Acne Information and Treatment
Acne is most common during teenage years when the
body requires large amounts of hormones in order to grow and to
mature from a child to an adult. Nearly 80 per cent of teenagers
will get some degree of acne. Acne or pimples may be caused by wrong
food habits and improper skin care. Homemade beauty recipes like
face-packs, facial masks, scrubs, hair care, dandruff care and body
wraps based on herbs and natural ingredients help improve the skin
disorders and detoxify. They help in providing natural oil and
moisture to the skin.
Acne-the technical name for pimples-is. a disease
affecting the oil glands of the skin. It can occur on the face,
chest, shoulders, back and sometimes even the bottoms. There may be
a mixture of blackheads, whiteheads and a variety of inflamed
lesions, which may be pustules, bumps or larger nodules.
The basic cause of acne is a hormonal imbalance.
All of us, of either sex, have both male and female hormones; it is
only the proportion of male to female hormones that varies in the
two sexes. The main hormones that are involved in causing acne are
the male hormones called androgens. Androgens make oil glands
overactive, thicken the skin and narrow down or close the oil gland
pore. This initially leads to the formation of blackheads and
whiteheads. When bacteria, which are normally present on everybody's
skin, enter the oil glands, it results in the formation of pus,
which can give . you either red bumps or pus-filled pimples. When
the infection goes deeper, it can lead to ugly marks, blemishes and
Following are excellent and wonderful home
treatment of acne or pimple scars.
Large pores on facial skin can be treated with
paste of sandalwood (chandan) powder with black gram (masoor) dal.
Keep it overnight and wash it with cold water the next day.
This is an excellent and wonderful remedy to get
rid of acne scars. Make a sandalwood paste with rose water and apply
on the scars. Keep it overnight and wash it with cold water the next
Rub ice cubes on the face for 10-15 minutes. It
will tighten the pores.
Apply cucumber juice on the face. Wash it off
after 15 minutes. It will tighten the pores.
Cut the tomato in half and rub on the skin. Leave
on for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with water. This will reduce
open pores and blackheads.
This treatment is good particularly for oily skin.