Pimples Home Remedies

The simple acne home remedies given here will cure your acne and pimples in a few days at home without any medication. Try them and see the results.

Beware of Acne Medications

Accutane and Roaccutane are popular prescription medications to deal with the acne and embarrassing skin blemishes. But these pills can cause eye infections such as conjunctivitis or sties, according to research (2012) carried by Dr. Gabriel Chodick of Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

The research findings reveal that a common side effect of these medicines is dryness of skin and lips, so these medications would also effect the lubrication of the eyelids, specifically the oil glands along the rim of the eyelid.

People using these medications should use artificial tear eye drops to keep the eyes lubricated.

How To Get Rid Of Acne

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Please check if you have any allergies or sensitivity with some ingredients used; such as glycerin, lemons, orange, garlic, papaya, eggs, etc. The following treatment and cures are good for all body acne including scalp acne. After you have successfully treated your acne, you will need to treat your acne scars (Acne Scars Treatment), if any.

Acne usually begins with blackheads. Blackheads are formed when oil and dead cells get trapped in a pore. They then turn black when exposed to air. When blackheads become inflamed, they become red (pimples). They multiply when touched with dirty hands. So to get rid of acne, you should also try blackhead remedies.

Add fresh juice of one lemon or lime to one cup of hot water and drink in the morning on an empty stomach. It will purify the blood by removing metabolic waste and by changing blood pH.

  1. Apply ripe tomato or cucumber pulp on acne or pimples and keep upto 1 hour, then wash.
  2. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples should disappear without a mark with regular applications. Garlic will kill acne-causing bacteria.
    Apply some garlic juice on your face for about an hour once a week. Do not keep it for too long as it can aggravate sensitive skin.
  3. Make a paste of neem leaves with turmeric powder. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
  4. Zinc, Vitamin A, B & E, echinacea, thyme and tea tree oil can treat acne. Take vitamin B tablet, you should see results in a few weeks.
  5. Carbohydrate foods with low glycemic index or a low GI diet can improve acne by 50 percent.
  6. Grind nutmeg (jaiphal) with unboiled milk and apply for 1-2 hours.
  7. Make a paste by mixing honey and cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks.
  8. Mix 1 tablespoon groundnut oil with 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and acne.
  9. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix with fresh lime juice, and apply. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.
  10. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling pimples or acne.
  11. Use fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.
  12. Mix lime juice and rose water in equal portions. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
  13. How to heal acne?
    To heal acne, rub the inside of the banana peel over the acne in the night and wash in the morning.
  14. Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Note that this remedy is not for sensitive skin.
  15. Make a paste of roasted and powdered pomgranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over boils,acne, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.
  16. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.
  17. Make a paste of sandalwood with rose water. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
  18. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.
  19. Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, pimples and acne.
  20. Apply a paste of fresh fenugreek (methi) leaves over the face every night and wash with warm water in the morning for preventing pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, dryness, and wrinkles.
  21. Make a paste of ground orange peel with water and apply on the affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
  22. Make a paste of salt in vinegar. Rub it on the pimples. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
  23. Make a paste of turmeric powder in mint juice. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
  24. Apply fresh mint juice over face every night for pimples or acne prevention. Fresh mint juice is good for the treatment of pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies and other skin infections.
  25. Drinking of wheatgrass juice may remove acne.
  26. Toothpaste for Pimples

    The ingredients in the toothpaste dry the skin and clear up the acne if left on the skin for some time. Note that it is only a short-term pimple cure.
    Apply a thin layer of toothpaste to the affected area with a sponge, and cover the area. Let the toothpaste dry and leave it on the pimple for overnight. In the morning, wash off the dried toothpaste with a cloth and applyt an oil-free moisturizer.

Acne on Scalp

Scalp acne is treated in the same manner as the acne on face.

  1. Try any of the remedies given above.
  2. Dip a cotton ball in a skin cleanser containing salicylic acid and apply on the acne area.
  3. Do not use any acne cream/oil containing benzoil peroxide or other peroxide ingredients on the scalp because it may change the color of your hair.
  4. Mix 4 parts tea tree oil to 1 part lavender oil in olive oil or any other oil and apply to the scalp as a shampoo. This works as a wonder if your scalp problem is due to any infection.
  5. Boil a cup of neem leaves in water. Wash your head with this water when it is warm.

Gomathi  5:21am on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

I have pimple's marks on my face and oily skin please give some home remedies for get rid of them.

Sidharth Singla,   1:11am on Sunday, August 11th, 2013

I am continuously applying all your details given in your forum and my acne problem goes away in just 2 weeks and I also have stop in-taking of high fat products. Thank you very much.

Nipun patel,   5:57am on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Need some treatment for face because of oily skin, pimples destroys the image.

Someone,   12:25pm on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Thanks so much, ill try these remedies. I like the sound of number 2. I will try that one first.

Chhaya Sharma,   5:54am on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

I have a lot of acne on my face and oily skin also.Please tell me how to get free from acne.

Jaycee,   5:10pm on Monday, April 8th, 2013

After 3 weeks of using this remedy, I bet all of you to use toothpaste. It works for me! Only a few pimples/acne left on my face. I also use tomatoes remedy. it works too, specially if you have oily face, so try to use toothpaste and after it dries wash it and apply some tomato juice , but all of you guys better use tomato juice peel off mask, its really really great !

Cindy,   8:18am on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

I have pimples that come and go, when one heals another one comes and this can be really frustrating. but I will try one of these remedies.

Jake C Sysk,   12:11am on Monday, February 25th, 2013

Scalp acne (Mites): I lived with scalp acne that would not respond to any treatment for more than 48 years. I went to more doctors than I can remember, one almost killed me with sulfur drugs I am allergic to. Anti-biotic would work for a week or so then it came right back. 2012 I started running the shower on my head as hot as I could possibly stand it and sometimes so hot I had to duck in and out of it. Happy to say I have no more pimples, no itch and I don't have to continue the extremely hot water treatment. [ but I still do it now and then].

AtHomeAcne,   1:25pm on Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Thanks for these tips! I especially liked your toothpaste tip. I've heard of it before, but never tried it.

Adom Enoch, b>  12:02pm on Saturday, January 5th, 2013

I am a teenager who has acne and wants permanent cure.

Shalie tang,   6:49am on Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Thanks for the advice and some tips to make my face more beautiful and flawless so I can shine and not to be shy to face off someone. I am more confident for the remedy.

john,   6:11pm on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Wow Great remedy it works.

Elijah,   11:06am on Monday, November 19th, 2012

Hi. I also have pimple problem. I tried soap, pimple creams and other beauty products but it didn't work. I will try those home remedies and i'll see if it will work. I think those chemicals that i tried didn't fit my skin type. I hope those home remedies work best.

Iwan,   6:48pm on Thursday, September 27th, 2012

I know this may sound terrible but there is NO proven way to get rid of pimples really really fast. If there was, celebs with the money would have flawless skin, even they use makeup to cover their flaws. None is perfect, ok? A few pimples never hurt anyone, just leave them alone and wait until they are gone. The longer you pick at them the longer they'll stay.
But I'll give you my secret to keeping my face clean n clear:
At night:1. Wash your face with any soft good brand hand soap that says it kills 99% of all germs. Make it a foam with warm water and let it sit for a while. Then wash it off with cold water.
2. Dry your face very well, then apply Aloe vera gel, this leaves a nice thin mask, rinse it off in the morning.
3. In the morning apply any light face moisturizer.