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|Acne is characterized by the presence of comedones or blackheads,
pimples, small superficial sebaceous cysts, and scars. There are over half
a dozen forms of acne, the most common being blackheads. The areas
chiefly affected are the forehead, temples, cheeks, chin, chest, and back.
In rare cases, almost the entire body may be covered with blackheads
accompanied by extensive scarring.
starch, sugar, fried and fatly foods. Chronic constipation is another cause of acne. If the bowels do not move properly,
the waste matter is not eliminated as quickly as it should be and die bloodstream becomes surcharged with toxic matter.
The extra efforts of the skin to eliminate excess waste result in acne and other forms of skin diseases. Other causes of
this disorder are a devitalized condition of the skin resulting from unhygienic living habits, excessive use of tea, coffee,
alcohol, or tobacco, and sedentary habits which lead to indigestion and general debility.
Home Remedies for Acne using Burdock (Artium lappa)
Burdock is a great astringent, removing excess oil from the skin. Use it faithfully every day if your skin is oily. It may
take several weeks before you notice an improvement. Put 2 handfuls of burdock roots and leaves in 2 cups of water.
Bring to a quick boil using a stainless steel or glass pot. Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes. Dip clean cloth into liquid
and use as a compress until the cloth cools. Repeat this, keeping the liquid hot, for about 15 minutes.
Acne Blemish Remedies with Strawberries
Rub the face with a crushed strawberry. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm, then cold water.
This will help to clear blemishes. Caution: Many people are allergic to strawberries. Try a patch test before proceeding to
use the facial treatment.
Home Remedies for Acne with Baking Soda
Make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply to the face and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse off with apple cider vinegar.
Rinse again with clear water. Apply a coating of vitamin E oil to your face and leave on overnight.
Home Remedies for Acne using Thyme
Because thyme is such a good astringent, it can be used to help clear up acne. Pour 1 1/2 cups of boiling water over 3-4
tablespoons of dried thyme. Let steep 30 minutes. Strain and bottle the liquid. Keep refrigerated. Teenagers with acne
problems could use this daily as a facial rinse.
Home Remedies for Acne with Onion Juice
Clean face thoroughly. Apply fresh onion juice to the area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse well. Use daily.
Juice Therapy for ACNE
1/4 inch ginger
4 - 5 carrots
1/2 apple, seeded
Dose: Take 25 ml per day
Home Remedies for Acne using Vitamins:
Two vitamins, namely, niacin and vitamin A have been used successfully to treat acne. Vitamin therapy should comprise
the intake of 100 mg niacin, three times daily, and 50,000 international units of vitamin A, three times daily. Vitamin E,
400 mg, should be taken once daily. This therapy should be continued for a month.
Home Remedies for Acne using Zinc:
Another effective remedy in the area of nutrition that seems to offer new promise of help for acne is zinc. It has shown
dramatic results in some cases. Zinc should be taken in therapeutic doses of 50 mg three times a day. Zinc is available in
tablet and in capsule form. The patient can take a dose of 50 mg daily up to one month or till there is noticeable
improvement and then reduce the dose to 25 mg.
Home Remedies for Acne using Orange Peel:
Orange peel has been found very effective in the local treatment of acne. Pounded well with water on a piece of stone,
the peel should be applied to the affected areas.
Home Remedies for Acne using Lemon:
Lemon has also proved beneficial in reducing pimples and acne. Its juice should be applied regularly to obtain relief.
Home Remedies for Acne using Garlic:
Garlic has been used successfully in the treatment of acne. Pimples disappear without scars when rubbed with raw garlic
several times a day. Even extremely persistent forms of acne, suffered by some adults, have been healed with this herb.
The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples and boils. The process is further helped by eating
three pods of raw garlic once daily for a month to purify the blood stream, so as to secure a long-term clearance of the
Home Remedies for Acne using Coriander and Mint Juice:
A teaspoon of coriander juice, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder, is another effective home remedy for pimples and
blackheads. The mixture should be applied to the face after thoroughly washing it every night before retiring. Mint juice
can be used in a similar manner as coriander juice.
Home Remedies for Acne using Fenugreek:
Fenugreek is another useful remedy for acne. A paste made of the leaves of this vegetable, applied over the face every
night before going to bed and washed with warm water in the morning, prevents pimples and blackheads.
Home Remedies for Acne using Cucumber:
Grated cucumber applied over the face, eyes, and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes has been found effective. It is the
best tonic for the skin of the face. Its regular use prevents pimples and blackheads.
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