How to Get Rid of Acne (Pimples) and Home Remedies

Don’t worry; nothing is wrong with you, and you are not the only person searching for how to get rid of acne. According to many studies, acne affects 80% of people aged 11- 25.

All of us, including myself, have experienced how acne can weaken your self-confidence and make you ashamed to be in a crowded place. Once, I was ashamed too. I hesitated to go in front of a crowd my school age, which impacted my school activities badly.

I was always silently sitting in a corner, worrying about my bad-looking face while my friends were having fun. 

But I never gave up. I tried so many treatments that were said to be effective. I spent hours looking for different methods and trying them on myself.

Finally, I won. So, I thought to share some of them that were effective for me and some other treatments for acne that I could find from my long-time studies on acne. 

According to my experience, acne cannot be removed just by applying some medication to your face. You have to treat your face VIP of your body. You must pay special attention to the following essential tips to control your acne.

So, the rest can be treated with different medications.

How to get rid of acne?

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1. Keep your hands off of acne

I know this is the hardest part. But for the sake of your face, take the first step. Do not touch your face. You are allowed to touch it only when you are washing your face. It can intensify the situation, and it can spread the acne to other places as well.

Touching your face can worsen acne.

2. Wash your face twice a day

I know all of you may wash your face when you are going out from home. But are you washing your face when you are back?? This is the most important. When you come back, you come with a face full of dust, smoke, makeup, and whatnot.

So, removing all of it from your precious face is essential. A dirty face can worsen acne, and sweating can also exacerbate the situation. So, dermatologists advise people with acne to wash their faces after sweating.

Always keep your face clean.

3. Use a cleanser

So now you may be thinking of a way to clean your face. Dermatologists are recommending cleansers as an effective way to clean your face. When using a cleanser, you should be very gentle with your skin. So, it’s better to use your fingertips to apply it instead of a sponge or a washcloth because these things can irritate your skin and worsen acne.

Some people tend to use scrubs to clean their faces. This may be effective for others, but it can worsen acne.

Scrubbing can worsen your acne.

4. Treat your skin gently

All of you should understand that you must choose the products wisely that you are using on your face. You cannot use products meant to be for faces with no acne. When you use a product, see whether it is alcohol-free because alcohol-based products can irritate your skin.

And you should avoid using toners, astringents, and exfoliants as they can irritate your skin. Acne can worsen with dry and reddened skin. Remember, treating the skin gently includes treating the acne gently.

When you have acne on your face, you know how difficult it is to keep your fingers away. However squeezing or picking the acne will worsen the condition. Because it increases the risk of spreading acne, and the worst part is it increases the risk of getting acne scars.

Let your skin heal naturally by treating it gently.

Prevention is better than cure. So, if you adhere to these tips, you will realize how these small changes make a drastic change in your face.

Acne treatments

While controlling acne, you need to use some medications to cure acne. There are different types of acne treatments available in the market. Most of them are easy to use as they are in cream or gel.

However, according to my experience, they cause undesirable side effects like dryness or redness in the skin or irritations. Besides, these skin products are costly. 

So, like most other people, I looked into home remedies to treat acne. People always look for natural treatments but do not believe in their effectiveness.

But for me, they were the saviors. Of course, they take some time to show the effects. But believe me, they will not cause dryness or redness on your face, so you will not be able to go out when you are on these treatments. So here I am sharing some of those treatments with all of you.

Home remedies to get rid of acne

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1. Sandalwood paste

Santalum album trees are famous for their volatile oil used in the cosmetic industry. Besides, sandalwood powder has been proven that it has an antiseptic and skin-softening effect. So, this is very effective in the treatment of acne. In Asian countries, women use this as a paste to treat acne for a long time. You will be surprised to hear that it has also proven effective in removing acne scars. You can kill two birds with one stone. 

Directions to use:

  • Mix the sandalwood powder with a small amount of water to form a thick paste
  • Apply the paste on your face with your fingertips
  • Leave the mask on your face for 30 minutes
  • Rinse it off with slightly warm water  

2. Aloe vera gel

The usage of Aloe vera has so many benefits on the skin. It reduces inflammations caused by acne and removes the oiliness and dryness of your skin. Not only that, but it also cools down your skin giving a relieving feeling and reducing the pain caused by acne.

Directions to use:

  • Scrape the flesh from the aloe plant removing the green-colored peels
  • Dab this gel on your skin 
  • or blend the flesh till it forms a smooth gel
  • Apply the gel regularly on your face
  • Rinse it with slightly warm water

3. Egg-white mask

Egg white is a spring of nutrients. These nutrients help your skin in numerous ways. They help to clean your face, remove toxins from the skin, remove facial hair, remove wrinkle lines, remove blackheads, protect your face from UV lights, shrink pores on the skin, etc. Meanwhile, an enzyme called lysozyme kills bacteria that cause acne on your face. Egg whites can reduce acne scars as well. The protein and amino acids in egg white help to rebuild the skin cells.

Directions to use:

  • Separate the egg white from the yolk
  • Beat the egg white for 3-4 minutes
  • Apply it on your face using your fingertips
  • Leave it on the face till it gets dry 
  • Apply again on the top of the first layer and wait till it gets dry
  • Repeat the process 3 times
  • Finally, rinse with slightly warm water 

4. Honey mask

Natural honey has an antibacterial effect that helps to treat acne. Moreover, honey has an osmotic effect on the skin, which can draw out the excess fluid from the acne and reduce the inflammation and the look of the acne. Cinnamon can also contribute to treating acne as it has antibacterial activity. So mixing these two gives you a more robust treatment for acne.

Directions to use:

  • Mix two tablespoons of honey with one tablespoon of cinnamon powder as it forms a thick paste
  • Apply the paste to the affected areas
  • Leave it for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with slightly warm water

5. Turmeric face mask

Turmeric is loaded with antioxidants that provide turmeric the antiaging properties. Scientists have found that turmeric can prevent the formation of wrinkles and melanin in the skin. Turmeric is used to prevent acne as it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. So, turmeric has the magical power to brighten your skin, remove acne, and remove acne scars and dark spots from your skin. 

The face mask is my favorite and my go-to for treating acne. I prefer to add some more ingredients to amplify the results.

Directions to use:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder with 1 tablespoon of chickpea flour 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey to it
  • Mix all the ingredients to form a paste
  • Apply it on the skin using the fingertips
  • Leave it for 20 minutes
  • Rinse with slightly warm water 

Select one of the above home remedies and apply it 2-3 times a week for about a month (depending on the severity of the acne) to experience the best results. But remember to adhere to the tips I mentioned in the beginning. If not, no matter the treatment you follow, you will not see the results.

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