Suffering From Acne? Learn About Why It Happens And How To Control It

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6 Best Home Remedies To Get Rid of Acne 

6 Best Home Remedies To Get Rid of Acne

Acne causes skin damage and leaves marks that ruin appearance. Although these scars cannot be completely removed, they can be reduced to an extent that they become invisible.

Give your skin these tested remedies to get rid of pimple scars-

1) Cleansing of Lemons: Lemons, as you know are rich in vitamin C, which helps in the synthesis of collagen (the connecting tissues of skin) in the body. Therefore, regular use of lemons helps in keeping your skin free from blemishes or scars. Treating with lemon includes consuming lemons as well as application of lemon juice on the scars and washing it off.

2) Smoothening of Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera gel application is extremely beneficial for skin, it not only reduces the scars but also soothes the skin. It also smoothens out the skin as well as lightens the complexion.

3) Soothing of Sandalwood: Sandalwood or chandan is antiseptic and anti inflammatory in nature. It is therefore highly effective at cleansing of scars as well as soothing facial skin. Regular application of sandal wood powder mixed with rose water gives a glow to your skin that nothing else can.

4) Healing of Fenugreek: Fenugreek or Methi seeds are anti-inflammatory and are also a smoothening agent. It heals skin conditions and greatly reduces acne scars. Its extract can be applied externall for the reduction in the intensity of the scars’ appearance.

5) Protection of Neem Leaves: Neem leaves are effective against a lot of skin problems, from acne and eczema to ringworm. Its alkaloids content gives Neem its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Neem also helps in removal of toxins from the body. It can be crushed and externally applied in the form of a pack or its bitter juice can be comsumed.

6) Care of Apple cider vinegar: Vinegar promotes peeling off skin, which is helpful when you have scars. It is also antiseptic in nature. It can be applied on the scalp using cotton, with a little dilution. The vinegar is particularly helpful in dandruff.

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How Homeopathy Cracks Acne Based On Its Cause 

Homeopathic treatment for acne and pimples

Acne is a major problem amongst teenagers and many grownups. It is not only a cause of major distress, irrespective of age; it is also an indicator of other health problems. Homeopathy has permanent cure for acne and pimples, though the process tends to take longer as it removes the root cause of the problem. The following medicines are said to be very effective in getting cured of acne and pimples for good:

1. For boil-like pimples: hepar sulphur is advised when the eruptions in the face are painful. In such cases, the pimples take form of boils and have abscess in them. This medicine is also effective for large cyst like acnes.

2. For pus-filled acne: in situations where pimples lead to pus formation, silicea is advised. This gets worse during the winters as the person is not able to bear the cold. The body requires warmth.

3. Food induced acne: one of the reasons for pimple or acne is eating rich, spicy or junk foods. This situation also leads to irregularities in menses in girls. This condition aggravates during the summers. Delayed or scanty periods mostly lead to pimples on the face and the body. Pulsatilla is prescribed in such situations.

4. For red inflammations: yet another common reason of acne is gastric problems. One of the most common medicines in homeopathy for acne is nux vom or nux vomica. People suffering from acne because of gastric issues usually have red and blotchy skin.

5. For acne due to oily skin: natrum mur is prescribed when pimples happen because of oily skin.

Along with these, there are a few standard instructions. Keep your skin clean and avoid touching, squeezing, scratching or picking on the pimples. In fact, avoid touching your face, especially the pimple affected area. Drink a lot of water, use water based cosmetics, and avoid greasy foods.

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Body Acne? Treat it in These 4 Most Effective Ways 

4 easy and proven ways to treat body acne

Body acne (acne on the back, chest and shoulder) is highly discomforting and quite difficult to get rid of. In fact, 1/3rd of the people who suffer from facial acne in India suffer from body acne as well. Although getting rid of body acne may be a tricky and challenging process, here are some simple and easy ways to help you to get acne-free skin.

1. Combat acne-causing bacteria with apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can help you in treating many of the skin problems you experience, including body acne. Possessing anti-bacterial properties, the use of apple cider vinegar can help you to keep acne-causing bacteria at bay. Moreover, it will also balance out your skin’s pH levels. But before applying it on the affected area using cotton balls, make sure to dilute the concentration with some water for negating its acidic effect.

To make an apple cider vinegar toner, you need 250ml each of apple cider vinegar and water. Mix these two components in equal parts – one part water and one part apple cider vinegar. Once done, store the liquid in a plastic bottle and use it once daily.

2. Keep your skin squeaky clean with cucumbers
Cucumbers can be very helpful in cleansing and purifying your skin. They unclog skin pores by cleansing skin from deep within to remove accumulated oil, bacteria, and dirt. Cucumbers can heal and soothe acne-damaged skin as well. Its silica content helps to heal as well as develop skin cells that have been damaged by acne. Likewise, the Vitamin E content of cucumber gives you blemish-free skin while helping you to get rid of acne scars.

Make a smooth paste of a cucumber and apply it onto your skin for about 15 minutes everyday before washing it off.

3. Reduce acne with the baking soda scrub
A scrub made of baking soda is another sure-shot way of treating body acne. Its application leaves your skin clean, smooth and glowing. However, you only have to use this twice a week as its high alkaline content may prove to be too harsh on certain skin types. For making the homemade scrub, add water to two tablespoons of baking soda and mix it well until you get a thick paste. Once you get the ideal paste, gently scrub it onto your acne-prone areas. Rinse the paste off with cool water.

4. Opt for a balanced diet
Following a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid can prove to be a very effective way of getting rid of body acne. Consuming foods that are rich in anti-oxidants and nutrients and are less toxic can help you in achieving clear skin.

Foods you need to avoid:
1. Spicy foods
2. Salty foods
3. Dairy products
4. Sugary items
5. Oily foods

Foods you should eat:
1. Carrots and spinach
2. Tomatoes, lemons and apples
3. Peanuts, hazelnuts and almonds
4. Oolong tea and green tea

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Top 6 Things That Revive Acne Prone Skin 

Top 6 things that revive acne prone skin

Male or female, it affects us all at some point of time in our lives. Stress, pollution, improper diet, high blood sugar, and hormonal imbalance are the main reasons behind acne.

Amongst the external intake related causes caffeine, dairy products, fried food, sweets and cola are the foods to be avoided. Also smoking, as cigarette smoke alters skin lipids and also causes relative deficiency of antioxidants contributing to the onset and/or exacerbation of acne. Alcohol consumptions on the other hand both directly and indirectly causes acne. Heavy drinking or binge drinking does more harm than light drinking.

However, certain foods when included in daily diet, help curb acne.

1. Lots of water - One reasons of acne is when the toxins in our body start reflecting on our skins. It is advisable to drink at least eight glasses of water to flush out the toxins, ensure smooth digestion, regulate acidity and ensure that your skin glows from within.

2. Cool cucumbers - Cucumbers have high water content, along with cooling properties. It has antioxidants, vitamin c and silica which are all good for the skin. Cucumbers are also known to fight inflammation causing enzymes.

3. Nourishing carrots - Carrots are rich in beta carotene and vitamin a. They help cure acne by eliminating the oils and proteins which cause them. Broccoli and green leafy vegetable also serve the same purpose.

4. Saviour berries - Berries have high content of anti-oxidants which prevent the skin from damage within, thus preventing acne and inflammation.

5. Anti-oxidant green tea - Also a rich source of anti-oxidants, green tea is known to balance the blood sugar, which in turn protects the skin from acne.

6. Yummy yogurts - Even though dairy products are known to be bad for acne, yoghurt happens to be very good for prevention of acne. Keep in mind that it is fresh and not too fermented.


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