Natural pimple home remedies can be cheap and easy ways to get rid of ugly acne pimples. Medicated creams and washes can be good, but they do not always work. Sometimes we become concerned about all of the chemicals that we are putting on our faces, or we just do not have the money or the time to go to the drugstore and buy something. These can all be good reasons to try natural pimple remedies at home.
In this article we will look at how to deal with a pimple when it is there on your face or another part of the body. Of course there are wider issues of clearing up acne and preventing breakouts. For that you should probably consult a doctor who may prescribe medication. You can also consider lifestyle factors such as diet. But none of these things will help to clear up the pimple that is bothering you right now. So let’s go ahead and see what you can do to dry up that nasty zit.
Most acne pimples are caused by a blockage of the hair follicle or duct. If they are superficial, they are usually called either blackheads (where the follicle is plugged but not infected) or whiteheads if there is an infection.
Cystic acne is another type of infected pimple but the infection is deeper in the skin, like a boil. Acne can also be caused by other skin conditions such as rosacea. It is always useful to know what type of acne you have before you start treating it with natural pimple remedies. Ask your doctor or dermatologist.
For infected pimples, you can try a natural antiseptic. Tea tree oil (one of our absolute favs!) preparations work well, but do not put undiluted tea tree oil on the skin because it is too strong and is very likely to damage the skin. Instead, you can buy natural pimple remedies that are based on tea tree oil as the active ingredient.
You can also try aloe vera gel, which has a similar effect. Aloe vera is a common houseplant so you can even grow this. When you need it, you can break off a leaf and rub the gel straight onto the pimple. Or you can buy natural pimple remedies with aloe vera.
A popular home remedy for many types of acne is salicylic acid. This is sold in tablet form as aspirin. A simple way to use it is to take a soluble or regular uncoated aspirin tablet and dissolve it in a little water to make a paste. Use clean fingers or a Q-tip to apply the aspirin paste directly to the affected area.
You can also use an aspirin mask on a larger area for blackheads. Leave it for 15-30 minutes, then gently wipe off with warm water.
If you decide to try this, be sure that you have aspirin, not some other type of pain killer. Also, test first on a hidden area of skin such as behind the ear, to make sure that you do not have a bad reaction. Be aware that salicylic acid can dry out the skin too. Nevertheless, it is one of the most popular natural pimple remedies that you will find.