Nothing can ruin a good day faster than a bad pimple, and they always seem to show up right when you have a major presentation at work or a family wedding with lots of pictures. There are plenty of drugstore treatments for acne, of course, but many of them contain chemicals that damage your skin even further. Luckily, however, there are several natural home remedies for pimples that will treat your blemishes.
Garlic’s antimicrobial properties make it ideal for combating the bacteria that lead to acne, but it should always be diluted before you apply it to the skin. Peel a clove of garlic, then mash it up with water or aloe vera juice. Apply directly to your pimple, rubbing it in gentle circles over the inflamed area. Let it sit for an hour or so before rinsing.