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Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acne for Teenagers

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author image Tara Thomas
Tara Thomas has been a writer and traveler since 1997. Her articles appear in various online publications. She also has experience authoring grant proposals for a Southern California marine science laboratory, which helped her develop a lifelong interest in environmentalism. Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in marine biology from California State University, Long Beach, and has worked as a mortgage consultant since 1998.
Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acne for Teenagers
Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acne for Teenagers Photo Credit Charley Steward/Demand Media

Arguably one of the hardest parts of adolescence, acne breakouts seem to occur at the most inopportune of times. According to an article published by KidsHealth.org, there are three main causes of acne -- bacteria buildup, overproduction of sebum, and dead skin cells clogging pores. Having an arsenal of home remedies to get rid of acne and learning proper skin care regimens help teenagers gain greater control of blemishes.

Step 1

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acne for Teenagers
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Mix two tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together in a small bowl. Use fingertips to apply mixture to the face. Let honey-cinnamon mixture sit on the skin for 15 minutes. Wash face, gently pat dry and apply a facial toner.

Step 2

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acne for Teenagers
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Mash a ripe tomato in a small bowl to crush the pulp, forming a chunky paste. Using your fingers, apply tomato flesh thickly onto the skin. Keep tomato pack on for up to an hour or until it becomes uncomfortable. Wash and lightly pat skin dry before following with a moisturizer of your choice.

Step 3

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acne for Teenagers
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Mix two tablespoons milk, two tablespoons honey, one tablespoon yogurt and the juice of one lemon in a small bowl. Add a little water to make a paste. Using a cotton ball, apply a generous amount yogurt mixture to the face and neck. If time permits, you can apply mask in thin layers, letting the mixture dry in between applications, until all is used. Leave on skin for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Continue with skincare routine.

Step 4

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acne for Teenagers
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Add 3/4 cup oatmeal to 1 cup water. Bring oats to a boil as if preparing oatmeal for eating. Once oats are cooked, cool before adding 1/4 cup of honey. Apply honey-oatmeal mask to face and neck. Let mixture sit for 15 minutes. Wipe excess mask from face and neck before rinsing with warm water.

Step 5

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acne for Teenagers
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Crush a clove of garlic and mix with 2 tablespoons of water. Using a cotton ball lightly apply garlic water to affected areas. Leave on for 15 minutes to overnight if you experience no irritation. Wash off and moisturize skin as normal.

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