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How to Get Rid of Pimples Fast

Pimples are a normal skin condition that affect many people. Pimples are an inflammation of the skin in which the sebaceous glands (oil glands) become infected with bacteria, swell up, and fill with pus.

pimple on forehead

Excess sebum secretion by the oil glands is the primary cause behind this problem. Pimples generally occur on the face, neck, back and shoulders. Though not a critical condition, pimples can make a person feel miserable due to their appearance.

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There are a lot of lotions and medicines on the market to treat pimples but they can take time. Many natural methods are effective in treating pimples within a very short time period.

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Here are the top 10 ways to get rid of pimples fast.

1. Ice

Ice can be used to quickly reduce the redness, swelling and inflammation of pimples. It helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area, and in tightening the skin pores and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin. You can use ice cubes or crushed ice, whichever is convenient.

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  1. Wrap the ice in a piece of cloth and hold it on the affected skin area for a few seconds.
  2. Wait a few minutes and repeat the process.

[Related: Top 3 Face Masks for Acne (Pimples)]

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2. Lemon

Another quick way to get rid of pimples is the use of lemon juice, which is rich in vitamin C. Lemon juice helps pimples dry up faster. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice and not bottled juice, which has preservatives. There are a couple of ways to apply this remedy.

  • Dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed.
  • You can also mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and put it on the pimples overnight. In the morning, wash the skin well with lukewarm water. However, this particular remedy is not suitable for those with sensitive skin.

3. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is excellent for treating acne and pimples. It has antibacterial properties that help fight the bacteria that cause these skin problems.

tea tree oil for pimples

Plus, its soothing properties help reduce the redness and inflammation of pimples. It also helps dry out blackheads and whiteheads.

  • Just dip a cotton ball in tea tree essential oil and dab it on the affected area. Rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Another option is to mix a few drops of tea tree oil in 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply it on your pimples and blemishes, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

Note: Steer clear of tea tree oil if you have sensitive skin.

4. Toothpaste

The toothpaste that you use every morning to clean your teeth also can be used to treat pimples quickly. It is most effective when used following the ice remedy. You must use white toothpaste; avoid using gel toothpaste.

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  1. Apply some white toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed.
  2. In the morning, wash your face with water and you will see a significant improvement in the swelling.

If you wish, you can repeat the process in the daytime also. Just make sure the toothpaste remains on the pimples for at least half an hour.

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5. Steam

Steaming is wonderful for your skin at any time, but particularly when you have pimples. The steam will open your pores and allow your skin to breathe. This helps get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in the pores that can cause infection or inflammation.

  1. Fill a large container with hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for a few minutes.
  2. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and, after drying, apply an oil-free moisturizer.

6. Garlic

Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. The sulfur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples.

  1. Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces.
  2. Rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water.
  3. Repeat the treatment several times a day.

Eating one raw garlic clove daily can also help purify your blood. But do not to eat too much raw garlic as it can upset the stomach.

7. Baking Soda

baking soda

Baking soda is another effective home remedy to get rid of pimples because it helps exfoliate the skin to remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells.

  1. Make a thick paste by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with some water or lemon juice.
  2. Wash your skin well, leaving it slightly damp. Apply the paste on the affected areas and allow it to dry for a few minutes. Never keep baking soda on your skin for longer than a few minutes as it can cause dryness or irritation.
  3. Wash your face with warm water.
  4. Repeat the process twice a day for quick results.

8. Honey

honey

Honey is a source of natural antibiotics that can speed up the healing process, as well as help prevent infections.

  1. Dip a clean cotton swab in honey, put it directly on the affected area and leave it on for half an hour.
  2. Wash the skin well with lukewarm water.
  3. Do this a few times a day.

Another option is to mix honey and cinnamon together to make a paste and applying it over the pimples before going to bed. In the morning, there will be less inflammation or swelling. Wash the skin well with cold water.

9. Cucumber

cucumber

Cucumber is a rich source of potassium and vitamins such as A, C and E. It also has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin.

  1. Cut one or two fresh cucumbers into pieces and soak them in water for about an hour. The nutrients, such as vitamin A, potassium and chlorophyll will transfer to the water.
  2. Strain the water and drink it, or use the water to wash your face.

You can also make a face mask by grinding one cucumber. Apply the mask on your face and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash your skin with warm water. This will help clean dirt and bacteria from your pores.

10. Papaya

papaya

Papaya fruit has a number of properties that help in the treatment of pimples. It is a good source of the antioxidant vitamin A, and it has enzymes that help reduce inflammation and make your skin soft and smooth.

  • Crush raw papaya pieces to extract its juice and apply it over the pimples. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
  • To make a exfoliating face mask, mash some papaya pieces and add a little honey. Apply this paste on your face and massage gently. Leave it on until it dries completely and then rinse it off.

Also Check: Top 3 Face Masks for Acne (Pimples)

How to Get Rid of Pimples Fast was last modified: August 8th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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981 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Pimples Fast”

  1. Well I am reading everybody’s comments and most of them say that this tips are really helpful. So I will try it out tonight and see if it works

  2. If you try baby soap and salt it works it helped me a lot the salt drys the pimple out and the baby soap keeps your face Moisturized

  3. My face is clearing up great!!!!!!!!! i cant wait until it is all gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i need friends like you people…..

  4. Toothpaste does not work. Lemon does help. Ice works, wrap in cloth place on pimple two three times a day. Baking Soda Lemon was also helps, baking soda can dry makes sure when you make a paste you wash off after a minutes. Also doctor advised that medication for Athlete’s Foot will applied will kill bacteria. Good Luck, many good things. Remove make up every night allow skin to breath and wash face as much as you can with mild soap.

  5. magnesium oil leave it on your face when you go to sleep and you will see the difference in the morning . it s very uncomfortable especially if you sleep with it but trust me in a week almost all your acne will disapear but you must do this every night and continue doing it if you don t want it to come back

  6. What also works AMAZE is baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. You mix it together until it’s a paste then leave it on your face for 10 minutes. It’ll sting some but that’s only because it’s getting rid of the acne infection (that’s why the honey and lemon stings. Alot of you are saying it leaves your face red, so just put some face lotion on after OR coconut oil.) It feels really good and looks really good after you take it off. Ice works sort-of but to get a better result try using really hot water (it opens up the pores) then put some sort of face stuff on THEN put the ice on which closes the pores so that dirt and oil can’t get in and make black heads. What also works wonders is ACV (apple cider vinegar) ice cubes. (trust me on this I know what I’m talking about. I know just about everything there is to know about anything that has to do with your body, health, acne, weight, hair etc.)

  7. for pimple try these.wash face daily with sum hot water day nd night.becoz of oily face pimples cum.nd wit hot water face oil wil get away nd pimples also gone with in 3weeks if u do it continuously.Nd also dont touch pimpls with ur fingrs.

  8. the crushed ice does work…now I can save money, energy and time by not going to the pharmacy for prescriptions

  9. I need help…I’m MAJORLY allergic to Lemon Juice, as well as lime and any citrus. I don’t have a lot of acne, but well, ill admit it, im on here because im vain. I need something else. Does toothpaste or ice actually work?

    1. Yes Toothpaste and Ice also work. If you are using toothpaste I would recommend Colgate. Make sure also that if your using toothpaste make sure not to use gel. The ice works but you have to hold it on for 10-20 minutes at a time. I hope you found this very helpful! ☺

  10. It works ..its really nice ..now I can save my money & my time too..now my skin looks really nice ..luv u guys..???

  11. i tried both honey and lemon juice and yet honey softened my face and lemon juice made my pimple to go away and also ice too worked……

  12. Oh yes I will try some of these my nigs. Thanks Belinda bbyyg to the real homey. 2 time balla g pimple hopfally be gone soon my nig.

  13. Following is the best way to cure pimples:
    1 ) take 1 tablespoon (if u have many pimples then 1 tablespoon, if you have less then half a tablespoon) of yogurt.
    2 ) apply it on the affected area.
    3 ) leave it for at least half an hour (1 hour is better).
    4 ) after half an hour wash ur face with water.
    Note: do it at least for 1 week everyday and u will see many changes in your skin.
    Bad thing : it smells bad so u have to control the smell.
    Good thing : it doesn’t burns or irritates ur skin.
    FOR ALL TYPES OF SKINS! ! !

  14. Yo guys just got this amazing fast treatment with few or no side effects. Here is what to do:
    make a paste with gram flour with warm water, then mix lemon juice with a little salt,add white tooth paste, mix in a little white egg not the yolk,add aloe vera oil(just a few drops) mix these together with the flour paste(must be thick and warm) rub it on your face and leave for 15 to 30 mins(depending on ur skin sensitivity) wash off and then stem your face for about 10 mins, rinse your face and then use warm soft cloth to clean your face(you would see brownish dirts coming off) rub non oil moisture cream. Repeat at morning before bath and evening before sleep. You would see miracles in less than four days tops a week. Plus it lightens the skin making it glow.

  15. I was so astoshed when i hear that toothpaste cure pimples.
    I just try it to my lover an it work.GOD Bless you all

  16. Thaaaaank you so much for this blog!

    Great information shared and i think all the readers really want this information and you have it ! Keep it up!
    Good blog!

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