Natural Methods To Get Rid Of Pimples

Pimples (zits) is a common skin condition that affect so many people. It occur as a result of excess oil getting trapped in the skin pores. They are also caused by bacteria or dirt trapped in the pores. Other possible causes of pimples are unhealthy foods, stress, hereditary, medications (birth control pills, etc), cosmetics and hormonal changes. The face, chest, shoulders and back are the main body parts that are prone to pimples. There are over-the-counter products for the treatment of pimples. It may be unachievable to completely get rid of pimples with medication but you can reduce their appearance if you do not squeeze them. Squeezing pimples will worsen the condition. You should avoid junk foods and do not sleep with makeups over night.

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There are natural methods to get rid of pimples. You can choose from any of these methods depending on the availability of the products required.

1. Lemon
Lemon juice is acidic. The citric acid in the juice kills bacteria causing pimples. Lemon juice helps dry up pimples. To treat pimples, squeeze out the juice, dip a cotton ball into it and swab the affected area before going to bed.

2. Honey
Dip a clean cotton ball in honey and apply on the affected area, leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

3. Toothpaste
Before going to bed, apply white toothpaste over the affected area. Wash off in the morning with water. Do not use toothpaste in gel form. It increase drying that lead to irritation. White toothpaste is only recommended.

4. Garlic
Garlic has antibacterial effects. They kill bacteria that causes pimples. To treat pimples with garlic, cut a fresh garlic clove in two pieces and rub on the affected area. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

5. Papaya
Mash the flesh of a papaya thoroughly and apply on the affected area. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water.

6. Egg white
Egg white is excellent for skincare. Apply egg white on the affected area using your fingers. Leave it to dry on the affected area overnight. Wash off in the morning with warm water. This method is very effective. Egg white also works for stretch marks.

Warning: Do not apply lemon juice on the face during day time if you must go out. Lemon juice makes the skin photosensitive, thereby exposing your skin to harmful rays which they cause skin damage.


  1. Wow, this is great. Pimples on the face can affect one confidence. Nice information.

  2. Like seriously I never knew toot paste was a part of the magic for pimples removal. Ama try dis 2day.

    1. Your face look very smooth. Are you sure you have pimples? Or you just want to try it for the sake of this post?

  3. well I do have seasonal pimples.


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