There is nothing worse than a sudden breakout of pimples when you’re trying hard to achieve that perfect, glowing skin. Be it before a big event or yet another normal day, pimples are always unwelcome guests that should not be allowed to linger. They can plague one at any age, and are common across all skin types. If you’re also bothered by those pesky visitors then fret not. This guide on how to get rid of pimples suggests some simple remedies that will give you that flawless skin that is rightfully yours!
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the unfiltered juice from pressed apples, or apple cider. It contains many organic acids that are effective in treating pimples.
How to use:
Mix one part of apple cider vinegar with three parts of water, and applying the mixture with a cotton ball on your cleansed face. Let it sit for 15-20 seconds and rinse it off with cold water, repeat once or twice a day for best results. It is also important to note that since apple cider vinegar can cause irritation, it should always be diluted and used in small quantities.
Honey and Cinnamon Mask:
Honey and cinnamon are excellent sources of antioxidants, and together, they make the perfect pair to fight pimples. Both are known for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and so work wonders for acne-prone skin.
How to use:
Mix two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon to make a paste. Apply it on cleansed face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse the mask off and pat dry. You can either repeat it daily or twice/thrice a week for best results.
Green Tea to the Rescue:
Green tea is not just good for your health but can help you a great deal in treating pimples as well. The antioxidants present in these miracle leaves fight inflammation, help reduce sebum production, and help fight pimples in acne-prone skin.
How to use:
Boil green tea in water for about three to four minutes. Allow it to cool, and apply over cleansed face using a cotton ball. You can also store it in a spray bottle and simply spray it on your face. Allow the mixture to dry, and then rinse with cold water and pat dry.
Exfoliate with Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil is high in lauric acid, which is known for killing bacteria that cause pimples. Exfoliating with coconut oil not only rids skin of acne-causing bacteria but also unclogs pores, thus reducing the tendency of your skin to break out into pimples.
How to Use:
You can make your exfoliation scrub at home by mixing equal parts of coconut oil and sugar a ceramic dish. Take a bit of the scrub on your hand and massage it all over your face in circular motion. You can exfoliate daily for best results.
These simple hacks can help you get rid of pimples in a matter of days and will leave you with gorgeous, blemish-free skin.
A writer with POPxo, Radhika Chauhan loves to read everything under the sun. When not writing, she can be found with a book in one hand, and a cup of coffee in the other.