Home Remedies for Acne and Facial Blemishes

Updated on December 21, 2017
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Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has an interest in home remedies.

Home remedies can help reduce or remove blemishes on the face.
Home remedies can help reduce or remove blemishes on the face. | Source

What Causes Acne and Facial Blemishes?

Facial blemishes affect nearly everyone and are often identified as scars, dark patches, freckles, blackheads, whiteheads, acne marks, and age spots.

Acne

Acne and pimples occur due to excess oil or sebum production by the sebaceous glands. When this oil is unable to reach the surface of the skin because of dead cells, excess oil, or dirt, bacteria proliferates and causes acne.

Acne can manifest as an inflamed or non-inflamed condition. Inflammatory acne is characterized by redness and breakouts of pimples, pustules, etc.. Non-inflammatory acne is present in the form of blackheads and whiteheads.

Though acne is mostly encountered during adolescence due to hormonal and biological changes, it is also seen in preteens and adults. Acne is commonly caused by:

  • excess hormones produced during adolescence
  • hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • genetics
  • medications (steroids, estrogen, etc.)
  • stress
  • oily makeup

Common Triggers for Skin Problems

 
 
 
sunburns
stress
overactive sebaceous glands
atmospheric pollution
cosmetics
allergies
hormonal changes
environmental extremes
illness
Contributing factors or conditions that lead to facial blemishes.
At home remedies offer alternatives to store-bought treatments for facial blemishes.
At home remedies offer alternatives to store-bought treatments for facial blemishes. | Source

Home Remedies for Acne and Facial Blemishes

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is an effective home remedy for treating acne. Be sure to test for skin sensitivity before applying it to larger areas. Use as follows:

  1. Soak cotton balls with lemon juice.
  2. Apply to affected areas of the face.
  3. Let it stay on for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with warm water.

For dark circles under your eyes, mix lemon juice with fresh cream and apply regularly.

Amla

Apply amla (Indian gooseberry) with oil every morning and evening by massaging it into the face. Prepare as follows:

  1. Soak 2 teaspoons of amla powder in a glass of water (avoid using metal).
  2. In the morning, strain this water and wash the face with this every day.

Over a period of time, it will lighten the wrinkles and dark patches.

Consume raw, green, leafy vegetables and fruits to improve your complexion.
Consume raw, green, leafy vegetables and fruits to improve your complexion. | Source

Coconut Water

Regularly consume or apply coconut water twice a day to the face to reduce blemishes.

Cucumber

Cucumber is a natural astringent and reduces the oiliness of skin. Rub cucumber juice on the face and leave it on for 5 minutes. Wash it off with water.

Mint

Grind mint leaves and apply them to the face at bedtime.

Milk

Rub warm milk on the face at bedtime. Wash your face after 30 minutes. Apply a thin layer of milk cream on the face thereafter.

Ghee (Clarified Butter)

While going to sleep, apply ghee to the face. Leave it on overnight and wash it in the morning. Ghee removes black spots and marks left by injuries.

Lemon can be applied to the face to help reduce scaring and skin inconsistencies.
Lemon can be applied to the face to help reduce scaring and skin inconsistencies. | Source

Castor Oil

Mix ground gram flour (besan) with castor oil and apply it to the face. Massage it into the skin.

Almonds

  1. Soak 5 almonds overnight.
  2. Remove the skins in the morning, grind, and add them to a bottle.
  3. Add 60 grams of rose water and 15 drops of sandalwood oil. Mix well. (Use topical essential oils with caution.)
  4. Apply 3 times a day, on the face and body.
  5. On darker areas, leave it on for 30 minutes.

Turmeric

  1. Take 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1/4 grams black sesame powder.
  2. Mix in hot milk to make a paste.
  3. Apply to dark patches.

Aloe Vera

Use aloe vera gel or harvest gel from the leaf of the aloe plant. Apply to the affected area.

Lavender Essential Oil

Apply lavender oil on pimples with a cotton swab; dilute lavender in a carrier oil to avoid hypersensitivity.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is anti-inflammatory and an astringent. Apply it to the affected area for relief, or drink it as a tea as well.

Following a basic skincare regimen can improve your complexion.
Following a basic skincare regimen can improve your complexion. | Source

Basic Skincare

  • Keep the face clean of dirt and grime by washing it regularly.
  • Protect skin from the sun.
  • Do not touch the face without reason, and take care not to pinch or squeeze pimples, pustules, etc..
  • Use oil-free makeup.
  • Get fresh air.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Consume raw, green, leafy vegetables, and fruits or fresh fruit juice.
  • Drink lots of water to keep skin hydrated and to avoid the accumulation of toxins.
  • Avoid junk food and excessively spicy or oily foods.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician or healthcare provider before taking any home remedies, supplements, or starting a new health regimen.

How to Remove Acne Scars

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        madhu sudan, you can try this remedy.

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        madhu sudhan 

        2 years ago

        sir for my spouse she has marks on his nose ,want to remove the marks .

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        Jennifer Hass 

        3 years ago

        DermalMD Scar Treatment serum works on new and existing scars everyone tells me that they can barely see my scars anymore

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        megha soman 

        4 years ago

        sir i hav pimples in my face since my 12yr actually in my teen am nt tat much conscious abt my skin bt nw my face got a lot of pimples and dark spots in my cheeks my skin tone is sumwat wheatish bt am satisfied n confident with it bt these pimples gv me pain and it fades my beauty nw am a girl of 19yr wat can i do to get rid of this acne and black marks

        even though i got a xtrafair body my face especially neck is dark wat natural ways are der to gv me a relief frm this

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        jyothsna 

        4 years ago

        good suggestion sir...

        i need a clarification..

        my pimple is bleeding whenever i do face wash... can i do anything above that u have suggested

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        lisa you can also use potato juice for dark circles. But it will take time since you have them for many years.

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        lisa 

        4 years ago

        i have had dark circles under my eyes since i was a teenager im going to try lemons . Do i use anything else ??

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        shweta 

        5 years ago

        home remidies are best to cure pimples

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        kabirwithu 

        5 years ago

        i had acne in teenage but now i have some of black spots and little pores on my face.. which one better for me.. can you suggest please?

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        teju 

        5 years ago

        nice advise but it really truly work??????

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Flourish, natural remedies are the safest for the skin and do work if persisted with. Glad you like the information. Thank you.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 years ago from USA

        Rajan, This is a very interesting mix of natural solutions. Good information whether someone is a teen or adult. Thanks for putting this list together and sharing with us.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        @Stephanie-thanks.

        @Suzie-glad you like the info. Coming from you it means a lot. Thanks for sharing it too.

        @thelyricwriter-thanks buddy and I appreciate your visit and sharing.

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        Richard Ricky Hale 

        5 years ago from West Virginia

        Rajan, great informative article pal. This is a very beneficial article. I remembering always worrying about acme, I'm 12 years to late, but weill benefit others. Voted up, useful, interesting, shared FB. Best wishes.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 

        5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Rajan,

        A great range of homemade treatments easily done! You are such a resource my friend! Thanks for sharing your tips too which are perfect.

        Votes up, useful, interesting and shared on !!

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        Stephanie Bradberry 

        5 years ago from New Jersey

        Always love reading your work. As with all your writings, this is extremely detailed, well written and informative.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks Marlene. Natural is much safer.

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        Marlene Bertrand 

        5 years ago from USA

        This is all so wonderful. I really like the idea of using natural things to cure skin conditions - it's less complicated.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Glad you like these natural remedies, Keeley! Thanks for the visit and appreciation.

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        Keeley Shea 

        5 years ago from Norwich, CT

        Interesting home remedies to try! Always on the look out to get the best skin. I have always had problemed skin. Great article - lots of great information!

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Lemon juice has to be applied for some period of time before it will show results.

        Thanks for the votes and sharing, Au fait.

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        C E Clark 

        5 years ago from North Texas

        Very useful information. I didn't know about the lemon juice being beneficial for lightening dark circles under one's eyes. Between inheritance and never sleeping, I'm going to be trying that out. Lots of other good info here too, and I hope when I share this hub, as I will, that lots of people will find solutions. Voted up, useful, and sharing.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for reading and leaving a comment mounicaa.

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        mounicaa 

        5 years ago

        after reading this i have got some interest to do. let me try.

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        Tsprarks 

        5 years ago

        The Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatment from Citrus Clear will shrink the size and redness of acne in one day. I first bought it to treat new spots, and it worked so well I now use it everyday as my regular acne treatment. I have always had moderate acne, but I haven't had a single breakout since I started using this product. I've tried everything, including Proactive, but all of the other products were too harsh. It did dry out my skin a little, but not nearly as much as other products I've tried. I know it's only supposed to be used to treat spots, but I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good acne medication.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks syed.

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        syeds 

        5 years ago

        thanks for all advice

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        Ayman Nisar 

        5 years ago

        Thanks for providing me with the news item. It was really helpful of you to provide me with it.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Ayman, I believe it is so. And you might be interested to read this

        www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/does-chocolate-cause-acne_n_1566076.html

        Thanks and I hope this news item clarifies your doubts.

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        Ayman Nisar 

        5 years ago

        Is it true that chocolates are not responsible for acnes ?

        I mean my personal experience is they do cause it...Can you just clarify it for me.?

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        @ Elizabeth - It's true. I'm glad you like these natural tips. Thanks for stopping by.

        @ Haven - And much safer too. Thanks for visiting.

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        HavenRunyan 

        5 years ago

        Wow. There are SO many ways to keep my skin healthy while still being cheaper and more natural than so many store-bought products? Amazing. Thanks, this information is really helpful!

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        Elizabeth Hanks 

        5 years ago from Queen Creek

        Excellet hub! I have used lemon juice and splashes of cool water to help my acne all through my teenage years and even now if I start breaking out from eating too much junk food! Great job spreading the word on some excellent tips! Another great tip that my mom shared with me when I was young is to use an olive oil rub with lemongrass or lavender extracts, surprisingly enough, oil fights oil! Crazy, right?!

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for stopping by, twilanelson.

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        Twila Nelson 

        5 years ago from Carmichael, California

        Thank you for a wonderfully interesting and useful Hub.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        I do hope you try them Sushmita. They will surely help.

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        sushmita 

        5 years ago

        tnx a lot.. i will surely try thm out

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        I'm sure these will work for you. Thanks for stopping by.

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        Shadaan Alam 

        5 years ago from India

        a pretty good hub for people like me who often keep getting acne and the blemishes, would definitely try using some of these remedies, voted up!!

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        healthyfitness, all these are good remedies. It depends on which one suits one. you could try aloe, lemons mint or castor oil though. Even a paste made of Neem leaf powder can be applied.

        Thanks for the visit.

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        Rick Grimes 

        5 years ago

        I have a lot of back acne, any info on removing it?

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks Nicole.

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        Nicole S Hanson 

        5 years ago from Minnesota

        Neat hub, this is helpful!

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        I'm sure the almond remedy will work for you. Thanks for stopping by.

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        Alicia Foley 

        6 years ago from Connecticut

        This is a great hub. I have already incorporated lemons in my skin care regimen. I am going to try your almond remedy. Thank you

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Hi Cathy, all these remedies work though you'll have to try out which ones work best for your son. Thanks for the visit and share.

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        Ms. Immortal 

        6 years ago from NJ

        This is very informative. I have a 14 year old son with acne and looking for home remedies. Do you suggest a particular one?

        voted up and shared.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        SayItWithFeeling, thanks for reading and commenting.

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        SayItWithFeeling 

        6 years ago from Spanish Fort, Alabama

        Thank you for this. I've never had sunburn but acne used to be an issue. I wish I'd known some of these before.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thank you for your input onlineherbs.

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        onlineherbs 

        6 years ago from Houston, TX

        Sunburn is hazardous burns on the skin layer from UV ray emission. This burns lead to inflammation to the skin. A few minutes of sun exposure could lead to skin injuries.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        I'm glad you like this info. Thanks for stopping by Annie.

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        AnniesHealthTalk 

        6 years ago from United States

        I love this! The only things that have ever helped my skin are homemade scrubs and cleansers. I use lemons and amla regularly.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Aj you sure can! Thanks for your visit.

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        Aj 

        6 years ago

        Can I substitute lemon with lime juice?

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for reading, Tinkerbell.

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        Tinkerbell 

        6 years ago

        Think ama try these when I get home. Warm milk :P.. Hope mom doesn't get on my case... hehe

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        precy, go right ahead. Glad to see you read and appreciate. Thanks for the support.

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        precy anza 

        6 years ago from USA

        I could use this right now. I didn't know about the lavender oil and I have the essential oil right beside me, LOL. Love this hub!

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for reading and appreciating the hub, Susan.

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        susan 

        6 years ago

        thanks a lot for these remadies

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for reading and your input.

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        am 

        6 years ago

        There are, however, some other home remedies which will suffice as short-term measures to deal with the external problems. One of these is white vinegar. Available freely in any supermarket and a product in many kitchens, it can be used as a facial application. After washing your face with mild soap, apply the vinegar using a cotton ball and leave it to sit for ten minutes before rinsing it off. If you have sensitive skin, water it down if you have concerns. Also I found this great book that has lot more home remedies one can try out. Here is the website for that: http://killyouracne.athomebizdepot.com/killyouracn... Take a look…

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Gaurav, applying these remedies faithfully and regularly will help. I hope to receive positive feedback from you sometime in the near future.

        Thanks for reading.

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        Gaurav 

        6 years ago

        Hi Rajan, really helpful information for me .I m too depressed due to my acne spots i will surely try these......may it help me

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for reading and appreciating, kalasala.

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        kalasala 

        6 years ago

        super

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        I have aloe vera plant growing in a pot and whenever I need to use it I just slit the leaf and apply the pure gel. It works wonders in skin problems.

        Potatoes and lemons are natural skin whiteners. I'm sure these patches will lighten with regular use.

        Thanks for reading and voting.

        I appreciate the sharing.

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        Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

        6 years ago from Chennai, India

        An informative hub! I use aloe vera gel daily and it keeps my skin supple and smooth. I decided to use potatoes as suggested in the video for my slightly dark patches on the sides of my face. Thank you for creating an extremely useful hub! Well-done!

        Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Escape to the Sun, I realise an acne sufferers' predicament. At that point of time one is ready to try anything. These natural remedies are just a small step in that direction.

        Thanks for reading.

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        Escape to the Sun 

        6 years ago from UK

        That's some great advices right there. I didn't have much acne as a teenager - lucky me! - but I know some people who would've loved knowing about some of these!

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Tina, teenage is the time for normal acne flare ups. I hope you let your daughter try these out.

        Thanks for reading, appreciating and voting it up.

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        Christina Lornemark 

        6 years ago from Sweden

        I like the idea of using natural remedies that we normally have at home! This is a very useful hub with so much good information, I will pass the information on to with my teen since acne is a big problem for her right now!

        Voted up, useful!

        Tina

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for such compliments that humble me. I appreciate the vote up and share. Thanks for the birthday wishes too.

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        Ruchira 

        6 years ago from United States

        great ideas, Rajan.

        As usual your hubs are so informative and makes us walk an extra mile with that wisdom.

        Happy Birthday!

        Voted up and sharing!

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Angela, thanks for reading and appreciating. Lemons are indeed very effective at lightening dark skin overall, too.

        Thanks for stopping by.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Christy, I'm glad you found that chamomile tea works for acne. Touching acne just keeps it spreading. One has to be aware about this fact.

        Glad you stopped by. much appreciated.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        k2jade, I hope you try out these and they work for your son. Persistence is very necessary. Apart from them the precautions/prevention tips, too.

        I would appreciate a feedback.

        Thanks for reading.

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        Angela Brummer 

        6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

        great article. Yes I have suggested to people to lemons to lighten aging spots. Great article!

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        Christy Birmingham 

        6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I did not know about the chamomile tea tip, thank-you for sharing such useful information Rajan. I do agree with your point about not touching the face without reason; we are adding dirt to our skin without realizing it. I vote up, great work as usual.

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        Kimberly Shelden 

        6 years ago from Idaho

        Thank you for all these suggestions, my son has terrible acne. I have tried other natural remedies- so far nothing has worked. It has changed him, made him very sad. I wish I could find something that would work for him. I am going to try these, and see what happens~

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for stopping by and voting it up and for sharing it as well. I appreciate it all.

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        dinkan53 

        6 years ago from India

        Great article for teens and those struggling from acne, pimples etc. Rated as useful and sharing with my followers.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Mary, amla is easily available in Indian grocery and Ayurvedic medicine stores as a powder.

        Thanks for visiting. I appreciate it very much.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Vnsatakopan, I entirely agree with you. While it lasts we are constantly striving to get rid of it.

        Thanks for being here. Much appreciated.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        MsLofton, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your sparing time to read and comment.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Tammy, treating acne naturally is always a better option as most of these things are readily available at home. I hope they work for you.

        Thanks for reading and commenting.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Aurelio, applying pure aloe gel straight from the leaf is the easiest, I agree.

        Thanks for your input and votes. Nice to see you here.

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        Mary Hyatt 

        6 years ago from Florida

        Very interesting, although I have never heard of Amla. I'll have to look that one up. One of the advantages of growing older is that I don't have acne anymore, but thanks for sharing this info.

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        Dr.Vangeepuram Navaneetham Satakopan 

        6 years ago from Chennai, India

        Very interesting tips. Getting rid of this nuisance is everybody's dream.

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        MsLofton 

        6 years ago from IL

        This is a very informative article! Voted Up!

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        Tammy 

        6 years ago from North Carolina

        Great advice. I never had acne as a teen ager, but I do get it now as an adult. I am going to try some cucumber and coconut water. I will start with what is already in my refrigerator. Great hub!

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        Aurelio Locsin 

        6 years ago from Orange County, CA

        Aloe vera, even unprocessed from the plant itself, feels quite soothing to the skin. I always though that acne was a glandular condition that just came and went, especially in the teen years. I used to suffer from it as a teen, but not as an adult. I wish I had this list back then -- nothing seemed to work. Voting this Up and Useful.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        I agree with you Vellur. Safer, much safer too! Thanks for reading and appreciating.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        6 years ago from Dubai

        Home remedies are excellent and it is a natural way to get rid of acne. Interesting and informative.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks Bill. For reading and passing it on. Your comments are appreciated as always.

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        Bill Holland 

        6 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Rajan, I could have used this information when I was a teen. I'll pass it along to several I know. Great information as usual and well-researched.

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