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Home remedies for pimples that work

Updated on May 29, 2014

The occurrence of pimples is common among people of all age groups. The best way to treat pimples is by using the time tested, safe and effective home remedies for pimples. Before embarking on finding the best treatment for pimples, it is advisable to have knowledge about the type of pimples and the cause for pimples.

What Causes Pimples?

There are several factors that lead to formation of pimples. The most common cause for pimples is the production of excess sebum by the oil glands. The sebum clogs the hair follicles resulting in formation of pimples. Other causes include hormonal changes, hereditary factors and use of medications containing steroids and lithium. Pimples usually appear as blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, cysts, papules and nodules.

Preventing Pimple Outbreaks

Knowing how to prevent pimples is important in the war against pimples. A balanced diet with lots of water, fruits and vegetables is the first step towards preventing and treating pimples. Including supplements of vitamin A, vitamin E, Niacin and Zinc supplements also goes a long way in blemish treatment.

Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice

Some home remedies for pimples can be found in the kitchen; for example:

Lemon juice

It is a very effective pimple treatment which can be used on its own to apply on pimples or mixed with rosewater.
This mixture is applied and left on the skin for thirty minutes before eventually being washed off. Results should be visible within three to four weeks when used daily.
When mixed with groundnut oil or sandalwood powder, lemon juice can be used to prevent the formation of pimples as well as curing already existing ones.


Garlic Works Wonders For Pimples

Garlic can be rubbed on skin that is affected by pimples. Doing this several times in a day will clear away the pimples without leaving behind pimple marks. Alternatively, to avoid the smell that comes with rubbing garlic on skin, its cloves can be eaten for thirty consecutive days to help fight pimples. Garlic cleanses the blood stream and cures pimples in the process.

Papaya Juice
Papaya Juice
Cucumber Pulp
Cucumber Pulp
Tomato Pulp
Tomato Pulp

Raw papaya juice,
cucumber pulp,
tomato pulp,
watermelon pulp

also form very good pimple treatments.

They are applied and washed off
after some time resulting into smooth skin after several uses.
Others that bring the same results include neem,
turmeric juice mixed with coriander juice.
These pimple treatments also remove scars
caused by pimples.

Sour Cream
Sour Cream

Using Honey For Treating Pimples

Honey has been said to be one of the best treatment for pimples. It can be used with different ingredients to make face masks that clear pimples.

Examples of honey masks that work well in treating pimples
include a mixture of honey, oatmeal, sour cream
and lemon juice.

Leaving this mask on for fifteen minutes will reduce inflammation
and redness that is caused by pimples. Honey can also be mixed
with cinnamon to clear skin within two weeks of usage.

No Side Effects to Home Remedies For Pimples

Most people don't know how to stop pimples. This can easily be achieved by observing high hygiene on the face and using make up sparingly.

Washing off makeup before going to sleep is very important in prevention of pimples. Home remedies for pimples have proven to be the best since they are cheap, easily available and have no side effects.


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    • CZCZCZ profile image


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Great hub, with so many products and chemicals that are sold for helping with pimple issues it is great to see a huge list of options that are home remedies with treatments made from ingredients in the fridge.

    • mreynolds4 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Awesome! Be consistent and let us know how you make out.

    • mreynolds4 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Awesome! let us know how you make out.

    • Gurpreet Seehra profile image

      Gurpreet Seehra 

      6 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It is really a headache for me to get rid of my pimples after 3 years of continuous struggles. I will try to implement a few of your suggestions. Thanks for giving this advice.

    • tsarnaudova profile image

      Tsvetana Kodjabasheva 

      6 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Very useful hub. I've personally tried the garlic and the lemon juice and I can confirm their efficiency. Voted up and usefil. Thanks for the other advices. Honey mask looks very attractive and I intend to try it soon :)


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