10 Tips On How To Get Rid of Pimples Naturally
Who likes pimples? None of us! If you’re fighting a pimple war at the moment, use the tips in this article to get rid of yours the natural way.
Pimples are mean, viscous things. They always seem to pop up at the worst possible times – before prom, before a first date, on the morning of a new job – and sometimes they just won’t budge! However, there’s a very good reason for this. Our skin tells us a lot about the state of our overall health. If you’re plagued with pimples before a stressful situation, it’s quite possible that your stress has created physical symptoms, including a pimple outbreak. Although you’re not alone (acne is super duper common), acne can be really troubling when a breakout simply won’t stop and spreads everywhere. It can affect our esteem and can prevent us from even going outdoors unless we really have to. While some people prefer to treat their pimples with over-the-counter medicine, the good news is that there are tips on how to get rid of pimples naturally. Here’s how to do it:
When life gives you lemons, what do you do? If you’re suffering from an attack of pimples, you use the lemons to clear up your skin. Lemons are amazing. They might be acidic outside your body, but once inside you they alkalise and bring you lots of great benefits. And because they contain antibacterial properties, they can help eliminate those pesky pimples. Make yourself some lemon juice and apply it to the affected area. Leave for around 15 minutes, before gently cleaning with warm water.
How does the thought of applying freezing cold ice to your face appeal to you?! If it’s currently winter where you are, the answer is probably “That’s not very appealing at all!” However, ice is a really effective and incredibly simple way of removing pimples. It tackles inflammation, swelling and redness and boosts blood circulation to the area. It also removes oil and dirt that’s accumulated, as well as tightens your pores. If ice cubes seem a bit too extreme, you can use crushed ice instead. WINNER! Plus, you won’t actually be applying the ice directly to your face. That’s just scary! Instead, you need to wrap it in a piece of cloth and then apply it to the area of your face affected with pimples – but only for a few seconds at a time.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Is there anything that apple cider vinegar can’t do? If grandma was right, the answer is Nope! Unfortunately, apple cider vinegar can’t help you pick the right lotto numbers, but it can pretty much help with everything else. How to get rid of pimples naturally? Apple side vinegar is the answer. It’s got antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that allow it to attack acne and stop it from spreading more. It’s super powerful so you should dilute it with some water before applying it. Take a small amount of apply it directly to the affected areas. From then on, you could start washing your face each day with apple cider vinegar to make sure another outbreak doesn’t happen.
How to get rid of pimples naturally? Some people swear by using eye drops. This might seem like a left field choice but think about it: If eye drops can help your eyes, why can’t they help irritated skin? They can, so get to it!
Did you know that steam has a wealth of benefits for your skin? No? What about saunas?! Oooooh. Exactly. Steam is great for tackling pimples, because it opens up your pores which the lets your skin finally breathe. Excellent. And when your skin is able to breathe more freely, all that pesky bacteria, dirt and oils that has built up disappears. And when all that junk disappears, inflammation and infections go away. To steam your face off, pour hot water into a big container before bringing the steam into contact with your face. Do this for a few minutes before applying a moisturiser (make sure it’s oil-free).
Tea Tree Oil
Another good tip on how to get rid of pimples naturally is to use tea tree oil. Grandmas have a fascination with apple cider vinegar, and they also have a fascination with tea tree oil, which is rich in antibacterial properties which make it ideal for tackling pimples that refuse to go away by themselves. Tea tree oil also has soothing agents that help to reduce soreness, inflammation and redness associated with pimples. All you need to do is dip a Q-tip in the stuff before gently applying on top of each pimple.
Who said egg whites are only good for eating? As well as making great face masks, egg whites are fantastic when it comes to getting rid of those nasty looking pimples. All you need to do is separate the yolk from the egg white. Take a cotton ball, dip it in the egg white and apply it to your skin affected with pimples. Pretty soon, your skin will tighten and glow. Leave the mixture on for around 15 minutes, before cleaning off with warm water.
If you’ve got some aspirin in the medicine cabinet, now’s the time to dig it out and make a paste by combining a mashed-up aspiring pill with water. Then, apply to your face.
As it turns out, toothpaste is not just good for your teeth. It’s good for lots of things! Including pimple outbreaks. Although this is just an exceptional treatment that can be used when nothing else is available, the great thing about this remedy is that you will already have it in your house and thus can get applying it right this minute. However, it’s at its most potent when it follows the ice thing. All you need to do is do the ice thing (see above), before cleaning your teeth and applying some toothpaste over your pimples. Then, wait for 15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Remember to use tooth paste and not gel.
Another good tip on how to get rid of pimples naturally is to use garlic. Nutritionists and health experts say we should eat garlic at least once a day, because it’s so good for us. And because it contains antioxidants, antiseptic, anti fungal and antiviral properties, it’s also very useful for when it comes to combating pimples. All you need to do is chop your clove into two before rubbing it onto your pimples. Leave for a few minutes and then wash off.
Do you have other tips on how to get rid of pimples naturally?