If you are looking for a natural alternative to remove pimples, you might consider essential oils. Several essential oils are known to kill bacteria. Thyme, cinnamon, and rosemary have all shown the potential to be effective against pimple-causing C. acnes. Tea tree oil has antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Other natural ingredients like witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, green tea, and aloe vera are popular home remedies for fighting pimples without side effects like redness or dryness. For example, research suggests that witch hazel may fight bacteria and reduce skin irritation and inflammation, which can contribute to acne.
However, many of these pimple remedies lack scientific backing and require further research to determine their effectiveness. When applying essential oils or other natural remedies for acne, a little goes a long way. If you’re using other acne medication, talk to your dermatologist first to ensure there are no unwanted interactions.