Home Remedies For Acne, Pimples, Scars, Spots, Blemishes And Face Marks

Acne, marks, spots
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About Acne, Blemishes,Spots And Other Marks on The Face

Facial blemishes include spots, marks, dark patches, freckles, blackheads, whiteheads, acne marks, age spots, blemishes, etc that are visible on the face. It is a very common problem.

Other factors like sunburn, atmospheric pollution, hormonal changes, stress can also leave various marks on the face as well as on the body.

Indiscriminate use of cosmetic products, extremes of climate, overactive sebaceous glands also cause these blemishes.

Allergies and some illnesses too, sometimes leave such unsightly patches on the skin and face.

Given below are home remedies for acne and pimples which you can use to get rid of them.

About Acne And Pimples

Acne and pimples are caused due to excess oil or sebum production by the sebaceous glands. When this oil is not able to reach the surface of the skin due to the skin pores being clogged either due to the excess oil, dead cells or dirt, bacteria start developing in there and cause acne.

Acne can manifest itself both in a inflamed condition or a non inflamed condition.

The inflammatory acne is exhibited in the form of redness and break outs of pimples, pustules etc.

The non inflammatory condition is present in the form of black heads and whiteheads.

Though acne is mostly encountered during adolescence due to the hormonal and biological changes occurring in teens, it can also be seen in preteens and sometimes in adults.

Do not pinch or squeeze pimples
Do not pinch or squeeze pimples | Source

Some Prevention Tips For Acne, Pimples, Blemishes and Marks

  • Keep the face clean of dirt and grime by washing it regularly.
  • Protect the face and skin from the sun.
  • Do not touch the skin or face without reason and take care not to pinch or squeeze pimples, pustules etc.
  • Use oil free make up.
  • Keep the hair too oil free and shampoo daily if need be.
  • Go outdoors and enjoy fresh air.
  • Do regular exercise and go for regular walks.
  • Consume raw, green leafy vegetables and fruits and fresh fruit juices.
  • Drink lots of water to keep skin well hydrated and avoid accumulation of wastes.
  • Avoid junk foods, excessively spiced and oily foods.

It needs to be mentioned here that it is a myth that chocolates causes acne.

Some Causes of Acne And Pimples

Some causes of acne and pimples are given below.

  • In adolescence excess hormones are produced and the body is experiencing physical changes due to which acne is triggered
  • In pregnancy too hormonal changes are occurring and this is also another reason
  • Heredity - In cases where there are incidences of acne in parents this can lead to acne in their offsprings.
  • Some medications like steroids, estrogen etc cause acne.
  • Stress is a cause of acne too.
  • Oily make up too leads to acne.

Consume raw, green leafy vegetables and fruits
Consume raw, green leafy vegetables and fruits | Source

Prevention of Acne And Pimples With Home Remedies

Some home remedies for acne and pimples, marks, spots, blemishes, dark patches etc are given below.

Lemons

Rub lemon juice on the face, let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.

For under eye dark circles, mix lemon juice in some fresh cream and apply regularly to get rid of them.

Amla

Every morning and evening massage face with oil gently.

Soak 2 tsp amla powder in a glass of water (Avoid using metal glass or container). In the morning strain this water and wash the face with this everyday. Over a period of time it will lighten the wrinkles and dark patches.

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Coconut

Apply coconut water twice a day on the face everyday to remove pimples, acne, spots, marks etc.

Cucumber

Rub cucumber juice on the face and leave for 5 minutes. Wash off with water. Cucumber reduces the oiliness of the skin as it is a natural astringent.

Mint

Grind mint leaves and at bedtime apply this on the face. It removes pimples, acne and marks and leaves the skin beautiful.

Milk

Rub warm milk on the face at bedtime. Wash face after 30 minutes. Then apply a thin layer of milk cream on the face.

It removes, pimples, dark patches, spots ,marks etc.

Ghee (Clarified Butter)

While going to sleep apply ghee on the face. Leave overnight. Wash in the morning. It removes black spots and marks, even marks left by injuries.

Castor Oil

Mix ground black gram in some castor oil and apply on the face. Massage for sometime. It removes dark patches etc.

Almonds

Soak 5 almonds overnight. Remove skins in the morning, grind and fill in a bottle. Add 60 gms rose water and 15 drops of sandalwood oil to it. Mix well.

Apply 3 times a day, on the face and body, in fact, wherever spots, marks, patches are present.

On darker areas apply more. Leave for 30 minutes.

Turmeric

Take 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 grams black sesame powder. Mix in a little hot milk to make a paste. Apply on dark patches to remove.

Aloe Vera

Use aloe vera gel or take out some gel from the leaf of the aloe plant and apply on the acne affected area.

Lavender Essential Oil

Apply a little lavender oil on the pimples with a cotton swab.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is an anti inflammatory and astringent. Drink the tea as well and also apply it on the affected area for relief from acne etc.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies, supplements or starting a new health regime.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Rajan, I could have used this information when I was a teen. I'll pass it along to several I know. Great information as usual and well-researched.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Bill. For reading and passing it on. Your comments are appreciated as always.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Home remedies are excellent and it is a natural way to get rid of acne. Interesting and informative.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I agree with you Vellur. Safer, much safer too! Thanks for reading and appreciating.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Aloe vera, even unprocessed from the plant itself, feels quite soothing to the skin. I always though that acne was a glandular condition that just came and went, especially in the teen years. I used to suffer from it as a teen, but not as an adult. I wish I had this list back then -- nothing seemed to work. Voting this Up and Useful.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great advice. I never had acne as a teen ager, but I do get it now as an adult. I am going to try some cucumber and coconut water. I will start with what is already in my refrigerator. Great hub!


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MsLofton 4 years ago from IL

This is a very informative article! Voted Up!


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vnsatakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Very interesting tips. Getting rid of this nuisance is everybody's dream.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Very interesting, although I have never heard of Amla. I'll have to look that one up. One of the advantages of growing older is that I don't have acne anymore, but thanks for sharing this info.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Aurelio, applying pure aloe gel straight from the leaf is the easiest, I agree.

Thanks for your input and votes. Nice to see you here.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Tammy, treating acne naturally is always a better option as most of these things are readily available at home. I hope they work for you.

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

MsLofton, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your sparing time to read and comment.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Vnsatakopan, I entirely agree with you. While it lasts we are constantly striving to get rid of it.

Thanks for being here. Much appreciated.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Mary, amla is easily available in Indian grocery and Ayurvedic medicine stores as a powder.

Thanks for visiting. I appreciate it very much.


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

Great article for teens and those struggling from acne, pimples etc. Rated as useful and sharing with my followers.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for stopping by and voting it up and for sharing it as well. I appreciate it all.


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k2jade31 4 years ago from Idaho

Thank you for all these suggestions, my son has terrible acne. I have tried other natural remedies- so far nothing has worked. It has changed him, made him very sad. I wish I could find something that would work for him. I am going to try these, and see what happens~


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I did not know about the chamomile tea tip, thank-you for sharing such useful information Rajan. I do agree with your point about not touching the face without reason; we are adding dirt to our skin without realizing it. I vote up, great work as usual.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

great article. Yes I have suggested to people to lemons to lighten aging spots. Great article!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

k2jade, I hope you try out these and they work for your son. Persistence is very necessary. Apart from them the precautions/prevention tips, too.

I would appreciate a feedback.

Thanks for reading.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Christy, I'm glad you found that chamomile tea works for acne. Touching acne just keeps it spreading. One has to be aware about this fact.

Glad you stopped by. much appreciated.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Angela, thanks for reading and appreciating. Lemons are indeed very effective at lightening dark skin overall, too.

Thanks for stopping by.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

great ideas, Rajan.

As usual your hubs are so informative and makes us walk an extra mile with that wisdom.

Happy Birthday!

Voted up and sharing!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for such compliments that humble me. I appreciate the vote up and share. Thanks for the birthday wishes too.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

I like the idea of using natural remedies that we normally have at home! This is a very useful hub with so much good information, I will pass the information on to with my teen since acne is a big problem for her right now!

Voted up, useful!

Tina


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Tina, teenage is the time for normal acne flare ups. I hope you let your daughter try these out.

Thanks for reading, appreciating and voting it up.


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Escape to the Sun 4 years ago from UK

That's some great advices right there. I didn't have much acne as a teenager - lucky me! - but I know some people who would've loved knowing about some of these!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Escape to the Sun, I realise an acne sufferers' predicament. At that point of time one is ready to try anything. These natural remedies are just a small step in that direction.

Thanks for reading.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

An informative hub! I use aloe vera gel daily and it keeps my skin supple and smooth. I decided to use potatoes as suggested in the video for my slightly dark patches on the sides of my face. Thank you for creating an extremely useful hub! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I have aloe vera plant growing in a pot and whenever I need to use it I just slit the leaf and apply the pure gel. It works wonders in skin problems.

Potatoes and lemons are natural skin whiteners. I'm sure these patches will lighten with regular use.

Thanks for reading and voting.

I appreciate the sharing.


kalasala 4 years ago

super


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and appreciating, kalasala.


Gaurav 4 years ago

Hi Rajan, really helpful information for me .I m too depressed due to my acne spots i will surely try these......may it help me


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Gaurav, applying these remedies faithfully and regularly will help. I hope to receive positive feedback from you sometime in the near future.

Thanks for reading.


am 4 years ago

There are, however, some other home remedies which will suffice as short-term measures to deal with the external problems. One of these is white vinegar. Available freely in any supermarket and a product in many kitchens, it can be used as a facial application. After washing your face with mild soap, apply the vinegar using a cotton ball and leave it to sit for ten minutes before rinsing it off. If you have sensitive skin, water it down if you have concerns. Also I found this great book that has lot more home remedies one can try out. Here is the website for that: http://killyouracne.athomebizdepot.com/killyouracn... Take a look…


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and your input.


susan 4 years ago

thanks a lot for these remadies


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and appreciating the hub, Susan.


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

I could use this right now. I didn't know about the lavender oil and I have the essential oil right beside me, LOL. Love this hub!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

precy, go right ahead. Glad to see you read and appreciate. Thanks for the support.


Tinkerbell 4 years ago

Think ama try these when I get home. Warm milk :P.. Hope mom doesn't get on my case... hehe


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading, Tinkerbell.


Aj 4 years ago

Can I substitute lemon with lime juice?


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Aj you sure can! Thanks for your visit.


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AnniesHealthTalk 4 years ago from United States

I love this! The only things that have ever helped my skin are homemade scrubs and cleansers. I use lemons and amla regularly.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I'm glad you like this info. Thanks for stopping by Annie.


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onlineherbs 4 years ago from Houston, TX

Sunburn is hazardous burns on the skin layer from UV ray emission. This burns lead to inflammation to the skin. A few minutes of sun exposure could lead to skin injuries.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thank you for your input onlineherbs.


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SayItWithFeeling 4 years ago from Spanish Fort, Alabama

Thank you for this. I've never had sunburn but acne used to be an issue. I wish I'd known some of these before.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

SayItWithFeeling, thanks for reading and commenting.


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Cathy Fidelibus 3 years ago from NJ

This is very informative. I have a 14 year old son with acne and looking for home remedies. Do you suggest a particular one?

voted up and shared.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Cathy, all these remedies work though you'll have to try out which ones work best for your son. Thanks for the visit and share.


elderadvisor 3 years ago from Connecticut

This is a great hub. I have already incorporated lemons in my skin care regimen. I am going to try your almond remedy. Thank you


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I'm sure the almond remedy will work for you. Thanks for stopping by.


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Nicole S 3 years ago from Minnesota

Neat hub, this is helpful!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Nicole.


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healthyfitness 3 years ago

I have a lot of back acne, any info on removing it?


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

healthyfitness, all these are good remedies. It depends on which one suits one. you could try aloe, lemons mint or castor oil though. Even a paste made of Neem leaf powder can be applied.

Thanks for the visit.


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younghopes 3 years ago from India

a pretty good hub for people like me who often keep getting acne and the blemishes, would definitely try using some of these remedies, voted up!!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I'm sure these will work for you. Thanks for stopping by.


sushmita 3 years ago

tnx a lot.. i will surely try thm out


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I do hope you try them Sushmita. They will surely help.


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twilanelson 3 years ago from Carmichael, California

Thank you for a wonderfully interesting and useful Hub.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for stopping by, twilanelson.


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ellesvoice 3 years ago from Queen Creek

Excellet hub! I have used lemon juice and splashes of cool water to help my acne all through my teenage years and even now if I start breaking out from eating too much junk food! Great job spreading the word on some excellent tips! Another great tip that my mom shared with me when I was young is to use an olive oil rub with lemongrass or lavender extracts, surprisingly enough, oil fights oil! Crazy, right?!


HavenRunyan 3 years ago

Wow. There are SO many ways to keep my skin healthy while still being cheaper and more natural than so many store-bought products? Amazing. Thanks, this information is really helpful!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Elizabeth - It's true. I'm glad you like these natural tips. Thanks for stopping by.

@ Haven - And much safer too. Thanks for visiting.


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Ayman Nisar 3 years ago

Is it true that chocolates are not responsible for acnes ?

I mean my personal experience is they do cause it...Can you just clarify it for me.?


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Ayman, I believe it is so. And you might be interested to read this

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/does-chocolate-cause-acne_n_1566076.html

Thanks and I hope this news item clarifies your doubts.


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Ayman Nisar 3 years ago

Thanks for providing me with the news item. It was really helpful of you to provide me with it.


syeds 3 years ago

thanks for all advice


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks syed.


Tsprarks 3 years ago

The Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatment from Citrus Clear will shrink the size and redness of acne in one day. I first bought it to treat new spots, and it worked so well I now use it everyday as my regular acne treatment. I have always had moderate acne, but I haven't had a single breakout since I started using this product. I've tried everything, including Proactive, but all of the other products were too harsh. It did dry out my skin a little, but not nearly as much as other products I've tried. I know it's only supposed to be used to treat spots, but I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good acne medication.


mounicaa 3 years ago

after reading this i have got some interest to do. let me try.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and leaving a comment mounicaa.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Very useful information. I didn't know about the lemon juice being beneficial for lightening dark circles under one's eyes. Between inheritance and never sleeping, I'm going to be trying that out. Lots of other good info here too, and I hope when I share this hub, as I will, that lots of people will find solutions. Voted up, useful, and sharing.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Lemon juice has to be applied for some period of time before it will show results.

Thanks for the votes and sharing, Au fait.


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Keeley Shea 3 years ago from Norwich, CT

Interesting home remedies to try! Always on the look out to get the best skin. I have always had problemed skin. Great article - lots of great information!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Glad you like these natural remedies, Keeley! Thanks for the visit and appreciation.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

This is all so wonderful. I really like the idea of using natural things to cure skin conditions - it's less complicated.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Marlene. Natural is much safer.


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StephanieBCrosby 3 years ago from New Jersey

Always love reading your work. As with all your writings, this is extremely detailed, well written and informative.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Rajan,

A great range of homemade treatments easily done! You are such a resource my friend! Thanks for sharing your tips too which are perfect.

Votes up, useful, interesting and shared on !!


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

Rajan, great informative article pal. This is a very beneficial article. I remembering always worrying about acme, I'm 12 years to late, but weill benefit others. Voted up, useful, interesting, shared FB. Best wishes.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@Stephanie-thanks.

@Suzie-glad you like the info. Coming from you it means a lot. Thanks for sharing it too.

@thelyricwriter-thanks buddy and I appreciate your visit and sharing.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Rajan, This is a very interesting mix of natural solutions. Good information whether someone is a teen or adult. Thanks for putting this list together and sharing with us.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Flourish, natural remedies are the safest for the skin and do work if persisted with. Glad you like the information. Thank you.


teju 3 years ago

nice advise but it really truly work??????


kabirwithu 3 years ago

i had acne in teenage but now i have some of black spots and little pores on my face.. which one better for me.. can you suggest please?


shweta 2 years ago

home remidies are best to cure pimples


lisa 2 years ago

i have had dark circles under my eyes since i was a teenager im going to try lemons . Do i use anything else ??


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rajan jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

lisa you can also use potato juice for dark circles. But it will take time since you have them for many years.


jyothsna 2 years ago

good suggestion sir...

i need a clarification..

my pimple is bleeding whenever i do face wash... can i do anything above that u have suggested


megha soman 2 years ago

sir i hav pimples in my face since my 12yr actually in my teen am nt tat much conscious abt my skin bt nw my face got a lot of pimples and dark spots in my cheeks my skin tone is sumwat wheatish bt am satisfied n confident with it bt these pimples gv me pain and it fades my beauty nw am a girl of 19yr wat can i do to get rid of this acne and black marks

even though i got a xtrafair body my face especially neck is dark wat natural ways are der to gv me a relief frm this


Jennifer Hass 19 months ago

DermalMD Scar Treatment serum works on new and existing scars everyone tells me that they can barely see my scars anymore


madhu sudhan 3 days ago

sir for my spouse she has marks on his nose ,want to remove the marks .


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rajan jolly 2 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

madhu sudan, you can try this remedy.

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