How to get rid of pimples on oily skin

It is often difficult to deal with oily skin and pimples on oily face.  The collection of excess oil on the surface of the skin leads to the development of whiteheads, blackheads, blind pimples and other skin problems.

Pimples are a normal skin conditions in which there is an inflammation of the skin were the oil glands become infected with bacteria. They swell up, and are filled with pus. Pimples are the most dreadful and constant problem with oily skin they usually appear on the face, neck, back and shoulders. The oil glands of oily skin type are overactive and are always secreting excessive oil.

Ways to get rid of pimples on oily skin

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There are a several lotions and medicines available in the market to treat pimples but they may contain some harmful chemicals. There are many natural methods for treating pimples effectively and safely.

Ice to soothe the redness of pimples on oily skin

Ice helps to reduce the redness, swelling and inflammation of the pimples. It also increases the circulation of blood in the infected area. It tightens the pores and removes the dirt and oil collected on the surface of the skin. Wrap some ice in a piece of cloth and hold it on the affected skin area for some time. Remove and repeat the application three to four times.


Lemon juice contains Vitamin C which helps to dry the pimples on oily skin and face. Simply dip a swab of cloth and dip it in the lemon juice. Dab it over the pimples on oily skin before going to bed. Alternatively mix equal amount of lemon juice and cinnamon powder and apply it on the pimples overnight. Wash it in the morning with lukewarm water.

Tea tree oil

It is an excellent agent for treating pimples on oily skin. It contains antibacterial properties which help to fight the bacteria that lead to the formation of pimples. It also helps in reducing the redness and inflammation of the pimples. Simply dip a cotton ball in tea tree essential oil and apply it on the affected area. Wash the face after 20 minutes.


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Tooth paste can be used to treat pimples. It is found to be most effective if used after applying ice on the pimples. It is better to use white toothpaste and avoid gel toothpaste. Apply the toothpaste before going to bed and then wash it in the morning or after half an hour.


Applying steam is wonderful for the skin at any time especially when there are pimples. Steam helps to open the pores and get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria caught in the pores causing infection. Take the steam on the face by filling a large container of hot water and taking the steam with the head covered with a towel


Garlic is an antiviral, anti fungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent. It is the fastest treatment for pimples. Rub freshly cut pieces of garlic and apply it on the pimples for a few minutes. Then wash the face with warm water.Repeat the treatment three to four times a day.

Besan and curd face pack

This pack is an effective choice for the treatment of pimples on oily skin. Besan helps to remove the greasiness from the skin and curd keeps the skin soft and supple. Honey and turmeric are well known for their antiseptic properties. Prepare a thick paste by mixing besan and curd. Add few drops of honey and a pinch of turmeric powder in it. Mix the ingredients and apply on the face and neck evenly and leave it to dry for 20 minutes. Loosen the pack with warm water and then rub the area and splash it with water to clean the face. Continue this treatment for pimples twice a week for a few weeks.

Baking soda

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Baking soda is another effective home remedy to get rid of oily pimples as it helps to exfoliate the skin to remove the dust, dirt and dead cells. Make a thick paste by mixing baking soda with some water or lemon juice. Apply this paste on the pimples for some time and then wash with warm water. Fast results can be obtained by repeating the process twice a day


Honey is a natural antibiotic that helps to speed up the healing process. It also helps to prevent infections. Apply pure honey on pimples and wash with lukewarm water. Alternatively mix honey and cinnamon together and apply the paste over the pimples before going to bed. Wash the skin well with cold water in the morning. Continue this for a week and you can notice the pimples gradually fade away from your greasy skin.


Cucumber has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. It contains vitamins A, C and E and potassium.  A mask can be made by grinding cucumber. Apply the mask on the face and leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Then wash with warm water. Alternatively soak slices of cucumber in a glass of water.  All the nutrients of the cucumber will shift into the water. Now this water can be consumed and also used to wash the face.


Papaya has a number of properties that are helpful in the treatment of pimples. The antioxidants vitamin A, and the enzymes in it help to reduce the inflammation and infection. Extract the juice of the papaya by crushing slices of it.  Apply the juice on the pimples and leave it for 20 minutes before washing it off. Alternatively a mask can be prepared by mixing papaya pulp and honey. Apply this paste on the face while massaging it gently. Leave it to dry completely, then wash it with water.


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It contains natural salicylic acid, which works wonders for pimples and acne. It also contains loads of vitamin C, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and zinc which are great for the skin.  Mix mustard powder with some honey and apply it on the pimple as a mask.Wash it clean with water after about 15 minutes.

Egg white

Simply swipe a finger in the egg shell after using the contents of the egg for breakfast to get out the white. Now apply this white on the pimples of oily skin and leave it to dry. It is still better if some lemon juice is applied before applying the egg white.

Redmond clay mask

It can be made mixing little clay powder with a drop of water and some drops of lavender or tea tree oil. Apply this mask on the pimples at night and wash in the morning. The pimples will be clear in one or two days of treatment.

Apple cider vinegar

Acne and pimples are mostly viewed on oily skin. The oil secretion from the skin will be a reason behind it.  Also the pimples are form due to bacterial attack. The natural ingredient that kills bacteria needs to be included here. Apple cider vinegar normally used in your kitchen will be of a great help to you. This will easily make the excess oil dry and keep your skin free from acne and pimples. The procedure needs to be followed. You have to take 1 and ½ cup of water and 1 part of vinegar in it. Now you can wash your face with this water.

Orange peel paste

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You must have come across many products in the market that has the extract of orange peel. Yes, those are the peel off mask. Now, if you wish to try totally natural remedy, we are ready to give you the solution. Do you have oily skin? Are the pimples arising from the oil sebum bothering you too much? Naturally obtained orange peel off mask will be wonderful.  For this you have to get the peels of two oranges and fresh water. You need to dry the orange peel and get powder out of it. Now add adequate quantity of clear water. Make a paste of it and apply on your face. Once it is dry apply it over your face. Let it dry and peel off.


Even the fruit strawberry works really well for your oily skin. Strawberries have high amount of salicylic acid which will be good to remove the clogged pores and remove bacteria. Combination of honey with it will work really well as honey has the anti inflammatory property that will reduce your inflamed pimples. You need to take 3 fresh strawberries and mash them. Now add 2 spoons full of honey in it. Mix them well and apply it over your face. It is important to keep this natural acne pack for 20 minutes. There after you can wash away and see the difference.