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Acne

AcneAcne is one of the most common skin disorders which primarily affects the adolescents as it can be caused by increase of sex hormones which takes place during puberty. This imbalance of sex hormones causes the sebaceous glands to secrete more sebum (Sebum is a semi-fluid oily substance which lubricates the skin). The pores of the skin enlarge and get blocked with hardened sebum. This result in black heads and pimples. Some of these develop into pustule which rupture and spread infection. Both men and women are affected by acne, but young men are more likely to have more severe, longer lasting forms of acne.

Acne should never be neglected as it causes extensive scarring. Clinical and professional treatment is necessary.

Precautions against Acne

  • Take healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables in your diet.
  • Properly clean the skin
  • Drink eight to ten glasses of water daily.
  • Manage stress and do meditation and exercises.
  • Keep your colon clean.
  • Avoid synthetic and oily makeup
  • Don’t squeeze your pimples.
  • Avoid oily foods, coffee, and chocolate.

Herbal Remedies for Acne

  • Immerse guggulu in water for night and then apply it over the spot. It is an effective cure for acne.
  • Crush cumin seed (Kala jeera) with water. Make its paste with the neem juice and apply it on affected area. It is also effective acne home treatment.
  • Decoction of neem leaves is also good cure for acne.
  • Rub raw garlic on the affected skin several times a day, it will help to remove the scars.