3 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Acne Quickly

3 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Acne Quickly

There is no bigger mood buster than waking up to a pimple. Whether it is an important meeting, a wedding function or just a girl’s day out, pimples can be a sore spot to touch and see.

Some ingredients that are easily available outside can be great DIY hacks to get rid of acne. And before you ask, yes these ingredients really are effective in fighting pimples. 

  • Try spot treatment

Spot treatments work by applying gentle dabs only on blemishes and acne, rather than the entire face. Spot treatment can unclog pores and relief redness, swelling and pain, but they work only on the surface level. So, if you have deeper acne like acne cysts or acne modules, then spot treatment won’t have any effect, but if you have surface acne papules and acne pustules, then you will see visible results through acne spot treatment. So, whether you opt for spot treatment or not, it depends on the type of acne you have.

Ingredients you can use for spot treatment 

1. Tea tree oil

tea tree leaves


Tea tree oil has many skin benefits, apart from curing acne. But, it is no secret that the beauty industry uses this ingredient in their products as well. Tea tree oil fights acne bacteria and reduces skin inflammation. The important fact when using tea tree oil is to know its concentration, it should be diluted so that it does not harm your skin.

Steps to follow:

  1. Mix one part of tea tree with nine parts of water
  2. Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser. 
  3. Gently dab it in the affected areas with a cotton swab
  4. Apply moisturizer, if needed.
  5. Follow this step, twice daily. 


2. Essential oil

essential oils


In addition to tea tree, some essential oils like clove, lemongrass, lavender, frankincense, cinnamon and rosemary also helps in removing pimples by fighting acne causing bacteria. But, like tea tree, they too can cause skin irritation, if they are too concentrated. 

Steps to follow:

  1. Mix one part essential oil with nine parts of water
  2. Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser. 
  3. Gently dab it in the affected areas with a cotton swab
  4. Apply moisturizer, if needed.
  5. Follow this step, twice daily.
  • Application of other ingredients

 Green tea

green tea


People who drink green tea, as well as people who don’t drink it, know very well that it is a one step solution to cure almost everything, including acne. Green tea contains flavonoids, which makes it super rich in antioxidants and that is why it fights inflammation and reduces sebum production. Sebum is an oily substance below the surface of  the skin, too much sebum production forms a sebum plug which results in clogged pores and accumulation of dead cells. That is how breakouts happens, but applying green tea will help to reduce sebum production and thus remove acne.

Steps to follow:

  1. Boil water with green tea leaves in it for about 20 minutes, till the leaves lose there color.
  2. Strain it and allow it to cool off.
  3. Dip a cotton ball in it and then apply it on your face or spritz it on using a spray bottle.
  4. Leave it for 10-15 minutes
  5. Apply twice daily. 
  • Masking

Homemade masks are not just for fun to apply, but some of them work too.

 Aloe vera, honey and cinnamon mask


 mask, multimasking, face mask

Rich in salicylic acid and sulfur, aloe vera has antibacterial properties that treats acne. It is found in lotions, creams, ointments and even soaps. Combining aloe vera gel with honey and cinnamon will make the whole mask antioxidant rich too.

Steps to follow:

  1. Mix two tablespoons of pure honey with one tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Mix it together so that the mixture is not too thin
  2. Mix ¼ of ground cinnamon to the mixture and then mix it again.
  3. Apply the mask on your face evenly and leave it for 10-15 minutes
  4. Rinse off with water. 

Things not to do to get rid of pimples

Pimples can be exasperating, but there are certain acne myths that justifies totally irrelevant methods to remove acne. So, no matter how irritated you are, do not follow these methods:

1. Popping pimples

popping pimples


Sure, picking and squeezing pimples sounds like the perfect shortcut to get rid of them, but it is not the most effective. Have you ever wondered why pimples come back to haunt you after you have popped it? It is because popping pimples further aggravates acne because you literally force pimples to go deeper into your pores, thus adding to the problem of clogged pores and also rupturing the follicle wall. The infected material will go deeper into your pores, even if puss is coming out. So, be patient and don't try to pick pimples.

2. Using toothpaste

toothpaste for pimples


Toothpaste is meant for your teeth and not for your skin. Toothpaste contains ingredients like baking soda, alcohol, etc that does dry pimples out, but it does so by drying out the skin and causing redness and peeling.

So, these are some tips that can help you get rid of that acne.  Do tell us if any of the above tips worked for you in the comment section. You can also take a look at our anti-acne range, that includes a mild, sulphate free acne face wash and a salicylic acid induced face serum.

Jigyasha Jain

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