When science and research hadn’t reached heights it has today, there were still ways of curing and healing. Every solution is around the environment we’re in, we just need to take a closer look.
And that’s what Try Articles did for its readers. We thoroughly researched and gathered some awesome botanical solutions for those gruesome pimples. So, if you can’t go to the pharmacy for an ointment, walk into your kitchen for a quick fix.
Let’s dive right into the magical botanicals!
The plant of witch hazel is a shrub rooting from the family of Hamamelidaceaes. It grows in North America and is widely used in the cosmetic industry. The leaves and the bark produce an astringent compound. This extract has active properties known as tannins.
The tannins in this extraction hold the ability to be a natural astringent. This is highly beneficial to disinfect any area on the skin. It aids in removing excess oil and is recommended for treating acne. It also helps in nourishing dry skin and is great for eczema as well.
Witch hazel refreshes your face and heals cuts and bruises. The little guy does a pile of things apart from treating your pimple too!
Let’s discuss how to use it.
Pour some witch hazel liquid (easily available in the pharmacies) on a cotton pad and swipe across the entire face. If you’re doing a target treatment for your pimples, then simply dip a cotton swab and dab it on the pimple. Make sure not to dab the same swab in the main liquid to avoid contamination. Leave it on overnight. Wash your face in the morning following your regular skincare routine. Repeat daily till the pimples vanishes.
We all know very well about the acidic properties of lemons and how well they perform for the health of our skin. Scientifically known as Citrus limon, this plant is readily available. It can even be homegrown and doesn’t require too much looking after.
Lemon is loaded with a natural occurrence of vitamin C, which makes it a skincare favorite. It is great for lightening scars and is an amazing over-night pimple fix.
Take a fresh lemon. Cut it in half. Squeeze out the juice from one half (you won’t be needing too much). Take a cotton ball or a cotton swab and directly dab over the pimples. If your skin is too sensitive, dilute the lemon juice in water and then follow the procedure mentioned above. Another option is to mix it with honey. You may leave it on overnight or wash your face after 10 – 20 minutes. Follow up with a moisturizer. Repeat twice a week.
Citrus limon won’t disappoint you in the morning that follows!
Famous for hummus! Haha! Yes!
But, there is a lot more to chickpeas than just that!
Botanically known as Cicer arietinum, this plant is loaded with nutrients. Amazing orally and using it topically. Chickpeas contain folate and vitamin B, both of which perform amazingly for the skin cells. They repair damage caused by harmful toxins. That pimple on your face could do with a dosage of chickpea!
How? You ask! Let us tell you!
Take an adequate amount of chickpea flour and mix a few drops of water to make a paste. Now, either use the paste as a cleanser and scrub your face gently. If you’re going for target treatment, simply apply a generous amount of it on the pimple.
The thicker the blob the more time it will take to dry off. It’s best to wait for it to dry fully so that the chickpea flour magnetically sucks out all the gunk from your skin. Use lukewarm water to remove. Continue with the rest of your routine and in the morning you’ll notice a massive showdown in the swelling and the redness. Repeat till the pimples dies out.
Known as Vitis vinifera in the world of botany, grapeseed is very beneficial for treating acne. The extract is taken out from the seeds of this plant. This extract is a superb disinfectant and contains anti-microbial properties. This makes the grapeseed perfect for handling the bacteria in the pimples.
To make it useable, this extract needs to be diluted with water. In four ounces of water, add 4 to 40 drops of the extract and make a solution. Once, the solution is prepared, dip a cotton pad in it and let it soak up the solution. Apply to the affected area. Let dry and leave it on. If any irritation occurs, wash off with cold water. Use this method 3 times a week and you’ll see the pimple fade away.
Neem, scientifically named Azadirachta indica is valued in the world of Ayurvedic medicines. This plant dates back to the ancient world a good 5000 years ago. It contains the most potent abilities of healing. These take roots from neem being anti-viral, anti-fungus and anti-bacterial.
Neem readily destroys the bacteria that causes infection and boosts up the healing process. Perfect for destroying that annoying zit! Also, neem is as good as it is for healing the outside as it is on the inside. The uses are many when it comes to this plant. But, right now our aim is to be pimple-free.
Let’s see how we can achieve that!
Grab a few fresh neem leaves and grind them up. If need be you may add any type of liquid. Like water, rose water or yogurt. Turn that into a paste. Apply on the breakout every day until it dries out.
For future precaution, if you’re prone to acne and random breakouts. Boil a bunch of neem leaves in 2 cups of water and let it cool. Store the infused water and pop it in the fridge. Use it to wash your face or as a refreshing toner by soaking a cotton pad in it and swiping it across our face.
The miracle plant! Many woos for this one! Probably aloe vera beats all the other medicinal plants mentioned above and in the entire plant kingdom. This wild plant grows in tropical climates and does very well even if kept indoors.
The pulp that reveals within this plant is what makes it miraculous. It is researched to have 75 active nutrients. Some of which are vitamins, anti-oxidants, enzymes, minerals, salicylic acids and amino acids. The list goes on!
The salicylic acid helps with the treatment of acne. Also, helps get rid of pigmentation, scars and uneven skin tone. So, if that nasty zit leaves a mark on your face, don’t worry, aloe’s got you covered!
Cut a medium-sized leaf directly off of the plant and wash it with water. Once clean, place it on a cutting board and cut off the thorny edges. Now, carefully peel off the top skin that is straight. This will reveal the gel inside. That’s your treasure. You can directly use it from here on. Just pick up the leaf and rub it all over your face.
Another way is to scrape it all out with a spoon and blend the pulp in a blender. Pour the blended mixture into ice cube trays, taking out one ice cube at a time whenever needed. This one saves time and is effective as well.
We’re sure this article has gotten you all set to battle that zit! Let us know which medicinal plant worked best for you!
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