We all face one skin challenge or the other at one point in our lives. Pimples, acne, zits, whitehead or whatever you may call them are very disturbing and quite annoying especially if it occurs at times when you have an important occasion coming up.
It could occur at any area of your skin like the face, neck, chest or shoulders. For some people its severe while for some, are just tiny dots on the skin and certain factors contribute to this condition. It could be your diet, stress, genetics or simply hormonal imbalance.
You have definitely tried a number of lotions, medicines, creams in treating this which really tamper with your pocket as they can be quite expensive and can take time to show effect.
Well don’t get discouraged as I give you 5 die hard ways to get rid of those pimples faster and cheaper.
STEAMING: Did you know that heat helps get rid of those pimples fast? When I say heat, I mean steaming your face with a bit of hot water. No matter the kind of skin you have, you can make use of this method.
Simply get a bowl of hot water and towel. Place your head over the bowl. Make sure you are not too close to the water to avoid getting burnt. Then cover your head with the towel so that the steam won’t escape. Please Do not stay more than 10minutes.
LEMON JUICE: Who knew that citrus fruit lemon could work wonders on pimples. Well it contains antioxidants that helps kill the bacteria causing pimples. It reduces and prevents new pimple soldiers from arising. It also lightens your spots.
Squeeze the juice out of a lemon. Dip a cotton ball in the juice and dab all over the affected areas. Leave it for about 20minutes. Then rinse off with warm or cool water.
For people with sensitive skin, you could add a spoon of honey to the lemon juice and apply.
HONEY AND CINNAMON: Honey used alone every day improves your acne a lot but mixing with a bit of cinnamon does the magical. They are both fantastic pimple removal solutions as they contain antioxidants that helps in fighting bacteria and reducing your pimple size.
Take 1teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 2teaspoons of honey. Mix and apply gently to the affected areas using your fingers. Allow to sit for 20minutes, then wash off with warm water.
GREEN TEA: Applying green tea on your skin promotes it a whole lot. This is because it contains antioxidants that reduce those pimples. To get its effect, you can either wash your face with a cooled cup of green tea or place the tea bag on the areas affected.
Steep the green tea bag in hot water, allow tea bag to cool before applying on the affected areas using a cotton ball. Once dried, rinse with the affected area with water and pat dry.
ALOE VERA: Aloe vera is one of those amazing plants I just love. It is used to treat various skin conditions like wounds, rashes or burns but guess what? It works wonders on those pimples too. Studies have shown that aloe vera plant contains salicylic acid which is commonly used in the treatment of acne. Use of aloe vera daily helps treat and prevent those awkward looking pimples. It moisturizes your skin, promotes healing, and reduces scarring, redness and irritation of the skin. Don’t you just love it too..
Simply apply the gel from the plant directly on your skin. You can use it as many times as you want till those pimples disappear.