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5 Time-Tested Herbal Remedies For Acne And Pimples

acne and pimples

Acne is a skin condition in which there is excess production of oil from the sebaceous glands leading to the blockage of hair follicles. It is the most common problem faced by adolescents. The primary causative factor responsible for acne and pimples is vitiation or impairment of the biological forces in our body. This impairment is mainly aggravated by oily and spicy food, late night schedules and improper eating habits such as eating food when the previous meal is not digested or eating when you’re not hungry or refraining from food when hungry. Such habits produce toxins that lead to pimple formation. Initially the pimples appear as small pinheads. These grow and pus develops in them. When the pinheads get infected, it leads to the formation of papules, pustules, cysts, nodules. The skin becomes oily and greasy with an increase in sweating.

Below Are 5 Time-Tested Home Remedies For Curing Acne, Pimples From The Readily Available Ingredients Followed By Some Valuable Diet And Lifestyle Suggestions At The End:

Make use of them and keep acne, pimples at bay. You’ll be amazed by the results as they are more beneficial than the best available medicines and lotions.


Prepare a paste of rosewater mixed with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of dried, powdered margosa (neem) leaves. Crushed fresh leaves can also be used. Apply to the face twice a day.


Margosa Leaves (Neem)

Boil basil and margosa leaves in water for 15 minutes. Cool and store the water in the refrigerator. Daily clean your face twice with it.

neem leaves

Coriander Seeds, Fennel, Basil

Prepare a powdered mixture of coriander seeds, fennel, basil, turmeric, and Indian gooseberry in equal parts. Take ½ teaspoon of this powder 15 minutes before having lunch and dinner.

Coriander Seeds

Saffron, Red Sandalwood

Prepare a paste by mixing equal quantities of saffron, turmeric, margosa (neem), red sandalwood, basil and fuller’s earth with buttermilk or milk. Apply twice a day.

saffron and red sandalwood

Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Have 1 teaspoon of powdered Indian gooseberry in morning and evening with water.

Indian Gooseberries

Some Valuable Diet And Lifestyle Suggestions:

Make these simple and small changes in your diet and lifestyle and keep your skin beautiful and flawless always.

The Ideal Diet Should Consist

Mainly of cooling sweet foods and drinks such as – Cucumber, watermelon, other fruits and fruit juices which are not acidic or citrus, grains, rice and milk.


Foods To Avoid

Hot, oily, acidic, and spicy foods such as chillies or chilly-based sauces should be excluded from the diet or used in small quantities. Avoid them, if possible, for best results. Also avoid chemically processed foods contain toxic ingredients.


Eat Fresh And Unprocessed Foods

Eat fresh, unprocessed food and increase the use of herbs that have cooling effects on the body like fennel, coriander seeds, Indian gooseberry (amla, amalaki), and aloe vera.

Fresh food

Drink Plenty of Water

Take coconut water and increase the intake of water to about 8-10 glasses per day.

drinking water

Always Keep Your Face Clean

Wash your face frequently with mild herbal soaps. Cleanse your face with lemon peels.

washing face