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How To Get Rid Of Pimples (Acne) Overnight Fast

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How To Get Rid Of Pimples (Acne) Overnight Fast October 20, 2017

Are pimples robbing your peace? Well, that will not happen anymore. We bring to you an extensive list of the best natural remedies that can help you to get rid of pimples overnight. You will also get to know a few tips and tricks, the causes of pimples, their types, and everything else that you need to know about pimples.

Pimples or acne are skin lesions/inflammations that occur when the sebaceous glands (oil glands) of the skin get infected with bacteria and swell up. Pimples are also known as pustules or papules, spots, and zits. The sebaceous glands that are present throughout the skin, except in the 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 develop (1).

Table Of Contents

What Causes Pimples?
Who Get Acne?
Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Pimples
Types Of Pimples
Nutrition And Diet
Lifestyle Changes
Makeup Tips For Acne
Treatments For Acne
Acne Prevention Tips

What Causes Pimples?

Doctors advise treating pimples immediately to prevent them from spreading. Acne, if left untreated, can leave scars on the skin, which become very difficult to remove. Pimples can develop due to various reasons. Here are a few:

1. Dead Skin Cells Build Up

The skin sheds a layer of dead skin cells. A few dead skin cells get stuck to the sebum, which causes blockage of the pores. These blocked pores become pimples (1).

2. Heredity

If you have a genetic problem, the pimples on the face will reoccur through your lifetime. The genetic rationale behind it is that the hyperactive sebaceous glands produce a lot of sebum, leading to pimple formation. In this case, you should consult a skin specialist as home remedies and natural methods may not provide a permanent solution to your problem. For serious acne or pimples, oral medication is necessary for a particular time period. Procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion can be very effective as they minimize the occurrence of acne and also reduce acne spots and blemishes (1, 2).

3. Teenage Pimples

Pimples commonly occur during puberty, and 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 build-up also blocks pores and causes pimples (1).

[ Read: Home Remedies For Skin Pores ]

4. Hormonal Pimples/Acne

If you think that you don’t need to fear pimples anymore since you are no longer a teenager, your perception is wrong. Adult pimples or acne are caused due to hormonal imbalance in the body. It is a very common symptom of PMS and also occurs during the menopause period (1, 2).

5. Bacterial Growth

The sebum gets accumulated behind blocked pores. This sebum that builds up behind the blocked pores contains bacteria. A slow growing bacterium, Propionibacterium acne, thrives naturally in the skin. When the conditions are suitable, this bacterium spreads and cause painful pimples. It feeds on sebum and produces a substance that leads to an immune response and also causes skin inflammation (3).

6. Sensitive To Testosterone

People with skin prone to acne are usually sensitive to testosterone, a natural hormone present in both males and females. In such people, the testosterone triggers oversecretion of sebum, which leads to blockage of pores. Sometimes, dead skin cells get stuck to the sebum and make matters worse (4).

[ Read: How To Remove Dead Skin On Face? ]

7. Dairy Products And High Glycemic Foods Cause Pimples

A report presented by New York University and published in The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that eating high glycemic foods like bakery goods and sweet beverages that are high in sugar content causes pimples (5). Having too many dairy products is also not good for your skin, though they are high in calcium. These pimples can be corrected by following the right diet.

8. Oily Food

This is the most important reason for pimple formation in today’s generation. Eating a lot of fried and processed food triggers your oil glands and produces sebum, which leads to pimples, blackheads, and breakouts.

9. Medicines Cause Acne

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

10. Skincare Products

While using your favorite beauty products, you often forget the fact that these can also cause pimples and blackheads. Using products that are not suitable for your skin type is a complete no-no. Also, switching products very frequently causes a lot of harm to skin. The new ingredients in the product can irritate your skin and cause pimples and breakouts.

11. Not Removing Makeup

Greasy, oil-based makeup can cause pimples. Avoid applying heavy makeup and try to use water-based cosmetics (2). Always stick to natural products since chemicals can cause acne breakout as well.

12. Traveling

When you travel far, the change in the environment, like the weather, temperature, humidity, water, etc., triggers the formation of pimples.

13. Stress

Another main cause of pimples is stress. Your body functions get upset during stress, and this triggers pimples. Stress cannot alone cause a pimple, but it aggravate the problem by releasing inflammatory chemicals called neuropeptides (1, 2).

14. Friction Or Rubbing Skin

When you rub your skin constantly or pick at pimples, they grow worse. Even the pressure exerted by bags, helmets, and tight collars or scarves can aggravate acne.

Who Get Acne?

People of all races and ages get acne. Acne is most common amongst teenagers and young adults, with about 80% of people affected between the ages of 11 and 30. It also affects a few people in their forties and fifties as well.

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Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Pimples

Here are a few effective home remedies to cure and remove pimples overnight.

ToothpasteAspirinSalt Water
Essential OilsIceMultani Mitti
Argan OilAloe VeraJuice
Castor OilHydrogen PeroxideCoconut Water
Epsom SaltLemonYogurt
Apple Cider VinegarListerineHeat
Baking SodaCinnamon And HoneyRice Water
Milk Of MagnesiaEye DropsGlycerin
Fish OilRubbing AlcoholRose Water
Coconut OilTurmericNeem
VaselineEgg WhiteMilk
GarlicOlive OilJojoba Oil
HoneyGreen Tea

How To Get Rid Of Pimples Overnight

1. Toothpaste Remedy To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • Toothpaste
  • Cotton swab
How To Prepare

You can use the toothpaste as it is.

How To Apply

Using the cotton swab, apply a generous layer of toothpaste on the pimple.

How Does It Help

Toothpaste dries out the pimples and reduces their healing time. Its antibacterial properties play a vital role in eliminating the bacteria that cause pimples (6). This can be used for pimples on the face and also on the body, like the legs and arms.

Time Duration

Leave the toothpaste on overnight.

Precautions

Use white toothpaste, not a gel-based one.

Most Suitable For

Oily, normal, and combination skin

2. Essential Oils For Pimples

(a) Frankincense Essential Oil For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1-2 drops frankincense oil
  • Cotton bud
How To Prepare

You can use undiluted frankincense oil directly on the skin.

How To Apply

Dip the cotton bud into the oil and apply it over the pimple and also around it.

How Does It Help

Frankincense oil reduces the inflammation and also kills the bacteria. It tones the skin and promotes the growth of healthy cells (7). Use this essential oil to get rid of that stubborn pimple on your forehead.

Time Duration

Leave the oil on overnight.

Precautions

Do a patch test before you use any essential oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

(b) Peppermint Essential Oil For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • A few drops of peppermint oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
How To Prepare

Mix the essential oil with the vitamin E oil.

How To Apply

Apply the mixture directly on the zit and let it get absorbed into the skin.

How Does It Help

It diminishes the redness and swelling and also acts as an astringent. Its antimicrobial properties clear the infection causing the pimples (8). You can use this oil to treat entire sections of your face, like the forehead or the cheeks, which are affected by pimples.

Time Duration

Leave the oil on for a few hours and then reapply.

Precautions

Do a patch test before you use any essential oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

(c) Lavender Essential Oil For Pimples

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Ingredients

A few drops of lavender essential oil

How To Prepare

This oil can be used undiluted.

How To Apply

Apply a drop on the pimple and leave it on.

How Does It Help

Lavender oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties (9). It also contains a few antioxidants that quicken the healing process of the acne (10). Use this remedy not only for the pimples on the face, but also for pimples on the body such as on the back and legs.

Time Duration

Let the essential oil air-dry. Reapply after a few hours.

Precautions

Do a patch test before you use any essential oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

(d) Lemon Essential Oil For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • Cotton ball
How To Prepare

Lemon oil does not need to be diluted as it is being used on small areas topically.

How To Apply
  1. Clean the affected area and pat it dry.
  2. Put the oil drops on the cotton ball and apply on affected area directly.
How Does It Help

Apart from being a commonly used antimicrobial agent, lemon oil also protects the skin from free radical damage (11, 12). This essential oil can be used anywhere on the body, except the private parts.

Time Duration

You can leave the oil on the affected area to do its work. Reapply a few times during the day and also before going to bed.

Precautions

Do a patch test before you use any essential oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

(e) Tea Tree Essential Oil For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1-2 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or jojoba oil
How To Prepare

Mix the essential oil in the carrier oil.

How To Apply

Apply a drop or two of the above-created oil mix on the affected area and leave it on.

How Does It Help

Tea tree oil is most commonly used essential oil for acne, especially those on the forehead, cheeks, chin, or even above the lip. It is a versatile and potent antimicrobial agent with high levels of antioxidants, making it the perfect essential oil for acne treatment (13). This remedy can also be used to treat cystic pimples. It also reduces the acne spots.

Time Duration

Reapply the oil every few hours until the acne clears up.

Precautions

Do a patch test before you use any essential oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

(f) Grapeseed Oil For Pimples

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Ingredients

A few drops of grapeseed oil

How To Prepare

This oil can be applied directly without dilution.

How To Apply
  1. On a clean and dry face, apply a few drops of grapeseed oil.
  2. Massage for a few minutes.
How Does It Help

Grapeseed is rich in polyphenols, which are basically antioxidants that help you in maintaining healthy skin. This essential oil is very light on the skin and balances the natural oils. It acts as a skin toner and prevents acne breakouts on your face. It also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties (14).

Time Duration

Leave the grapeseed oil on overnight. You can also use it during the day.

Precautions

Do a patch test before you use any essential oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

Oily skin

(g) Primrose Oil For Pimples

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Ingredients

Evening primrose oil capsules/soft gels

How To Prepare

Pop open a capsule and use the oil present inside.

How To Apply
  1. Apply the oil on the affected area and leave it on overnight.
  2. Rinse with a mild cleanser in the morning.

Also, ingest one capsule every day.

How Does It Help

Evening primrose oil maintains optimum levels of skin hydration, elasticity, and smoothness with its omega-6 fatty acids (15). It is also an antibacterial agent (16). This home remedy works well for treating adult, hormonal, and cystic acne.

Time Duration

Leave the oil on overnight and repeat this every night.

Precautions

Do a patch test before you use any essential oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

(h) Lemongrass Oil For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • A few drops of lemongrass oil
  • A small spray bottle
  • Water
How To Prepare

Fill half of the spray bottle with water. Add the essential oil and shake it well.

How To Apply

Spritz some of this lemongrass oil-water mixture on your face and let it dry naturally.

How Does It Help

Lemongrass oil, like the other oils mentioned above, possesses antimicrobial properties and can eliminate the bacteria that is aggravating the acne (17). It also acts a skin toner and astringent and balances the sebum production.

Time Duration

Leave the oil-water mixture on your skin for a few hours. Spray it on your face twice a day.

Precautions

Do a patch test before you use any essential oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

3. Argan Oil To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

2-3 drops of argan oil

How To Prepare

Argan oil can be used by itself on the skin.

How To Apply
  1. Clean the face with a gentle cleanser and pat it dry.
  2. Apply tiny dots of the argan oil at random areas of the face and then massage the oil into the skin for a few minutes. Use upward circular motions.
How Does It Help

Argan oil is easily absorbed by the skin and regulates the excess sebum that is being produced. It not only heals the acne that is currently present on your face or body, but it also prevents future breakouts. Its antioxidants and vitamin E content are responsible for these properties (18).

Time Duration

Let the oil sit on the skin for a couple of hours before reapplying. Ideally, apply the oil once in the morning and once again before going to bed.

Precautions

None

Most Suitable For

Normal skin and dry skin

4. Castor Oil To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • Castor oil
  • Washcloth
  • Water
How To Prepare

Castor oil is applied directly to the skin.

How To Apply

1. Cleanse the affected area and pat it dry.
2. Massage a few drops of the oil on the skin for two to three minutes.

How Does It Help

Castor oil cleanses the skin and pulls out all the dirt, impurities, and even the bacteria (19). The ricinoleic acid present in it conditions the skin and makes it softer and healthier (20). Cystic acne can also be effectively treated with this oil.

Time Duration

Leave the oil on for an hour and then wipe it away with a wet washcloth. Repeat this twice a day.

Precautions

Conduct a patch test on the upper forearm before using castor oil on your face.

Most Suitable For

Normal and dry skin

5. Epsom Salt To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Cotton ball
How To Prepare

Add the salt to the water and mix well.

How To Apply

Dip the cotton ball in the salt water and dab it on the affected area.

How Does It Help

It cleanses the skin by exfoliating the dead skin cells and also killing the bacteria. It also balances the pH levels of the skin (21). Use this remedy for the adamant acne under your buttocks and on your back.

Time Duration

Leave the Epsom salt water on the skin for a couple of minutes. Then, rinse with warm water followed by cool water. Repeat once or twice daily.

Precautions

Epsom salt can be slightly dehydrating for the skin. Do not forget to use a light moisturizer later.

Most Suitable For

Oily skin, combination skin, normal skin

6. Apple Cider Vinegar To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • Cotton ball
How To Prepare

Mix the apple cider vinegar and water well.

How To Apply
  1. With the cotton ball, apply the vinegar on the affected area.
  2. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing with cool water.
How Does It Help

Apple cider vinegar contains mild acids that control the oil production of the skin and act as an astringent. It is also an antimicrobial agent that keeps the skin free of bacteria (22). You can easily get rid of that unsightly pimple on your nose using ACV.

Time Duration

Leave the ACV on the skin for about five to seven minutes. Repeat daily.

Precautions

Use the ratio 3:1 (water:apple cider vinegar) for sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

7. Baking Soda To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Water
How To Prepare

Mix enough water with the baking soda powder to make a smooth paste.

How To Apply

Apply this with your fingers on the pimple.

How Does It Help

Baking soda dries out the pimple and brings the skin’s pH to an optimum level. It soothes the skin and reduces inflammation (23).

Time Duration

Leave the paste on for about five minutes and then rinse with warm water.

Precautions

Do not leave the paste on for more than a few minutes as it could cause skin dryness. Also, follow up with a moisturizer.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

[ Read: Use Dermaroller For Acne Scars ]

8. Milk Of Magnesia To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

Milk of magnesia (liquid form)

How To Prepare

This ingredient can be applied directly on the skin.

How To Apply

Apply a thin layer of milk of magnesia on the pimple and let it dry.

How Does It Help

Milk of magnesia disinfects the area and also draws out excess oil from the skin (24).

Time Duration

Leave on the magnesia liquid on for at least 30 to 40 minutes. You can also leave it on overnight.

Precautions

Milk of magnesia should not be used for too long as it dries out the skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

9. Fish Oil To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

Fish oil pills

How To Prepare

Fish oil pills are taken directly with water.

How To Apply

Ingest one fish oil capsule daily. You can also pop open the capsule and apply it topically on the affected area.

How Does It Help

The omega-3 fatty acids present in fish oil help the body in controlling skin inflammation that is seen in the case of pimples (25). This, in a way, fastens the healing process of the pimples.

Time Duration

Continue taking fish oil for few months until the acne is under control.

Precautions

Make sure you are not allergic to fish or fish products before taking these capsules.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

10. Coconut Oil To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

A few drops of coconut oil

How To Prepare

Lightly warm up the oil.

How To Apply

Apply the warm oil with your fingertips on the affected area. Massage in a circular motion.

How Does It Help

Coconut oil is an emollient and hydrates the skin to keep it supple. It also has antibacterial properties due to which it is added to moisturizers and lotions (26). Its antioxidants heal the skin and help in the regeneration of skin cells (27). Be it adult acne or teenage acne due to hormonal changes, coconut oil is a remedy for all.

Time Duration

Leave the oil on for a few hours. Reapply twice daily.

Precautions

Coconut oil is safe to be used by people of all ages.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

11. Vaseline To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

Vaseline

How To Prepare

Use Vaseline directly on the skin.

How To Apply

Apply a thin layer of Vaseline on the affected area to get rid of acne scars.

How Does It Help

Vaseline is essentially petroleum jelly, which will keep the skin hydrated and improve its appearance by slowing fading away acne blemishes (28).

Time Duration

Leave the Vaseline on for a few hours. Repeat twice a day.

Precautions

If you have acne-prone skin, do not use this remedy as it may aggravate the clogging of the pores.

Most Suitable For

Dry skin and normal skin

12. Garlic To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Water
How To Prepare

Mash the garlic cloves and add a little bit of water to form a coarse paste.

How To Apply

Apply it directly on the affected area. You can also have garlic to prevent pimple breakouts in the future.

How Does It Help

Garlic has antibacterial properties that help to fight acne (29). You can also apply garlic paste for acne on the scalp.

Time Duration

Wash off the garlic from the affected area after about 10 minutes.

Precautions

Do not apply garlic without diluting its juices with water first.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

13. Honey To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

Raw honey

How To Prepare

Take a few drops of raw honey on your fingertips.

How To Apply

Apply this honey on the pimple area and let it dry.

How Does It Help

Honey is a miraculous acne mask and removes pimples easily. Being a natural antibiotic, it kills the bacteria that cause pimples. It also has hydrating properties and keeps the skin healthy (30).

Time Duration

Let the honey dry for about 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with normal water later.

Precautions

Honey is safe to use for all skin types and also by people of all ages.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

14. Aspirin To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • An aspirin tablet
  • A few drops of water
  • Q-tip
How To Prepare

Crush the aspirin tablet and add a few drops of water. Mix well to form a paste.

How To Apply

Apply the paste with a clean Q-tip or finger on the pimple. Let the paste dry.

How Does It Help

Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory agent and helps reduce the swelling due to accumulated pus. It also draws out moisture from the pimple and unclogs pores (31). This is the perfect acne mask for pimples on the forehead, cheekbones, chin, lips, and other areas on the face. You can also use this to treat acne on the neck, back, and body.

Time Duration

Leave the paste overnight and wash off in the morning. The pimple is less discernible after the aspirin treatment.

Precaution s

Do not use this remedy too often if you have dry skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

15. Ice To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • An ice cube
  • Soft cloth
How To Prepare

Take the ice cube and wrap it up in a soft and clean piece of cloth.

How To Apply

Apply this all over your pimple and leave it on for a few minutes.

How Does It Help

A few minutes of ice on a pimple can help reduce the swelling, markedly shrinking your acne (32). Ice packs provide a fast and soothing relief from pimples.

Time Duration

Leave the ice cube on the pimple for two to three minutes.

Precautions

Do not leave the ice on for too long.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

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16. Aloe Vera To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

Aloe vera leaf

How To Prepare

Cut open the aloe vera leaf and extract the gel present inside. This can be used directly on the affected area to treat pimples.

How To Apply

Apply a generous layer of aloe vera gel on the affected area and also around it.

How Does It Help

Aloe vera gel can be used for acne vulgaris treatment and also on larger areas like the entire face or the back. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce redness and skin irritation (33).

Time Duration

Leave the aloe gel on for about 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

Precautions

Aloe vera is a soothing gel and is safe to be used by everyone.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

17. Hydrogen Peroxide To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • Cotton swab
How To Prepare

Dip the cotton swab in the hydrogen peroxide solution.

How To Apply

In gentle swipes, apply hydrogen peroxide on the pimples using the cotton swab.

How Does It Help

Hydrogen peroxide is an antibacterial agent that can be used to disinfect the affected area and clear the acne soon (34).

Time Duration

Leave the solution on your pimples for five to seven minutes and then rinse.

Precautions

Do a patch test to know if this concentration of hydrogen peroxide is bearable for your skin. Also, do not apply it more than once a day.

Most Suitable For

All skin types, except sensitive skin

18. Lemon To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • A lemon
  • Cotton ball
How To Prepare

Squeeze out fresh lemon juice and dip the cotton ball in it.

How To Apply

With the cotton ball, apply lemon juice on the affected area before going to bed.

How Does It Help

Lemon helps reduce inflammation and swelling (35). It is also antimicrobial in nature and kills the bacteria that cause the pimple to swell up (36). You can easily use this remedy on hard to reach places like the pimple behind your ear. Time Duration

Leave the juice on overnight and rinse your face as usual in the morning.

Precautions

It can cause dryness, irritation, and redness for people with sensitive skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types, except sensitive skin

[Read: Pimples Behind Ears]

19. Listerine To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • Listerine
  • Cotton ball
How To Prepare

Place a cotton ball on the mouth of the Listerine bottle and tilt the bottle to get some Listerine on the cotton.

How To Apply

Dab Listerine on the affected area and let it air-dry.

How Does It Help

Listerine is a widely used antimicrobial mouthwash that contains essential oils like eucalyptus and thymol. When applied on pimples, it will kill the bacteria present and disinfect the area (37).

Time Duration

Leave the Listerine on till it dries and then rinse with water.

Precautions

If you have very sensitive or allergy-prone skin, do not use Listerine as it can cause further breakouts.

Most Suitable For

Normal skin, combination skin, oily skin, dry skin

20. Cinnamon And Honey To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
How To Prepare

Mix the honey and cinnamon powder to make a paste.

How To Apply
  1. Cleanse your face and apply the paste on the pimples.
  2. Leave it on overnight.
  3. See the difference after washing your face the next morning.
How Does It Help

Regular application of this mixture is the fastest way to get rid of acne. Honey nourishes the skin and also kills the bacteria. Cinnamon possesses antimicrobial properties.  Its wound healing properties aid the body in fast healing of the pimple (38).

Time Duration

Leave the mask on overnight.

Precautions

Make sure you are not allergic to cinnamon before using this remedy.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

21. Eye Drops To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • Eye drops
  • Q-tip
How To Prepare

Place two to three drops of the eye drops on the Q-tip.

How To Apply

Apply the eye drops on the pimple with the Q-tip.

How Does It Help

Eye drops reduce the redness and swelling at the affected area (39). Thus, they make it easier to conceal the pimple. Eye drops do not treat the pimple.

Time Duration

Leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

Precautions

Use simple, refreshing eye drops without any special additives.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

22. Rubbing Alcohol To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 70-90% rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton ball
How To Prepare

Soak the cotton ball in the alcohol and squeeze out the excess.

How To Apply

Dab the cotton ball on the pimples and let the alcohol evaporate naturally.

How Does It Help

Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) is a disinfectant that removes bacteria and pollutants from the skin’s surface (40). It also soothes the skin.

Time Duration

Rinse the alcohol after about 15 minutes.

Precautions

People with sensitive skin need to steer clear of this remedy as it can cause dryness and peeling. This can worsen the acne.

Most Suitable For

Normal skin, oily skin, combination skin

23. Turmeric To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • Turmeric powder
  • Water
How To Prepare
  1. Mix enough turmeric with water to make a smooth paste that will cover the entire affected area.
  2. For cystic acne, boil three tablespoons of turmeric in three cups of water until the solution thickens.
How To Apply
  1. Apply this paste on the pimples and let it dry.
  2. For cystic acne, apply the solution carefully on the affected area and cover with gauze. Rinse and repeat the next day.
How Does It Help

Turmeric is an age-old antiseptic. It is widely used as a topical paste to treat skin conditions and infections. It kills the bacteria present on the skin and also aids in the quick recovery of the skin cells (41).

Time Duration

Rinse the turmeric paste after about 15 minutes.

Precautions

Use honey instead of water if you have dry skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

24. Egg White To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Face mask brush
How To Prepare

Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks and add lemon juice. Mix well.

How To Apply

Apply the mixture all over the face with the brush.

How Does It Help

Egg whites contain enzymes that reduce excess sebum production and control breakouts. They also unclog pores by drawing out impurities and dirt from the skin. The pimples dry out and heal quickly with this face mask (42, 43).

Time Duration

Leave the egg white mask on for about 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Rinse with cool water after this.

Precautions

Egg white can be drying for the skin. Do not forget to moisturize after using this home remedy.

Most Suitable For

Oily skin, combination skin, normal skin

25. Olive Oil To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

A few drops of olive oil

How To Prepare

Before going to bed, cleanse your face and lightly warm up the olive oil.

How To Apply

Massage the oil on your face in gentle circular motions for a few minutes.

How Does It Help

Olive oil soothes the inflammation in and around the pimple. It also moisturizes the skin, thus bringing a balance in the amount of sebum that is produced. Acne scars will soon start fading away with regular usage of this oil (44).

Time Duration

Leave the oil on your skin overnight.

Precautions

Use good quality extra virgin olive oil.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

26. Green Tea To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1-2 tablespoons green tea leaves
  • A cup of water
  • Honey
How To Prepare

1. Bring the water to a boil and pour it into the cup.
2. Add the green tea leaves and let them steep for a few minutes.
3. Strain, add a teaspoon of honey and mix well.

How To Use

Drink the green tea while it is warm.

How Does It Help

The antioxidants present in green tea cleanse the body of free radicals and other toxins. It also regulates the hormonal balance in the body. All of these reflect on the outer skin, making it clear and acne-free (45). This home remedy is excellent for hormonal acne that is seen on the cheeks, forehead, chin, and neck usually.

Time Duration

Drink two to three cups of green tea every day.

Precautions

Be careful while pouring the hot water into the cup.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

27. Salt Water To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons hot water
  • Cotton ball
How To Prepare

Mix the sea salt in hot water and let the water come down to lukewarm temperature.

How To Apply

Dip the cotton ball in the sea salt water and dab it all over the affected area. You can also dab it on the surrounding areas. For example, the entire face can be covered with this sea salt mask.

How Does It Help

Sea salt is a mild antimicrobial agent. It also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals that nourish the skin and heal it (46).

Time Duration

Let the sea salt water dry on your skin for about seven to 10 minutes. Rinse using cool water.

Precautions

Do not leave the mask on for more than 10 minutes. Sea salt can cause dryness.

Most Suitable For

Normal skin, combination skin, oily skin

28. Multani Mitti To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
  • 4-5 drops lemon juice
How To Prepare

Mix the ingredients to form a smooth paste.

How To Apply

Dampen the affected area and apply the paste evenly over it. Let it dry.

How Does It Help

Fuller’s earth or multani mitti absorbs not only the impurities from the skin but also the excess oil. It stimulates blood circulation as well (47).

Time Duration

Wash the face pack after 15 minutes.

Precautions

Do not leave the face pack on for too long as it can dry out the skin.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

29. Juice To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 8-10 carrots
  • 3 medium-sized peaches
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
How To Prepare
  1. Peel and cut the carrots into small pieces.
  2. Cut the peaches into small pieces as well.
  3. Squeeze out the juice from the lemon.
  4. Mix all these ingredients in a juicer/blender to make some fresh juice.
How To Use

Drink a glass of this juice every day. You can also substitute the peaches with other seasonal fruits like oranges, apples, or even vegetables like beetroot.

How Does It Help

The fruits and vegetables supply the body with essential vitamins A, C, E, and K and also minerals that will ensure optimum health of your skin and make it clear of any pimples or zits. These fruits and vegetables also contain antioxidants that will detoxify the body (48, 49).

Time Duration

Include a healthy juice in your daily diet for healthy and acne-free skin.

Precautions

Please make sure that you are not allergic to any of the fruits or vegetables before including them in your healthy juice recipe.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

30. Coconut Water To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • Coconut water
  • Cotton pad
How To Prepare

Soak the cotton pad in the coconut water and squeeze out the excess.

How To Apply

Dab this all over your face and leave it on.

How Does It Help

The mineral content of coconut water nourishes and hydrates the skin. It also reduces inflammation and fades away acne marks (50). This remedy is great to use for acne during pregnancy.

Time Duration

Leave the coconut water on overnight.

Precautions

Do not use this remedy if you are allergic to coconut.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

31. Yogurt To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

1-2 tablespoons plain yogurt

How To Prepare

Use yogurt that is lightly chilled or is at room temperature.

How To Apply

With your fingers, apply a layer of yogurt on the affected area. You can also apply yogurt on the entire face.

How Does It Help

Yogurt possesses cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes the inflamed skin and reduces redness. It also moisturizes the skin and keeps it well hydrated (51, 52).

Time Duration

Leave the yogurt to dry for at least 15 minutes and then rinse it off.

Precautions

Yogurt works really well for some people, and doesn’t work at all for some. Trial and error is the only method to test this remedy out.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

32. Heat To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • Hot water
  • Soft washcloth
  • Tissue
How To Prepare
  1. Heat the water to a temperature you can bear.
  2. Soak the washcloth in this hot water and wring out the excess.
How To Apply
  1. Place the hot washcloth against the pimple for a couple of minutes.
  2. Now, cover your index fingers with tissue and gently squeeze out the pus.
  3. If no pus comes out, leave the pimple alone. Repeat the hot washcloth compress after a few hours.
How Does It Help

The hot temperature of the washcloth draws out the pus from the pimple and helps to easily clean it (53). This remedy should be used for pus-filled pimples or pimples under the skin.

Time Duration

Keep the washcloth on for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Precautions

Do not burn yourself with the hot water. Be very careful. Also, do not apply too much pressure to squeeze out the pimple. Gentle prodding is all that should be required.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

33. Rice Water To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • ½ cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Cotton ball
How To Prepare
  1. Boil the rice in the water until it is almost or completely cooked.
  2. Strain and cool the water that remains.
How To Apply

Dip the cotton ball in the rice water and dab this all over your face.

How Does It Help

A beauty secret from the land of geishas, rice water promotes fresh cell growth and keeps the skin young-looking. It contains antioxidants and minerals like inositol that cleanse the skin and reduce pigmentation and scars (54).

Time Duration

Let the rice water air-dry for about 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with water.

Precautions

Rice water is safe to use by everyone.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

34. Glycerin To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

Glycerin

How To Prepare

Glycerin can be used directly on the skin.

How To Apply

Apply a drop or two of glycerine directly on the pimple.

How Does It Help

This trihydroxy alcohol is a humectant and an emollient. It improves the skin’s functions and also enhances the wound healing process. It is also an antimicrobial agent (55).

Time Duration

Leave the glycerine on for a few hours. Reapply twice or thrice during the day.

Precautions

Glycerin is a commonly used ingredient in creams and lotions. It is safe for topical use.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

35. Rose Water To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sandalwood powder
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
How To Prepare

Mix the sandalwood powder with the rose water. Ensure that there are no lumps.

How To Apply

Apply on the face and let it dry.

How Does It Help

Rose water is excellent for the skin. It fades acne scars and also soothes and moisturizes the skin. It works as an astringent and a skin toner (56).

Time Duration

Leave the pack on till it dries and then rinse with water.

Precautions

Try not to move your facial muscles while the pack is on as this can cause wrinkles and fine lines to develop in the long run.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

36. Neem To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • A few neem leaves
  • 1 teaspoon multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)
  • Rose water
How To Prepare
  1. Dry the neem leaves in sunlight until they become crisp. Crush and grind them to get a fine powder.
  2. Take one teaspoon of this powder and add the multani mitti to it.
  3. Add enough rose water to make a thick paste.
How To Apply

Apply this paste on the affected area and let it dry naturally.

How Does It Help

Neem is one of the most widely used anti-acne home remedies. Its leaves have antifungal, antibacterial, and blood purifying properties and also work as a natural astringent (57). It cools down the skin and prevents you from getting pimples.

Time Duration

Leave the pack on for about 20 minutes and then rinse.

Precautions

Neem can sting slightly.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

37. Milk To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon whole milk
  • Cotton ball
  • Warm washcloth
How To Prepare

Mix the honey and milk and keep it ready for use.

How To Apply

1. Wipe your face with a washcloth soaked in warm water. Use gentle circular motions to cleanse the face and also open up your pores.
2. Apply the honey and milk mix using the cotton ball.
3. Massage your face in upward circular motions and leave let the mask dry.

How Does It Help

The milk and honey combination makes for a wonderful acne facial. Milk cleanses the skin and keeps it bacteria-free (58). It nourishes the skin and exfoliates it to make it soft and supple. It also renders a natural glow to the skin (59).

Time Duration

Rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes.

Precautions

Use a soft cloth to wipe your face if you have sensitive skin. Do not use this remedy if you are allergic to milk and dairy products.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

[ Read: Acne Control Products]

38. Jojoba Oil To Get Rid Of Pimples

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Ingredients

A few drops of jojoba oil

How To Prepare

Take the oil on your palms and rub it between your fingers to lightly warm it up.

How To Apply

Massage the oil on the affected area for a few minutes.

How Does It Help

Jojoba oil is easily absorbed by the skin. It does not clog your pores and is antibacterial in nature. It also diminishes acne scars (60, 61).

Time Duration

Leave the oil on overnight preferably.

Precautions

Jojoba oil is mild on the skin and does not cause any irritation.

Most Suitable For

All skin types

These are some effective ways to remove pimples quickly that you can always try at home instead of using acne creams available in the market. If the acne persists, please visit the doctor immediately as you might need prescribed medication for it.

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Types Of Pimples

Pimples are not only the red, inflamed bumps that are visible on your skin. There are different types of pimples. Some of the pus-filled pimples can be really painful and can persist for a long time. Knowing about the different types pimples will help you deal with them correctly.

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  1. Whiteheads: White spots that usually occur on oily skin.
  2. Blackheads: These are caused when the material present inside the pores is pushed out. Blackheads are not necessarily caused due to dirt; they can also happen due to bacteria and build-up of dead skin cells.
  3. Pustules or Nodules: Sometimes, the tissues around the clogged pores get infected and cause inflammation. This inflamed portion is filled with pus, and it is hard. These are nothing but nodules or pustules.
  4. Cysts: These are deep pus-filled pimples. It is definitely easy to remove pimples by using some of the above-mentioned home solutions.
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Nutrition And Diet

Foods To Eat – A healthy diet that is rich in all nutrients will ensure that your skin is healthy and acne-free. Include the following in your diet:

  • Whole grains
  • Lean meat like fish and oysters
  •  Vegetables like sweet potatoes, green leafy vegetables, carrots, cucumber, asparagus, broccoli, and bell peppers
  • Fruits such as berries, oranges, pumpkins, papayas, cantaloupes, apricots, peaches, and apples
  • Walnuts, flaxseeds, roasted pumpkin seeds, roasted squash seeds, dried watermelon seeds
  • Green tea
  • Yogurt
  • Dark chocolate

Foods To Avoid – Food items that increase the sugar and insulin levels in the blood can increase the risk of inflammation and cause excess sebum production. It is better to avoid these to prevent acne breakouts:

  • Cow’s milk and other dairy products
  • Sugary food such as cookies and cakes
  • High glycemic food such as white bread, white rice, potato chips, and processed breakfast cereal
  • Junk food and greasy food
  • Chocolate

Vitamins – When your diet doesn’t supply the body with essential vitamins, it is a good option to opt for supplements that will replenish your body with these vitamins and keep your skin acne-free.

  • Vitamin A (retinol) is an antioxidant that affects the health of your skin, brain, and eyes. It helps in the renewal of cells on the skin’s surface and prevents the build-up of dead skin cells, which are usually the cause of clogged pores and acne (62).
  • Vitamin D keeps your skin soft and glowing. It reduces inflammation in the case of acne and also helps the immune system to fight infections (63).
  • Different types of vitamin B, namely B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), and B6 (pyridoxine), regulate various processes in the body such as digestion, circulation, immune response, and adrenal function. Optimum levels of these are required for healthy skin, hair, and nails (64).
  • Vitamin C boosts the body’s immune response and is also important for tissue growth and repair (65, 66).
  • Vitamin E is another antioxidant that helps the skin to heal quickly and stay hydrated (67).

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Lifestyle Changes

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Dealing with acne is not just about using home remedies, creams, and lotions. You need to make changes in your daily lifestyle and diet as well to maintain that healthy and clear skin.

  • Drink More Water – Keeping your body hydrated by drinking enough water during the day will reflect on your skin. When your skin isn’t sufficiently hydrated, the body will produce more oil to compensate for it. This will lead to acne. Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day.
  • Exercises – Stress is one of many reasons that can cause pimples. Exercise is an easy way to de-stress and calm your mind. Include simple aerobic exercises like walking, running, and jogging in your routine.

Yoga is another form of exercise that you can do in the comforts of your home to help you deal with acne. Poses like the Rabbit’s Pose, Child’s Pose, Triangle Pose, and others help you relax and balance your body’s systems.

  • Sleep – Less sleep can cause your skin to produce more sebum, and this can cause acne. Sleep deprivation can also increase the stress levels and worsen your acne. Sleeping for at least six to eight hours every day is recommended
  • Avoid Smoking – Smoking causes free radicals and toxins to build up in your body. These cause hindrances in the normal functioning of your systems and organs and can make your skin look dull. Smoking can also trigger acne.
  • Avoid Alcohol – Excessive intake of alcohol can disrupt your liver and immune system and make your skin more susceptible to developing acne.
  • Skin Care – Follow a daily skin care routine that involves using the right cleanser, toner, and moisturizer for your skin. Use the face packs that are mentioned above once or twice a week, and you will definitely see your skin become clearer and brighter.

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Makeup Tips To Cover Acne

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Imagine this – you have a party to go to or have an interview lined up, and a pimple decides to pay you a visit. You are devastated and need a quick fix. Don’t be disheartened because makeup can be your saving grace, whether it is to cover a random pimple or many more with scars around your face. Follow these simple steps and techniques to cover acne effortlessly:

  • Firstly, cleanse and pat dry your face.
  • Moisturize your skin with an oil-free moisturizer.
  • Take a pea-sized amount of makeup primer and gently massage it on the face, especially around the problem areas. This will make your makeup smoother and last longer.
  • Let the primer breathe for a minute or two.
  • Now, dab some green concealer on the acne spots. The green from the concealer will fade away the redness of the acne. You can use your regular concealer as well.
  • Blend the concealer using gentle dabbing motions with your fingertips.
  • Now, take one to two pumps of a foundation that suits your skin tone and blend it in. You can use either a stippling brush, a buffing brush, a beauty blender, or even just your fingers for this.
  • Set your base with a makeup setting powder. Apply it with a fluffy powder brush and brush away any excess.
  • If you do not have any setting powder, an easy way to remove excess oil and make your makeup last all day long is to dab a tissue paper gently all over the face.
  • Once your base makeup is applied and all set, apply the rest of your makeup (for the eyes, lips, and cheeks) as you please.
  • Preferably, use a very light blush on your cheeks. Using darker blushes will make it difficult to camouflage your acne and acne scars.

You can always use a makeup setting spray in the end to set your complete look. However, this step is completely optional.

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Treatments For Acne

Acne is a common skin ailment these days. People of all ages are affected by it and resort to different methods to deal with this issue. Many treatments have been developed by skin specialists to get rid of acne. Keep reading to know more about them.

1. Laser Treatment

This treatment method uses pulsed laser light to kill the bacteria present in acne. This brings the current acne under control and also prevents future breakouts. It is usually used in combination with laser skin resurfacing treatment to fade scars and smoothen the skin.

2. Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy treatments aim at getting rid of the root cause of acne. It is a holistic treatment that can help you to get relief from acne breakouts. Commonly used ingredients in homeopathy treatment for acne include sulphur, kali bromatum, arctiumlappa, belladonna, and nux vomica. Do not take homeopathy medication without a certified doctor’s prescription.

3. Herbal Treatment

Herbs that are usually found around the house are commonly used for treating acne. Many of the home remedies listed above use herbs to clear the infection and reduce acne scars. Some examples of the herbs are turmeric, garlic, aloe, and neem.

4. Blue Light Acne Treatment

This latest development in the acne treatment field is recommended for people who suffer from red, inflamed acne. The bacteria that cause acne, Propionibacterium acnes, is sensitive to blue light. This means that when this bacteria that is residing in the oil glands of your skin is exposed to blue light, it dies. Also, the heat that accompanies the blue light causes the oil glands to shrink and reduces the sebum production. A wholesome treatment for acne!

5. Ayurvedic Treatment

Most of the herbs used in the herbal treatment of acne fall under Ayurvedic treatment. Apart from the ones mentioned above, Ayurvedic medicine also relies on using the right combinations of dried and fresh herbs that treat acne. Triphala guggulu, chandanasava, and sarivadyasava are some of the Ayurveda medicines used.

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Acne Prevention Tips

Apart from these home remedies for pimples, this is the to-do list that you should follow religiously:

  • Wash your face twice a day with cold water as it helps to close the pores of your skin.
  • If you’re suffering from this problem for a long time, use a medicated cream that contains benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. The home remedies mentioned above also work well in managing and preventing acne.
  • Use a face mask at least once a week to clean the pores.
  • Wash your makeup tools like brushes and sponges to remove all the dirt, oil, and bacteria from them.
  • Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily to flush out all the impurities from the body.
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands regularly. Also, while talking over the phone, keep it away from your face. While doing so, you will transfer all the dirt and bacteria from your hands or phone to your face, thus increasing the risk of pimple formation.
  • Have a diet rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, niacin, and zinc. The food recommendations have been mentioned in the nutrition and diet section.
  • Drink a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of honey and lime juice daily in the morning on an empty stomach. This will purify the system by flushing out the toxins from the body and maintain the pH balance of the skin, thus curing pimples and acne.
  • Do not squeeze or prick the pimples or blackheads. This will increase sebum production and also let the bacteria spread on the surface of the skin, leading to more pimples. It can also lead to permanent pigmentation.
  • Consumption of too much iodine (iodized salt) can lead to pimple and blackhead outbreaks. Excess of sodium also leads to weight gain. So reduce the amount of salt in your daily diet.

Do try these homemade face packs and follow these essential tips for healthy, glowing, and pimple-free skin. Treat acne promptly to get a flawless skin. Eat healthy and keep yourself hydrated to bid adieu to pimples and say hello to beautiful skin.

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Expert’s Answers For Reader’s Questions

Why does acne mainly affect the face?

The sebaceous glands or oil glands are where the acne form. These glands are more developed on the face, neck, scalp, and chest. Also, the face is more exposed to pollution and bacteria compared to the rest of the body. Both these factors work together to make acne mainly affect the face.

What are zits?

Zits are nothing but acne or pimples.

What to do if you pop a pimple?

If you have popped a pimple by mistake, wash your hands and gently wash the affected area. Use an antiseptic to disinfect the area. A simple home remedy would be to just dab some turmeric powder on the popped pimple and leave it on. This will prevent the pimple from getting infected again and also reduce the chances of the popped pimple leaving a scar. Follow the same steps even if the popped pimple bleeds after being squeezed. Disinfection and using an antiseptic/antibacterial is essential.

Factors that can make acne worse

Certain factors can worsen your acne and cause them to swell up, pain, or cause more breakouts. These factors are as follows:

  • Hormonal changes during puberty, monthly periods, and pregnancy
  • Certain makeup products, especially oil-based makeup
  • Stress
  • Squeezing or picking at the pimples and touching the face too often
  • Smoking
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Chocolate
  • Certain medications like birth control pills
  • Hair products that contain skin irritants
  • Too much iodine in the diet
  • Oily and greasy food

Face mapping acne: What is your acne telling you?

Based on Chinese face mapping techniques and Ayurveda, your face is divided into different zones that denote different systems or organs in the body. A pimple in a particular zone signifies that there is an issue with the system/organ it stands for. The different zones are listed below:

  • Forehead – A pimple in this area indicates poor digestion, accumulation of toxins, and also lack of water in the body.
  • T-Zone And Nose – This zone is connected to the liver, and a pimple here suggests an issue with the functioning of the liver. Also, skin problems in this area are linked to the heart function and blood pressure.
  • Around The Eyes – This area is linked to the kidneys, and a skin condition here like acne or dark circles indicates that you should pay attention to your kidneys’ health.
  • Upper Cheeks – The lungs are associated with this area, and pollutants, respiratory infections, and allergies lead to pimples in this area.
  • Lower Cheeks – Pimples in this area indicate poor dental hygiene.
  • Ears – This area is also associated with the kidneys and breakouts here indicate dehydration.
  • Chin – This facial area is connected to the small intestine.

Why does masturbation cause acne?

Men will notice that their acne becomes worse after masturbation. This is because the hormones that are released post masturbation cause the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, especially in the facial area. As a result, the pores get clogged easily, and more breakouts occur.

What are the red marks on my skin after acne and how do I get rid of them?

When the acne has freshly healed, it leaves behind red marks that may become darker and deeper with time. These acne scars can easily be gotten rid of if you start using the right home remedies from the beginning. Some of the best home remedies for getting rid of acne scars are:

  • Apply fresh aloe vera gel two to three times a day on the acne scars.
  • Apply a paste of turmeric powder and lemon juice on the scars and rinse it off after a couple of times. Repeat this daily.
  • Apply raw honey on the scars twice a day.
  • You can also apply tea tree oil to diminish scars and also avoid further infections.
  • Raw potato juice or raw tomato juice also works well to lighten acne scars.

Is vodka a good toner for your face to help prevent acne breakouts and shrink your pores?

Not surprisingly, the answer to this question is yes. Vodka works as an astringent because of its alcohol content. When applied on the face, it cleanses it and kills the bacteria. It is also said to shrink pores. Unfortunately not many people have tried this remedy. However, there are a few who vouch for it. If you do plan to try this rather offbeat home remedy, be prepared as vodka might sting on the sensitive, inflamed skin.

How do I get smooth skin after acne?

The home remedies listed in this article will not only help you get rid of the acne, but they will also help you reduce the acne scars and smoothen your skin. The key components of these remedies work to give your skin a healthy and smooth texture. Remedies like coconut oil, aloe vera, jojoba oil, honey, and milk will aid in getting smooth skin after the acne heals.

10. How can deep acne scars be healed?

Using home remedies such as lemon juice, olive oil, vitamin E oil, and baking soda will prevent dead skin build-up and slowly fade away even deep acne scars. Diligently using these remedies is essential to get rid of the deeper scars.

When does acne go away?

More than 80% of adolescents suffer from acne. Even adults and younger children are affected by these annoying breakouts. A simple pimple may take three to seven days to go away by itself. Sometimes, they last longer and indicate a more complex underlying cause that needs to be treated.

If you have any more suggestions regarding remedies for pimples, feel free to post in the comment section below.

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