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10 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Pimples

 Pimple is a common skin problem that many people battle with. When people get pimples, they may want to know the fastest way to get rid of their pimples.

Pimples are commonly found on the face, neck, and chest. This is because there are more oil glands on the skin of these areas.  

Pimple is caused by a blockage of the hair follicles as a result of excess excretion of sebum from the oil glands in the skin and dead skin cells, as a result of hormonal changes. The blockage causes a soft plug to form on the skin and this serves as a good environment for the pimples causing bacteria (P. acnes and S. epidermidis) to thrive. When the bacteria infect the clogged hair follicles, it will cause an inflammation and the follicle wall will bulge and form a pimple.

Popping pimples seems to be the quickest and easiest way to make it disappear. But this can cause a permanent damage to your skin that will lead to the loss of tissue, and this will cause acne scars.

Here are 10 Natural and effective ways to treat your pimples

1. Use Aloe Vera gel

Aloe vera gel is effective in treating many skin conditions like skin rashes, burns, cuts etc. It helps to fight bacteria, reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing. Many skincare products include aloe vera gel in their formulation due to its effectiveness in treating most skin conditions.

How to use aloe vera to treat pimples

Cut aloe vera leaf and scrape the gel out with a spoon

Apply the gel directly to the affected part. 

Apply 1 to 2 times daily

2. Use tea tree oil

Tea tree oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that have the ability to fight bacteria and reduce skin inflammation. It is effective in fighting the bacteria that causes pimples.

Applying tea tree oil directly to the skin can cause irritation and redness so make sure to dilute it with carrier oil before use.

How to use tea tree oil to treat pimples

Add on drop of tea tree oil to 1 teaspoon of any carrier oil of your choice (E.g. coconut oil).

Wash your face with warm water

Apply the mixture to the affected area with a cotton wool

Apply 1 to 2 times daily

3. Use Garlic

Garlic contains high levels of antioxidants, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. This makes it effective in fighting pimples.

Adding more garlic to your diet can help to purify your blood and help prevent future breakouts of pimples.

How to use garlic to treat pimples

Peel a clove of garlic

Cut and rub the clove on the affected part several times a day

For sensitive skin, crush the garlic and mix with some water before applying

4. Honey and cinnamon mask

Honey and cinnamon contains antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Honey is also a natural antibiotic which makes it good for reducing pimples.

Making a mask with Honey and cinnamon helps to remove excess dirt and impurities from your skin.

How to use honey and cinnamon to treat pimples

Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 2 tablespoons of natural honey

Wash your face with water and pat dry 

Apply the mixture to the pimples and leave it overnight

5. Use cucumber 

Cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties and it helps to reduce the redness of the pimples.

Making a mask with cucumber can help to get rid of pimples.

How to use cucumber to treat pimples

Peel ½ of cucumber and cut into pieces

Put in a blender and add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

Add ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and blend together

Apply the mixture on your skin 

Rinse it off after 10 to 15 minutes

6. Use apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is known for its ability to fight bacteria and viruses. It contains organic acids that have the ability to kill bacteria that causes pimples. Apple cider vinegar may also help to dry up the excess oil that causes pimples.

Applying apple cider vinegar directly to your skin can cause burns and skin irritation; therefore you should always dilute it with water.

How to use apple cider vinegar to treat pimples

Mix 1 part of apple cider vinegar and 3 parts water

Cleanse the affected area and gently apply the mixture using cotton

Leave for 5 to 20 seconds, and rinse with water

Apply 1 to 2 times per day

7. Use witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is used to treat many skin conditions like dandruff, eczema, burns, bruises, acne and insect bites. Applying witch hazel to the skin can fight bacteria, reduce inflammation and help with healing.

How to use witch hazel to treat pimples

Add 1 tablespoon of witch hazel bark to 1 cup of water

Soak for 30 minutes and boil the mixture

Reduce heat to simmer and cover for 10 minutes

Take the mixture from the heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Strain and store the liquid in a sealed container

Apply to the skin with cotton 1 to 2 times per day.

8. Use baking soda

Baking soda is an effective natural remedy for pimples. It has an antiseptic property that makes it effective in killing bacteria in the affected area. Baking soda also helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells.

How to use baking soda to treat pimples

Mix equal amounts of baking soda and water to form a thick paste

Apply the paste on your skin and leave for 30 minutes

Rinse with warm water

9. Make a mask with Egg white 

Egg white contains vitamins and amino acids that help to rebuild the skin cells. It is effective in treating pimples and scars formed by pimples.

How to use egg white mask to treat pimples

Separate 3 egg whites from their yolks

Whisk the egg whites for 3 minutes

Apply the egg whites to the affected area with your finger tips

Wait for the egg whites to dry and then repeat the whole process for 4 times

Leave the mask on your face for 20 minutes

Rinse the mask off and apply skin moisturizer afterwards

10. Use green tea

Green tea contains flavonoids and tannins which help to fight inflammation and the bacteria that cause pimples. It also reduces sebum production, and inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause pimples and acne.

How to use green tea to treat pimples

Soak green tea in boiling water for 3 – 4 minutes

Allow to cool

Apply to the affected area with cotton

Leave for 10 minutes or overnight, and rinse with water

Apply 1 to 2 times per day

Content created and supplied by: LifeRemedies (via Opera News )

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