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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Pimples - Natural Home Remedies


Pimples are one of the most common skin problems that many people face. They are small bumps that form on the skin when the pores get clogged with oil, dirt, bacteria, or dead skin cells. Pimples can appear anywhere on the body, but they are more likely to occur on the face, chest, back, or shoulders. Pimples can cause discomfort, pain, and embarrassment, but they are not a serious health threat.

There are many ways to treat pimples, such as using over-the-counter products that contain ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These products can help dry out the pimples and kill the bacteria that cause them. However, some people may experience side effects from these products, such as irritation, dryness, or allergic reactions. If you have severe or persistent acne, you may need to see a doctor or a dermatologist for stronger medications or other treatments.


Another option is to use natural home remedies for pimples that are made from natural ingredients that you can find in your kitchen or at your local store. These remedies can help soothe the inflammation, reduce the redness, and speed up the healing of pimples. They can also help prevent future breakouts by balancing the oil production and pH level of the skin. However, these remedies are not regulated by the FDA and may not work for everyone or may have side effects or interactions with other medications. Therefore, you should always consult your doctor before trying any natural home remedy for pimples.


Here are some of the best natural home remedies for pimples that you can try:

  • Tea tree oil: This is a natural oil that has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help fight the bacteria that cause pimples and reduce the swelling and redness. To use tea tree oil for pimples, you need to dilute it with water or another oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil. Then, apply it to the affected area with a cotton swab. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with water. Do this twice a day until the pimples heal.

  • Aloe vera: This is a plant that has soothing and healing properties. It can help hydrate the skin, reduce inflammation, and speed up the healing process of pimples. To use aloe vera for pimples, you need to cut a fresh leaf from an aloe vera plant and squeeze out the gel. Then, apply the gel to the affected area and let it dry. You can leave it on overnight or wash it off after 15 to 20 minutes. Do this once or twice a day until the pimples disappear.

  • Honey: This is a natural sweetener that has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help fight the infection and reduce the swelling and redness of pimples. It can also help heal the skin and prevent scarring. To use honey for pimples, you need to dab some raw honey on the affected area with a cotton swab or your finger. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. You can also mix honey with cinnamon powder to make a paste and apply it to the pimples as a mask. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off with water.

  • Lemon juice: This is a citrus fruit that is rich in vitamin C and citric acid. It can help dry out the pimples and lighten the scars. It can also help balance the pH level of the skin and prevent excess oil production. To use lemon juice for pimples, you need to squeeze some fresh lemon juice and apply it to the affected area with a cotton ball or your finger. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off with water. You can also mix lemon juice with honey or yogurt to make a mask and apply it to the pimples as well.

  • Green tea: This is a beverage that is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It can help reduce the inflammation and redness of pimples and prevent future breakouts. It can also help regulate the hormone levels that may trigger acne. To use green tea for pimples, you need to brew some green tea and let it cool down. Then, soak a cotton ball in the tea and apply it to the affected area. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off with water. You can also make a paste by mixing green tea leaves with honey and apply it to the pimples as a mask.


These are some of the natural home remedies for pimples that you can try at home. However, remember that these remedies may not work for everyone or may take time to show results. Also, make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients before using them. If you have severe or persistent acne, you should see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.


Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist


Kify Hospital

Danavaipeta

Rajahmundry

Phone : 85000 23456

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