ACNE and Home Remedies

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Acne is one of the most common and wide spread skin disease. 80 percent People of all ages are prone to acne yet It is most common in teenagers and young adults. People between the ages of 11 and 30 usually suffer from acne outbreaks and do so into their middle age. In this article we will discuss about acne and home remedies.

The disease affects the skin’s oil gland and through it to small holes in skin which are known as pores and connect to the oil glands under the skin. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle and make an oily substance called sebum. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin so when the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows.Sometimes, the hair, sebum, and skin cells clump together into a clump. The bacteria in the plug cause swelling and as it breaks down, a pimple grows.

Acne is not a serious health threat, but it can cause scars which is why one should try to treat it as soon as possible. And the best way to treat it is with natural remedies as not to affect skin. A few home remedies are listed below.

ALOE VERA

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Aloe Vera is known most for its burn-relieving properties but also helps

  • To promote healing
  • Fighting infection, and
  • Reducing scarring.

Scrape the gel from an aloe plant out with a spoon, and apply to acne. This is definitely one of the most effective remedies for acne and mostly applied.

HONEY

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Honey’s antibiotic properties helps to eradicate acne.For this Apply a teaspoon of honey to acne affected areas, or you can make a mask by mixing 1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of plain oatmeal.

MINT

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Mint actually helped remove pore-clogging oil. To help clear acne before it begins and also prevent multiple breakouts, mix 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint with two tablespoons each of plain yogurt and oatmeal and apply the paste to your face for 10 minutes, then rinse off with water.

CHAMOMILE

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Chamomile helps decrease inflammation from acne and reduces breakouts. In a blender or coffee grinder, combine the contents of a chamomile tea bag with enough water to form a paste, and apply that to affected areas. Alternately, add two chamomile tea bags into a cup of boiled water for 15 minutes. Let the tea cool, then use a cotton ball to dab it on your face after cleansing.

CITRUS AND VINEGAR

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Acidic foods like citrus fruit juice or vinegar help to flush pores. Apple cider vinegar contains malic and lactic acids that exfoliates the skin, reduces red marks, and treats acne. For a DIY toner, mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and apply to skin with a cotton ball.Lemons also act as an exfoliant, skin lightener, and disinfectants to reduce the appearance of scars and prevent new pimples from forming. Wash your face and then dab the affected areas with cotton soaked in lemon juice and Wash your face again once you’re done.