Acne or pimple is a common problem affecting men and especially women of all age groups. Acne is formed when pores of the skin gets clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Hence oily skin is more prone to acne when compared to normal and dry skin. Acne mostly appears in areas that contain the oil glands like forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, back and trunk. Acne is most common among adolescents in the age group 15 to 30 and generally disappears after 30yrs of age.
There are different kinds of acne like white heads, black heads, cystic acne and pimples. The hair follicles that are clogged with oil and look white in color are called white heads, while black heads contain oil and also skin cells that are tightly packed. The pus-filled acne which appears red in color is called pimple. Cystic acne is a bit more severe and is formed when a pimple gets broken under the skin than in the surface.
Several home remedies have been tried and tested for acne over the years. Ayurvedic experts recommend a natural home remedy kit for treating acne, which is a very simple process that could be tried at home and does not leave any scars. The kit has natural herbs as its ingredients and is available in the form of gel and cleansers. One such herb used in the kit is Aloe vera, which is excellent in treating acne and pimples because of its superb restorative and antioxidant properties. When the aloe vera gel is applied mixing with essential oils, it not only heals acne, but also moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin in addition to preventing eruption of new acnes. It is also the best remedy for scars.