How to Get Rid of Blemishes

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Blemishes are unsightly, discolored spots, pimples, whiteheads and blackheads, left behind on your skin after an acne breakout. They tend to develop mostly on areas of your face (especially around your forehead, nose, and chin), as well as on your neck, upper arms, and back.

Blemishes can be caused by a number of factors, including the regular use of cosmetic products such as moisturizers, foundations night creams, etc. Many of these products contain irritating ingredients that can clog your pores and contribute to the development of blemishes. To avoid this problem, you can opt for non-comedogenic (will not clog your pores) cosmetics.

Other factors, such as hormonal changes, improper diet, internal health problems, alcohol consumption, stress, allergic reactions, overexposure to environmental irritants, excessive sun exposure, lack of a proper skincare routine, and a genetic predisposition can all lead to blemishes.

girl with blemishes

How to Get Rid of Blemishes on Skin

Here are 11 remedies to banish skin blemishes.

  1. Honey
  2. Lemon Juice
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. Strawberries
  5. Sandalwood Paste
  6. Yogurt Mask
  7. Banana Peel
  8. Almonds
  9. Orange Peel
  10. Calamine Lotion
  11. Ice Cubes


  1. Manuka Honey

      • Apply a small amount of pure honey (preferably manuka honey) on your blemishes.
      • Leave on until it dries.
      • Wash off with clean water.

    It works as a natural antibacterial cleanser for your skin.

  2. Lemon, Pineapple and Honey

    • Mix equal parts of lemon juice and pineapple juice.
    • Add a little honey to the mixture.
    • Dab this mixture on the affected area.

    It will brighten your skin and fade blemishes. You may combine lemon juice with tomato juice/pulp as well. Potato juice also contains excellent bleaching properties.

  3. Apple Cider

    • Mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water.
    • Soak a cotton ball in this solution.
    • Dab the soaked cotton ball on your blemishes.

    This will promote clear skin.
    *Alternatively, you can rinse your face with a solution of one part apple cider vinegar and eight parts of water.

  4. Strawberry Mash

    • Take three strawberries and mash them with a fork.
    • Mix in a little vinegar, just enough to form a paste.
    • Spread the mixture on the affected area and leave overnight.
    • Rinse it off in the morning.
  5. Rose Water and Sandalwood Powder

    • Add equal amounts of lemon juice and rose water to sandalwood powder until it forms a paste.
    • Apply this paste on your skin.
    • Leave on for about 10-15 minutes.
    • Wash off with clean water.

    Do this regularly to promote a clear complexion.

  6. Yogurt

    • Spread plain yogurt on your skin.
    • Leave it there for at least five to ten minutes.
    • Wash off with clean water.
    • Repeat this about once a week.

    Alternately, you can apply a mixture of yogurt and dried orange peels for 15 minutes, three times daily.

  7. Banana Peel

    • Gently rub the inside of a banana peel on your skin for about 10 minutes (until the peel turns brown).
    • Let it dry completely.
    • Wash it off with clean water.

    Follow this procedure three times a day.

  8. Almonds and Honey

    • Grind up 8-10 blanched almonds.
    • Mix with one and a half teaspoons of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey.
    • Leave this mask on your skin for 20 minutes.
    • Wash off with clean water.

    This will help to heal dark spots and blemishes.

  9. Almonds and Orange Peel

    • Blend dried orange peel and blanched almonds together until they form a paste.
    • Scrub this paste on your skin for 30 seconds.
    • Wash off with clean water.
  10. Calamine Lotion

    • Apply calamine lotion to your blemishes.
    • Leave on overnight.
    • Wash off with clean water in the morning.
  11. Ice Cubes

    • Wrap an ice cube in a clean wash cloth or paper towel.
    • Place this on the affected area.
    • Hold it there for about one minute.

    This will reduce the inflammation.

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  1. Naledi

    June 12, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Thnk u i have tried the banana peel and it is working amazingly

    • nozuko

      December 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Hi Naledi do u wash off the banana after completely dry or in the morning?

  2. helen

    July 28, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Am 18 and I have alwys had spots for as long as I can remember is there a way to get rid of them permanently. Especially thr ones on my face and legs

  3. Zama

    July 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    After wasting money on expensive skin care products,I opted to try out the banana peel and it word wonders

  4. laura

    August 8, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I have two or three blemishes that look like marks on my chin, but I know their not. Which remedy will help make them fade faster? Also, what could help make a scab heal faster too?

    • Zen

      August 13, 2013 at 8:59 am

      apple cider vinegar or a paste of baking soda and water shud b helpful for these marks n the scab

  5. Valerie jarrett

    August 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Would you send these remedies hi to clear blemish to my email

  6. samantha

    August 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    hi have blemishes all over my nose and cheeks,plus pimple marks please help me I’m struggling and it affects my self esteem

    • victor

      March 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Dont let it affect you everyone is beautiful 🙂

  7. Alexis

    September 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I’m going to try this ASAP. I’ve recently started losing weight & working out heavily (after not working out at all for my entire life), & no matter HOW hard I try, I can’t seem to keep pimples from popping up on my cheeks and jawline areas. It’s really frustrating because I’ve never had problems with acne in my life and now all of a sudden I have at least 20 dark spots on my face and pimples are popping up daily in these areas.

  8. Lisa

    October 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I am going to try the banana peel method today but do I really need to do this 3 times a day? I am goig to be eating a lot of bananas. lol


    December 5, 2013 at 11:55 am


  10. zanele

    December 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Ihv tried da honey n ice cube merhod I thnk its helpin…send me more fr oily ,pimpled skin

  11. nozuko

    December 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I have been having blemishes for almost 6 years now have been trying clinique products but it seems not to work for me will try one of the methods I’ve read from the site and will send a feedback thank you this is so frustrating

  12. nozuko

    December 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I have started with the banana method 2dy will gve u de results

  13. Alyssa

    January 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    The banana peel method worked great

  14. cheryl

    March 14, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Hi my name is Cheryl, I’ve been having blemishes for years and is getting worse cause its all over my face not I’ve try lot of things but I doesn’t help me at all pls guys will you help me cause I look so ugly noe and my face is going too dark now because of this.

    • makwadi

      May 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      I have been having blemishes for the past 3 years and my skin is getting darker and i am a light person. This is affecting me and I am now starting to have low self esteem. Please assist me.

  15. Natasha

    March 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm


  16. nozuko

    April 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I will go and try banana peel today

  17. kgaugelo

    March 31, 2015 at 7:26 am

    i like to try the banana peel method hopefully it will work for me thanx

  18. emelia

    September 23, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I will try the banana peel , , but how can I take care of my face natural thanks

  19. emelia

    October 9, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I need to know about the latest

  20. Rohini

    November 26, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Hi, i have a very fair complexion and now i have a spot on my nose from last 6 years and now it has become brighter and the spots has started coming on my cheeks as well above the pores!
    Please tell me what should i do and which remedy will suit me the best
    Waiting for the reply!


  21. funke

    January 12, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Will try the cinnamon & honey hope it works for me…..

  22. Nankesse

    June 16, 2016 at 5:23 am

    I will try the banana.

  23. kim

    February 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Hi guys im loving this site. Thank U for sharing this with us I also have blemishes on my forehead and cheeks I started using coconut oil the one that’s a paste everynight en im swing the difference already now I’ve got so much conference.i want to try the banana peel tomorrow people are already seing my beauty.

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