Acne is an annoying disease that results due to over-stimulation of the sebaceous glands. These glands produce sebum or oil that combines with the acne causing bacteria known as propionibacterium acnes, thereby resulting in the outbreak of pimples, zits and blackheads. Acne is one of the most common skin ailments causing a great deal of distress among teenagers and young adults between the age group of 15-35 years and seems to always occur when you need it the least.
Natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of acne:
Aloe gel is known to possess powerful astringent properties and is quite effective in the treatment of acne lesions. Applying Aloe Vera gel locally on the acne affected area helps heal the zits and pimples effectively.
Neem or Azadirachta Indica has powerful antibacterial properties and helps keep acne at bay. It is recommended to take Neem herbal dietary supplement in the form of vegetable capsules everyday for the prevention and treatment of acne.
Milk Thistle helps remove excessive hormones from the system by cleansing the liver. Taking Milk thistle in the form of herbal infusion or as dietary supplement helps in the prevention and treatment of stubborn acne.
Walnut leaf is known for its potent astringent properties and helps treat ugly, pus filled painful acne. Take a handful of walnut leaves and boil them in water. Use the water for washing your face several times during the day.
Haemafine syrup is a potent blood purifier that attacks acne from within. It is recommended to take Haemafine syrup on a daily basis to combat acne effectively.
Tea tree oil is one of the most effective natural cures for acne. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a paste of tulsi or holy basil leaves and apply on the face. This helps get rid of acne lesions.
Calendula is a valuable herb that enhances the healing of skin lesions caused by acne and can be used for the prevention and treatment of acne. Take ¼ cup of dried calendula flowers and add them to a pan of boiling water. Let it simmer on low flame for 15-20 minutes. Allow it to cool and use for washing the face. Alternatively, you can also add dried calendula flowers to a steamer and take steam to get rid of acne.