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Type Of Acne And Home Remedies

By Suparna Chakaraborthy

Acne and Pimple are related but not the same. Pimple is the result of Acne formation. The Sebaceous gland which is present just under the skin excretes oil (sebum) to keep the skin lubricated. Due to blocking of follicles or pores, this oil cannot go out and thus, the oil accumulates under the pores. This later creates infection.

Types Of Acne

1.Non-Inflammatory – Non-Inflammatory ones are in the form of whitehead and blackhead.

Whitehead – When the pores are blocked, sebum and bacteria are collected just below the skin. At this time whiteheads are formed. These are tiny white spots, which are generally invisible to naked eye.

Blackhead – This occurs when the pores open and the sebum, containing skin pigmentation, which has due to infection turned to black or brown, appears on the skin. These take a long time to cure, as it pores out slowly.

2.Inflammatory – These are in form of Papule and Pustule

Papule – This is the break out of the follicular wall. The infection now starts appearing on the skin in form of inflamed bulges. White blood cells rush in to cure it.

Pustule – White blood cells make their way to the surface of the skin. It helps all the infection to come out. The mouth of the bulge turns white and filled with pus. This is referred to as pimple. After it has turned white, it breaks and the pus comes out. But generally, that area of the skin becomes pimple prone.

Home Remedies For Acne

1.Clean your skin twice everyday with milk. Milk is a natural cleanser. Milk not only cleans your skin but also enhances it's immune system and makes it healthy.

2.Make a paste of nutmeg and boiled milk. Apply on the affected and surrounding area. This will help the white blood cells work quick.

3.Grind a cucumber and make it into a paste. Apply it on the affected area and leave it for 10 minutes. Cucumber is a cooling agent. It will lessen the inflammation.

4.Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 3 tablespoon of honey. Apply at night and wash it off in the morning. Continue for two weeks for best results.

5.Make a paste of methi leaves and apply. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wipe it with luke warm water.

6.Grated potatoes are also beneficial, as it is a cooling agent as well as natural bleach.

Home remedy is the best cure. There are cosmetic treatment as well but unlike home remedies, they seem to have side effects with chemical usage. Never apply a thick sticky paste on the affected area. You may rupture the skin in the process of taking it off.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 13:50 [IST]
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