Pimples are a form of skin inflammation, which occur as a result of blockage of the sebaceous glands (oil glands). There is no one reason for this; it can be caused by androgen, a hormone that makes sebaceous glands secrete more oil during puberty or menstruation. It could also be a hereditary factor or can be a side effect of some medicines and birth control pills. Stress could also be a contributing factor for skin breakouts. Whichever the reason is, once you see a breakout on your face, it is extremely stressful and affects self-confidence.
However, pimples could be removed effectively, at home, using herbal remedies. The following herbal facial would help you remove both pimples and scars, easily at home.
This is suitable for all skin types.
Preparation Face scrub
Mix one tablespoon of sandalwood powder with one tablespoon of turmeric powder. Make sure to use fine powder. Add one tablespoon of milk to this mixture and make it into a thick paste. This would remove dead skin from your face, and prevent further breakouts. Turmeric has natural antibacterial properties and this would remove pimples and blemishes and remove harmful bacteria from your skin. Milk would add nutrients to your skin and speed up the healing process. It is also known for its skin whitening properties. Sandalwood is excellent for removing scars and treating damaged skin.
Find a fresh papaya and make a pulp out of about two tablespoons of it. Add a teaspoon of honey to this and mix well. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties, which would reduce redness. Also, it hydrates your skin and repairs dull skin, making your skin smooth and soft. It is excellent to treat dry skin with. Papaya has vitamin A and enzymes, which promotes removal of pimple scars. At the same time, it would add a healthy glow to your skin.
How to apply
First, remove any makeup or cream from your face. Wash your face thoroughly.
Then, steam your face. For this, fill a container with a wide mouth with hot water, and let steam reach your face for about 2-3 minutes. Then rinse your face with lukewarm water. This will open up your pores and will get rid of any substances trapped within.
Next, apply the face scrub on your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. You can apply this on all areas of your face, including around the eyes. After twenty minutes, massage in gentle circular motion, and then wash off with lukewarm water.
Follow with the papaya face pack. Apply all over your face and leave on for 15 minutes. Remove with lukewarm water. Take a few drops of rose water to a swab of cotton wool and apply to your face. This would act as a natural skin toner which would tighten your pores, and moisturize your skin at the same time.
This facial could be used once a week, to get rid of pimples and blemishes and to prevent new breakouts. It would also improve your complexion along with the overall health of the skin.