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How to get rid of pimples - 18 Things that you can try

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Below you will find a list of 9 natural ingredients you may spot-treat your acne with after doing the whole wash/cleanse, moisturize, and tone routine for your face. Use cotton balls or cotton buds and a drop or pea-size of the ingredient to spot-treat, and voila! A gentle careful layering will do. Further down, you will see the three most popular face masks for acne-prone skin, made from natural ingredients you can find right in your kitchen.

Tea Tree Oil

Go natural with tea tree oil. Pure, 100% tea tree oil is as good as the chemical benzoyl peroxide in getting rid of acne with a lot less irritating effect.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil helps repair damaged skin, including acne lesions or wounds. It reduces skin inflammation, redness, and swelling. Other than wound healing, trust this oil to make your skin supple and glowing!

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce the appearance of acne and prevent acne breakouts.

Using it will soothe the acne and help heal the superficial wound at the same time. The plant hormones auxin and gibberellins promote the regeneration of the skin.



For thousands of years, honey served as a topical treatment for skin conditions - including acne. It helps acne by drawing out excess water and red inflamed blemishes because of its “osmotic” effect on the skin. It is highly antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and a perfect wound healer that clears clogged pores!

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Retinol is an essential micronutrient vitamin that increases skin cell turnover while stimulating collagen production. Aside from healing acne wounds, its retinoid compound is long proven to be a great acne-buster!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has acids that effectively kill bacteria-causing acne. Either spot treat, tone, or wash your face in a diluted 1:4 Apple Cider Vinegar to water ratio.

Green Tea

Green Tea

Green tea contains polyphenol antioxidants called catechins. These antioxidants help in taking down chemicals and waste products from the body. As with open acne sores, trust it to help take out the debris to start its healing.



Rosemary is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant. Rosemary has long been proven to increase blood circulation which is very beneficial to the body. Rosemary can also work as your facial astringent for skin toning and balancing.

Witch Hazel

According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, at Mt. Sinai in New York City, witch hazel has tannins. It's a compound that works both as an astringent and antioxidant. Astringent is used to reduce inflammation, contract facial tissues, and shrink pores as it fights acne-causing bacteria.


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has many properties that help eliminate bacteria causing acne. It's an anti-inflammatory among many other things. Specifically for acne, coconut oil helps soothe and reduce the swelling with its linoleic and lauric acids.


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Honey and cinnamon mask

Preparing a honey and cinnamon mask is your perfect solution combined to counter the bacterial issues of your acne. Mixing a tablespoon of Cinnamon with 2-3 teaspoons of Honey should do the trick! After your wash/cleansing routine, apply it as a mask and leave for 10 minutes before washing away with lukewarm water. Pat dry.

Wear a clay mask overnight

Detoxify your skin and remove pore clogs by removing all the surface oil on your face overnight with a clay mask. Clay masks are certainly helpful for skin break-out prevention and mild acne conditions.


Soothe your skin with oats 

The colloidal element in oatmeal makes it a powerful contender for your acne with its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties.

Prepare this oatmeal face mask to reach your clear, acne-free skin goal: a ½ cup of hot water to a 1/3 cup of oats, mixed with a teaspoon of natural yogurt and honey. Gently apply all over the face. Leave for 10 minutes before washing with lukewarm water. Pat dry.

Make a personalized acne-free routine

Now that you understand your skin more and know which products best suit you, you can make a personalized acne-free routine!

With this routine, wash, moisturize, and tone your face twice daily. You may then apply an acne spot treatment every time after. During the day, be more conscious of keeping your skin oil-free by using a handy oil patch on your face. Make a habit of keeping the face clear of any impurities.

Try this acne-free routine for a week. See the wonderful effects for yourself!

Your acne and other skin problems could be hormonal

Your acne and other skin problems could be hormonal. If this is the case, then you will have to look at yourself more closely.

Observe your lifestyle habits. Rest, exercise, and adopt a healthy diet. Balance your hormones, and always keep your face, body, and surroundings clean. See if the acne or pimples subside. Should symptoms persist, consult a doctor, and continue with the rest-exercise-healthy daily routine.

See what experts have to say

If problems persist, look at what experts have to say. They have seen more acne conditions than you can imagine and will know what to advise. Know also that you are in charge of yourself. The ultimate decision will come from you. See expert advice as expanding your knowledge to get yourself the best results!

Look at what experience has to say

More than the medical experts, you will be surprised at the wealth of experiences documented on acne not only on the web but with friends and family too! It’s worth asking questions and looking for advice!

Know your options then decide

Everyone has a unique body make-up and composition, but no one has been more around you than yourself. So, now that you know your options, take a moment to find out what is best for you. Having a healthy gut means having healthy skin. Decide on a routine, and start rolling!


Now that you have the know-how on ingredients you’ll need for your arsenal to fight acne, waste no more time and start today! Have fun making those face masks and have your own glow-up story.

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