Pimples are considered a common part of puberty. Hormonal change during puberty is one of the main causes of getting pimples and acne. If you come out of your puberty without having pimples, then consider yourself lucky and blessed. Generally, the problem of pimples goes away once you are out of your teenage years but for some people the problem persists through adulthood. If you are dealing with pimples then knowing about their causes, cure and prevention are of utmost importance. Some of the common causes of pimples are:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Stress
  • Menstruation
  • Oily skin
  • Infection
  • Clogged pores
  • Use of wrong cosmetics
  • Unhealthy diet

Now, let us come to the second part which is the treatment of pimples. If you have had every medicine and applied every lotion for pimples and still the problem persists, then it’s time to go back 5,000 years and extract the Ayurvedic formula to treat pimples.

Given below are some of the Ayurvedic treatments for pimples you can follow:


Tulsi, also known as Basil has healing properties and is considered sacred for Hindus. For its healing properties for cold and cough, it also does wonders for the skin. It is a wonderful herb to get pimples and acne free skin naturally. For this you have to crush some tulsi leaves after cleaning it, take out the juice and gently massage your face with it. Your face will absorb the juice in 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off.


Talk about getting a smooth and glowing skin with natural ingredients and honey will be one of them. Treatment of acne and pimples is one of the numerous benefits of honey. Apply 2-3 drops of honey on the pimples or scars and wash it off after a few minutes. Do it regularly to achieve better results.


Applying amla on the face is as good as eating it for its nutritional value. It helps in removing excess sebum and fights the bacteria that causes pimples and make your skin scar free. Crush amla and make it into a paste and apply on your face. Let it sit on your face for 15 minutes and then wash it off.

Neem leaves

From many years, Neem tree has been considered the best for its wonderful healing properties. When there were no brushes and toothpaste available, people used neem stick to clean their teeth. According to Ayurveda, neem leaves are very popular for the treatment of pimples. Make a paste of neem leaves by boiling some leaves and crushing them. Apply the paste on the affected area. Leave it till it’s dry and rinse it off with clean water


Drinking lemon with lukewarm water on an empty stomach in the morning is considered good for the skin. Applying lemon juice on the pimples is another way to get a clear skin. Lemon juice has citric acid that helps in fighting acne and pimples. You can apply lemon juice directly on your pimples and leave it overnight.


Triphala is very popular in Ayurvedic treatment for constipation. It also works well in treating the skin. It helps in balancing your doshas and detoxifies your body and heals acne. Start taking 1 tablespoon of triphala with lukewarm water on an empty stomach in the morning.


Turmeric has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Remember your parents used to give you ‘haldi doodh’ (turmeric milk) when you hurt yourself as it has healing properties. It is an amazing Ayurvedic remedy to treat and prevent pimples. It also helps in cleaning the toxins present in the pores in your skin.
Prepare a paste of turmeric powder and water and apply on the affected area. Rinse it off when it gets dry. You can add honey with turmeric powder if you have dry skin.


Potato helps in fighting acne and gives a glow to our skin. You can apply potato slice or juice on your face. If you apply potato slice then make sure you use a different potato slices on your face to avoid the spreading of bacteria.


Papaya is another amazing Ayurvedic remedy to treat pimples and acne. Make a paste of papaya and apply it on a clean face. Leave it for a few minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Repeat it for better results.

Bottle gourd (Lauki)

Lauki is our parents’ favorite vegetable to feed us as they know how healthy this vegetable is. Bottle gourd juice contains high water content which is highly effective in giving a cooling effect to our body and makes our skin healthy. It cleanses and detoxifies your body from within which helps in preventing pimples leaving you with a clear skin. It is very easy to make ‘lauki ka juice’. All you have to do is peel lauki or bottle gourd and cut it into pieces and blend. Drink it as it is or add a pinch of salt to it as per your taste.

If you want to treat your pimples naturally, turn to your kitchen!

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