Homemade Acne Moisturiser

Is your skin prone to acne? Are you looking for a natural solution to keep your acne at bay with minimal effort? Try this homemade tea tree oil acne moisturiser!

What is it? Homemade anti-acne moisturiser

Who can use it? Oily to normal skin prone to acne

Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate mildly sensitive skin, however, do not use if your skin is red, irritated, burning or itching.

Goodies: Aloe vera and tea tree oil

Brands:: Home-made

Description

Description

What will you need?

This tea tree oil acne moisturiser has two components base and active ingredients. I choose aloe vera as a base because it is non-comedogenic and help in reducing acne. It also provides balanced moisturisation to oily skin and has added benefits of anti-ageing, skin lightening and acne reduction.

I use tea tree oil essential oil as an active ingredient because it has studies to back up its action in acne. Few studies compare its efficacy to well-known acne medication, benzoyl peroxide. So, let us get started with this super easy recipe!

How to make it?

In an amber-coloured airtight container mix the following ingredients:

Ingredients Amount Brand suggestions
Aloe vera 15 ml Best Pure aloe vera gel
Tea tree oil 6 to 12 drops for the face

18  to 24 drops for the body

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I have personally used a much higher concentration of tea tree oil, and the dilution varies with the potency of tea tree oil. You can begin by adding 6 drops for every 15 ml and increase gradually to a maximum of 12 drops or even higher, provided it does not cause irritation, redness or burning. Contrary to the face, the skin of your body can tolerate much higher concentrations, so you can experiment with 24 drops for every 15 ml of aloe vera gel.

How to use it?

  • Wash your face with the homemade cleanser for oily skin.
  • Pat dry
  • Take 2-3 drops of the gel to your palm and apply small dots on the various parts of your face.
  • Now spread the dots and massage them into your face.

What are the side effects?

This anti-acne moisturiser is mild and tolerated very well, except for those who have sensitive skin. Please do a patch test before first use and discontinue if you experience any redness, irritation or rash.

How to store?

I preferably use aloe vera gel available in the market that already has preservatives to improve shelf life and easy storage without a refrigerator. Therefore, this homemade anti-acne moisturiser can be easily stored for 30 days or even longer. Just ensure that water does not get into it, or else it might go stale.

What to expect?

This anti-acne moisturiser might help prevent new acne lesions and heal small pimples. However, it is not a substitute for the treatment. If you have a few red pimples or pus-filled pimples, then you can put this homemade anti-acne spot treatment on them. In more severe cases and non-responding cases, a dermatologist visit is highly recommended.

 

Dermatocare recommendations

Additional information

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Acne & Blemishes, Pores/Blackheads/Whiteheads

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Frequently(it is irritated now), Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$

Regime

Morning, Night

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DescriptionIs your skin prone to acne? Are you looking for a natural solution to keep your acne at bay with minimal effort? Try this homemade tea tree oil acne moisturiser! What is it? Homemade anti-acne moisturiser Who can use it? Oily to normal skin prone to acne Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate mildly sensitive skin, however, do not use if your skin is red, irritated, burning or itching. Goodies: Aloe vera and tea tree oilAre you looking for a sunscreen for acne-prone skin? Cetaphil pro-oil-absorbing moisturizer SPF 30 is the best sunscreen for acne-prone skin for regular use. It has hydrating, anti-acne, soothing and skin barrier repair benefits along with broad-spectrum sun protection. What is it? Sunscreen with SPF 30 with anti-acne action Who can use it? All skin types prone to acne Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate sensitive skin, however, chances of reaction cant be ruled out altogether  Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel is an aloe vera based moisturizing gel that can be used as a regular moisturizer for oily acne prone skin to reduce pimples, redness and soothe inflamed skin. What is it? Aloe vera gel based moisturiser for acne prone skin Who can use it? oily and combination skin types prone pimples. Sensitive skin: Less likely to irritate sensitive skin Goodies: Aloe vera, Provitamin B5 and allantoin
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is a perfect pick if you are looking for a chemical exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells, blackheads or open pores along with oil control. What is it? Salicylic acid 2% serum Who can use it? Oily skin prone to open pores and comedones. For normal to dry skin, use as a spot treatment only. Sensitive: Can be tried as a spot treatment, if your skin is calm. Avoid on irritated skin.
Minimalist 17% Azeclair Anti Acne Face Serum is definitely worth a try for acne-prone skin that is sensitive and pigmented. This serum is packed with multiple beneficial ingredients that have anti-acne, skin lightening, anti-oxidant, hydrating and anti-inflammatory action. What is it? Azelaic acid serum Who can use it? All skin types prone to acne, rosacea and pigmentation Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate, however, avoid if the skin is red, burning or itchy.  The Ordinary Niacinamide Serum is a water-based serum infused with therapeutic concentration 2 proven anti-acne ingredients – Niacinamide 10% and Zinc PCA 1%. If you have acne prone skin, then The Ordinary Niacinamide is for you. The Ordinary Niacinamide serum reduces inflammation, acne and post acne marks. In addition, it improves skin barrier and has some anti-ageing benefits. What is it? Niacinamide serum Who can use it? Oily to normal skin prone to Acne, Rosacea, Post Acne Pigmentation Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate Goodies: Niacinamide 10% and Zinc PCA 1%. Not so good: None  
Additional information
Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Acne & Blemishes, Pores/Blackheads/Whiteheads

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Frequently(it is irritated now), Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$

Regime

Morning, Night

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Acne & Blemishes, Pores/Blackheads/Whiteheads

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Gender

Female, Male

Price range

$

Regime

Morning

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Acne & Blemishes

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Frequently(it is irritated now), Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$

Regime

Morning, Night

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Acne & Blemishes, Pores/Blackheads/Whiteheads

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Regime

Night

Price range

$$

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Acne & Blemishes, Ageing/Wrinkles, Pigmentation & Dark Spots, Pores/Blackheads/Whiteheads

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Gender

Female, Male

Price range

$

Regime

Morning

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Acne & Blemishes, Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Gender

Female, Male

Price range

$$

Regime

Morning

Content

What will you need?

This tea tree oil acne moisturiser has two components base and active ingredients. I choose aloe vera as a base because it is non-comedogenic and help in reducing acne. It also provides balanced moisturisation to oily skin and has added benefits of anti-ageing, skin lightening and acne reduction. I use tea tree oil essential oil as an active ingredient because it has studies to back up its action in acne. Few studies compare its efficacy to well-known acne medication, benzoyl peroxide. So, let us get started with this super easy recipe!

How to make it?

In an amber-coloured airtight container mix the following ingredients:
Ingredients Amount Brand suggestions
Aloe vera 15 ml Best Pure aloe vera gel
Tea tree oil 6 to 12 drops for the face 18  to 24 drops for the body amazon.in amazon.com amazon.co.uk
I have personally used a much higher concentration of tea tree oil, and the dilution varies with the potency of tea tree oil. You can begin by adding 6 drops for every 15 ml and increase gradually to a maximum of 12 drops or even higher, provided it does not cause irritation, redness or burning. Contrary to the face, the skin of your body can tolerate much higher concentrations, so you can experiment with 24 drops for every 15 ml of aloe vera gel.

How to use it?

  • Wash your face with the homemade cleanser for oily skin.
  • Pat dry
  • Take 2-3 drops of the gel to your palm and apply small dots on the various parts of your face.
  • Now spread the dots and massage them into your face.

What are the side effects?

This anti-acne moisturiser is mild and tolerated very well, except for those who have sensitive skin. Please do a patch test before first use and discontinue if you experience any redness, irritation or rash.

How to store?

I preferably use aloe vera gel available in the market that already has preservatives to improve shelf life and easy storage without a refrigerator. Therefore, this homemade anti-acne moisturiser can be easily stored for 30 days or even longer. Just ensure that water does not get into it, or else it might go stale.

What to expect?

This anti-acne moisturiser might help prevent new acne lesions and heal small pimples. However, it is not a substitute for the treatment. If you have a few red pimples or pus-filled pimples, then you can put this homemade anti-acne spot treatment on them. In more severe cases and non-responding cases, a dermatologist visit is highly recommended.  

Benefits

Cetaphil pro- oil absorbing moisturizer SPF 30 has the following benefits:
  • Protect your skin from both UVA and UVB with help of 3 chemical-based UV filters- Avobenzone, Octisalate and Octocrylene. SPF of 30 is enough for daily exposure like travelling to the workplace. However, if you are planning for a beach holiday or outdoor sport, then you should apply a thick layer of Cetaphil pro moisturiser every 2-3 hours. Else, you can use sunscreen with SF 50 +.
  • Cetaphil pro might help in reducing redness caused by acne with Allantoin and Panthenol.
  • Zinc Gluconate in Cetaphil pro reduces acne-causing bacteria and lowers oil production.
  • Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine is a ceramide that repairs the skin barrier and adds to NMF (Natural moisturising factor) of your skin.

Side effects

Cetaphil Pro moisturiser does have any side effects. It might not suit super sensitive skin.

How to use?

Cetaphil Pro moisturiser is both sunscreen and moisturiser.  You should put salicylic acid, Niacinamide or azelaic acid in the morning followed by Cetaphil pro moisturiser as discussed in this article for Acne skin care Routine

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel benefits

  • Moisturises acne prone oily skin: Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel is water-based lightweight non-comedogenic moisturizer that can hydrate and soothe acne prone oily skin.
  • Reduce acne breakouts: This is achieved with the help of aloe vera and Pro-Vitamin B5. Its lightweight formula can reduce the formation of new black/whiteheads.
  • Reduce redness left after pimples: Aloe vera, Provitamin B5 and allantoin can help in reducing redness left after healing of acne.
  • Promote healing of acne: Aloe vera, and Provitamin B 5 promote faster healing of acne.

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel side effects

It has no side effects.  

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Benefits

Effective exfoliator for the skin: Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that is a key ingredient when it comes to the treatment of oily skin. It works wonders as an exfoliator both at the surface till deep down to the pores, thereby preventing acne and blackheads. Its anti-inflammatory action is also effective against already existing acne.
Acts as a soothing agent with antimicrobial properties: Hamamelis Virginiana leaf water is a dilute distillate that helps in avoiding skin irritation and discomfort providing a relaxing effect to the skin.

Side effects:

Salicylic acid can make your skin dry over a period of time. Skip this serum if your skin already feels dry. Apply The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution can trigger a rash and visible exfoliation. It can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Make sure you wear sunscreen on top of salicylic acid.
 

How to use it?

Salicylic acid does not react with the sun, however, The ordinary website recommends using this product at night. In oily and non-sensitive skin, you can apply it on full-face except near your eyes. If your skin is slightly dry or sensitive, then go for spot application on pimples or blackheads. Avoid using salicylic acid-based face wash because both may cause over-dryness.

Pros:

  • Water-based serum with lightweight hydrating agents
  • Has the following active ingredients:
    • Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate is formed by the combination of azelaic acid and glycine. Pure azelaic acid is routinely used by dermatologists to reduce acne, rosacea and pigmentation in concentrations varying from 10% to 20%. This serum has a 17 % concentration of the compound form of azelaic acid.
    • Propolis is a product of beehives that helps in skin repair due to its antioxidant action.
    • Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract is derived from the fermentation of marine bacteria. It has anti-ageing properties and improves skin texture.
    • Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, and Xylitol combine to make Aquaxyl hydrating tri that can help in hydrating your skin.
    • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate derived from liquorice has anti-inflammatory action.
    • Gallic acid has potent anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties.
    • Lactic acid has gentle exfoliating action.
  • Tinted glass packing
  • Affordable.
Cons: Well, Minimalist 17% Azeclair Anti Acne Face Serum definitely worth a buy, but if you have super sensitive skin, then use this serum with caution because few ingredients might not suit red or irritated skin.  

What are benefits of The Ordinary Niacinamide?

The Ordinary Niacinamide Serum has following benefits:
  • Controls acne: Six of eight studies show that using topical nicotinamide 4% led to a significant reduction in acne. It helps in regulating sebum secretion and reduces inflammation. The ordinary has much higher concentration of 10% Niacinamide. Therefore, worth including in skin care regime for acne prone skin.
  • Reduces post acne marks: Niacinamide reduces transfer of melanin form melanocyte to skin cells. Thus, has skin lightening benefit according to many studies.
  • Skin barrier repair: Niacinamide helps in repairing your skin. This gets essential in acne, where the use of strong products can damage the integrity of skin.
  • Fights red pimples: The Ordinary Niacinamide also reduces proliferation of acne causing bacteria with help of Zinc PCA.
  • Reduces rosacea: Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory benefits. The Ordinary Niacinamide might reduce redness of sensitive skin. However, make sure that you start this product after easing out rosacea breakouts as mentioned in this article, Sensitive skin care- Dermatologist Guide

Who should use The Ordinary Niacinamide?

The Ordinary Niacinamide Serum can be used in the morning to prevent and reduce acne as early as 15 years of age. Read this article to know about how to include it in skin care regime for acne prone skin.

How to use The Ordinary Niacinamide?

The wonderful part The Ordinary Niacinamide serum is that is light weight non-comedogenic product that gets absorbed in your skin instantly. Apply few drops of this serum on face after cleansing and toning, as shown in this video given below:

What are some watchouts?

Few people might rarely notice initial breakouts with The Ordinary Niacinamide. They might not be troublesome though. If purging continues, then restrict use of this products on active acne and post acne marks alone. If you have dry skin, then you would need extra layer of light weight moisturizer after this product.
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