The best way to start the morning is with a strong cup of coffee and an outfit that slays. But even when you have both those bases covered, a zit staring back at you in the mirror can be a total buzzkill. And since we’re so familiar with that feeling, we did some research on how to treat pimples in the comfort of our own home. Here is a list of some of the most effective home remedies and quick fixes we turn to in an acne crisis…

Turn to aloe vera and garlic
 

Turn to aloe vera and garlic

Crush two cloves of peeled garlic to form a paste. Add the 1 teaspoon of fresh aloe vera pulp to it and mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture on the affected area, leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Repeat this once a day until the pimple subsides.
Allicin, an active compound found in garlic is anti-bacterial in nature. When combined with the antioxidant properties of aloe vera, they fasten healing and help treat pimples.

Go bananas!
 

Go bananas!

After you’ve gobbled down a banana, don’t throw away the peel! We say that because bananas are rich in potassium, vitamins and minerals; many of which are stored in the peel. Cut out a small portion of a ripe banana peel and place the inner white side over your skin. Rub it gently for 10 minutes and wash your face. Repeat this twice a day and within a couple of days, you can say goodbye to pimples!

Trust the experts
 

Trust the experts

Who better than an expert to fend off your pimple worries. When in a crisis, we trust the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash. Its formula contains Active Thymo-T Essence, which is made with thyme and pine oils. This is instrumental in controlling the pimple from the get-go so that it’s only clear skin for you!

Go with cinnamon and honey
 

Go with cinnamon and honey

If you’re wondering how to reduce pimples at home, turn to the trusted combination of cinnamon and honey. Combine ½ teaspoon of cinnamon with 2 tablespoons of honey to create a thick paste. Apply it all over the affected area and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and repeat the treatment once a day. Thanks to anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon and anti-bacterial honey, your pimples will soon be non-existent.

Ice it away
 

Ice it away

A surprising yet effective method to get rid of pimples is using ice cubes. Place a single ice cube directly on top of a pimple and keep it there for about 3 minutes. The temperature of the ice cube constricts the blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin, which reduces its size. Repeat the method twice a day until your pimple is gone.

Opt for baking soda
 

Opt for baking soda

The next time a zit troubles you, remember that baking soda isn’t just for cakes. With its excellent exfoliating powers, baking powers strips away oily residue, balances the pH level of the skin and eases irritation. Gently rub a paste of baking powder and water directly on your pimple and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash it away thoroughly and repeat it every alternate day.

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