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Face packs to fight pimples and keep them away forever!

Here are a few expert-recommended DIY face packs.

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : March 19, 2015 10:26 AM IST

Can t seem to get rid of acne from your face? It is time to opt for natural remedies that are safe and effective and do not cost a bomb. They not just fight existing pimples but also prevent new ones from appearing. Chandrika Mahendra, senior research scientist, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares few home remedies to get rid of pimples or acne from face. Want to avoid pimples? Follow these 6 tips.

Aloe vera and turmeric pack

Aloe vera is rich in enzymes, polysaccharides and nutrients that exhibit antibacterial and antifungal action. It acts as a natural barrier against toxins and nourishes and softens the skin and maintains its natural moisture balance.

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Turmeric is an excellent exfoliating agent. The herb has strong anti-inflammatory properties which soothe your skin gently. It helps minimise scars and inflammation and even enhances your skin tone and complexion.


  • Mix a tablespoon of turmeric, honey, milk and a few drops of rose water.
  • To this mixture, add aloe vera gel.
  • Apply the paste on the acne-affected area and leave it for about 15 minutes.
  • Gently wash your face with plain water.

Citrus fruit pack

Owing to the astringent properties in citrus fruits like lemon, orange and tangerines, they tone the skin, eliminate bacteria and also whiten it. The addition of Fuller s earth or multani mittifurther prevents the growth of acne.


  • Gently apply the fruit pulp or the juice on your face or just rub the rinds and leave it on for around 15 minutes.
  • You can also mix a few drops of lemon juice with Fuller s earth (multani mitti) and water.
  • Apply the mixture till it dries and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Tomato pulp pack

Tomato has acidic properties which help dry out the pimple and close pores so that there is no dirt clogged in them again. They are also rich in antioxidants which keep skin looking supple. You could also try this cinnamon-honey face pack.


  • Cut one tomato into half and squeeze out the juice.
  • Add a few drops of water to dilute the juice.
  • Apply it on the pimple and leave it overnight.
  • Next morning wash off with plain water.

How to choose ingredients according to your skin type

While these natural ingredients are harmless as they don't have chemicals, Mahendra advises using them on the basis of skin type.

Dry skin: Milk is a good ingredient for dry skin as it contains fat. Applying milk on oily skin is not recommended as it intensely moisturises the skin and can make the skin oilier. Aloe vera and honey are also great for dry skin.

Oily skin: Citrus fruits are prescribed for oily skin to help control oil secretion. If used on dry skin, they can remove moisture, drying it out further. Tomato pulp is another ingredient they can use. Here are some more home remedies for oily skin.

Normal skin: People with normal skin can apply lime juice in its diluted form. They can also try most ingredients such as turmeric, curd, etc. unless they are allergic to it.

With inputs from IANS

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