Everyone understands the embarrassment and pain of acne. The problem begins for many of us in our teenage years and some outgrow it. However, some of us aren’t that lucky.

Treating acne is a cornerstone of the health and beauty market. There are many facial washes and astringent products available to the public. Most of these spot treatment products dry out the skin and can make your acne problem even more noticeable!

Adults can have as much of a problem with acne as teenagers, which is understandable because the causes of acne aren’t age related. The top triggers of acne are:

  • Stress – That bad day at work is hurting you in more ways than one, including your complexion.
  • Bad Health Choices – Junk food is terrible for your complexion. The sugar and grease will only make your acne worse.
  • Hormonal Changes – Menopause and menstrual cycles can affect your complexion.

Luckily, there are natural spot treatments for acne that will soothe your skin, not punish it. If you or a self-conscious teen in your life have trouble with over-the-counter acne solutions, then here are some all natural options.

Raw Honey

Raw honey is a great natural antibacterial ointment.  Don’t mistake raw honey for the stuff you find in the grocery store. Raw honey is straight from the beehive. It heals inflammation, can reduce scarring, and is an ancient answer to blemish control.

Instead of using a carrier oil, like grapeseed, sunflower seed, and coconut oil, you can use raw honey as the carrier for your favorite essential oils to treat acne.

Infused honey is a simple recipe consisting of raw honey and the essential oil of your choice (see best options below). Add 30 drops of essential oil or a combination of oils to 1/2 cup raw honey.  Let the honey mixture sit for two to three days before using it.

This natural spot treatment for acne is easy to make and can be tailored to your preferences.

Essential Oils

There are many essential oils that have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making them ideal for treating acne.