Natural Remedies For Moderate To Severe Acne

Acne affects millions of people of all age groups every year. From moderate to severe acne outbreaks on the face, back, and other areas of the body can lead to scarring, if left untreated.

Acne | Natural Remedies You Might Want To Try

Some will turn to their doctor for prescription medications and topical creams to treat their acne. However, long term use of these prescription medications and topical creams can be potentially dangerous.

Treating acne naturally is possible and is a much healthier long term solution. In today’s article, I will cover natural remedies to help fight moderate to severe acne such as:

  • DIY Honey Face Wash
  • Using Apple Cider Vinegar For Toning Your Skin
  • DIY Cinnamon And Honey Mask
  • Exfoliating Your Skin With Natural Ingredients
  • Natural Spot Treatment
  • Naturally Moisturizing Acne Prone Skin

Let’s get started!

DIY Honey Face Wash

This natural DIY face wash is gentle but, if used thoroughly, it can be quite effective for treating acne.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 capsules of live probiotics
  • 20 drops of tea tree essential oil


  1. Combine all ingredients and blend well. Store in a closed mason jar and place in a dark cool area.
  2. To wash your face: Dampen your skin with lukewarm water, massage cleanser onto your face and neck area, rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a clean towel. Repeat every morning and evening before bed. Also recommended after excessive sweating.

Avoid over cleansing your skin as it can cause skin irritation which causes your skin to produce extra oils.

Using Apple Cider Vinegar For Toning Your Skin

Toning your skin after cleansing is important. It helps to remove any residue created by facial cleansers and also helps to improve your skin’s pH levels. ACV is loaded with magnesium, potassium, acetic acid, and enzymes which will help to kill bacteria on your skin.


  1. Use all natural ACV after cleansing in the morning and evening. Soak a cotton ball with ACV and gently smooth over your face and neck areas, making sure to cover the areas with active breakouts.

DIY Cinnamon And Honey Mask

Facial masks are a great way to keep your skin hydrated which is so important for your skin, especially during an active breakout. Here is a greatly effective all natural mask using cinnamon and honey. When combined together, these natural ingredients possess anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon


  1. Combine ingredients and mix well. Smooth the mixture over your face, making sure to avoid your eye area as cinnamon can be irritating to your eyes. Leave on 10 minutes and wipe off with a clean, damp cloth.

This all natural mask can be applied a couple of times a week.

Note: If you are in the midst of an active breakout, add 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil to the mask mixture.

Exfoliating Your Skin With Natural Ingredients

Dead skin and clogged pores can cause acne, therefore, gently exfoliating your skin is necessary to remove build up on your skin.

What You’ll Need:

  • A natural gritty ingredient such as sea salt, ground oatmeal, or brown sugar
  • Coconut oil or honey


  1. Combine 2 tablespoons of the natural gritty ingredient of your choice with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or honey.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Gently rub onto your forehead, face, and neck using circular motions.
  4. Pay extra attention to the acne prone areas.
  5. Gently wipe off with a clean, damp cloth and rinse well with cool water.

Skin exfoliation should be done 1-2 times a week, about 5 days apart.

Natural Spot Treatment

Tea tree essential oil is great for acne prone skin due to its antibacterial properties. Here is a highly effective DIY spot treatment using tea tree oil.

What You’ll Need:

  • 6-8 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil


  1. Combine ingredients and gently dab on acne areas. A slight tingling sensation is normal.

Note: Never apply tea tree essential directly onto your skin. Always use a base, which for this remedy is coconut oil.

Naturally Moisturizing Acne Prone Skin

It has been a popular belief that moisturizing your skin can cause acne or make existing acne worse. Keeping skin dehydrated can actually irritate your skin and when that happens, your skin can actually produce more oils, which will create a breakout or worsen an existing one.

Coconut oil is a great all natural way to moisturize your skin. The lauric acid, fatty acids, and antioxidants within coconut oil hydrate your skin which, in turn, helps to actually repair your skin.

To use coconut oil as a daily moisturizer, warm ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil and smooth over your face and neck. Allow it absorb into your skin for 5 minutes. Next, wipe off all of the excess oil with a clean, dry towel.

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