Pimples! Now these villains need no introduction right? They seem to have a brain and know exactly when to appear and spoil your occasion. It is so frustrating having to tolerate those bumpy little devils every single time and knowing that you cannot hurt them, because if you squeeze them they leave ugly marks to punish you more!
However, you can tackle the problem naturally and follow some rules to prevent their appearance in the future.
The juice of a lemon can help you get rid of pimples. Dab a little fresh lemon juice directly onto the pimples. The astringent properties of the liquid will help shrink them.
Make sure you do not expose the lemon juice-dabbed area to bright light because lemon juice makes the skin super sensitive to bright light and causes damage. Wash off after 5 minutes.
Make a fruity mask right at home to battle those ugly outbreaks. Take some apple slices (granny smith works best) and mash it up. Mix some pure honey with the apple to make a pasty texture. Apply this all over the face taking care to cover the pimples. Let it dry and then wash off using warm water.
Apple contains enzymes that help to diminish pimples and honey is an excellent natural moisturizer which helps to get rid of pimple scars, and with regular use it brightens the skin too. Apply this fruit mask at least twice in a week.
Pimples are often caused due to infection and clogged pores. Garlic is an excellent antimicrobial agent and works magically when used against those bumpy villains that can make your life a living hell! Take a peeled garlic clove and mash it.
You can use a pestle or a simple spoon to do so. Put this mashed up garlic clove directly over the skin. It may burn a bit but there’s nothing to worry about. Give it some time to dry before washing off with tepid water.
Oatmeal and honey scrub works wonders on the skin and eliminates pimples. It is one of the best remedies to tackle the problem. Take some oatmeal and mix it with pure honey to make a thick paste.
Take the mixture on your finger tips and gentle scrub the pimple-affected regions. Scrub using circular motions for at least 2-3 minutes. Wash off using tepid water. This may be done every day.
Aloe vera gel is very good for the skin. It nourishes the skin and destroys the pimples. It has soothing properties too. Moreover, it prevents occurrence of marks and keeps your skin marks-free.
Extract the gel from an aloe stem and apply it directly onto the skin. Let it dry and then wash off using water.
When you have a pimple prone skin, applying creams and other topical agents will not help, you need to keep your system clean too. Let’s have a look at some foods that will benefit your skin.
The first thing you should keep in mind is the amount of water that you intake. Water helps to flush out toxins from the system so make it a point to drink at least 10 glasses (180 ml glasses) of water daily.
Nothing beats these natural pimple fighters! Fruits and green leafy vegetables must be made an essential part of your daily diet.
They provide the body with both macronutrients and micronutrients that play a key role in keeping your skin healthy. They also provide vitamins that keep your skin blemish free.
If you’re a non-vegetarian, you should include some oily fishes such as salmon, mackerel etc in your diet. These fishes have loads of omega-3’s that help to keep your skin blemish-free.
Where there are green signals to some foods there must be some red signals too. It has been proven that some foods may actually initiate the process of those break-outs.
Fatty, oily, spicy and salty foods face a red flag. However, you may also find that you tend to break-out the moment you intake unrefined cereals and milk products, in such cases it is better to avoid these food too.
A little exercise goes a long way. It heats up the body and promotes blood circulation. It also helps to eliminate unwanted toxins from the body and thus helps to keep the skin healthy.
You need not hit the gym for rigorous forms of exercises; just do some normal jogging, step-ups or brisk walking every day.
In dry conditions especially during the winters, most people opt for oily, greasy and heavy products for protection. However, if you have pimples, these oil based products are a strict no-no.
The oil will penetrate and clog the pores which will just enhance your pimple problem, so steer clear of heavy products and opt for something natural like aloe vera gel cream etc.
I have noticed that when people have pimple they have this tendency to constantly feel the region as if praying “I hope it has vanished!”, but the problem lies right here.
Your hands, well lets face it, they are not immaculate and its obviously impossible to keep them disinfected all the time, so when you’re touching the already infected areas with your dirty hands it just increases the problem. It transfers the microbes, dirt and oil to your face. So, just stop all the touching immediately!
This if especially for the girls, I won’t tell you to chuck make-up, I know girls and make-up cannot be separated at all! Make-up is loaded with chemicals some of which might harm the skin and moreover, make-up residues can clog the skin pores and cause pimples.
Use a cotton ball dipped in rosewater or some glycerin to remove the make-up. Never, go to bed wearing make-up, even if you’re too lazy think of the ugly pimples and just drag yourself and remove the make-up.