12 Acne Trigger Foods to Avoid (Plus, 10 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Your Pimples)

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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5. Baking Soda

Sodium bicarbonate is popular world wide for a number of uses, including exfoliating the skin and cleansing pores. It is a highly effective antiseptic agent that helps quickly reduce inflammation and put a stop to bacteria that cause breakouts.

Some like to mix baking soda and water in a two to one ratio and apply the paste as a mask, while others use it as a body and face wash. Other natural ingredients can be mixed with baking soda to make effective masks and washes. [3]

6. Lemon Juice

acne natural remedy lemon juice

People have been using lemon juice as an anti-bacterial cleansing agent and astringent. When applied directly to a pimple and allowed to dry for 15 minutes, lemon juice’s acids will harden puss and bring it to a head.


After rinsing away the lemon juice with an exfoliator, pimples should expel naturally and will begin to heal quickly. [8] Just remember not to go out in the sun with lemon juice on your skin!

7. Coconut Oil

This oil has ultra moisturizing properties, but it is also a powerful antibacterial and antifungal agent. It is helpful to reduce redness and soreness from acne breakouts, especially when the skin is dry from winter cold spells. Apply it two to three times per day for immediate relief. [4]

8. Aloe Vera

Aloe has been used since ancient times to help heal minor cuts, sooth sunburns, and reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation.

The appearance of scars fades after using Aloe Vera gel regularly. To help alleviate breakouts, spread a thin layer of aloe over the affected area.

It’s also perfectly fine to use it all over the body, as it softens the skin beautifully. Natural Aloe Vera plants that constantly produce more tines packed with 100% aloe very gel are easy to find at superstores. Buy one, grow your own, and save money! [5]

9. Egg Whites

acne natural remedy egg whites

Skin reacts well to egg protein, especially when used as a cleansing mask. Egg whites draw out oil, dirt, and other impurities that lead to acne breakouts in addition to tightening pores.

Simply separate an egg into a bowl and apply the whites to clean skin using a cotton ball or clean makeup brush. After the whites have dried, rinse off the mask with clean, warm water. [9]

10. Cornstarch

This powder has been used for more than a century to sooth irritated skin and reduce hyperpigmentation. After washing, drying and moisturizing in the evening, apply a thin layer of cornstarch to the affected areas. Allow it to work its magic overnight. [10]