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Excess stress, wrong eating habits, allergies, hormonal problems, medical conditions, vitamin and mineral deficiency, along with many other things are few factors that cause those stubborn red marks – pimples. If these zits are not treated right, they can get worse.
You can use chemical laden products, but when it comes to skin, going all natural is the best solution. So, let’s know some easy natural remedies that are effective in removing pimples forever.
Just swab a bit of this antibacterial and antifungal properties laden vinegar once or twice a day on the affected area and leave it. There is no need to wash it, unless you want to. Alternatively, you can even dilute a few teaspoons of the vinegar with 1/4-1/2 cup of water before applying on the pimples. Just remember to get raw, unfiltered and 100% natural apple cider vinegar for best results.
To make this mask, cook few table spoon of oatmeal and add 2 tablespoons of honey while it is still hot. Now, let the mixture cool down to room temperature before applying it on your skin. Leave the mask for 15-20 minutes or till it dries completely. Now, wash your skin with warm water and pat it dry. This oatmeal mask is a perfect recipe to reduce inflammation and redness that accompanies breakouts.
Mix some mustard seed powder with honey, apply it on the pimples and leave it for 15 minutes or till it dries up before rinsing it off. Not only this pack will work wonders on pimples, but will also leave you with a glowing skin as mustard contains natural salicylic acid and is rich in vitamin, zinc, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
Make a thick paste of turmeric powder with water (or honey for dry skin) so that it covers the affected area. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then wash it with water. For cystic acne, boil 3 tablespoons of turmeric powder with 3 cups of water till the solution thickens. Then apply this thick paste on the pimple and cover with gauze and let it dry before washing it off. Due to its antiseptic nature, turmeric works wonders on pimples.
To get rid or lighten the pimple marks, slightly warm few drops of good quality of the extra virgin olive oil. Massage gently in circular motion for few minutes on your clean face before bed time and leave it overnight. Olive oil will not only reduce the marks, but will also reduce the inflammation in and around the pimples.
Mix 1 teaspoon of salt in 3 teaspoons of hot water and let the solution come down to lukewarm temperature. Now, dip a cotton ball in the solution and dab it on the pimples. Do not leave the solution for more than 10 minutes, else it will cause dryness. Wash the solution with cool water. Do not use this solution if you have dry skin. This mild microbial agent will heal the pimples for sure.
Boil ½ cup uncooked rice in 2 cups of water till the rice is cooked completely. Now, strain the water and let it cool completely. Soak the cotton ball in water and dab it over the affected area. Leave the solution for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off. The antioxidant and minerals present in the rice water will reduce pimple scars and pigmentation.
Mix 1 teaspoon each of dried neem powder, fuller’s earth (multani mitti) and few drops of rose water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the pimples and wait till it dries completely before washing it off. Neem has antifungal, antibacterial and blood purifying properties that will cool down the skin and prevent you from getting pimples.
Wash off the face with warm water to open the pores and then apply ½ tablespoon of whole milk mixed with 1 tablespoon of honey with the help of cotton ball. Massage the mixture in a circular motion and leave the mask for 15-20 minutes to dry before rinsing it off. Milk will keep your face bacteria-free and will also give it a natural glow. However, do not use this mask if you are allergic to milk or dairy products.
Wrap the ice cube in a cloth and rub it on the pimples to reduce inflammation, close the pore and keep the bacteria out. You can even wash your face with cold water for same results.
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Mix 2 tablespoon each of finely chopped mint leaves, oatmeal powder and honey together, and apply it on your face for 10 minutes or till it sets completely. Now, rinse the mask with cold water. Mint is a great ingredient to remove pore-clogging oil that leads to pimple formation.
Simply take a garlic clove and cut it in thin slices. Now, rub the garlic juice on the pimples and let it stay for 15-30 minutes before cleaning it off. Garlic is a natural antibacterial that works great on zits.
Just rub the inside layer of the banana peel on the marks for 5-10 minutes, let it sit for few minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
Mix 1 tablespoon each of green tea, raw honey with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 3 teaspoons of brown sugar to form a thick paste. Now, apply this paste on your face and gently rub it in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes. Leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes before cleaning with warm water. Green tea works as an astringent for your skin.
Just separate the egg whites from the yolk and apply it on the affected area using your finger tip or cotton ball. Leave it for 10 minutes to 5 minutes before rinsing it off. Egg whites are good for removing impurities, reducing pore size and oil.
This acne mask work wonders on oily skin. Mix 2 teaspoon of gram flour (besan), 1 teaspoon of curd, 2 drops of lemon, a pinch of turmeric powder to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on your face and let it dry completely. Now, apply some warm water and rub gently to remove the mask from your face before washing it off with cold water.
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Take a small portion of the orange peel, sprinkle some water on the inside of the peel, pound it slightly with mortar (gaara) and pestal (moosal) for 10-20 seconds and rub it in your pimples. Let the liquid stay for some time before cleaning it with water.
Mix 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and honey to make a paste. Apply the paste on your face and leave it overnight and wash it the next morning. The antimicrobial properties of cinnamon will help in the fast healing of pimples.
Soak a cotton ball in coconut water and squeeze out the excess before applying it on the pimples. Leave the coconut water overnight and wash it the next morning. Mineral laden coconut water will not only reduce the inflammation, but will also fade away pimple marks.
Take a tomato and make a juice out of it. Apply this juice on your face and leave it till it dries before washing it off with water.
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Aren’t these remedies super simple? We bet they are. However, do keep in mind that some remedies might show fast result while some might take time, some cure might work on you while some may not. It’s basically, trial and error method. Just be patient, you will definitely find your pimple cure here. So, next time before running for over the counter products, raid your kitchen and say good bye to those annoying red pimples with these easy natural remedies.