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Home Remedies for Acne


Acne is an inflammatory situation of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. These are one of the most dangerous nightmares of every woman. It is characterized by lesions, which erupt all of a sudden on the face, chest, shoulders, neck, back and other parts of the body. Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads are some of the common forms of acne. This happens mainly due to the irregular eating habits and dietary practice. Constipation, gastric ailments, physical inactivity, stress, excess consumption of tobacco and alcohol are some of the other causes of acne.

Useful Home Remedies

1. Brown Sugar

Brown sugar acts as a natural exfoliator. It helps to get rid of dirt, dead cells, sebum and all the substances, which give rise to pimples. 3 tsp of brown sugar is mixed with 1 tsp of honey. It is applied all over the face in circular motion. Let it dry for 15 minutes and afterthat wash it off.

2. Neem

Neem has anti-biotic, anti-septic, anti-microbial, blood detoxifying properties. It acts as an astringent. It imparts cooling and soothing impact on the skin. This helps to get rid of acne. Apply the paste of the neem leaves. Keep it for 15 minutes. Wash it off.

3. Potato

Potato is yet another effective home remedy for acne. It removes grease, dirt, sebum and excess oil off the skin. It also reduces puffiness under the eyes, marks of acne and blemishes. However, potatoes must be applied on a regular basis to get effective results. Apply slices of potato on the acne and experience effective result.

4. Cinnamon

Cinnamon has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. This prevents the formation of acne since it fights off the microbial organisms, which give rise to acne and pimples. Grind some cinnamon. Mix the powder with gram's flour. Apply the paste on the acne. Keep for 15 minutes and then wash it off.

Apart from these home remedies, there are some useful tips as well.


  • Always wash off the face with clean and cool water to remove the unwanted dirt, grease and prevent acne.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Maintain a healthy dietary habit
  • Practice a hygienic lifestyle

Follow these home remedies and the tips to get rid of acne and look beautiful.

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