Are pimples robbing off your peace? Well, that will not happen anymore. Understand the causes of pimples and their types. Follow the 14 natural remedies that can help you say good bye to pimples overnight!

What are Pimples?

These are skin lesions or inflammations that occur when the sebaceous or oil glands of the skin get infected with bacteria and swells up. Pimples are also known as pustules or papule, spots and zits. The sebaceous glands that are present throughout the skin except in palms and soles secrete a waxy or oily substance called sebum. The sebum helps to maintain the oil balance of the skin and makes it look healthy. When there is any abnormality in the sebaceous gland, pimples occur.

Causes of Pimples or Acne:

Doctors advise to treat pimples immediately to prevent it from spreading. The untreated acne can leave scars on the skin that is very difficult to remove. There are many reasons that cause pimples, here are the causes:

1. Dead Skin Cells Build up:

The skin sheds a layer of dead skin cells. Few dead skin cells get stuck to the sebum causing blockage of pore. These pores block cause pimples.

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2. Teenage Pimples:

Pimples commonly occur during puberty, both young boys and girls face it. When the body undergoes physical changes and gets ready for reproduction, the sebaceous glands become overactive. The sebum buildup also blocks pores and cause pimples.

[ Read: Home Remedies For Skin Pores ]

3. Bacteria Growth:

The sebum gets accumulated behind the blocked pores. This sebum that builds up behind the blocked pores contains bacteria. A slow growing bacterium termed Propionibacterium acne’s thrives naturally in the skin, when the conditions are suitable this bacterium spreads and cause painful pimples. This bacterium feeds on sebum and produces a substance that leads to immune response, this cause skin inflammation.

4. Sensitive to Testosterone:

A study conducted by the researchers at the Washington School of Medicine reveals that there are two strains of Propionibacterium acnes. Those with healthy skin never have pimples and pimples are not infectious either. People with skins prone to acne are usually sensitive to testosterone, the natural hormone present in both males and females. In the skins of such people the testosterone triggers over secretion of sebum that leads to blockage of pores. Sometimes dead skin cells get stuck to the sebum and makes matter worse.

[ Read: How to remove dead skin on face? ]

5. Dairy Products and High Glycemic Foods Cause Pimples:

The report presented by New York University that was published in The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that eating high glycemic foods like bakery goods like cakes high on sugar content and sweet beverages cause pimples. Having too much dairy products are also not good for your skin though they are high on calcium. These pimples can be corrected by following the right diet.

6. Medicines Cause Acne:

Some epilepsy medicines, medicines that have androgens in them cause pimples.

7. Not Removing Makeup:

It is vital that you remove makeup before you hit bed. The oil based makeup is bound to cause pimples. Avoid applying heavy makeup on the skin and try to use water based cosmetics. Always stick to natural products since chemicals can cause acne breakout as well.

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  • BALON RAISSA

    THANK YOU SO MUCH IT HELP

  • Sarah

    Good!

  • LAVANYA

    very usefull and also easy tips

  • LAVANYA

    what is meant by basil leaves?can any one answer me please….

    • Anonymous

      Tulsi leaves.if you from india or bangladesh, you can easily find tulsi leaves.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Lavanya, basil leaves are known as Tulasi leaves in indian language.

  • Christina

    to reduce redness put visine on a q-tip and hold there for 5 minutes. it will constrict the blood vessels reducing redness. apply ice to reduce swelling. fresh basil leaves are an herb used in cooking. you can steep 2 tablespoons in1/4 cup of hot water for the same result as fresh basil leaves

  • sabrinh

    AURA is the best!

  • Anonymous

    i gonna try them

  • FatimaKhan

    its very easy and useful ways to remove pimples .

  • Anonymous

    tulsi leaves

  • Anonymous

    What if pimples ar caused because of excessive heat..toothpaste or orange peels didn’t work..and i have pimples like whiteheads..they don’t break out but remain on skin..what to do?

    • http://stylecraze.com someone

      hey anonymous, try the calamine lotion trick for a month. it works for whiteheads. And keep you skin clean all the time.

  • sravani

    How to remove marks created by pimples n dark circles under eyes

  • Anonymous

    Thanks a lot ,I must do know

  • Henry

    the honey stuff work alot along side the lemon.there is no medicine better than natural herbs and its likes

  • Asma Khan

    Baking soda does work when pimple are at start I use baking soda at night after cleaning with acwa face cleanser. the combination does really works.

  • sara

    I had pimples 3 days ago but squeezed them so they are all inflamed and nasty looking .Will these remedies work for me

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Nicole, we are glad that you found our article to be useful…and thanks for sharing your acne remedy tip with us!

  • Nibira Chakraborty

    I have too many acne scars. I am suffer pimple problem. Many kind of remadies I used but I have no result. I am badly need a help. I want to get rid of scars and pimple .

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Dear Nibira, getting rid of acne scars is a little tougher than eliminating acne. Pimple scars are a little stubborn as they do not go easily. However it is not impossible, it may take some time but with regular efforts using certain natural bleaching agents as well as other ingredients may lighten your acne scars and gradually remove them permanently. One of the way is by applying lemon mask. For this you will need 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp almond oil and 2 tbsp milk. Mix them all and apply on the scars once daily for about 7-10 days. One precaution to take is after applying lemon juice, never ever step out in sun. hope you find this tip to be useful. For more info and remedies you can check the article given below.
      http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/get-rid-of-acne-scars-naturally/

  • nicole 88

    Aloe Vera and toothpaste the steps is too good.Can trusted with 100% ! Good ;D

  • Saba Khan

    My daughter is age is 15 she gets too many pimples and scars it will help to remove her acne?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Dear Saba, girls at the age of 15 face a lot of pimple issues as they undergo physical and hormonal changes. The home remedies mentioned above in the article are natural, easy and simple remedies that will help your daughter combat pimples and acne. Do try any of the home remedies regularly for best results and also share your experience with us!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Joye, pimples are a normal skin condition that affect many people. Excess sebum secretion by the oil glands is the primary cause behind this problem. There are many natural methods are effective in treating pimples within a very short time period. Some of the ways are:
    1. Ice – ice pack helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area, and in tightening the skin pores and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin.
    2. Toothpaste – toothpaste can be used to treat pimples. It is most effective when used following the ice remedy. You must use white toothpaste and avoid using gel toothpaste.
    3. Steam – Steaming is wonderful remedy for skin, 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.
    Hope you find these tips to be useful !!

  • Kishore

    I tried Aspirin. It reduced the redness and bump. But not the pimple.It reduced 75% problem. can you suggest me how to reduce the remaining..
    or can i try again?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Dear Kishore, you can trying apply aspirin for few more days till your pimple completely disappears or you can try applying honey or toothpaste to get rid of the remaining pimple.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sadhanaurs, Glad that you like our posts :-) and coming to your question….all the remedies mentioned in the above article is applicable to 30 aged women too. Having a well balanced diet which includes fresh vegetables and fruits and plenty of water will result in good skin. Regular exercise will improve blood circulation which will lead to a glowing skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Numan, for the pimple remedy, toothpaste method serves as a quick way to dry and get rid of the pimple. White toothpaste contains ingrediants such as baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and triclosen which helps in fighting acne whereas gel based toothpaste contains ingredients that may irritate the skin. Many of the Oral B toothpaste are white but some of them are gel too. So do not apply any colored toothpaste on the skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Numan, applying toothpaste is one of the ways to dry the pimple….toothpaste can be left overnight on the affected area. This should also be followed with regular skin care regime to avoid another skin breakout. Cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing the skin on the daily basis, combined with a proper diet will ensure a good skin health. For more info and remedies for pimples and acne …you can check our other article given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/17-homemade-remedies-for-pimplesacnehom/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Numan, you can apply toothpaste on your pimple every night till it dries out completely and starts to disappear. You can also apply basil (tulasi) leaves juice or aloe vera gel on the affected areas. Basil and aloe vera has has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce redness and skin irritation. If the problem persists for a longer period of time then it is advisable to consult a dermatologist.

    • Numan Shaikh

      Okay…. let’s see what happens…. I hope it would solve my problem. But tell me is there any side effect of this method??

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

        Hi Numan, herbal methods like applying basil or aloe gel usually do not have any side effects. However if you suffer from any skin irritation then it is advisable to consult a dermatologist. Applying toothpaste on a pimple is a quick fix…..and should not be done in excess or for a prolonged period of time.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Mayuresh, it is absolutely fine to use lemon juice and milk together on the face. The combination of lemon and milk pack is used or applied to lighten the skin complexion. When applied topically, the lactic acid in milk works to gradually diminish the skin pigmentation leading to brighten complexion. Lemon juice works as a mild bleach.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear shiny, getting rid of acne scars is a little tougher than eliminating acne. Pimple scars are a little stubborn as they doesn’t go easily. However, as the saying goes, nothing is impossible. It may take some time but your regular efforts using certain natural bleaching agents as well as other ingredients may lighten your acne scars and gradually remove them permanently. Some of the remedies are:
    1. Lemon juice – Lemon juice is an excellent skin lightening agent. Squeeze out some of its fresh juice and apply it to your acne scar, everyday. However, just do not step out in sun after applying lemon juice to your skin. It will make your skin sensitive to sun’s rays.
    2. Lemon and honey mask – Squeeze the lemons to take out the fresh juice in a bowl. Add the honey to this lemon juice and mix well. Dip the cotton ball in this mixture. Now apply this mixture on your cotton ball to whole of your face or the area where you have acne scars. Leave for about 10-15 minutes.Wash off with water and pat dry. Do this once every day for at least 2-3 weeks.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Jiten, pimple marks can be very stubborn and difficult to get rid off. The best treatment against the appearance of acne scars is prevention. Don’t pick at your pimples. By picking at acne, you will be setting yourself up for a permanent scar from an otherwise temporary problem. Some of the ways to remove pimple marks are by following simple skin care routine like use a daily face wash and acne cream to keep your pores unclogged and get rid of oily buildup. Stay out of the sun for extended periods of time or use an SPF 30 sunblock. Apply Lemon juice on your face, before going to bed. Lemon juice serves as a light exfoliater, it can help fade minor discoloration. Rub it on skin weekly until you see results, and be sure to moisturize after each citrus scrub-down. Do not expect results overnight as a lot of acne scars will fade by themselves over time.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Treesa, homemade remedies are better solutions than chemicals for removing the acne scars or marks naturally and without any side effects. Some of them are:
    Sugar scrub – Take three table spoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk powder and one tablespoon of honey, mix them together and scrub this mixture over the face for few minutes and rinse it off after 15 minutes. This is a simple and an easy scrub for healthy, pimple-marks free, glowing skin.
    Egg White – Take a fresh egg and break the egg, separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Apply this egg white on the pimple marks. After 10-15 minutes, wash with the cold water.Egg white works well in order to lighten the pimple marks and the pimple scars.
    Follow a skin care regime of cleansing, toning and moisturizing regularly to prevent any pimple outbreak.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Anushka, a simple and easy way to take care of your skin is by following a skin care routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. To prevent acne or to treat pimples you can apply a multani mitti pack or neem pack once or twice in a week. What you eat and drink on a regular basis can greatly impact the clarity of your skin. Skin creams and skin care products may be able to provide some temporary relief. Hence drink 8-10 glasses of water to remove toxins and consumes fresh fruits, vegetables, avoid refined grain products instead opt for whole grains like quinoa, bulgur, buckwheat, and oats. Exercising improves blood circulation and also provide a glowing skin. Hope you find this info to be of use to you…do follow these simple tips to find a difference…also do not forget to share your experience with us !

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Harika, pimple marks are tough to get rid off and also takes longer time than the actual pimple, but they will eventually fade off. Applying lemon juice / potato juice / tomato juice on the affected area for 15 – 20 mins will help to lighten the scar. Do this daily for few weeks till the marks go away.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Hannah, you can use any of the methods mentioned in the article like the application of basil leaves juice or the toothpaste method. To further avoid breakout of new acne..you should always keep your skin clean. At the end of the day, always follow the routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Do not leave any traces of make-up before going to bed. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water to flush out all the toxins accumulated in the body. Hope you have a fantastic time at your dance event :-)
    For more info, you can check our article given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/the-unforgiving-bacne/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shelly, acne and acne scars is difficult to get rid of in a day, however it is not impossible. Applying toothpaste or honey or basil leaves are the quickest ways to dry up the acne. We are glad that you liked our post :-)

  • pratheepa

    i have marks of pimples on my back and i’m suffering to remove it.
    please tell me an effective method 2 remove the marks.

  • pratheepa

    i have marks of pimples on my back
    tell me a gud way 2 remove them

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Pratheepa, usually our back skin has high concentration of sebaceous glands which congest hair follicles with the dry skin cells & oils. This will lead to the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, lesions, cyst pimples etc. on backside skin of the body. Few of the ways to get rid of them are:
      1. Sandalwood and rose water – make a paste of sandalwood powder and rose water. Apply this on the acne and affected area. Leave it for overnight. Next day morning, wash your back with normal water. You can add lemon juice too to the paste.
      2. Aloe vera gel – Take an aloe vera leaf & extract the gel from it or you can take the aloe vera extract from the departmental stores. Take that gel & apply it on the back acne. Wait for few minutes & wash it off. Do this regularly, twice a week to get rid of pimple and pimple marks.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi gnanesh, always ensure to keep your skin clean to prevent any acne or pimple break out. Skin reflects your inner health, so follow a balanced diet, include fresh fruits and vegetables…avoid any kind of oily or fatty food. Apply multani mitti pack once or twice in a week. You can also apply aloe vera gel/ lemon juice and honey on the face every day to reduce pimples and scars.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Sheikh, there are several simple kitchen ingredients that can help you to get rid of pimples and achieve a fairer looking skin.
    1. Lemon – To get rid of pimples, take some hot water, add 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp of honey in it. Take a cloth/ cotton and dip it into this warm mixture and place on the pimple for few mins.
    2. Curd – Apply curd regularly on your face and let it dry by itself. Massage gently while you wash your face. Curd helps to achieve a glowing skin.
    Similarly face packs of multani mitti, rose water, oats, gram flour etc are few other ingredients useful to achieve a clear skin.

  • Rhogen Cabual

    Please help me how to remove my pimples plz plz plz …

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Rhogen, for a healthy skin, it is important to take care of diet and over all well being. Regular exercise will boost blood circulation and give a healthy glow to the skin and to get rid of pimples you can try few simple home remedies, such as application of apple cidar vinegar. Wash your face with water and pat dry. Using a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, dip a cotton ball into vinegar and apply it directly to the blemish. Leave on for at least 10 minutes, or overnight. Reapply several times a day, washing face thoroughly after each time. Make sure to use a moisturizer afterwards as well if you feel like your skin is getting dry. Similarly, tea tree oil mixed with clean water can be applied. Remember to always dilute tea tree oil before its application. If you have sensitive skin, dilute it with aloe vera gel instead of water.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sadhana, regular skin care routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing will keep the skin in check by removing the dirt and excessive oil accumulated on the face. Follow a diet where you include whole grains, beans, and veggies and cut back on pasta, white rice, white bread, and sugar. Food to avoid acne break out are food items that are high in sugar content, oily food like potato chips, french fries, pizza etc should be avoided or consumed in small quantities.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ali, there are several simple and easy to do home remedies to get rid of pimple or acne scars naturally. Few of them are:
    1. Rose water & sandalwood powder – Mix rose water with sandalwood paste and apply it on your scars overnight. Wash it off with cold water next morning.
    2. Mint – Crush mint leaves and strain the juice in a muslin cloth. Apply this on scarred area. This will help remove acne scars naturally and gradually
    For more such remedies and info, you can check our detailed article given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/get-rid-of-acne-scars-naturally/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Gul, there are few simple remedies that you can try to get rid of your pimple marks.
    1. Lemon is a natural bleach. Vitamin C in lemon helps in rebuilding collagen. When you use lime juice on your acne scars, the spots get lighter day by day. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze out its juice. Apply this juice directly on your scars with finger tips or a cotton ball, leave it for ten minutes and wash it off with water. Do this once a day for two to three weeks during which you can see your scars diminish considerably. If your skin is very sensitive, dilute lemon juice by mixing some rose water and then apply on your scars.
    2. Honey-aspirin mask, put 2-3 aspirins in a few drops of water till they get dissolved into it and form a paste. Add honey to this aspirin-water paste and mix. Apply on your scars and leave for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
    Hope you find these tips to be useful !!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Kamini, one of the simple remedies to get rid of back acne scar is application of onion juice. Onion juice is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. For this pack you will need an onion, cucumber juice and 1-2 tsp oatmeal. Mix oatmeal with onion juice and cucumber juice. Make a paste and apply it on your back acne scars. Leave for about 20-30 minutes and wash off with cold water. Repeat daily to get results. It may take few weeks to even months to show effect on your back acne scars, especially if they are bigger and stubborn.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Manoj, pimples are nothing but inflammation of your skin and they occur due various reasons like exposure to pollution, bacteria, stress, incorrect diet, insufficient intake of water or when you constantly rub your skin. There are simple steps to take care of skin like keeping it clean, free of dust and pollution, if you have an oily skin then use a cleansing face was twice a day, apply multani face pack mixed with rose water, little lemon juice and honey..apply this pack once or twice in a week or you can use a clay mask. Avoid junk food or any oily stuff. Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water and take up some sort of exercise such as walking, jogging or cardio to improve blood circulation. Hope you follow these steps and see a difference in your skin and overall health.