Almost everyone gets pimples at a certain stage in their life. It is more common during puberty but can be seen in young adults. It isn’t uncommon to rush for antibiotics for acne once you have a breakout. However, it usually isn’t the best choice. The reason for this is that the antibiotics might cost a lot and also have possible side effects. If you want simple remedies to treat pimples, here are some pimple home remedies you can try out.
Regular cleaning of the skin with water
Although this might seem too basic, cleaning your skin with water plays a major role in preventing and also treating pimples. Pimples come as a result of clogged skin pores. This can be as a result of dirt and dead skin cells accumulating on the skin. Apart from dirt and skin cells, other residue which might cause breakouts include sebum and makeup. Regular cleaning ensures that the skin doesn’t accumulate such residue. It’s also worth considering the type of soap you use to clean your skin. Avoid soap which leaves your skin dry since this might trigger excessive sebum production.
Baking soda has an antiseptic effect and will help kill bacteria found on the skin. For use, you can create a paste by mixing baking soda with water, lemon juice or honey and apply it on the skin. After a few minutes wash it off. This baking soda cream will act as an exfoliant removing dead skin cells and unclogging skin pores allowing for skin rejuvenation.
Studies have found garlic to have many health benefits. It acts as an antibacterial when applied on the skin or eaten. To reduce pimples, crush the garlic and mix it with water. Apply the solution on the affected area and wash off after a few minutes. The garlic kills the bacteria which causes the pimples. The main disadvantage of this treatment method is that you will have to bear the smell!
Lemon/orange peel or juice
These citrus fruits contain acids which act as antibacterial and exfoliants. When applied on pimples, the citric acid kills acne causing bacteria and also helps to remove the dead skin cells. For use, rub a lemon or orange peel on the affected area and let it stand for a few minutes before washing off. Do the same with lemon or orange juice.
Strawberries are excellent sources of antioxidants and salicylic acid. The antioxidants help to reduce the amount of toxins found in the body and consequently the amount of toxins finding their way to the skin. Salicylic acid on the other hand works as an exfoliant helping to unclog skin pores and remove dead skin cells. For use, simply rub a slice of strawberry on he affected area of eat the berries.
Natural honey has been found to have antibacterial properties and an effective way to treat pimples. It can be effectively used as a face mask for facial pimples. It can also be used along side lemon juice for better results.
Vinegar has antibacterial and exfoliant properties. When applied to the skin, it increases the skins pH making it less prone to bacterial attacks. As an exfoliant, it helps unclog skin pores and remove dead skin cells.
Are there side effects associated with pimple home remedies?
To begin with, home remedies for pimple treatment won’t work for everyone. The main reason for this is that we all have different skin types and there is no known universal home remedy for pimple treatment. In addition, there are factors which can contribute to the effectiveness of a home remedy such as lifestyle and diet. Some of the treatment methods can also have possible side effects which include the following.
- Skin irritation
- Increased skin sensitivity
- Dry and flaky skin
There are many other pimple home remedies not mentioned. Despite being effective, they can have side effects and also not work for everyone. For simple pimple home based remedies, you can get your free copy of my report on hoe to get rid of acne. The report details 5 simple steps on how to free yourself from acne. Although these are home based remedies, they are quite powerful given the fact that not only do they eliminate pimples, they also don’t have any side effects and also help in your body’s overall health.