Most Effective Natural Remedies to Remove Blemishes

Skincare is one of the most lucrative markets in beauty, it is easy to see this when you view just how many products there are available. Just check out the number of potions, creams, and medications that promise a miracle cure for acne, or the number of cleansers, or moisturisers there are. While these options are effective in some cases, utilising a natural treatment is less harsh on skin tone and texture. When it comes to safely treating spots and blemishes, you may be better to consider an effective, natural remedy, rather than a shop bought treatment.

These days, when we look towards being more Eco conscious when it comes to our beauty products, we are being ever more encouraged to create our own lotions and potions. It certainly costs a lot less than the expensively packaged products that you can buy on the High Street and in the department stores, and as we can now buy reusable plastic containers in bulk, we can avoid have endless ’empties’ to throw away at the end of each month. Add in that we can create our own labels, and opt for pretty bottles with plastic screw caps, then we could also create cheap and yet personal Christmas presents for friends and family.

One thing that I do suggest is using more natural forms of cosmetics that are gentler on your skin. Mineral make up is often totally free from parabans and is also usually vegan friendly which can help your skin avoid flare ups and blemishes, whilst still giving a really glossy, glamorous look.

Here are a few products that you probably have at home that could help with banishing skin blemishes.

Apple Cider Vinegar

A common item in many homes, apple cider vinegar offers many health benefits. Due to its acidic properties, vinegar is naturally antibacterial and antiviral. Fortunately, vinegar is also a safe, gentle way to remove blemishes.

Combine 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in a bottle with 1/2 cup of warm water. Shake to mix and then add to a clean, soft cloth. Use the damp cloth to wipe the skin where blemishes are present.



Most people have honey in their home, as well. Not only is it delicious, but it also effectively kills bacteria. For blemished skin, wash the face with warm water and apply a thin coat of honey to the skin. Allow the honey to sit for 10 minutes before washing off with warm water. Pat the face dry.

After a few uses, the honey will decrease the bacteria that is causing the acne. In addition, it will soothe and heal the redness on the skin after weeks of ongoing use.


Olive Oil

Olive Oil can make a brilliant cleanser for dry skin and you don’t even have to add anything to it. Simply rub it into your skin, and cover with a warm cloth to give it time to sink in, and then wipe off the excess. It will help to cleanse and clean your skin and will make your dry skin feel softer.

Using these effective remedies to remove blemishes, skin will be clean, healthy, and attractive.

New Products from This Works

This Works has to be one of my favourite natural beauty brands. Their products are designed to work with your body to improve the tone, complexion and feel of the skin, and I have yet to meet one of their products that I haven’t totally loved. With Summer (and holidays) on the way I want to get my skin looking as good as possible, and so I have been trying a couple of new products from the This Works range – because anything that promises glowing skin has got to be worth a try!


Energy Bank Skin Glow

You know when you put something on your face and then you keep touching it because it feels so soft – that is the precise result of applying the energy bank skin glow. Full of natural ingredients that include green algae, vitamin C, red algae and corn seed, this is a multi-tasking serum designed to be a pick me up to dull skin, add hydration to dry skin, and to address issues related to ageing spots and pigmentation.


The bottle is pump action, and a little goes a little way – I used two small pumps daily. I applied this after my cleanser and toner in the morning – it sinks right in so takes no time at all. I then added my make-up over the top as it also works as a primer. The concentration is thin so it almost feels like a drink for your skin, adding a glow as soon as you put it on. There is a fine scent which makes it smell lovely and clean – again, a perfect pick me up for mornings when you feel a little sluggish.

This leaves my skin feeling fresh and revitalised – there is no sting, even on my sensitive skin, and I  feel happy using this every single day. A total thumbs up from me!

This Works Energy Bank Skin Glow, 30ml £30 Click to visit John Lewis

This Works Energy Bank Skin Glow, 30ml £30 

Skin Deep Beauty Oil

This handbag sized product (8ml) is a little gem. Containing the gloriously scented Rose, Neroli and Jasmine, this roll-on product is great for nourishing dry skin (I always love oils for this, even on oily skin), and with the heady, yet calming scent, it is also said to ‘elevate the mood.’


I use this on my pulse points – wrists, neck and elbow joints when I am feeling a little ‘off’ – either due to tiredness or headache. I have also applied this to the pressure points at my temples if I feel a headache about to come on – it is soothing and seems to ease the pressure.



I also suffer from dry skin around the edges of my face and have used a little there – it softens the skin and adds much needed oil and moisture to the extremeties.

Another must try products – mine now lives in my handbag.

Have you ever tried any products from This Works?

New skin deep beauty oil 8ml £20.00 Click to visit This Works

New skin deep beauty oil 8ml