Your Questions About Eczema

Ken asks…

How can I clear my acne in a week?

I have a little bit of acne around my nose and basically in my T-area on my face and I really want to clear it so it won’t get any worse. I have the Persa-Gel 10 from Clean n Clear and it only worked a little bit. Please comment and tell me as much ways that I can try to clear out my acne.

admin answers:

Hi Scarlet,you’ve got a nice name!
Try this it will help you cure your acne/pimples scars,
Here is the immediate/ fast cure for pimple is homemade,simple and natural…

1.You can use ice:Wrap ice cubes/crushed ice in a piece of cloth and put it on the affected area for few seconds…wait few minute and try it again.This will help freeze the skin pores and remove the dirt and oil in the skin.Do this repeatedly throughout the day,It does enhance blood circulation.
2.Use Fresh Lemon Juice:It’s rich with Vitamin C, Dip a clean cotton swab into a fresh lemon juice not bottled one with preservatives,apply it before going to bed…it helps to dry up pimples very fast!
3.Use Honey:This is a great healer,it has natural antibiotics that will help heal skin infection and also prevent them too. Dip a clean cotton swab into a natural/fresh honey,apply it on the affect area leave it for half an hour/apply before going to bed.Wash off with lukewarm water.
4.Use steam:yea you got it steam…when you cook,boil water.Fill a large container with the hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face,it will open the pores for the skin to breathe all the oils,dirt and bacteria will come out.
5. Tea tree oil:It is a great cure for PIMPLES,it’s a simple and natural way to cure it…it contains terpinen-4-ol a good antibacterial agent,apply tea tree oil directly to your pimple and it will cure.
6.Use Aloe vera:This is the real deal! With is anti inflammatory and antimicrobial properties it will help cure skin scars eczema/pimples/acne fast.Apply aloe vera gel on the affected area or you mix it with vitamin E oil and apply,leave it overnight and you wash off with warm water in the morning.Repeat this till it disappears.
N:B – If your pimples do relocate, The reason why pimples relocate to other places is because you do allow the pores,dirt,oils from the pimples to touch other places…and please hold on/don’t take too much oily foods.
TRY ANY OF THIS I ASSURE IT WILL WORK!
Medical help:Visit your hospital/doctor for prescription of FERROUS its a drug that will help wash/wipe the toxic from your body system/blood.

William asks…

How do you get read of scabies for good?

I need help I have been treated 4 time plus I have spent $500. on neem oil lotions and oils.

admin answers:

If you were treated ONCE with permethrin 5% cream,
if you covered yourself from neck to toes
if you left it on for 12 hours, then showered off in the morning

then you were cured the first time.

If you have done all that, and you continue to itch, then there are only two possibilities

1. You NEVER had scabies in the first place. You need to find out what the real diagnosis is.
OR

2. You may have had scabies in the first place, but by continued over treatment, now you have post-scabetic eczema. That would be treated by first STOPPING the ridiculous retreatments that will only make the eczema worse, applying potent topical steroids, perhaps using an injection of 40 mg triamcinolone to get a quick response, and using topical moisturizers until the eczema resolves.

Situation #2 two is VERY VERY common — I constantly see referrals for this problem.

What you need to know is there there is NO resistance to a SINGLE good treatment with permethrin. If you are no better after that, then is is because you have the wrong diagnosis — the assumption that ALL itching is due to scabies is obviously wrong.

I would suggest that you see either
a) local infectious disease specialist OR
b) a GOOD dermatologist – but unfortunately it is very difficult to find one, and to find one that will spend more than 30 seconds with you.

It might help you to print out my answer above, and discuss it with whatever doctor you see. I guarantee it will help.

Also note the incorrect information posted by others above. You do NOT have to treat the entire house – they only live on your clothing and your skin. Just wash clothes, bedsheets and pillow cases. Do not treat the furniture. Again, the primary assumption that you still have scabies is WRONG!

Donald asks…

Does anyone have any tips on managing psoriasis?

It’s mainly on my knees and lower legs, and I have a little on my elbows. Now that it’s summer, I’d love to wear cute dresses and shorts, but I want to clear up my psoriasis first. Any suggestions?

admin answers:

These are some natural remedies that will help manage Psoriasis..

* Peppermint Essential Oil Has Been Known to Relieve Skin Conditions Such as Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis. It Helps to Lessen the Redness of Skin and Also Prevents Irritation, Itchiness and Joint Pain (for those with Psoriatic Arthritis)! Just remember not to ever use an essential oil in its raw form on your bare skin!

* Rubbing Vitamin E Directly On the Affected Skin Will Help Moisturize and Heal the Skin. This Natural Oil Will Also Help Prevent Scarring.

* Aloe ferox, commonly referred to as bitter aloe and red aloe, grows throughout the eastern areas of South Africa. It is one of many aloe species used medicinally. Though it is not the same as its sibling species aloe ve…ra, it yields chemically identical substances and is often called by the same name.

According to the report in the International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research, “a double-blind, placebo-controlled study examined the effect of aloe extract—0.5 percent in a hydrophilic cream—for 60 psoriasis vulgaris patients, aged 18 to 50 years. The aloe cream cured 25 out of 30 patients compared with a placebo rate of 2 out of 30. The authors concluded it was a safe alternative treatment for treating psoriasis.”

* Licorice Root Contains the Compound Glycyrrhetinic Acid (GA), Which Works Similar to Hydrocortisone & Superior to Topical Cortisone In Treating Psoriasis, Eczema & Allergic Dermatitis.

* Chamomile Contains Two Compounds; Levomenol & Azulene, Which Preliminary Studies Show Act as Anti-Inflammatory Agents and Antioxidants to Repair Damaged Skin Cells Due To Psoriasis.

* Neem oil is an emollient, a substance that softens and moistens dry cracked skin. This straight away eliminates a lot of the irritation and itchiness. It moisturizes and protects, and heals any lesions or scaling.

Neem also soothes the redness and irritation directly, through the steroid like effect of some of its ingredients. Yes, neem can affect your skin similar to the way steroids do, but without all the nasty side effects.

Neem oil generally enhances skin health and the natural immunity of your skin, which is one of the biggest factors in psoriasis.

Neem oil is strongly antibacterial, and the benefit of this for psoriasis is obvious. Neem cleans up any skin infections that may have developed because of cracked broken skin (due to dryness or scratching). When used regularly (by using a neem soap, neem shampoo, or neem lotion) neem also prevents any future skin infections that may aggravate or bring back psoriasis symptoms.

Richard asks…

Can anybody give me information on food allergies?

I don’t have any allergies, but I was wondering what happens with food alergies and such, since I don’t really know anything, but my sister has a friend whose two younger siblings both have alot of allergeis.
What happens if somone eats peanut if their alergy is mild? Moderate? Severe? Very severe?
Does everybody have similar symptoms, or does it vary from person to person?
To all food allergies act similar, or do eggs usualy present different symptoms than nuts, or shellfish or fruit?
How does an epi-pen work, and in what situations do you need one?
And lets say that, hypotheticaly, a person with has an allergic reaction on a camping trip, and they use the epi-pen, but can’t get to a hospital? Will the epi pen wear off or somthing, or will the person be okay, depending on the allergy?
Thanks.

admin answers:

Food allergies

In medicine, food allergy is an immunologic response to a food protein. It is estimated that up to 2 million Americans have food allergies of one type or another [1], and the prevalence is rising [citation needed]. 6-8% of children have food allergies and 2% of adults have them [2]. The most common food allergies in adults are shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and eggs [2]. In children, they are milk, eggs, and peanuts [2].

At this time, there is no cure for food allergy. Some food allergies tend to get worse over a lifetime [citation needed], because it is almost impossible for an individual to completely avoid contact with an allergen.

Treatment consists of avoidance diets, where the allergic person avoids any and all forms of the food that they are allergic to. Food allergy is distinct from food intolerance, which is not caused by an autoimmune reaction.

Persons diagnosed with a food allergy may carry an epi pen, wear a medic alert bracelet, or develop an emergency action plan, in accordance with their doctor.

Signs and symptoms-Symptoms of food allergies include:

1) Anaphylaxis: a severe, whole-body allergic reaction that can result in death (see below)
2) Angioedema: swelling, especially of the eyelids, face, lips, and tongue
3) Eczema
4) Hives
5) Itching of the mouth, throat, eyes, skin, or any area
6) Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, or abdominal pain
7) Runny nose or nasal congestion
8) Wheezing, scratchy throat, shortness of breath, or difficulty swallowing
9)Angioedema is a skin reaction where the tissues swell. It can result in swelling/edema of the lips, skin tongue and airways (causing constriction, wheezing and difficulty breathing). It can also cause swelling of the face, eyes, hands, etc…

The symptoms of an allergic reaction can develop immediately or up to an hour after ingestion of the allergen [2].

Food allergy can lead to anaphylactic shock: A systemic reaction involving several different bodily systems including hypotension (low blood pressure) and loss of consciousness. This is a medical emergency. Allergens commonly associated with this type of reaction are peanuts, nuts, milk, egg, and seafood. [citation needed] Food anaphylaxis can also be caused by various types of fruit.[1] Latex products can induce similar reactions.

Food allergy is thought to develop more easily in patients with the atopic syndrome, a very common combination of diseases: allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, eczema and asthma. [citation needed] The syndrome has a strong inherited component; a family history of allergic diseases can be indicative of the atopic syndrome.

Another type of food allergy is called Gastrointestinal Food Hypersensitivity. [citation needed] It can be IgE or Non-IgE mediated.

In this class, IgE mediated responsese include:

Immediate GI Hypersensitivity
Oral allergy syndrome
Conditions that have been shown to have both IgE and Non-IgE causes of gastrointestinal food hypersensitity include:

Alleric eosinophilic esophagitis
Allergic eosinophilic gastritis
Allergic eosinophilic gastroenteritis
Conditions of Non-IgE gastrointestinal food hypersensitivity include:

Enterocolitis syndrome
Dietary protein proctitis
Celiac Disease

The Big Eight
The most common food allergies are [1]:

Milk allergy
Egg allergy
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Fish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Soy allergy
Wheat allergy

These are often referred to as “the big eight.” [citation needed] They account for over 90% of the food allergies in the United States of America [4] [5]. Sesame is currently the 9th most common food allergen in America according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. [citation needed] Yet virtually any food can be a food allergen. According to the website of pediatric authors Dr. Sears, berries, buckwheat, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus fruits, coconut, corn, mustard, peas, pork, seeds, sesame, sugar, tomatoes and yeast are also common allergens. The Joneja Food Allergen Scale shows the relative allergenicity of various foods.[6]

Likelihood of allergy can increase with exposure. [citation needed] For example, rice allergy is more common in Asian nations where rice forms a large part of the diet. [citation needed] The top allergens vary somewhat from country to country but milk, eggs, peanuts, treenuts, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat and sesame tend to be in the top 10 in many countries. [citation needed]

Diagnosis:

The best method for diagnosing food allergy is to be assessed by an allergist. The allergist will review the patients history and the symptoms or reactions that have been noted after food ingestion. If the allergist feels the symptoms or reactions are in keeping with a food allergy, he/she will perform allergy tests.

There are two basic types of allergy tests: Skin Prick Tests and blood tests. The skin prick is easy to do and results are available in minutes. Different allergists may use different devices for skin prick testing. Some use a “bifurcated needle” which looks like a fork with 2 prongs. Others use a “multi-test” which may look like a small board with several pins stick out of it. In these tests, a tiny amount of the suspected allergen is put onto the skin or into a testing device, and the device is placed on the skin to prick, or break through, the top layer of skin. This puts a small amount of the allergen under the skin. A hive will form at any spot where the person is allergic. This test generally yields a positive or negative result. It is good for quickly learning if a person is allergic to a particular food or not, because it detects allergic antibodies known as IgE. Skin tests cannot predict if a reaction would occur or what kind of reaction might occur if a person ingests that particular allergen. They can however confirm an allergy in light of a patient’s history of reactions to a particular food.

Blood tests, such as RAST, measure the amount of IgE antibodies, and are another useful diagnostic tool. In RAST, blood is drawn and sent to a lab for testing. Researches have been able to determine “predictive values” for certain foods. These predictive valuse can be compared to the RAST blood test results. If a persons RAST score is higher than the predictive value for that food, then there is over a 95% chance the person will have an allergic reaction (limited to rash and anaphylaxis reactions) if they ingest that food. [citation needed] Currently, predictive values are available for the following foods: milk, egg, peanut, fish, soy, and wheat.[7] Blood tests allow for hundreds of allergens to be screened from a single sample, and cover food allergies as well as inhalants. However, non-IgE mediated allergies cannot be detected by this method.

Blood testing by ELISA methodologies is the only method currently available that can measure antibodies of types IgE and IgG. IgG-type anitbodies are implicated in a wide variety of food allergy reactions including rheumatoid arthritis [8] diarrhea, and contipation, among others.

Diagnostic tools for gastrointestinal food hypersensitivity often include endoscopy, colonoscopy, and biopsy.

Important differential diagnoses are:

Lactose intolerance; this generally develops later in life but can present in young patients in severe cases. This is due to an enzyme deficiency (lactase) and not allergy. It occurs in many non-Western people.
Celiac disease; this is an autoimmune disorder triggered by specific proteins such as gliadin (present in wheat and other grains).
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); although many IBS cases might be due to food allergy, this is an important diagnosis in patients with diarrhea in whom no allergens can be identified.
C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency (hereditary angioedema); this rare disease generally causes attacks of angioedema, but can present solely with abdominal pain and occasional diarrhea.

Pathophysiology
For more details on this topic, see allergy.
Generally, introduction of allergens through the digestive tract is thought to induce immune tolerance. In individuals who are predisposed to developing allergies (atopic syndrome), the immune system produces IgE antibodies against protein epitopes on non-pathogenic substances, including dietary components. [citation needed] The IgE molecules are coated onto mast cells, which inhabit the mucosal lining of the digestive tract.

Upon ingesting an allergen, the IgE reacts with its protein epitopes and release (degranulate) a number of chemicals (including histamine), which lead to oedema of the intestinal wall, loss of fluid and altered motility. The product is diarrhea. [citation needed]

Any food allergy has the potential to cause a fatal reaction.

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Causes
The immune system’s eosinophils, once activated in a histamine reaction, will register any foreign proteins they see. One theory regarding the causes of food allergies focuses on proteins presented in the blood along with vaccines, which are designed to provoke an immune response. Flu vaccines and the Yellow Fever vaccine are still egg-based. [citation needed] As of 1994, Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine no longer uses eggs.[9] There is resistance to this theory, especially as it applies to autoimmune disease.[10]

Another theory focuses on whether an infant’s immune system is ready for complex proteins in a new food when it is first introduced.[11]

The most popular theory at this time is the Hygiene Theory. [citation needed] Researches speculate [citation needed] that in the modern, industrialized nations, such as the United States, food allergy is more common due to the lack of early exposure to dirt and germs, in part due to the over use of antibiotics and antibiotic cleansers. This theory is based partly on studies showing less allergy in third world countries. [citation needed] Research has found [citation needed] that the body, with less dirt and germs to fight off, turns on itself and attacks food proteins as if they were foreign invaders.

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Treatment
The mainstay of treatment for food allergy is avoidance of the foods that have been identified as allergens.

If the food is accidentally ingested and a systemic reaction occurs, then epinephrine (best delivered with an autoinjector of epinephrine such as an Epipen) should be used. It is possible that a second dose of epinephrine may be required for severe reactions. [citation needed] The patient should also seek medical care immediately.

At this time, there is no cure for food allergy. [citation needed] There are no allergy desensitization or allergy “shots” available for food allergy. [citation needed]

According to experts at the BA Festival of Science in Norwich, England, vaccines can be created using genetic engineering to cure allergies. If this can be done, food allergies could be eradicated in about ten years.[12]

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Statistics
For reasons that are not entirely understood, the diagnosis of food allergies has become more common in Western nations in recent times (this trend seems to apply to asthma as well). In the United States, it is believed that about 4% of the population suffers from food allergies. [citation needed] In children, this number is believed to be significantly higher. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Australian children have undiagnosed food allergies. [citation needed]

The most common food allergens include peanuts, milk, eggs, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat – these foods account for about 90% of all allergic reactions. [citation needed]

Differing views

Various medical practitioners have a differing views on food allergies. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients have been studied with regards to food allergies. Some studies have reported on the role of food allergy in IBS; only one epidemiological study on functional dyspepsia and food allergy has been published. The mechanism by which food activates mucosal immune system is uncertain, but food specific IgE and IgG4 appeared to mediate the hypersensitivity reaction in a subgroup of IBS patients. Exclusion diets based on skin prick test, RAST for IgE or IgG4, hypoallergic diet and clinical trials with oral disodium cromoglycate have been conducted, and some success has been reported in a subset of IBS patients.[13]

Studies comparing skin prick testing and ELISA blood testing have found that the results of skin prick testing correlate poorly with hypersensitivity demonstrated directly through dietary challenge. [14]

Extensive clinical experience has demonstrated significant improvement of patients with IBS whose ELISA-based food allergy testing is positive and where treatment includes a careful exclusion diet. [15]

In addition, many practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine ascribe symptoms to food allergy where other doctors do not. The causal relationships between these various conditions and food allergies have not been studied extensively enough to provide sufficient evidence to become authoritative. The interaction of histamine with the nervous system receptors has been demonstrated, but more study is needed.[16] Other immune response effects are commonly known (swelling, irritation, etc.), but their relationships to some conditions has not been extensively studied. Examples are arthritis, fatigue, headaches, and hyperactivity. Nevertheless, hypoallergenic diets reportedly can be of benefit in these conditions, indicating that the current medical views on food allergy may be too narrow. Holford and Brady (2005) suggest three levels of response; classical immediate-onset allergy (IgE), delayed-onset allergy (giving a positive response on an ELISA IgG test but rarely on an IgE skin prick test), and food intolerance (non-allergic), and claim the last two to be more common.[17] It is important to note that IgG is present in the body and is known to respond to foods. So some medical practitioners, especially allergists, state that there is no preditive value to these types of tests, despite the studies cited above.

In children:

Milk and soy allergies in children can often go undiagnosed for many months, causing much worry for parents and health risks for infants and children. Many infants with milk and soy allergies can show signs of colic, blood in the stool, reflux, rashes and other harmful medical conditions. [citation needed] These conditions are often misdiagnosed as viruses or colic.

Many children who are allergic to cow’s milk protein also show a cross sensitivity to soy-based products. [citation needed] There are infant formulas in which the milk and soy proteins are degraded so when taken by an infant, their immune system does not recognize the allergen and they can safely consume the product.

About 50% of children with allergies to milk, egg, soy, and wheat will outgrow their allergy by the age of 6. For those that don’t, and for those that are still allergic by the age of 12 or so, have less than an 8% chance of outgrowing the allergy [18].

Peanut and tree nut allergies are less likely to be outgrown, although evidence now shows [citation needed] that about 20% of those with nut allergies do eventually outgrow the allergy. In such a case, they need to consume nuts in some regular fashion to maintain the non-allergic status. [citation needed] This should be discussed with a doctor.

Charles asks…

Really bad blackheads on my nose – Proactiv or dermatologist?

I have really bad blackheads on my nose, and I’ve had them for quite a while. Does Proactiv actually work, or should I just visit a dermatologist?

admin answers:

Hi ELizabeth

Here are some real answers on skin conditions. Remedies at the bottom. Cleansing the body of toxins is the key. Especially a colon cleanse! Educate yourself on detoxifying the blood and removing excess waste in the body.

Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. – “What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products. Most of us are embarrassed by skin problems such as rashes, rosacea, boils or acne, especially in places where others can see our imperfections. The skin is the body’s first line of defense against the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat, dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone, or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily, or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide vareity of effective treatments for skin problems.”

Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. – “Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body’s overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin.”

Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Juice Fasting is the world’s most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.

Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification – Colon Cleansing is the main step. Must remove the toxins from the colon, so the toxins dont get in the blood and cause illness and disease.

Natural Cures

1. Fruits and Vegetables for Acne: Carrot & spinach, celery & watercress, grapefruit juices are all useful to combat acne.

2. Unwholesome Foods: Acne, a prevalent problem among teen-aged boys would not be possible in our society if our foods were wholesome. A most sad and disgusting sight is the pus-filled pimples due to inner toxicity — wastes trying desperately to escape through the face. This condition often turns a gentle face in the blossom of youth into a waste dump of pimples, pus and subsequent pock marks which can be prevented. The tons of acne medications and prescriptions sold annually act only on the effect of the harmful food, and not the cause of the disease, malnutrition. The traditional teenage meal, a grease burger, french fries and a milk shake or cola simply does not provide enough nourishment for anyone, let alone a boy going through puberty to adulthood. Our highly processed foods are devoid of hormones found in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Must do a colon cleanse to rid of all the toxins in the body, which eventually get into the blood and cause acne and all other diseases.

3. Cabbage: Apply a lotion of freshly prepared cabbage juice preceded, if desired, by the application of leaves. The eating of cabbage leaves or juice is also helpful.

4. Lemon Juice: Skin problems such as acne… Will often respond to a treatment of lemon juice. For blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night.

5. Black Walnut: Externally, Black Walnut is nearly a miracle worker in cases of …acne, dandruff, boils, itch, shingles, ringworm–we could go on, but you can see that you can use Black Walnut whenever a skin disorder appears! The tincture is an excellent first-aid remedy for wounds.

Best of health to you

Daniel asks…

What are fast ways to get rid of pimples?!?

Also what are some ways to cover them up.
I know of course you would put cover-up makeup on it but when i do it it looks horrible and you can totally notice that i’m trying to cover it up.

Help !

admin answers:

1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

12. Use 2-3 tsp. Dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

19. Some herbal acne home remedies…
Burdock leaf tea.
Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
Tincture of calendula flowers.
Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin’s resistance to acne.

22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller’s earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. Pimples disappear like magic without leaving a mark.

30. M

Steven asks…

What is a good home made face scrub for oily skin and or for shrinking pores?

admin answers:

Try using ST IVES APRICOT SCRUB for oily acne prone skin blackheads/blemishes this is a great deep cleaning exfoliator that gets down under the skin it will definetley help prevent future breakouts great for pores and blackheads ive had major problems with acne for almost 7 years and i have tried everything (no exaggeration) and st ives has by far worked the best for me and its only $3 cant beat that my skin has never behaved so well!!! Lol Rinse with cold water that closes pores and minimizes appearance

Also try biore pore strips they work great to get all that stuff out of pores

For a toner/astringent try lemon juice with a cotton ball once daily great for acne acne scars oily skin and pores

Make a paste of oatmeal or almond and apply it on the face.

Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on skin with fingertips especially on the affected areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water.

Prepare a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves and apply it over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This is an effective home remedy for blackheads and will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

A solution made of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is a very good home remedy for blackheads.

Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and keep it for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

Apply undiluted lemon juice, two to three times a day, on the affected areas.

Nettle Tea is another remedy, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems.

Take some Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix with fresh limejuice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

Warm a little honey and apply on the blackhead areas. Wash off after 10-15 minutes.

Fresh mint juice is also very effective home remedy for skin troubles. Apply this on the face every night for the treatment of all kinds of skin diseases such as acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

Prepare a mixture of 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage.

Apply over the face with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

Use 2-3 tsp. Dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball. This is also an effective home remedy for blackheads.

Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, etc.

Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

Prepare a mixture of corn flour with egg white and apply on face. Let it dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

A mixture of 1 tsps groundnut oil with 1 tspn fresh limejuice is also useful to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples.

A mixture of fresh limejuice and a glass of boiled milk when applied to face wash prevents the formation of acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

Large pores on face can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

For blackheads treatment prepare a mixture of equal parts of limejuice, almond oil and glycerin and apply to the face.

Beat an egg white until stiff. Add 1 tsp honey and then apply to the face with a cotton swab. Leave for 1/2 hour and then wash with warm water.

Sunshine or ultra-violet light helps in skin peeling, and so helps to clear blocked pores. So sunbathing or use of sun-beds in can be helpful.

Mix an egg white with aloe Vera gel and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Egg whites cause the pores to tighten and the aloe Vera has a soothing and anti-biotic effect on the skin. The lavender is very healing for the skin.

Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

For blackheads treatment rub ice cubes on the face for 10-15 minutes. It will tighten the pores.

Apply cucumber juice on the face. Wash it off after 15 minutes. It will tighten the pores.

Michael asks…

How do I get rid of ezcema?

I have two patches of brown spots on my shin and back. They have been there since early this year. Had tried all kinds of creams from the doctor, didn’t seem to work.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

admin answers:

You don’t 🙁 I have Eczema too. The brown spots I feel, at least from my experience, is due to the pigmentation of your skin. Me, I’m filipino, and I’m naturally supposed to be fairly tan, but I hate the sun, so I’m not, but when eczema occurs, the extra layers of skin pigmentation overlap to create a dark area. Pale people, or just whites in general typically don’t have this problem. I’ve had some spots that have lasted years, I’m talking 5+ years. Eczema itself… There is no cure, but you can try various things like diet and whatnot to trial and error and get rid of what’s causing it, because eczema is a symptom, and not really an illness/disorder in and of itself. As far as brown spots, you can either wait years, or use bleaching cream I think. There may be some laser treatments for it too. Not really sure.

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