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A teenager socially isolated at most prestigious moments of his/her life, reason is always one “ACNE”. Acne is a common and widely researched Skin disease which manifest itself as areas of inflammation, scaly red skin, comedones (Blackheads and Whiteheads) modules, papuler and in end stage scaring of skin.
It affects teenage population 70-80% and occurs mostly on face and shoulders due to attrition in hormone levels. It is also caused by sleep deprivation, weather effects, Stress & unhealthy eating habits.
Along with medical treatment there are some home remedies for acne which are simple and easy to use. They work by attacking 3 main triggers of acne production i.e.
Dead skin Cells.
Excess oil production and its accumulation.
Bacteria residing in pores.
Skin pores normally contain bacteria, any process that blocks the pores and stops air entry like oil accumulation or dead skin cells clogging the pores starts as inflammatory and invective process heading to acne formation that ends in scanning.
Here are some simple tips using readily available home items to treat acne:
Tomatoes have acidic pH. contain Vitamin A, C, K and Lycopene. It dries up skin and help in healing. It can be used in slices or its pulp applied directly on affected area and left for 15 – 20 minutes gives healthy and glowing skin.
It is exfoliate, pH regulator, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties. 2 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of cinnamon powder, lemon juice and 5 tsp of honey when applied to skin for 5 – 10 minutes gives fresh acne-free skin.
Baking soda is an excellent, most effective home remedy.
It is the cheapest home remedy for acne. It contains Vitamin C which improves collagen production. It also contains Vitamin B which penetrates epidermis, helps in cell regeneration and improving pigmentation.
Paste of potatoes applied on skin for 15 – 20 minutes brightens skin and prevent wrinkles.
Home and Cinnamon:
They have anti-inflammatory, anti-clogging and anti-septic effects. Honey applied alone on affected areas bandaged over night gives an amazing effects in morning for GIANT PIMPLES. Honey and Cinnamon in equal proportion applied as mask repairs damaged skin.
It contains Vitamin C and acidic pH. It kills bacteria, dries acne, sucks out oil and shrinks the blemishes. If Lemon Juice is applied directly to skin for 15 minutes also gives results.
It is a fruity home remedy for acne. It also contains Vitamin C and acidic pH. Put orange peel on skin until it dries out. Grind peel of orange and add water to make paste. Apply paste on face for 15 – 20 minutes and wash thoroughly.
It is especial home remedy for acne as it’s major constituent is just water (95 %). It removes dead skin and cleanses it. Grind it and apply directly on face for 15 – 20 minutes.
Rose Water & Lemon Juice:
It is a fragrant home remedy for acne. Rose water acts as calmative and repairs damages skin. Lemon adds astringent factor. 1 tsp of rose water and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice applied to skin for 10 – 15 minutes results in glowing acne-free skin.
Adolescence is the age when acne occurs mostly. At that age people are deeply emotional and socially insecure. Most dreadful side effects are depression, low self-esteem and even people think of suicide. Therefore acne should be treated early and with aggressive approach.
Home remedies of acne are quite effective but if not healed medical advice should be sought as soon as possible.