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
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