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Home Remedies For Pimples: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about? Are there any side effects? What are the post-remedy guidelines? How long does it take to recover? Are the results of the remedy permanent? Is there any training or experts required?

What is the remedy about?

Pimples are the result of the clogging of your pores, due to an excessive production of an oily substance called sebum in the skin. Acne and pimples occur mostly on the face, but they also appear on the hands, chest and back as well. The risk for developing pimples usually increases for boys or girls during adolescence, due to a genetic predisposition towards it, because of excessive levels of stress and if you use harsh cosmetics or certain medications.

While it may not be possible to cure acne and pimples, there are a few home remedies that are very efficient in keeping this condition under control. Here are a few home remedies for pimples:

  • Mint, yoghurt and oatmeal: One effective way to keep pimples at bay is a mixture of mint yoghurt and oatmeal. To make this remedy, finely chop around two spoons of mint leaves and add it to two spoons of yoghurt. Blend two spoons of oatmeal to a fine powder and add this to the mixture. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for about ten minutes. Then wash it off with water.
  • Green or chamomile tea: Herbal tea has antioxidant and anti-microbial properties that soothe the inflammation of acne or pimples. For this remedy, take two tea bags of either green tea or chamomile tea and soak it in a glass of hot water for ten minutes. After it has cooled down, take a piece of cotton and apply the tea to the affected area. You can also use dab the tea bags after they have been soaked, over the pimples and rinse it off with water.
  • Cinnamon and honey face mask: Another great home remedy for pimples is a cleansing face mask, made from cinnamon and honey. Make a paste, by mixing together two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for ten minutes. Then wash it thoroughly with water and make sure you wipe away the stickiness completely.

Are there any side effects?

In general home remedies for pimples do not have much side effects. However, in certain cases, side effects may occur, if your skin is sensitive or if you are allergic to a certain ingredient. Although, the natural ingredients used for these remedies are quite safe, and do not cause any side effects.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

You should apply these home remedies only once or twice in a week. Acne or pimples result from lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking, and other unhealthy habits. Therefore, along with these remedies, the treatment of acne or pimples also involves certain lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes include drinking lots of water, eating a healthy diet, avoiding oily or fatty food and exercising regularly. It is advisable to avoid using harsh chemicals and cosmetics.

How long does it take to recover?

These remedies are simple and natural. It might take around one to two weeks for these home remedies to take effect. The remedies help to clear away the pimples and unclog your pores; hence, your skin will also improve.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

While these remedies can help you get rid of an outbreak of pimples, acne cannot be cured completely. Therefore, the results of the remedy might be permanent, since pimples are likely to recur. Although, certain lifestyle alterations and a healthy diet, can help you to keep pimples at bay.

Is there any training or experts required?

The home remedy treatments for pimples or acne are relatively simple. These remedies use natural ingredients, which do not have any side effects on your skin. Therefore, you do not need any special training or expertise, to use these home remedies for pimples.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 18 years old. I am feeling numbness in my whole body as well as head. Tomorrow is my NEET exam. And I am not being able to use my brain. This is caused by anxiety or what I don't know but I have a pimple in my ear. Please help if any doctor is available. Please sir I really need your help. please help me and suggest any home remedy. please sir. I'll be obliged.

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I am 19 years old male. I had got holes on face due to pimples. Can you suggest me natural way to remove it? Is surgery of it is successful?

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The holes are of two types, one holes or depressions because of acne scars and other one are pores. Both may benefit by laser treatment sittings or peeling lasers.

Hello, M 22 years old and m suffering from white patches, pimples and pimples spot on my face mujhe kuchh smjh nhi aa RHA h ki me kya kru mere KO pimples me dard bi hota h halka sa touch ho jada h to so plzz suggest me or prescribe me any cream or home remedy so I can get my face clear or spotless.

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Dear lybrate-user. Acne/pimples persist in the age group of 13-30 yrs. With regular treatment, we can bring them under control. Avoid Oily diet, Junk food, Stress, Picking acne, Steroid application, Heavy make up (for women), Inadequate sleep.
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My age is 25. When I was 17 my face is full of pimples due to which now there are tiny holes in my face I don't know how to overcome from this problem. I have tried homeopathy for 7 moths bt it did not work. Please advice me some home remedy. I apply banana to my face weekly one of my friend advised me.

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Acne scars cannot be treated with banana or homepathy. There are 3 options. Chemical peels can be done which can give decent results. Dermaroller can also help along with chemical peels. But the best treatment is fractional carbon dioxide laser. 5...
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