How To Get Rid Of Pimples Quickly And Naturally

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These home remedies are effective, quick, and natural and will give you a clear, glowing and bright complexion

Acne, pimples, zits, breakouts. Different names given to healthy skin’s most annoying enemy. It pops ups unannounced and at the most inopportune time; sometimes way past your teens. Yes! You may think that you banished your last zit in school. But chances for a few unlucky ones, it manages to creep back into your lives.    

Add to that a stressful job, rise in pollution, and constantly fluctuating hormones, and you have a severe case of bad adult acne, and an out of control self-esteem at hand.

In such a situation, one of the beauty tips for face pimples is medication. It might seem like the only way to go, but for of us with sensitive skin it may not be the best idea. Many adult acne medications are strong and can sometimes leave you with dry skin or rashes. 

So the best thing to do in such a scenario is to try natural remedies. Using products that are easily available in your kitchen and by applying organic concoctions that can be made at home, you can cure yourself of adult acne. So let’s take a look at some of the natural beauty tips for face pimples. 

7 Natural Beauty Tips For Face Pimples 

Pimples are caused when open pores on your skin get filled with dust particles, or blocked with oil and bacteria. It is this gunk that fills up the follicle and you can see the pus-filled white heads.

Since this follicle is made up of a sebaceous oil gland and hair, you should use natural ingredients that work to dry this bacterial gunk from the inside and control its spread from the outside.

Lucky for you there are seven such natural ingredients that you can use to spot treat your pimples. 

1. Lemon juice 

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The best way to use lemon for your pimples and to apply its juice (using a cotton swab) as a natural spot treatment ointment and let it rest for an hour. | Image courtesy: Unsplash

Lemon is known for its antibacterial properties and can fight your pimples head on. They prevent the spread of bacteria-filled pus all over the face, even if you manage to break it by accident.

The best way to use lemon for your pimples and to apply its juice (using a cotton swab) as a natural spot treatment ointment and let it rest for an hour. Rinse with warm water and repeat the process once everyday.

Remember that lemon can be a but strong for those with extremely sensitive skin types, so don’t go overboard while applying it directly onto the skin. 

2. Apple cider vinegar 

Similar to lemon, even apple cider vinegar has anti-baterial and anti-fungal properties, which makes it a great addition to your acne-fighting regime. However, it is stronger than lemon and needs to be diluted. 

Add one tablespoon apple cider vinegar to two tablespoons of filtered water and apply it to the affected area using a cotton swab. This is generally a potent natural treatment for pimples and can dry some overnight.

But be sure to use unadulterated apple cider vinegar and dilute it before use. 

3. Baking soda 

Most homes have baking soda, making it a commonly available acne-fighting treatment. It has the power to clear blemishes, reduce redness, and dry out the pimple. So you can even use it for your leftover acne scars. 

To use it on active acne, mix one tablespoon baking soda with one tablespoon of water. When you get a thick mixture, apply it all over the spot. Let it dry for 30 minutes and rinse with warm water. If you do this everyday for a week, you’ll start seeing results.

However, we recommend alternate days for those of you who already have dry to normal skin.  

4. Egg whites 

Egg whites work by drying active acne and lifting the dirt and gunk from the pores. They also act as a mild astringent and clean the surface of your skin.

To use them for acne, separate the whites from the yolk. Using a cotton swab, target the active acne and apply egg whites on it and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and repeat this everyday till the active acne finally dries out. 

You can even prepare a blackhead removal mask from egg whites. Grab a clean tissue, dunk it in a bowl of egg whites and place it all over your face. Let it dry and peel it off your face and you’ll notice that it works like the perfect blackhead removing peel. 

5. Manuka honey 

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You can apply raw manuka honey directly onto your affected area. Let it stay there for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. | Image courtesy: Unsplash

The manuka honey is produced in New Zealand and is known for its medicinal properties including its anti-bacterial qualities. The Hydrogen peroxide in this type of honey gives it the anti-bacterial strength and because of that it is perfect to fight active acne. 

You can apply raw manuka honey directly onto your affected area. Let it stay there for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Repeat the process everyday, till you notice a difference in the active acne. 

Since honey is naturally moisturising, this is one of the beauty tips for face pimples, for every skin type. 

6. Papaya

This fruit is the magic weapon you had been looking for. Papaya is not just great for your digestion, but also for healing your acne, thanks to papain, a powerful digestive enzyme. This enzyme breaks down dead skin cells, unclogs pores and even fades acne scars. 

It can also improve your skin’s texture since it removed dead skin cells. Its use to work on active acne is pretty simple. Mash up a few cubes of papaya and apply the mash directly to your face.

Let it rest for 30 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. You will notice an instant softness on your face and gradually it will work to remove active acne. It is also one of the best beauty tips for face pimples.

7. Tea tree oil

For centuries, Asians have been using tea tree oil to dry out active acne and gradually reduce the redness of their scars. Safe to say that it is one of the most effective beauty tips for face pimples. It works better than a drugstore acne remedy. And although it is weaker than  benzoyl peroxide, it is still quite strong and must be used carefully. 

To treat active acne, add a drop of tea tree oil to your spot and let it stay there for an hour.

Rinse it off with warm water. If your acne is severe, you can even add tea tree oil to your moisturiser. Be sure to not overdo it because it can dry out your skin.  

Also read: Acne-friendly makeup products you need in your life

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj