Home Remedies for Blemishes

by Insiya on January 16, 2011 · 27 comments

Suffer from major blemishes? Or even minor for that matter? Don’t worry there is solution not one but many 🙂 that too right on your kitchen counter!

Home remedies using these products work wonders for blemishes:

1. Lemon

lemon for home remedies
Lemon is one of the best home remedies that can be used on the skin. Because of its Vitamin-C properties, it works the best in discoloring spots and lightening the skin. Either squeeze its juice & apply it on the blemish prone areas or rub it directly on those spots. However, it’s recommended to mix it along with something like sugar, rosewater, honey or turmeric powder to tone down its acidic properties as it could be too harsh on the skin. Wash it off after 10-20 minutes of application. Infact the powerful combination of Vitamin C and Alpha- Hydroxy Acid (AHA) can get rid of darkest of blemishes. Form a mixture of orange peel & lemon peel powder and apply it on your blemishes. You can mix rosewater as the mixture could be drying.

2. Honey

honey for home remedies
Honey’s antibacterial properties make it a great ingredient in home remedies for blemishes prone skin. You can apply fresh honey directly on your skin. However it’s going to be extremely stretchy. Because of this it is good for firming sagging/aging skin too. Honey acts as a disinfecting agent, which decimates all the microbes on the face along with preventing skin pigmentation. Manuka honey which is a special type of honey also has acclaimed antibacterial properties. Try searching for special sterilized version of this honey to apply on the skin. A mixture of honey and turmeric powder or cinnamon powder applied regularly on the blemish marks will reduce them. You can also mix lemon juice with it. Another great way to use honey for reducing blemishes is by putting hot honey on the face and then washing it off with cold water.

3. Tea Tree Oil

tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a very common ingredient in most of the blemish/acne clearing home remedies as it is an excellent natural antimicrobial agent that combats blemishes preventing the skin from forming any new ones. It is often compared to benzoyl peroxide but is considered to be a better agent as due to its natural composition it has less side effects. You can either use it directly on your individual spots or mix it with other ingredients and apply it on your face as a mask. However when used all by itself, it could leave a strong burning sensation on the skin so it is advised to dilute it with water for sensitive skin. You can also use witch hazel as an alternative to tea tree oil because of its similar properties.

4. Raw Potato

The juice of raw potatoes has exceptional benefits in clearing skin blemishes & other spots. Apply the pulp of sliced raw potatoes as a mask. It will help in clearing the wrinkles and other skin blemishes which might occur due to ageing. Also try rubbing thin shredded sliced of potatoes on the face and other blemish prone body parts before sleeping. Potatoes bleaching agents can lighten marks caused by suntan also.

Also Read:

Blemishes– Causes & Skin Care
Acne: Types, Causes and Cure
Zeno Acne Clearing Device
How To Get Rid of Blemishes
How To Get Blemish Free Skin

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anuya January 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Hey Scooby Doo! :yahoo:

Nice review, Insiya!


Insiya January 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm

thank u anuya :))


Rati January 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I love applying honey on my face..didnt know it was effective for blemishes as well. :))


Insiya January 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm

no wonder you have such a clear and beautiful skin :-*


jomol January 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Simple and easy tips for blemished skin Insiya….nice tips….I will try the cinnamom and honey…….with turmeric :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:


Rati January 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm

HIYA JOMOLLLLLL :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*


Insiya January 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

let me know how much it works for u 😀 :-*


Tommy January 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

good one Insiya……. yesterday itself i was luking for these remedies… and u compiled it all ovr here….


Insiya January 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

You are most welcome Tommy :))


Jinal January 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm

very useful tips Insiya….thanx :-*


Puneeta January 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm

hey nice tips :))


Insiya January 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm

u welcome scarlett :yelo: :yahoo:


Priya January 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm

great tips insiya…i keep applying lemon all the time…but yes its drying…i will try it will honey next time….. :yes: :yes: :yes: 🙂


Bee January 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm

lovely article Insiya- my hubby goes out to play cricket and gets tanned all over :headbang: :headbang:
will use this on him 😉
:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


shanaiia January 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm

:yes: :yes: :yes: good tips…

you can even mix potato juice+lemon juice + honey and apply to the face..

or curd+lemon juice+turmeric+honey applied as a pack also helps lighten blemishes…


Ankita January 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Thanks for the tips Insiya! Nothing beats home remedies! Even massaging with olive oil is very effective. Not only is it nourishing but also helps lighten acne marks,scars etc but oily skinned people best follow it up with a clay mask so that the pores don’t get clogged.


Sonam January 17, 2011 at 11:44 am

Ok thanks Ankita ..will try this next time :cheers: :cheers:


flygirl January 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm

great tips!i love applying honey and lemon juice togthr that way the lemon juice does not bite on my skin.and yes research is being done on honey and the aha’s in it!


bhumika January 17, 2011 at 5:15 am

nice tips insiya.. :yes:
i do use honey n lemon juice..


Bhavana patel March 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Hii..I have got dark spots on my cheeks..I tried all treatments of dermatologists, but all in vain..
Then I tried honey n lemon for 5 months ,but when I stopped ,d spots came back..I have taken B.Complex injectons as prescribed by doctors,but they resurface after few days…So I don’t believe in all these now…


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