If you are like me with an Oily face then you may have struggled with pimples for a long while.
You've used all sorts of concoctions on your face but its still an issue, we've discovered several home remedies that can help alleviate the situation especially if you find a huge red one on a day before a social outing.

A pimple is a small pustule or papule. Pimples are small skin lesions or inflammations of the skin – they are sebaceous glands (oil glands) which are infected with b bacteria, swell up, and then fill up with pus. They occur when your sebaceous glands produce too much oil. This oil accumulation then gets infected by bacteria and a pimple is formed. It is just an inflammatory response to an invasion of bacteria inside a pore. The redness, swelling and tenderness of a pimple are all symptoms of inflammation. It becomes inflamed in response to the body attacking the bacteria, trying to prevent it from causing any damage to surrounding tissues.

Ways You Can Manage Your Pimples

1. Ice cubes

Ice can be used to quickly get rid of pimples. It helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area and in freezing the skin pores and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin.You should wrap the ice in a piece of cloth and place it over the affected skin area for a few seconds. You can then repeat again and again till you get tired. When used repeatedly on the pimples throughout the day the ice will help to reduce inflammation or swelling and will immediately soothe your skin.

Yea I know, that is why you must have lemons readily in your fridge. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C. Lemon juice helps pimples dry up faster. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice. You can dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed.

3. Honey

Honey is a source of natural antibiotics that can speed up the healing process, as well as help prevent infections. Just use a cotton swab to apply honey on the affected areas, then wash off after about 30 minutes.

4. Toothpaste

Sounds unorthodox right? I shouldn’t be telling you this but it sure works. I have tried this so many times. That toothpaste that you use every morning to clean your teeth can also be used to treat pimples quickly. It is most effective when used following the ice remedy. Before going to bed you can apply some toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed. Wash your face with water the next morning and you will see a significant improvement in the swelling.

5. Garlic

Garlic contain various antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. The sulfur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples. You can slice a fresh garlic into two pieces and rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with warm water. You can repeat the treatment several times a day.

6. Baking soda

Baking soda is a good option for all, but especially those with sensitive skin because it will not cause any kind of skin irritation. You can make a thick paste by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with some water or lemon juice. Wash your skin very well and leave 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. Wash your face with warm water and apply a moisturizer.

7. 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. You can make a face mask by grinding one cucumber. Apply it 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.

We want to hear from you, tell us if any of these remedies worked for you.