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Natural Remedies for Pimples from Your Garden

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Gardening offers a lot of benefits. Aside from the fresh produce you could harvest and the flowers you could pick for your flower vase, some plants can also be used as natural remedies for certain conditions. That is what makes me happy and proud to be a gardener. Although I just have a small plot of garden in my backyard, it has continuously gifted me with fruits and other produce that are free from pesticides. From time to time, I also use some of my plants to relieve common ailments including pimples.

While pimples are generally not as serious as tattoo scabbing and other skin problems, they are still something that needs attention. Some people spend hundreds of dollars just to get rid of pimples. But do you know that there are certain plants that can help treat pimples inexpensively and without side effects? Here are some of these plants:

1. Aloe

Many skin care products contain aloe extracts. If you have this plant in your garden, you could make use of the aloe pulp as a skin cleaner which promotes healing of pimples. Simply split off the pulp and rub directly on the pimples.

2. Garlic

Garlic has long been known as an effective treatment for pimples and acne. It could also help alleviate the inflammation and pain associated with them. To use it, peel raw garlic and rub it on the affected area for several times a day.

3. Amaranth

Amaranths are normally grown as ornamental plants and they normally thrive during summer and autumn. This plant has seeds that you could boil to make tea and use as face wash. In a saucepan, boil two teaspoons of amaranth seeds in three cups of water for five minutes. Remove from heat and then add about a teaspoon of amaranth leaves. Let it steep for about 30 minutes before applying on your face.

4. Basil

Boil a cup of water containing four teaspoons of basil leaves. Steep for at least 20 minutes and then apply on the pimples. This solution can help treat any type of pimples including pimples under the skin and acne. Rinse with water afterwards.

5. Cucumber

If you have organic cucumber, peel it and liquefy using a blender. Apply the juice directly on the affected area and let it sit for several minutes before rinsing.

6. Grape

Grapefruit seed extract contains powerful antimicrobial properties and is an excellent skin disinfectant. Get at least four drops of this extract and then mix it with four ounces of water. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and then apply on the affected skin. Let it stay for several minutes before rinsing.

7. Lemon

Get a lemon fruit, slice it in the middle then rub it on the affected area. Let it stay for several seconds then rinse immediately. Lemon has acidic properties that can help cleanse the pores of your skin.

Having a backyard garden can bring you closer to natural remedies for various health conditions including pimples. This is aside from the fruits and flowers that you can harvest for free. That is why I really encourage my friends to try gardening as a hobby.

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