Simple Acne Solution

Here is a simple yet true way to treat acne. It contains just two ingredients, both of which are found in most kitchens. The combination cleans, exfoliates, and kills bacteria.


Salt is one of the best antibacterial ingredients, and it is slightly abrasive. Lemon juice exfoliates as it cleans.

1/4 cup sea salt
1/4 cup lemon juice

Combine the ingredients in a bowl.

Dab on the face with a cotton ball.

Massage into the skin, being careful to avoid your eyes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Makes 1/4 cup

Preparation time: About 1 minute

Shelf life: Discard leftovers

By Annie B. Bond


Deasia Johnathan
Past Member 3 years ago

I love your tip! Thanks. My friend uses Proactiv to get rid of acne:

Alexandra Bruno
Alexandra Bruno3 years ago


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W. C6 years ago

Thank you.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Helpful tip. Thanks.

Rachel R.
Rachel R7 years ago

Sheila, for a natural moisturizer I would use extra virgin olive oil. :D

Sheila W.
Sheila W.9 years ago

What do you use after the treatment as a mosturizer?

Alpana S.
Alpana S.9 years ago

is sea salt the same as the salt we use in food in the kitchen?

Raine Plouai
Raine Plouai10 years ago

I use slightly less salt when doingt his, but I have found that in just a few days (along with applying buttermilk to my face afterward) my face has become noticablly clearer.
And to you, Holly, toothpaste will work for the day before picture day or a big date, but if you use it a lot you may end up with an extremely dried out face. It is better to practice good hygene than to make blemishes disappear with a magical paste of tooth (toothpaste for those without my strange state of mind) :)

sri lakshmi
sri lakshmi10 years ago

For Quick healing of pimples :make a paste of fresh neem leaves(margosa leaves) and turmeric powder apply on the pimples.

Melissa Staffen
Past Member 10 years ago

Be VERY careful w/ using toothpaste. I'd done so while in military boot camp. Apparently I used the tried-&-true method too often. I now have a constant dry patch there w/ more blackheads than before!