Pimples are painful and inconvenient, when they pop up on days you need to look best. So, the natural response is to panic and scramble around to find something to help get rid of that nasty bump on your face. We have some easy home remedies to save you from that panic and harsh chemicals that may damage your skin in the process of removing a pimple.
A sticky cinnamon and honey mask
Cinnamon and honey are a killer combo when it comes to dealing with pimples. Pimples occur due to a bacterial infection in the oil glands of the skin, causing it to swell up. Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties, which keeps the bacteria at bay. Honey, on the other hand, is a natural antibiotic that fights away these bacteria.
The mask should be made with a teaspoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply the mixture across your face and leave to dry for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse off with water and dry your face with clean paper towels.
The magic of egg whites
An easy and affordable way to reduce pimples is using egg whites. They are full of vitamins and proteins that can combat pimples as well as regenerate skin cells. They work by soaking up the excess oil in the skin, which the bacteria feed on. If they don’t have anything to feed on, they cannot survive and will die.
The mixture will require 2 to 3 egg whites without the yolks. Whisk the whites in a bowl and let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Apply the mixture to your face, especially focusing on the problem spots. The mask should dry in about 20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Dry your face with a wash cloth and apply moisturiser, as egg whites tend to dry your skin.
Refreshing orange peels
Their citrus flavour makes them quite refreshing, but did you know your skin find them just as appealing as our taste buds. Orange peels can be made in a face mask as they contain vitamin C, citric acid, and astringent properties. Vitamin C helps in healthy skin cell regeneration, making sure your skin is in a better condition.
The mixture will contain 2 orange peels and water. Grind orange peels and add a bit of water to create a past-like texture. The paste should be thick, not thin and runny. At the right consistency, apply the paste to your face and problem areas for 25 minutes. Once the mask has dried up rinse off completely with water. Pat dry your face and apply moisturiser.