Here are 4 natural ways and home remedies that can help you to get rid of pimples and severe acne as quickly as possible and in a cost-effective way –
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is tropical succulent plant whose leaves produce a clear gel. Aloe Vera gel is alkaline by nature and helps to improve the human body’s pH level. It contains salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamomic acid, sulfur, lupeol, and phenol all of which prevent the reproduction or spread of bacteria which causes infections, rashes or acne. Apply fresh Aloe Vera gel directly on your skin and keep it overnight to reduce the inflammation of the pimples and boils due to acne on the face or body. Aloe Vera is an excellent treatment for sunburns as well! It is important to note that Aloe Vera itself does not cure acne, but it helps in improving the skin’s conditions by promoting cell regeneration and reduce inflammation. You can use it along with your regular acne treatments.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil is extracted from the tree leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia from Australia. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which are an excellent home remedy for fighting acne or skin infections. Studies prove that a 5% tea tree oil is equally effective at acne reduction as a lotion or cream containing 5% Benzoyl Peroxide which is an extremely popular medication for acne. Tea Tree oil is a very strong ingredient and might cause redness or irritation on sensitive skin. For this reason, it is always diluted with a carrier oil or with water. You can apply a mixture of tea tree oil with coconut oil or water 2-3 times a day to remove the inflammation of the acne.
Green Tea Face Packs
Green tea has natural anti-oxidants which are great for the human body. Apart from drinking green tea, applying it to the face in the form of a face pack helps to improve the skin’s condition. Green Tea contains tannins and flavonoids which have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in fighting acne and other skin infections. It helps to control the overall sebum production on the skin and also inhibit the production of P.acnes in acne-prone skin. You can make an simple face mask with green tea by boiling it in water for a few minutes and then applying it to the face once its cooled down. You can keep the pack on the face for around 10-15 minutes and then wash it off and repeat 2-3 times a day.
Spot Treatment with Essential Oils
Essential oils like rose, lavender, clove, and cinnamon along with tea tree oil have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants promoting qualities that help in improving the skin condition. These work faster than over the counter acne medications and ointments and don’t have any side effects! You can mix the essential oils with a carrier oil like coconut or with water and apply to the infected areas a couple of times a day. This will help to reduce the acne within a couple of days.