(Last Updated On: 29th November 2017)

Pimples are probably most common problem that we face today. And probably causes major embarrassment to us. On further reading this article, you will get to know how to get rid of pimples by just using the remedies which are already present in your home.

But before all that let us see what pimples actually are.

Pimples are basically inflammation of skin in which our oil glands get infected with bacteria and swell up.

The primary cause behind this problem is excessive secretion of sebum by our oil glands. Though it is not a critical skin condition, but the problem is… it makes us look miserable.

There are several products available in the market for the treatment of pimples, but there always remains a confusion in our mind about which product to use and which one among them would prove to be beneficial.

I am telling you the best home remedies that are easily available at home, and can be easily used to treat your pimples.

How To Get Rid Of Pimples using home remedies

1. Use Basil leaves to Treat Pimples

Basil contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can help you get rid of pimples.

how to get rid of pimples -basil

Boil 10 Basil leaves for 10-15 minutes in water, pressing the leaves at the bottom of the container, so that its essence gets concentrated in the mixture.

Now, take a fresh cotton, and cleanse the area of skin having pimples. The anti bacterial properties present in basil treats the bacterial infection in the skin, anti-inflammatory properties of basil helps in soothing the skin whereas the antioxidants present in basil prevents the further growth of pimples.

2. Papaya Helps to Get Rid Of Pimples

Papaya is rich in antioxidants, helps eliminate the dead cells from the skin. It also contains papain, in its raw form, a powerful enzyme that reduces the inflammation and prevents the formation of pus. It also helps to keep your skin smooth and soft.

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Mash the papaya pieces and apply it to the pimples, keep it over there for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

You can also make a face pack from papaya, by mixing some honey in the mashed papaya and applying it over the skin.

3. Blend Strawberries and make a face pack

Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which stimulates the upper layer of the skin to shed its cells faster. Due to which, the clogged pores open up and the bacteria get neutralized. It also encourages the development of fresh skin cells and the subsequent closing of the pores to prevent further infection.

how to get rid of pmples using strawberries

All you have to do is.. wash your face, mash 3 to 4 strawberries and mix it with honey to make a paste of it to apply it on your face. Rinse it after keeping it for 20 minutes. You can repeat the procedure times a day for quicker results.

4. Garlic for Treating Pimples

Garlic is rich in anti oxidants, anti inflammatory and anti bacterial/viral properties. It helps our skin in quick healing from pimples.

health benefits of garlic

Mash a clove of garlic and rub it gently over the pimple, and rinse it after 5 minutes.

Perform the same task 3-4 times a day, it will help you getting rid of pimple.

5. Use White Toothpaste

Take some white toothpaste and put it over the pimples, wait for 10 minutes and wash your face or the skin affected with pimple. It will help to decrease the inflammation and redness of pimple and will also help in cleansing of oil from the skin.

6. Use Ice wrapped in cloth

Take some ice, and wrap it in a cotton cloth. Now hold it against the pimples, for few moments. Do it for 4-5 times at regular intervals. It will help you to increase the blood circulation around the pimple and will also help in soothing and decreasing inflammation as well as redness of pimples.

7. Honey can make your pimples go off

Honey being a good source of natural antibiotics, helps in the prevention from infections as well as helpful in speeding up the healing process in our body.

how to get rid of pimples using honey

Dip a fresh cotton in honey directly (taken in a container), and apply it over the pimples. Keep it over there for 20 minutes and wash it with water. Do it 2 times a day at least to get rid of pimples.

8. Use Neem For Getting Rid Of Pimples

Neem is known to have anti bacterial properties which enables it to be used for treatment of various types of skin infections.

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Get some neem leaves and boil them in water for 10 minutes and dip a cotton and apply it over the pimples, repeat the process after every 3-5 minutes and 2 times a day.

You can also use neem oil bought from the market instead of boiled neem leaves.

9. Put Aloe Vera Gel On Your Face

Aloe vera is like holy water for skin, it not only helps in making our skin healthy it also makes it soft and removes wrinkles.

Aloe vera juice and its benefits

Aloe vera gel is rich in anti bacterial, anti oxidant and anti fungal properties, which enables it to treat pimples quickly.

Simply peel off a leaf of aloe vera and take out the gel. Apply it over the pimple using your finger tip. You can use it as many times you like in a day.

10. Lemon Juice for treating Pimples

Since lemon juice is rich in vitamin C , it helps in eradicating the pimples from your skin. Also the citric acid present in lemon juice scavenges the dead cells from the skin.

You can use it with salt or with some rose-water to get the soothing effect.

Person with sensitive skin should not use lemon juice because it may led to redness in skin.

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    • We suggest you to first use ice in a cloth over the pimple to first reduce the inflammation, and after 5 minutes apply mashed garlic clove using your finger tips over it and keep it there for 5-10 minutes. Do this process 3-4 times a day for 10 days, and also try to add in your diet anti oxidant foods like garlic, turmeric, strawberries ,etc to make you body’s immune system strong against fighting skin problems on their own. 🙂