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10 Best Home Remedies for Pimples


Acne is one of the most complex skin conditions and can easily be triggered with slight hormonal or even enviromental changes. Acne develops from four major factors combining forces. Overactive oil glands, blocked pores, bacteria and inflammation cause pimples, whiteheads and blackheads to form on the surface of the skin. When excess oil and dead skin cells block the pores, bacteria develops and multiplies beneath the surface of the skin and causes swelling. As the skin swells and becomes inflamed, ugly pimples, whiteheads and blackheads appear on the surface. The most vulnerable parts of the body for pimples are the face, back, chest and shoulders.

Having pimples is as normal as it can get. Everyone suffers from this skin condition. The skin gets inflamed because of excess oil and bacteria in the oil glands. Too much sebum in the oil glands is the main culprit behind developing pimples. Pimples do not present serious medical conditions. Pimples though can make life unbearable because of its horrible sight.

In the market there are a lot of lotions and medicines for the treatment of pimples but it can take time. However, there are many natural methods that are effective in treating pimples within a very short time period.

How to Get Rid Of Pimples Fast At home


Ice can be used to quickly get rid of pimples as it helps in improving the blood circulation and in freezing the skin pores and removing the dirt and oil accumulated on the skin. You can either use ice cubes or crushed ice for the treatment as per your convenience. Take the ice and wrap it in a piece of cloth and then apply it on the affected skin area for a few seconds. Again repeat the process in a few minutes. When ice is used repeatedly on the pimples throughout the day, it helps in reducing the inflammation or swelling and will immediately soothe your skin.


Another quick way to get rid of pimples is the use of lemon juice. The Vitamin C present in the lemon helps the pimples to disappear quickly. When fresh lemon juice is applied on the pimples with the help of a clean cotton swab before going to bed, it helps the pimples to dry faster.

For this remedy you need to use fresh lemon juice only and not the one having preservatives. Another option is to make a paste by adding one tablespoon of lemon juice to one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and then apply it on the pimples overnight. Next morning wash the skin properly with lukewarm water. However, this particular remedy is not suitable for those having sensitive skin.


Honey is another natural ingredient that can help in getting rid of pimples very quickly. The antibiotics present in honey will fasten the healing process as well as it will help in preventing infection. Simply apply some honey directly on the affected area with the help of a clean cotton swab and leave for half an hour. Finally wash the skin properly with lukewarm water. Another option is to mix honey and cinnamon together to make a paste and then apply it over the pimples before going to bed. Next morning there will be less inflammation or swelling. Try to wash the skin properly with cold water.


The toothpaste that you use every morning to clean your teeth can also be used to treat pimples very fast. For the treatment of pimple you must use the white toothpaste and avoid using the gel one. Apply some white toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed. Next morning after washing your face with water you can notice a significant improvement in the swelling. If you wish you can even repeat the process in the day time also. But this remedy should be followed after the ice remedy. Also you must make sure that the toothpaste remains on the pimples for at least half an hour.


Steaming is really good for your skin when you are suffering from pimples. When you take steam, your skin pores will open and allow your skin to breath. This will help the skin to get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in the skin pores which can even cause infection or inflammation. For steam therapy, take a large container and fill it with hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for a few minutes. Finally rinse your face with lukewarm water and after drying your face apply some oil free moisturizer to help in maintaining the moisture level of your face. This treatment will also make you look brighter and give your complexion a lovely glow.


Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. At the same time it also contains sulphur, which makes it very effective when used for pimple treatment.

 Take a fresh garlic clove and cut it into two pieces. Now rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water. When the process is repeated several times a day it helps the pimples to disappear quickly and that too without leaving ugly scars. On the other hand, eating one raw garlic clove daily can also help a lot as it helps in the purification of the blood. But it is recommended not to eat too much of raw garlic as it can upset the stomach.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is an effective way to quickly get rid of pimples. Also as baking soda is free of harsh chemicals it will not cause any kind of skin irritation and even people having sensitive skin can also use it. Make a thick paste by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with some water or lemon juice. Before applying the paste wash the skin properly to get rid of all the dirt. Now, apply the paste on your slightly damp skin and allow it to dry for a few minutes. Never keep baking soda on your skin for a longer time period as it can cause dryness. Finally wash the face with warm water and apply some moisturizer. Repeat the process twice a day for quick result.


Peppermint is really a powerful herb that can help in getting rid of ugly pimples very fast. The calming and soothing effect of menthol present in peppermint help in reducing the irritation and redness caused by pimples. At the same time the antibacterial and antiviral properties present in peppermint help in killing the bacteria that causes the formation of pimples. Take some peppermint leaves and crush them to extract its juice. Now apply this juice gently on the pimples. Leave it for ten minutes before washing the skin with cold water.


Cucumber is a rich source of vitamins such as A, C, E and potassium that help in the treatment of pimples. At the same time the cooling and soothing effect of cucumber on the skin will also help a lot.

 Take one or two fresh cucumbers and cut them into pieces and soak them in water for about an hour. The nutrients, such as vitamin A, potassium and chlorophyll present in the cucumber will get transferred in the water. Strain the water and drink it. You can also use this water to wash your face. Else you can make a face mask by grinding one cucumber. Apply this mask on your face and allow it dry for fifteen minutes. Wash your skin with clean warm water. This treatment will help in cleaning the skin pores and taking out the dirt and bacteria present in the oil glands.


Papaya is a good source of vitamin A and an antioxidant vitamin which can help in the treatment of pimples. You can use the juice of raw papaya to treat pimples in natural manner and that too without any side effects. Crush the raw papaya pieces to extract its juice and then apply it over the pimples. The exfoliating capability present in papaya will remove the dead skin cells and your skin will become free of clogged pores. At the same time the enzymes present in papaya will help in reducing the inflammation and making your skin soft and smooth. At the same time you can also eat ripe papaya to get benefitted from various nutrients present in it.





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