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25 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Pimples Fast at Home

Updated on January 24, 2015

Easy tips to cure pimples

Pimples are embarrassing and can be very frustrating when you try to get rid of them. Most people try to squeeze them out but I’m telling you, never do that. Squeezing pimples will only lead to more of them. So, what should you do to get rid of them? Here are some effective ways to get rid of pimples fast and easy. If you follow these tips correctly, I guarantee that you will have a healthy, clean and beautiful skin.

1 Eat Healthy

One way to get rid of pimples is to eat healthy. Try to avoid eating foods that contain sugar, saturated fats and vegetable oils. Examples are sugary sodas, cakes, chips, burgers and fries, chocolates and other junk food.

The foods you should eat include whole grain foods, lean meats (chicken breast, tuna, turkey), nuts, fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods.

2 Garlic

Another effective way to get rid of pimples fast is to use garlic. Massage garlic on your face few times a day for about a week. You will notice the difference.

3 Drink Water

Drinking water is another way to get rid of pimples. Your body is loaded with toxins, which is the ultimate cause of pimples. By drinking water, you will have all the toxins expelled from your body. You must drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.

4 Apricot Juice

Rub it on the affected area daily at least for 10 minutes. Repeat this until the pimples are cleared.

5 Toothpaste

Toothpaste is another way to get rid of pimples. Apply toothpaste on your pimples and leave them there overnight. When you wake up, wash it off. This is very effective in getting rid of pimples.

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6 Papaya

The most irritating and unsightly thing about pimples is the pus and impurities that are trapped in the pore. The juice of raw (green) papaya will help reduce swelling and the formation of pus immediately. Using the juice, seed and skin on your face will remove whiteheads and leave your skin clear and beautiful.

7 Keep Your Face Clean

Wash the face twice a day. The oil free skin surface will help in keeping the pores unclogged. Use a mild cleanser to get soft cleansing.

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8 Potato

The potassium, sulfur, phosphorus, and protein in raw potatoes are very beneficial for the skin. Raw potatoes have enzymes in the pulp and also have Vitamin C and starch. Grate the pulp of a raw potato and rub it on the skin to cure pimples fast. This method can be used to cure acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.

9 Use Oil-Free Products

Choose facial products without oil. Makeup, lotions and sunscreen creams have to be oil-free.

10 No Popping!

Keep your hands away from your face. It's so tempting to squeeze or pick the pimple away, but this only serves to make the problem worse by driving the bacteria further into the skin.

11 Aloe Vera. The Plant of Immortality

Apply aloe vera gel on the pimples. Leave it on the skin for a few minutes, and then wash with clean water. It can reduce the redness and inflammation and accelerate the process of healing.

12 Chamomile Tea

A chamomile compress is another natural way to clear up pimples. Make a strong cup of chamomile tea. Use a soft, clean cloth to dip in the solution and press it against the pimples. The herb will help reduce swelling and redness and soothe irritated skin. Chamomile tea can also reduce the risk of acne scars.

Facial Masks:

13 Sandalwood Powder face mask: Make your own face mask with natural herbs. Mix sandalwood powder and rose water to form a paste and apply it on the face for 30 minutes. You can also use fuller's earth or crushed cucumber instead of sandalwood powder.

14 Baking soda face mask: Baking soda can help in removing dead cells from your skin. Mix a small amount of baking soda with water to form a thick paste. Gently massage the paste on the affected areas for about 15 seconds. Rinse the baking soda off, and pat your face dry with a clean, soft towel.

15 Aspirin face mask: Make a facial mask using aspirin, honey and water. Mix a small amount of aspirin with little water. Add honey to the mixture. Honey kills bacteria and moisturizes the skin. Apply the mask on the affected area and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.

16 Oatmeal mask: Combine one cup of oatmeal with 2/3 cup of boiling water. Leave it to cool. Add a quarter cup of honey and mix well. Apply the mask on your face and leave it for 20 minutes.

17 Fenugreek seeds

Boil some fenugreek seeds in water for a few minutes. Let the water cool and use to wash your face. It may help to prevent any kind of skin infection.

18 Avoid facial scrubs

Avoid harsh soaps and facial scrubs if you want to get rid of pimples quickly. Many of these acne cleansing products claim to wipe dirt and oil but as long as you avoid oily products and foods, you don’t need these scrubs. They can irritate your skin, damage to your subaceous glands and cause pimples worse in the long run. The fact is that your subaceous glands produce oils because they are trying to protect dry and cracked skin. Facial scrubs are not a good way to get rid of pimples

19 Think before choosing anti-acne lotion

Use only a dermatologist recommended acne lotion. Do not just grab a bottle of lotion that says it is dermatologist recommended; call or go see a dermatologist and ask them what they would recommend. The better lotions recommended to get rid of acne contain sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid.

20 Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties which can help you recover from pimples. Apply the oil to the affected are with a Q tip.

21 The ice pack therapy

This is effective if you have only 1 or 2 pimples. Place an ice pack on the pimple until you feel freezing. Do this for about 20 minutes and 3-4 times a day. The coldness of ice will increase the blood flow in the affected area. More blood flow means more oxygen to the cells and tissues and they start rapid recovery. The ice therapy will not cure your pimple completely but it can reduce swelling and redness.

22 Steam

Steam can open up your skin pores, which prevents them from being clogged which is one of the main reasons for pimples. Steam also moisturizes and detoxifies your skin.

23 Cucumber

Cucumber helps to reduce inflammation and redness. Mix a small amount of finely grated cucumber with lemon juice and apply on the affected area.

24 Lemon

Fresh lemon juice is also very good against pimples. Peel a lemon and rub it on pimples for sometime. Do it several times a day.

25 Benzoyl peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide can give better results fighting acne. I personally know many people benefited from this chemical. Ask a doctor’s advice before using this because benzoyl peroxide can cause allergy in some people.

Share your acne horror stories and how you got rid of em!

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      Also 4 months ago

      Wow this really worked thanks a lot now I'm pimple free

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      sonu 2 years ago

      Tk it is very useful to all

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      sophir 3 years ago

      Im going to try toothpaste what works nbest

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Thank you DDE.. Most people do not even consider proper diet and go after all those chemical creams..

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Informative, and most helpful on getting rid of pimples. Acne can be such a problem to many people depending the skin type and their diets also play a part.