Here are some of the major causes of pimples:
- Excessive oil production by the sebaceous glands can lead to pores getting clogged by dirt and dead skin cells, causing acne and pus-filled pimples.
- Bacterial infections are caused by a certain kind of bacteria called P. acnes which lives at the base of the hair follicle and leads to the development of breakouts.
Turn to aloe vera and garlic
Aloe vera is an excellent hydrating agent for the skin and combined with the antiseptic and clarifying properties of garlic, can be a good detox mask for curing pimples. Allicin, an active compound found in garlic is anti-bacterial in nature. When combined with the antioxidant properties of aloe vera, they fasten healing and help treat pimples.
How to use: Crush two cloves of peeled garlic to form a paste. Add the 1 teaspoon of fresh aloe vera pulp to it and mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture on the affected area, leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Repeat this once a day until the pimple subsides.