Get rid of pimple spots

Filed on February 21, 2020

Rima Soni suggests home remedies

I am a 15-year-old girl. Could you please suggest how to reduce the dark spots on my cheeks left by pimples?
- FR
Dark marks left by pimples can be lightened by a regular mask of tomato juice mixed with a few drops of lemon juice. Apply on the marks, and leave overnight to see skin and marks lighten.

Hi Rima, I am 37 years old. I recently came across your column and now, look forward to it every Friday. I have had a problem with dandruff for the last 15 years. I've tried applying aloe vera gel, pure herbal oil, apple cider vinegar, and anti-dandruff shampoos. The dandruff lessens for a day or two, but is still very much there. I also have hair fall; I know one of the reasons is dandruff but it has become two times thinner over the years. I have started using baby shampoo and coconut milk conditioner. Lastly, something I developed post-pregnancy is baby hair. There are so many popping up around the crown of my head, and they really spoil the show when I have to go out. I apply serum, but how can I get rid of them permanently?
- Bhakti
Tea tree oil mixed with aloe vera is the best treatment for clearing dandruff. Thoroughly brush your hair, then massage 2 tablespoon aloe vera gel mixed with 10 drops tea tree oil into it. You will need to get rid of the dandruff first for hair quality to improve and hair fall to stop. In the meanwhile, I'd recommend using a protein shampoo. Aloe vera gel also makes for a better solution to set tiny hairs, instead of a serum; it will soften and smooth the tiny hair. I hope you find these remedies helpful.

I am 25 years old, and will be getting married in August this year. Can you suggest a few home remedies for glowing skin and for stretch marks around the neck?
- Name withheld
Mix coconut milk with rice powder, almond powder and teaspoon honey. Make a smooth mask and apply on
your face, neck and on the stretch
marks. The mask should be thick. Scrub off when dry. Do this every alternate day for best results and to get smooth, glowing skin.

I have a dark upper lip and wish to even out my skin tone there. Please give me your best advice for a home remedy.
- Amira
Apply a cold milk mask on the dark upper lip daily. After 20 minutes, exfoliate it for best results. Your lip will gradually lighten, thanks to the milk mask.
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