How to Treat Pimples Naturally
While there are now over-the-counter remedies that can help treat pimples, not all of these are deemed safe for your health. The better alternative? Why not try natural remedies to treat acne? These can be better because aside from the fact that some of these can already be found in your home, they pose little to no side-effects. Check out the following:
Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that helps treat inflamed skin which is usually the case with pimples. It also contains an abundance of antioxidants, agents that can help ward off the proliferation of free radicals. To use as a remedy for pimples, dab on pimples with the use of a cotton. Leave for at least 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water afterwards.
Baking soda can help neutralize the pH balance of the skin. It has a drying property which is helpful in controlling oily skin. This remedy is also considered as an antibacterial agent which can prevent pimples from getting infected. You can use this several ways to treat acne. A paste made of water and baking soda can be used as a spot treatment solution or as an exfoliant. Adding baking to bathwater helps prevent back acne.
Garlic is an all-around remedy – it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anticancer properties. In Ayurvedic practice, ingesting it is said to prevent pimple formation. For those who can’t stand eating it, you can use it as a topical remedy. To do this, cut a clove into two pieces and rub on affected area. Leave for at least five minutes before washing it off.
Cucumber is very popular as a skin softener and brightener but also works well as a pimple fighting solution. This food is rich in nutrients such as Vitamins A, C, and E to name few. For pimples, eating it can have beneficial results but can also be used on the skin. Cut cucumbers and soak in water for at least 60 minutes. Strain out the slices of cucumber and drink the concoction or use it to wash your skin.