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Acne or 'acne vulgaris', as it is medically termed, is a collection of pimples and pustules which erupt on the face and in some cases, over the back also. It is caused by the sebaceous glands, which are attached to each side of the hair follicle, overproducing and becoming blocked. Stress, poor diet, allergic reaction and hormonal imbalances occurring mostly during adolescence may all create the condition under which acne will erupt. This disease causes a great deal of embarrassment at an age when people tend to be sensitive about their personal appearance.
Presence of open or closed comedones.
Presence of pus-filled pustules, inflamed papules or nodules. The cyst leaves scars on erupting.
The areas chiefly affected are the forehead, cheeks, chin, temples, chest and back.
Acne Rub nutmeg (Jaiphal or Jaavitri) with raw cow milk on a stone slab to make a paste. Wash your face thoroughly with water and apply this paste on your face at bedtime. Wash off in the morning. This paste can also be applied on other affected areas at bed time and washed off in the morning. This remedy has magical effects on acne and blemishes.
Nutmeg (Jaiphal or Jaavitri). Available at any grocers' shop.
Raw cow milk
Wash your face often with mild soap or a suitable face wash and water.
Try to keep your bowel working by having fibrous fruits.
Keep your hair clean because dandruff is said to be a cause of acne.
Don't squeeze the pimple as it will make things worse and often leave a mark.
Avoid foods like meat, sugar, tea, coffee, pickles, candies, ice cream, oily and fried foods.
Apply a mixture of equal parts of lemon juice and rose water on the pimples and rinse after 15-30 minutes. It might initially sting also.
Rub a paste of salt in vinegar on the face and rinse after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
Apply a paste of sandalwood (chandan) powder with black gram (masoor) dal on the pimples and wash with cold water.
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