What so ever be your age or your skin type, pimples always seems to annoy you. They come mainly at inopportune times like before a family function or any big party. It occurs when the sebaceous glands of the skin produce an excess of sebum, because of which the glands get clogged and pimples get formed.
They are commonly seen on cheeks, jawline, chin, forehead. Also, they can be formed due to some hormonal changes or some medical reasons or your lifestyle factor. So, here we bring some home remedies for getting rid of pimples.
1. TREE TEA OIL
Tea tree oil contains many antibacterial properties. Basically, it is extracted from the leaves of the tree Melaleuca Alternifolia. It also helps in reducing skin inflammation. This oil must be diluted with some carrier oil as this is very concentrated and can cause redness and irritation when applied directly to the skin. Add 1-2 drops of tree tea oil with 1 tbsp of carrier oil and with the help of cotton apply the mixture directly on the pimples. Repeat for around 1-2 times per day as per the requirement.
Antibacterial properties are found in honey. It helps in reducing the infection that causes pimples. Apply it directly on the pimples (2-4 times a day) with the help of cotton.
3. ALOE VERA
Aloe Vera is a gel producing tropical plant. It’s known for its properties of fighting bacteria, reducing the inflammation, and also healing the wounds. It is able to clear up pimples on its own, so it would be more effective when combined with other things. Scrape the gel out of the leaves, apply it on your skin ( if you wish you can use it with other treatments ). Repeat for 1-2 times a day (especially at night, because the skin heals at that time ).
4. GREEN TEA
Green tea has many health benefits, also it’s very helpful when applied directly over the skin. Flavonoids and tannins are contained in green tea that reduces the inflammation, also it fights against the pimple-causing bacteria. Boil green tea or its leaves with water, let it cool, then apply it on your skin overnight or for some hours, then rinse your face.
For releasing the pain of the swelling and for contracting the pimple one must use ice. Wrap the ice cube in a fine cloth and then place that on your pimple, but not more than 15-20 seconds at a specific location. Then remove it and apply again. As per your requirement use it 2-3 times a day.
6. SOME ESSENTIAL OILS
Other essential oils like argan oil have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in getting rid of pimples very quickly. Just like tea tree oil, they are very concentrated hence they must be diluted before applying. Combine 5-10 drops of carrier oil with 20-30ml of carrier oil. Apply this directly to the affected portion. Repeat as per the requirement.
Fish oil is enriched with fatty acids of Omega 3 which have anti-inflammatory properties. They help in reducing the swelling of the pimples and also reduces the secretion of sebum. If one is having acne severity, he/she must try this as it is really helpful and beneficial. You must consult a doctor for its intake dose.
Allicin is known for its antimicrobial properties. Which is mainly found in garlic. The breakouts of the pimples as well as the bacteria that grow around the pimples get cured by this. Heat 60-80ml of olive oil with 5-8 garlic cloves within a pan for 2-4 minutes then let it cool. With the help of cotton apply this on the affected part for just 20-25minutes (if left long it can cause irritation and can damage your skin).
A substance known as curcumin is found in turmeric which is known for its properties of treating acne and pimples. It is really helpful in reducing the pimples, their inflammation, and the infection around them. Apply a thick paste of turmeric powder and water directly over the affected area, twice or thrice a day ( use a carrier oil if you are allergic ).
Lemon is known for containing vitamin-c and ascorbic acid which have antibacterial properties that prevent the breakouts and also remove the infection around the pimples. Apply honey with lemon paste directly on the pimple with the help of cotton. Leave it for 15-20 minutes then wash. Do it 2-3 times a day.