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Beauty Tips for Skin Care: Acne Versus Pimples

  By Trina Remedios  posted Jul 16th 2013 at 7:00AM IN | Avg Rating
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Acne Pimples

What is Acne?

‘Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of the hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.’ As mentioned in Medical News/Acne

What are the causes of Acne:

Increase in levels of androgen can cause acne. When the levels of androgen spikes the oil gland grows under the skin. The cellular walls break down with excess sebum, resulting in bacteria growth.

ALSO READ: What are the Causes of Adult Acne?

Acne Treatments:


  1. Avoid oil-based cosmetics or completely avoid cosmetics to reduce acne.
  2. Follow a balanced diet to reduce the inflammation of the skin - chew your food properly, and avoid oily, spicy and pungent food.
  3. Drink a lot of liquids.

Ayurvedic treatments for Acne:

Apply a mixture of haridra/haldi – turmeric, chandana – sandalwood and water. Keep the paste on your face till it dries and wash it with warm water.

ALSO READ: Home Remedies for Acne

Acne Prevention:

  • Wash your face and keep it clean
  • Do not touch your face
  • Avoid the use of cosmetics
  • Hair products too can affect your skin–watch what you apply to your hair.
  • Buy an acne cream 

What are Pimples?

‘A pimple, zit or spot is a kind of acne, and one of the many results of excess oil getting trapped in the pores.’ As mentioned in Wikipedia/Pimples

What are the causes of Pimples?

Dead cells block the pores of the skin, and pore blockages are one for the causes of pimples. Excess sebum ignites the production of pimples on the skin. Pimples and acne are also based on genetics.

Pimple Treatments:

  1. Do not pop pimples
  2. Wash your face
  3. Balanced diet

Ayurvedic treatments for Pimples:

Apply facial masks to fight pimples. Take equal quantities of cucumber pulp, oatmeal powder and yoghurt. Apply this fine paste for 30 minutes and wash it with cold water.

Pimple Prevention:

  • Keep your hands clean too
  • Wear loose clothes if you have outburst on your back or chest.
  • Prevent overexposure of the sun to prevent pimples.

ALSO READ: 20 Home Remedies for All Your Skin Problems

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