Treat Hormonal Acne in Females with Natural Home Remedies

Hormonal acne in Females & It’s Natural Home Remedies

Are you are a female, who suffers from acne breakout at the same time every month and almost at the same spot?
Are acne breakouts painful, deep and cystic?
Its hormonal acne

What is Hormonal Acne

Hormonal acne develops due to hormonal changes in the body. In teenagers, hormonal acne mostly develops at T zone that includes nose, chin and forehead. In adults, it commonly develops on lower face around jawline and cheeks. 50% of females between 20-30 years of age and 25% of women between 40-50 years of age suffers from hormonal acne.

What Causes Hormonal Acne

Hormonal acne is mostly linked to puberty as puberty is the age when your body goes through lots of hormonal changes. However, hormonal acne also develops in adult women and during pregnancy.

There are also other reasons for hormonal acne such as PCOS, poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle.

The good news is that simple home remedies are enough to get rid of hormonal acne along with changes in your lifestyle and diet.

Treat Hormonal acne in Females with Natural Home Remedies

Treat Hormonal acne in Females with Natural Home Remedies

Home Remedies For Hormonal Acne

1. Tea Tree Oil-

Tree oil is very useful in treating hormonal acne. It reduces inflammation and works like a deep cleanser that penetrates into the skin and opens the clogged pores. Also, tea tree oil fastens healing.

To a tablespoon of coconut oil mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and apply to the affected area. After 10 minutes wash it off with warm water. Repeat this two times in a day.

You may also mix 4 to 5 drops of tea tree oil to a teaspoon of organic honey and apply to acne affected area. After 15 minutes rinse it off with water. Repeat this two times in a day.

*Before using tea tree essential oil, it is always recommended to do a patch test and check for allergy or skin sensitivity.

2. Warm Compress-

Application of warm compress is another effective home remedy to treat hormonal acne. Warm compress encourages blood circulation and draws out bacteria. It also removes pus from the skin pores, alleviates and speeds the healing process.

Warm compress

Warm compress

To a bowl filled with warm water add a teaspoon of salt and mix well. Soak a washcloth in this solution, wring the excess of water and apply the warm compress to the affected area. Do this for 10 minutes. Repeat this a few times in a day.


Curcumin present in turmeric is anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling. Turmeric fights infection and is a natural antiseptic.



To 2 teaspoon of turmeric powder add sufficient amount of water to make a paste and then apply the paste to the affected area. After an hour rinse it off. Repeat this two times in a day.

Also, add a half teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of milk and have it two times daily.

4. Green Tea-

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and makes your skin glow from inside out. It reduces inflammation and so is used to treat hormonal acne.

Green Tea

Green Tea

Steep a bag of green tea one-fourth cup of steaming water. Let the solution cool and with the help of cotton ball apply green tea solution to acne. Repeat this two times in a day till you get the desired result.

Also, make a habit of drinking a 2-3 cup of green tea every day.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar-

Apple cider vinegar removes dead skin cells and unclogs the pores. Also, it reduces acne.

Mix unfiltered apple cider vinegar to an equal quantity of honey and apply on the affected skin with the help of cotton ball. After 15 minutes rinse it off.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Just home remedies for hormonal acne are not enough to give you the desired results. You need to take care of your skin and pay attention to your diet.

Make sure to clean your face with a mild cleanser two times in a day to prevent accumulation of dirt and oil. Exfoliate your skin once in a week and refrain yourself from touching your face unnecessarily.

A healthy diet is essential for healthy skin. It reduces inflammation and balances body hormones. Eat fibres, vitamins and mineral rich fruits and vegetables. Eat whole grains and cut down caffeine, processed foods, fatty foods and sugary foods.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.