Effective Home Remedy for Pimples-Dermatologist Recommended (Dermatocare)

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 19/09/18

“Doctor, is there any effective home remedy for pimples that really works?” Well, had you asked this question a year back, I would have bluntly said “no”. But now after extensive research and experience of using a natural skin care solutions in skin care and diseases, I highly recommend this 5 steps effective home remedy for pimples. Check out the above video for detailed recipe.

How to make this homemade anti-acne spot treatment?

Mix the following ingredients in specified quantities in a dry container:



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Raw Honey

2 tablespoon

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Fuller’s earth or Multani mitti

1/2  tablespoon

Best Facial Clay or Multani Mitti

Turmeric or Haldi

1/2 tablespoon

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Neem Powder

1/2 teaspoon




Tea tree essential oil

10 drops





Lemon peel powder (omit in sensitive skin)

1/2 teaspoon





How to use this remedy?

This remedy can be used as a spot treatment as follows:

  • Apply it directly on your pimples after washing.
  • Rinse off with warm water and pat dry with facial tissue. Do not use because it might get stained with turmeric.
  • You can put this mixture for as less as 15 minutes to as long as overnight (remember turmeric might stain beddings), provided you do not get redness, itching, irritation or bumps.
  • You can use it daily, maximum twice a day.
  • You can continue it safely until the pimples settle.


  • Turmeric can stain clothes, so avoid wiping your face with a towel, sleeping or changing your clothes while this mixture is on your face. 
  • Honey will feel sticky in the beginning, but later as the mixture dries your skin will feel stretched and sometimes uncomfortable.

Who can use this remedy?

This anti-acne spot treatment is best suited for non-sensitive skin types because it has many irritating ingredients like neem, tea tree oil, lemon. This remedy works best for red pimples and pus-filled pimples on the face or back., they usually respond within 3 days of applying this homemade anti-acne spot treatment. However, this remedy will not help you get rid of black/white heads, nodular or cystic lesions. If you have sensitive skin try this 2 step remedy for pimples.

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