More and more, it seems like people are coming up with bizarre ways to DIY their acne treatments.
As tempting as these methods might sound - be careful. Picking the wrong thing to put on the face can not only make your acne worse but can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.
1. Natural Toners
One of the most popular natural toners - apple cider vinegar. It’s filled with bacteria-killing enzymes, as well as some healthy minerals such as magnesium, potassium and acetic acid.
Although ACV sounds great on paper, it’s high acidity can also be harmful to your skin and even cause chemical burns.
To keep your skin safe, we created Luminous Complexion Toner with skin-loving antioxidants that can keep acne at bay while also keeping skin supple and hydrated. It’s a win-win.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties make it a decent at-home treatment for sudden breakouts and redness.
Low-quality aloe products can cause allergic reactions, so make sure you’re getting only the pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera.
3. Tea Tree Oil
Many skincare products are listing tea tree oil as one of their main active ingredients.
Understandably, you might then think that applying straight tea tree oil to your face is the best way to reap all the benefits, but we’d definitely advise against it. It can cause severe dryness and in some serious cases - skin swelling and itching. Not fun.
For safe use, we highly recommend finding a product that uses tea tree oil as an active ingredient. The Clear Skin Elixir is our best-selling overnight face mask that uses the power of tea tree oil, zinc oxide, French pink clay and more to zap pimples while you sleep - all while keeping skin hydrated and healthy.
4. Coffee Scrub
You might have seen DIY coffee scrubs on Youtube or Pinterest as a natural exfoliation technique. Unfortunately, these scrubs can be harsh and abrasive, especially for those with sensitive skin.
To get the benefits of coffee, without possible irritation from scrubbing your skin with it, check out or Luminous Complexion Toner. We use Coffea Arabica seed extract to help eliminate acne, fade acne scars and restore the skin’s overall health.
5. Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is amazing at reducing swelling, redness, and pain associated with particularly sensitive pimples, which is why you’ll often find it as an active ingredient in toners (like ours) and spot treatments.
However, using hazel alone can be very drying to the skin and can irritate blemishes even more, due to its alcohol content. Prolonged use will only strip your skin’s natural oils, and in turn, make your skin produce more oil to combat it.
That’s why we combine it with natural plants and minerals that are soothing, balance oil, and provide excellent nutrition to the skin.
There is a lot of hype behind DIY home remedies, but it’s crucial to understand that trying to clear acne with one ingredient alone won’t give you the results as using skincare with multiple ingredients that target different issues.