Home Remedies for Acne Problems

Home Remedies for ACNE

Acne is a long-term skin condition which occurs mainly on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest and upper arms. There are a lot of home remedies for Acne. But before discussing them, lets take a look what are its types

Types of acne:-

  1. Pimples : These are papules with pus at their tips
  2. Whiteheads: These are closed plugged pores
  3. Blackheads: These are open plugged pores
  4. Cysts: Painful, pus-filled lumps are cysts
  5. Nodules: Large, solid, painful lumps are nodules

This skin condition is not dangerous at all but leaves scars on your body parts which results in anxiety and reduced self-confidence.

home remedies for acne

Factors causing acne:

  • Excess oil production
  • Bacteria
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Imbalance diet
  • Hair follicles clogged by dead skin cells

Who are at greater risk of acne?

  • People can suffer from acne at any age but it occurs most commonly in teenagers and women due to hormonal changes.
  • Genetics also played role in development of acne. If your parents had this problem then you are also likely to develop it.
  • Those who use oily creams or work in a greasy environment are at greater risk.
  • Some medications also boosts acne condition.
  • Stress can worsen this problem once we have developed it.

The correct time to treat acne is when it starts developing scars.

home remedies of acne

How to avoid it?

  1. Take proper sleep and diet.
  2. Drink plenty of water.
  3. Never squeeze pimples
  4. Clean and moisturize your skin properly
  5. Wipe off excess oil from your skin as soon as you feel it.

Treatment for Acne:

Through diet:

  1. Eat fresh and raw fruits especially juicy fruits like apple, grapes, pear, pineapple etc.
  2. Do not eat packed food items.
  3. Eat less sugary and starchy food.
  4. Avoid spicy food.
  5. Eat food rich in Vitamin A & E.

Home Remedies for Acne:

  1. Use lemon juice to clean the acne-prone areas.
  2. Apply cucumber slice to the affected areas.
  3. Applying toothpaste to acne also helps in drying up off acne.
  4. Dip a cotton ball in honey and apply it to affected area.
  5. Diluted apple cider vinegar can be applied to acne-prone area.

Homemade Facial pack to reduce acne and its scars:

If you have a sensitive skin then always do a patch test before applying anything to your face.

Besan and Curd face pack:

Besan absorbs excess oil, clears the dirt, toxins and maintains pH level of skin while curd cleanses and moisturizes the skin.

Apply the following face pack two times in a week:

  • Mix well 1 tablespoon of curd with 1.5 tablespoon of besan in a bowl.
  • Apply the pack to affected areas including face and neck and let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse well and pat dry with a clean towel.

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