Pimples are mostly associated with teenage when the hormones are on full swing causing the eruptions on the face like pimples. They are mostly on facial skin but can also be present on the neck, back, back of the arms etc. Pimples or acne not only trouble the youngsters they can even haunt the adults in the form of adult acne. Pimples can be treated with over the counter drugs like Benzyl peroxide, which clears the infection. Other than that pimples can also be cured with the help of home remedies or some homemade face packs for pimples and acne prone skin. The home made face packs for pimples will clear the bacterial infection responsible for creating pimples and also will reduce the acne scars that are being left over. Read: Pimple cream and acne products in India
Face packs and treatments for pimples
1. Lemon Juice and Rose water
Lemon juice has citric acid, Vitamin C which treats pimples by eliminating the infection. Thus, applying lemon juice mix with some rose water makes skin clear from pimples soon. While using lime juice there may be burning or itching but that will subside.
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2. Honey and cinnamon face pack for pimples
Cinnamon powder is anti bacterial which kills the acne causing bacteria. Honey is also a proven antimicrobial. Mix some honey with some cinnamon powder and apply on the skin infected with pimples and acne. Wash after 30 minutes.
3. Garlic and honey face pack for pimples
Garlic is used in so many Ayurvedic preparations like for sore throat, throat pain, fever etc. You know why? Because, it is a natural antibiotic which greatly helps in reducing acne and pimples. Make a paste of crushed garlic with honey. Use it on the pimples to clear the acne soon naturally. Read: Ayurvedic face packs for acne/ pimples
4. Mint and Tulsi
Mint and Tulsi both are trustworthy antimicrobial which had proven their worth in providing relief in acne. Crush some tulsi and mint leaves. Your homemade face pack for pimple is ready. Apply the paste over the pimples. Leave it overnight. It will minimize the redness and swelling.
5. Clove paste face pack for pimples
Do you know that clove is used in a lot of medicinal soaps and pimple creams/gels to reduce the redness, swelling of a pimple and to reduce the bacterial infection? That is why clove face pack for pimples is wonderful and shows some relief worthy results in pimples. Make a paste of clove with water and apply on the pimples. Leave it overnight for best results.
6. Clove and Turmeric
Mixing clove paste with some pinches of turmeric also makes a good face pack for pimples. This too can be left overnight on the pimples to clear the skin soon. Read: Turmeric use for pimples
7. Neem and turmeric power for acne control
Neem is one of the most effective and commonly used ingredients in face pack for pimples. Neem is antifungal and anti bacterial which clears the bacterial infection so that the pimples heal soon. Mix some neem powder and turmeric powder. Dab the paste on the pimples.
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8. Pomegranate seed paste as face pack for pimples
Pomegranate seed paste can also be applied on pimples to reduce the inflammation and infection. Take some pomegranate seeds and make paste apply over the acne to clear them fast.
Skin care tips for pimples and acne prone skin
Other than the face packs for pimples mentioned above, you need to also take extra care of the skin since oily or combination skin is always susceptible for acne making it acne prone.
- Never wash your face with hot water else the natural moisture goes away and skin secrets more oils.
- Do not use harsh soaps and cleansers. Use mild medicated or cleansers with salicylic acids or even with neem, tulsi etc
- Never pick pimples, it leads to scarring
- Put ice on the red pimples to combat the redness.