As the infamous quote goes –
“It is easy to display a wound – the proud scars of combat, but hard to show a pimple.”
Yes, pimples can sometimes become so terrible, that we are often ready to go any extent just to get rid of them. But getting rid of pimples isn’t as hard as it looks, and the biggest question is – How to get rid of pimples fast? But interestingly, some of the best anti-acne remedies are available within your kitchen walls that have an efficacy far better than the expensive pimple treatments available in the market.
Here are some of the quickest homemade remedies that can help alleviate pimples.
- Ice and Toothpaste:
Ice is an excellent agent to even out the pimple mounts and closes the skin pores. In case of keloid, there can be nothing better than Ice cubes. This method works best when tried along with toothpaste. Toothpaste has Triclosan (Zinc Chloride) which is known to exhibit a good anti-microbial property. Try out the below steps:
Step 1: Wash face with a neem-based face wash and wipe dry.
Step 2: Place ice cubes where pimples appear bulgy. Keep them in place till the skin cells in the area begin to tighten.
Step 3: After that, apply a pea-size toothpaste on the pimples and leave it overnight.
It is recommended to use a white toothpaste than gel-based ones. And, see to it that the toothpaste remains intact for at least 2-3 hours.
Lemon is a rich storehouse of vitamin C, which is a terrific antioxidant, hence helps fight free radicals. Also, lemon contains an extra dose of collagen that plays a vital role in repairing damaged skin cells. More than all this, Lemons help fade out the pimple spots and quells off pimples in no time.
Step 1: Make a paste by mixing lemon juice with turmeric powder (1:2 ratio). Turmeric powder has an active ingredient – Curcumin, which has good antimicrobial properties.
Step 2: On a clean face apply this paste (re-apply more in areas where pimples are more aggravated).
Step 3: Keep it for at least 15 minutes, and wash off with cold water.
- Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is known as the “Plant of Immortality”. It has salicylic acid that attributes to its anti-acne property, and it is found to have a good cleansing property due to the presence of a chemical component – saponins.
Step 1: Cut a small piece of an aloe leaf, and carefully extract the gel from it using a knife.
Step 2: Take 2-3 tbsp of this gel (the rest can be refrigerated and used for a latter purpose), and mix it well with 5 tbsp of orange juice.
Step 3: Dampen cotton pads with this juice and apply it all over the face.
Step 4: Wash it off with cold water after 20-30 minutes.
Aloe juice can induce mild irritation to the skin. In that case, you can dilute the mixture with 2 tsp of honey.
It is a white crystalline and is known for its excellent disinfectant properties. Research shows the immense scope of camphor in skin beauty treatments.
Step 1: Crush camphor crystals to get a fine powder.
Step 2: Mix this with some rose water or turmeric juice, and apply it on the pimple spots.
Alternatively, you can apply a very thin layer over the rest of the face.
Step 3: Wash off with plain water after 15 minutes.
This method is a very quick way to get rid of pimples.
Camphor can sting your eyes, and so take extra care while applying near eye area. It is preferable to keep cotton pad dipped in rose water over the eyes while applying this paste over the face.
Aka Azadirachta Indica has vast references in ancient Ayurvedic texts and has been eulogized for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. For the very same reason, Neem has been extensively used in cosmetics especially when it comes to acne treatment. Below are the 2 chemical components in Neem, which play a vital role in combating Pimples.
Step 1: Grind neem leaves till you get a nice thick paste.
Step 2: Take 2-3 tbsp of this paste and mix it with a reasonable amount of tomato juice.
Step 3: Apply it all over a clean face and neck, and wash it off after 45 minutes.
This remedy is the best example of how to get rid of pimples fast and easy!!
- Mint leaves:
Mint is rich in terpenes that contribute to its anti-inflammatory property. Added to this, it is also a strong anti-germicide, and can remove the excess sebum accumulated in pimples.
There are many varieties of mint:
- Lemon mint
- Field mint
- Corsican mint
- Apple mint
For the below remedy, peppermint is best advised. Nevertheless, the other varieties will also suffice.
Step 1: Prepare mint juice by crushing its leaves, and mix with some water.
Step 2: Add some lemon juice (4-5 drops), and apply this paste over the pimples.
Step 3: Wash it after half an hour with plain water.
Honey has been used since time immemorial as a beauty enhancer. Both applying it superficially, and intake can benefit our body a lot. Inhibin, a chemical component in honey contributes to the antimicrobial qualities of honey. At the same time, it makes the skin look youthful.
Step 1: Mix honey with sandalwood powder till you get a smooth paste.
Step 2: Apply this all over the face and neck.
Step 3: Wash it off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
The sandalwood in this pack, acts as a good cooling agent, and can also be applied to dark puffy eye circles.
Other lead-in tips on how to get rid of pimples fast:
#1. In case you have no time to explore your kitchen area for the above ingredients, you can try simple salt. Yes! Salt.
Salt is nature’s best disinfectant. Simply apply a pinch of salt/saline water and press it to the pimples spots. You can also mix with some lemon juice for better results.
#2. Face wash with salicylic acid is the best, especially for acne prone skin. Choose a proper salicylic based face wash from the market with low alcohol content.
#3. Since lemon is highly acidic, it is always recommended not to try undiluted lemon extract, especially in the face. Always use it in combination with another ingredient.
#4. Tea concoction is another best solution to help treat pimples. It has good antioxidants that can soothe the bruised pimple spots.
Apart from all this, a clean face is the best preventive measure. So the best way to keep pimples at bay is to clean your face regularly.
So, if you are the one struggling with acne problem, take heart!! Because, it’s never too late. Try out these simple homemade remedies and you are sure to reap the rewards in no time.