15 Untried Home Remedies For Pimples For Best Results

1. Basil leaves + Camphor

home remedies for pimplesScientifically known as, Ocimum tenuiflorum, the leaves of basil have potent antibacterial, anticancer, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. You will be quite fascinated to read that holy basil has been traditionally used as a natural antidote to treat wounds that were a result of poison.

However, many Indian women apart from worshipping, use these leaves for maintaining healthy skin. Whether it is acne, pimples, or blackheads, basil can do wonders. Wondering how? Well, it is their natural nutrients and antioxidants. It purifies the blood, lightens the skin, shrinks the pores, and prevents breakouts.

home remedies for pimplesCamphor, on the other hand, helps by eliminating the skin irritation and inflammation (that comes when a pimple appears). Very few know that camphor is one of the best home remedies for pimples. It’s lingering and distinctive aroma help in soothing frayed nerves. Camphor has an interesting history as well. Its traditional use is claimed to be as early as 500 – 600 AD. It was widely used in Persia for controlling plague. Since then, it has been employed for alleviating many skin problems like itching, pain, irritation, etc. To try the blend of these two ingredients and to apply on your pimples, follow the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh basil leaves and some camphor.
  • Step 2: Grind the two in a mixer.
  • Step 3: Apply the mixture on your pimples.
  • Step 4: Leave for 20 minutes.
  • Step 5: Wash off with cold water. Repeat the procedure thrice a week for best results.

Note: Before you try this remedy, do a patch test for safety.

How Does This Work?

The reason basil leaves work effectively on pimples is due to their essential chemicals and compounds namely volatile oils (methyl chavicol & linalool), cineole, methyl cinnamate, geraniol, citronellol, pinene, myrcene, terpineol, ocimene, and E-beta-caryophyllene.

Camphor contains some volatile chemical variants known as chemotypes. Further, the active compounds that help in the treatment of pimples are linalool, camphor, nerolidol, 1 & 8-cineole, safrole, and borneol.

The Remedy Is Not Good, If:

  • You have hives.
  • You are suffering from severe skin rashes.
  • You have a migraine. The smell of camphor can worsen it.
  • You have pimples on your lips. Do not apply this remedy.

When To See A Doctor?

It is natural that many go to the pharmacist to get relief from pimples that can be termed as the first level of defense. However, it is wise to remember, the nature of a pimple depends on the individual’s body and physical condition. Only a dermatologist can provide the right type of advice and options for treatment. In teenage, you are more prone to pimples. It is also true; many of the cases can be easily handled without prescription.

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  1. Hi, I am a boy and I would like to clarify if this remedy if applicable only for girls or is it applicable for boys too?

  2. I feel that every remedie listed here is effective within 2-3 days- these remedies improves your skin quality and you will see less pimples, when you do get a pimple it will be easier to get rid of (use a home remedie to get rid of it)

  3. the above mentioned remedies were so useful and gave me immediate responses when i made use of them. they not only cleared the pimples but also helped me in clearing my spots! i loved using sandal wood remedy especially, it makes my face more soft and also alleviated the pimples and spots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I love the sandal wood remedy,when i apply it on the face it gives me a freezing effect in my face and also it helps me to remove the black spots

  5. Thank god! I have tried so many remedies and it was of no use for me. I have tried almost all the remedies but haven’t yet tried garlic remedy. I think I will try that remedy

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