You have a party tomorrow and a pimple has suddenly popped up to join you for the party. Of course you are not eager to entertain it and but don’t know how to combat the same. This is the situation most girls in their teenage face. But pimples can even occur at later stage in life as well. As per dermatologists, pimples refer to an inflamed skin condition whereby the oil glands, also known as sebaceous glands are affected with bacteria and hence swell up with pus. It is stated that the excessive secretion of sebum is the major cause behind the breakout of pimples. Generally pimples pop up on the face, back, shoulders and neck and though are not critical, but do drag the attention of the onlookers.
7 home remedies you can take up for combatting pimples
Here are some of the natural remedies that you can take up for getting rid of pimples and having a smooth skin.
- Application of orange peel and juice
Oranges are a rich source of vitamin C and ascorbic acid and hence is known for having effective power to combat pimples. Just take some orange peels, make a paste and apply it over the pimple. It will kill the germs causing the same and hence give your face a natural glow. You can also apply this paste all over the face. However, before you go ahead with the process, make sure to clean your hands and face properly with luke warm water. Make sure to leave the juice on your face for at least 1 hour and then wash it off.
- Cinnamon-honey paste
Both honey and cinnamon possess anti-microbial properties. They together work wonder in killing pimple causing germs. Take around 2 tablespoon natural honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix them well and apply this paste over the pimple. But before you go ahead with eth process, wash your face properly to get rid of the germs residing on it. It is better to apply the paste and leave the same overnight.
- Strawberry-honey paste
Strawberries consist of salicylic acid- which is very effective to prevent pimples. It is also used in most of the commercial products available for fighting pimples. This acid works by stimulating the upper skin layer i.e. the epidermis to shed the cells at a faster rate. Hence the clogged pores of the skin open up neutralizing the bacteria present. Salicylic acid also boosts the development of new skin cells and closes the open pores thus preventing bacterial infection. For making strawberry-honey paste, take 3 strawberries, wash them and blend them with 1 tablespoon honey. Wash your face and apply this paste. Leave the same for 30minutes and rinse off upon the pack getting dry.
- Aloe-vera gel
Aloe vera gel possesses a soothing power on the skin. Along with the same, it has also got some antibacterial properties and can reduce the swelling and redness caused by pimples. You can either apply the fresh aloe-vera gel on the face or can make a paste with tea-tree oil or garlic.
- Lemon juice
Lemon juice being rich in vitamin C is very effective over pimples. The citric acid present in lemon helps in the removal of the dead skin cells and also act as an astringent thereby helps in contraction of the body tissue and drying out the pimples. Also lemon juice renders a natural glow to the skin. You can apply lemon juice alone or can prepare a mixture with other substances like rosewater.
- Papaya juice
Papaya juice works wonder in removing the dead skin cells and excess amount of fat deposited over the skin surface. Raw papaya consists of papain which is a very powerful enzyme for cutting down inflammation and reducing pus formation. This is one strong reason which has led to the use of papaya in numerous facial products. Cut a fresh papaya and mash the flesh. Form a smooth paste and apply this directly on your face. Leave it to dry for 30 minutes and then wash it off using luke warm water.
- Dried hibiscus paste
Apart from being used for making tea, you can also use dried hibiscus for getting rid of pimples. Take 1 tablespoon dried hibiscus powder and add it to 2 cups of boiling water. Strain the water and leave it for cooling down. Now add one tablespoon honey and apply this on your face using a cotton ball or towel. Leave the towel on the face for 10 minutes and you will get rid of pimples as well as feel fresh.
While these are some of the natural remedies you can adhere to, make sure that you maintain your health and hygiene as well. Keep your hands and face clean and do not eat too much oily foods.