ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Alternative & Natural Medicine

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.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • perfumer profile image

      perfumer 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Clamy!

    • profile image

      Clamy 6 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..:)


    • perfumer profile image

      perfumer 6 years ago from California

      You are welcome Kimberly!

    • perfumer profile image

      perfumer 6 years ago from California

      Hi cloverleaffarm,

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


    • profile image

      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      Thank You!!!!!


    • cloverleaffarm profile image

      Healing Herbalist 6 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)