Isn't it annoying when you are already peeved because of painful pimples, and somebody says, 'name them?' How do you go with it? Well, we have an idea stated towards the end of the blog!
We know pimples are painful, hamper your flawless skin, and are a sign of some underlying problem. By now, you must have tried many remedies to cure pimples but still looking for more quick tips because the earlier ones didn't work out well or probably you are looking for some natural ways.
Before we tell you how to get rid of pimples, take a quick look at the reasons that cause acne and scars.
What causes acne?
- Medical conditions like PCOD, hormonal changes, and dandruff
- Side-effects of medication that increase sebum production
- Unhealthy lifestyle including less water intake, irregular sleeping pattern, stress, consumption of alcohol and smoking, high sugar intake, excess ingestion of milk products
- Unhygienic skincare routine of not wiping out make-up before bed, irregular or no exfoliation, not washing off sweat
- Environmental conditions like pollution, humidity, and UV rays
Now you know the reasons leading to breakout, consider correcting them and visiting a doctor if required.
In most cases, pimples can be treated at home, and the answer lies in your kitchen. Remember, what you can’t put in your mouth, don’t put it on your skin?
All you need to do is open some shelves, make the magic potion by mixing some amazing ingredients and say goodbye to acne. Take a note of these home remedies for acne treatment and put the pimples problem at bay:
- Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is one solution for every skin problem. Its antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties help in soothing and nourishing skin along with reducing acne and pain.
Use: Mix few drops of natural tea tree oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil, like coconut oil, and apply on pimples. Leave it on the skin to get rid of pimples overnight. If you have to leave home, wash with warm water and moisturise.
Basil is the most common herb found in Indian houses, and its benefits are no secret to anyone. The antibacterial properties of basil reduce acne, cleanse the skin, reduce infection, and prevent the chances of more pimples.
Use: Grind some basil leaves and separate the juice. With the help of a cotton pad apply the juice to pimples. Let it sit for 15 minutes, and Wash-off with cold water. You can also add a pinch of turmeric to the juice or crush neem leaves along with basil leaves for added benefits.
Almond is rich in antioxidants like selenium and Vitamin E and minerals that help in protecting cells against infection and damage. It helps in cleaning off pollutants and bacteria from the skin thereby removing pimples.
Use: Grind few almonds with rose water and apply it to acne for 30 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and apply moisturiser.
Lemon has antimicrobial properties that help in eliminating pimples. The natural bleaching agent in lemon helps to even out skin colour by lightening acne spots and blemishes.
Use: Apply lemon juice directly on pimples with the help of a cotton pad and rinse off after 10 minutes. Alternatively, mix 10-12 drops of lemon with one tablespoon of honey and apply to the affected area. Rinse off after keeping it for 10 minutes.
Papaya isn’t a favourite food of many, but when it comes to how to remove pimples naturally, papaya is a big hit. Papaya not only treats pimples but also helps in preventing pimples. It is rich in Vitamin A and C and has antioxidant properties that contribute to reducing the chances of occurrence of pimples.
Use: Mash papaya and apply it to acne. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash your face with cold water.
Like any other ingredient mentioned here, saffron also has great antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to remove pimples naturally and permanently in one day. Saffron has been used by Romans, Greeks, and Ayurveda in the treatment of many health and skin ailments. It is a blessing if you wish for flawless and glowing skin.
Use: Make a paste by crushing 5-6 basil leaves and 10-12 saffron strands and apply on pimples. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse off. Alternatively, add 10-12 strands of saffron in rose water and use it as a toner.
- Aloe vera
Aloe vera has anti-bacterial properties and act as a natural astringent that aids in removing oil from the pimple. Its anti-inflammatory prosperities soothe skin rashes, burns, and redness.
Use: Apply aloe vera gel directly to the affected area and leave it overnight. You can also use aloe vera gel directly from its leaves but remember to drain the yellow fluid.
Aren’t these home remedies for pimples easy to follow? Some basic ingredients from the kitchen can do magic to your skin and help you get clear and even skin tone free from scars and acne.
Give these natural ways for acne treatment at home a try and dazzle the party with your radiant skin and confidence. And yes, with these home remedies, pimples will leave you before anyone would notice and ask you to name them!
You can also try a range of acne-solving herbal products available in the market. These are safe and gentle on the skin and save time and hustle in preparing masks.