In this article, we’ll cover everything that you need to know about pimples and how to get rid of them naturally. Let’s get started with understanding this skin problem a little better.
What Are Pimples?
Pimples are small blisters, pustules, or papule-like eruptions most commonly seen on the face, back, chest or shoulders. They are majorly characterized by inflammation, redness, and even pain at times. They could be pus-filled or water-filled. Some people tend to refer to them as zits or spots as well. Numerous pimples are known to be a symptom of a skin condition or disease called Acne Vulgaris or Acne in common terms.
It is stated that Acne Vulgaris is very common among adolescence and affects over 80% of teenagers. Also, 3% and 12% of men and women respectively are prone to developing pimples even after the age of 25 years.
Some of the most common causes of pimples are hormonal changes, genetic susceptibility, water intake, smoking, alcohol consumption, clogging of pores, comedogenic products, and dandruff. If you're curious which of these is a significant concern for you, refer to the section later in the article.
But before, let’s answer the more important question -
Get Rid Of Pimples Naturally
Having understood the different types of pimples and the triggers/causes associated with them must have got you wondering - Is there a way to get rid of them naturally? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. There are some severe acne issues that require medical treatment. However, you can still count on Ayurvedic remedies, clean diet, optimum water intake and a good lifestyle to aid you in the process of getting rid of pimples. For those who suffer from mild pimples or acne, these remedies work perfectly.
- Amla (Gooseberry) Juice and Amla Powder
Amla is known to be a natural blood purifier and is rich in vitamin C. It is considered to be a powerhouse of antioxidants and fights inflammation.
Amla juice could be consumed as a detoxifying drink owing to its much-acclaimed remarkable properties of clearing the skin. To prepare Amla juice, cut around three to four amlas, add half a cup of water along with a pinch of salt, and blend it well with the help of a mixer or blender. This juice could be had once or twice a week.
Amla powder along with water would make an amazing face pack. It could be left on the face for 20 minutes following which it needs to be washed well with plain water. It would reduce the pimples as well as lighten blemishes at the same time boost the collagen production.
Neem has been used extensively for herbal preparations since ancient times. They possess antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal properties. Mix neem powder with water and make a thick paste then apply it on the affected area or the places where the pimple or acne is present. Allow it to dry. After 20 minutes rinse it off with luke-warm water. This will help to even out your skin tone and reduce the size of the break-out.
Alternatively, you can also use Organic Cold-Pressed Neem Oil as a spot treatment for pimples. Studies have proven that applying Neem oil regularly on the face is an excellent long-term acne treatment. Neem Oil prevents future breakouts by eliminating acne-causing bacteria, tightening the pores, and evening out skin tone.
- Basil or Tulsi
Tulsi has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. It is tremendously famous for its skin-nourishing as well as immunity-boosting benefits. Tulsi has antifungal properties, therefore, keeps acne formation at bay. To utilize this leaf in your skincare routine, grind a few tulsi leaves along with a couple of neem leaves, add 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix them all into a paste. Apply this on to the affected area. As soon as it dries off, rinse with plain water and pat dry. This pack will remove the dirt, impurities, unclog the pores as well as prevent and heal the acne breakouts.
Watermelons are a great source of antioxidants. They aid in skin regeneration and help to repair damaged cells. It boosts the production of nitric oxide in the body and thereby cleanses the skin. So, go ahead and consume them, they are not only great in taste but also help in reducing the oil production thereby lessening acne breakouts. They could also be applied directly over the affected area and be left overnight for healing.
Aloe vera is rich in antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. Aloe vera gel could be extracted and applied directly to the affected area or on the face over-all for around 10 minutes, after doing so wash your face thoroughly with plain water. Aloe vera helps to clean pore as well as diminishes the bacteria formation as it can rupture the bacterial cell wall. This also helps in the reduction of spot formation.
Cumin Coriander-Fennel tea
Cumin Coriander Fennel tea helps in cooling down the system and reducing the production of toxins. The three-ingredient tea is prepared by soaking 1/3rd teaspoon of each of the seeds in hot water. The concoction is then strained to obtain this detoxifying drink. You can consume it three times a day to reap the maximum benefits.
Did you know that Papaya has rejuvenating properties? This fruit is not only good for your stomach but is also well known to nourish the skin. Applying Papaya pulp on the face helps in removing dead skin cells, and keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized. It also contains anti-inflammatory enzymes that help in soothing acne. The protein diffusing papain helps in exfoliating the skin. All of these characteristics of the papaya works against pimple formation.
A fine paste of raw papaya could be applied on the face for about half an hour, following which you can rinse it off with mildly warm water and pat the face dry. This pack will also help in reducing the blemishes caused by acne or pimples.
The Ultimate Ayurvedic Herbal Mixture
Grind Fennel, Basil, Turmeric, Coriander seeds, Amla, and Coriander seeds thoroughly and make a powdered mixture. The Ayurvedic ingredients have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and are rich in antioxidants. You can mix half a teaspoon of these ingredients in luke-warm water to create the ultimate Ayurvedic drink to get rid of pimples and consume it 15 minutes before lunch and dinner.
For an external application of herbal mixture, you can add sandalwood paste along with rose water and turmeric to these ingredients. This could be applied for 30 minutes in the affected area. Later, rinse it away with cold water.
We also recommend The Hade's Nimrah Anti-Acne Face Pack to heal pimples, blackheads, pimple scars and skin inflammation. With powerful Ayurvedic ingredients like Vetiver, Ashwagandha, Red Sandalwood, Coriander, Lodhra and Liquorice, this face pack works as a treatment for acne and pimples.
Honey is rich in antioxidants and also contains anti-microbial properties. Applying pure honey directly on the pimple or scars for about 15-20 minutes and washing it off is also sufficient for clearing the acne. This could be utilized regularly. Honey enhances the healing properties of the skin and at the same time reduces and keeps away bacterial formation. It also moisturizes the skin and keeps it looking replenished.
Turmeric With Rose Water
Turmeric has the ability to cleanse toxins from the pore. It contains antifungal and antibacterial properties because of which it prevents bacterial breakouts. Turmeric along with Rose Water could be applied evenly on the face or just on the affected area. After it dries out completely, rinse the face with water and pat dry. Instead of Rosewater, honey could also be used if one faces dry skin-related issues.
How to Get Rid of Pimples Fast?
Lastly, we’ll mention a few other hacks to get rid of pimples fast. Note that we only recommend natural and safe methods to get rid of pimples. These quick hacks might work once or twice in the time of crisis. However, they are not good for the skin. We recommend that you remain patient with your body and your skin. Embrace yourself, with or without pimples.
But if you need to get rid of pimples for an important event, you can try these methods.
The Pimple Cure Kit combines a formulation of fruit and nut cold-pressed oils, pure aloe vera, rich shea butter and a few other special ingredients with a holistic mask + scrub + pack intensive skin care process to heal your pimples and cure the root cause of the problem by cleansing skin of excess oil and dirt, restoring balance and revealing clean, clear and refreshed skin.
How to use?
Apply pack 3 times a week on cleansed skin by mixing with Rice Water or Rose Water and rinse off after around 30 mins.
Use a small amount of scrub on damp skin and massage in a circular motion on the face and neck, to gently cleanse the skin. Leave it on and rinse off after around 30 mins. Use scrub 2 or 3 times a week.
Use the scrub and pack on alternate days.
Apply night mask on cleansed face and neck by gently massaging onto the skin. In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately.