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How to Get Rid of Acne and Pimples Quickly

Updated on May 03, 2016

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You Can Get Rid Of Pimples Overnight If You Know The Simple Method.
You Can Get Rid Of Pimples Overnight If You Know The Simple Method. | Source

All-Natural Remedies That Work

This article will help you get rid of acne using natural, homemade remedies that work quickly. Try these instead of popping pimples, which can leave scars and cause infection. Below you will find many safer ways to get rid of pimples.

Note that these remedies won't work for everyone. If you have a problem with acne and pimples all the time you may want to purchase a face soap made especially to clean your skin and help to keep new pimples from forming. If you have a serious acne problem you may want to talk to your dermatologist about prescription options.


While you can get rid of pimples using these remedies, you should also do what you can to prevent them from forming in the first place:

  • Wash your face with the warmest salt water you can stand. You really should use ground sea salt as this works much better than the regular table salt.
  • If you have acne on your arms and back, wash the area with Head and Shoulders shampoo and you will find the acne gone in no time at all. Frequent shampooing with dandruff shampoo can also help prevent acne from forming on your face.
  • Change your pillow case everyday to help avoid skin contact with bacteria.

Apply lemon juice to your scars to lessen them and make them much less visible.
Apply lemon juice to your scars to lessen them and make them much less visible. | Source

Fresh-Squeezed Lemon Juice

You may not know it, but lemon juice can naturally bleach human skin and it can lighten acne scars and make them far less visible. Use only fresh-squeezed lemon and apply it directly to your acne scars using care to avoid the skin around them. The best way to do this is to use a cotton ball or a Q-tip that you have applied a solution of lemon juice mixed with equal parts bottled water. After 20 minutes wash the pimple and the area around it with warm soapy water.

Use care that you don't cross-contaminate and discard the lemon juice and the container you poured it into when you finish applying.

Remember to moisturize your skin as soon as you wash away the lemon juice, as it can and will dry out your skin.

You can mix baking soda with honey and make an excellent product to exfoliate your skin.
You can mix baking soda with honey and make an excellent product to exfoliate your skin. | Source

Exfoliate With Baking Soda and Honey

Honey is one of the best all-natural remedies for acne and has natural antibacterial properties. Raw honey that has never been processed or had anything added to it will work best of all. This is one reason it is so important to read the labels on items. Know what you are using and what it contains.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of bottled water. Be sure to mix well.
  • Apply the solution to your face especially over your nose and forehead, being sure to try not to get it into your eyes. Leave the solution for at least 20 minutes before you wash your face well. This is one of the best homemade products I have ever seen or tried. It works perfectly.
  • If you need to you can just apply to your scars. Leave for about 20 minutes before you remove the solution by washing your face.
  • Apply a good quality moisturizer to your skin when you are finished.

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Honey for Sensitive Skin

One really great thing is that honey can be used even on sensitive skin. Honey has great all natural antibacterial properties and it also helps to soothe and reduce inflammation. It's also not drying.

  • I use a small paper two-ounce cup and I slightly warm the honey I'm going to use until it is just warm but not hot.
  • Apply it directly to the skin or effected area with a Q-tip. If you have a problem with small black heads or pimples in the creases around your nose then this is a excellent product to use there.
  • Leave it on for at least 20 minutes or overnight. Wash your face the next day and pat dry.

You can feel safe using honey on your face every day if you need to. Remember that unlike a lot of other natural remedies it will moisturize your face.

Toothpaste Spot Treatment

Believe it or not, toothpaste can be an effective way to get rid of individual pimples. If you can find it, use a plain white toothpaste that contains menthol and alcohol. Gel with too many additives won't work. Toothpaste will work as a mask, drawing the impurities out of the skin. It is drying, so be careful only to use on the pimple itself, not your whole face.

  • Wash your face and the area with the pimple with warm soap and water.
  • Pat the area as dry as possible with a paper towel. Now apply a thin layer of plain white toothpaste over the top of the pimple and leave it on overnight.
  • If you wake up during the night gently wash the area of the pimple with warm soap and water and reapply another thin layer.
  • When you get up in the morning wash your face with warm soap and water. The pimple should be gone completely or greatly reduced.

If it worked the first night but didn't get rid of the pimple completely, repeat the same procedure on night two. By the second day the pimple and all signs of it should be gone.

More Remedies

Here are some more remedies you may not know about:

1. Some people swear by egg whites. Now don't just run to the refrigerator and apply the egg whites. You will want to remove the egg whites from the eggs and blend them in a blender and beat until stiff. Apply this like a mask to your face and allow it to remain on your face for about twenty minutes. Then wash away with warm soapy water.

2. Mix together two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of powdered cinnamon and apply it like a mask to your face. Allow it to stay on for twenty minutes and then wash away with warm soap and water.

3. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables and be sure to drink plenty of orange juice for vitamin C. If you greatly increase your vitamin C intake your acne will improve.

4. Wash your hair every day and be sure to shampoo behind your ears and down your neck onto your shoulders.

5. You can make a mask out of equal parts peeled cucumbers and plain yogurt. You should do this at least twice a week and leave the mask of cucumbers and yogurt on for twenty minutes. When you're done wash your face well with warm soap and water.

6. Be sure that you drink plenty of water every day. I suggest at least 8 eight-ounce glasses per day. You can add fresh squeezed lemon juice to your water to help cleanse your body.

7. You can use rubbing alcohol on cotton balls to clean your face every day. Just avoid the area around the eyes.

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    • shannon 2 years ago

      hi my name is Shannon i have had acne on my arms for quite some time now and i am 15 so it makes it worse for when i want to meet my friends or people who don't know about it they always ask what it is and it makes me uncomfortable. i wish i could get rid of it and open to any suggestion.i have tried lots.but i would really like to get rid of it so i can finally be like a normal teenager and just fit in.

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      Daphne Mendoza 2 years ago

      i had my nose pimple since 1st grade but it just won't take of and it burns im 13 now and it's just embarrassing

    • Sumaiya 3 years ago

      I want to ask somethng.. Does Boroline help in getting rid of pimples..?

    • mdjd 3 years ago

      grinded orange peels plus plain yogurt works too but takes time

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      Thomas Byers 3 years ago from East Coast , United States

      There are several. Colgate sells a plain white toothpaste.

    • karan 3 years ago

      wat is the name of plain white toothpaste ? from where i can get it? plz tell me

    • Bre 3 years ago

      Sounds weird... but ill try the toothpaste one.lmao

    • Jessy 4 years ago

      Hello I am 16 years old and suffer through bad dark marks on my face and nose can u please help me give me something that I can get rid of it less than a day or week

    • Jade 4 years ago

      Thanks I will try it your good help PS are you a girl or a boy???

    • Jade 4 years ago

      Thanx i will go there !!!!!

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      Thomas Byers 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Walmart or any Drug Store or Pharmacy sells Oatmeal Soap.

    • Jade 4 years ago

      Thank you I will try it. Thanks 4 answering that is very useful info. I love this page and where can I find oatmeal soap plz reply!!!!

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      Thomas Byers 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Put plain yogurt and peeled cucumbers in a blender to make a puree paste. Doesn't matter what brand.

    • Jade 4 years ago

      Do you have 2 cut the cucumbers? And what type or brand of yogurt should I use plz reply!!!

    • Jade 4 years ago

      Thank you,you have been a good help thanks so much sorry I didn't answer sooner I was at my friend house thank you I'll tell you how it goes by the way I'm ten years old if you wanted to know talk 2 you later bye 4 now!!! P.S Umm... where can I find organic oatmeal soap !!!!!!!!1

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      Thomas Byers 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      A dermatologist is a skin doctor. Usually in most places you'll need to be referred to one by your regular doctor. You can also try mixing cucumbers with yogurt and put that mixture on your legs each night for thirty minutes. You'll want to puree a equal mixture of the two in a blender or food processor.

    • Jade 4 years ago

      Thanks but I haven't been 2 the dermatologist plus what is that anyway? Please reply!!!!

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      Thomas Byers 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I would try washing my legs everyday with a organic oatmeal soap. Have you been to a dermatologist.

    • Jade 4 years ago

      Please Reply

    • Jade 4 years ago

      And one more thing I see your really good at getting rid of pimples so I was also wondering how 2 get rid of pimples on your legs if there is anything you know please tell me iv'e had them 4 years!!!! Thanks!!!*

    • Jade 4 years ago

      Thank you I will try it and I will tell you if it works thanks,please reply

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      Thomas Byers 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      You need to use plain white toothpaste.

    • Jade 4 years ago

      What type of tooth paste should I use. Please tell me I've got a big fat pimple on my 4head please tell me!!!!!!!!!

    • brittany 4 years ago

      I am 15 and my skin is the same Paula A. I get big under skin pimples on my chin and constant zits around my mouth. I really hope this stuff works because I need help.

    • sherin, 4 years ago

      Thanks for the lovely ideas......Even i ll try this tooth paste remedy......Lets hope for the best............

    • Tamanna 4 years ago

      I am 15. I make sure to wash my face every time. I think I follow a healthy routine too. But for one or two months I start noticing that I am having more pimple problems than before. I want my spotless skin back. I am trying a lot and tired of seeing no results on my face. Is there anything I can do? Please help me.

    • montana 4 years ago

      I use shampoo nd baking soda nd rub it on my face. Like u know in the shower u put that in your hair to get out chlorine.

    • Dim Sum 4 years ago

      Also, try to find an Interesting hobby, exercise, club, volunteer for good causes, charities, social routine to get active 2-5x/week. Try to replace vices eg. Spending too much alone time eating poorly, smoking by being active. Summer time now and the time is right.

    • Dim Sum 4 years ago

      Key to great skin is: Good lifestyle routine A) maintain a good 3-4 balanced entrée meals incl. 3-4 food groups/meal (stop eating out as much as poss., no JUNK FOODS AT ALL) Drink a detox. Drinks eg. Lemon w/H2O or chamomile/herbal teas. pH balanced items eg. Melons, cuccumbers, lots of greens and multi coloured fruits&Vegetables.(5-7S/D recommend.) In addition to the above suggestions: Try to clean, tone, moisturize 2-3x/daily, use a mask cleanse per week. Drink 6-8G. Of liquids (Absolutely NO POP / JUNK/energy DRINKS. Pure juices or organics. 3) maintain a down time eg. Meditate / light reading while eating fruits. Have a least 6-8Hrs. Sleep Everynight to provide skin cells body tissues regeneration-this is when your body heals. Sooner you provide therapy for your problem skin, the less time for skin problems to

      heal and recover. By being religiously pro-active to your hygiene skin routines, results are a true clearer face and self esteem. Good Luck&Smile. World will reflect back to you 10x's.

    • Saph 4 years ago

      Personally I find the drugs never work nor any store bought face washes or masks, garner have a pure A moisturizer that helps with blemishes and scarring. But the best resualt I ever got was from laser therapy and chemical peels. I can't afford to keep doing them though so I'm looking to try something natural

    • michelle 4 years ago

      it's a nice aritcle ,thanks for posting. I'll try it.

    • La La 4 years ago

      I have the worst acne every i have it around my mouth on my chin i just hate my skin

    • Sam 5 years ago

      This seems like a great idea im gonna try it. Thanx

    • Mesomena 5 years ago

      Ummmmm ill try... my acme isn't bad but I still hate it

    • Paula A 5 years ago

      I'm eighteen, and I've had bad acne for all of my life; constant zits around my mouth, on my chin and forehead, and lots of blackheads on my nose, and my skintype was really frustrating; oily and greasey, yet dry all the time. Wash your face with water as hot as you can stand it for a while, or try steaming it, then slap some of the Lady Soma "Antioxidant Berry Masque"; it's incredible.

      It will dry on your skin; then wash it off. If you have red irritating pimples, you'll notice a change overnight; and if you use it every night, your skin will rock. The cool thing is, this stuff also shrinks and minimizes the little pocks that zits leave in your face; I used to have them really bad under my eyes, they're almost nonexistant now.

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      micamyx` 5 years ago

      I will do the toothpaste remedy. I sort of hate the sudden outburst of giant pimples on my face now

    • aliah 5 years ago

      try just baking powder and water for black heads. i recommend you do this after the shower or wash your face with soap and warm water. make sure you use the harder part of the mix on ur face.

    • Deon Foster 5 years ago

      Hi I would like to know should I apply eggs on my face everyday? And how about yogurt and cucumbers, when do I apply that?

      Thanks for helping.

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      Thomas Byers 5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      The tooth paste does work but it has to be the plain white tooth paste. Don't use anything else.

    • Lilly 5 years ago

      I use a warm honey mask on my face every other day. I just heat a Tablespoon or two of raw honey for 10-15 seconds in the microwave until it is warm (when it becomes slightly runny)and apply it to my face for 15-45 minutes and rinse with slightly warm water. The other days of the week I use a jello mask to clear my pores. I take 4 Tablespoons of milk and 4 Table spoons of unflavored jello and stir until chunky then I pop it in the microwave until its gooey about 10-20 seconds and wait for it to cool down a bit and apply. I then wait about 10 minutes and peel it off.

    • Cure for Acne 5 years ago

      One key thing to remember is not to pop pimples because this will leave scars. You can use lemon juice freshly squeezed on pimples to greatly reduce the swelling and redness. Squeeze the lemon juice out into a cup and use a Q-Tip to apply the lemon juice to the area of the pimple. After 20 minutes wash the pimple and the area around it with warm soapy water. Watermelon juice clears the skin of all its blemishes leaving it fresh and lovely. Tea leaves and lemon juice helps prevent hair fall, Orange juice is great for an instant glow. Thanks.

      Cure for Acne

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      JohnM 5 years ago from Miami Florida

      The toothpaste does the trick. But it has to be plain white toothpaste to work the best.

    • adil khan 5 years ago

      thank;s for so great tips & i will try it

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      Sneha Sunny 5 years ago from India

      thanks for sharing... useful for people like me who have a pimple prone skin.

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      Thomas Byers 5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I can tell you that the methods on this page will get rid of pimples. And a lot of the time it will work over night.

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      Valerie Washington 5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      what great ideas! my fiancée and daughter suffer from acne, so i will try these out on them. thanks for the info!! voted up...

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