Pimple also called Acne is one of leading problems in youth and adults today. It is caused due to excessive oily and dead skin and is aggravated due to pollution and unhealthy lifestyle we face. Pimples sometimes turn into puss filled boils or remain as bright red balls on the face and various other areas such as neck, chest, shoulders and back area as well. Due to Pimples, teenagers start developing an inferiority complex and it affects their social behavior as well. It’s an extremely common problem in India due to the unsuitably hot and humid weather, pollution and unhealthy eating habits. There are many treatments and over the counter medicines available for eliminating pimples, but they work in tandem with a good and healthy body and a balanced diet. Pimple treatment is done by dermatologist or by prescription medicines as well.
There are many natural ways by which pimples can be reduced/ eliminated. They are much safer than chemicals used on the skin and mostly have no side effects.
- Elimination of Sugar
Pimples are caused due to high sugar levels. Eliminating sugar from our diet helps in reduction of pimples. We can replace sugar with healthier options such as honey, jaggery, stevia etc.
- Green tea
Drinking green tea helps in flushing out the toxins from our body which lead to pore clogging causing Pimples/acne. Green tea packs can be applied directly on pimples as they reduce the inflammation on the skin.
Lemon controls oiliness that leads to acne. Apply lemon juice overnight on pimples and wash it the next morning with water.
- Honey and cinnamon Pack
Take a teaspoon of honey and little cinnamon powder and mix into a paste and apply like a face mask. After it dries, wash it with warm water and pat dry your skin, be careful not to rub the race.
- Orange Peel Juice
Peel the orange and squeeze the peels for its juice. Apply the juice on pimples/acne. Let it dry and then wash it off with water.
- Aloe Vera gel
Aloe Vera gel can be store bought or freshly made from Aloe Vera leaves. They help in reducing pimples permanently and also in diminishing the pimple marks over a period of time depending on their severity. Apply the gel on pimples and affected areas and let it dry. Wash it with normal water and pat dry.
- Baking Soda
This is the most commonly found product in each household and is useful in a number of things; removing pimples/acne is one of them. Baking soda has antiseptic properties and hence helps in reducing pimples from the roots. Mix baking soda with water to form a thick paste and apply on skin. Wash it after it dries.
- Apple Cidar Vinegar
Apple Cidar Vinegar or ACV as it’s commonly called, has anti fungal and anti-bacterial properties and is useful even for weight loss. This is already in liquid form and doesn’t need to be diluted. It can be applied directly on the face and doesn’t need washing off. This can be used multiple times as well as it doesn’t have any harmful effects.
Garlic contains natural anti oxidants and helps in reducing pimples effectively. Fresh garlic is to be crushed in to a fine paste and applied on the face for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with plenty of water.
- Sandalwood Powder
Sandalwood has a cooling and calming effect and is therefore used in most of the masks/paste which is applied on the skin. Mix sandalwood powder with rose water to form a paste and apply it over your pimples or you entire face. Wash it after it dries.
Apply toothpaste on pimples overnight and wash it with plain water in the morning for effective solution of pimples. But only a white/mint based toothpaste should be used not a gel one.
- Oatmeal and Honey
Oatmeal needs to be first cooked and then made into a paste. Mix this with honey when it’s still hot and then apply on face after it cools. Leave it till it completely dries and wash face with warm water and pat dry. This even helps in reducing the redness on face and lightens the pimple blemishes.
Hope these remedies help. These are all easy to use and cause nil damage on skin besides being cost effective; they are easily available as well.
N.B.: According to Wikipedia over the counter medicines seldom work as the problem needs to be removed from the roots with proper study of the actual cause of the problem.