Pimples are protrusions on the surface of the skin. It is formed when sweat, dust, dirt or oil secretions from the oil glands block the pores on the surface of the skin. This results in the formation of a cyst which when exposed to air, gets filled with pus leading to the formation of pimples. It is one of the most common problem affecting both men and women in their teen age.
Though it does not lead to any serious disease in the body, it looks ugly and can be a reason for embarrassment in public places. Several causes of it include a change in hormonal system, unhealthy diet, stress, constipation or certain medicines. Symptoms are pus filled cells, redness around the protrusions, pain, etc. Numerous home remedies have proved to be successful in getting rid of pimples as well as the scars formed due to it.
Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Pimples
Lemon can be used in various forms to heal the pimples. Lemon cut into slices can be rubbed directly on the pimple and let it dry for few minutes. Wash the face with clean water and pat dry with a clean towel. Lemon juice is highly effective. Lemon juice mixed with rose water or milk can be applied on the pimples or used as a face wash.
Lemon juice can also be mixed with equal quantity or groundnut oil and applied on the pimples to cure it. Paste of lemon juice can be made with either sandalwood powder or cinnamon powder and applied on the pimple. This paste should be allowed to dry and then washed off with clean water. Either of these beauty regimes should be done for few days till the pimples disappear.
Garlic helps to treat pimples and clean the blood which prevents any further pimple formation. Few cloves of raw garlic can be rubbed on the pimple area few times in a day for about a month. This should be done with gentle hands or it may cause burning sensation on the face. One can also eat few cloves of garlic once in a day to heal the pimples.
Various pastes prepared at home can do wonders in getting away from pimples. Grated cucumber can be applied on the face in the form of a paste and left for half an hour. Wash the face with clean cold water and pat dry. This should be done daily to see the desired results. A paste can be prepared out of grated apple and honey and applied on the face. Allow it to dry. In about 15-20 minutes wash it with cold water and pat dry.
A paste can also be prepared with powdered neem and honey and applied over the face and neck. This paste needs to be left overnight and washed with cold water next morning. It helps to clear the skin. A paste of powdered peels of orange or roasted pomegranate also serves in curing pimples.
Mixing a pinch of turmeric with coriander juice or mint juice makes it very effective in healing the pimples.