The first thing that comes to your mind when you spot a new pimple is to mercilessly finish it by hook or by crook. While it’s really tempting to pop a pimple (believe us, we understand), it is the worst thing you could do to your skin. It can leave you with life-long scars and trigger more breakouts. So, keep your hands to yourself and try these five effective and harmless ways to deal with pimples.

5 ways to treat pimples

Apply tea tree oil

An effective home remedy to nix pesky pimples is to apply tea tree oil on them. It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that not only clears pimples but also reduces inflammation and leaves skin moisturised.

5 ways to treat pimples

Spot treat with benzoyl peroxide

The best way to treat annoying pimples is to apply an over-the-counter, topical medication with benzoyl peroxide in it. It fights acne-causing bacteria and heals the pimple really quickly. Also, it reduces inflammation and soothes skin.

5 ways to treat pimples

Trust aloe vera for quick healing

Aloe vera has healing properties and can reduce the redness and irritation that comes with pimples. Apply a small amount of freshly extracted aloe vera gel and leave it overnight. Wash it off in the morning. Do this for a couple of days and your pimple will be gone.

5 ways to treat pimples

Cleanse your face

Acne occurs because of excess oil on the face. Keep your face squeaky clean and oil-free by washing it with a face wash that targets the problem. Try Ponds Pure White Anti-Pollution + Purity Face Wash. It has Thymo-T formula that reduces pimples in three days. Use it twice a day to get rid of your pimples.

5 ways to treat pimples

Place a green tea bag on them

Green tea is filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which means that it works on pimples by destroying the bacteria and healing the inflamed skin. Place a green tea bag or apply freshly brewed green tea on your face to detoxify skin and keep acne at bay.