try applying an alum mineral crystal to your pimples. Though it is technically created as a deodorant, this is perfect for acne pimples as it contains BOTH mineral salts and alum.
I haven't found any other product lines that offer mineral crystals with Alum.
Rub an ice cube on your face for ten minutes. A bit chilly, but very simple and effective, and good for sensitive skin.
Juice a fresh cucumber and apply to your face, leave on for 15 minutes. Refreshing and healing!
These acne home remedies are good for acne scar healing as well as enlarged pores.
Orange peel - mix the skin of an organic orange with powdered milk. Apply gently and leave on for a few minutes. Rinse with water.
Lemon - Cut a fresh lemon and apply to your acne scars and leave for a few minutes. Some people apply right before bed and sleep with the lemon juice on their face, but this might be too much for sensitive skin.
Raw papayas also can help with acne scar healing.
Cut a fresh raw tomato, in half and rub it on your skin. Leave for fifteen minutes, then rinse with pure water. The natural acids in tomatoes are antibacterial and have exfoliating properties.
Some people say this may be too intense for sensitive skin so you will need to test first on the inside of your arm!
Drink a LOT of pure, clean water. Take your body weight and divide in two. That's the number of ounces you should be drinking every day. So if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink at 75 ounces of water each day, which a little over 9 cups of water. I'm not sure how to convert these amounts to the metric system, are there any naturopathic doctors from the EU out there that can help me out? :-)
Drink a small amount of Braggs Organic Unfiltered mixed with Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar twice daily for one month. Some people swear by this, even when they have a case of severe acne. It's not very tasty, so drink some water right afterwards!
Take a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in water every morning, or twice a day. If a teaspoon is too much, try a half a teaspoon. It's pretty intense, so be sure to drink a lot of water afterwards! You can also mix with fresh lemon juice. I used to drink cayenne and lemon juice every morning, on an empty stomach and it was very cleansing.
Homeopathic remedies for acne can be very helpful for sensitive skin. They have no side effects and the right combination can work wonders for your skin. The one I like best is MediAc which clears up breakouts, pimples and blackheads on your face and body by speeding up your skin's cleansing and rejuvenating process, and regulating your skin's production of oils.
Avoid sugar and alcohol - these are simple homemade acne treatments and I understand that you might not be happy about it!!
You'll need to make a choice here. How much do you want a clear complexion? I know, it's difficult, but you will likely see a BIG difference in your complexion if you are able to cut down or stop eating sugar and drinking alcohol.
You can learn more about this here at our acne sensitive skin treatment page, and also the foods that cause acne section.
Many people with sensitive skin find relief from their severe acne simply by switching to hypoallergenic skin care products . In fact, there is a simple, three step acne sensitive skin care treatment plan for using these products that is guaranteed to reduce your acne in two weeks.
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