When it comes to spots and acne the right home remedies for pimples are actually very effective, when an outbreak attacks you. Are you fed up and down-in-the-dumps because you can’t get rid of those beastly spots that plague you?
Are you losing self-confidence and self-esteem because of them? Well, at least you are certainly not alone. Ugly acne spots are the curse of most teenagers and a good few adults, too.
You can help your skin considerably, by using some easy to find and prepare home remedies, along with following some common sense tips.
If we are going to deal with this problem, it is good to know what acne pimples are and how they develop in the first place, then we can look at three effective home remedies.
Acne vulgaris makes its presence uncomfortably known to you, by forming not only pimples, but also blackheads, superficial sebaceous cysts and if untreated, scars on the skin. They mostly break out anywhere on the face, temples, chest or back.
Some of the causes are over-consumption of sugar, fried foods and excessive starch. This gives rise to what is known as internal dampness in Chinese medicine, which eventually erupts as cysts, blackheads and pimples.
Chronic constipation can be a major contributing factor as the digestive system becomes more clogged up, causing toxins to be re-absorbed into the bloodstream.
As the skin is an alternative eliminative channel closely linked to the bowels, any constipation can give rise to the body using the skin as a secondary excretory outlet for toxins, hence the outcrop of pimples and spots appearing on it.
In addition to these, are the raging hormones of teenage years which add to the clogging of oil glands.
To make a significant difference, you really need to introduce plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. With their natural fiber, they help move food through the digestive tract more efficiently and removing waste from the bowel leaving it cleaner. Reduce chomping on junk food – sweets, cakes, chocolate and other high sugar carbohydrate foods. They clog up the system and have you noticed, you want to keep eating them?
Foods rich in zinc or taking a zinc supplement has often brought about a dramatic improvement. A good indication of being deficient in zinc, is the presence of white flecks on your finger nails. Zinc is great, but it is wise to consult either your doctor or a nutritionist for advice so you don’t overdose and deplete the copper in your body.
I have found that the topical use oatmeal on the affected skin is very effective. Make a paste from fine oatmeal and warm water and smooth this onto the skin, leaving for as long as possible. This alleviates the inflammation around the acne area and at the same time, helps the body to release its toxins throught the pores of the skin, allowing them to ‘breathe’. Daily or weekly use of oatmeal paste can bring about a very noticeable improvement. I consider this to be one of the best home remedies for pimples.
There are many simple as well as effective treatments you can use which are both safe and non-toxic, without having to resort to some of the more invasive chemical over-the-counter treatments.
Source by Helen Wall