One day I woke up fresh and positive and when I looked into the mirror, the huge red swollen pimple looked prominent and spoiled my mood in no time :(( Almost every girl encounters pimples and acne at one phase or the other in her life. You can leave it until it goes away on itself or you can make it go away faster by trying these simple but effective home remedies.
All of these natural treatments are supposed to be used only on the pimples moderately and not on the whole face since they can dry the skin.
1) Clay and Tea-tree Oil:-
Mix a little fuller’s earth in tea tree oil to make a smooth paste. Apply this over the pimple and leave over night. Wash with a gentle face wash in the morning. Usually it will be gone over night or if not, then within 2-3 nights.
2) Apple Cider Vinegar:-
Swab a little undiluted Apple Cider Vinegar over the pimple 2-3 times in a day. No need to rinse off repeatedly. ACV can also be applied and left overnight on the blemish.
3) Lemon Juice:-
Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice and dab it over the pimples. Leave overnight and wash in the morning. The high acetic and ascorbic acid content and rich vitamin-C cures the pimple faster.
4) Mustard Powder:-
Mix a pinch of fine mustard powder in few drops of honey to make a smooth paste.The rich salicyclic acids present in mustard powder and the anti bacterial properties of honey gently and effectively cures pimple over night. Apply the mustard paste over the pimple and leave over night. Wash with gentle face wash in the morning.
5) Green Tea Ice Cubes:-
Prepare strong green tea. Cool it down and pour in a cube tray. Freeze the green tea. Rub this green tea ice cubes over the pimples and all over the face, one cube a day before going to sleep. No need to rinse off. Leave your face with the green tea dampness overnight. This facial makes the skin fresh and also controls pimples.
6) Tomato Juice:-
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants which fight against free radicals and hence the topical application of tomato juice can stop cell damage. They are also rich in acidic content which can dry out the acne patches and tighten the pores through which excess oil is released, thus preventing more pimples. Blend a medium sized tomato in a mixer and apply the juice over the face. Leave for at least 15 minutes and wash with cold water. Regular use heals and prevents the pimples and also the scars left by them.
7) Egg White:-
Beat an egg white into meringue-like foam and add few drops of lemon juice. Mix well and apply this over the face. Leave for at least 15 minutes or until it dries. Wash with a gentle face wash. Egg whites tightens the skin pores and clears excess sebum. This mask heals the pimples faster and makes the skin tighter and firmer. Egg yolk is not recommended to be used on pimple prone skin if you are using any topical medical creams.
Garlic is rich in an organosulfur compound known as allicin which is anti-fungal, anti-protozoal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It is a rich anti-microbial compound available on earth. With all its precious properties, it can heal the pimples faster on topical application. Crush a few garlic cloves and apply the juicy substance over the pimples. It may slightly burn because of the high sulfur compounds. Do not apply on broken skin since it may burn severely.
9) Aloe Vera:-
In a study, it was proved that topical application of aloe-vera along with Retin-A every alternate days had more effectively and quickly cured pimples, acne and dark spots when compared to use of Retin-A alone. The rich glucomannan, Vitamin C and antioxidant levels in aloe makes it a great remedy to cure pimples and heal scars faster. Obtain aloe-vera gel and apply over the face as a mask. Leave for 5 minutes and wash with cool water. Repeat as many times as you can in a day.
Papaya has been used as an effective pimple remedy since centuries. It has an exfoliating property and sloughs off the dead cells, unclogs the pores and makes the skin healthy. The rich enzyme called Papain present in papaya is highly powerful in breaking down the harmful elements causing blemishes, thereby getting rid of the pimples. Mash the fleshy part of ripe papaya and apply it over the face as a mask. Leave for 20-25 minutes and wash with cold water. The papapya mask deposits anti-bacterial agents into the skin and cures pimples faster.
Crush an Aspirin tablet and add a drop of water to it. Mix it by pressing with your fingers. Take the paste on your finger and press against the pimple gently. Hold for at least 5 minutes and wash. It can also be left over night and washed in the morning. Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin.