Natural Acne Cure: Pimples are common skin condition that affects many people. Pimples are an inflammation of the skin in which the sebaceous glands (oil glands) becomes infected with bacteria, swell up and get filled up with pus.
Pimples generally occur on the face but it can also be found on the neck, back and shoulders.
Pimples results from hormonal changes, bacterial infection, dead skin cells and inflammation. It can also be triggered by stress, cosmetic products and even diet (greasy foods).
Pimples may also be hereditary as those whose parents had serious acne problems as teenagers are more likely to experience same.
Makeups may also cause pimples! Most cosmetic products like lotion, facial cream and makeups have lots of mineral oils in them which may block the skin pores thus leading to breakouts of acne (pimples).
Some of these mineral oils also make the skin more sensitive thus
more prone to pimples.
Major pimples breakouts usually start at puberty when hormonal changes are at the peak and the body produces more oil, combined with dead skin cells blocking the pores and pimples begin to form.
Here are fast and easy natural acne cure:
Ice can be used to quickly get rid of pimples. It helps to improve blood circulation to the affected area and freezing the skin pores.
It also helps in removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin.
You can use ice cubes or crushed ice, whichever is convenient. Wrap the ice in a piece of cloth and hold it on the affected skin area for a few seconds. Repeat the process as much as you can.
Another quick way to get rid of pimples naturally is the use of lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C. lemon juice helps pimples dry up faster. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice and not bottled juice which has preservatives.
Dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed.
However, if you have a very sensitive skin, wash it off after fifteen minutes to avoid irritation.
Honey is a source of natural antibiotics that can speed up healing process as well as help prevent infection.
Dip a clean cotton swab in honey, put it directly on the affected area and leave it on for half an hour.
Steaming is wonderful for the skin at any time but more so when you have pimples. The steam will open your pores and allow your skin to ‘breathe’. This helps get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in pores that can cause infection and inflammation.
Fill a large container with hot water and allow steam to come in contact with your face for a few minutes. Then rinse your face with lukewarm water, dry and apply an oil-free moisturizer. This treatment will also give your complexion a lovely glow.
Garlic has been known to have antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant properties, and it can also help in fast treatment of acne. The acne-healing property of garlic has been attributed to the sulphur it contains.
Cut a fresh garlic clove in two pieces. Rub the garlic on the pimples and leave for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water. Repeat the treatment several times a day.
Eating garlic raw may also help clean your blood of unwanted bacteria that may prone you to acne outbreaks.
CAUTION: Eating too much garlic can cause stomach upset.
Cucumber is a rich source of vitamins A, C and E which are good for the eyes and the skin. It also has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. Cut one or two fresh cucumbers into pieces and soak them in water for about an hour. The nutrients such as Vitamin A, Potassium, and Chlorophyll will diffuse into the water. Strain the water and drink it or use the water to wash your face.
You can also make a facemask by grinding one cucumber. Apply the mask on your face and allow to dry for 15 minutes. Wash your skin with warm water. This will help clean dirt and bacteria from your pores.
Pawpaw has a number of properties that helps in the treatment of pimples. It is a good source of vitamin A, an antioxidant and it has enzymes that help reduce inflammation and make your skin soft and smooth. In addition, the exfoliating capability present in papaya will remove dead skin cells and help clear clogged pores.
It is simple to deploy. Just crush raw pawpaw pieces to extract its juice and apply it over the pimples.
Perhaps the best treatment for pimples is washing your face with soap and water before going to bed. This helps to remove all the dirt and bacteria that must have accumulated or settled on your face during the day.
No matter how tired and sleepy you are, never ever sleep with your makeup on!
Looking good, they say, is good business. Why not try one of these natural remedies for acne (pimples) and see it is not a good investment of your time and money.
If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?