How to remove pimple marks from the face?

April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pimples are swelling on the skin that are filled with bacteria and pus. The pimple occurs on the face and other parts of the body such as the shoulders, back, and neck.

The primary cause of pimple is the excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous gland of the skin.

Pimples look like a pink spot, but in severe cases, the spot is filled with pus. On a normal state, the pimples dry out after a few days but scars will appear. Some marks fade over time while others are stubborn. Those who suffer from severe pimple breakout or acne tend to have a lot of pimple marks. (1)

A woman with a moderate pimple marks on the face.image

Picture 1 : A woman with a moderate pimple marks on the face.
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A woman with a severe acne marks.picture
Figure 2 : A woman with a severe acne marks.
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Home remedies for pimple marks on the face

Use of Aloe Vera

Fresh Aloe Vera gel contains essential vitamins, which are very good to the skin. It hastens skin healing and helps fade scars. It can be used by people with sensitive skin because it is gentle on the skin. It acts as a natural moisturizer and will leave the skin looking young, fresh, and healthy. There are Aloe Vera gel readily available at your local pharmacy. However, it is best to use organic Aloe Vera. Just choose a healthy Aloe Vera leaves and squeeze its gel, and massage gently on the affected parts of the skin. Leave the Aloe Vera gel onto the skin for about 15 minutes to 30 minutes and rinse off. (10)

Egg whites

Egg whites have long been used to lighten pimple marks. Use fresh egg and separate the white from the yolk. Directly apply the egg white on the pimple marks and leave it there for a few minutes. Rinse with cold water. The protein and vitamins in egg white help in the regeneration of new skin cells. (2)

Miraculous effect of baking soda

Baking soda is one of the items commonly found in the kitchen. It has over a hundred uses and one of which is its ability to hasten scar healing. Baking soda helps in gently exfoliating the skin. To use the baking soda, just create a paste by mixing a few drops of water to baking soda.

Once you achieve a thick paste, the next step is to apply the baking soda paste to your acne marks and leave it there for a few minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and follow up with essential oil to moisturize the skin. (3, 4)

The cooling effect of cucumber

Cucumber is known for its cooling and hydrating effect. It is also rich in essential vitamins like vitamin A and C and minerals like magnesium. These nutrients are good for the skin. Choose a fresh cucumber and cut into thin slices and put on the scarred skin.

Leave the cucumber on the skin for a few minutes and don’t forget to rinse the skin using cool water. Do this regularly and you will be able to see a significant improvement on your acne marks. (5)


Honey is known for its moisturizing effect. Raw honey is the best in treating pimple marks. Just massage an ample amount of honey on the face focusing on the pimple marks. Do this at least three times a week to keep the skin soft and moisturized. (6)

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer known for its healing properties. Use organic virgin coconut oil. Pour about a teaspoon of the oil into the palm of the hand and gently apply on the face paying special attention to the pimple marks.

Just leave the coconut oil on your face to allow the vitamins and essential fatty acids to be absorbed to your skin. (7)

Skin lightening effect of lemon

The extract of lemon is a natural alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). It is effective in lightening the scars and hasten healing. On top of that, lemon juice revitalizes the skin. To use the lemon, just squeeze the juice and dab on the pimple marks. If you have a sensitive skin, you can dilute the juice with a small amount of water before applying on the pimple marks.

Leave the juice for a few minutes and rinse with cool water. Do not forget to apply facial moisturizer afterwards. Do this for at least three times a week and you will be able to see a significant improvement on your pimple marks. (8)

Potato Juice

Potato is rich in vitamins and minerals, which makes it helpful in promoting skin healing.  Cut a thin slices of potato and apply on the pimple marks. You might also want to squeeze the juice and massage the juice on the face, paying special attention to the pimple marks.

Leave the potato juice for a few minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Do this every day, ideally before going to sleep and over time, you will be able to see a significant improvement on your pimple marks.

Sugar Scrub

A sugar scrub that you can make right in the comfort of your own home is very good in lightening the pimple marks. Sugar cane is rich in glycolic acid, which is effective in removing dead skin cells. It also promotes cellular regeneration. All you need is an organic sugar cane and essential oil like olive oil. Mix two cups of sugar and one cup of olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice.

Mix the sugar scrub until all the components are blended well together. Apply the sugar scrub on the skin paying particular attention to pimple marks. Leave on the skin for a few minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Apply a moisturizer afterwards. (9)

Vitamin E

You can easily purchase vitamin E over the counter. Just puncture the gel capsule and squeeze the content and apply directly on the face. Make sure that your face is clean and dry prior to putting the vitamin E. Massage the oil of vitamin E paying special attention to the pimple marks. Do this regularly to see a significant improvement on the pimple marks.

Rose Hip Seed Oil

An organic cold pressed rose hip seed oil is proven effective in improving pimple marks. Apply the oil twice a day, ideally in the morning and before going to bed. The essential fatty acid and high concentration of trans-retinoic acid makes the oil an effective treatment for pimple marks, including severe acne marks. (3)


  10. Herbal Cosmetics & Ayurvedic Medicines (EOU) (3rd Revised Edition) By P. K. Chattopadhyay

Published on April 15th, 2017 by under Hair, Skin and Nails.
Article was last reviewed on April 29th, 2017.

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