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4 remedies to get rid of pimples and acne

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Acne is something 1in 10 girls experience growing up. It is commonly found on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. It’s because there are more oil glands on the skin of these areas. The function of oil glands is to excrete oil substance (sebum) to lubricate your skin to make it look glowing. Acne and pimples are two annoying skin struggles.

People struggling with acne and pimples are advised to never pop their zits. Squeezing them with non-sterile fingernails can lead to spread of the infection.

However, there are natural remedies you can use to get rid of acne and pimples. There are;

4. Toothpaste

Toothpaste is a good option if you have a mammoth pimple that you want to take care of quickly. It is effective because it contains silica, which is the same substance that can be found in bags of beef jerky to keep moisture out. As such, toothpaste has been known to dry out and reduce the size of pimples overnight.

Directions

  • Apply toothpaste to the affected area
  • Leave overnight and wash off in the morning.

3. Cucumber

Cucumber acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. It helps reduce the redness of pimples and also cure puffy eyes. You can make a cucumber face mask for instant effect.

Directions:

  1. Peel one-half of a cucumber and chop it into pieces
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  4. Blend
  5. Apply the mixture on your skin and leave it for 10-15 minutes
  6. Rinse it off with warm water

2. Honey mask

Honey is a natural antibiotic which makes it perfect for healing and reducing pimples.The stickiness of honey helps remove excess dirt and impurities from your skin. You can utilize honey by making a simple mask.

Directions:

  1. Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon and two tablespoons of natural honey (preferably Manuka honey)
  2. Rinse your face and pat it dry
  3. Apply the paste to the blemishes and leave it there overnight

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel has a pleasant soothing effect on the skin and has lots of health benefits. Not only does it cool your skin down, it also reduces the inflammation of pimples and removes the oiliness from your skin. Apart from buying aloe vera gel from organic markets and drug stores, you can also make your own one.

 Directions:

  1. Cut a aloe vera leaf into section about 8″ long
  2. Turn your blade to its side and slide it just under the skin to get the flesh
  3. Cut the flesh into 2 or 3 pieces and place in a clean bowl
  4. Put the flesh into your blender and blend it smooth
  5. Keep the smooth gel in your refrigerator
  6. Paste the aloe vera gel on the infected area of your skin
 
 
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