Suffering from acne & pimples?
Oh! these boils & blisters makes us look dull and uncomfortable. Pimples & boils usually occur on the face, neck and shoulders. Pimple is a swelling or inflammation that can be caused due to excess sebum,skin infections like fungal or any bacterial infection,hormonal imbalance, allergy and stomach related issues etc. It looks like a pink or reddish spots.
Do you know that there are various types of pimples and these are as follows :-
- Blackheads:- They are small black bumps and usually occur when inner lining of the hair follicle produces pigmentation.
- Whiteheads:- These are small white bumps just like blackheads but these are white in color and usually occur due to excess sebum and dead skin cells.
- Papules:- These are tender & mild type of acne and the most common type of pimples. They are usually in pink or red in color.
- Pustules:- These are small swollen pimples and filled with liquid. They are like a pus type pimples and can be treated with great care.
- Cysts:- Cysts contains liquid or semi liquid pus. They are just like pustules but larger than pustules. They are not easy to treat and takes some times to heal them.
The most common causes of acne & pimples can be age factor, hormonal imbalance, excess sebum, any skin allergy, skin infections, using wrong products, stomach related issues and environmental issues etc.
Here are list of the top 10 simplest home remedies to treat acne & pimples:-
1. Green Tea
You know what! Green tea has anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. Generally, people drink it to loose their weight but it can be use to treat pimples & boils too because of its anti-microbial properties. For this, you can use one cool cup of green tea as your face wash or you can use green tea bags on your affected parts of your skin. It will surely helps to heal them. Do it daily atleast for 2-3 weeks.
Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and has astringent properties that is really effective to treat acne & pimples. You can apply lemon juice directly on your affected parts of skin or take a cotton ball and add few drops of lemon juice on it, then apply it on your face. Leave it for upto an hour and then wash off your face. Repeat this process twice a day for best results.
3. Baking soda
Don’t worry 🙂 banking soda does not contain harmful chemicals. It’s natural, cheap and really effective home remedy to treat acne & pimples. It helps to alleviate the inflammation and exfoliates the skin. For this, take some warm water and add some baking soda to make a paste. Apply this paste to your skin like a mask. Leave it for upto an hour and then wash off your face.
4. Egg Whites
Egg whites are high in protein and helps to improve the quality and texture of the skin. It has protein compound ‘Albumin’ that act as a anti-viral and anti-fungal property to fight against several skin infections. For this, separate the egg white from the yolk. Take a cotton ball or use your fingers to apply egg whites to your skin. Leave it for upto an hour and then rinse your face.
5. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the famous home remedy to treat acne & pimples. It’s famous for its anti-viral and anti-fungal properties that helps to fight against several skin ailments. Never apply tea tree oil directly on your face. It’s better to use it in diluted form.For this, you can add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil into your face wash/cream/lotion/rose water/aloe vera gel and apply it on your affected parts. Tea tree oil is strong so if you have sensitive skin then avoid this remedy.
6. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera ‘The Wonder Plant’ has several skin & health benefits. It can become your one of the simplest home remedy to treat boils & pimples. Aloe vera has antioxidant and anti-fungal properties that helps to cure and prevent the acne & pimples. For best results, use it daily at night. It will give you glowing and healthy looking skin.
Garlic has several health & skin benefits. The ‘Allicin’ compound of garlic has anti-viral, anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties which helps to kill the bacteria that cause acne & pimples. Sulfur compound of garlic helps to reduce the acne marks & scars. For this, you can massage your face with raw garlic cloves or if you have sensitive skin then crush 2-3 garlic cloves and mix it with 2 tablespoons of water and then rub the mixure over your boils & acne.
You know what! papaya is rich in Vitamin C and it is used in many skin care products for acne treatment. Papaya contain papain and chymopapain that have anti viral properties. You can use it directly as your home remedy. For this, mash up the flesh of papaya to form a paste or a lotion consistency and then apply it directly to the skin. Leave it up to for 3 mintues then wash off your face.
9. Ice Cubes
Ice Cubes Helps to reduce the inflammation. If you have red and swollen spots, then you can use the ice cubes to reduce the appearance of blemishes. For this, rub an ice cube on your spot or affected area and the bacteria of that part will be pushed out. The cold compress helps to reduce the redness and swelling of pimples.
Honey contains enzymes that act as an anti-microbial and anti-viral agent which helps to rejuvenate the skin.It helps to kill the worms and bacteria that cause acne & pimples. For this, you can apply a very thing layer of raw honey as a mask on your face and leave it upto for few minutes and then rinse the face with cool water. It will help you to reduce the dirt and acne of the skin.
Hope All These Home remedies Would Be Helpful For All Of You.