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10 Home Remedies for Acne and Pimples among Teenagers

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Pimples and acne occur mostly in teenagers when they attain puberty. Several life cycle changes that boys and girls go through during their teenage is related to the secretion of new hormones, which also results in skin conditions such as acne and pimples.

A healthy diet and skin hygiene routine like washing your face regularly with lukewarm water and mild soaps can help in preventing/ minimizing the occurrence of pimples and acne. It is essential to consume a lot of fruits and vegetables and keep fatty intake at the minimum. The vitamins and minerals found in these can help in reducing the over production of hormones and can maintain a good hormonal balance in the body.

There are also quite a few effective home remedies that will help in getting rid of Pimples and Acne. 10 such effective home remedies are listed below:

1. Steaming

Steaming the face is one of the best ways in nipping this problem when it is still inside the skin layers and growing. Steaming clears oil deposits on the skin and opens up the pores, allowing the skin to breathe, thus preventing Pimples and from striking.

It is quite simple to do this at home. You could use a store bought steamer, which is easily available in all chemist shops or you could just use a large vessel to heat water and use a thick towel to cover yourself while taking steam. Make sure you keep the right distance from the container while steaming so as not to scald your skin.

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2. Neem Extract

Neem has been known for its antiseptic properties for centuries now. Directly apply the neem extract, in the form of oil or powder (you will have to mix this with water or curd) on the pimples or acne and you will soon see a difference.

3. Orange Peels

Better than using Orange Peel-off masks available in the market, would be to make a fresh powder using dried orange peels. The powder has a good shelf life, so you can make it and store it for a few months for regular use. Mix orange peel powder with little bit if water and rub on the affected areas for a visible reduction in pimples and acne.

4. Aloe Vera

Not wrongly called “The Plant of Immortality”, Aloe Vera has several medicinal and therapeutic properties. The gel secreted from Aloe leaves can be applied on pimples and acne for a guaranteed cure.

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5. Tooth Paste

Make sure you are using the white tooth paste and not one the gel varieties. Apply it on the infected area and leave it overnight. Mint and clove oil present in the toothpaste helps in healing pimples. Some people might experience burning sensation with white toothpaste. Avoid using this in such a case.

6. Garlic

Garlic extract has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties that can help pimples heal faster. Pound a garlic pod to extract juice from it and apply on pimples. Leave it for not more than 5 minutes and wash it off. Leaving the garlic extract for too long might cause burning sensation.

7. Fuller’s Earth

Fuller Earth, popularly known as Multani Mitti is a great remedy for acne, as it absorbs excess oils on the skin and unclogs the pores. This is easily available in grocery stores. Mix it with rose water and apply it all  over the face and keep it on until it dries, then wash with lukewarm water.

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8. Oatmeal

Take a bowl of cooked oatmeal, add a teaspoon of honey and juice of half a lemon. Apply this mixture on areas affected by acne. Oatmeal absorbs excess oil and cleanses skin pores. Leave the pack on for 30 minutes and wash with warm water.

9. Lemon Juice

This is by far one of the simplest home remedies. Slice a lemon and apply on affected areas. Leave it for a few hours before rinsing it off. The acidic properties of lemon help in clearing dirt and getting rid of acne.

10. Honey and Cinnamon Powder

A combination of honey and cinnamon powder is an excellent home remedy for acne and pimples. Apply the paste and leave it overnight and continue the process for a couple of weeks. The skin will be cleared of pimples and acne.

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Pimples and acne that occur during teenage can be quite frustrating, but parents must make sure to tell their growing kids that this is a passing phase of life that mostly occurs at this age. One should opt for the right remedies to get rid of them, while not letting it affect their self-esteem and self-worth. What is on the inside is far more significant than just outward looks!

 

 

 

Published On  June 26, 2015 By