How to Remove Pimples Naturally and Permanently

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Acne is one of the most common and widespread skin issues which people all over the world have to face and not just women. These small bumps on the skin can be red in color and be filled with pus and impurities and are a blemish on the carefully curated look of women who work really hard to achieve that look. Acne and pimples are very common and about more than 80% of all the people in the world have to face it at some point or other in their lives. This has built up a whole section of the skin care industry which fully depends upon acne and pimples treatment to gather their humongous revenues. These products and treatments may be effective in treating the issues faced by the people but these can hold a few side effects which make them less desirable to the people. Such products may be effective in healing the pimples and stuff but they can also give some other harmful effects to the skin like dryness. This is the main reason that people are once again moving towards the natural remedies once again to treat their issues. These pimples mostly plague the people's faces and they do not like it when these pimples just pop up there without any notice and mar the great looks. However, you do not have to worry for much longer as we have brought to you this extensive post filled with remedies and solutions which are natural ways too for treating acne and pimples efficiently.

How to Remove Pimples Naturally and Permanently

Causes Behind Pimples

First of all, we are going to learn about the reasons due to which these pesky and unsightly pimples[1] crop up on our skin. Pimples themselves are actually inflammations or lesions[2] on the skin which occur when the natural oil glands[3] of the skin cells get infected due to harmful microbes like bacteria and consequently rise up in a form of a raised pimple. This natural oil of the skin is called sebum[4] and it is produced by sebaceous glands[5] which are present pretty much everywhere on the skin. That is why whenever there is an infection of these glands anywhere on the skin, pimples can upon those areas of the skin. Now, there are a few different reasons which cause the pimples to appear on the skin. We are going to look at those reasons here a bit and understand what causes the pimples on our skin.

Natural Remedies to Remove Pimples Permanently

Now that we are aware of the reasons and factors behind the appearance of pimples on our skin, it will make it easier for us to find out and learn about remedies which can help us treat them. In this section, we are going to learn about a few of the natural based remedies which you can use on your skin to get rid of those pesky, annoying, and ugly pimples from your skin. First up is a simple and straightforward treatment:

  1. Ice
  2. Tea Tree Oil
  3. Honey
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar
  5. Lemon
  6. Garlic
  7. Baking Soda
  8. Aloe Vera
  9. Tomato
  10. Turmeric


Yes, you can ice, or more accurately, a cold compress to get rid of your pimples. Coldness on the skin is quite effective in curbing any inflammation, irritation or redness on there. Hence, application of ice or a cold compress onto the pimples can be really effective in calming it down and healing it rapidly. Moreover, the coolness from the ice can promote the circulation of blood under the skin where it is applied which is improving to the skin's health. The chill can also help tighten up the pores which reduce the amount of skin oil and dirt on there.

How to use it?:

Using ice or a cold compress is pretty simple and straightforward and you can even figure it out by yourself by employing some common sense. The detailed instructions are given below on how to perform this remedy by yourself.

  1. First of all, you are going to need some ice.
  2. Then, take the ice and crush it and keep it in a clean piece of cloth and wrap it up well.
  3. Now, use the cold compress[13] which you just made to gently cool down the areas of your skin where there are pimples. Place it gently on there and keep it there for a few moments.
  4. You can follow this remedy as much as you want in a day as it is simply soothing and calming to the skin and does not really have any possible side effects.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is one of the most medicinal and curative and all around fantastic oil which has taken the world by storm in recent years. You must have heard about this in some context or other otherwise I am inclined to think that you might have been living under a rock. Anyway, tea tree oil is a fantastic oil which has potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties[14]. Hence, it is especially effective in getting rid of pimples as it can kill off the acne causing bacteria while also calming down any inflammation of the skin. Moreover, it even aids in the healing of the skin tissues which makes it fantastic for the skin and treating pimples as even reduces the risk of any marks, lesions, or scars forming. There even have been scientific studies which have shown tea tree oil to be almost as effective as benzoyl peroxide, which is a chemical product specially used for treating acne. And since tea tree oil is completely natural, it is a fantastic ingredient for getting rid of any pimples while also improving the state of the skin significantly.

How to use it?:

Now, the usage of tea tree oil is simple but you do have to exercise some caution as it can quite potent on the skin. That is why it is important to dilute it first before you go ahead with any sort of its topical application. The instructions are given below on how to do it properly.

  1. First of all, as mentioned, you need to dilute the tea tree oil[15] first and foremost. So, dilute 1 part of tea tree oil with 9 parts water and then stir the solution together well.
  2. After that, use a cotton ball or swab to dab into the solution and then apply it directly onto your pimples as a spot treatment.
  3. Lastly, finish with a moisturizer and you are done! You can also follow this remedy up to a couple of times in a single day but do not exceed that since tea tree oil is quite strong and can have drying effects on the skin.


Another one of a fantastic remedy for treating acne and any other skin problems while also improving the quality of the skin a lot. Honey is highly soothing to the skin and moreover has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. That makes it a very effective remedy for the treatment of any pimples. Furthermore, homey is packed with a lot of anti-oxidants which shield the skin and body from free radical damage and hence curbing the risk of many harmful diseases and issues including breakouts of acne and pimples. Moreover, it makes the skin softer and stronger.

How to use it?:

Using honey for pimple treatment is very simplistic and straightforward. You can simply use it directly on the pimples as a spot treatment without any issues. Follow the steps given below to understand how to use honey for getting rid of pimples.

  1. First of all, take some honey.
  2. After that, use a cotton swab or your clean fingertips to apply honey directly and gently onto your pimples. Hence, you can use honey as a spot treatment this way to treat pimples. This is very gentle and soothing to the skin so you can utilize it as much as you want until you can be free from your pimples.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another natural-based ingredient which holds a myriad of uses for the body and the skin. It has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties which help it eradicate any acne-causing bacteria from your skin. It can improve the state of the skin a lot too as it can balance the pH levels of the skin to make it better and prevent any undue issues due to that. Moreover, it is highly cleansing for the skin and can help clear of dead skin cells and other impurities build up from the skin.

How to use it?:

You can, once again, use apple cider vinegar directly as a spot treatment on pimples to treat them quickly. However, a patch test on your skin is recommended as it can be quite strong and potent and can have undesirable effects on the skin. Moreover, you can also dilute it first before using if you want a more gentler treatment. The step-by-step instructions are detailed in the following:

  1. First of all, dilute your apple cider vinegar with plain water, go for a 50% solution, you can also go stronger or weaker than that depending upon your own skin's sensitivity to it.
  2. After that, use a cotton swab or ball to apply the solution directly onto your pimples and then leave it be.


Lemon is a really potent natural ingredient which has many uses for the whole of mankind. Of course, it is used extensively in the culinary world but its strong properties also enable it to effective in the treatment of pimples and improving the state of the skin. It has strong anti-bacterial properties which can help kill off the acne-causing bacteria. Other than that it has a strong drying effect on the skin which enables it to shrink the pimples. It is also effective in reducing the sebum from the skin and balancing its levels to reduce the risk of pimples forming. Furthermore, it is anti-inflammatory and can help curb the swelling and inflammation from the pimples.

How to use it?:

Lemon juice can be quite strong on the skin too so it is advisable that you use a patch test to figure out if it is harmful or too strong for your skin. Its potency makes it unsuitable for people with sensitive skin as it can lead to some irritation and excessive dryness to their skin. Other than that, it will work great for other types of skins. Lemon juice can be used as a simple topical application on the pimples to treat them rapidly, the steps on how to achieve that are given right ahead:

  1. First of all, extract out some fresh lemon juice by squeezing half of a freshly cut lemon.
  2. After that, take a cotton swab or ball and then use it to dab onto the lemon juice on your pimples gently. That is about it, depending upon your skin, you can leave it overnight or also wash it off in a bit, as you wish.


Once again, a great import from the culinary realm. Garlic is considered to be extremely healthy and basically medicinal for the body. That is why it is used so extensively in a wide range of dishes all over the globe. For the skin, it possesses strong anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-oxidant properties. Hence, it can be highly effective and quick in getting rid of the pimples from your skin.

How to use it?:

Garlic comes in its own packaging. That makes it easier to store and carry and since it is so potent, a small amount of it goes a long way. The instructions on how to utilize it appropriately are detailed below.

  1. First of all, you are going to need a garlic clove.
  2. Now, you can either slice it up into thin slices and pieces or you can also mash it up to form a pulpy paste.
  3. Then, use the garlic as a direct application on to your pimples and then rinse it off in a few. You can use this remedy as much as you desire to get rid of your pimples rapidly.

Baking Soda

The ingredients from the kitchen do not stop. Now, we are going to utilize the baking soda to get rid of the pesky pimples. Due to its texture, it has very potent and effective exfoliating properties which make it great for cleansing the skin and removing any build up of dead skin cells and any other impurities from the skin. Moreover, it has skin drying effects which can help control the levels of sebum on the skin to reduce the risk of any pores clogging up and subsequently formation of pimples. Furthermore, it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which make it quite effective in the treatment of pimples and acne.

How to use it?:

Using Baking soda is pretty easy. However, be careful in using it if you have sensitive skin as baking soda can be quite strong and drying on the skin. The instructions on how to use it safely and properly are given below.

  1. First of all, take some baking soda and mix it well with an equal part of plain water. You should obtain a smooth paste with this.
  2. After that, apply the hence obtained paste directly onto your pimples gently and carefully as a spot treatment. 
  3. Lastly, rinse it off after a few minutes. You should be careful while using this remedy. Do not use it too much, too quickly as it can have detrimental effects onto your skin that way.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a magical medicinal plant which has pretty much endless uses and benefits for the body and especially the skin. It improves the health and quality of skin a lot by hydrating it and nourishing it well. Moreover, it has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which make it really effective in getting rid of the pimples and also preventing any risk of them appearing in the future. It even helps improve the circulation of blood under the skin which is essential to keep the skin fresh and supple and in its best state.

How to use it?:

Aloe vera's gel is the main component which holds the most beneficial properties for the skin so that is the part which we are also going to utilize to get rid of the annoying pimples from your skin. The instructions are written down below.

  1. First of all, cut off or get a fresh leaf of an aloe vera plant and then extract its gel carefully and properly. 
  2. After that, apply the hence obtained gel directly onto your pimples for a bit before rinsing it off. You can also combine the gel with honey and lemon to make it a more rounded remedy for the treatment of the pimples.


Tomato, which is a great fruit is a rich source of anti-oxidants, vitamins, and essential minerals for the body. Moreover, it has properties which can help get rid and further prevent any outbreak of pimples on your face. It protects the skin from oxidative damage and keeps the skin healthy and free and clear from any pimples and the like. Moreover, the tomato juice also has skin healing and repairing properties which curb the risk of any blemishes or scars forming due to the pimples and acne.

How to use it?:

Using a tomato to treat pimples is very simple and straightforward and you just need to apply the juices of a fresh tomato onto your pimples to treat them and get rid of them quickly. The detailed instructions are provided right below.

  1. First of all, take a fresh tomato and crush it into pulp to extract its juices properly.
  2. After that, mix it with some water and then use the mixture as a topical application onto your pimples to get rid of them as soon as is feasible. You could be using this remedy once every day to get great pimple eradicating effects of tomatoes.


Turmeric is brilliant for the skin. It has been used for centuries in countries like India for skin beautifying and health purposes. It has great potential to lighten and brighten the skin. And not just that, it possesses strong antiseptic properties too. Combine all that with its effective exfoliating properties, it comes out to be a great and actually effective natural remedy for treating pimples. Furthermore, it also stimulates the recovery and regeneration of the skin cells which also curbs the danger of the pimple leaving behind scars and blemishes.

How to use it?:

Turmeric is most commonly and widely available to the masses in powdered form, so that is what we are going to use in the preparation of this remedy. So, you should have some turmeric powder and water and optionally some honey too if you wish. Now, peruse the instructional steps detailed below to learn how to prepare and use turmeric for the treatment of pimples.

  1. First of all, you need to prepare a paste with the turmeric powder. So, mix some turmeric powder with some water or honey (if you have quite dry skin) until you can obtain a smooth and consistent paste.
  2. After that, apply the hence obtained paste over your pimples and skin and leave it on to dry off.
  3. Lastly, rinse the paste off with normal water after the solution has dried off on your skin after about fifteen minutes.

Tips and Tricks for Preventing Pimples

Now, you should be fully aware of a variety of different natural remedies which help get rid of pimples by now. In this section, we are going to look at a bunch of tips and tricks which are going to help you prevent these annoying pimples in the first place. Now onto the points:

That is all from us regarding the natural remedies and ingredients which help us get rid of the pimples easily and quickly. We hope that you found a solution to your issues. All the best. 

This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 26/06/2019 

How to Remove Pimples Naturally and Permanently

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