Acne is the result of overactive oil glands at the base of hair follicles, which are a cause of hormonal changes during adolescence. Oily skin can be hereditary, which increases the sensitivity of the skin to hormonal changes.
Symptoms of Acne
There are two main types of acne: non-inflammatory and inflammatory.
In non-inflammatory acne, there are usually just a few whiteheads and blackheads on the face. A relatively mild type of acne, it can often be treated effectively with nonprescription medicines. The majority of people with acne have this type of acne.
With inflammatory acne, the whiteheads become inflamed, and red pimples and pustules develop. In its most severe form, inflammatory acne can cause disfiguring cysts and deep, pitting scars of the face, neck, back, chest and groin. Prescription drugs and sometimes surgery are needed to treat inflammatory acne.
The main causes of acne are:
Blockage of skin pores
Over production of sebum by the sebaceous glands
The over activity of sebaceous glands may be due to increased concentration of testosterone in the blood.
Some successful Acne Home Remedies:
Whichever the acne home remedy you choose, make sure that you use it regularly to see the gradual results. You cannot have results overnight. Patience is the key to treat acne.
Apply ice on acne before bedtime daily.
Mix avocado paste with water and apply for 15 minutes and wash.
Rubbing the acne with garlic glove is helpful.
To treat acne, you can apply fresh mint juice every night.
You can wash acne daily with a paste of raw milk and gram flour.
You can apply white toothpaste on acne to treat this. Do not use gel toothpaste.
Grate cucumber and apply it as facemask for one hour.
Drink wheat grass juice daily.
Take the pulp of raw tomato and apply it on the acne for one hour.
Wash the acne affected area with neem soap and warm water twice daily to get it bacteria free.
You can also apply paste of fresh fenugreek leaves at bedtime and wash it in the morning.
Another very effective and traditional acne home remedy is making a paste of tender leaves of neem and turmeric powder. Apply this on the acne.
Placing strawberry leaves can reduce acne swelling, as strawberry leaves are alkaline.
Make a paste of sandalwood powder and turmeric powder, one tsp of each, with milk. Apply it on the face. This remedy is cooling and soothing.
Apply grated potato on the face. Besides reducing acne, it also cleans the face of any blemish.
A very simple acne home remedy is applying a mix of sandal wood powder and rosewater.
Grind dry peels of orange and apply on acne with water.
Take 1 tsp of cinnamon powder and mix it with 1 tsp lemon juice. Apply it regularly on the acne.
Another cinnamon acne home remedy is to mix 1 tsp of cinnamon with 3 tsp of honey, apply it overnight and wash it in the morning.
In one cup of water, boil 2-3 tsp of dried basil leaves and steep for 10 minutes. Apply this lotion on acne with cotton ball.
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