What Is Acne?
Common acne is known as ‘Acne vulgaris’. It is classified as a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin. It is characterized by the presence of pimples or zits, blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nobules and cysts. It mainly affects the face, neck, chest, back, and upper arms of sufferers. Acne may be mild or severe. Although it most frequently effects teens and preteens, adult acne is also quite common.
The skin has pores which connect to oil glands located under the skin, via follicles. Sebum, an oily liquid, is produced by the oil glands. The sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. Acne develops when follicles get blocked and infected. Acne is not dangerous but it leaves scars. Home remedies for acne can be a great help in curing acne.
Causes of Acne
Hormone Fluctuations- Acne often appears during puberty, when there is a surge of androgen hormones within the body. Androgens stimulate the sebaceous glands, creating an oilier complexion and one more prone to breakouts. Acne is also likely to develop in women during menstruation, pregnancy, menopause and per menopause when there are a lot of hormonal fluctuations.
Oily skin- Oily skin produces excess oil, which can easily become trapped within the pore, creating an impaction. Hence people whose skin is oilier than average, are more prone to acne.
Medications– Some medications such as steroids and estrogen medications and those which contain androgen or lithium may cause acne.
Cosmetics– Oily cosmetics, comedogenic skin care or hair care products may cause acne in some susceptible people.
Genetic Reasons– Acne tends to run in families. If your parents had acne at any point in their lives, your chance of developing acne is higher.
Symptoms Of Acne
There are two main types of acne: non-inflammatory and inflammatory.
Non-inflammatory acne is a mild type of acne. There are just a few whiteheads and blackheads on the face. The majority of people with acne have this type of acne.
In 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.
Natural Home Remedies For Acne
Pound the orange peel with water on a piece stone and apply on acne affected areas.
Apply lemon juice on affected areas regularly to reduce pimples and acne. This has proven beneficial results.
Raw garlic should be rubbed on the effected area several times a day. It helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples and boils. Eating 2-3 seeds of raw garlic daily purifies the blood stream and keeps acne away.
Coriander/ Mint Juice
A teaspoon of coriander juice or mint juice, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder, is another effective home remedy for pimples and blackheads. Apply mixture on the face after thoroughly washing it every night before retiring.
Make a paste of fenugreek leaves and apply over the face every night before going to bed. Wash off with warm water in the morning. This prevents pimples and blackheads.
Grated cucumber applied over the face, eyes, and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes has been found effective. Its regular use prevents pimples and blackheads.
Grind nutmeg with milk that has not been boiled and apply on acne for a few hours. Pimples should disappear without leaving a mark.
Honey and Cinnamon
Make a paste by mixing honey and cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is very effective against Acne as it contains bacteria-fighting substances called Terpenes. Acne is often caused by bacteria and the Terpenes either outright kill them or weaken them enough to be destroyed by protective antibodies.
The gel from Aloe Vera plant is also a highly effective natural cure against Acne. The enzyme-rich gel has very soothing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Besides these handy home remedies for acne, Zinc, Vitamin A and E tablets may be taken to get rid of acne.
Diet For Acne
For the treatment of acne the patient should take only an ‘all-fruit’ diet for a week, taking three meals a day, of fresh juicy fruits, such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, pineapples, and peaches. Only unsweetened lemon or plain water, either hot or cold, should be drunk and nothing else.
After one-week the patient should begin taking a well-balanced diet with emphasis on raw foods, fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouted seeds, raw nuts, and wholegrain cereals, particularly millet and brown rice. The ‘all-fruit’ diet may be done at regular intervals till the skin’s condition improves. People suffering from medical conditions must take their physicians advice before making such major changes in their diet.
Meats, sugar, strong tea or coffee, condiments, pickles, soft drinks, candies, ice cream, refined and processed foods should be avoided as far as possible. For better results such diets should be used along with home remedies for acne.
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I heard sleeping on a fresh towel every night could be beneficial…it hasn’t been proven effective for me.
I tried LEMON JUICE and it really works.
All u need 2 do is: 1. SQUEEZE LEMON JUICE IN A CUP
2.GET A CLEAN COTTON BALL
3. WASH YOUR FACE WITH BAKING SODA MIXED WITH A LITTLE DRIZZLE OF WATER 4.WASH IT OF WITH WARM WATER 5.DIP COTTON BALL IN LEMMON JUICE AND RUB IT ON AFFECTED AREA LEAVE IT ON UNTIL IT DRIES FOR ABOUT 15 -20 MINS AND WITHIN 2- 3 WEEKS IT WILL BE CLEARED!!!! JUST REMEMBER DO NOT EAT OILY FOODS AND DONT TOUCH YOUR FACE UNLESS YOU HAVE WASH YOUR HANDS CLEAN!! FOLLOW MY ADVISE AND IT WILL WORK TRUST ME!!!!!!*****
jessica durga northeastern college sangre grande says
I really hate acne and most of all their scars!!! just follow my advise above and you will see all your marks from your face will just disappear and if you do the correct thing and continue using the lemon you will also stop get pimples!!! I LOVE LEMONS!!!!
jessica durga northeastern college sangre grande says
ALL U NEED 2 DO TO GET RID OF UR PIMPLES AND THEIR SCARS IS 1. SQUEEZE LEMON JUICE IN A CUP 2.WASH UR FACE WITH BAKING SODA MIXED WITH A LITLE DRIZZLE OF WATER THEN RINSE WITH WARM WATER 3. GET A COTTON BALL AND DIP IT INTO THE CUP OF LEMON JUICE AND RUB IN CIRCLES ON UR FACE 4.LEAVE IT ON UR FACE FOR ABOUT 15-20 MINS AND TRUST ME UR PIMPLES AND THEIR SCARS WILL ALSO BE CLEARED WITHIN 2-3 WEEKS IF U CONTINUE TO USE LEMMON! I TRIED THIS METHOD AND IT WORKED TRUST ME!!! I LOVE LEMONS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***
JESSICA(RICH PRINCESS) says
HEY!!! MY NAME IS JESSICA and I am 13 years old and have been getting acne since I was 11 years and just recently tried a home remedie which really worked for me and also hope it will work for you. all you need is lemon, baking soda, a cup, cotton ball, warm water, knife. all you need to do is : 1)wash your face gently with warm water
2)make a paste combining a little drizzle of water and baking soda, paste the baking soda on your face leave it on for about 2 minutes and then wash of with warm water 3) cut a lemon with a knife and squeeze the juice in a cup then
take a CLEAN cotton ball and dip it in the lemon juice and rub in circles on your face. leave the lemon on your face for about 15-20 minutes or more and then rinse of with warm water!! TRUST ME this really works, it worked for me so why can’t it work for you! I REALLY LOVE LEMONS!!! GOOD LUCK IN TRYING THIS REMEDIE !!!*** BYE!*
swt gal says
HEY!! MY DARLING JESSICA THANK YOU VERY MUCH I WAS JUST READING AND TOLD MY MOM ABOUT IT AND SHE SAID THAT HER SISTER HAD A LOT OF ACNE AND SHE FOLLOWED THAT SAME REMEDIE AND IT WORKED!!! THANKS A LOT!! OH AND BY THE WAY YOU MADE MY DAY !!!
JESSICA(RICH PRINCESS) says
HEY!!! I COMPLETLY UNDERSTAND THE PAIN YOU ALL ARE GOING THROUGH MY NAME IS JESSICA AND I AM 13 YEARS OLD AND HAD BEEN GETTING ACNE SINCE I WAS 11 YEARS AND RECENTLY I STARTED USING LEMONS AND HAVING A HEALTHY MEAL AND DRINKING LOTS OF WATER AND TRUST ME IT REALLY WORKED!!! I LOVE LEMONS!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!****** BYE
Hi I’m 14 and I have really bad acne and with that I have really dry skin can any body give me advice on my problem and or help me thank you
Latin Girl in SF says
I’ve been acne-free ever since I discovered what was causing my breakouts. It turns out that I’m highly allergic to any type of nuts, dairy, and avocado! 🙁 I’m so sad because I loved avocado but I love myself even more now that I’m acne free 🙂 Also, if you want to supplement your calcium intake, try cottage cheese, I know! Cottage is dairy, but it is supposed to be only the foam of the dairy, which actually still gives you the calcium intake that you need as a woman but not the zits. Also, never ever use oil-based make ups or any type of products, including hair products with oil, because that’s what may be causing your breakouts. I’d suggest you give it a try for at least three weeks and see what happens to your face. C’mon, what do you have to lose but the zits! 🙂
Good Luck! 🙂