Blemishes on face could actually worry you and keep you away from showing your face outside. Blemishes on face are caused due to several reasons such as hormonal imbalances, excess of oil, new medications, new skin products etc. There are several ways one can remove blemishes on face but you can try out some of the useful home remedies and essential oils to get rid of them before visiting your doctor. However, it is essential for you to visit a doctor and know about the exact cause of your blemishes on face.

Remove Blemishes on Face with These Home Remedies

Remove Blemishes on Face with These Home Remedies

  1. Cocoa Butter:

    Cocoa butter contains antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties making it a effective home remedy to get rid of blemishes of your face. Moreover, it also hydrates and moisturizes the skin.

    For making use of this home remedy, you need to take a very small amount of cocoa butter and massage it on your affected area and then leave in overnight. You need to repeat this every night. This will benefit you in removing blemishes from your face.

  2. Calamine Lotion:

    Calamine lotion is one more home remedy to remove blemishes from the skin. Calamine lotion is composed of zinc that absorbs excess oil and aids in getting rid of acne and the accompanying blemishes. Zinc is a common ingredient which is used for treating acne vulgaris.

    You need to apply this lotion directly to the blemish and leave it on and reapply every few hours to get best results.

  3. Apple Cider Vinegar:

    Apple cider vinegar is another remedy for blemishes on face. Apple cider vinger actually works as an astringent and balances the skin's pH while killing the harmful microbes that infect the pores. The mild acids of Apple cider vinegar aids in lightening blemishes on face. Moreover, it also helps in keeping the oil production under control.

    For making use of this remedy, you need 1 part of apple cider vinegar, 8 parts of water and spray bottle. Just make a mix of vinegar and water and store the solution in the spray bottle. Spritz your face with this and let it dry of its own. Do this twice in a day regularly to remove blemishes on face.

  4. Baking Soda:

    Baking soda is a useful home remedy as it neutralizes the skin's pH and also scrubs away the dead cells that have accumulated at the site of the blemish. This makes the blemish look lighter. Your blemishes will be gone completely after several uses.

    You need 1 teaspoon of baking soda, water or olive oil. Just add a few drops of water or olive oil to the baking soda and the mix it well to get a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Slowly scrub the paste off and rinse the area with clean water. You need to repeat this two times in a week for best results.

  5. Egg White:

    There are natural enzymes present in egg white that helps in toning the skin and lightening blemishes and scars naturally at home.

    You need one egg white which is to be applied on the skin using fingers or a face pack brush. Allow it to dry for at least 10 minutes and then rinse it off with water. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer. Make sure you apply this face mask two times in a week for best results.

  6. Aloe Vera Gel:

    We already know that aloe vera possesses tremendous healing and skin rejuvenation properties which makes it a useful home remedy to get rid of blemishes on face. The antioxidants and polysaccharides that are present in aloe vera are responsible for these effects on the skin.

    You would require one aloe leaf which is to be cut open and then extract the fresh gel present inside. Applying this on the affected area and massaging it for couple of minutes and then leaving it for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with water, would do the work for you. You need to apply the aloe vera gel two times in a day.

  7. Honey:

    Honey is another effective home remedy for removing blemishes on face. The humectants and emollient properties of honey nourish the skin cells and keep the skin at its optimum health. Its antioxidant properties helps in removing free radicals and thus fade away blemishes and scars as the new cells replace the damaged ones.

    You will require applying a layer of raw honey on the blemishes and keeps it on for at least 15 minutes before washing it off with normal water. You need to apply honey regularly so as to get rid of blemishes on face.

  8. Lemon Juice:

    Lemon juice works like a bleach on the skin, lightens blemishes, scars and also improves skin tone. One can apply lemon juice as a home remedy to get rid of blemishes on face.

    You need to apply lemon juice on the affected area and wash it off after at least 10 minutes. You need to do this every day.

    However, do note that in case you have sensitive skin then dilute lemon juice with an equal amount of water before applying it.

  9. Toothpaste:

    Toothpaste can be an excellent home remedy for removing blemishes on face. This dries out the spot, pimple or blemish and absorbs the excess of oil present there.

    You need to apply a tiny amount of toothpaste on the blemish or spot and let it dry for 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Doing this regularly would give you positive results.

  10. Neem:

    Neem could also be a wonderful home remedy for blemishes on face because it absorbs the excess oil that is being produced by the skin and clogging the pores. It also fades blemishes when you use it regularly.

    You will require a handful of dried neem leaves, 2 tablespoon of honey for making use of this remedy. Just crush the neem leaves and mix with honey to get a smooth neem paste. Apply this paste on the affected area or on your entire face. Let the face pack dry for about 15 minutes and rinse it off with regular water. Using this two times in a week would get you nice results.

  11. Potato Juice:

    Potato contains enzymes that act as mild bleaching agents on the blemishes while used topically.

    You would require a small potato that is to be grated and squeezed firmly for extracting the potato juice and apply this juice on the blemish on face and leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing it with water. You need to apply the potato juice 1-2 times regularly

  12. Papaya:

    Papaya is another excellent home remedy for blemishes on face. The enzymes found in papaya acts in exfoliating the skin and also brings the oil production under control. With papaya, the accumulated impurities are all removed to get pure, blemish-free smooth skin

    You need to mash the papaya and apply it on your face for 15 minutes. Rinse the papaya face pack with water after 15 minutes. You can repeat this 3-4 times in a week

  13. Shea Butter:

    Shea butter actually nourishes the skin. It contains vitamin A that is very beneficial in reducing blemishes and scars which keeps your skin and face young and smooth.

    You will require organic shea butter for using this as a home remedy to get rid of blemishes on face. You at first need to cleanse your face and pat it dry and then apply shea butter and massage for few minutes so that it is completely absorbed in to the skin. Leave this on overnight. You need to repeat this every night for getting best results.

  14. Turmeric Face Mask:

    Turmeric is also known for its wonderful medicinal benefits. A turmeric face mask can also be a great home remedy for blemishes on face. A phytochemical present in turmeric known as curcumin, possesses antioxidant and skin healing properties. It evens out the skin tone and also fades blemishes on face, scars and dark spots, keeping your face look smooth and young.

    You would require half teaspoon of turmeric powder, one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon lemon juice. You need to apply this mixture of ingredients on the face for about 10 or 12 minutes and then rinse it off first with warm water and then cold water. For best results, you can apply this every alternate day

  15. Yogurt mask:

    Yogurt contains lactic acid that acts as an exfoliate and a blemish lightening agent. Moreover, it also prevents future acne breakouts that can easily leave blemishes and scars behind.

    You would require 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt, a pinch of turmeric and half teaspoon of gram flour. To use this remedy, mix all the ingredients and apply the mask on your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse it with water. You need to repeat this 2-3 times in a week for best results.

  16. Tomato:

    Tomato is yet another effective home remedy to remove blemishes on face, tomato juice contains antioxidants and vitamin C which removes blemishes and skin tan. You can see that your skin appears clean and clear and glowing in few weeks of the use.

    You would require one small tomato for this. Apply tomato pulp on the entire face. Massage it for 2 minutes and then leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water. Follow this routine once regularly for effective results.

  17. Oatmeal Mask:

    Oatmeal soothes and also cleanses the skin and exerts antioxidant effects on the damaged and blemished area of the face or skin. Using lemon juice along with oatmeal helps in lightening the blemishes.

    You will need 2 tablespoons of uncooked oats, one tablespoon of lemon juice and rose water for using the as a remedy for blemishes on face. What you have to do is mix the oats with the lemon juice and add enough of rose water so as to get a smooth paste. Apply this oatmeal face mask on your face and leave for about 10-12 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. You can use this face mask two times in a week to see potential results

  18. Garlic:

    With the antibiotic and antioxidant properties, garlic can be used to get rid of blemishes and acne scars pretty easily and naturally.

    You will require one garlic capsule and one tablespoon of moisturizing lotion. What you need to do is break open the garlic capsule and squeeze the content in to your moisturizer and then dab this on the blemishes and leave it overnight. Repeat this every alternative night to get best results.

  19. Ice Compressing:

    One more home remedy for blemishes on face is ice compressing. This will cool the skin blemishes and reduce the inflammation.

    You need to take a piece of ice cube and cover it up in a clean washcloth. Then, place the wrapped ice cube on the skin blemish on face for at least 5 minutes. You must use this method as soon as you see a blemish appearing on your face or skin so as to get rid of redness and swelling.

  20. Sandalwood Paste:

    Sandalwood is a great ancient time home remedy for keeping your skin clean, clear and acne free and blemish free.

    You need to mix sandalwood paste with a little of rosewater or glycerin and apply on skin blemishes on face to get rid of them

  21. Other Home Remedies to Get Rid of Blemishes on Face:

    Here are some other home remedies for blemishes on face.

    • Prevention Is Better Than Cure: It is good to prevent the skin blemishes from occurring at first. Start treating your blackheads, acne, whiteheads etc as you see them appearing. Make sure you are not picking them up forcefully.
    • Regular Skin Care: Wash your face with a mild cleanser which is good in solving skin problems like excess of oil, dryness, blackheads etc. make sure you are not using harsh scrubs as they can worsen acne.
    • Avoid Too Much Of Sun Exposure: Sun rays can irritate acne and can cause blemishes on your face. So, keep away from sun exposure or make use of good sunscreen lotion while going out in sun.
    • Orange Peels Pack: Mince the orange peels in water and apply this pack on your face so as to remove blemishes including acne scars and acne as well.
    • Carrot Paste: You can also apply carrot paste on skin blemishes on face or also apply carrot juice so as to get rid of blemishes from face.

Remove Blemishes on Face with These Essential Oils

There are also a numerous oils which can be very useful in treating blemishes on face. Below we will talk about these oils that work as excellent home remedies for blemishes on face.

  1. Almond Oil:

    There are skin bleaching agents and also essential fats in almond oil which aids in lightening your blemishes and keeping your skin smooth, hydrated and healthy.

    For making use of almond oil as a home remedy to get rid of the blemishes on your face you will require few drops of sweet almond oil which is to be applied on a cleansed face and to be massaged. This is to be done every night before going to bed. You can find effective results in few days.

  2. Argan Oil:

    Argan oil rejuvenates the skin and fights against acne and blemishes.

    You need to massage your face with argan oil every night for getting the best results.

  3. Tea Tree Oil:

    Tea tree oil is an antiseptic essential oil that prevents breakouts and also the formation of blemishes. It also has great healing properties that aids in erasing the existing blemishes and scars.

    You will require a few drops of coconut oil or olive oil, 1-2 drops of tea tree oil and mix them together and apply it on the blemishes on face. Then leave it for some time. You can do this every night before going to bed.

  4. Coconut Oil:

    There are phenolic compounds in coconut oil which act as antioxidants and helps in getting rid of blemishes in just few weeks.

    You will require few drops of virgin coconut oil which is to be applied directly on your blemishes and left on. Doing this twice in a day, can help greatly in removing blemishes on your face naturally.

  5. Olive Oil:

    Olive oil is great to apply topically. Its antioxidant compounds, antioxidants and nutrients helps in keeping your skin healthy and blemish free.

    You will require a few drops of extra virgin olive oil which is to be massaged on your face and left overnight. You must repeat this every night to see positive results.

  6. Castor Oil:

    Castor oil is an emollient that rejuvenates and heals your skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties making it a useful home remedy to fight facial blemishes.

    Apply a drop of castor oil on your blemish and massage in a circular motion until it gets absorbed. Repeat this twice in a day for best results.

  7. Jojoba Oil:

    There are a lot of antioxidants present in jojoba oil and it refreshes and rejuvenates the skin. It gets easily absorbed in to the skin as it resembles the natural oils of the skin. Jojoba oil heals blemishes and scars and prevents wrinkles too.

    Massage a few drops of jojoba oil on your skin and leave it overnight. Repeat this every night to see great results.

  8. Rosehip Oil:

    Rosehip oil can improve the appearance of blemishes, scars and even pigmented skin, because it is loaded with vitamin A, vitamin E and fatty acids.

    You will have to mix 2-3 drops of rosehip oil with a few drops of carrier oil and apply this blend on your face. Make sure you are gently massaging in a way that the oil is absorbed by your skin. Then leave it overnight and do this every day to see the effect!

  9. Eucalyptus Oil:

    Eucalyptus oil is a strong antimicrobial essential oil and it also can fasten the healing process of your blemishes because it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances in it.

    You will require 2 drops of eucalyptus oil and a few drops of carrier oil to make a blend that is to be applied on your face. You can do this two times in a day to see potential results of this home remedy for blemishes on face.

  10. Peppermint Oil:

    Peppermint oil contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that aids in fighting against skin problems like scars, acne, blemishes etc.

    You would require 2 drops of peppermint oil and few drops of carrier oil and mix the oils to apply the blend on the affected area of the face. You can also apply this blend on your entire face. Repeating this every night before going to bed aids in giving you a blemish free skin quickly.

  11. Lavender Oil:

    Lavender oil is also used as a home remedy to remove blemishes on face. It is soothing and healing for the damaged cells at the site of the blemish. When used along with a good carrier oil such as olive oil or coconut oul, the blemish fade away quickly.

    You will require 1-2 drops of lavender oil and few drops of carrier oil. Apply this mixture of oils on your blemishes and gently rub with your fingertips for a few seconds and leave it on for 3 hours or so. Doing this 2-3 times in a day would help greatly.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: July 10, 2017

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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