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Are Home Remedies for acne breakouts efficient?

Updated on April 11, 2012

Acne is the bane of many people's teenage years. It's a problem that often follows teenagers right into adulthood. People in their 40s can undergo with breakouts, long after the raging hormones and onset of puberty when it's most common. While there have been some medical advances that can help clear up certain types of acne in certain people, home remedies for acne are still very preferred. Most home remedies are cheaper and easier to use that those that require doctor's visits and sometimes painful methods where a doctor actually pierces the pimples to drain them.

Natural remedies for acne can only usually help in the case of a certain type of acne, however. Some breakouts are caused by imbalances within the system. The surge of hormones that teenagers experience during puberty is the first big body shift when pimples usually start to appear. Young adulthood can also be a time of hormonal fluctuations and changes that cause acne. Many people find that they tend to break out during certain times of the month. And being pregnant is often plagued with pimples, at least at first, even if the person has always had clear skin.

Acne that's caused by internal imbalances won't go away until those imbalances are corrected, no matter how many creams and remedies are used. But pimples that result from excess oil production or external issues can be minimized and prevented by some topical remedies as well as over-the-counter remedies and prescription creams and remedies. Figure out what's causing your acne by keeping careful track of when it appears and relating that to menstruation or a regular schedule, even in males, to see if it could be hormone related. And if topical home remedies aren't working, a trip to the doctor to look for an underlying cause might be the right course of action.


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      perfumer 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Clamy!

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      Clamy 5 years ago

      Pretty useful stuff.I like this hub.I usually prefer Home Remedies to other expensive treatment for my skin.Thanks a lot for sharing such an awesome hub..:)


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      perfumer 5 years ago from California

      You are welcome Kimberly!

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      perfumer 5 years ago from California

      Hi cloverleaffarm,

      Thank you for reading my hub and I appreciate your positive comment very much.


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      kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

      Thank You!!!!!


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      Healing Herbalist 5 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      Yes, they are very useful. I have clients that use natural treatments all the time.