Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles in which blackheads (comedones) develop in the skin. Increased flow from oil (sebaceous) glands in the dermis combined with increased shedding of dead skin cells can cause the oil-cell mixture to block the follicle openings, resulting in comedones. If clogged follicles become infected with bacteria, inflammation and closed, pus-filled comedones (pustules) may develop.
Teenagers develop acne at a higher rate than other age groups. This is because hormone production during puberty increases the output of the sebaceous glands and the rate of skin-cell turnover within the follicles. However, children as young as 5 years old and adults can develop acne as well. In young women, it often worsens and improves with the rise and fall of hormone levels during the menstrual cycle.
There is a genetic predisposition for acne; that is, people whose family members have acne are also likely to have it.
Stress may also affect acne; the condition often worsens during times of stress and improves during more stable periods.
Home Remedies for Acne
Some Effective Remedies for Acne Home Treatment:
Try these remedies and follow them regularly for getting positive results.
You can wash your face once a day with salty water to keep control of oil on the skin.
Make a mixture of 1 tsp lemon juice and I tsp cinnamon powder and apply over the acne.
Make a paste of fenugreek leaves and apply it over the acne before going to bed at night and wash with lukewarm water in the morning.
Apply mint juice over the acne affected area every night.
Take a pinch of turmeric powder and few drops of mint juice. Make a paste of it and apply over the acne.
Take 2-3 tsp of basil leaves and boil them in one cup of water. Steep it for 15 minutes and cool it. Apply it over the acne affected skin with the help of a cotton ball.
Make a paste of sandalwood powder and rosewater and apply over acne.
Other Acne natural treatments
During the initial one week 'all-fruit' diet, a warm-water enema taken daily cleanses the bowels. Apply hot fomentation locally to open up the pores and to bring out the waste matter. Then rinse the affected parts with cold water.
Hot Epsom salts Bath
A hot Epsom salts bath twice a week is beneficial in all cases of acne. This bath is prepared by adding 1 ½ kg of Epsom salts to 60 litres of water having a temperature of about 37.8° C. The patient should remain in the bath tub for 25-35 minutes till he sweats freely. After the bath, the patient should cool off gradually.
If your skin condition gets worse it would be necessary to consult a doctor for the same. Your doctor may prescribe some medicines that would be helpful for treating acne on oily skin. One should remember that there is no overnight acne cure for acne marks on acne prone as also on oily skin. Glowing skin for men and women that is free from acne scars could be achieved, but would require steady and continuous effort.
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