Pimples are usually cured within a few days after they have fully popped up, but the marks they leave on your skin, continues to linger even long after the pimple has dried out. Pimple marks look actually odd on face and if you have a whitish or fair complexion it is sure to look even darker on your skin. Covering up the pimple marks with a concealer is surely a handy way, but it does not work always and if the mark is really dark, you might even find it difficult to hide it with your normal concealer. So, getting rid of them is surely the best option.
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If you are worried about the pimple marks on your face and you are looking for an overnight remedy, be informed, in a single night your pimple marks can be lightened to a great extent by using proper home remedies, but there is no way to remove them completely in a single night. You need to continue the treatment for some time to get complete rid of the mark, and the time you will need to get complete rid of it depends on your skin type and how religiously you follow the treatment.
This article will provide you with a list of home remedies that can treat pimple marks quickly and can lighten them overnight,
Honey alone can work effectively to lighten pimple marks overnight and to remove it completely within a few days. Take natural honey and just apply it onto the pimple marks and let it set for at least 1 hour. Once the honey gets dry, dab your finger in water and massage the honey onto the marks for 3-4 minutes and then wash off. Repeat this treatment at least twice a day. You can also use honey in the same way overnight and wash off in the morning.
Lemon juice can also be used effectively for clearing up those irritating pimple marks. Simply rub in a small piece of lemon onto the marks and let it set for at least 30 minutes before washing it off. You need to repeat this treatment a minimum of 2 times a day to get quick results. Lemon juice has natural bleaching properties and it can remove any skin discoloration with regular use.
Baking soda is the other kitchen item that can lighten pimple marks overnight. Baking soda works as a skin exfoliator helping new skin to grow in the area. Take 1 teaspoon baking soda and mix sufficient amount of water in it to make a thick paste. Now rub this paste onto the pimple marks on your skin in gentle circular motion. Let it set for 2-3 minutes and then wash off with water. Remember that you can use this treatment a maximum of thrice a week.
Papaya is known for its natural bleaching property and it can effectively lighten any mark on the skin including the pimple marks. All you need to do is to rub a small cube of papaya onto the marks for 5-6 minutes. Then let it set for another 20 minutes and finally rub it off with water. Repeat this treatment at least twice a day to sufficiently lighten the pimple mark overnight.
In India turmeric has been a part of skin care for centuries. This wonder root has natural bleaching properties and can lighten any dark spot with regular use. Make a fine paste of turmeric and apply it onto the pimple marks. Leave on for 40 minutes and then rub it off with a little water. Use for a week to remove the mark completely. You can also keep the turmeric paste on your skin overnight to get more effective results.
Garlic contains sulfur which can work effectively to heal the pimple marks. Take 3-4 garlic cloves and crush them finely. Now strain the juice with the help of a clean cotton cloth and apply this juice onto the affected area of the skin. Leave on for an hour and then wash off; you can also keep it overnight and wash off in the morning.
Cucumber contains a number of vitamins and enzymes that can heal the skin effectively and cure the pimple marks quickly. Cucumber also soothes the skin. Grate some cucumber and apply it directly onto the pimple marks. You can also squeeze out the juice and apply it onto the pimples. You need to keep it on your skin for at least 30 minutes or more and then you can wash it off.
Green tea ice cubes
Green tea ice cubes can be an effective way to treat pimples and pimple marks. Green tea is loaded with anti-oxidants that can heal your skin quickly. Ice on the other hand can increase blood circulation on the area of the skin helping it to heal. Take 1 spoon green tea leaves and steep it in warm water for 10 minutes.
Now pour this tea without removing the leaves from it into the ice tray and place it in the freezer. You can simply take out one green tea ice cube and apply it onto the pimple marks for 4-5 minutes, several times in a day. This treatment can remove pimple marks really quick.
Potato is known for its power to remove any skin discoloration, so if you are looking for ways to remove pimple marks overnight, potato juice can be an effective solution. Grate some potato and squeeze out the juice. Apply this juice onto the affected skin with a cotton ball and let it set at least for 20 minutes before washing off.
Tomato due to its vitamin content nourishes the skin and helps in removing any skin marks. Take a thin slice of a fresh tomato and rub it onto the affected skin for 5-6 minutes in circular motion. Leave on for at least another 30 minutes before washing it off with plain water.
Aloe Vera has extreme skin soothing and moisturizing properties. It can nourish the skin and thus quicken up the natural healing process. Collect some fresh Aloe Vera pulp and apply it directly onto the pimple marks and leave on for another 20-30 minutes before washing off with water. You should use Aloe Vera at least 2-3 times a day or overnight to get quick results.
Olive oil can moisturize the skin helping it to regenerate quickly. So, if you are suffering from pimple marks even after the pimples have dried out long before, olive oil can be your best help to get rid of those unwanted marks. Just rub in some olive oil onto the spot for 3-4 times a day. Let it get absorbed and wash off with water after 30 minutes.
Rosewater and sandalwood
Sandalwood can effectively lighten any skin discoloration and rosewater can work as a source of nourishment for the skin. Prepare a sandalwood paste by using rosewater instead of normal water and apply this paste onto the affected skin in layers. The paste will naturally fall off from your skin once it gets dry. However, if you are using this paste to a wider area of your face, you might wash it off after it gets dry.
Orange peel has the ability to boost the natural collagen production process of the skin. It also promotes skin exfoliation and can even work as a source of retinol to the skin. Make a paste of orange peel and apply it directly onto the affected area of the skin. Let it set for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with water. Alternatively, you can also mix orange peel powder with milk and use this paste on the pimple marks for quick cure.
Pineapple juice contains an enzyme which has anti-inflammatory as well as exfoliating properties, both of which can be very effective to treat the pimple marks quickly. Take 1 spoon of fresh untreated pineapple juice and apply it directly onto the affected area of the skin. Let the juice set in for 20 minutes. Then wet your hands and rub the juice lightly on the skin and finally wash off with water. Take this treatment as often as possible.
Nutmeg with milk
Nutmeg and milk can be highly effective to reduce the irregular pigmentation caused by pimples on skin. This is a completely natural home remedy and can work effectively on any skin type. Mix 1/2 spoon of finely dust nutmeg powder with 1 spoon of whole milk; you should have a runny mixture of the two. Apply this mixture directly onto the affected area of the skin and let it set for 2 minutes. After the layer gets dry repeat with another layer of the same; continue for 2-3 layers and then wait for the pack to get dry completely. Once it is dry wet your hands, rub the pack lightly for 1 minute and wash off with water.
Coffee and sugar scrub with lemon juice
A scrub made from coffee, sugar granules and lemon juice can be very helpful to exfoliate the skin properly thus helping in quick removal of the pimple marks. Mix 1/2 spoon of coffee with 1 spoon of granulated sugar; add few drops of lemon juice in this mixture. Scrub the skin of the affected area lightly with this mixture for 2-3 minutes and then let it set for another five minutes and scrub again. Wash off after 5 more minutes with plain water. Do not forget to follow with a good moisturizer as this pack will exfoliate the skin but will not moisturize it.
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Green coconut water
Green coconut water can work miraculously to remove any mark or spot on the skin. Simply wash your face, concentrating on the area with the pimple marks, with fresh green coconut water for as many times as you can in a day. This easy treatment can cure pimple marks within a few days.
Always keep in mind to remove the pimple marks quickly you need to take care of your skin in the best way so that it can heal. When it comes to natural skin healing, exfoliation and moisturizing are the two key steps that you need to follow religiously. If you read the above remedies minutely you will see that most of them either aim towards exfoliating the skin or nourishing it. So, pick any combination of treatments from the above list along with a proper skin cleansing regime that suits your skin and follow them consistently. In addition to that do not forget to use a good sunscreen to ensure that the skin is not exposed to damaging sun rays. Also include foods that contain Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin A in your diet to get a spot free, healthy and glowing skin.