Herbal remedy for Acne

Acne is a teenager’s nightmare. This is a skin condition which has blocked pores, inflamed pimples, and deeper inflammations. Acne can occur on the face, as well as the neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Often, acne clears up after several years, even without treatment but untreated acne can leave permanent scars; these can be treated by a dermatologist. To avoid acne scarring, treating acne is important.

On of the most common myth is that acne is caused by dirt. The fact is that Testosterone, a hormone which is present in both males and females, increases during adolescence (puberty). It stimulates the sebaceous glands of the skin to enlarge, produce oil, and plug the pores. Whiteheads (closed comedones), blackheads (open comedones), and pimples (pustules) are present in teenage acne. Early acne occurs before the first period and is called prepubertal acne. When acne is severe and forms deep "pus-filled" lumps, it is called cystic acne. This may be more common in males. Adult acne develops later in life and may be related to hormones, childbirth, menopause, or stopping the pill. Adult women may be treated at the period and at ovulation when acne is especially severe, or throughout the entire cycle. Adult acne is not rosacea, a disease in which blackheads and whiteheads do not occur. 

 To prevent acne from getting rooted in your skin use as little cosmetics as possible and try to use oil-free, water-based moisturizers. It is also advisable that you use products that are "non-comedogenic” or "non-acnegenic". Always remember to remove your cosmetics every night with mild soap or gentle cleanser and water. A flesh-tinted acne lotion containing acne medications can safely hide blemishes. Loose powder in combination with an oil-free foundation is also good for cover-up. Also you need to shield your face when applying sprays and gels on your hair. Drinking a lot of water also helps the skin glow.