The Ultimate Guide on How to Naturally Get Rid Of Acne (Fast)

how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast



The following guide offers advice on how to naturally clear your skin of acne, blemishes, blackheads and pimples. It is designed to be easy to use and to offer a range of different tips to naturally create long lasting results in the health of your skin. Oily skin breakouts are something most of us have experienced at one time or another in our lives and you are not alone in experiencing some forms of acne symptoms.


The best thing is to experiment with the following advice, do some research, ask questions, cultivate curiosity and make the lifestyle changes in your life that will alleviate acne issues. There are no easy overnight cures for acne but there are ways to help improve the health of your skin and these take an investment of time as well as energy. Step up, make the natural life style changes that see long term results in your skin’s health and don’t give up!

how to naturally get rid of acne fast

Chapter 1


Understanding the role of the skin and acne.


Pimples, cysts and blackheads are caused by having either blocked and infected hair follicles or sebaceous glands on the skin which can turn red, infected and inflamed. The sebaceous glands are situated on the face, neck, shoulders and back. Hair follicles are all over our body which means that inflammation can be present on the face as well as other parts of the body like the arms and legs. Inflammation is caused by a variety of things such as using the wrong skin care products, not cleansing the skin, having over active bacterial activity on the surface of the skin, not eating correctly, not getting enough sleep or exercise, genetic makeup, hormonal imbalances or having lots stress and anxiety in life. There is often many reasons why the pores become inflamed and it is often very individual, differing from one person to the next.


Help Your Skin Function - Stop Impairing It!


What causes pimples


Hormonal acne


Acne and Menopause


Root causes of Acne inflamation and what you can do to prevent skin inflamation



Chapter 2 


Simple Basics: The internals. What foods are best to avoid acne breakouts?

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how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast

As they say, what you put in, comes out one way or another. The skin is the largest organ of the body; it lives and breathes and forms the outside structure of the body. Eating healthy, nutritious food and drinking plenty of fresh, filtered water is the first step in helping to clear the skin from the inside out. Most of the modern day foods eaten today are acid forming in the body. If you want to see changes in the PH (refers to the acid/alkaline balance) of your body your diet should ideally consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods during the initial healing phase.  To maintain the health of the body, it is recommended to have a diet of 60% acid and 40% alkaline foods and drinks.


Read more about PH diets to give you beautiful skin in this article . 


The role of PH foods in Acne


What foods to include and what to avoid?


  • Eat nutritious wholefoods that include fruit, vegetable, ancient grains, nuts, proteins, goods fats and easy to digest carbohydrates.

  • Try and avoid takeaways, convenience foods and foods high in salt, sugars and preservatives as they only aggravate the acne.

  • Limit consumption of acid forming foods. These foods include meat, dairy, butter, canned and processed foods, alcohol, tea and coffee.

  • Eliminate gluten grains, sugars (particularly fructose), cereals, potatoes, corn, rice, pasta, from your daily diet.

  • Don’t eat what your Grandparents would not have recognised as food and always read the labels.

  • Drink lemon or cider vinegar in warm water first thing in the morning to help clear the digestive tract.



Chapter 3


Supplement, supplement, supplement..

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how to naturally get rid of acne fast

Your diet is good, you drink loads of fresh, purified water, you exercise and sleep well yet your skin still is congested with the acne virus. Supplement may be the thing missing from your daily diet. Minerals for vital, healthy skin include such things like Selenium, Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium and Silica. Skin health vitamins include A, C and E. The B vitamins are essentials for the nervous system and stress management. Most of us living in the modern world suffer from adrenal fatigue (linked to the nervous system) and often it goes undetected for ages.  Essential fatty acids like Fish/Cod Liver/Borage/Flaxseed oils are fantastic for the skin, the joints and the organs of the body. Ideally these vitamins and minerals should be in the foods we eat but as our soils are becoming more and more nutrient dead, so are the fruit and vegetables we consume. 


The very best Supplements for Acne.


Acne prevention vitamins and natural solutions to Acne


Supplements to help balance the Hormones and reduce acne


Root causes of Acne inflamation and what you can do to prevent skin inflamation



Chapter 4


The Externals: Skin care rituals, routines and professional advice to help naturally get rid of Acne.

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how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast


Daily routines and tips to help naturally get rid of Acne.


Lots of simple things in the kitchen cupboard are great for cleaning and re-balancing the oil production or hair follicle inflamation in the skin. Oatmeal, fresh fruits, cider vinegar, yoghurt and honey are some of the mainstays for treating you skin. 


Making up masks with fruits like Papaya and lemon juice contain natural AHA’s that gently exfoliate the skin and rebalance the PH of the skin. The fleshy Papaya skin rubbed on the skin of the face/neck works well as an AHA exfoliant. Alternatively, making up a mask of 1 tbsp. each of lemon juice and oil and applying it to the skin for approximately 10 minutes also has a smoothing exfoliating effect on the skin. Beware of the tingling effect you may experience on you skin using this mask.


Oats are naturally cleansing and softening for the skin and can be ground firstly and then mixed with Greek yoghurt to make a soothing mask for the skin. Greek yoghurt has lactic acid in it and pro-biotics which also help calm the skin.


Honey is a great skin refiner and if you can source Manuka Honey then it is even better for its anti-oxidant and healing effects. Simply add the honey to the oat/yoghurt mask for its beneficial effects or apply honey to the face and then rub a half lemon over the face which produces the tingle sensation.


Essential Oils such as Tee Tree, Clove, Lavender, Rosemary and Geranium are great for rebalancing the skin and acting as an antiseptic. One or two drops can be used in the above masks but beware, the Clove oil is a skin irritant and it’s best to use this in the steam water, rather than applying it directly to the skin.


Steaming is a fantastic way to deep clean the skin. Simply fill the hand basin or a bowl with boiling water, add 1-2 drops of your chosen essential oils or herbs to the water and then lean over the steam with a towel over your head for approximately 5-10 minutes. Take some deep breaths and let the hot water do its effects. The steam is also great for decongesting the respiratory tract. Try doing this daily and then twice/three times weekly using one of the above masks on your skin. 


Get your quota of sunshine everyday. Small amounts of sun allow the body metabolises vitamin D, another vitamin for skin health and the sun is a natural anti-depressant, making us feel good.


Swimming in the ocean is also fantastic as salt water is a natural cleanser for the skin.   


The following websites will give you more tips: 


How to naturally get rid of acne scars and age spots 


How to get rid of pimples overnight


Home remedies for Acne


Skin Care routines: How looking after your skin will avoid acne breakouts.


Developing a good skin care routines at an early age is a bit like cleaning your teeth. They are both routines that initially take some time to get down pat but with perseverance, they are well worth the effort in the long run.


Avoid the downward cycle of stripping the skin of its natural oil and moisture with harsh skin care products. That shiny, tight feeling may feel good to begin with but unbalancing the natural oil production of the skin only leads to the sebaceous glands producing more oil and the skin not having enough hydration which results in a dehydrated, greasy skin. The urban myth of not using moisturiser when you have an oily skin is incorrect. The skin needs some moisture and a treatment cream, whether it be an oil free skin cream or something else is a vital protective, soothing barrier. Experiment with tester products, read the labels and keep the routine simple. Interestingly enough, natural light oils such as Coconut, Argan or Rosehip Oils are very beneficial for an Acne skin but once again it is best to experiment.


For teenage/hormonal acne skins:


Cleanse twice daily with a gently foaming cleanser


Use an exfoliant 1-2 times per week. Don’t go mad with over exfoliating the skin as it can over stimulate the sebaceous oil glands to produce excess oil. It is important though to remove the dead skin build up on the surface of the skin as they can block the pores or the hair follicles. AHA and BHA exfoliants are beneficial to help remove the glue of a dead skin cell build up on the surface of the skin.


Use a soothing treatment cream for your skin type in the morning with a natural sun protectant.


Use a treatment cream or an oil on your skin a night.


Use a facial spray regularly to keep the skin hydrated.


Steam your skin daily or every second day.


Use a mask 2-3 times per week.


Use a mineral powder make-up as it offers sun protection and is matt on the skin.  The facial spray can be used over the top of the powdered mineral make up to help ‘set’ the make-up.


Keep persisting with the routine even if you cannot see immediate results.


For Menopausal/hormonal acne skins:


Cleanse night and morning with a gel or cream cleanser.


Use a gentle exfoliant twice weekly. AHA’s and BHA’s are beneficial but also be aware of the skin thinning and the sun damage that may result from the overuse of acids on the skin.


Use pro-aging serums and eye products night and morning.


Choice of a day treatment cream with natural sun deflectors.


Choice of a nourishing treatment cream at night.


Pro-aging treatment Mask 1-2/ weekly.   


Use a mineral powder make-up as it offers sun protection and is matt on the skin.  The facial spray can be used over the top of the powdered mineral make up to help ‘set’ the make-up.


Have regular pro-aging salon treatments.


Seek Advice and Treatments from the professionals


Invest in regular professional facial treatments. Your therapist will be able to recommend how often you have treatments, all dependent on the needs of your individula skin type. Microdermabrasion is not recommended on acne cysts or open pustules yet is great for cleaning up a blackhead prone skin. Laser treatments are great for acne scar removal. Many skin care houses offer specific Acne facials/products and a professional beauty therapist can assist with advice in this matter. A Holistic Dermatologist will offer a number of different treatments for Acne skin care. 


Co-Shea Therapy and Skin Care.


Professional advice from a Beauty Therapist regarding acne salon treatments.


Basic Skin Care tips


Do Chemical Peels work for Acne sufferers?


Dermatologist advice for Menopause acne


Naturopaths and other health professionals



Chapter 5


Internal Gut Health: How pro-biotics in your diet can naturally assist in preventing acne.

how to naturally get rid of acne fast

More and more research is beginning to suggest the health of the micro-organisms and bacteria that live in and on us has a huge impact on the natural health of the skin. The gut bacteria is being referred to as our second brain because our immune system relies heavily on the good gut bacteria in our intestines to maintain holistic health.  Feeding our bodies the wrong types of foods as mentioned in the earlier section of this blog, only heightens the bad bacteria in the gut and this can have a powerful effect on the health of the skin. How do you address this issue?

If you suffer from severe acne, you could have test done by a nutritionist to determine if these bad gut bacteria and parasites are present in your intestines and are in turn affecting you general health and the health of your skin. The nutritionist will recommend the correct herbs or medicines for you to correct this.

Taking pro-biotics daily in the form of fermented foods and drinks can also help address the cultivation of good bacteria in the gut. Fermented drinks include things like Milk Kefir, Komboutcha and Water Kefir. Fermented foods include things like Sauerkraut, Kim Chi and Miso. 



Clear Skin starts with a Healthy Gut 


How altered gut function affects the skin



Chapter 6


How exercise can help with Acne.

how to naturally get rid of acne fast

Exercise not only makes you feel better, it also boosts the circulation, removes toxins from the body system through sweating and improves the condition of the skin. The key to exercise is to find something that you enjoy doing and make a regular commitment to do it. Maybe it’s a team sport, or it could be yoga, gym work, exercising in nature or dancing.


There is a close correlation between the state of the mind, hormones, dealing with daily stress levels and the health of the skin. Acne symptoms often have a vicious cycle within the body. If we are unhappy with the way we look because of the acne we often have low self-esteem which may lead to negative self-talk, depression, bad emotional eating habits and an imbalance in the hormones which leads to more skin breakouts. Exercise is something that lifts the mood, tones the body and generally makes us look and feel better if done regularly.


We are designed to be creatures on the move but because of our modern day lifestyle we sit way too much which is unhealthy for our holistic health. By getting out and doing, we are doing our whole body a favour. Having a sauna after exercise is also great for removing toxins from the body and improving the health of the skin.


I'm going to play Devil's Advocate now. For every plus side in life, there is also a negative. Exercise is fantastic for removing toxins from the body, helping to make you feel good, promoting the circulation and helping to regulate body weight. For those suffering from acne the type of exercise you choose to do can have adverse reactions on your skin. My advise is to choose your exercise carefully and weigh-up all the positives of regularly exercising because they can often out weigh the negatives.


Exercise for clear skin


Exercise tips for the condition of the skin


Benifits of exercise on an acne skin


Chapter 7


Happiness Pursuits: How doing things that bring us joy can improve the health of the skin.

how to naturally get rid of acne fast

Happiness means something different to all of us. To me happiness pursuits are like rays of light in my life that help keep me buoyant. The acknowledgment that daily stress causes many health issues in our lives is not a new one yet linking chronic acne to individual stress levels is investigative research that is helping acne sufferers understand why they suffer from acne. In the past, antibiotics for the skin or anti-depressants for the mind were perscribed to balance the acne condition in the skin. There is now a growing interest to investigate the root cause of the stress which causes acne and to act on that rather than offering the blanket solution. Hormones, stress and emotions are so interlinked. Finding self-esteem in practicing things like mindfulness, positive self-love talk and learning to be more content and peaceful in life are some of the pursuits of happiness that help rid the skin naturally of acne.


Could your thoughts be preventing you from healing your acne?


How Happiness Equals Gorgeous Skin and Prevents Acne


Cultivate Gratitude for Health


Chapter 8


Sleep: How a good night’s sleep improves the skin and helps naturally get rid of acne.

how to naturally get rid of acne fast
how to naturally get rid of acne fast

It’s not an old wife’s tale, beauty sleep is something that is real and necessary if you want to have healthy, glowing skin. Lack of sleep leads to a rise in cortisol in the body which can lead to adrenal fatigue and other hormonal imbalances in the body. As you know, the health of the skin is so inter-related with hormones and the emotions. It’s suggested that more sebum is produced in the sebaceous glands when we don’t have enough sleep.


Detaching yourself from your mobile or other wifi devices at least an hour before you go to bed helps wind the body down for sleep. Ideally not having your mobile device by the bedside also helps the body relax as the wi-fi band is not interfering with the body’s energy.


Can Sleep Deprivation Lead to Acne?


Sleep. The Silent Healer


Acne and Sleep


Wifi Influences on Sleep Patterns






Chapter 9


Breathing and Circulation: How removing toxins from the body can naturally help improve the health of the skin and prevent acne.

how to naturally get rid of acne fast

Like sleep and the pursuits of happiness, the breath is so under-estimated when it comes to the overall health of the body and skin. The mystics in the East have known for thousands of years how to use their lungs effectively to take in the Prana or the life force that exists around us. We in the West are slowly catching on and recognising the health benefits of breathing correctly and research is slowly following suit. 


Breathing correctly increases the circulation and helps relieve the body of toxins. Yoga closely connects the body, mind, spirit and the breath together and offers a re-balancing program for the entire body with a flow on effect to improving the health of the skin. Mediation also has a very calming effect on the mind, via the observation of the breathe.


Use a vaporiser to inhale aromatherapy oils. The ones listed above are anti-bacterial and good for the skin. Other oils like citrus oils are stimulating and relaxing and also good for the health of the skin.


Deep Breathing Exercises for a Healthy Skin, Mind and Body


Healing Acne through Deep Breathing


Acne And Meditation


Yoga to help Alleviate Acne 


Inspire Yoga and Wellbeing Studio

Additional Valuable Links
how to naturally get rid of acne fast

About the Author.


My name is Ruth Marxen. I have a lifelong interest in exploring life to its fullest and to empower others to do the same with their lives. I am trained as a Tactile Practitioner in holistic face and body massage therapy and I create my own natural skin care products from scratch which I use in all of my treatments.   


All the views and source material in this blog are my own personal research. The material in the blog is by no means definitive and it is intended to offer advice about Acne to the reader. I request this advice be used with discretion and the reader take responsibility for their own personal health. 


Copyright 2016. Ruth Marxen. All rights reserved. 


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