What are Pimples/Acne?
Acne/Pimples is a common skin disease that affects an estimated 85% of people at some point in their lives.
.Symptoms include pesky pimples, which can be frustrating and difficult to get rid of.
While conventional treatments can be effective at getting rid of pimples, they are often associated with adverse effects, such as skin irritation and dryness in face.
Because of this, a lot of people have turned to natural alternatives. There are a lot of natural pimple remedies out there, but only a handful are scientifically proven to help.
So, here are some of the natural or home remedies to get rid of pimples/acne:-
Aloe vera is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, meaning it may reduce the appearance of acne or pimple and prevent acne breakouts.
It(Aloe Vera) contains lots of water and is an excellent moisturizer, so it is especially suitable for people who get dry skin from other anti-acne products.
In a 2014 study, researchers gave people with mild to moderate acne aloe vera gel and tretinoin cream, which is a common OTC acne remedy, to use for 8 weeks.
The participants reported a significant improvement in both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne compared to people who used just tretinoin gel.
How to use Aloe Vera Gel
Try cleaning the acne sores and then applying a thin layer of cream or gel with at least 10 percent aloe vera content.
Otherwise, people can moisturize with gels or creams that contain aloe vera. These are available to buy from amazon and local stores too.
Many traditional medicine practitioners use garlic to treat infections and boost the
body’s ability to fight germs and infections.
Garlic contains organosulfur compounds, which have natural antibacterial and
anti-inflammatory effects. Organosulfur compounds can also help to boost the
immune system, which helps the body fight infections.
How to use garlic
To fight the inflammation and infections caused by acne, people can add more
garlic to their diet. Some people chew whole garlic cloves, rub it on toast, or
make it into a hot drink.
Although many online sources recommend that people apply garlic directly to pimples, this may cause further skin irritation. Garlic can burn the skin, so always use
Jojoba oil is a natural, waxy substance extracted from the seeds of the jojoba shrub.
The waxy substances in jojoba oil may help to repair damaged skin, which means it may also help speed up wound healing, including acne lesions.
Some of the compounds in jojoba oil might help to reduce skin inflammation, which means it may reduce redness and swelling around pimples, whiteheads, and other inflamed lesions.
In a 2012 study, researchers gave 133 people clay face masks that contained jojoba oil. After 6 weeks of using the masks 2 to 3 times per week, people reported a 54 percent improvement in their acne.
How to use jojoba oil
Try mixing jojoba essential oil with a gel, cream, or clay face mask and applying it to acne. Otherwise, place a few drops of jojoba oil on a cotton pad and rub this gently over acne sores.
People can buy jojoba oil at health stores or online from amazon.
Green tea is very high in antioxidants, and drinking it can promote good health.
There aren’t any studies exploring the benefits of drinking green tea when it comes to acne, but applying it directly to the skin has been shown to help.
Green teas are known to help fight bacteria and reduce inflammation.
The major antioxidant in green tea — epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) — has been shown to reduce sebum production.
Multiple studies have shown that applying a 2–3% green tea extract to the skin significantly reduces sebum production and pimples in those with acne.
You can buy creams and lotions that contain green tea, but it is just as easy to make your own mixture at home.
How to Use It
- Steep green tea in boiling water for 3–4 minutes.
- Allow tea to cool.
- Using a cotton ball, apply tea to skin or pour into a spray bottle to spritz on.
- Give it time to dry, then rinse with water and pat dry.
You can also add the remaining tea leaves to honey and make a mask.
Even though there isn’t any evidence that drinking green tea can fight acne, some research suggests it may still be beneficial.
For example, drinking green tea has been shown to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, which are factors that can contribute to the development of acne.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apple cider, or the unfiltered juice from pressed apples.
Like other vinegars, it is known for its ability to fight many types of bacteria and viruses. Apple cider vinegar contains several organic acids that have been shown to kill P. acnes.
In particular, succinic acid has been shown to suppress inflammation caused by P. acnes, which may prevent scarring.
Also, lactic acid has been shown to improve the appearance of acne scars.
What’s more, apple cider vinegar may help dry up the excess oil that causes
acne in the first place.
How to Use It
- Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 3 parts water (use more water for sensitive skin).
- After cleansing, gently apply the mixture to the skin using a cotton ball.
- Let sit for 5–20 seconds, rinse with water and pat dry.
- Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.
It is important to note that applying apple cider vinegar to your skin can cause burns and irritation, so it should always be used in small amounts and diluted with water.
Tips to Prevent Pimples:-
- Properly Wash your face.
- Limit your makeup, if possible.
- More sun exposure also impact our face, so use scarf/stalls while going out in sun.
- Don’t pop the pimples.
- Reduce Stress (Stress doesn’t cause pimples, but it may make them worse).