Treating Teenage Acne Naturally

Acne could be a spoiler during one's teenage years when one feels free. Try these natural remedies to treat acne and welcome adulthood with healthy skin.

Arka Roy Chowdhury
Written by: Arka Roy ChowdhuryUpdated at: Jul 25, 2013 14:04 IST
Treating Teenage Acne Naturally

Teenage life is thriving with ambition, and the weapon that teens have on their side is youthfulness. Acne often turns up and plays spoil sport during this time, but let it not hinder your teen life, treat acne the natural way.

girl with pimple on foreheadThe embarrassment that you face is not easy to deal with when you have acne breakouts all over your face. Most people would opt for skin specialists or overpriced products found in the market, but you can try to take help from natural remedies. This is because your body may be just in need of nutritional balance and skin care, so here are some natural remedies.

Wash Face Daily

By washing your face morning and night will help you to remove oil and dirt that had build up during the course of the day and caused breakouts. If possible then use acne soap or face wash and gently apply it to your skin for best results, just make sure that they are mild and not harsh in nature. Do not use towel but instead just let it dry as towels are course textured and are not good for the skin.

Lemon juice

Lemon is acidic in nature and this can be used to treat acne in a natural way. Lemon helps to clean dirt that has been accumulated on the pores and will harden the sebum. You can just cut a slice of lemon and rum it gently over the affected areas and then leave it that way for some hours. Later you can rinse it with clean water. You could also mix lemon juice with rose water in and wash the affected area with this solution.


Honey could also be of great help if you want to treat your acne, it can be used as an antiseptic and as well as a moisturizer. This is why it would work when you apply it on the affected area; leave honey on the affected area for about an hour. You will find that this treatment would remove acne in only a matter of few days. You should rinse the honey with warm water and then use cold water so that the pores get closed. There is also the possibility of making a face mask by mixing honey and powdered nutmeg and leaving it on for half an hour.  You should use the mask regularly.


Cucumber is known for its cooling and soothing effect that it has, this could be used to help treat acne. Make a paste out of a cucumber and add one teaspoon of yogurt and apply it on the affected area, and then leave it on for half an hour or more. Finally wash it well. This is one the easiest one as cucumber could be found easily in the market.

Orange Peel

Orange has acidic property and Vitamin C present in them, and this makes it the perfect treatment for acne.  The orange juice and the peel could be used to treat acne, but the peel is more effective. You must let the orange peel dry under the sun and then grind it to make it powdery. Add water to this and make a paste and then apply on the affected area. Let it stay like that for ten to fifteen minutes and then wash you face with warm water.

In conclusion, natural remedies for acne could be very effective and in fact it could be even more effective than regular medicine. In addition you must have a balanced diet and avoid eating oily food.

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