4 Common Skin Issues and Their Home Remedies

Do you wish to have skin that is free of wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars? Some skin needs more care than the others as every skin is different. Though it is hard to reverse the skin damage completely, it is not impossible.

There are a lot of treatments available such as acne scar treatment, pigmentation treatment that you can opt for to reverse the skin damage. If you want to avoid going for expensive treatment, you can focus more on preventing skin damage. Below are home remedies for 5 most common skin issues

4 Common Skin Issues and Their Home Remedies


Pigmentation is the uneven colorization of the skin. Pigmentation is caused due to a lot of reasons such as hormonal, genetics, lifestyle, etc. Common places of pigmentation on the face are near the mouth and chin. If you are suffering from pigmentation, you can apply honey mixed with a few drops of lemon.

Apply this every once in two days for 15 minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water. Doing this regularly decreases pigmentation in 2 weeks. Make sure you add only a few drops of lemon. Lemon might irritate your skin so ensure you do not apply it directly.

Sun Tan

Tan is the darkening of the skin due to the sun’s exposure. Uneven tanning happens when one part of your skin is exposed to the sun. Tanning can make your skin look dull and a simple remedy to prevent tanning is to wear sunscreen and cover your face when exposed to the sun with a scarf or a hat.

There are a lot of effective home remedies for the reversal of tan. One of the common home remedies is tomato. Applying tomato juice on your skin for 15 minutes can work wonders for tanned skin. You can do this thrice a week.

You can also mix tomato with honey and besan to make it a face pack for your skin. Vitamin C present in tomatoes helps in controlling melanin production and it adds glow to your skin.

Acne Scars

Acne often tends to leave stubborn scars on his skin. Some scars are just pigmentation that will go away with time but some leave a permanent mark on the skin. Acne scars leave tiny debris leading to textured skin. Textured skin is hard to treat from home remedies. You can opt-in for acne scar treatment and skin peeling to reverse the damage.

If you are worrying about pigmentation and scars, you can treat it the same way you treat pigmentation. 

Apply honey on the spots. Wear sunscreen before you step out in the sun to prevent the scars from darkening more.

Pimples and Acne

Everyone dreads pimples and acne. Pimples have a mind of their own and no one can predict how long they are going to stay and how big a mark they are going to leave on the skin. Pimples and acne occur due to excess sebum production and clogging of pores. When dirt along with dead skin cells clogs in pores they form a pimple.

A lot of factors contribute to breaking out. Lifestyle habits, diet, hormonal changes, and environment are all contributing factors to pimples and acne. Pimples usually take a week to go away spending on their size. Pinching and popping a pimple leaves a scar and is not advisable.

There are a few ways you can accelerate the healing process. Wash your face often to cleanse off excess oil in the skin. Spot treatments can help in healing pimples without disturbing the skin.

Apply 2-3 drops of tea tree oil on your pimple and leave it overnight. You can also apply tea tree oil mixed with turmeric and leave it for an hour.

If you feel home remedies are not helping, you can schedule a visit with a dermatologist. They will analyze the issue and start a treatment that is suited for your skin.

Having healthy skin is dependent on a lot of factors. Like mentioned before, every skin is unique and requires unique attention. Keeping your skin healthy is a commitment that one must stick to, to see results. Apart from the external remedies, your diet and lifestyle habits have a great impact on your skin too.

Have a balanced diet and increase intake of fruits and vegetables, incorporate nuts, and leafy vegetables to your diet. Drink at least 8 cups of water every day. Water helps in flushing out the toxins from the body. Exercise helps in blood flow and this helps in having good skin.

Author: Ester Adams