Easy Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pimples

 There are oil secreting glands present in the skin named as the sebaceous glands. These sebaceous glands can sometimes be clogged with dirt which can lead to development of infection. This gives rise to pimples. They are like acne, but they are swollen, red and filled with pus.

We all must have observed that the teenagers are most prone to pimples. This is because, during this period there are a lot of hormonal changes in the body. These hormonal changes overactivated the oil glands which results in pimples. They are most common during the teens and before the start of periods.

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Types of Pimples :

Pimples are a type of acne. They are of various different types and come with different signs and symptoms. The types of pimples are listed below:

Whiteheads :

They are small pimples and are called as closed comedo. They occur inside the skin and they are skin colored and somewhat white.

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Blackheads :

As opposite to whiteheads, they are known as open comedo. The blackheads occur when the melanin gets oxidized to black or brown color. They are very tiny and generally are found on the nose. If you do not wash your face properly and frequently, you are likely to get blackheads.

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Papules :

They are tiny pimples that arise from the skin. They are pink in color.


As the name indicates these are pimples filled with pus. The base of it is red or pink and the top is white filled with pus.

Nodules :

They are similar to papules, but nodules are larger, more painful and embedded deeply into the skin.

Cysts :

Cysts are large pimples. They contain pus and leave scars.

Causes of Pimples :

Clogging of pores with sebum or dead skin cause pimples. There can  be inflammation and infection and they are common in some people. Usually people with oily skin or bad skin care routine suffer from them.

Sebaceous Glands :

As we have seen, these glands are responsible for secretion of oil on the skin. They also secrete sweat. The skin sheds a lot of dead skin cells. When the dead skin cells clog the pores, it results into pimples.

This pore blockage is very common in puberty. Hence, you notice that adolescents are more prone to pimples.

Infection of Bacteria :

This is most common cause of pimples which can cause pus. When dead skin cells clog the oil glands, there can be growth of bacteria inside the pores. This leads to formation of pimples. The most common  causing bacteria is Propionibacterium acnes. It is a slow growing bacteria occurring in the acnes or pimples.

Moreover, the sebum is like food to this bacteria. The bacteria causes an immune response that leads to inflammation that causes redness.

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Risk Factors in Pimples :

Although it is very common in some people, we do not know the exact cause of pimples. However, here are some risks that may make you prone to them.

Bacteria :

Although we see that P. acnes is responsible for causing acne, some strains do not cause pimples. However, there are some strains that are present in skin of acne free skin. So we can say that similar to our gut, we are having both good and bad bacteria o skin. In conclusion, all the bacteria are not responsible for acne.

Yeast infections :

Yeast infections are found in hair follicles where it multiplies. This leads to formation of itchy, round pimples. These infections occur on upper chest, shoulders and upper back.

Sweat, synthetic fibers and humid environment can make this condition worse.

Testosterone :

Testosterone is a male sex hormone which can increase the occurrence of pimples. This is because testosterone is responsible for triggering the sebaceous glands making them overactive and this results in pimples.

Diet :

There are some studies that can ensure link between consumption of milk and pimples. In addition to that there are some studies that show that low glycemic index in the blood leads to low insulin and sex hormone levels  which leads to decrease in formation of them.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pimples :

Tea tree oil for pimples :

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Tea tree oil is very effective as it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties . As a result it kills P. Acnes , which causes them. In addition to this, tea tree oil also reduces swelling and redness associated with pimples.

Steps to use:

You can find tea tree oil very easily. If the tea tree oil is used as an oil it should be combined with carrier oil first.

Jojoba oil for pimples :

Jojoba oil is effective in wound healing including  lesions. It also helps in reducing the redness and swelling associated with pimples. This means that it has anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.

In a 2012 study, it was observed that after using jojoba oil for 2 weeks , there was 54% increase in the improvement of the condition.

Steps to use:

Just add some drops of jojoba oil to your face creams, masks, gel and apply it on the face . You can use it directly on the face using a cotton swab.

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Aloe Vera for Pimples :

Aloe Vera is like a magical plant for skin conditions. It contains anti inflammatory , cleansing properties and soothes the skin from within. It is  not oily yet it acts as a moisturizer as it has a lot of water.


First clean your skin with a skin cleanser. Then apply aloe Vera gels and gently massage it in the skin. Make sure to purchase aloe Vera which has at least 10 percent aloe gel in it.

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Garlic for Pimples :

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Garlic is used from the ancient times to fight infections. This is because, garlic contains Sulphur compounds which have antibacterial and anti inflammatory effect.

Steps to use garlic for skin:

You can include large amount of garlic into your diet. You can have it with butter toast , as a flavoring for meat and vegetables, in the form of tea. Garlic is  easily available all  around the world and garlic flavor is tasty. So add some garlic , and eat delicious food simultaneously treating them.

Green Tea :

Green tea contains anti oxidants and catechins. Some people have too much oil in their pores and no antioxidants. The antioxidants help in breaking down of chemicals and waste products that can cause them.  Green tea heels in the following way:

reduces sebum production
reduces P. Acnes and inflammation.

One study found that 79% and 89% percent decrease in white heads and blackheads.

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Honey :

Honey is very effective in treating skin conditions. It contains antioxidants that help clear dirt and debris from the pores of the skin. Thus help in treatment of pimples. Moreover, honey also has anti bacterial properties. This is the best  treatment for sensitive skin.

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Steps to use honey:

Just dip your finger in the honey and apply it on them .

Rosemary :

Rosemary extract is rich in antioxidant, anti inflammatory and anti bacterial  properties. In  2013 a study as performed on mice models and human cells. It suggested that rosemary extract is effective against P. Acnes which causes acne. This is effective for pimple treatment.

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Honey and Cinnamon Mask :

Honey and cinnamon are excellent in treating them. It is because, both honey and cinnamon are rich in antioxidants. Anti oxidants help in clearing away of dirt and oil on the skin. It was also seen that this mask is more effective than benzoyl peroxide and retinoids. Honey and cinnamon also reduce inflammation and fight bacteria , which are responsible for pimples .


Take 2 tbsp. honey and 1 tsp. of cinnamon and apply this mix on the entire face.

Leave this mask for 10 minutes and then rinse.

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Fish Oil :

Fish oils are enriched with omega 3 fatty acid which have a range of benefits for the skin. It benefits the skin by managing oil production, maintaining enough hydration and preventing pimples from formation.

In a study , it was concluded that by taking fish oil supplements pimples decreased significantly.

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Exfoliate Regularly :

It is a process of removing the top layer of dry skin cells and dirt from your skin. We can mechanically exfoliate by using a brush or scrub remove the dry skin. Exfoliation clears the skin off dirt which could clog the pores producing pimples.

In addition to that exfoliation can increase the effectiveness of other pimple treatments. They can penetrate deeply and cure this issue.

You can use exfoliating scrubs directly from market. However, you should be careful that it is not oil based or  be too harsh on the skin.

This is very effective for pimple treatment.

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