ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Home Remedies for Acne Vulgaris

Updated on November 16, 2020
Bills Place profile image

Billy Haynes is a content writer and founder of HD Writing Co. He has an interest in many things and experience in writing about even more.

Acne Vulgaris is the more common form of acne. It is caused by the hair follicles in your skin getting clogged. Follicles are the small openings in your skin. They can be clogged up by oils and dead skin cells.

Clogged hair follicles can cause a number of things such as Comedones, Papules, Nodules, and Cysts. While acne vulgaris is caused by the hair follicles in your skin getting clogged, there are many other factors that can have a part in creating acne. Including, but not limited to your hormones, bacteria, and medical conditions and even be from heredity.

What is a Comedone?

Comedones are referred to as blackheads or whiteheads. When a comedone is formed at the surface of the skin, it is called a blackhead. This is because of the dark appearance they have. However, when a comedone is shut and formed below the surface of the skin, it is called a whitehead. This is because of the white appearance they give.

What is a Papule?

Papules appear as small red bumps that are tender to the touch. They appear when hair follicles are inflamed or infected.

What are Pustules?

Pustules are similar to papules as they also appear as red bumps that are tender to the touch. The difference is that pustules have white pus built up in the tips.

What are Nodules?

Nodules appear as big, hard and painful lumps under the skins surface. Nodules are caused by buildup of secretions deep in the hair follicles.

What are Cysts?

Cysts are lumps under the skin's surface that are painful. Cysts are like boils and can cause scaring.

Ways to prevent acne vulgaris at home include:

  • Keeping good Hygiene. Keeping your face clean can help prevent facial acne vulgaris.
  • Use acne soap or products
  • Moisturize. Many acne products will dry your skin out, causing irritation.

Be Aware of your Face!

Being aware of your face means knowing what you are applying to your face. You should avoid oily, greasy products including cosmetics, hair products and even acne products. You should look for water-based or noncomedogenic products.

Keeping your face clean, the safe way...

It is important to wash your face daily, but you want to keep the previous step in mind and do it the safe way. You should use cleansers that are gentle on the skin and avoid harsh products such as facial scrubs, astringents and related products. These tend to dry skin out to fast and causes irritation.

What gets on your face?

Again, be aware of your face and notice what gets on your face daily. This includes your hair, and hands. Keep your hair clean and off your face to avoid oils from getting on your face. Also try to keep from touching your face through the day with your hands, this goes for objects as well. This is due to the bacteria that can be transferred.

Stress and Sleep:

Do you get enough sleep, do you have times your more stressed out? Did you know that not getting enough sleep, or being under added stress can sometimes cause acne to get worse?

What to look for in products?

When you are buying over the counter products, some of the things you should look for are acne lotions containing benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. This is because those ingredients promote peeling of dead skin, and fight against oily skin.

Tea tree oil is also a good over the counter product to try. Some studies have shown that it may be just as effective as benzoyl peroxide, but may not work as fast. However, if you prefer the more natural method it may be worth trying.

Take Zinc! Zinc promotes wound healing, helps reduce inflammation, in turn can help with acne.

When to see a Doctor:

If your acne is persistent you may want to visit your doctor to see about prescription drugs. They can prescribe a wide range of different medications to help fight persistent acne vulgaris, or find out if the acne may be cause from another medical condition.

Question for readers:

  • If you had acne, what are some of the ways you cleared it up?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Billy Haynes


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 a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate 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)
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 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 YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (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)
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)
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 advertisement 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)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)