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Acne is a chronic skin disorder that haunts teenagers and robs them off their night's sleep. Acne is very common among teenagers but can affect a person belonging to any age group. Action of hormones on the sebaceous glands blocks the pores of the skin thus causing cysts or nodules. They are also known as pimples.


Acne is the most common skin disorder that about 70% of the adolescent population suffers from. Almost 17 million people in the United States suffer from this problem. Pimples can be found on the face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders. Acne is not a serious health problem but it can produce scars. Check out natural remedies for acne so as to be able to control the eruptions and reduce chances of scarring.



Natural remedies for acne


Relieve stress: Relieving stress or reducing stress can by itself often reduces acne.



Yoga: Yoga improves blood circulation thus prevents acne.



Exercise: Exercise removes stress and also improves blood circulation thus preventing acne.



Drink plenty of water Drinking plenty of water can remove the unwanted toxins from your body, this can help eliminate acne.



Herbal remedies: Lemon balm, horsetail, tancy, aloe vera, etc are used to treat acne.



Honey: Apply a mask of honey at least once or twice a week. Its antibacterial properties are known to cleanse the skin.



Hair: Ensure your hair doesn't fall on your face. Hair can make your face oily thus causing pimples.



Special soap: Wash your face twice a day with a sulfur based soap to control acne.



Multi-vitamin tablets: Vitamin deficiency can also cause acne; sufficient Vitamin supply to the body can keep the skin healthy and free from acne.



Minimize/avoid makeup: Using makeup regularly can clog the pores on your skin. Avoiding makeup or using minimal makeup can reduce acne.



Never pick your acne: If you squeeze or pick acne, it will increase sebum production thus causing pimples.




Quick home remedies for acne


  • Orange peel is a wonderful treatment for acne.
  • Drink 2 cups of rosemary tea everyday.
  • Mix 2 tbsp of white sugar along with 1 tbsp of brown sugar wet it a little; rub it on your face. This is an excellent remedy for acne.
  • Boil 50gm of raspberry and strawberry/blackberry leaves in 1.5 liters of water. Boil it for three minutes; apply it to your face to relieve the itching sensation caused by acne.
  • Mix 1 tbsp dried or fresh yeast with 2 tbsp of lemon juice; apply on face. Wash face with lukewarm water after the pack dries up.
  • Mix fresh lime juice and half a glass milk and apply on the face.
  • Mix oatmeal and natural yoghurt and apply it as a pack on your face. Wash face with lukewarm water after the pack dries up.
  • Soak lettuce in water; use this water to wash your face.
  • Wash face with avocado paste to reduce acne.
  • Drink wheatgrass juice everyday to control acne.
  • Roast and powder the peel of pomegranate mix this powder with fresh lime juice and apply it on the face. This will reduce acne.
  • Cook oatmeal and apply on the face for fifteen minutes, wash and pat dry.
  • Rub a garlic clove on the acne repeatedly.
  • Drink Carrot/ cucumber juice or eat them raw.


How to prevent acne


  • Reduce oil in your food, limit oily food.
  • Consume plenty of fresh juice.
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Consume a diet filled with Vitamin E and C, the antioxidant property of these vitamins will help control acne.
  • Remove blackheads on a regular basis.
  • Cut down on fatty food, nuts and chocolates.
  • Avoid oily and synthetic makeup.
  • Clean your skin regularly and cautiously.
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