When it comes to good skin, there are tons of face washes and moisturizers that claim to do the trick, but not everyone can spend a pretty fortune on a trove of products. Luckily, you can instead opt for what’s sitting in your medicine cabinet or pantry and use home remedies for clear skin. Some natural products that you already may have at home can do the job just as well as a fancy face wash, and it can’t hurt to try these solutions first, as they are natural and won’t cost you a dime.

For some people, their skin isn’t that bad and doesn’t require a dermatologist,” dermatologist Debra Jaliman tells Bustle over email. “Home remedies are simple and inexpensive.”

Of course, if you have severe or persistent acne, it’s always best to visit a dermatologist to figure out the best course of treatment for you. But if you’ve got a pimple or two that pops up here and there, you may just want to open a cabinet instead of taking a trip to the doctor’s office.

If you want to clear up your skin without any medications or special creams, try these 8 natural remedies that you likely already have at home.

1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea trea oil smells like a dream, and can do a lot of good for your skin. A study from the Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology found that topical products containing 5% tea tree oil were effective at treating mild to moderate acne. Those treated with tea tree oil-infused gel were up to five times more likely to experience a reduction in acne than those treated with a placebo product.

As Jaliman explains, “tea tree oil contains anti-microbial properties.”

2. Green Tea Extract

Green tea isn’t just for drinking to get zen. It also can calm your skin. Frey says studies have shown applying products with 2% green tea extract twice a day reduced acne in adolescents with mild acne. Plus, green tea contains antioxidants that can help protect against skin issues like acne while fight against free radicals, according to WebMD. Read more…

 

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