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Surprising Ways to Heal Pimples

You’ve passed your teenage years, but still have acne? Don’t worry! You’re not the only one! Getting rid of acne can be a quite exhausting process and the moment you think you’re finally acne-free, another one pops up.

Acne is actually a disease that affects your skin’s oil glands. When the follicle of your gland clogs up, a pimple appears.

Your acne can be caused by many things such as:

  • Hormone increase during teenage years.
  • Clogged pores and overactive oil glands.
  • Increased stress hormones during pregnancy.
  • Starting/stopping birth control pills.
  • Greasy makeup.
  • Not cleansing your makeup before going to bed.

Here are the surprising ways you can treat and heal your pimples:

1. Ice

You feel like an acne is coming out? Rush to your freezer and grab an ice cube. Place the cube directly on the spot a couple of times for 30 second intervals before you apply makeup. The ice will help you reduce the redness and swelling. Ice can also flatten your pimple too!

2. Raw honey

It’s a known fact that raw honey has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and that’s why it can help you fight pimples. Apply raw honey the moment you feel a pimple coming out. Remember to buy raw honey because processed honey doesn’t have the same health benefits.

3. Aspirin

Aspirin has anti-inflammatory powers. You can use Aspirin only for big, red pimples, not every small bump that comes out. Crush one pill and add a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply the paste on the area and let it sit overnight.

4. Drink green tea

Green tea contains Matcha, powerful powder that can do wonders for your skin. Drinking green tea on a daily basis can reduce your inflammation levels, decrease the sebum in the skin and boost your immune system. Substitute your coffee with green tea to fight pimples and get a gorgeous looking skin.

5. Eye drops

Eye drops will reduce redness in an instant by closing down the small blood vessels. Using eye drops isn’t a treatment or something that can help you cure your pimples, but it’s a perfect solution for reducing redness on your face.

6. Cut down on sugar and dairy

Foods that contain dairy and have a high glycemic index can trigger and worsen pimples. Start a healthier diet and start eating more healthy foods such as whole wheat bread, brown rice, fish, chicken, veggies and fruits.

7. Take probiotics

Probiotics contain friendly bacteria that can prevent constipation, improve digestion, balance pH levels and heal acne.