Causes and natural remedies of acne


Acne vulguris or simply acne is a type of skin disorder mainly during adolescence, though may present at any age. There is no well identified cause for acne to occur. According to the dermatologists and scientists, the primary cause is an increased androgen levels (oestrogen for female and progesterone for male) during puberty. Rising androgen levels make the oil glands beneath the skin grow; resulted into enlarged gland which produces more oil. Again excessive sebum can break down cellular walls of the pores, causing bacteria to grow. Some of the studies indicate that susceptibility to acne could also be genetic. Other than these; greasy cosmetics, medications containing androgen and lithium also cause acne to arrive. Hormone changes during pregnancy may cause acne either to develop for the first time, or to recur. A group of researcher from the Washington University School of Medicine found that everyone has acne causing bacteria living on their skin but there are good and bad strains of the bacteria which determines the frequency and severity of the disease. Even this group of scientists have successfully identified a strain of bacteria which can help in maintaining healthy skin.


The primary treatments of acne vulguris are available in your kitchen only, the effective home remedies are-

  •   Before going out, wash off your face once with diluted lemon juice.
  • Rub a slice of potato on the affected area for 30 min and wash off.
  •  Make a paste of cinnamon (~ ½ tsp) and honey, apply on the affected area, keep for 20 minutes and wash off.
  •  Use homemade tomato juice to wash off your pimply face once a day, preferably during bath, after few days you will see the difference for sure.
  •   Make ice cubes of green tea and apply all through your face two or three times a day. Swelling will go down, skin will be soothed, and the green tea acts as an astringent.
  •   Either peel off a garlic cube, make a mush of it and then apply on the pimples, wash off after 20 minutes.

Try to follow any one of the above continuously, if the problem still persists; better consult a doctor to fix it.





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