Herbal Remedies for Acne

May 1, 2013By

Aloe Soap for AcneHerbal remedies have been used for centuries; in fact, the uses of these herbs have been recorded as early as ancient times. So what happened? Well, the truth really is that people started to become used to the easier, faster, and convenient methods, such as acne treatments, facial scrubs and different tools like that. The truth is, the treatments of ancient times never stopped working, they just stopped being used. As time went on, people started using less and less OTC medications and have started going back to holistic treatments. Why would they do that? The answer is simple. Holistic is natural and organic and don’t contain invasive chemicals that can potentially hurt your skin rather than help it.

When it comes to natural ingredients, two in particular come to mind instantly; green tea and aloe. These are both from separate parts of the globe but equally impressive in their own right. Aloe is a tropical environment plant, while green tea has been used by the Chinese culture for 4 millennia. Aloe’s properties are used to penetrate the skin and provide moisture while green tea works from the inside out inside beverages. These two herbs are some of the most popular herbs for treating acne.

Another lesser known acne treatment is burdock. The root of the burdock has extensive healing qualities and has been proven to be a very effective acne treatment. While burdock is native to Europe and Northern Asia, it can be found in most health stores.

Another common plant used to treat acne is lavender. The scent can be found in candles, potpourri, incense, and anything else that can create a smell. It also has huge medical benefits to it, such as the oil inside. The oil itself is a fabulous preventative acne treatment. Along with the prevention of acne, healing starts with skin regeneration. The lavender oil helps stimulate cell growth and reproduction.

Lastly there is red clover. This little beauty is not only a pretty little flower, it also has large roots, in history that is. This plant has been used by herbalists for centuries. The property the red clover has is a very effective treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Now let’s be realistic here; acne is nothing to play around with. In fact, what you think is acne could be something different. There isn’t anything wrong with getting a diagnosis from a dermatologist. Let them tell you what the problem is so you can address the right cause instead of fixing the symptoms of the wrong one.

Natural, organic, or homeopathic remedies may not be the fastest method, but are certainly the safest for your body as a whole. Sure, the FDA approves of all the drugs you use on your skin for the most part. They do the tests and they run clinical trials and so on But let’s face it, nature is nature and no drug can compare to it. People from ancient times had these herbal acne remedies and healers from the beginning of time and they worked.  If they worked then, chances are they will work now.

 

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