Simple Methods to Manage Acne

As it is said, good food goes a long way. We would suggest you to take care and eat good.

Follow these steps:

  • Eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.
  • Drink lots of water. Water is a natural cleanser for the body. It washes away of toxins and debris that aid in pimple formation.
  • Avoid fried and fatty food.
  • Stay physically active.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee, etc.
  • Wash the area affected with pimples very often. For this, use plain water only.
  • Avoid using soaps or gels on the face. You may use scrubs like orange peel or any fruit scrub (like papaya).
  • On the pimple, you may apply sandalwood paste. Alternatively, calamine lotion can be used.

These steps would help you cleaning your body from inside and getting rid of pimples.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Natural Ways to Get Rid Of Face and Body Pimples

  1. Roseanna Ayala

    Is it okay to drink tea such as chamomile or hibiscus tea, even though they do not consist of caffeine ?

  2. Jessi

    I have scars on body. How to reduce it? Too many small pimple on face. Please suggest me the remedy for this problem.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      If you push, squeeze or scratch a pimple, there are more chances of scar formation. Therefore, avoid fiddling with your pimples.

      Read above about tips to avoid getting pimples.

      You may apply some exfoliant, like mederma, over the completely healed scar marks to lighten them.

  3. Bongiwe mkhwanazi

    I am always having pimples on my face and I’ve tried lotions, creams and soup but nothing changes. Sometimes they are gone and come back again. I don’t know what to do.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      If you go to the reason why pimples occur, you’ll be able to prevent their recurrence.

      Pimples occur when the ducts of the oil glands supplying the face get blocked. Oil keeps collecting inside the duct, leading to its swelling and pimple formation.

      It is common for pimples to get infected and become painful.

      To prevent pimples, frequently wash your face. This would wash off dirt and tissue debris from the skin, preventing the clogging of oil glands.

      Eat healthy, less of fried fatty stuff and more of fresh fruits and vegetables. This would cleanse your skin from inside.

      Drink plenty of water. This is the best detoxifier. Read above about more tips to prevent pimples.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is a herbal product. If it suits you, you may use it regularly without bothering about any side effects.

      There are no documented side effects of such products. It differs from individual to individual. If the cream benefits you, you may continue using it.

  4. Anna

    Sir, I’m a 16 year old girl. I want fair skin so I’m planning to use melas cream and lotion. Please tell me if it can have any side effects. I’m confused, I read mixed reviews about the cream, some say it’s herbal while others say it’s a steroid and can cause pimples and other side effects. Please guide me and clear my confusion.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is not a herbal product. It contains a chemical called hydroquinone, which inhibits melanin production in the skin. Due to less melanin production, pigmentation is less and skin appears fairer with time.

      Side effects are definitely there. Melanin protects us from harmful exposure to sun. On using this cream, your skin may become over sensitive to sun. It may itch or even burn when exposed to sun light.

      Also, once you start using the cream, stopping its use may become difficult. Withdrawal has to be slow.

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Try natural methods on a regular basis. You may crush papaya/ raw potato and apply it over your face. Let it stay there for 10 to 15 and then wash. Apply some moisturizer over your face.

          Both potato and papaya juice are natural bleaching agents. They may gradually reduce your skin tone by one shade.

  5. Hannah

    I used mealas cream and lotion for the past 2-3 days and now I got pimples. My face burns in the sun, what should I do? Please tell me a solution to avoid this burning sensation and how I get back my old skin tone.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Stop using the cream. Your skin would take time to gradually attain its tone and start the production of melanin, a pigment which is essential to protect you from harmful radiations.

      For the burning sensation now, don’t go out in the sun. If you have to go, use a sunscreen lotion and carry an umbrella with you.

  6. Glabby


    This morning when I woke up my face, arms, back, and chest broke out with acne. I was so mad because I finally got my acne cleared up and I have a party that I’m going to this Saturday and the dress I’m wearing reveals my back, chest, and arms. I regularly use my clarasonic for my face, and for my back and chest I just use body wash for acne prone skin and tretinoin gel 0.01%. For my arms I use KP Duty lotion and scrub by Dermadoctor because I have keratosis pilaris. I’m not sure if I’m going too harsh on my skin, but I want to know if I should stop using any of these products? My chest broke out the most, and that area is very sensitive, and I’ve started using benzoyl peroxide on my chest today, I just want to make sure it won’t make it worse. What should I do?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since there is a limitation of examining you physically, it is difficult to comment whether the treatment prescribed to you is more than required or not.

      For now, since you have got too many acne, you may continue with your medications.

      Once they have gone, it is suggested to try out natural ways to treat acne. Acne occur when there is excess of oil over your skin. A daily shower, once or twice a day, as per need, assures that the excess oil gets washed off.

      Too much use or soaps or gels over the skin renders them dry. This may also predispose the skin surface to acne formation. Dry flakes appear over the skin and contribute in blocking the oil secretory ducts of the skin.

      Consume more of fresh fruits and vegetables, less of fried fatty stuff.


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