The Best Home Remedies For Treating Teenage Spots

One of the most annoying skin issues for teenagers is usually acne. Although there are lots of (expensive!) products out there on the market, have you tried some home remedies for treating teenage spots?

Here are our four picks that you should definitely give a try:

Apple Cider Vinegar

Did you know that apple cider vinegar contains several organic acids that are known to kill acne? The acid of the vinegar also reduces the chance of acne scars and applying apple cider vinegar can help dry out the excess oil on your skin that actually causes acne in the first place.

You can use this by mixing 1 part of apple cider vinegar with 3 parts of water and apply this mixture gently to your skin with a cotton pad after cleansing your face. After 5-10 seconds you rinse your face with water and dry.

Honey and cinnamon mask

Both honey and cinnamon contain a lot of antioxidants and applying these to your face is more effective at reducing acne than some of the industrial products with chemicals. Honey and cinnamon can fight bacteria and reduce inflammation, two factors that are triggering acne. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together until it forms a pastry blend. Apply the mask to your face after cleansing and leave it for 10-15minutes before rinsing off with water.

Tea tree oil

This essential oil is known for its power to fight bacteria and reduce skin inflammation and several studies actually show that applying tea tree oil reduces acne. Tea tree oil is pretty strong, so you always need to dilute this before applying to your skin. Here´s a good mixture you can use: mix 1 part tea tree oil with 9 parts water and apply this to the affected areas with a cotton swab.

Green tea

Apart from the benefits of drinking green tea, applying it directly to your skin exactly has a great effect on acne. The flavonoids and tannins in green tea are known to reduce inflammation and fight bacteria, which, as mentioned above, are the two main causes of acne. There are lots of creams and lotions containing in green tea, but you can also make something beneficial for your skin easily at home! Make green tea as if you were going to drink it but let it cool down. Then use a cotton pad to apply to your skin or use a spray bottle to spray on your face. After it dried, rinse it off with water and of you go.