Best Home Remedies for Acne and Pimples

Best Home Remedies for Acne and Pimples

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Pimples and acne can rob the mental peace of teenagers and adults. Rising levels of hormones can change the fatty acid composition and stimulate the glands in the pores that make the skin more oily and clogs the pores. Here are some simple tips and home remedies for treating pimples.

Naturopathy recommends a few tips for taking care of acne/pimples.

Diet:

  • Daily two servings of fresh fruits
  • Include whole grains like legumes, vegetables, sprouts etc.
  • Lots of water or unsweetened lime water to keep the system clean.
  • All starchy and junk food that causes constipation has to be strictly avoided.
  • Key Emphasis is on eliminating constipation and keeping the bowel clean.

Everyday care:

  • Wash your face twice a day with warm water and gently massaging in a circular motion with a mild soap. Over washing and scrubbing can cause the skin to become irritated.
  • Apply an over-the-counter lotion containing benzoyl peroxide. This will decrease oil and bacteria.
  • Don’t pop pimples. Popping pimples can push infected material further into the skin, leading to more swelling, redness and even scarring.
  • Avoid unknowingly touching the face, it spreads bacteria that cause pores to become inflamed and irritated.
  • To keep bacteria at bay, wash your hands before applying anything to your face.
  • If you wear glasses or sunglasses, make sure you clean them frequently to keep oil from clogging the pores around your eyes and nose

Avoid direct sun

The sun’s ultraviolet rays can increase inflammation and redness. Some acne medications may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Always apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Look for “noncomedogenic” on the sunscreen label to make new pimples less likely.

Yoga or Exercise

Regular yoga or exercise can give you a glowing skin. Yoga oxygenates the body cells and relaxes the mind, making you stress-free.

Some easy home remedies to get rid of pimples fast:

Ice: Ice can be used to quickly reduce the redness, swelling, and inflammation of pimples. It helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area and in closing the skin pores and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin.

Lemon: Lemon juice rich in vitamin C is very effective in getting rid of pimples quickly. Lemon juice helps pimples dry up faster. It is advisable to always use fresh lemon juice.

Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that are excellent for treating acne and pimples. It fights the bacteria that cause these skin problems and also helps dry out blackheads and whiteheads. Note: Tea tree oil is not advisable for sensitive skin.

Toothpaste: The white toothpaste that we use every morning to clean our teeth can also be used to treat pimples quickly. It is most effective when used following the ice remedy.

Steam: Taking steam always works wonders for your skin especially when you have pimples. This helps open the pores of the skin and get rid of oils, dirt, and bacteria trapped in the pores that can cause infection or inflammation. Make sure you follow this up with a cleansing routine to clear the pores. Then either apply ice or wash your face with ice cold water to close the pores.

Garlic: Garlic acts like an antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic and antioxidant all put together as one. The Sulphur in garlic helps heal pimples merely by rubbing crushed garlic and washing your face after five minutes with lukewarm water.

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by Pragya Sinha

5 Comments

  1. Wow..Such easy home remedies to get rid of pimples and acne.. also there described how naturopathic treatment along with yoga exercises effects our skin..such an wonderful article.. thank you jkyog.

  2. Thanks for the useful information.

  3. Amanda says:

    I am so pleased to find this article. I have acne prone skin and I found this article very helpful for me. Thanks a lot for the great article.

  4. Amogh Jakhadi says:

    Unique naturopathy solutions offered to the common problem of acne and pimples. Thank you.

  5. Wonderful tips suggest naturopathy to get rid from acne and pimples. Also here’s amazing benefits of the home remedies like tea tree oil, steam, garlic . We must apply these & take the benefits of these things. Nice article.

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