Acne breaks out when the hair follicles or pores on your skin get clogged by dirt or dead skin cells and as a result, the natural oil from the Sebaceous gland, which is located just beneath the skin surface, cannot drain onto the surface of your skin. Although, acne may first appear on the oiliest parts of the body, such as the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin), it can eventually spread on your back, shoulders and chest.
While there are lots of over-the-counter drugs and ointments available to treat acne, it is probably best to use herbal or natural products to cure acne.
If you are suffering from acne, don’t forget to wash your face at least twice daily with a face wash. If your skin is very oily, it is also important to use an astringent on your face to remove the excess oil. You can store camphor water or juice of a cucumber mixed with a few drops of lemon in your refrigerator and use them as natural astringents. You should apply them on your skin twice daily with a cotton ball after washing your face with a mild cleanser.
Neem dietary supplements can help reduce acne to a great extent. Neem is one of nature’s best detoxifier. It is also known to be a great antibacterial agent. The paste of neem leaves can also be applied on the acne-prone skin to reduce acne.
Turmeric is another natural antibiotic, which can help you treat acne. You can apply turmeric paste on acne, leave it on your skin for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Turmeric helps to dry out acne.
You can also use sandalwood paste to cure an acne breakout effectively. As sandalwood tends to make your skin dry, you can mix sandalwood paste with rose water and apply it on the affected area of your skin.
Lastly, a clean bowel goes a long way to ensure an acne-free skin. You can try triphala, a natural laxative that improves digestion, to treat acne.