How to get rid of pimple marks for oily skin?

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Pimple marks are not something that any of us look forward to. They always leave a mark that takes ages to get rid of. Getting stuck with them can be because of multiple reasons. Let’s find out how to prevent them and be rid of them.

What causes pimple marks?

In order to understand how to rid yourself of these marks, it is essential to understand why these marks are left behind in the first place. Marks are usually left behind when the inflammation is too much and your pimple bursts. This could also result in an increase in inflammation around the same area. 

Some pimples will leave a mark even if you completely leave them alone. These are primarily cystic pimples. They’re painful and contain a fluid, and are probably the worst kind of inflammation. 

Pimple prevention for oily skin

If you want to get rid of the marks left by pimples, it is better first to try to prevent the occurrence of pimples. 

  • For oily skin, it’s important to keep your face clean at all times as the accumulation of dirt and oil can clog your pores and cause pimples. It’s important to understand that natural oils on your skin are essential to keep your skin moisturised at all times. It’s not a bad thing, but it’s crucial that you take care of your skin accordingly. 
  • There is a valid reason why we’re told not to pinch pimples. By doing this, we’re increasing inflammation under the skin, causing it to leave behind a mark.
  • Make sure you keep your hands away from pimples. Also, when you have nails, there can be dirt and bacteria that might infect a pimple; this could worsen your skin condition. Therefore try to keep your nails and fingers clean. Ensure you take out the dirt in your nails every time you clean your hands or wash your face.

Natural remedies to rid you of your pimple marks

There are other natural ways you could use to get rid of these stubborn marks even if you have oily skin. There is nothing wrong with oily skin, and you don’t have to take drastic measures to control it. But here are a few natural options for pimple treatment for oily skin that you could use to get rid of the marks. Make sure that you do not have active acne on your face while trying these remedies as your acne will definitely worsen.

1. Aloe Vera 

Aloe vera is a great ingredient for skincare. But make sure to use natural aloe vera gel right from the plant instead of any product from the supermarket. 

How to:

Take one of the leaves, cut it open and use the gel inside to apply to the areas that have marks. Leave it to rest for 15-20 mins before you rinse it thoroughly. Repeat this twice a week, but not on consecutive days.

2. Orange peel

Vitamin C itself is considered to have lightning properties. Hence fruits that contain this are helpful when you want to remove marks.

How to:

Dry out the orange peels till they’re nice and crisp, grind it all together to make a powder out of it. Obviously, it would be difficult to apply this powder directly onto your face, you’ll need a binding agent, and that’s why we recommend that you mix it with milk to form a paste. Leave this mask on your face for a couple of minutes before you wash it off.

3. Honey 

This is considered to work really well for the face. It has antibacterial properties that help reduce inflammation and marks caused by this.

How to:

Apply a thin coat of honey on the affected area and wrap it with a cloth.

4. Cucumber 

Cucumber is 70% water and is one of the best hydrating agents for your skin. It also includes vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium, which help remove acne marks on your skin.

How to:

You simply have to place the cucumber peel on your skin, with the inner side placed right on the affected area. This is a slow process, and to attain the best results, you’ll have to do this every day.

5. Food intake

Other than the methods mentioned above, remember that your intake is also crucial to your skin. So make sure you drink a minimum of two litres of water a day and have fruits rich in vitamin C and minerals. Avoid junk food as much as you can, as difficult as that might be.

The silver lining

Your oily skin is not the bad guy here. All you need to do is take care of it and understand it and you can keep pimples and their marks at bay.


The natural remedies mentioned in the blog are the widely popular ones. It is in no way a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Avoid using these if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies. 

Before trying any natural remedy, always test a small quantity on your skin to check for any adverse reactions or allergies to any particular ingredient. In case of emergency or any reaction, immediately connect with a doctor who can offer the proper treatment.


1. How long does it take for a pimple mark to go away?

Typically, it takes between 3 months to a couple of years for a mark to go depending on its severity and damage.

2. Can ice remove pimple marks?

While ice can soothe and relieve any pain caused by a pimple, it cannot remove a mark.

3. Do pimple marks go away?

Usually, they do go away if left alone; however, picking and prodding can agitate a pimple and cause a mark that might not go away on its own.

4. What should we eat to remove pimple marks?

To keep your skin healthy, food like green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, blueberries, and lots more can help.

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Dr Jisha Gomez

She is a highly skilled dermatology physician with strong expertise in improving skin & hair health through the development of corrective treatment combinations. She completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, UK & Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM) from the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi with over 5+ years experience treating skin patients. She has worked in Government hospitals in Trivandrum and Bangalore. She is actively involved in creating awareness for healthy skin, breaking the social stigma based on skin colour & stopping steroid abuse in our country.