Acne is common among teenagers, but it’s an issue that can affect adults, too. Many people are worried they’ll lose their jobs or professional credibility if they’re caught with zits on their faces, and some people have a deeply rooted fear of being dirty.
You don’t need to spend weeks working out and eating green smoothies. All that is necessary is a bit of dedication and a lot of patience.
It’s possible to get rid of acne completely and forever. But you have to be willing to put in a lot of hard work and a small $ to get there.
Possible Cause of Pimples
Hormones often change in puberty and are sometimes affected by menstrual cycles and pregnancy. Hormonal changes cause the sebaceous glands to become more active, producing excessive amounts of sebum oil.
Stress doesn’t necessarily cause acne, but if you have acne already, it may make it worse.
Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can by practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga.
When pores are clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, pimples on the face can form. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems than dry or normal skin.
Touching your face
To avoid facial acne, you should not touch your face with your fingers or lean your face on objects that collect sebum oil, such as a phone.
Remedies to Getting Rid of Pimples
Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the most effective home remedies for acne is apple cider vinegar.
You must use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar for this purpose. It has antibacterial properties that kill the bacteria that cause zits and pimples.
Mix 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and 3 parts water. Clean your face properly before applying this mixture. Then apply it to the areas affected by acne using a cotton ball.
Leave it on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. You can repeat this remedy once daily until your pimples are gone.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties that can kill the bacteria causing your acne. It also helps dry out blackheads, whiteheads, and other blemishes from your skin. Tea tree oil can be used as a spot treatment for mild to moderate acne breakouts.
Mix one part or a tablespoon of tea tree oil with nine parts water in a small bowl or cup. Apply the mixture directly on affected skin areas using cotton balls.
The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of aloe vera help heal the skin and prevent infection. Apply some aloe vera gel to your pimple, leave it overnight, and wash it off in the morning with warm water.
Green tea extract
Green tea is packed with antioxidants that can reduce inflammation, calm redness and irritation, and fight free radical damage that can lead to wrinkles.
To use green tea to treat acne, steep 2-3 green tea bags in boiling water for 5 minutes or until they are cool enough to touch without burning your fingers.
Remove the tea bags from the water and squeeze out any excess water from them. Using a cotton ball, gently apply the cooled green tea bags to the affected areas for 10 minutes.
Lemon juice acts as an antiseptic and can help to dry out pimples. It is best used on mild to moderate acne.
Applying lemon juice to a pimple can help get rid of it overnight. The citric acid dries out whiteheads and blackheads. It also has mild astringent properties, which help reduce the size of your pores. Citric acid also promotes skin peeling, which can help get rid of dead skin cells that make your complexion look dull.
To make a lemon juice facial cleanser, mix equal parts lemon juice and water. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it directly to individual pimples, being careful to avoid sensitive skin. Wash off the face using warm water after 15 minutes. Repeat once or twice a day until the pimples have shrunk.
The toothpaste that we use every morning to clean our teeth can also be used to treat pimples quickly. You must use white toothpaste; avoid using gel toothpaste.
Apply some white toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed. Leave the toothpaste on your face overnight and wash it off in the morning with warm water. Repeat daily until the pimples shrink.
Epsom salt is known to dry out pimples, which can help get rid of pimples on your face, back, and chest. Use the following method:
- Add one tablespoon of Epsom salt to two cups of water
- Stir until the salt dissolves
- Apply Epsom salt to the affected area.
- Do this 2-3 times daily until the pimple has cleared up
Face cleansers are a great tool for getting rid of pimples on your face, back, or chest. Use the following method to get rid of acne:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the pimple
- Apply a small amount of cleanser around the affected area using your fingers or a clean cotton swab
- Leave it on for 10 minutes before washing off completely with lukewarm water.
- Repeat this process twice daily for about 5 days until the acne clears up completely
Cinnamon and Honey Mask
Both cinnamon and honey contain anti-inflammatory properties that help treat acne and reduce inflammation and redness associated with pimples on your face, back, or chest.
Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of honey together to form a paste. Apply to the entire face or just problem areas. Leave on 10-15 minutes and wash off with warm water first, then cold.
Use an egg white mask on your face once a week to help reduce acne and make your skin look healthier. Beat an egg white until stiff peaks form, then spread it evenly over your face.
Let the egg white sit for at least 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Tips for Prevention of Pimples
Cleanse the face
Cleanse twice a day and after sweating. Also, use a gentle cleanser with salicylic acid in it.
When you do wear makeup, avoid oil-based foundations, powders, and blushes. Look for water-based or “noncomedogenic” cosmetics — those without pore-clogging ingredients like lanolin, isopropyl myristate, or cocoa butter. These ingredients can aggravate acne-prone skin.
If you have long hair or bangs, keep your hair off your face as much as possible so that oils from your hair don’t transfer to your face.
Don’t squeeze your pimples
This can push the bacteria and pus deeper into your skin, which might cause more swelling and redness. Never use your fingers to squeeze a pimple. This can spread the bacteria to other areas of your face.
Instead, use a cotton swab to gently press on either side of the pimple until it pops. Wash your hands thoroughly after popping a pimple to avoid spreading the bacteria to other areas of your face or body.
Wash your skin regularly
Wash your skin twice per day (no more) with warm water and a mild soap made for people with acne. Gently massage your skin with circular motions. Don’t scrub hard or irritate your skin by rubbing vigorously.
Avoid touching your face
Don’t touch your face, especially if you have dirty hands and fingers. Touching increases oil production, which can lead to more breakouts.
Wash twice a day (no more)
Washing your face twice a day is plenty. Washing more often than that can dry out your skin, irritate it and cause more pimples. If you wear heavy eye makeup, you might want to wash your face in the evening to remove your makeup.
Use a mild cleanser
Use a gentle cleanser or soap made for people with acne. The active ingredient in many OTC acne products is benzoyl peroxide, which has an antibacterial effect on the skin.
Shower after exercising
Sweat can irritate your skin and make acne worse, so try to shower as soon as you can after exercising, or at least within two hours, ideally sooner, since this will help keep your pores clear and prevent breakouts on your back, chest, and shoulders.
The Botton Line
As you now know, the above methods should have you well on your way to getting rid of your pimples quickly and effectively, just remember to stay clean when you can. Stress can contribute greatly to pimples, so try and keep that in check, too. The less stressed out you are, the better off you will be.