Home remedies for Acne / Pimples

It is common among teenagers and adults. Acne is not a physically painful or discomforting condition.

Home Remedies

  1. To treat affected area, make an infusion of Holy basil (Tulsi) leaves. Put two to four tea spoon (5 ml.) of dried basil leaves in a cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, cool and apply.
  2. Face pack made of orange peel 2gm, red sandal- 1 gm, and multani mitti – 5 gm to be applied on the face and washed with luke warm water.
  3. Apply the paste of thorn of Silk Cotton tree (Shalmali) on Pimples.


  • Expose your body to sun and air. Fresh air and daily exercise are very important.
  • It is advisable to take sufficient sleep and keep your bowels regular.
  • Wash your face twice or thrice a day. However, avoid using soaps that dry your skin.
  • Keep your bed sheets clean, as dead skin, oil, cosmetics, hair and dirt on the sheets will clog pores of skin further.
  • Apply an ice cube (wrapped in a soft piece of cloth) wherever you spot redness. It not only reduces the redness, it lessens the inflammation and helps the skin to heal.


  1. Avoid taking too much milk products, nuts, fats, fried and oily foods, chocolate etc.
  2. Do not pinch the pimple, as it can lead to inflammation. Worse still, squeezing can leave scars on your face.
  3. Avoid oil-based cosmetics, as they tend to clog the pores on your skin.

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