Acne is one of the most common skin problems that happen to many people mainly adults but natural acne remedies are best attested solutions. According to every advertisement, Girls start screaming when they find pimple and start blaming their diet, branded cosmetics, ultraviolet rays and pollution, so let me throw some light on the scientific reason How actually Acne or pimples occur? It simply when sebaceous glands (oil glands) become infected with bacteria or due to other hormonal changes. Sebum (oil) is a natural substance that helps to maintain the oil balance and protects the skin but excess sebum secretion by the oil glands is the main cause behind this problem. There are many treatments, lotions and face washes available in the market to treat pimple but they may take time so best way of prevention is natural acne remedies.

Before proceeding further on treatments, first step is there are some skin care tips to prevent your skin from acne if not then second is it’s better to identify what type of acne you are suffering from?

Types of Acne

There are many different types of pimples, and expectedly they have different symptoms and sign:

  1. Whiteheads: Whiteheads are small pimples that remain under the skin, giving them a white appearance. It is also known as a closed comedo.
  2. Blackheads: Blackheads are clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are black or dark brown, because of oxygen in the air. It is also known as an open comedo.
  3. Papules: These are small, solid, rounded bumps or swelling on the skin caused by infected hair follicles. They are mostly pink in color.
  4. Pustules: These are small red bump very similar to pimples that have fluid or pus at their tip. They are clearly seen on the top of the skin. They develop mostly on the face, chest and back.
  5. Nodules: These kinds of pimples are solid and have similar structure like papules, but they are larger in size and can be painful to touch.
  6. Cysts: These pimples contain fluid or pus and are usually painful. Cysts commonly caused by infection and leave scars.

What causes acne?

  1. Oily Food: Let me update you oily food is not only the main reason for gaining weight but also for popping out acne. Eating a lot of oily and processed food activate your oil glands and produces sebum, which leads to pimples, blackheads especially people with oily skin.
  2. Stress:  Now a day’s everyone’s life is very stressed up but you know what? There is a link between stress and outbreaks of acne, your body functions get upset during stress, and this leads pimples.
  3. Hormonal changes: During your transformation from childhood to teenager, Acne is very common and the main reason is developing of hormonal imbalance in your body.
  4. Medication: We all are very familiar that medicines have side effect and suits according to your body. Some types of medication that have androgens can cause acne as a side effect.
  5. Hygiene:  Not washing your face and hair regularly, leads to oily deposits on the forehead pores blockages which help these blocked pores to become pimples.
  6. Skin irritation: Not only your internal body reacts to pimples we get to know that wearing clothing such as hats, helmets, and tight collars or scarves can irritate the skin and also lead to acne.
  7. Dairy Products: Dairy consumption has been associated with acne. Eating high glycemic foods like bakery and beverages which content high amount of sugar causes pimples.

 

How to Treat Acne Naturally

Here are all the dermatologist-recommended hacks you can try to get rid of pimples overnight. You will also get to know some tips and tricks on how to get rid of them naturally.

  1. ICE:

    Ice being cold in nature is used to reduce the redness, swelling and inflammation of pimples (without fluid). It helps in cooling down the heat reason for popping out the pimple, helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin.

           How to use

  1. Take some cubes of ice, place them in a piece of cloth and apply it on the affected skin area for a few seconds.
  2. Wait for some time, let skin settle down on normal temperature and repeat the process.

 

  1. GARLIC:

Garlic, we all know is good natural remedy for many problems but few of us are aware of that Garlic is also considered as one of the best remedies for acne because of its supposed antibacterial properties like sulfur which also promotes quick healing of pimples.

How to use

  1. Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces.
  2. Rub the garlic directly on the pimples and leave it for some time before washing the skin with lukewarm water.
  3. Repeat the treatment several times a day.

 

  1. BAKING SODA:

Baking soda is another effective home remedy to get rid of pimples because it has the ability to fight off fungus and bacteria and dry up excess oil, all while exfoliating your skin making it soft and beautiful. So, if oily skin is the basic culprit of your acne then this is the right remedy for you.

How to use

  1. Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with some water or lemon juice.
  2. Wash your skin well and then apply the paste on the affected areas and allow it to dry. Never keep baking soda on your skin for longer than a 2-3 minutes as it can cause dryness or irritation.
  3. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

 

  1. HONEY:

Honey is a source of natural antibiotics it works against bacteria that may be behind your acne, and is an anti-inflammatory.

How to use

  1. Dip a clean cotton swab in honey, put it directly on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  2. Wash the skin well with lukewarm water.

 

  1. TOOTHPASTE

Toothpaste actually works to dries out the pimples and fasten their healing time. Its antibacterial properties play an important role in removing the bacteria that cause pimples. You must use white toothpaste; Please avoid using gel toothpaste.

How to use

  1. Apply some toothpaste directly on the pimples before going to bed.
  2. Wash your face with water in the morning and you will see an improvement in the swelling.

 

  1. STEAM

Steaming is wonderful for your skin at any time. It helps reduce acne, it will to open your pores and flushing out impurities lurking deep within your skin.

How to use

  1. Fill a large container with hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for a 10 -15 minutes.
  2. After 10-15 minutes, remove the towel and pat your face dry. Do this once a day or as needed.

 

  1. CUCUMBER

Cucumber has astringent property and is a very rich source of potassium and vitamins such as A, C and E. It also has a cooling and soothing effect which helps in reducing redness and scars on the skin. Rubbing its juice helps in removing dust and left over makeup.

How to use

  1. Cut one cucumbers into pieces and soak them in water for about an hour.
  2. Strain the water gently rub on your skin, keep it for some time to dry and then wash your face with water.

 

  1. LEMON

Lemon juice can help to get rid from pimples. It is rich in vitamin C, which is good for all types of skin, and its citric acid helps pimples dry up faster.

How to use

  1. Tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and then dip clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed.
  2. You can also mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder or Yogurt and put it on the pimples overnight. Wash the skin with lukewarm water in the morning.

 

  1. TEA TREE OIL

Tea tree oil is an excellent product for treating acnes or pimples. It has antibacterial properties that help fight the bacteria that cause pimples and it also help to reduce whitehead and blackheads.

How to use

  1. Just dip a cotton ball in tea tree essential oil and dab it on the affected area.
  2. Rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes.

 

  1. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Apple cider vinegar is a most important product when it comes to acting as an acne remedy. It contains mild acids that control the oil production of the skin and act as an astringent. Apple cider vinegar contains several organic acids that keep the skin free of germs and bacteria.

How to use

  1. Just dip the cotton ball in Apple cider vinegar then apply the vinegar on the affected area.
  2. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing with cool water.

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