- Black heads, pimples and acne
start when the sebaceous gland over
produce the oil or sebum secreted through the pores.
Sebum carries dead cells and this dead skin cells and
sebum block a hair follicle near the surface of the
skin. When a pore is fully blocked, a black head or
white head form. Owing to blackheads the pores get blocked
and oil glands get infected resulting in pimples. Later,
red, swollen and inflamed pimples develop as the sebum
spills in to the surrounding tissue and attacks the
inner layer of the skin giving way to an acne prone
This situation may be caused by hormonal changes
at puberty, when raging hormones stimulates
the sebaceous glands and they become more active. But
hormonal imbalances can also trigger
acne well after a women passes through
puberty. Women are most likely to have acne until late
may occasionally occur due to the side effects of drugs
taken for other illness. Cosmetic preparations containing
lanolin and paraffin may aggravate the condition in
some peoples. The pimples are often painful and hot
to the touch. These can lead to scarring and an early
cure will prevent scarring and reduce further increase
in the facial skin problems. Do not squeeze the pimple
/ acne as this would lead to more infection and scars
on the skin.Care
should be taken immediately when you have the black
heads. Drink plenty of water and fresh fruits and fruit
juices. Keep the skin clean by washing it quite often,
4-5 times in a day with plain water.
Blackheads can be extracted but it is a professional
job. Never pick at them, or try to remove them yourself
that will damage the skin tissue and cause the skin
to get infected, resulting in an acne condition. These
can spread to the neck and chest, and even the back
and this condition is called acne vulgaris.
blackheads and whiteheads with a blackheads
extractor (Schaumberg loop extractor)
while pressing the skin gently. Warm moist towels
applied to the face for 10-15 minutes before the
treatment will be helpful for the easy removal
of black heads. Then wipe off your face with an
astringent lotion to close the pores.
simple home remedy for effective cure
for blackheads or to get rid of blackheads by using
the Black Pepper and Curd paste. Take one tablespoon
of black pepper powder and add to it enough curd to
make thick paste. Apply only on the infected area and
allow drying. Gently scrape off with you fingertips
and wash the face.
For sensitive skin do not apply the black pepper curd
paste instead make a paste of sandalwood powder with
rose water; and apply this paste on blackheads. Allow
the paste to dry and wash with plain water after 8-10
For pimples the following home remedies are
beneficial and you may choose according to the availability:
• Apply a mixture of one table spoon of groundnut
oil and honey on the effected area and wash off with
warm water after 15-20 minutes
• Apply a mixture of turmeric and neem on the
face and wash off with warm water after 15-20 minutes.
• A mixture of crushed mint leaves and oats will
reduce pimples. Apply this paste for 20 minutes and
wash it with warm water.
• Mix thick curd, turmeric and two drops of oil
and apply on the face and wash off with warm water after
• Crush garlic and take the juice and apply it
on the face daily and wash off with warm water after
• Make a paste with sandal wood and turmeric and
apply it on the face twice a day with warm water after
• Apply a paste of fried and powdered pomegranate
skin with fresh lime juice over acne, pimples, and blackhead
and wash off.
• Grind nutmeg with milk and apply on affected
area and wash it off after 15-20 minutes with lukewarm
• Mix lime juice and rose water in equal portions.
Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes
with lukewarm water. This has proven beneficial results
• Mix an equal quantity of eau-de-cologne with
boiled and cooled lemon juice. Apply the solution over
pimples. Wash off after half an hour.
• Mix 3 tbsp of honey and 1tsp of cinnamon powder
and make it a paste by. Apply this paste on the acne
before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water.
• Apply grated cucumber over the face and neck
for fifteen to twenty minutes has been found the best
tonic for your complexion. Its regular use also prevents
pimples and blackheads.
advance stage of acne a combination of local application
and oral medicines may necessitate and the doctor may
prescribe oral antibiotics and topical benzyl peroxide
applications. The combined treatment will give better
and the results will last longer. A drug, derivative
from vitamin A, isotretinoin has revolutionalised the
treatment of severe variety of acne. You should not
take vitamin A pills or multivitamins that contain vitamin
A. Also not take any antibiotics without talking to
your doctor first. This medication should be under the
strict observation of a qualified medical practitioner
as isotretinoin has side effects.
“Beauty is divine gift and it is our sacred duty
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