Acne is a skin problem in which red pimples start growing on the face and in medical term it’s called acne vulgaris. Your skin is your best friend and you usually do many things to keep your skin healthy. But sometimes that is not enough for your skin. Acne is a common skin problem that can affect people of all ages. Teenagers are more likely to face this problem because of hormonal changes. Acne is a common and usually treatable condition. You may need treatment of several months to clear pimple spots. Your skin has tiny hole which is called pores. These pores can get blocked by dirt, pollution and bacteria and when this happen, pimple breaks out. If your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you may have acne. According to studies acne is the most common skin condition in United States. Although acne isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can be painful.
Causes of acne
Acne appears when your skin gets in touch with dirt, excessive oil, pollution and bacteria. Each pore on your skin is the opening to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous oil gland. The oil gland releases sebum oil which travels up to the hair, out of the pore and onto your skin. There are many reasons behind acne formation and some of them are
2. Dead skin cells accumulate in your pores
Symptoms of acne
There are various forms of acne
1. Dark spots on the skin
To treat any kind of problem always try to use natural treatments because natural treatments are very effective and they will not give you side effects. Although, there are many remedies to treat acne the most common and effective remedies are given below.
Most Common Home Remedies for Acne are
Tomatoes are known for its antioxidant properties and are rich in vitamin C, A and K. All these properties help in drying out the acne. To cure acne take one tomato and slice it. Rub one part of tomato directly on the affected area of your skin.
Potato has bleaching property and it is natural remedy for acne. You just need to apply boiled potato on your affected area. This will make you skin look bright and remove the hyper-pigmentation from your skin. You can also use raw potato, slice a potato and gently rub one slice of raw potato on your affected area. Leave it for 10 minutes. Potato works as an antibacterial agent which can fight against bacteria.
lemon juice is very effective way to cure acne. It is easily available ingredient in every Indian house hold and market. Lemon has a compound called citric acid which can help you in opening the blocked pores and soothing the skin. To take its benefits you just need one lemon and squeeze it in a bowl then dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and directly apply that cotton on your affected area. You can also take one slice of lemon and gently rub on affected area of the skin. Leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse off.
Fuller’s earth is also known as multani mitti and it is good for oily and acne prone skin. It is effective for acne because it absorbs excess oil from your skin without drying your skin and also unclogs the pores. Mix equal portion of fuller’s earth, rose water and sandalwood powder. Mix them well and apply this mixture on your affected area. Rinse off after it dries up. To get best results repeat this process once in a week.
Tea tree oil–
This is another popular and effective treatment for acne. Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties which disinfects the pores. It also removes the bacteria which are usually known to cause acne. You just need to apply tea tree oil on the affected area three times in a day. If you feel that using undilated tea tree oil is causing red rashes, skin irritation, mix this oil with water or aloe vera gel.
Honey is a nature’s gift for us and many people don’t know that this single ingredient can give you numerous health benefits. Honey has been used to treat various health problems since thousands of years. You can directly apply honey on your affected area or you can make a mask by mixing1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of plain oatmeal. Leave it for 30 minutes then rinse off with normal water.
Mint helps to remove pore-clogged oil. To remove acne before it begins, take one tablespoon of mint, yogurt and oatmeal and mix them well with the help of blender. Apply this mixture on your affected area and leave this for 10 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
Natural treatments are one of the best ways to get rid of acne problem or to control this condition. Acne is a very common condition but it can leave scars on your skin if you leave this untreated. Before taking any treatment always consult with your doctor. If you feel that even after using natural remedies your situation is not in your control, stop using those remedies.