Pimples are the ‘natural enemies’ of humans. They are insecure of a flawless skin and are extremely territorial, constantly reminding us of their existence in our life. Moreover, they are cruel and vindictive, who plan their occurrence on your face just when you have a date or a family party to attend. Above all, they are immensely stubborn and act like possessive beings, denying you a spotless epidermis. All in all, they are a nightmare for humans, contributing to low self-esteem among individuals, whilst those pesky zits have a waggish laughter under the layers of your skin.
Troubled by a zit on your face and have a party to attend over the weekend? Fret not, we’ve got 20 natural remedies covered for you that will help you get rid of those vicious blisters on your face ASAP! Here you go:
20. Green Tea
Green Tea is extremely effective for pimples and helps in contributing to a spotless, glowing skin. It can be consumed or applied topically to give great results.
Scientific research proves that drinking a cup of green tea reduces inflammation and sebum production which in turn reduces the occurrence of pimples. Moreover, for topical use, green tea can be extracted from the tea bag after boiling and can be mixed with honey to form a paste. Apply this paste on the zit and let it rest for 20 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water and dab dry.
19. Peppermint leaves
Peppermint leaves possess anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Moreover,it is coupled with soothing and cooling effect which reduces redness and irritation.
Crush a few peppermint leaves and extract its juice. With the help of a cotton ball, apply the juice on the effected areas and wash it off with cold water after 10 minutes.
Another remedy that promises you a cooling and soothing sensation is our very loved vegetable cucumber. Cucumber being rich with Vitamin A, C and E helps tackle zits on your face.
Simply cut a cucumber into small pieces and soak them in water for an hour. After an hour, when the water has absorbed all the nutrients, strain the mixture and drink the water left behind. You can also wash your face with that water. Another way is to crush a cucumber and apply it on the face. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water. This will help in cleansing the skin and avoid further pimples.
17. Baking soda
Baking soda or Sodium Bicarbonate is another promising contender to diminish pimples. Known for its antiseptic properties, baking soda helps remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells.
Mix baking soda and water in equal proportions in a bowl. Apply this paste to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water and dab dry.
16. Sandalwood + Rose water
Sandalwood is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in treating rash,acne and other skin outbreaks. Rosewater is known for cleansing skin and providing a glow on the face.
Prepare a mixture with sandalwood powder and rose water. Apply this paste on your pimples before sleeping and leave overnight. Wash it off with cold water in the morning. In case of excessive dryness, use milk and apply the pack only for a few hours.
15. Egg whites
Egg whites is an easily available remedy in the kitchen. It is rich in vitamins and contains amino acids which help in the encounter of those pesky outbreaks.
Simply separate the egg white from its yolk. Whisk it properly and allow it to settle for a few minutes. With the help of your fingers, apply the whisked eggs whites on your pimples and let it stay for 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process twice a day for best results.
Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants, Vitamin A and a powerful enzyme called papain which reduces inflammation and blocks the production of pus. It also makes the skin extremely soft and smooth.
Mash a few slices of Papaya and make it into a thin paste. Apply this paste on the face and let it rest for 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and dab dry.
13. Basil leaves
Enriched with antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Basil leaves is very effective in the treatment of pimples and acne.
Take a handful of basil leaves and put them in a saucepan . Add water to the saucepan and boil the basil leaves for 5-10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool. After cooling, strain the leaves out of the mixture and apply the concentrated basil water to the pimples with the help of a cotton ball. This mixture can also be stored in a refrigerator and used for a period of 5 days.
12. Orange peels or juice
Oranges a re a rich source of Vitamin C and ascorbic acid which are immensely effective for the treatment of those pesky pimples.
Wash your face with warm water to open the pores of your skin. Rub different orange peels on each pimple to avoid the spread of bacterial infection. You can also extract the orange juice and apply on each pimple with the help of a cotton ball. Let this stay on your face for 30 minutes to one hour and then wash.
11. Banana peels
Throwing away the banana peel after eating the banana? DON’T! I repeat, DON’T!!! Banana peels are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E. Moreover, it contains potassium, zinc, manganese and iron which helps in reducing swelling and reducing further breakouts.
Cut the banana peel and rub it on the pimple. Continue rubbing it till the banana peel turns brown. Let it stay for 20 minutes and wash off. Repeat this process twice or thrice a day.
Honey is packed with antibiotics which speed up the healing process and prevents infections.
Simply dip a cotton swab in honey and apply on the affected area. Leave it on half an hour and wash with lukewarm water. Repeat this a few times a day for best results.
9. Lemon juice
Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C, citric acid and acts an an astringent which helps in drying out the pimple and removal of dead skin cells.
Dip a cotton swab in freshly extracted lemon juice and apply over the affected area. You can also mix it with rosewater to dilute the juice. Leave it overnight and wash with lukewarm water. Pat dry.
Aspirin is a magically unexpected and emergency remedy for curbing a stubborn zit. The anti-inflammatory property of aspirin aids in reducing redness, pain and swelling.
Crush a few aspirin tablets and add water to the powder to make a paste. Apply this paste on the pimples and leave it overnight. Wash it off the next morning with lukewarm water and pat dry.
7. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a magical remedy for a range of problems, including pimples and acne. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property, which reduces swelling and redness and calms the skin.
Extract the fresh juice from an Aloe Vera leaf and apply directly on the affected area. Leave it overnight and rinse off the next morning. Repeat daily till the benefits disappear.
6. Garlic cloves
Garlic is rich in sulfur which has a high healing power. Moreover, its anti-viral and antiseptic properties helps in the fast treatment of pimples and minimizes its size.
Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces. Rub the garlic of the pimple and leave it on for 5 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
The alkaline nature of Apple Cider Vinegar helps in balancing the pH of the skin, which becomes a difficult surface of bacteria to survive. This helps in drying bacteria and preventing new ones.
Prepare a mixture in the ratio of 3:1 (3 portions of water in 1 portion of Apple cider vinegar). Apply this on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash with water. Pat dry.
4. Neem/ Azadirachta Indica
Known for its anti-bacterial properties, Neem is one of the best and the most powerful remedy o get rid of pimples. You can use Neem oil or Neem powder.
Wash your face with warm water and simply apply Neem oil on the affected area with a cotton swab. Mix water in a little quantity of Neem powder and form a paste. Apply this paste over the pimples and leave them overnight so that the anti-bacterial property of Neem penetrates through the skin and kills the bacterial and heals the skin.
3. Tea tree oil
Yet another strong pimple and acne killer is Tea tree oil with its anti-bacterial quantity. It clean the pores, removes dead skin cells and kills the pimple-causing bacteria. It also aids in calming the skin by reducing inflammation and redness.
Dilute Tea tree oil by adding 9 drops of water to 1 drop of Tea tree oil. Dip a cotton swab in the diluted tea tree oil and apply on the pimples. Let it rest of 10-15 minutes. Wash off and pat dry.
2. Ice cubes
Ice cubes are known for calming the skin my reducing the redness, swelling and inflammation of the skin. It promotes blood circulation to the affected area. It also tightens pores and removes excess oil and dirt from the skin.
Simply wrap an ice cube in a soft, cotton cloth and hold it on the affected area. Repeat the simple process after waiting for a few minutes and see reduction in the swelling and redness.
Easily available in every household, Toothpaste is another most effective an powerful remedy to curb that pimple. Care should be taken that you use only white and not gel-based toothpaste for this procedure.
Wash your face and apply a little white toothpaste on the pimple. Let it rest for 1-2 hours or even overnight if convenient. Wash it off with cold water and pat dry.
Tadaaa! So here we are with a plethora of super easy, pocket friendly, easily available remedies which are not even time consuming. Try these to defeat those pesky pimples and acne. Thank us later!