Pimples are one problem which is up on several women’s list of skin concerns. The problem isn’t restricted to women, men and some teenagers are equal sufferers…

1. Keep you stomach clean

Firstly let’s talk about the internal care. If you have been suffering from this problem, the most important thing is to keep a clean stomach. Avoid constipation at all costs. Take lots of green veggies like spinach, lettuce, cabbage, fenugreek, celery, among others and plenty of fresh salads and seasonal fruits. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water daily and try and take some natural, fresh and un-canned juices along with this. This will help flush out toxins and cleanse your digestive system.

2. Food to avoid

Avoid red meats and if you can’t avoid non-veg food, have lean meats, fish and chicken. Along with this, it’s important to avoid certain foods. Say a firm no to sweets, fried foods, heavy oily and gravy dishes, chocolates, ice creams and aerated drinks at all cost. I have seen youngsters quench their thirst with colas instead of water and their parents not saying anything at all. Never do this and if you are a parent never allow this to happen. Teach your youngsters from an early age to eat green vegetables, fruits and drink plenty of water, it may be difficult at times but believe me they will thank you in the long run.

3. Clean regularly

Now coming to the external care of the stubborn, pimple prone skin. The golden rule is to keep clean at all times, be squeaky clean! Oily skins are always an easier prey to sprouting pimples, many times starting from blackheads and whiteheads, then going on to becoming stubborn, pus filled pimples. Make an antiseptic face tonic with the following ingredients:

100 gms fresh mint leaves
Boil in 1 litre of water, strain and let it cool
Add 1 tsp of camphor and dissolve in this solution completely.

Store this in the fridge and wipe your skin with this several times a day to remove excess oiliness.

4. Use a natural skin pack

You can make a skin pack at home using Sandalwood powder, Fuller’s earth, Camphor and Rose water. Mix this and keep in a small bowl in the fridge and apply on clean skin. Let it dry completely and wash off with cold water. This should be done three to four times a week for results.