If you have acne, living with a blemish-free skin means having a medicine cabinet full of creams and even medications taken orally.

These treatments do offer powerful and usually immediate results, but most of them have side effects especially when used for an extended period of time.

This is why natural solutions are sought after. Here are the best and safest alternatives that can remove scars and pimples without the harsh chemicals:

Do you want these gone? Of course you do.
Do you want these gone? Of course you do.

Aloe Vera

Gel from the plant has vitamins that can diminish scars and heal skin. It’s a gentle solution that doesn’t irritate or damage skin. Aloe vera gel is sold in pharmacies, but potted plants are better. You only need to break off the leaf and you will see the gel, which you will massage onto your skin. Don’t rinse for at least 30 minutes.

Baking Soda

This kitchen ingredient has literally hundreds of uses and one of them is healing scars. Baking soda contains crystals of sodium bicarbonate (its real name)and these can exfoliate the skin. To use, simply mix water and about two teaspoons of baking soda until you make a thick paste. Massage the paste onto your skin and leave it there for up to three minutes. Rinse using lukewarm water and use a natural moisturizer afterwards.

Coconut Oil

Another versatile household item is coconut oil, which is actually a natural moisturizer that also has healing properties. Take ¼ teaspoon of the oil using your hand and massage onto your face with your fingertips.

Cucumber

Cucumbers are known for their hydrating properties, but they also contain vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C and magnesium. The combination of nutrients helps speed up healing of acne scars. To use cucumbers for your skin, just cut it into very thin slivers and apply directly onto your skin. After 30 minutes, wash your face using cold water.

Raw Honey

The process is simple: just massage a small amount of the sweet liquid all over your face and let it sit for about 30 minutes. You can also add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon for every two tablespoons of raw honey, which can cleanse the pores. This treatment is safe for everyone, so you can use this every day.

Your skin reflects your own personal health and usually, your hygiene. If you have glowing, beautiful skin, you show that you take care of yourself. But occasional breakouts and some health problems can cause pimples and acne. When this happens, don’t run to the nearest pharmacy. Go to your kitchen instead and look for the ingredients mentioned above for chemical-free skin healing.

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