7 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Pimples

Written by Chandni GhoshAug 10, 2017
It’s a real downer when you wake up to a pimple after a good night’s sleep. Sure, you rely on makeup for damage control but deep down you know you have to deal with this stubborn acne for the next few days. While an acne-fighting regime is imperative to arm yourself against pimples, it is just as necessary to embrace natural ingredients that help your skin heal. Wondering what you can use to get rid of pimples? Here’s a low-down...

Garlic cloves

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Who thought foods in your kitchen could actually turn into acne healers! Garlic is known to be anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory agent that helps in getting rid of pimples. Moreover, the sulfur in garlic also helps in battling with acne-causing bacteria. Just cut a garlic clove into two and rub it on the affected areas. Wash off with a mild face wash and lukewarm water.

Raw papaya

One of the primary causes of pimples is dead skin buildup. If you feel this is the problem with your skin, rely on raw papaya as it contains an enzyme called papain, something that controls excess sebum production and inflammation in addition to exfoliating the skin. Blend some raw papaya and honey together and apply this paste as a mask on your face. Wash off after 20 minutes.



Lemon juice

When you have acne-prone skin, it’s also often feels sensitive. This is when cucumber comes to your rescue because it has a cooling effect on your skin. Moreover, cucumber is also rich in Vitamin A, C and E—all of which help clear out your skin. Just grate a cucumber and then squeeze the juice out. Apply the juice like a liquid on your skin and keep it on your face for 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Neem leaves

For years now, neem has been revered for its anti-bacterial properties—something that destroys the bacteria and germs that cause pimple. Just use cotton buds and dab the oil on them. Apply this directly on your pimples while leaving it overnight.


Green tea

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If you’ve been drinking green tea to better your metabolism levels, guess it’s also working its magic on your skin. Well, that’s because green tea contains Catechins that are known to be antibacterial agents, which clear up acne. But if you wish to use something topical, use it as a cleanser in the form of Citra’s Pimple-Clear Face Wash, which in infused with Japanese green tea that reduces pimples and oiliness from the skin.

Apple cider vinegar

Besides being good for your body, apple cider vinegar has always been a reliable cure for acne. Why? Well, it turn alkaline, which means it can balance the pH of your skin keeping your skin armed against any possible bacteria. What’s more, it works best as an astringent, which helps it dry out the excess oil from your skin. Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of water and apply this concoction to your face before washing it off.


Lemon juice

Lemon juice

In addition to being rich in Vitamin C, lemons also contain citric acid that can exfoliate and buff away dead skin—one of the reasons for pimples and dull skin. Besides, it works wonders as a toner thereby helping in cleansing pores and shrinking them.

Chandni Ghosh

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I have this superpower of buying everything and anything related to cats because I strongly believe that cats are greater than human beings. Amidst all of these thoughts, I take time out to write about food, fitness and beauty - something that makes my job so much fun!

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