There's nothing more
beautiful than natural beauty

How to Remove Pimple Marks

Get Rid Of Pimple Marks

You have a big date coming up during the weekend and just the day before the big day, you wake up with a big zit on your forehead. So what do you do? Simple, follow the below given skin care tips and remedies on how get rid of pimple marks and put your best face forward.

What are pimples?

Pimples are basically small inflammations or sebaceous glands (oil glands) infected with bacteria. But a pimple scar, when treated the right way (like natural home remedies and trustworthy products) can be limited just to the top layer of the skin.

How to get rid of pimple marks using home remedies:

  1. OLIVE OIL
  2. COCONUT OIL
  3. ALOE VERA
  4. BAKING SODA
  5. HONEY
  6. CUCUMBER
  7. POTATOES
  8. NEEM
  9. LEMON JUICE
  10. ALMOND
  11. SANDALWOOD
  12. SUGAR
  13. EGG WHITES
  14. TEA TREE OIL
  15. FENUGREEK SEEDS
  1. OLIVE OIL

    Olive oil is said to be the most skin friendly oil because it contains a whole lot of vitamins (A, D, C, E, B), iron and antioxidants. The anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil also help remove acne scars.

    Buy Vatika Enriched Olive Oil
    Ingredients:
    • 1 tsp Dabur Vatika Enriched Olive Hair Oil
    • A bowl of warm water
    • A clean cloth or towel
    Method:
    • Take a little olive oil and gently massage on your face with this. Focus more on the pimple marks.
    • Massage for a few minutes till the time you feel the oil has been absorbed by the skin
    • Now take a clean towel and soak it in warm water.
    • Put the warm wet cloth on your face and take steam.
    • Now wipe away excess oil gently with the cloth. Do not rub though.
    • After 1-2 minutes, wash off face with normal water
  2. COCONUT OIL

    Coconut is known to be a super food and its oil is very beneficial for the body. Coconut oil can help get rid of pimple and acne marks permanently as it contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, which helps fight against pimple causing bacteria.

    Coconut Oil & Aloe Vera for Pimple Marks Removal
    Ingredients:
    • 1 tsp coconut oil
    • 1 tsp aloe vera gel
    • Water to splash
    Method:
    • Mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with aloe vera gel in a bowl.
    • Apply the mix on the face, especially the pimples and the marks areas gently.
    • Leave on the gel for around 10-15 minutes till it dries out and thereafter massage gently with finger tips for another 5 minutes.
    • Rinse with warm water and then pat dry and see the results immediately.
    • Repeat the process daily.
  3. ALOE VERA

    Aloe vera is a well-known natural ingredient that works wonders for the skin. It not only helps in keeping excess oil out, but makes the outer layer of the skin soft, supple and smooth. Aloe vera is a succulent plant with medicinal properties that help reduce scars.

    Besan & Aloe Vera for Pimple Marks Removal
    Ingredients:
    • 1 tsp aloe vera gel
    • 2 tbsp chickpea flour (besan)
    • 1 tsp honey
    Method:
    • Take a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and to it add besan and few drops of honey
    • Mix the three ingredients in a bowl and thereafter gently apply on the face, with a thick covering on pimples and marks.
    • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes till it dries out.
    • Gently pat the face with cold water and then massage the face for 5 minutes
    • Wash with cold water and pat dry.
  4. BAKING SODA

    Also known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda is a versatile ingredient, which not just enhances the taste of food but also helps in skin care. Known for balancing the pH levels in skin, baking soda helps in soaking extra oil from the skin.

    Baking Soda & Lemon Juice to clear pimple marks
    Ingredients:
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • Few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice
    Method:
    • Take a teaspoon of baking soda and add few drops of lemon juice.
    • Mix them in a bowl.
    • Apply the mixture to the pimples and marks and leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes.
    • Rinse with cold water
    • Repeat the process daily or till the time the pimple has completely vanished
  5. HONEY

    Honey contains natural antibiotics that kills the acne causing bacteria. Apart from this, it also helps in clearing acne marks permanently. It is also antiseptic in nature and hence helps in the healing process of the skin as well.

    Honey for Flawless Skin
    Ingredients
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • Water (to wash the face)
    Method:
    • Wash your face and pat dry.
    • Apply a thin layer of honey and let it dry for some time.
    • Thereafter, take a few drops of lemon and apply on the face.
    • Keep it on for 10-15 minutes.
    • Massage skin with wet fingers for five minutes in circular motions.
    • Rinse with cool water and pat dry again
    • Repeat till the time the problem has been treated from the root
  6. CUCUMBER

    Cucumber is one of the top remedies to remove inflammations and scars without much efforts.

    Cucumber Home Remedy for Pimple Marks
    Ingredients:
    • 1 cucumber slice
    • Few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice
    Method:
    • Take a cucumber slice and dip it in lemon juice for five minutes.
    • Rub the slice using circular motions on the face, gently.
    • Keep rubbing for 10-15 minutes and then leave the face to dry.
    • Thereafter, wash with cold water and pat dry.
    • Repeat the process daily to see reduction in spots.
  7. POTATOES

    Potatoes are effective in treating any kind of skin problem, and spots as well. They have excellent oil absorbing quality and thus help in controlling frequent breakouts.

    Potatoes for Spotless Skin
    Ingredients:
    • 1 raw potatoes
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • Water (to wash the face)
    Method:
    • Take a bowl and grate a potato in it
    • Squeeze the grated potato to take out juice and add few drops of lemon juice in it.
    • Add a little water and thereafter apply the mix on the face
    • Keep it on for 10 minutes and rinse off the face with cold water.
    • Repeat the process every day.
  8. NEEM

    Neem is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral and all these properties makes its a must try for acne and pimple treatment. Not only it controls further breakouts, but also helps in getting rid of marks and spots left by zits.

    Neem for Pimple Marks
    Ingredients:
    • 4-5 neem leaves
    • Few drops of lemon juice
    • Water
    Method:
    • Take the neem leaves and crush them with the help of a mortar & pestle to make a thick paste
    • Add few drops of lemon to it and some water and make a smooth paste.
    • Apply the paste as a mask on the face and let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
    • With wet fingertips, massage the face gently for another five minutes.
    • Wash off with cold water and pat dry.
  9. LEMON JUICE

    Lemon is the most-effective ingredients and single-handedly can do wonders for all kinds of skin related problems. Known for its lightening properties, lemon can reduce spots and marks considerably.

    Lemon Juice for Pimple Marks
    Ingredients:
    • 1 whole lemon
    • Water
    Method:
    • Squeeze juice from one lemon and gently apply on the face.
    • Massage gently with fingers for few minutes and thereafter let the juice be absorbed for 10-15 minutes.
    • Wash it off with cold water.
    • Repeat the process at least once a day for desired results
  10. ALMOND

    Being the healthy nuts they are, almonds have magical properties to do wonders with the skin. Almond, as a nut or oil can be used for visibly reducing pimples and their marks.

    Almond & Rose Water for Pimple Marks
    Ingredients:
    • 6-7 soaked almonds
    • 1 tsp Dabur Gulabari Rose Water
    • 2 tbsp Milk
    Method:
    • Take 6-7 overnight soaked almonds and grind them to make paste.
    • Mix the paste with two teaspoons of rose water and cold milk.
    • Apply the paste on the acne scars and keep it on for half an hour
    • Wash it with cold water and repeat the process once a week.
  11. SANDALWOOD

    Sandalwood provides the soothing and cooling effect to the skin and thus helps in reducing pimples. It is a natural astringent that kills bacteria and other infection producing organisms cleansing the skin deeply.

    Sandalwood & Milk for Pimple Marks Removal
    Ingredients:
    • 2 tbsp sandalwood powder
    • 2-3 rose petals
    • 1 tsp milk
    Method:
    • In a bowl take half teaspoon sandalwood powder and mix some milk in it to make a paste
    • Take few rose petals and crush in a grinder to form a paste
    • Mix both sandalwood and rose petals paste together and apply on the face.
    • Keep it on for half an hour and wash with cold water.
    • Repeat the process once or twice a week for glowing and blemish free skin
  12. SUGAR

    Sugar is an easily available ingredient that helps not just in exfoliating but also brightens the skin tone. It reduced dark spots and helps keep the skin clean.

    Sugar & Honey for Pimple Marks Removal
    Ingredients:
    • 1 tsp granulated sugar
    • 1tbsp milk powder
    • 1 tsp honey
    Method:
    • Take granulated sugar, milk powder and honey in a bowl.
    • Mix the three and apply on the face gently, massaging with fingertips
    • Keep the face pack on for 10-12 minutes and thereafter wash with cold water.
    • Use this remedy twice a week for desired results.
  13. EGG WHITES

    Egg whites help in lightening as well as removing pimple marks from the skin. Filled with protein and vitamins, egg whites are very helpful in regenerating new skin cells to erase zit marks and spots.

    Egg Whites for Pimple Marks Removal
    Ingredients:
    • 1 egg white
    • Water (to wash face)
    Method:
    • Take out white from an eggs in a bowl and apply on pimples and marks.
    • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes till it dries out
    • Wash off with cold water and pat dry.
  14. TEA TREE OIL

    Tea Tree Oil for Pimple Marks Removal

    Tea tree oil is one of the best options to go for when suffering from pimple marks and dark spots. Tea tree oil is a strong and natural agent that is anti-bacterial in nature and reduces marks. The oil also restricts future outbreaks.

    Ingredients:
    • Few drops of tea tree oil
    • 1 tsp Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil
    Method:
    • Mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil in a bowl.
    • Apply the mixture of oils to affected spots and marks and leave it on for half an hour
    • Remove the oil by swapping with cotton ball
    • Wash face with cold water.
  15. FENUGREEK SEEDS

    Fenugreek Seeds for Pimple Marks Removal

    Fenugreek seeds, when it comes to skin cleansing, work like magic. They are said to have the required enzymes needed to rejuvenate and invigorating skin cells, thus reducing pimples and their marks.

    Ingredients:
    • 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds (methi) soaked overnight
    • Water (to make paste)
    Method:
    • Make a fine paste of overnight soaked methi with water in a grinder.
    • Apply the paste on face for 20-25 minutes
    • Once dry, massage another 5 minutes
    • Rinse with cold water and pat dry.

Pimples and their marks don’t go away easily hence it is very important to strictly follow the routine for skin care which can go a long way in making sure you get a clear, mark-free skin. Apart from these home remedies, there are many other ways by which one can get rid of pimple marks.

Tips on how to remove pimple marks at home:

  1. Avoid picking at spots and marks
  2. Drink plenty of water
  3. Avoid sun
  4. Use chemicals to minimum
  5. Eat healthy
  6. Get adequate rest
  7. Fem Turmeric Herbal Bleach
  8. Clean Your Makeup before You Sleep
  9. Regular Exfoliation
  1. Avoid picking at spots and marks

    Stop Picking Pimples
    Most importantly, do not commit a skin sin. A pimple that is meddled with—scratched, pinched or broken—will haunt you by leaving a pit or a scar on your skin, making you regret your indiscretion every time you look at it. But thanks to some great ingredients, there is still time to save your soul.
  2. Drink plenty of water

    Drink Plenty of Water
    One needs to drink lots of water to not just keep the body and skin hydrated, but also help flush out toxins from the body. Water will help circulation of blood regulated and hence oil formation will be less, leading to pimple free skin. Drinking water is also a natural way to boost skin health, thereby reducing acne marks as well.
  3. Avoid sun

    Avoid Sun for Spotless Skin
    Ultraviolet rays from the sun stimulate pigment producing cells in the skin which can worsen the appearance of acne scars and spots. If it is imperative to be out directly in sun, always use a good sunscreen lotion or gel so that the harmful rays do not damage your skin. Always use a SPF30 or higher lotion so that it protects the skin. Apart from that one can also use a wide-brimmed hat and keep in the shade as much as possible.
  4. Use chemicals to minimum

    Stop Using Chemicals
    Chemicals are the main reason why skin eruptions and spots happen. Well, if one is in a profession where they cannot restrict the use of chemicals on skin, it is very important to take care otherwise. Always use natural cosmetics, and make sure to wipe them off skin before going to bed. Clogged pores cause pimples and marks and so it is important to cleans and wash off the makeup at the end of the day. Always use good quality make up so that harm to the skin is less.
  5. Eat healthy

    Eat Healthy to Avoid Pimples
    Eating right and healthy always has its plus points. Apart from keeping one’s health on the right track, good eating habits also enhances ones skin texture. Seasonal fruits and vegetables can do wonders for the skin, thereby reducing chances of breakouts and keeping spots and marks at bay. Avoid frozen and artificially-chemical laden food at all costs, as it increases the risks of pimples.
  6. Get adequate rest

    Get Adequate Sleep
    According to experts, skin rejuvenates and replenishes on its own once we are asleep. So make sure you get adequate rest, at least eight hours at night so that body is not too tensed.
  7. Fem Turmeric Herbal Bleach

    Buy Fem Herbal Bleach
    And if convenience is rule number one in your beauty book, then a safe herbal bleach such as the new Fem Turmeric Herbal No Ammonia* Bleach is exactly what you need. With the power of turmeric, it lightens your skin tone, giving it a healthy glow. Turmeric is known to have antiseptic properties that reduce skin irritation while bleaching. It suits all skin types and it’s the first dermatologically tested bleach which is safe on the skin.
  8. Clean Your Makeup before You Sleep

    Clean Makeup Before Sleeping
    To control pimple marks, control the pimple first! Follow a strict skincare regime and never sleep in with makeup or an unclean face. Dirt and grime will block your pores, leading to a build-up of bacteria and, eventually, a scary zit.
  9. Regular Exfoliation

    Exfoliate Skin Regularly
    Remember to exfoliate your skin regularly to let it breathe and unclog pores.

While pimples and acne can happen at any age, what is important to know that there are certain reasons attached to them and their recurrent appearance despite you trying hard to keep your skin clean and clear?

What are the various causes of pimples?

  1. HORMONES
  2. BACTERIA
  3. STRESS
  4. HEREDITARY
  5. FOOD
  1. HORMONES

    Changing levels of androgens (male hormones) and estrogens (female hormones) can lead to development of acne. Androgens contribute to increase in production of sebum oil and enlargement of sebaceous glands in the skin. And, that explains why teens or women who are having their menstrual period are prone to development.
    Even though acne and pimples usually occur in teenagers, due to hormonal imbalance it occurs in adult women too. If a woman has very high levels of androgen hormones and not enough estrogen, she might end up in a severe acne breakout. This often occurs in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a disease in which hormones are seriously imbalanced. PCOS sufferers can have severe acne and facial hair growth.
  2. BACTERIA

    Propionobacterium acnes, the bacteria that lives on the skin contribute to the developing of acne. It causes inflammation, redness or irritation once the sebum, oil from the skin’s oil glands, was dissolved by enzymes produced by the bacteria. These bacteria become a problem only when a pore gets blocked. This happens when excess oil or sebum gets mixed with dead skin to form a kind of blockage. The acne or pimple starts building up inside the blockage and the body responds by sending cells to kill the bacteria and hence the pimple with a swelling is formed.
  3. STRESS

    Stress is said to be one of the main factors in having pimples and acne, adding to other contributors mentioned here. So, better relieve that stress, have a proper diet and enough rest.
  4. HEREDITARY

    Genes and hormones are said to be big culprits when it comes to an outbreak of pimples and acne. It is basically the texture of skin one inherits coupled with the environment and that supports pimples from one generation to the other. The genes increases ones propensity to develop acne. They modify the physiology of one’s skin to be more sensitive to hormones.
  5. FOOD

    We are what we eat! And that holds true for our skin as well. Whatever food we consume can be seen on our face. For example, consuming high glycemic food can easily result in a pimple breakout. The reason being they break down quickly and raise blood sugar levels which trigger massive hormonal fluctuations resulting in acne and pimples. Poor diet can increase inflammation and hence it is imperative that we switch over to low glycemic foods like fruits, while grains and vegetables that will help the skin become soft and clear of marks.
X

Was this Article helpful?

Yes       No
 
Natural Hair Care
 
How to Be Beautiful Naturally
My Beauty Naturally is a one-stop destination for all your skin and hair needs. Got a hair fall problem? Is hair colour making your hair super dry? Have a pimple situation? Want fair, beautiful and glowing skin? Whatever be your beauty emergency, we have a solution for you, with the help of beauty advice from experts, how to videos via India’s top bloggers and Dabur’s own expertise in the area of natural beauty. For instance, let’s start with your crowning glory – your hair. Everyone wants naturally healthy tresses. But how does one learn how to become beautiful naturally? Here’s a simple hair care tip - brush your hair from the roots to ends every night, with a good quality comb. This helps in distributing natural oils throughout the length of each strand and gives your hair a healthy sheen! Just good hair isn’t enough, one cannot learn how to become beautiful naturally without good skin. Want soft and supple skin? Here’s how to be beautiful naturally. Remember, the best time to apply moisturising lotion is right after a shower, when your skin is still damp. It helps the skin absorb all the moisture and seals it. Wait, there’s more where this came from. So stay tuned, stay natural and stay beautiful!