We all get acne, and we all want to hide from the world when we do. But it is completely normal and happens to everyone. There are multiple causes for breaking out: stress, clogged pores, not washing your face regularly, oils from your hair, the list can goes on and on. They are embarrassing, lowers your self esteem, and can definitely ruin your day. So what are pimples? Pimples are an inflammation of the skin in which oil glands become infected, swell up, and fill with pus (gross!). Instead of going out and buying expensive products to zap away your zits, first try looking around your house for these natural remedies simply lying right in your cabinets:
Aloe Vera can help us with almost anything. Curing a sunburn, getting rid of rashes, growing our hair, and eliminating pimples. It cools your skin down, reduces inflammation and redness, and even removes the oils from your skin.
It sounds weird, but toothpaste is a great resource for getting rid of acne. It is effective because it contains silica, which is the same substance that can be found in bags of beef jerky to keep moisture out. Therefore, toothpaste dries out and reduces the size of your pimple – overnight! Dab some on the affected area before bed, and then wash it off in the morning. You will be surprised by the improvement in just one night!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil, like Aloe Vera, can cure almost anything. Like honey, it contains antibacterial and antifungal properties. Studies even compare tee tree oil to the acne medication benzoyl peroxide, showing that it is just as effective. Apply with a q-tip or cotton ball onto pimple.
Honey is great because it is antibacterial and antibiotic, reduces redness, and makes your skin feel soft. The stickiness also helps remove dirt and other impurities from your skin. You can even use it as a full face mask if you wanted: mix two tablespoons of honey and half of a lemon, apply to face. If you want to use it on just one affected area, apply lightly with a q-tip and leave on for half an hour. Wash off with lukewarm water.