There are a few things that you can be sure of happening in your life at some point or the other. You’ll hurt your knee, you will fall in love and get your heart broken and you will get giant zits on your face at inconvenient times such as one day before your prom, one day prior to your wedding day, on the day of an important job interview or just any other day when people will be seeing you. Zits, commonly known as acne or pimples are basically skin inflammations that usually occur on the face but may sometimes appear on the neck, chest, shoulders, scalp and upper back as well.
The condition is mostly seen in teenagers when they are going through various hormonal changes. Zits are caused mainly due to the presence of over-active oil glands on the surface of the skin. This excess oil production gets combined with dead skin cells and blocks the pores of the skin, thus giving rise of bacterial infections resulting in pimples. The good news is that zits can be effectively treated with the help of home remedies using simple ingredients available in most homes.
Lemon juice comprises of excellent astringent properties and it has the ability to suck out the excess oil from beneath the surface of the skin and shrink up the zit effectively. This is why it is considered to be extremely effective for the treatment of pimples.
Simply dab a little lemon juice on the zit using a cotton ball and allow it to remain on the skin for few minutes. However, wash it off before stepping out in the sun as it can bleach the face and make the skin from sensitive to sun’s rays.
A simple clay mask made from fuller’s earth is another extremely effective remedy for treating zits. These days, fuller’s earth is easy available under the name cosmetic clay and it is extremely effective for getting rid of pimples.
Simply take a tablespoon of this clay and mix it with enough water to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on the zit and leave till it dries completely. You can even leave it overnight and wash off in the morning. This remedy is so effective that many people have reported complete disappearance of their pimples overnight.
Dab a few drops of tea tree oil or lavender oil directly on the zit using a cotton ball or Q-tip and rub it for few seconds. Leave this oil overnight and you will find a visible different in your zit in the morning.
Prepare a thick paste by mixing enough honey and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon together. Apply thus paste on the blemish directly and leave for 15-20 minutes or overnight.
Tomato juice contains vitamin C, which also makes it very effective for getting rid of pimples. Try rinsing your face using fresh juice extracted from a tomato when you have pimples. Let the juice remain on the skin for at least an hour before washing your face.
Grate a small slice of apple to prepare a fine mush and then add some honey to it to prepare a sticky paste. Apply this paste on the pimples and allow them to remain on the skin for 20 minutes.
You can also apply this paste on the entire face for a brightening effect. Wash off well and notice the change in your zits.
To use this home remedy for zits, simply crush 1-2 aspirin tablets and add it to some honey. Apply this paste all over your face or just on the zits in tiny spots to treat your pimples.
Brew some green tea and fill your ice cubes trays with it. Make green tea ice cubes at home and rub them over your blemishes twice or thrice each day to get rid of zits effectively.
These ice cubes help in reducing swelling and soothing the skin whereas the green tea works as a wonderful astringent to treat zits from beneath the skin’s surface.
Take a small piece of orange peel and sprinkle some water over its pith-side. After this, use a meat tenderizer or hammer to pound this peel for at least 10 seconds. After this, rub the peel over your zits for few minutes.
Prepare a strong basic tea by boiling 1 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of dried basil leaves added to it. Steep this tea for at least 10 minutes, then strain it and refrigerate till it becomes cool.
Dab this basil tea on the zits and leave on for 10-15 minutes before washing off to get rid of pimples.
Garlic has a variety of wondrous properties which makes it extremely useful for treating a large number of health disorders. In the same way, it is very useful for clearing away zits and blemishes as well.
To use this home remedy, simply peel a garlic clove and mash it using a fork. Apply this mashed garlic with all its juices on the pimples and let it sit on the skin for 20 minutes. Wash off and see astonishing results in your zits.
Though it sounds quite surprising but spices like cloves and nutmegs are also quite effective for the treatment of zits. Simply add 2 teaspoons of whole cloves and 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg in half a cup of milk.
Heat this milk mixture for 10 minute on low simmer. Allow the mixture to cool down and then dip a small piece of fabric or washcloth and apply it all over the face to treat zits efficiently.
A sprig of mint is enough to help you get rid of pimples. Simply take a leaf from a fresh mint sprig and rub it between your fingers till it gets bruised.
After this, rub the juice that is extracted from the leaf on the pimples. Let it remain of the skin for 10-15 minutes and then wash off to treat zits efficiently.