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Pimples or acne are the most common skin problems which almost everyone in his life faces. No matter whether you are young or old, it is equally troubling for both. Acne is a type of skin infection that is not just limited to the face but can also occur in other parts of your body. There are hundreds if not thousands of creams/tonics available in the market that claims to get rid of such ailments permanently. Still, only very few works effectively without any side effects, whereas the rest all do work at all, take a reasonably long time, and have a few unpleasant side effects.
When it comes to treating acne with home remedies, you cannot take any chances to jeopardize your skin. It would help if you utilized those remedies, which are associated with only natural processes. This is the key to getting successful results in any of our endeavours as far as treatment is concerned. Here we will tell you about some of the most effective and simple home remedies for pimples/acne.
Cinnamon & Honey
Honey has antibacterial properties; thus, it helps kill bacteria inside out from clogged pores, whereas cinnamon acts as an astringent and possesses antiseptic qualities, making it the perfect combination for pimple-prone skin. It can help you in getting rid of acne as it can also reduce inflammation and redness.
Mix one teaspoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and apply the paste directly on your face or any pimple-prone area. Leave it for about 20 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy two times a week, if possible, daily, too, for great results.
You will see the difference even after the first use itself. It gives almost instant results.
Garlic Juice & Lemon Juice:
Lemon juice acts as an astringent and has antibacterial properties that help in fighting against acne-causing bacteria. In contrast, garlic is also antibacterial thus works the same as lemon juice does, plus possesses anti-inflammatory qualities that help in soothing skin and remove redness.
Mix a teaspoon of raw, organic lemon juice with a few drops of fresh garlic juice. Now apply the mixture directly on pimples or acne-affected area and leave it to dry naturally, then wash it off after 10-15 minutes. Follow this remedy daily for quick as well as effective results. You can also dilute the mixture with some water if needed before applying it to the face. Necessary: If at all you have sensitive skin, first do a patch test before proceeding with the whole treatment process, as lemon juice may not work well for your skin type.
Coconut Oil & Turmeric Powder:
Turmeric is one of the essential ingredients in almost all Indian curries, and it has been used for centuries as a home remedy to treat any skin infection. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing redness and inflammation caused due to acne or pimples. In contrast, coconut oil is also beneficial when it comes to treating this ailment. Being an antioxidant, antimicrobial and antibacterial agent, coconut oil can help you get rid of acne/pimple troubles entirely from the root.
Mix half teaspoon turmeric powder with one teaspoon of extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil (must be organic). Now add 5-6 drops of lemon juice into the mixture and store it in an airtight container. Use it as a moisturizer daily for at least 15-20 days to see the result yourself.
Important: If you are allergic to coconut oil or lemon juice, do not use this home remedy.
Papaya & Banana Face Pack
Both papaya and banana are rich sources of antioxidants, thus helping fight against acne/pimples quite well; plus, they have anti-inflammatory properties. When combined, both work pretty well on your skin type as far as acne is concerned. This face pack can also help you in getting rid of tan or pigmentation from your facial skin. Here is how to prepare it at home :
Take one ripe mashed banana that you will add into half mashed ripe papaya. Now mix both of them and make a nice thick paste-like consistency. Add a few drops of honey to this mixture. Apply the pack on your face (make sure you cover all affected areas), wait for about 15 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. You can use this pack daily or follow these remedies twice or thrice a week.
Orange Peel Powder Face Pack
Orange peel powder helps remove acne/pimple marks and blemishes, thus making it one of the best home remedies for pimples. It also has astringent properties, tightening open pores, which prevent the further occurrence of acne problems. Here is how to prepare this simple at home:
Take some orange peels and dry them under the sunlight for about a week. Grind these peels into a fine powder. Add some rose water to it and mix well. Apply this pack on your face for about 15-20 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy twice or thrice a week, if possible daily, too, for great results.
Aloe vera & Lemon Juice
Aloe vera gel is an effective natural product for all skin types, so it makes a perfect home remedy for treating pimples naturally. Being anti-inflammatory in nature, aloe vera reduces the redness and swelling caused due to acne. Plus also its antibacterial properties help you in treating the problem from the root cause itself. Here is how to use it :
Please take a few drops of fresh lemon juice and add one tablespoon of pure aloe Vera gel to it. Mix both and store in a bottle/container (preferably in the refrigerator). Apply this mixture directly on your face or affected area when needed. Follow these remedies daily or twice, or thrice a week. You can also dilute this pack with some water before applying it to the face.
Egg White Face Pack
Egg whites are rich sources of protein, thus helping in reducing acne/pimples on the skin. It also has astringent properties, which help tighten open pores and remove excess oil from your facial skin plus, it is also one of the best natural remedies for acne scars. Here is how to prepare this white egg pack :
Take two egg whites and whisk them properly so that no bubbles appear in them. Now apply this mixture directly on your face or affected areas (preferably affected areas). Wait for 10 minutes, then wash off with water, or you can use a good cleanser/soap also if required. Follow these home remedies daily twice or thrice a week for best results.
Turmeric & Potato Juice Face Pack
Potato juice is also one of the best home remedies for acne/pimples. It helps treat acne, and its anti-inflammatory properties help you get rid of scars caused by acne problems. It is an alkaline food, thus balancing the pH levels of your facial skin, plus potato contains antibacterial properties that help you kill acne-causing bacteria naturally. Here is how to prepare this simple potato juice pack :
Take half the enormous size of a peeled and grated potato. Now add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Mix well so that all lumps are removed from the mixture. Apply this pack on your face for about 15 minutes, then wash off with water or cleanser/soap, if required. Follow these remedies daily for best results.
Cucumber & Lemon Juice Face Pack
- Anti-inflammatory properties.
- Thus helping in reducing redness.
- Swelling caused by acne problems.
Since cucumber peel can be slightly harsh on facial skin, make sure you mix honey with cucumber juice before applying it to the skin (1:1 ratio). Here is how to prepare this simple cucumber pack :
Take a cucumber, wash well and cut it into small pieces. Now grind it to make a paste. Add a few drops of lemon juice to this paste and mix well. Apply the mixture directly on your face for about 15 minutes, rinse with water/cleanser/soap, if required.
Cinnamon & Turmeric Powder Face Pack
This pack can be one of the best home remedies for acne scars or pimples as it helps treat both problems at once, plus cinnamon has antimicrobial properties that help you treat acne from the root cause itself. How to use this pack? Mix 1 tablespoon of honey, two teaspoons of turmeric powder & 4-5 drops of cinnamon essential oil. Apply this pack on your face for about 15 minutes, then wash off with water or cleanser/soap, if required. You can use this pack two times a week. 4-5 dried cloves are also suitable for treating acne problems. Add a few clove powders to milk cream and apply directly to the skin. Wash off when dry. Cinnamon sticks are also suitable for clearing acne problems; add 2-3 sticks in lukewarm water and let it boil. Cooldown the water and steam your face with this water; repeat the process 2-3 times daily.
Coconut Oil & Sandalwood Powder Pack
This pack is one of the best natural remedies for acne scars as well as this is an easy way to get rid of scars caused by acne problems. Here’s how to prepare it:
Mix sandalwood powder (2 tablespoons) with lemon juice (1 tablespoon), add a few drops of coconut oil and mix well. Apply this pack on your face for 20 minutes, then wash off with water or cleanser/soap, if required. You can use this pack twice a week. You can also add 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture before applying it to your facial skin. This will help you reduce redness, irritation caused by the acne problem.
Coconut Oil & Gram Flour Pack
Gram flour, being a rich source of anti-inflammatory properties, helps in reducing swelling, redness caused by acne problems. Here’s how to prepare this pack:
Mix 2-3 tablespoons of raw/unrefined coconut oil with two tablespoons of gram flour. Add enough rose water (1 teaspoon) to make a thick paste-like you would require for applying on your face. Apply this pack on your face for about 15 minutes, then wash off with water or cleanser/soap, if needed. You can use this two times a week.
Turmeric & Milk Cream Pack
Milk cream is also one of the best home remedies for pimples. It contains lactic acid, which helps normalize skin cell turnover plus turmeric powder present in milk cream helps fight acne-causing naturally. Here’s how to prepare this pack :
Add 1-2 tablespoons of milk cream with 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix well to make a smooth paste. Apply the mixture on affected areas for about 10-12 minutes, then wash off with water or cleanser/soap, if required. You can use this two times a week.
Yogurt & Sandalwood Pack
According to Ayurvedic texts, sandalwood has some medicinal properties which help in treating pimples/acne scars. Here’s how you can prepare this pack:
Whip 1 cup of fresh yogurt till creamy, then mix two teaspoons of raw milk cream with one teaspoon of sandalwood powder and a few drops of honey. Mix well to get a thin paste-like consistency. Apply the mixture on your face for 15-20 minutes, then wash off with water/cleanser/soap, if required. You can use this two times a week for the best results.
Diet & Lifestyle:
It would help if you also made specific dietary changes in your diet plan to prevent skin infections like acne/pimples from occurring again. Avoid junk foods altogether, avoid oily food items especially fried meat items moreover try eating more fruits and vegetables of your choice plus drink plenty of water daily. All these changes may seem very simple, but having a healthy diet plan is essential for naturally getting clear skin.
If you do not see any difference after using these home remedies for pimples, you must visit a skin doctor. Acne can have many consequences, one being scars. Spots appear because of different reasons depending upon what type it is. A skin doctor can help you get rid of acne problems. You can book an appointment with a skin doctor through OHO Homeopathy now!