Natural Acne Treatment Options: What You Should Know

Posted on: 17 March 2015


When you suffer from acne, you are looking for any and every possible solution to remove the blemishes from your face. While you may have tried several medicated treatments, either prescription or over-the-counter varieties, you just have not found the right type of treatment for your acne problem. And using all of those chemicals and medications on your skin has left it feeling dry and uncomfortable though still covered in blemishes. So, instead of continuing the torturous routine of medications, explore a few natural acne treatment options and see if they will work for you and your acne troubles. 

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree essential oil is a natural remedy for a variety of health issues and skin problems. This is due to the antibacterial properties that tea tree oil has. Because acne is caused by bacteria, tea tree oil can eradicate blemishes and can possibly even prevent future blemishes from occurring. 

All you need to do is dab a few drops of tea tree oil onto your blemishes and they will clear up quickly. If you have several blemishes, though, you may want to use other natural treatment methods as you will go through your bottles of tea tree oil quite often. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Another easy, natural acne treatment method that you can try involves a product you may already have in your kitchen cupboard. Pure apple cider vinegar has both antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help to remedy any of the underlying causes of your acne struggles and prevent future blemishes.

To use apple cider vinegar effectively for you acne problems, you will want to dilute it, otherwise the effects will be too strong and may dry out your skin. Use equal parts water and apple cider vinegar and apply it to your skin. Rinse your skin thoroughly after use and repeat daily for skin cleansing. 


Aloe or aloe vera is also an excellent anti-inflammatory and soothing acne treatment. If you have an aloe plant in your home, fresh aloe is the best option. However, store bought aloe gels will also work sufficiently to sooth your skin. 

All you need to do is spread the aloe on your skin's problem areas. You can do so two or three times a day if you would like. The aloe reduces redness and inflammation, and has antibacterial properties that can help to eradicate your blemishes.

As you can see, there are a variety of natural remedies available to you to help treat your problem acne. Give these methods a try and you will see quick results. Contact East Carolina Dermatology and Skin Surgery, PLLC for more information for treating acne.