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How to Get rid of Pimples and Acne

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How to Get Rid of Acne and Pimples The basic mechanics behind acne are as follows: Oil glands that produce sebum on your face can get clogged by things such as dirt, dry skin flakes, or the oil itself. Once the pore is clogged, it creates an area that is like an infection where this pebble-like blockage is considered a foreign entity. The situation is made worse by bacteria that thrive within the blockage and cause further irritation of the skin. Bacteria live on your face naturally, and in fact they cover our entire bodies, but within the conditions of a pimple they cause a rush of white blood cells to come to the area to fight off the As white blood cells do their work, they turn into pus that can fill the pore as well. The resulting redness and swelling is what we see on the surface as pimples. The frustrating thing is the bad acne we see today actually started forming several weeks ago. So as you can see, it is a long developmental process that takes time to get rid of. You can't just slather on a litre of acne cream and hope to "zap" the problem away. 1. Healthy Living Take care of healthy living with regards to drinking a lot of water, getting exercise, sleeping enough at night time, and reducing reduce stress levels. Your body and skin are inter-connected so taking care of your overall health impacts your skin. What you do now will have long-term impacts on your skin in the future. 2. Washing Your Face You should wash your face twice a day with a gentle skin cleanser. One washing in the morning and once before bedtime is the best way to go. Avoid bar soap on your face or anything too abrasive. You won't be doing yourself any favors by over-washing so don't over do things because it won't get rid of acne any faster. ...read more.


Pat lemon juice over scarred patches with cotton and leave it for as long as you want to, or as long as you are indoors. Lemon renders skin photosensitive so it is best avoided in the sun. Sandalwood oil is cooling and helps reduce pigmentation. It can be used as a night renewal oil. Apply over pigmented areas and leave over night. Alternatively, use it during the day instead of a moisturizer. Sandalwood powder mixed with rosewater is also an effective mask to reduce pigmentation. Pearl powder is used in many professional beauty treatments to lighten skin color. It can be combined with honey and applied on acne marks to lighten them. Use twice a week and not more. Baking soda is abrasive and can help in exfoliating pigmented cells. Mix it with water and allow it to foam in your hand before rubbing it in a circular motion over pigmented areas for a minute, before rinsing off with water. This is an effective alternative to micro-dermabrasion treatments. Camphor powder mixed with coconut oil is known to be very effective in treating acne marks. Tea tree oil mixed with almond oil is effective in unclogging pores and reducing pigmentation associated with acne. Vitamin E oil applied a couple of times a day also helps to reduce acne marks. Virgin coconut oil helps lighten pigmentation. Substitute you moisturizer with virgin coconut oil and use it as and when your skin feels dry. It is very effective in curing most skin ailments. Cucumber juice is a natural cleanser and astringent. It is also known to be effective in reducing acne marks. Fruits that contain enzymes and fruit acids. Pulp of fruits like papaya and pineapple are also effective in treating acne marks. Just smear raw fruit pulp over the marks and leave for 20 minutes to allow the fruit acid and enzymes to work on the marks. ...read more.


Pimples and acne are not just limited to face but also the body especially chest, neck, upper shoulders and back. Back acne commonly known as bacne is severe and more common among men. Like other forms of acne, bacne is also caused by hormones, which when mixes with the oil producing glands leads to clogged pores and outbreaks on the surface of the skin. Lets check out the remedies to cure back acne naturally: * Apple cider vinegar: It is an effective remedy to cure back acne. The astringent properties of the vinegar helps treat back acne. Apply the apple cider vinegar, diluted with water to the acne effected skin at least twice a day. Increase the strength of the solution in equal amounts after a week. If you feel skin irritation or burn then stop applying immediately. * It is very important to keep the skin clean and free from sweat. Mostly acne is caused due to sweating. Wear only cotton clothes to dry up the sweat from it immediately. * Use an anti-bacterial acne soap twice a day to wash the back and treat acne. * Exfoliate the back skin with sugar based scrub once in a week as they are mild on the thick back skin. If you face any reaction, stop exfoliating on a weekly basis. * Wear loose fitting clothes to help the skin breathe prevent building up perspiration. This is one of the remedies to cure back acne naturally. * Apply aloe vera after washing the skin to get rid of redness, scars and swellings caused due to acne. * Massage the back with lavender essential oil every alternate days to treat back acne. It is a natural antiseptic used to cleanse the tissue. * By applying tea tree oil on the affected skin area, you can cure back acne naturally. Tea tree oil keeps the skin supple and hydrated while controlling the spread of acne bacteria. * Have a healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid eating oily and junk food to cure back acne naturally. ...read more.

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