You may have prayed for your pimples to go away when you were in high school, but the sad truth is that most adults still deal with blemishes from time to time. That’s why we asked dermatologists for their favorite home remedies for pimples. The skin problem usually occurs on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper side of arms.
The problem of pimple is common among people of any age and gender. Although the problem of pimple is not fatal. It is disconcerting and can hurt a person’s level of confidence. However, there are several easy home remedies for pimples that can help, restrict and cure acne and pimple. These treatments use ingredients you probably, already have on hand in your kitchen or medicine cabinet.
Tea Tree Oil
With its natural inflammation-fighting properties, a 5 percent solution of tea tree oil is less harsh than a 5 percent benzoyl peroxide solution and can be just as effective against pimples, though it may clear up a little less quickly. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with between 20 and 40 drops of witch hazel, then use a cotton swab to apply. This is one of those home remedies for pimples that you can try up to twice a day; more could dry your skin and make the pimple worse.
The active ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid—the same key ingredient in many topical pimple products. Crush one aspirin in water and make a paste, apply the paste directly to the pimple with a cotton swab and leave on for 10 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
Chamomile helps decrease inflammation from pimple. In a blender or coffee grinder, combine the contents of a chamomile tea bag with enough water to form a paste, and apply that to pimple. Alternately, steep two chamomile tea bags with 1 cup boiled water for 15 minutes. Let the tea cool, then use a cotton ball to dab it on your face after cleansing.
Spot treat a pimple with a dab of honey, or use the sweet stuff as an all-over face mask. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water, But you won’t want to use the regular teddy-bear honey you probably have in your pantry. Raw, organic Manuka honey has been shown to aid in wound-healing with its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Regular honey may help, but it’s not as proven medically.
This kitchen staple has many surprising beauty uses, including as a pimple-clearing facial cleanser and mask. Make a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water and rub into your face with gentle, circular strokes. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Baking soda is drying and removes oil. It also makes a great defoliant.
Aloe, known for its burn-relieving properties, can promote healing, fight infection, and even reduce scarring. Scrape the gel from an aloe plant out with a spoon to make one of these home remedies for acne, and apply to acne. You can also buy aloe gel from health-food stores—just make sure it’s pure aloe, with no added ingredients.
Apple cider vinegar contains malic and lactic acids that can exfoliate, reduce red marks, and treat a pimple. For a DIY toner, mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and apply to skin with a cotton ball, making sure to shake well before each use.
Egg whites are an age-old beauty secret, the protein and vitamins in egg whites help to tighten and draw oils out of the skin, which may help unclog pores and reduce inflammation. Smearing egg whites over your problem areas and leaving on 10 minutes before rinsing off with water.