What is acne?

Acne is the common term given to pimples which occur on skin due to clogged pores.

What causes acne?

The real cause of pimples is hard to determine as there are many. However since it mostly affect people aged between 14-24 years i.e. during the time of their puberty, I am giving a common explanation. During this age hormone secretions increases which leads to increase in the production of sebum which has got the capacity to block the pores and give birth to acne. Acne usually takes place on the face but it has also been found to occur on chest, back, etc.

How to cure acne?

If one searches the net for remedies of acne he will certainly find many. Some prefer homeopathic treatment for acne and some prefer ayurvedic treatment too. But in order to save you the trouble of searching or spending money on medications, I am giving a few homemade remedies which worked for me and for many others too. However many prefer bursting the acne themselves. They should realize that this is a risky process and in this way you might get acne scars which are even more difficult to treat.

The first thing we have to do in order to treat and prevent acne is keep the skin clean. Remember if there is no sebum on the skin the will be nothing to clot the pores. So keep the skin clean by using a mild face wash and use a light moisturizer afterwards if you feel dry.

Drink plenty of water and liquids. Consume green vegetables as well as they help maintain a clan stomach and most of the problems in the human body are related to the improper functioning of the digestive system.

Apply a paste of multani mitti and rose water to your face and let it cool and become dry. This not only helps in cleansing your face but also keeps it cool.

Grind nutmeg (jaiphal) with unboiled milk and apply on acne for 1-2 hours. This works as a magic. Pimples should disappear without leaving a mark

Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

Make a paste of neem leaves with turmeric powder. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water. This is one of the most effective cures of acne.

Whatever you do you have to keep in mind that you should always keep your face clean. Keep a clean handkerchief with you all the time and wipe you face frequently.