Health advice on use of orange peel paste for acne

for long should you keep the orange peel paste on your acne?

Is there any way of clearing acne naturally?

One of the best ways to clear acne naturally is to regularly apply a face pack of blackberry, strawberry or raspberry leaves. This can be prepared by boiling 50 grams of either one of these leaves with 1.5 liters of water for a minimum of 3 minutes. This home remedy not only helps in clearing out existing acne but also prevents reoccurrence of acne in the future. A paste of oatmeal and fresh yogurt is one of the best home treatments to get rid of acne naturally. This mixture should be applied on the face and left to dry and then rinsed off with warm water to effectively treat acne problems. Similarly aloe vera juice or gel can also be regularly applied on the face to get rid of acne and pimples. Dermatologists very often recommend using aloe vera containing soaps and lotions for the treatment of acne and other skin problems. To clear acne naturally you can also apply a mixture of cinnamon powder and honey on the face overnight and wash it off in the morning. A small quantity of gram flour can be combined with un-pasteurized milk and used as a daily face wash while suffering from excessive acne breakouts.

answered by M W

Are there any diets or foods that can help in treating acne?

Acne is a common condition that can not only curse your teenage years but be a burden even into adulthood. While there is a common belief that acne is the result of excessive intake of chocolates and other heavy sugar foods, this is majorly untrue. In fact, acne is the result of some obstruction developing in the pores in the skin that allow the natural oils produced by the sebaceous glands to reach the upper layers of the skin and protect it.

There are a number of foods to avoid acne as the condition could be the result of your internal chemical balance. The anti inflammatory chemical known as catechins is abundantly found in organic green teas - making it a very potent treatment option when dealing with acne. You could increase your intake of walnuts as this is also highly recommended when dealing with acne due to its high omega 3 fatty acid content. Yogurt is rich in good bacteria and you could apply some yogurt to your skin every morning.  This will help keep the skin smooth as well as healthy and fresh. Make it a point to drink as much water as possible in order to ensure that the skin is well hydrated at all times.

answered by G M

Can acne be treated overnight?

Are you trying to get rid of pimples, scars or blemishes as soon as possible, in order to attend an important engagement or a business meeting? Have you been trying out different overnight treatments for acne? In case your answer to any of these questions is "Yes", you will soon realize that getting rid of acne overnight is a lot easier said than done. While many people claim that they have managed to clear acne overnight, do bear in mind that the remedies to do so do not necessarily work for everyone. Given below are some of the commonly recommended treatments that may help clear acne overnight:

  • Dab a small amount of egg whites on to the acne affected area and leave it on for as long as possible, preferably overnight. While rinsing the egg white off do not use soap, or your skin will dry out.
  • Apply a few cubes of ice directly on to your skin several times during the day, especially just before you go to bed. Ice reduces the inflammation, redness and swelling and could help clear acne overnight in some cases.
  • Slice a potato and apply the pieces on to your skin. Potato contains starch, which draws out the oil and the infection from the acne. For best results leave the potato slices on for as at least 30 to 40 minutes before you rinse your skin off with cool water.

answered by M W

After you apply orange peel paste on acne affected areas, let it dry. Orange peel has a mild astringent effect and you get a tugging (astringent) effect on your acne. You should wait at least till you get this feeling and then you can wash off the paste.

You can also let the paste remain overnight. There is no hard and fast rule how long you should keep this but at least wait till it dries and give you the astringent effect (which is approximately 15-20 mins depending how oily or dry your skin is).

answered by P P

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