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Fight Acne Naturally at Any Age: DIY Treatments and Prevention Tips

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Hello, beautiful souls! 🌿 If you’ve been waging a battle against acne, you’re not alone. Acne doesn’t discriminate – it can strike at any age, from the teenage years well into adulthood. Today, we’re diving into the world of natural skincare, uncovering the root causes of acne, and sharing holistic remedies that can help you achieve that clear, glowing complexion you’ve been dreaming of. So, sit back, relax, and let’s embark on this skin-loving journey together!


This is the ultimate guide jam-packed with tips and simple DIY acne treatments for your best skin. Keep in mind that skin is not just something we have to look after on the surface, sometimes the route cause is deeper and it may take some investigating.


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 Teenage Acne: Blame it on Hormones

Ah, the teenage years. Hormones are in overdrive, and your skin is often the first to show it. Androgens, those pesky hormones, stimulate the oil glands in your skin, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. It’s no wonder acne is a rite of passage for many teenagers. Whilst topical treatment can make a massive difference, sometimes it’s the hormones that need to be looked into or the gut.


Adult Acne: Stress, Hormones, and Lifestyle

Fast forward a few years, and you might think you’re out of the woods. But alas, adult acne can creep up on you, often due to stress, fluctuating hormones, or lifestyle factors. Whether it’s that high-stress job or changes in your hormonal cycle, adult acne is a frustrating reality for many.





1. Nourish Your Body from Within

Food for acne

You are what you eat, and your skin reflects your diet. Load up on fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods like flaxseeds and salmon, can reduce inflammation. Probiotics, such as those in yogurt and kefir, support a healthy gut, which is linked to clearer skin. Our gut can be linked to a tonne of issues we see played out on our skin. Getting that under control is the first step to your best skin. Diet is perhaps the hardest element to tackle, but is by far the most beneficial and impactful.


2. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Water is your skin’s best friend. Drinking plenty of water helps flush out toxins and keeps your skin hydrated. Aim for at least 8 glasses a day – your skin will thank you!


3. Stress Less, Glow More

Easier said than done, we know. But stress management is crucial. Practice mindfulness, gentle stretching, Pilates, or deep-breathing exercises. A calm mind often leads to calmer skin. Check out our self-care challenge series on the blog for weekly tips to help you take care of your mental wellbeing.






Ready to revamp your skincare routine with natural, skin-loving ingredients? Here’s a simple, step-by-step guide that’s perfect for acne-prone skin. This routine combines natural products with holistic practices to keep your skin clear, healthy, and glowing. Let’s get started!




morning skincare

1. Gentle Cleanser

Start your day with a gentle, natural cleanser to remove overnight oil and impurities.


DIY Cleanser:

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel



  1. Mix honey and aloe vera gel.

  2. Massage onto damp skin in circular motions.

  3. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.


2. Green Tea Toner

Tone your skin to balance pH levels and tighten pores.


DIY Toner:

  • 1 cup brewed green tea (cooled)


  1. Brew green tea and let it cool.

  2. Apply with a cotton pad or spray bottle.


3. Moisturiser


Hydrate your skin with a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturiser.

DIY Moisturiser:

  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil



  1. Mix jojoba oil with lavender essential oil.

  2. Apply a few drops to your face and neck.





evening skincare


1. Oil Cleansing

Remove makeup and impurities with an oil-based cleanser that won't dry out your skin.


DIY Oil Cleanser:

  • 1 tablespoon castor oil

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil



  1. Mix castor oil and olive oil.

  2. Massage onto dry skin.

  3. Wipe off with a warm, damp cloth.


2. Gentle Cleanser

Repeat your morning cleanser to remove any remaining oil.


3. Exfoliation (Twice a Week)

Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.


DIY Exfoliator:

  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon yogurt



  1. Blend oatmeal into a fine powder.

  2. Mix with honey and yogurt.

  3. Gently massage onto damp skin and rinse off.


4. Green Tea Toner

Apply your green tea toner to refresh your skin.


5. Targeted Treatment

Use a natural spot treatment to tackle stubborn pimples.


DIY Spot Treatment:

  • 1 teaspoon tea tree oil

  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel


  1. Mix tea tree oil with aloe vera gel.

  2. Apply directly to blemishes.

6. Moisturiser

Hydrate with your DIY moisturiser.




weekly skincare


1. Detox Mask (Once a Week)

Deep-clean your pores with a natural clay mask.


DIY Detox Mask:

  • 2 tablespoons bentonite clay

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar



  1. Mix bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar to form a paste.

  2. Apply to your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

  3. Rinse off with warm water.


2. OR The Anti Mask (Once a Week)

Honey is a natural antibacterial agent, while cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties. Together, they make a powerful acne-fighting duo.



  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon



  1. Mix honey and cinnamon to form a paste.

  2. Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.

  3. Rinse off with warm water.


3. Mindfulness and Relaxation

Incorporate stress-reducing activities like yoga, meditation, or a relaxing bath with essential oils to keep your mind and skin calm.


4. Stay Hydrated

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out toxins and keep your skin hydrated.


By following this simple, natural skincare routine and embracing a holistic approach, you can help manage acne and maintain a healthy, radiant complexion. Remember, consistency is key, and self-care is a journey. Here’s to clear, glowing skin – naturally! 🌿




acne treatment

1. Keep Your Hands Off

Avoid touching your face. Your hands can transfer oils and bacteria to your skin, leading to breakouts.


2. Cleanse Regularly

Use a gentle, natural cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. Cleansing twice a day is usually sufficient.


3. Exfoliate Wisely

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells that can clog pores, but over-exfoliation can irritate your skin. Stick to gentle exfoliation once or twice a week.


4. Moisturise Daily

Even oily skin needs moisture. Choose a non-comedogenic moisturiser that won’t clog your pores.




Acne can be a stubborn opponent, but with the right natural remedies and a holistic approach, you can reclaim your skin’s natural glow. Remember, every blemish tells a story, and your journey to clear skin is uniquely yours. So, embrace self-care, nourish your body, and pamper your skin with love. You’re on your way to radiance, inside and out!

Stay glowing, naturally. 🌟


P.S. Share your favourite natural acne remedies with us in the comments below! We love hearing from our skincare community.



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Hi, I'm Mandi. A former primary teacher, Lifestyle Medicine graduate and current Diploma in Natural Skincare student with a passion for natural living.

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