Acne is a skin disorder that builds up because of the action and reaction between hormones on the skin’s sebaceous glands, which paves way for plugged pores like blackheads and whiteheads along with an outbreak of cysts that are commonly known as pimples.
The skin problem usually occurs on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper side of arms. The problem of acne is common among people; irrespective of age and gender. Although the problem of acne is not fatal, it is disconcerting and can hurt a person’s level of confidence. However, there are several easy home remedies which can help, restrict and cure acne and pimples.
Facts to know before undertaking home remedies
- It is important to know that acne is a symptom of pimples and therefore must be treated properly so that it does not proliferate into becoming a major problem.
- All the various forms of acne take place because of wrong food habits like irregular hours of eating, excess of starch, improper food, and increased sugar and fat content in food.
- Acne is also caused by chronic constipation whereby the bowels do not move properly and waste is not eliminated from the body, as quickly as it should be. As a result, the bloodstream is soaked with toxic matter.
Home remedies for acne and pimples
The following home remedies can help in removing acne and pimples:
Make a paste of 50 gm of raspberry, strawberry or blackberry with 1.5 litres of water and apply on the exposed areas for 3 minutes. Wash away with clean water after 3 minutes. This face pack leaves the skin itch free and smooth to touch.
yoghurt and oatmeal
Mix yoghurt and oatmeal to make a thick paste and apply on the exposed areas until it dries. Wash the face with lukewarm water and pat the skin dry. After the skin is dry, you can apply any antibiotic lotion that matches your skin type.
Aloe Vera is a natural treatment for acne and pimple problems on the skin. Soaps as well as gels that are made out of aloe vera provide relief from acne pimples.
To cure acne, heat 2–3 tea bags and mix them with dried basil for about 20 minutes. Apply it on the exposed areas of the skin with a cotton ball.
The peel of orange fruit is also a good treatment for acne pimples.
Make a paste of honey mixed with cinnamon powder. Apply it on the exposed areas of the skin at night before sleeping, and wash it off in the morning.
Mix raw milk with gram flour, apply it on the skin, and wash it off. This must be practiced everyday as it serves as a natural face wash for acne pimples.
Take 1 tablespoon of groundnut oil, mix it with 1 tablespoon of lime juice and apply it on your face to treat the acne pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.
Apply ripe tomatoes’ paste on the acne pimples and wash it off after keeping the paste for some time.
Although acne pimples are common among people, the aforementioned steps can help you keep the disorder under control. Home remedies for acne pimples are highly recommended by doctors as they help to heal the problem safely unlike creams and gels sold in the markets.
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