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Acne Home Remedies

Acne is an embarrassing common skin disorder that affects mostly young people during puberty. However, it is not limited to only young people. For most people, acne tends to subside by the time they reach their mid-20s. Some may continue to have problems well into their 40s.

There are various causes for acne such as hormone imbalance in the adolescent and adults, pregnancy, menstrual periods and menopause in women. Other factors like oral contraceptives, makeup, poor diet, and pollutants also contribute to acne problems.

There are many ways to treat acne. Acne can be treated with conventional methods or by natural remedies. If you choose conventional methods, you will have to consider how to deal with the side effects of the medicines.

If you rely on home remedies, you are mostly free from the side effects and the costly medicines involved. Another advantage of the natural remedy is that, they yield good results. A few of the acne home remedies are discussed below. Consider these remedies and experience their healing potential for your ailment.

Mash the pulp of an over-ripe papaya very well and apply it on the face. Gently rub it into the skin and try to avoid the eyes. Leave it on the face for about 20 minutes and when it is a little bit dry, wash it off with warm water and dry the skin with a towel.

Massage some coconut oil into the skin and leave it on for about an hour, then wash it off with warm water to get rid of the oiliness. Do not use soap to wash the skin. Undertake this treatment program for about 5 days. This will help the skin to be healthy. Try to repeat the treatment after two months.

Oatmeal and yoghurt treatment for acne also works well. Mix a tablespoon of oatmeal with enough yoghurt to make a paste. Add a little bit of turmeric to it and apply it to the face and leave it on until it dries. Wash it off with warm water. Do this a few times and you’ll begin to see results.

There are some strong homeopathic remedies that can treat acne. One of them is Sulphur which will detoxify the body through the skin. Sulphur can be used for reddish, inflamed acne pustules that may be sore or itchy. This remedy is safe to use for all ages. Use it as directed on container. You can get Sulphur at vitamin shops.

Pulsatilla is another valuable homeopathic remedy which is ideal for acne spots that have emerged in response to a rich and fatty diet. These spots may be worse at a time of major hormonal shifts such as puberty time, menstrual period, after pregnancy and approaching the time of menopause. No matter how serious the acne situation is, pulsatilla can speed up the recovery. Take the dosage as directed on the container.

You can rely on Black Walnut leaves for treating acne. These are useful medicinally for their wound –healing properties. Make a decoction by boiling cut or powdered leaves to take internally. Add 5 teaspoons of plant material (powdered leaves, chopped leaves, or chopped roots) to 200 ml of water. Boil for about 10 minutes and let it steep for a few minutes before straining and drinking the liquid. Drink a small glass three times daily. If diarrhea develops, reduce the amount being consumed.

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