7 DIY Acne Treatments That Actually Work, According to Byrdie Readers

Amanda Montell


Figuring out how to get rid of pimples is a skincare struggle as old as time—and the market for acne-fighting products is massive. From strong prescription medication like Roaccutane to over-the-counter spot treatments, there is a lot of money to be made off of our struggle for clear skin.

But let's say you don't want to shell out hundreds of dollars and weeks of your time trying out the industry's newest and most intense acne products. Let's say you want to treat your acne the natural (and affordable) way, just like our foremothers did.

Enter the world of home remedies—breakout-banishing concoctions that harness the power of cheap plant ingredients you either already have in your kitchen or can easily pick up. We've already consulted dermatologists and aestheticians for their favourite DIY acne cures. But this time, we decided to put our trust in you all—our delightful Byrdie readers. Our readers are some of the savviest skincare gurus on the internet and have zero tolerance for acne treatments that don't work, so you can have faith that these treatments really work. Keep scrolling to find seven genius home remedies for acne we learned from our readers!

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