Keep Skin Clear With This 3-Ingredient DIY Acne Balm

Last Update: September 28, 2022

It’s tempting to blame a nasty breakout on oily skin. If only you had dry skin, that would solve the problem. Right?

Wrong. Unfortunately, it’s a little more complicated than that. As any good dermatologist will tell you, acne is actually caused by inflammation, which leads to the clogged pores and excess oil production that causes pimples. Drying out the skin actually makes inflammation worse, starting the chain reaction all over again.

To effectively treat acne, you need a product that walks the fine line between unclogging pores and total dehydration. This three-ingredient DIY balm does the trick. The zit-zapping power comes from tea tree oil, which fights acne without over-drying the skin. Soothing aloe vera gel and hydrating coconut oil help the skin retain moisture.

Dab a little on a blemish before adding your makeup for the day, or apply before bed to let the balm work its magic while you snooze. Your skin will clear up in no time!

DIY Acne Treatment Balm

What You Need

2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
½ tablespoon aloe vera gel
3 drops tea tree oil
Empty lip balm tube
Small funnel


Whisk together coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and tea tree oil. Funnel mixture into the lip balm tube and refrigerate 10 minutes, or until hardened. Store in a cool, dry place.

Apply as a spot treatment morning and night.

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DIY Beauty, DIY Makeup, Skin Care Tips

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