Top 10 Home Remedies For Acne And Pimples

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Acne is basically a skin condition which usually occurs during puberty leading to a lot of pimples. It is not considered to be dangerous but usually leave scars and dark spots on the skin which can make us conscious. The main cause of acne or pimples is coming of oil glands to life which ultimately leads to the production of excess oil in the skin thereby producing acne. They can appear anywhere on our body but are mostly observed to appear on back, face, shoulders, neck and chest.

There are also many types of pimples such as whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nobules and cysts. Among the various types of pimples, only the whiteheads are small and are not visible, but the rest of them are clearly visible and also cause scars and spots. Nobules and Cysts are those types of acne are very painful and are enclosed deep in our skin. Acne is most often seen in the age group between eleven years to thirty years old in both men and women. It is found that men are more prone to acne and are also the ones who suffer from pimples for a longer duration because of testosterone which is available in much higher quantities in men as compared to women. There are many ways of curing acne or pimples, but it is useless to spend thousands on such a skin problem, unless it’s aggravated. This article will provide us with the tips and remedies that we can use to get rid of acne, without even spending much on their treatment.


Pulp of ripe tomatoes is often used to treat acne as it absorbs the excess oil which is produced thereby removing acne to the fullest. Pulp of tomatoes can also be mixed with cucumber juice to prevent formation of bacteria which the one of the major cause of acne plus it has an added advantage of fairing the complexion. Tomato juice when added with turmeric and curd and applied over acne provides instant results. Make sure to leave the paste on acne for 20 minutes to let it dry and then rinse it off with cold water.


Green tea possess astringent properties and is also is a rich source of antioxidants. Green tea ice cubes can be used to treat pimples by rubbing it on them for at least thrice a day. This remedy with lead to soothing of the skin and at the same time will clear it from acne. We can also drink Green tea to prevent pre aging and wrinkles and also to prevent formation of acne. Green tea mask can also be made by mixing green tea powder with facial ingredients. This mask has to be put on for 15 to 20 minutes for effective results.


Lemon is the key ingredient in most of the remedies which are used to treat acne. We can directly massage the slice of lemon over acne to treat it. This will not only treat pimples but will also remove the dark spots left behind and will also minimize oil production thereby preventing the future formation of pimples. Lemon juice can also be mixed with rosewater or groundnut oil and the mixture has to be applied evenly on the pimples to cure them. Lemon is not suitable for sensitive skin as its acidic nature can cause burning sensation in the skin.


Turmeric is considered as a traditional element that helps to cure acne because of its property of stopping the excess production of melanin in the skin. Its antibacterial property makes it suitable for all skin types. It can be mixed in any kind of homemade facial pack but it works best when mixed with honey, lemon, curd, milk and oatmeal. A paste of turmeric and coriander juice has also proven to be impressive in curing acne.


Mint has the ability to treat acne in a potent manner. Juice of the freshly squeezed mint leaves when applied on acne and kept for 10 minutes, tends to treat acne effectively and will also help to remove the scars. Wash the juice off with cold water and repeat this every day before going to bed for about a week. For faster results, we can also use mint toothpaste as it treats pimples within two to three days.


Neem which is also commonly known as a medical plant because of the many medical values that it posses can also be used to get rid of acne. We can either apply the products made from this plant such as neem oil over the acne to cure it or we can also make a paste using neem powder and water and apply it on the acne for at least eight hours to get instant results. It is best preferred to apply the paste before going to sleep as the paste will provide an amazing glow on our face the next morning.


A lot of paste can be made with the help of honey to treat acne. We can make a paste using oatmeal powder, lemon juice, turmeric, curd, crushed green tea leaves and honey and apply it on our face for 30 minutes. Honey can also be mixed with aspirin to remove pimples. We can also apply honey directly over the pimples and then cover it with clean Band Aid and leave it overnight. In the morning when we will remove the Band Aid, then there will not be a single spot of acne left on our skin. Paste of honey and Cinnamon powder also proves to be very efficacious in healing pimples. Mixture made from honey, lemon juice and kosher salt helps to treat pimples and at the same time sterilizes and exfoliates the skin. Honey and pure lemon juice when mixed together also do wonders in curing acne.


Cucumber is also a useful agent in order to get rid of pimples. We can directly apply fresh slices of cucumber over acne to cure it and to soothe our skin. Cucumber masks can also be made by mixing cucumber pulp with yogurt and oatmeal powder in equal proportions. The paste has to be applied uniformly over the affected area for 30 minutes, to remove pimples, and then should be rinsed off with cold water. We can also use cucumber juice to remove dark circles and dark pimple spots. Apply cucumber juice with the help of a cotton ball over the spots and leave it to dry for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeating this remedy everyday will make the spots vanish thus providing stunning results.


Pure sandalwood is known for giving exclusive results when it comes to cure pimples. Paste of lemon juice, tomato juice, cucumber pulp and sandalwood will provide us with even complexion and clear pimple free skin if applied regularly. Combination of basil, saffron, milk and turmeric when mixed with red sandalwood, to make a paste, will help to get a luculent look which is free from acne. This paste should be applied thrice a day for trenchant results. Also, Black Gram Dal when mixed with sandalwood powder treats acne overnight. Make sure to wash your face in the morning with cold water.


Carrot mask is the best way to heal acne as it provides extra vantages of lessening the pigmentation and brightening the skin complexion. Since carrot is rich in Carotenoids, vitamins, essential oils and many other antioxidant properties, it is thus used to treat many skin problems. Carrot can be eaten raw or can be consumed in the form of carrot juice to improve skin conditions. Paste of carrot pulp can also be made by adding lemon juice and pure honey to it. Apply this paste over affected area and massage it for 10 minutes. Leave it to dry and then clean it after 30 minutes with water. Repeat this for a week to get beautiful and glowing acne free skin.


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