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Home Remedy for Acne

        A skin disorder, acne is caused by the action of hormones on oil glands and hair follicles. It is not a disease or an ailment, rather a skin condition in which red pimples are seen on the affected areas. Most commonly found on the face, acne may also occur in the other regions of the body, such as neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. It is the most common and chronic skin disease, usually seen in teenagers. However, adults are not totally spared from the disorder. Acne may be hereditary or can result from high stress levels, hormonal changes, menstrual periods or secretion of excessive oil in the skin. However, it can be prevented by resorting to certain home remedies. Know more about the natural ways to cure acne problem.

Home Remedies For Acne

  • Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and rose water. Apply this mixture on the affected areas with cotton and leave it for an hour. Continue doing this for about 15 to 20 days to have the desired results.
  • Avocado paste, made with the help of water, consists of a natural remedy for getting rid of acne. Use it like a face wash, making sure to gently rub it on your face for 5 minutes. Then, wash it off with water.
  • Another option you can go for is a bath with blanch of nettle and rosemary. This will help reduce your acne.
  • Mix 1 tsp of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and squeeze 1/2 lemon into it. Drink this every morning, on an empty stomach.
  • Combine a tablespoon of dried or fresh yeast with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply this combination on your face and keep it on till it dries off. Now, wash it with warm water.
  • For getting rid of acne, mix 2-3 tsp tea with some basil. Cook this mixture in boiling water for about 10 to 20 minutes. Then, cool it down and apply on the affected areas with a cotton ball.
  • Honey and cinnamon powder are also beneficial for treating acne. Make a paste of the two and apply on the infected area before going to sleep. Wash your face next morning.
  • Another option is to blend one tablespoon of groundnut oil with one tablespoon of lime juice. Apply on the affected areas for 15 minutes ans wash off.
  • For removing acne, scrub your face with a mixture containing 2 tablespoon white sugar and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Make sure to wet them before rubbing.
  • Apply a paste of ripe tomatoes on pimples. Keep it for an hour before you wash. It will prove beneficial in getting rid of acne.
  • Mix turmeric powder with mint juice and form a paste. Apply this on the acne-infected area and keep on for 30 minutes. After that, wash it with lukewarm water.
  • Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin, with fresh lime juice. Apply this mixture on the affected area.
  • Application of a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves in water would prove effective in getting rid of acne. Sleep with the mixture on your face and wash it next morning with warm water.

Causes & Symptoms of Acne

        Acne is a skin disease caused by changes in the pilo-sebaceous units of a person. It usually strikes at the age of adolescence, but rarely continues up till adulthood. Commonly referred to as pimples, blemishes, spots and zits, acne lesions generally occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. It may range from being in mild and moderate to severe form. While an increase in sex hormones, during puberty, is the leading cause for acne to occur, there are other factors as well that add to its occurrence. In the following lines, we have listed all the causes and symptoms of acne.

Causes Of Acne

  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Over-activity of sebaceous glands
  • Follicle fallout
  • Bacterial infection
  • Inflammation
  • Heredity factors
  • Foods like pizza, chocolate, and fried items
  • Taking too much stress
  • Cosmetics that are pore-clogging
  • Pressure from helmets, chinstraps, collars, suspenders, etc
  • Drugs misuse
  • Exposure to industrial products, like cutting oils
  • Environmental irritants, such as polluted air and high humidity
  • Squeezing or picking at blemishes
  • Hard scrubbing of the skin.
  • Change of hormonal levels in women, mainly around menses

Symptoms Of Acne

  • Greasy skin
  • Blackheads (open comedones)
  • Whiteheads (closed comedones)
  • Red or yellow spots (pustules)
  • Deep, inflamed lesions
  • Scars
  • Pimples on the face and upper torso
  • Pustules
  • Cysts
  • Papules
  • Nodules
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