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  Acne (Pimples)
 

Acne Vulgaris (commonly called acne) is a skin condition characterised by spots or pimples on the face, chest, neck and back. Acne is a problem of teenagers and is mainly due to hormonal imbalance.

 
It occurs when the small glands (sebaceous glands) along the hair follicles responsible for secreting a naturally occurring oil (sebum) on these areas become clogged with dead skin cells, excess sebum or bacteria. Acne usually begins around puberty and peaks at the age of 18. However, in some instances, it can occur for the first time between the ages of 20 and 40. Some traditional methods of curing this problem are here:
  1. Lemon juice.
  2. Cucumber leaves or grated pieces.
  3. Clove based facemask or a paste of fenugreek (methi) leaves applied overnight and washed off next morning.
  4. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric (haldi) powder to one teaspoon of mint or coriander juice. Apply and wash off before retiring to bed.
  5. Orange peel pounded well with water and applied to affected areas is often helpful.
  6. Drink at least three litres of water to impart a healthy glow to the skin.
To get rid of a new pimple fast, cover it at bedtime with a coating of any of these: Toothpaste Cornstarch mixed to a paste by adding a little rubbing alcohol If you feel a pimple starting to swell up shortly before a date or important occasion, holding ice to it will take down the swelling and redness. But, ice won't make the pimple stay away forever.
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