10 Surprising Home Remedies for Acne/Pimple

Acne is a disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles. Since it forms under the skin, washing away surface oils does not do much to prevent or cure it.

Here are some easy and simple home remedies for acne, you can start doing today to help you to cure your acne.
  1. Use baking soda: Baking soda is one of the ingredients which can be found in every kitchen easily. Mix baking soda with some water in a bowl as thick as a paste and apply it onto acne individually, not over the entire face. Leave the baking soda paste on your face for about 10 minutes, or until dry. Wash off with very cold water. It will help close the pores significantly. Repeat at most two times a day. If your skin becomes irritated or excessively oily due to use, stop this treatment.
  2. Apply Lemon Juice: Cut a lemon in half and gently rub the open-side of the lemon onto the acne. The stinging feeling means it's working. Lemons contain citric acid, which attacks the bacteria that cause acne. Make sure to wipe/wash the lemon juice off, and use sunscreen afterwards. Citric acid can bleach the skin and puts it at significantly higher likelihood of sun damage.
  3. Apply Egg-white: Making a facial mask from egg-white is very helpful to cure acne scars and reducing acne inflammation at a fast rate. Apply the mashed egg-white over the face as a facial mask and wash it after 20 minutes with lukewarm water. You can mixing few drops of lemon with it. If your skin is allergic to eggs do not use it.
  4. Use toothpaste for pimples: Toothpaste works ultimate in treating acne instantly. Just put toothpaste on the pimples in the night and go to sleep. If you repeat it regularly, you can witness the impressive results just within 2 or 3 days.Toothpaste contains silica, which is the substance you find in beef jerky bags, used to keep any moisture out of substances. Silica will dry out and diminish the size of the pimple overnight if left on.Try using a natural toothpaste — with silica but without sodium lauryl sulfate.
  5. Use ice to close your pores and reduce inflammation: At first hint of a pimple, wrap an ice cube in a piece of plastic wrap and hold it up to the area at last twice a day--every hour if you can, but for no longer than five minutes each time. The cold will reduce the redness and ease the inflammation.
  6. Apply slice of raw potato: Potatoes do contain natural bleaching properties which makes your blemishes minimized and whitened. Slice a raw potato in half and apply onto acne. Raw potato can heal as well as act an anti-inflammatory. Again, wash the residue off your skin gently with water after using.
  7. Apply fresh mix of turmeric with coriander juice: Collect some fresh coriander leaves to make some beautiful coriander juice. Then mix it properly with enough turmeric and then paste it on the acnes. Do this regularly to have effective results in curing acne.
  8. Use tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is a renowned anti-fungal and antibacterial herbal remedy, making it great for mild to moderate acne. Three times a day, dab a drop of tea-tree oil on blemishes to discourage infection and speed healing. Research has found that 5% tea-tree oil is as effective against acne as a 5% benzoyl peroxide solution.Whereas benzoyl peroxide works quicker than tea tree oil, tea tree oil produces less side effects in patients.
  9. Use tomato with curd and turmeric: Cut tomato into two pieces and squeeze juice from it. Now, add some curd and turmeric to the tomato juice and apply all over the face. Make it dry for 20 minutes and wash with cold water. You can add some Lemon juice in this mix.
  10. Exercise regularly: Regular workouts, physical exercises and a fit body with a balanced weight will help you in the long term; reducing sweets, carbohydrates and high calories in diet would help in controlling acne.
•    Drink lots of water! It flushes toxins from your body and helps clear your skin.
•    Avoid touching your face.
•    OPTIONAL : Exercise a bit more. It can really help relieve stress and acne.
•    Avoid eating high glycemic foods like potatoes and peanuts.
•    Rub your face with baby powder before bed and in the mornings. This dries up blemishes and help prevent face invaders.

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