When we think of pimples we often wrongly assume that only teenagers get them. While it’s common among teens due to hormonal changes, adults can also suffer from the skin blemishes. Recently research suggests that a person’s diet could affect their chance of suffering from pimples. They result from the body producing too much oil. This causes bacteria and dead skin cells stopping up the pores, which causes pimples. There are actually different types of pimples, which you should know about. However, what’s more important is to be aware of the various home remedies that can help to zap pimples and keep them away.
Dealing with the Headache of Aspirin
Aspirin is often used for treating headaches and sometimes other health conditions. However, it can also be used to treat acne such as pimples due to salicylic acid contained in the pills. It can be used to dry up acne such as pimples and also lower the inflammation. You can use it to treat acne by making a paste. Mash up an aspirin into a small amount of water. Another option is dissolve 4 tablets in 2 tablespoons of tap water.
Wickedly Effective Pimple Treatment
Witch hazel is another ingredient that many people aren’t aware of, but can definitely help to treat pimples. It functions as a type of astringent that can dry up and shrink blemishes. In order to enjoy the benefits from this item, pour the witch hazel onto one cotton ball. Then use it to wipe your pimples every morning and evening.
Green Tea for Those Red Bumps
Research shows that green tea has many health benefits due to factors such as antioxidants. In fact, it can be used for various functions including weight loss. Green tea is loaded with anti-oxidant and anti-microbial compounds that can battle acne such as pimples. There are few different methods you can use. You can use a cup of the tea that’s been cooled as a face wash. Another option is to lay the tea bag over the area of your face with pimples. Regardless of which option you use, the green tea’s chemical compounds will help in your war on green tea.
Aloe Vera Does It Again
The aloe vera plant can be used to treat all sorts of health conditions, including various types of acne such as pimples. It’s famous for its properties that help to relieve burns. However, it can also provide other benefits such as speeding up healing, battling infection, and helping to reduce scarring. First scrape out gel from the aloe plant by using a spoon. Then apply it to your face’s acne. Another option is to purchase aloe gel from a health food store. However, make sure that it only contains pure aloe vera and doesn’t’ include any extra ingredients.
Flowering Plant with Interesting Name
You might not have heard of the Echinacea flowering plant, but it can be an effective tool in treating acne such as pimples. In the past it’s historically been used to speed up the healing of wounds and for preventing the common cold and influenza. However, the plant also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which can also help to treat acne. Echinacea tea can be used as a face wash on a daily basis. First, soak a washcloth with the tea then use it to wash your face. Another option is to place a couple drops of tincture onto a cotton ball. You can then dab the cotton ball on your pimple skin blemishes.
(Chamomile) Tea Time for Acne
This is an effective treatment for acne because it helps to reduce inflammation due to various types of acne such as pimples. Use a coffee grinder or blender to add a chamomile tea bag’s contents with a sufficient amount of water to create a paste. Then apply the mixture to the pimples.
Another option is to steep 2 chamomile tea bags along with 1 cup of boiled water. Boil the tea for 15 minutes then let it cool. Next, use a cotton ball to dab the tea onto your face after you’ve done cleansing.
Sweet Relief for Annoying Acne
Honey is another effective home remedy for treating pimples. That’s due to the antibiotic features of the bee-made food, which makes it effective in treating various types of acne including pimples. First, add 1 teaspoon of honey to the area that has pimples. Another option is to create a mask. Mix ½ cup honey with 1 cup plain oatmeal. After applying it to your face let it set for half an hour.
Fresh Leaves for a Fresh Face
Mint is not only used to add a delicious taste to food and drink, but can also help to treat acne. In fact, you can use it to stop acne before it really begins. Mix up 2 tablespoons of fresh mint that’s been finely chopped, with 2 tablespoons of (plain) yogurt and oatmeal. Make sure to use a blender to change the oatmeal from a whole grain to a fine powder. Add the mixture to your face and then let it set for 10 minutes. Finally, use water to rinse it off.
A Fun Name for an Un-fun Condition
While having a “North Star” pimple or others on your face can be embarrassing and even painful, the good news is that tee tree oil is an effective treatment. That’s due to the natural properties that include its ability to battle inflammation. Besides that, a 5% solution is less harsh on skin than 5% benzoyl peroxide solution. While it might take a little more time, it can be just as effective in clearing up pimples.
First, mix a couple drops of the tee tree oil with 20-40 drops of witch hazel. Then just use a cotton swab to add it to your affected areas. Use this remedy up to two times per day, but using it more often could cause your skin to dry out and actually worsen your acne.
Dealing with pimples can be difficult, especially since they seem to show up at the worst times of our lives. However, the above-mentioned home remedies can treat them effectively and help to make your life pimple-free.