The knowledge of home remedies for pimples is essential for everyone. Acne or pimples are caused by clogged pores, most of the times. The items used in home remedies usually all have anti-inflammatory properties and are high in antioxidants. Many help to kill bacteria that cause pimples, reduce inflammation, and balance the skin’s oil levels. This, as a result, with some lifestyle changes can help prevent future acne breakouts as well.
1. Aloe Vera Gel
I swear by aloe vera for everything. It is a godsend when it comes to anything health related which is why it is used in a lot of skincare products. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it can help prevent acne breakouts and soothe pimple affected areas.
It is also the best natural moisturizer you can get so try to use aloe vera gel as a moisturizer for you. If you can’t get natural, then use gels, creams, or lotions that contain aloe vera.
2. Green Tea
Like aloe vera, green tea is one of the sworn-by ingredients in the health and beauty community. It is high in antioxidants, it helps reduce inflammation. Clogged pored are one of the reasons for you to get pimples. The antioxidants in green tea helps break down the chemicals from the products you use and remove all the waste from your skin. It helps open up pores and cleanse them.
You can drink it, but for direct effects on skin, it is recommended to use green tea extract on your skin.
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of the staple ingredients for skin and hair. Like the other two remedies we talked about, this contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds too. Because of that it helps remove the bacteria that causes acne, helps reduce the swelling of your pimples, and also helps reduce redness around the pimple and your skin in general.
Pure coconut oil can be rubbed into your skin directly. It also helps clean clogged up pores. Some people include eating coconut oil in their routine for more benefits.
Honey is an old remedy for treating skin conditions that everyone swears by. It has been followed for years and has been passed down the generations as a treatment for pimples and acne. It has antioxidants that help unclog your pores and the antibacterial and wound-healing properties help keep your pores clean and kill acne-causing bacteria.
You can directly rub honey on the pimples with a cotton pad or your finger or add it to a homemade mask and apply it that way.
5. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well. It isn’t as popular as the other four, because they are more easily accessible to the general public. Many people aren’t even aware of tea tree oil. Because of its anti-inflammatory property it helps reduce swelling around the pimples and redness of the skin.
It can be used in the form of creams, gels, and even essential oils.