[toc]Pimples are very common problem with teenagers, especially those having oily skin. However, people in their 20’s and 30’s also suffer from it. Pimples are caused from inflammation of the skin due to bacterial infection in the sebaceous glands. These sebaceous glands are located inside the pores of our skin and their secretion is sometimes blocked by dead skin cells on the outer surface of the skin.
This sebum contains a bacteria called propionibacterium acnes which can cause pimples. The good thing is that pimples are not infectious and does not spread from one person to another. Pimples can occur in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, nodules or cysts and can be painful.
6 Ways To Get Rid Of Pimples
Aloe Vera is very effective in treating pimples. It is a powerful antioxidant and consists of anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. Aloe works like a natural bleach on pimples, by reducing their size and making them disappear. Amazingly, it can penetrate upto seven layers of our body tissue and help in the healing process by reducing inflammation and pain.
Besan (Gram Flour)
Besan removes extra oil and dirt from the skin instantly. Apart from being used in the preparation of food, it can also be regarded as a home beauty product due to its innumerable benefits. It removes pimples and acne, makes the skin fair and glowing, removes blemishes and dark spots and acts as a perfect cleanser and skin toner.
Mix some besan with yogurt or water and apply it on the face. Do not leave it for too long as it might extract all the oil from the skin and make it dry and dull. Avoid applying it near the eyes where the skin is very delicate and can cause rashes and wrinkles.
Neem is enriched with lots of medicinal properties. It consists of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant and antiseptic properties. This is the reason why it is extensively being used in many medicated soaps, face washes, face packs and facial kits and even in medicines to ward to acne and pimples.
Neem trees are available every where and are very cost effective. Either applied externally or consumed internally, it works as an excellent antidote against pimples and other skin infections. Make a paste of raw neem leaves or take some dry powder and apply it on your skin and allow it to dry. You can also mix it with besan, sandalwood paste or any other face pack.
Fullers earth or multani mitti has been used since ages as a part of beauty regimen of various nature like preventing and removing pimples and acne, cleansing and toning. It is nothing but calcium mintmorillonite in the form of a sedimentary clay which is available from natural sources. It consists of iron, magnesium, oxides, silica and alumina in large concentration, which acts as a very good antidote against pimples, acne and even marks and blemishes.
Its drying properties removes the excess oil from the skin, exfoliates and cleanses the skin by extracting dirt and dust from it and removes the dead cells. All these help in preventing the clogging of pores, which can form pimples.
Take a little fullers earth and mix it with water, preferably rose water to form a fine paste. Apply it on the face and wash it off after 10 minutes. It can also be used as an alternative to fase washes to get a glowing and pimple-free skin.
Tomato is a rich source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. The acidity in it aids in reducing and wiping out pimples. Due to its pimple and acne healing properties, it is used in various cosmetic and herbal products in the form of face packs, masks, lotions or face washes.
But nothing works as effectively as a natural tomato. The easiest way of applying it is to cut out a small slice and apply it on the affected area. Leave it on the skin for about half and hour and rinse off with warm water. Another way is to make a pulp and apply on the skin or mix with a face pack.
Healthy Eating Habits
In order to cure pimples, it is also important to eat healthy . Eat plenty of leafy vegetable as they are very rich in vital nutrients which helps in purifying the blood and maintain healthy tissues. Avoid spicy food as they are likely to affect the digestive system and can also cause increased blood circulation towards the face which can cause inflammation and worsen the condition of the pimples. Drink plenty of fluids including water and citrus juices in order to flush out extra toxins and oil from the body.