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Home Remedies for Acne | Pimples

Written by Vanessa Jones
Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team

What is Acne?
Common Causes of Acne
Home Remedies for Acne

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition in which red, inflamed pimples and non-inflamed pimples appear on the skin. Hormones cause the oil glands of the skin to enlarge and produce clogging of the gland and the hair follicle to which it is attached. These pimples usually appear on the face, but are sometimes also found on the chest and neck. In most cases, acne goes away without leaving any scars.

Common Causes of Acne

Secretion of excessive amount of oil in the skin

Hormonal changes during puberty
Accumulation of oily secretions on the skin surface
Blockage of the external pores in the skin
Hereditary
Menstrual periods
Pregnancy
Contraceptive pills
Stress

Home Remedies for Acne

Tip 1:

Fresh limejuice may be dabbed on pimples and black heads.


Tip 2:

Mix 1 tsp fresh coriander powder with a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply on pimples and black heads. Keep overnight and wash off gently the next morning.



Tip 3:

Make a paste of fresh, young curry leaves apply and keep on overnight wash with warm water in the morning. Helps wrinkles to fade away gradually.


Tip 4:

Make a paste of nutmeg (Jaiphal) with raw milk. Apply on pimples and black heads leave on for 20 minutes or overnight. Continue for 10-12 days, till face is clear.


Tip 5:

For dry skin rub a piece of sandalwood on a smooth stone with a few drops of raw milk. Apply the paste procured on affected areas. Keep on for 1 hour. Gently wash.

Tip 6:

For oily skin make a paste of sandalwood and rosewater apply on affected areas, keep for 1 hour and wash off gently.


Tip 7:

Fresh fenugreek leaves made into a paste and applied overnight clears pimples.


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