Treating the acne problem can be quite a
challenge because of its reoccurring possibilities.
However some advocate the use of certain
herbs for better control or eradication of the
The following are just some common suggestions of herbs
used to treat acne in varying degrees.
· Tea tree oil – this treatment causes drying and stinging
after effects. Also some redness is possible.
· Aloe gel – has antibacterial properties which help to kill of the
germs or also stop them from contaminating other
parts of the skin
· Rose water – is applied to give relief to the itching and pain
· Walnut leaf – can be used as an astringent face wash.
· Burdock root and dandelion – both these herbs contain insulin
which can improve the skin condition and remove the bacteria.
· Golden-seal – helps to stop the acne from secreting any puss of
other undesirable liquids.
· Calendula – promotes the healing of the tissues at a more rapid
pace. It also helps to heal the scars left to some
level of smoothness.
It is highly recommended that the acne condition be treated
internally as well as externally. Both these areas are intertwined and
treating one without the other may not produce the desired results.
B vitamins and zinc supplementation can also help.
When the desired results are forthcoming the conditions may end up
becoming worse because now the added factor of
depression and stress is added.
Acne responds to a combination of herbs used both for internal as
well as external use. This combination is important to achieve long
Ideally the herbs used for topical purposes might include tea tree oil,
lavender, and calendula, while those used internally should be milk
thistle and dandelion.
Don't over wash your face
Don't use heavy cosmetics
Avoid touching your face
Homemade acne mask
Apple cider vinegar, green tea, honey, thicken with sugar and smear all over face,
massage in then rinse off.
Sour cream or plain non fat yogurt, honey. Smear all over face let sit for 10 min. wash off.
For me, I use honey marvelous stuff! (and watch my carbs)