Acne is really a skin disease that causes pimples. They form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples are seen on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but teenagers and young adults are the usual victims. It is not a serious disease, but in bad cases, it can cause scaring and that’s why finding home remedies for acne, are helpful.

The medical pros don’t even know exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes during the teenage years and pregnancy probably contribute.

Don’t believe the old myths about what causes acne. Even though chocolate and greasy foods are blamed for acne, there’s little evidence that foods have much effect on people getting acne.

Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne. The truth is, blackheads and pimples aren’t caused by dirt. Stress may not cause acne, it can make it worse.
If you have acne, clean your skin gently. Try not to be touching your skin a lot. And avoid the sun exposure for any length of time, especially if you’re skin is sensitive.

Even though there are many over the counter products for acne, home remedies for acne should be preferred. The main reason: natural home remedies won’t have all the chemicals that can dry your skin out and further irritate the condition.

Some of the home remedies for acne are:

Niacin and vitamin A are effective in treating acne. Take 100 mg niacin, three times on a daily basis, and 50,000 units of vitamin A, three times daily. Vitamin E, 400 mg, should be taken once daily. Continue for a month.

Another effective home remedy for acne is zinc. Zinc should be taken in doses of 50 mg three times a day. Zinc is in tablet and in capsule form. Take a dose of 50 mg daily equal to one month or till there is a noticeable improvement and then decrease the dose to 25 mg.

Orange Peel
Another one of the many home remedies for acne includes orange peel. Smash the orange skin and mix with water and apply to acne affected areas. One of the really excellent home remedies for acne.

Another citrus remedy and an easy medicine at home for acne: Apply lemon juice to the pimples and acne.

Massage raw garlic over the troubled spots several times a day. Garlic has proven to cure the toughest acne problems. Eat three seeds of raw garlic once on a day for a month. This purifies the blood stream and helps keep acne away.

Coriander and Mint Juice
A teaspoon of coriander juice, mixed with a little turmeric powder, is an effective home remedy for pimples and blackheads. After washing the face each night, gently apply it before retiring.

Fenugreek is an effective therapy for acne. Make a paste from the leaves and apply over the face each night before going to bed and wash it off with hot water in the morning.

Grated cucumber applied to the face, eyes, and neck, for fifteen to twenty minutes, can help prevent pimples and blackheads.

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Steve is a Naturopath, researcher, author and health consultant in Florida, who shares his knowledge of herbs, vitamins and supplements, helping many people who were not able to find relief from "traditional" pharmaceutical treatment.