Blemishes : Causes, Prevention and Home Remedies

Blemishes,as in Wisegeek are marks or areas of discoloration on the skin. In some cases, acne such as whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples may also be referred to as blemishes.

Some blemishes, such as port-wine stains, are discolorations a person is born with. Other blemishes, particularly acne, are caused by clogged pores. These are often caused by toiletries and cosmetics, particularly night creams, foundations, and moisturizers.

Blemishes, a nightmare for anyone who cares enough about their skin, can happen to anyone and could occur anywhere on the body. Nobody likes having blemishes, especially on the parts of the skin where they can be visible.

There are several remedies that can be used for lightening blemishes. With time and regular usage of these home remedies, it is possible that your blemishes may entirely go away. There are also some home remedies which can help blemishes from occurring on your skin.

. Rub a lemon peel on the skin with a little sugar on it or without the sugar. After rubbing it leave it on the skin for at least 10 minutes. If you practice this regularly you can reduce the acne and pimple marks finely.

. Take two spoonful of gram flour, add a pinch of turmeric to it as turmeric have some agents in it which reduces the marks, few drops of lemon juice and make a paste with a spoonful of curd. Apply this pack on the face regularly and you will notice drastic changes in your skin.

. Grate potatoes, wrap them in a cloth and take out the juice. Mix few drops of lemon juice and honey to it and apply it on the face. Wash off after 20 minutes. Potato has bleaching agents, which reduces the blemishes.

. Make a mixture of tomato juice and lemon juice. You can fill it in a bottle and keep it in the refrigerator. You can apply this mixture on your face daily with a cotton ball. It lightens the skin tone and facial hair and reduces the blemishes.

. Orange peel contains a lot of vitamin C and can be used to lighten the blemishes on the skin. Take the peel of a few oranges and dry them in the sun. Once they are dry, grind them into a fine powder. To this powder, add the juice of a lemon and a teaspoon of rosewater to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas to improve skin texture and remove the blemishes.

. A combination of honey and lemon with a pinch of turmeric to it reduces the marks and blemishes if applied on the skin regularly.

. Soak almonds in water overnight. In the morning peel them off, make a paste and add some honey and lemon juice to it. Apply this everyday on your skin for 15 minutes;then you will get a beautiful blemish free skin with a clear complexion.

. Apply some orange juice with cotton ball on the skin and leave it on for half an hour. Rinse off after few minutes. It helps in lightening the facial blemishes.

. Soak a piece of cotton in raw milk and wipe your face with it twice a day—once before going to sleep and once after waking up in the morning.

. Apply grated potato on your skin. Leave it on at least for 30 minutes. Rinse off with water after 30 minutes. Try this at least once a week to reduce the marks.

. Honey added in milk powder helps in reducing the blemishes if applied on the skin.

. Rub a papaya peel and banana peel on the skin and leave it for at least 15 minutes. It reduces the blemishes from the skin.

. A paste of neem leaves or boiled neem leaves water if applied on the skin reduces the blemishes.

. Apply sandalwood paste on skin made with rose water. It even soothes the acne, pimples and boils from the skin.

. Drink lots of fluids throughout the day and take in lots of vitamin C and E. Both of these help improve the texture of the skin and make your skin more radiant and healthy from the inside.

. Follow a healthy skin care regime. Cleanse your skin twice a day, and immediately after cleansing use a balancing toner and a moisturizer which is suited to your skin.