Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory disease of the skin,
caused by changes in the pilosebaceous units (skin
structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated
sebaceous gland). Acne lesions are commonly referred to as
pimples, spots, plukes or zits. Acne is a disorder
resulting from the action of hormones and other substances
on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair
follicles. These factors lead to plugged pores and
outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne
lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and
shoulders. Although acne is usually not a serious health
threat, it can be a source of significant emotional
distress. Severe acne can lead to permanent scarring.
Acne is not just a problem for teenagers, it can affect
people from ages 10 through 40. It is not unusual for
women, in particular, to develop acne in their mid-to-late
20’s, even if they have not had breakouts in years (or
ever). Acne happens when oil (sebaceous) glands come to
life around puberty stimulated by male hormones from the
adrenal glands of both boys and girls. Oil is a natural
substance which lubricates and protects the skin, and under
certain circumstances, cells that are close to the surface
block the openings of sebaceous glands and cause a buildup
of oil underneath. This oil stimulates bacteria, (which
live in everyone's skin and generally cause no problems),
to multiply and cause surrounding tissues to become
inflamed. There are many myths about what causes acne.
Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there
is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in
most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes
acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by
dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it
worse. In some patients, pressure from helmets, chinstraps,
collars, and the like can aggravate acne. Pimples form on
the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Anyone can get
acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is
not serious, but it can cause scars.
Home Remedies and Treatment Tips of Acne
1.Fresh limejuice may be dabbed on pimples and black
2.Mix 1 tsp fresh coriander powder with a pinch of
turmeric powder. Apply on pimples and black heads. Keep
overnight and wash off gently the next morning.
3.Make a paste of nutmeg (Jaiphal) with raw milk. Apply
on pimples and black heads leave on for 20 minutes or
overnight. Continue for 10-12 days, till face is clear.
4.For dry skin rub a piece of sandalwood on a smooth
stone with a few drops of raw milk. Apply the paste
procured on affected areas. Keep on for 1 hour. Gently
5.For oily skin make a paste of sandalwood and rosewater
apply on affected areas, keep for 1 hour and wash off
6.Fresh fenugreek leaves made into a paste and applied
overnight clears pimples.
7.Avoid oily and chemically ridden cosmetics or any
8.Avoid products that can clog your pores like cosmetics
and other facial products.
9.Take morpheme neem supplements for natural skin
10.Drink a glass of wheat grass juice daily to remove
11.The orange peel is valuable in the treatment of
12.Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for
the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema,
scabies, & other skin infections.
13.Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed
up the healing of acne lesions.
14.Ice down the acne before bed.
15.Vitamin A tablets are also a natural and effective