Pimples are not just a teen-age problem. There are many adults that have issues with breakouts and pimples due to stress and the foods they eat. It is also a well-known issue for pregnant women who can have many breakouts due to hormonal changes, similar to teens. So what do we do when a pimple shows up on your date night or in the middle of your work day or a special event?
Unless you are dealing with severe acne problems for which you are already medicated, here are some natural ways to get rid of pimples quickly and painlessly.
Oranges are a fruit that most people keep in their produce drawer and if you have problems with pimples you can simply place the skins in a plastic baggie until you need them. Just take a piece of orange peel and gently rub the outer side of the peel onto your pimple and squeeze a bit, so any remaining juice can come out. Leave the pimple alone overnight. Wash your face gently the next morning.
Citrus works well on pimples because of the natural acid content that is able to safely dry them out. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl and use cotton swabs to apply the juice to your pimples. Leave overnight and wash gently in the morning.
All beauty addicts should keep honey in their cabinets. Honey has proven itself to be one of the best acne remedies around. Use a cotton swab to dab into the honey and place the honey on your pimples. Leave the honey applied to your breakouts for at least thirty minutes, and then wash off with lukewarm water.
Egg whites will naturally dry out pimples overnight. Simply grab an egg, separate the yolk from the white and place the white on your pimple or your entire face, like a facial mask. Leave the mask on overnight, and in the morning you will notice that your pimples have dried out. Wash your face gently and apply an oil-free moisturizer if it is needed.
Most people have heard of the aloe vera plant and its many uses. You can now purchase aloe vera in a jar or tube from a natural foods store or a well-stocked pharmacy. If you have a an aloe plant, just cut a piece off and squeeze the aloe out onto your pimples. Rub the aloe vera into your pimples and the skin around them, for just a few minutes. The aloe will not only dry up the pimple, but aloe also helps with the swelling and redness that can come with breakouts.
A healthy skin regimen, daily, is one of the best ways to keep your skin pimple-free. If you find your breakouts becoming severe, it’s best to see a skin doctor and a physician, to see if any other health issue is affecting your skin. Sometimes if we change our diet and remove some of the stress from our lives, our skin will reap the benefits.