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Sep 5, 2009

Handling Skin Blemishes Naturally


Anyone can develop adult skin blemishes which are often characterized by skin discoloration or dark spots. Sometimes know as hyper pigmentation they are a result of acne white heads, blackheads, or just plain old pimples that most acne sufferers are accustomed to. Benign moles are often considered blemishes if they appear in prominent or awkward locations or if they look unattractive. Then there are skin blemishes which occur naturally at birth, and are referred to as port-wine stains. Blemishes caused by skin acne are more common and rear their ugly head when the pore becomes clogged with your natural body oil and infected with bacteria. This infection ultimately leads to the formation of while heads or blackheads. To make matters worse, the improper treatment of these acne lesions, such as picking or squeezing leads to the formation of scares or minor blemishes. Skin blemishes can be caused by a number of factors such the use of certain types of cosmetic and toiletries, pollution, stress and hormonal changes.



Here are some ways you can tackle skin blemishes:




  1. One of the most useful and obvious tips is to wash your face two to three times a day with a mild soap.



  1. Eat a good diet which is low on saturated fats and sugars and high in fresh fruits and vegetables; avoid too much coffee or sugary drinks and drinks and drink enough water.



  1. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because it kills bacteria.



  1. Lightening get of Aloe Vera helps to get rid of skin hyper pigmentation and gives your skin a more even glowing tone.



  1. The simple remedy to prevent blemishes from forming is to squeeze 10 to 15 drops of lemon juice onto cotton ball and applying it to the affected area for about 10 minutes. The lemon juice will help neutralize the pH balance in the skin and prevent the blemish from forming.



  1. Natural, alterative herbs tend to be quite gentle in their effect, so they are best used as a long term treatment. Results won’t be sudden, but they will improve the general health of your body. English Marigold (Calendula Officinalis), Soapwort, Oil of Lavender (Oleum Lavandula) and Rose are recommended in many forms to avoid skin blemishes and to improve complexion.

By Dr. Aftab Saeed


The write is Research Professor, HIASR, Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, Karachi.

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