Pimples are type of acne which affects most of the people and can occur at any age, though there are different treatments available for curing acne but home remedies are the best way of treating this problem as these remedies are safe, free of side effects and very effective. Pimples occur due to blockage of pores on the skin. These pores contain sebaceous glands which produce sebum, an oily fluid which is secreted to keep skin moist, soft and provide protection from sunrays etc. The pores of the skin getting blocked due to dead cells, dust particles, cosmetic creams etc block the outflow of sebum, when sebaceous glands produce more sebum, it gets blocked behind the blockage and starts nurturing bacteria causing pimples. The blockage can easily occur during puberty as during this age the skin starts to get thick which reduces size of pores, that is why people mostly suffer with pimples at young age. Hereditary factors and hormonal changes due to any reason also cause outbreak of pimples. Some people have experienced formation of pimples while taking a long treatment. Home remedies can remove these blockages, stop its occurrences and can control production of sebum by sebaceous glands to cure and prevent pimples naturally.
Symptoms of acne and pimples are quite similar and very confusing. Pimples normally occur as whiteheads or blackheads which turn red in color and get inflamed after coming in contact with dust, air and other substances. Most of pimple outbreaks can turn into acne. Pimple normally does not last long and if controlled by home remedies at an early stage can prevent them from turning into an acne outburst. If pimples are treated by natural methods at an early stage these do not leave any permanent mark or scar on the skin that is why home remedies are treated as the best ways to cure pimples.
Lemon juice provides few very effective home remedies for pimples. Lemon juice mixed with rose water in equal quantities can be applied directly on the pimples for half an hour to cure them quickly. A paste can be prepared by mixing lemon juice and sandalwood powder, this paste can also be applied topically on the pimples for effective and safe cure of the problem. Paste made by mixing lemon juice and cinnamon powder is also very effective home remedy for pimples.
Garlic can be used as internal as well as external treatment for curing pimples. Crushed cloves of garlic can be applied on the pimples topically to cure the pimples however people having very sensitive skin shall apply at small area first to check for sensitivity of their skin for garlic. Garlic can be consumed through diet or in raw form to cure pimples, consumption of garlic controls production of excessive sebum through sebaceous glands and also controls the activity of bacteria causing pimples.
Freshly cut pieces of tomatoes, or cucumber pulp can be rubbed on the face or the area having pimples for curing them. Fresh mint juice or papaya juice can also be applied on the skin as one of the useful home remedies for pimples and to get rid of other skin problems naturally and safely.
Wearing a face mask of freshly grated 2-3 eggs whites, for thirty minutes everyday and for four to five days regularly, is also an effective home remedy for pimples. Face pack made by grinding dried orange peels and later mixing with some quantity of water to form a paste is an old and trusted home remedy for curing pimples as well as for getting healthier and glowing skin.
People having oily skin tend to suffer with pimple or acne outbreak every now and then. There is one of the effective home remedies for pimples which can control the secretion of oily fluid from the glands of the skin. Roast pods of cloves dry in a pan and crush them to make powder later. Mix this powder with curd to form a paste and apply this on the affected area to control the secretion of fluid and prevent outbreak of acne or pimples.
Raspberry mask can be prepared by mashing 25 grams of fresh raspberries to form a paste and later mixed with a teaspoon of fresh yoghurt. After mixing them thoroughly add one teaspoon of oatmeal to the mixture and mix them once again. Apply this paste on face or affected area as one of the easiest home remedies for pimples and leave it in open air to dry for 30 minutes. This remedy on regular use can effectively alleviate pimples and is very trusted home remedy.
Another very useful home remedy for curing pimples and for infections on the skin is made by mixing fresh mint juice or coriander juice with a pinch of turmeric powder. Wash face or the affected area thoroughly with soap and dry it completely, apply this mixture while going to bed and allow it to stay overnight. On regular use this can prevent and cure pimples as well as other infections and allergies of the skin very effectively.
Facial mask of grated apple mixed with honey or a mixture prepared by mixing three tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and applying this mixture directly on the pimples is another very effective home remedy for pimples. Application of tea tree oil, marigold, aloe vera gel and wheat germ oil topically is also very effective treatment for pimples.
Take 10-12 basil leaves and boil them with two glasses of water on a low flame for 20 minutes. Strain this mixture and after cooling wash the face or affected area with the water. The therapeutic properties of basil are very effective in curing and preventing acne and skin infections. One of the widely used home remedies for pimples is neem leaves which can be boiled with water in place of basil leaves for washing the affected area regularly. A paste can be made by crushing neem leaves and mixing the paste with a pinch of turmeric powder to apply directly on the face or on affected area to cure acne and also other skin infections very effectively.
People having family history of pimples or acne or having oily skin shall consume diet rich in vitamin A and zinc. Increased intake of fruits, fresh vegetables, grains and seeds is highly recommended. Intake of curd is very beneficial for raising immunity system of the body which helps in curing and preventing outbreaks of pimples naturally.