Are pimples robbing off your peace? Well, that will not happen anymore. Understand the causes of pimples and their types. Follow the 5 natural remedies that can help you say good bye to pimples overnight!
Applying toothpaste to the skin to get rid of pimples is an age-old practice. It effectively gets rid of acne owing to the presence of ingredients such as baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, sodium pyrophosphate, alcohol, menthol, and most importantly triclosan. Triclosan is a preservative that is an active ingredient in toothpastes, soaps, bathing gels, and acne treatment products. It is also a well-known anti-bacterial agent. Another important ingredient in toothpaste is baking soda.
Apply the paste to different areas of your face and body and assess howeach of the areas react to it. Leave the toothpaste on for at least 15 minutes. If you do not notice any irritation, it is safe to use on your skin for an extended period of time.
Apply the toothpaste directly into the pimple in small quantities. Do not massage it into your skin, just place a small blob of toothpaste over the pimple.
2. Apply some apple cider vinegar
Instead of buying a typical over-the-counter pimple cream, why not allow mother nature to work her magic on your skin? Celebrities such as Hilary Duff and Scarlett Johanson use ACV to cleanse their skin and keep pimples away. They have the choice to use super-expensive products and they choose to use good old ACV, and here’s why…
– During the creation of ACV, substances such as malic acid are formed, which give ACV antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties which help prevent acne and skin infections.
– ACV’s natural goodness also unblocks pores and allows skin to breathe properly, so it is very effective in treating acne and pimples.
– AVC doesn’t just effectively remove excess oil from your skin, it also helps to balance pH levels and can prevent your skin from becoming too oily or too dry by balancing the production of sebum.
To make your own ACV toner, mix equal parts of ACV and water. You can get creative with your ACV solution. Try adding green tea, aloe vera gel or witch hazel. After a while when your skin got used to it, you can gradually increase the concentration of the ACV. It depends on the tolerance of your skin. Just make sure you shake it before you use it, so that the water and ACV are thoroughly mixed up.
To apply ACV to your skin, simply use a cotton bud and gently glide over skin to remove make-up, oil and impurities. Be careful not to get it in your eyes!. If you are suffering from a breakout, then be warned it will sting your pimples. However, this should feel like a ‘good’ hurt, and not be intolerable.
When you use AVC for the first time, after 5 minutes, it is a good idea to rinse it off with warm water. This is just so your skin isn’t too exposed to ACV on your first time. If you don’t get a reaction, then the next time you use it, don’t wash it off, and then you can build up your skin’s tolerance. It is best to apply the ACV toner at night as ACV can increase sensitivity to ultra-violet rays.
Honey is a secret natural cosmetic product which treats acne and other beauty problems. Honey is commonly used in two ways: either as a mask or scrub, applied directly to the affected area, or as a dietary supplement to improve overall health.
- Use a cotton ball to apply a small amount of raw honey to the affected area.
- Leave for 30 minutes and rinse first with warm water, then cold water.
- Repeat regularly for best results.
- Note: Alternately apply raw honey to the affected area before going to sleep and cover with a bandage. Leave overnight and rinse with water the next morning.
4. Use eye drops
Eye drops are made to remove redness. They contain tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride, which helps get rid of redness (usually in the eyes).
- Put a small amount of the eye drop solution on a Q-Tip and apply it gently to the pimple.
- Alternately, freeze a Q-Tip that’s been soaked in eye drop solution overnight. Apply it gently to the pimple. The cold will suppress the inflammation, and the tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride in the eye drops should help relieve redness.
- Rubbing it on your entire face can cause more irritation. Only rub on affected areas. Don’t use this technique too often or it could have an adverse effect.
5. Oatmeal boost
Oatmeal can power you up from the inside out-and the outside in. If you soak/cook your oats and use them in mask, they can reduce the inflammation and unsightly redness that accompanies breakouts. Add some honey to your mask and you have a great recipe for a rather tasty sounding acne remedy. Keep in mind that oatmeal on its own will not cure your acne, and should be used as part of a sensible routine acne treatment. However, it may very well reduce the blatant, painful, appearance of the breakouts.
You will need…
-One serving of oatmeal-steel cut seems to work well
-Two tablespoons raw honey
Whip up a batch of oatmeal as usual, or by following the directions on the box. When it is finished and still hot, add two tablespoons of honey. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Keep in mind it retains quite a bit of heat, so really make sure it’s a comfortable temperature before applying it to your skin-the last thing you need is a burn! Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. When it has set, rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.