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Home Remedies For Acne, Pimples, Scars, Spots, Blemishes And Face Marks
About 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.
Factors like sunburn, atmospheric pollution, hormonal changes, stress can 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.
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.
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 oil free as well 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 or fresh fruit juices.
- Drink lots of water to keep skin well hydrated and avoid accumulation of waste.
- Avoid junk foods, excessively spiced and oily foods.
It needs to be mentioned here that it is a myth that chocolates causes acne.
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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
- Hormonal changes in pregnancy are another reason
- Heredity - In cases where there are incidences of acne in parents this can lead to acne in their offspring.
- Some medications like steroids, estrogen, etc, cause acne.
- Stress too is a cause of acne.
- Oily make up also leads to acne.
Prevention of Acne and Pimples with Simple Home Remedies
Some simple home remedies for acne and pimples, marks, spots, blemishes, dark patches etc are given below.
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.
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.
Apply coconut water twice a day on the face, everyday, to remove pimples, acne, spots, marks etc.
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.
Grind mint leaves and apply on the face at bedtime. It removes pimples, acne and marks and leaves the skin beautiful.
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.
Mix ground black gram (besan) in some castor oil and apply on the face. Massage for sometime. It removes dark patches etc.
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.
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.
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 is an anti inflammatory and astringent. Drink the tea as well and also apply it on the affected area for relief from acne etc.
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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© 2012 Rajan Singh Jolly