11 Ways To Get Rid of Pimples Naturally

Pimples are a normal skin condition that affects many people. Pimples are an inflammation of the skin in which the sebaceous glands (oil glands) become infected with bacteria, swell up, and get filled with pus.

Excess sebum secretion by the oil glands is the primary cause of this problem. Pimples generally occur on the face, neck, back and shoulders. Though not a critical condition, pimples can make a person feel miserable due to their appearance.

There are various ways and methods to get rid of pimples, some are natural while others toxic (use of chemical and medicine). There are a lot of lotions and medicines on the market to treat pimples but they can take time. The natural methods are safe and not dangerous for the skin and are the best and fastest way to get rid of pimples.

Here are the top 11 natural ways to get rid of pimples

Ice

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Ice block. Credit – britannica.com

Ice can be used to quickly reduce the redness, swelling and inflammation of pimples. It helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area, and in tightening the skin pores and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin. You can use ice cubes or crushed ice, whichever is convenient. Wrap the ice in a piece of cloth and hold it on the affected skin area for a few seconds. Wait a few minutes and repeat the process.

 

Lemon

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Lemon. Credit – shutterstock.com

By applying  lemon fresh juice to your skin you can easily get rid of acne overnight. Take 1 lemon and squeeze it in a bowl. Dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it on the pimples before going to bed. In morning, wash your face with lukewarm water.

 

Toothpaste

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Toothpaste. Credit – mintandchill.com

Toothpaste can also be used  to treat pimples quickly. It is most effective when used following the ice remedy. You must use white toothpaste; avoid using gel toothpaste. Apply some white toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed. In the morning, wash your face with water and you will see a significant improvement in the swelling. According to your desires, you can repeat the process in the daytime also. Just make sure the toothpaste remains on the pimples for at least half an hour.

 

Steam

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Woman steaming her face. Credit – livestrong.com

 

Steaming is wonderful for your skin at any time, but particularly when you have pimples. The steam will open your pores and allow your skin to breathe. This helps get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in the pores that can cause infection or inflammation. Fill a large container with hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for a few minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and, after drying, apply an oil-free moisturiser.

 

Orange Peel

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Rub the orange peel on the pimple for 2-3 minutes and leave it overnight. Wash the face gently in the morning.

 

 

Garlic

Garlic is an antiviral, anti fungal, antiseptic agent that can help treat pimples faster. The sulphur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples. To hide acne,Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces. Rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water. Repeat the treatment several times a day. Eating one raw garlic clove daily can also help purify your blood. But do not to eat too much raw garlic as it can upset the stomach.

 

Baking Soda

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Baking Soda. Credit – draxe.com

Baking soda is another effective home remedy to get rid of pimples because it helps exfoliate the skin to remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells. Make a thick paste by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with some water or lemon juice. Wash your skin well, leaving it slightly damp. Apply the paste on the affected areas and allow it to dry for a few minutes. Never keep baking soda on your skin for longer than a few minutes as it can cause dryness or irritation. Wash your face with warm water. Repeat the process twice a day for quick results.

 

Honey

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Honey. Credit – agromag.com

Honey is a source of natural antibiotics that can speed up the healing process, as well as help prevent infections. Dip a clean cotton swab in honey, put it directly on the affected area and leave it on for half an hour. Wash the skin well with lukewarm water. Do this twice times a day.However, another option is to mix honey and cinnamon together to make a paste and applying it over the pimples before going to bed. In the morning, there will be less inflammation or swelling. Wash the skin well with cold water.

 

Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera. Credit – reddit.com

Aloe Vera leaf helps in clearing acne. Take an aloe Vera leaf (gel) and wash it with fresh water then apply it to acne and rub it slowly like 5 minutes. Not only is the aloe soothing, it works as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing redness and swelling. It also has antibacterial properties.

 

Cucumber

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Cucumbers. Credit – splendidtable.org

Cucumber is a rich source of potassium and vitamins such as A, C and E. It also has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. To use, cut one fresh cucumber into pieces and soak them in water for about an hour. The nutrients, such as vitamin A, potassium and chlorophyll will transfer to the water. Strain the water and drink it, or use the water to wash your face. You can also make a face mask by grinding one cucumber. Apply the mask on your face and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash your skin with warm water. This will help clean dirt and bacteria from your pores.

 

Pawpaw

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Pawpaw whole and halved. Credit – weknowyourdreams.com

Papaya (Pawpaw) fruit has a number of properties that help in the treatment of pimples. It is a good source of the antioxidant vitamin A, and it has enzymes that help reduce inflammation and make your skin soft and smooth. Crush raw papaya pieces to extract its juice and apply it over the pimples. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off. To make an exfoliating face mask, mash some papaya pieces and add a little honey. Apply this paste on your face and massage gently. Leave it on until it dries completely and then rinse it off.