5 home remedies that will get rid of your acne overnight

Jan 10, 2019

You wake up one day, feeling a little sore on the face. Once you look in the mirror, the bad news comes to light. A pimple! But you have a job interview tomorrow, or a date, or worse, you have work! What do you do?

Truth be told, there’s no such thing as the ULTIMATE home remedy for a zit. One solution may work for some but might have the opposite effect on others. To cover all the bases, we’ve listed down the 5 safest and most proven home remedies to cure acne. And, yes, that includes all of you with uber sensitive skin.


Garlic has antiseptic properties that can protect you from bacteria trying to invade your skin. It also contains natural components like sulfur, which is known to quickly heal acne.

How to use:

  • Slice a garlic clove into two
  • Rub garlic and its juice directly on your pimples
  • Leave for five minutes before washing with lukewarm water
  • Repeat as desired
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It’s not only for your eyes but for your zits, too! It’s long been known to soothe skin because it’s packed with different nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E, which help in acne healing and prevention. When used regularly, cucumber can prevent the development of oily skin and, in time, acne breakouts.

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How to use:

  • Cut cucumber into pieces
  • Soak in a bowl of clean water for an hour
  • Strain the solution
  • Drink or use as a facial wash


There are a ton of things that toothpaste has been rumored to be useful for, but getting rid of acne is actually true. It’s like a facial mask that, when directly applied to the face (or the part of the face that needs healing), dries up pimples and absorbs excess oil. It’s an effective remedy for whiteheads and blackheads. But please remember, the gel variations of toothpaste should be avoided at all cost.

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How to use:

  • Apply an ice pack to the affected area (soothes pores)
  • Apply toothpaste to pimples
  • Let it stay for 30 minutes
  • Rinse


You may love it for its taste, but honey is also an amazing antimicrobial and wound-healing remedy. New Zealand, known for their Manuka honey, is a particularly excellent acne remedy.

How to use:

  • Dip cotton swab in honey
  • Apply to affected area
  • Leave for half an hour
  • Rinse

Lemon Juice

Lemon has a lot of uses, mainly because of the amount of vitamin C in it. Vitamin C’s acidic properties fight off acne-causing bacteria. But always remember to use natural, freshly-squeezed lemon juice and not those commercially sold.

How to use:

  • Dip cotton swab in lemon juice
  • Apply to affected area
  • Let it stay overnight
  • Rinse with lukewarm water in the morning
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