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5 natural ways to get rid of pimples instantly

Pimples are bad for our day. They make us self-conscious, and we keep having this urge to itch the affected area which could get it even more infected and cause us even more discomfort. Thankfully, there are a lot of quick natural remedies you can turn to in order to reduce the damage or even avoid a pimple outbreak altogether. Many of these remedies can be found right in your kitchen or your garden and make searching for natural ointments for pimples an easy task.

Ice:

Ice is a very useful anti-inflammatory material. We use ice to reduce swellings and a pimple is a swelling of the skin. Ice can do wonders in treating the inflammation and redness of the pimples while allowing the skin to tighten up so that it could expel trapped dirt, excess oil and bacteria. You can use both crushed or block ice, just apply it to your skin for 15 to 20 minutes and feel the relief it delivers to the infected area.

Steam:

Water in all its forms is great for the skin. Steam is one of the most effective way of cleansing your skin and allowing it to breathe. It can help remove excess impurities, oils and clean the pores. Regularly steaming your face will help you in avoiding any bacterial outbreak and give you a wonderful fresh skin. Whenever a pimple outbreak occurs, warm some water and allow the steam to pass over your face for a few minutes, you will feel fresher and the pimples will be cleaned out of excessive oil.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera is a great soothing agent for your skin. It is a natural moisturizer and also has healing properties commonly used for the treatment of scars. It helps the skin heal more rapidly because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Just apply the Aloe Vera gel to the affected area for 15 minutes and then wash your face with warm water in order to diminish the irritation and redness of the pimples.

Honey:

Honey is a natural antibiotic and a disinfectant that you can use on your skin to treat acne outbreaks as well as prevent them from emerging. It can be used in two ways. One way is you can use a cotton swab soaked in honey and apply it to affected areas. The other way is to make a mask of honey and cinnamon mixed together and applying it to your face. Cinnamon is an antimicrobial, which means it helps avoid bacteria from infecting your skin and honey is an antibiotic, which means that in case there is an outbreak, it will squash that outbreak out.

Lemon Juice: 

Lemon has a lot of properties that make it a wonderful ointment in case of acne and pimple outbreaks. It is rich in Vitamin C and also in citric acid which means it can act as a germicide on the skin in order to kill the infecting bacteria. It is also an astringent,which means it causes the skin tissues to contract and dry up, thus healing up the wound much faster than normal. Use fresh lemon juice and a cotton swab to apply it to your skin and let it dry.

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6 natural ways to get rid of acne

Discovering a pimple or acne zit ¬†before a big presentation, or any other big event can be quite stressful for anyone. Don’t worry. Here’s a list of some easy home remedies to get rid of the little annoyances:

1. Ice Cubes

Ice cubes can be used to get rid of pimples overnight. Applying ice cubes diminishes inflammation and swelling, reduces redness and improves blood circulation. First, wrap the ice cubes or crushed ice in a clean piece of fabric or washcloth. Then, hold it on the pimple for a couple of seconds. Next, rest for a few minutes, and then reapply.

2. Natural Honey

Another method is applying honey. Take a cotton swab, dab it in natural honey, then put it on your pimple. Let it sit for no less than 30 minutes prior to washing your face with warm water.

3. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice helps dry and diminish pimples fast. Take a cotton swab, dab it in fresh lemon juice and apply it to your pimple before you go to sleep. You can also apply a mixture of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to your pimple overnight and wash with lukewarm water in the morning. However, it’s not recommended for sensitive skin.

4. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is another pimple vanishing treatment. It helps reduce redness and inflammation.The antibacterial properties of the oil help fight the bacteria that cause pimples. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the tea tree essential oil and apply it to your pimple. Wash your face after 15 to 20 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, tea tree oil is not recommended for you.

5. Apple Cider

Vinegar WashApple Cider Vinegar contains citric acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid found in many over-the-counter acne products. First, wash your face with water and towel dry. Next, mix 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water. Then dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply it to your pimple. Leave the mixture on your pimple for no less than 10 minutes, or leave it on overnight.

6. Aspirin

Aspirin is another way to reduce the appearance of a pimple. It contains salicylic acid, the same ingredient in many topical acne products. First, crush the aspirin in a glass of water and make a paste. Next, take a cotton swab and apply the paste directly on your pimple. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse the paste off with warm water.
If you’re ever in need of a quick pimple fix before that big presentation or big event, don’t hesitate to try one these home remedies.