Can homemade acne treatments work?

I’m wary of so-called natural remedies because companies that make them don’t have to offer any real evidence that they actually work well. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to use prescription medication to get good results, but I feel more comfortable using products from companies that offer scientific evidence that supports their claims.

There’s an alternative to these options, though: homemade acne treatments.

Can homemade acne treatments actually work?

The good thing about homemade acne treatments is that no one stands to make a huge profit from tricking you. I think that’s often the case with herbal supplements and natural treatments. On the other hand, there isn’t a lot of objective proof showing that homemade treatments will actually work well. That’s why I’ve taken some time to look at the ingredients these options use to decide whether they will cause any harm, offer acne-fighting benefits, or do absolutely nothing at all. Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting the information that I find and offering my thoughts on the matter.

A word of warning, though. I’m not a chemist or a dermatologist, so I can only offer a layman’s perspective on homemade acne treatments. If you are a chemist or a dermatologist, or simply have way more experience than I, then please feel free to chime in. I’m trying to remain as logical as possible, but I’m also relying on information that could be flawed. I will appreciate any criticisms or corrections that you can offer!

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