Herbal treatments for Acne

Women and teenagers, in all nooks and corners of the world, are always on a look out for acne remedies and treatments, for this skin problem seems to be omnipresent. A person suffering from acne is willing to try out any kind of treatment to get rid of acne.

However, natural homemade treatments or herbal treatments are the best since they are non toxic and do not leave behind any side effects. And most types of acne, except for the severe ones, can be easily tackled with herbal options.

Here is a list of some of the most potent herbal acne treatment.
Tea tree oil:

It’s one of the most popular herbal product to fight acne, and those who have benefited from it, vouch that tea tree oil offers a more completely and a more permanent solution to the problem of acne. Tea tree is both an antifungal and an antibacterial, and that’s how it destroys the acne causing infection. Tea tree oil is quite strong and can be too harsh for your skin, if used without dilution. Ideally tea tree oil must be used at a dilution of no more than 20%, and if your skin is sensitive then it needs to be further diluted to strength less than 10%.

Licorice root:

The extract of licorice root is easily available at most herbal stores, and the extract can be used directly on the affected area to make the acne disappear. Besides its infecting killing action, its anti-inflammatory properties can help in soothing the redness and inflammation caused by acne. For best results use this herbal extract on cleansed skin at night.

Green tea:

Drink it or use its extract topically, green tea does a miraculous job in rooting out acne. Green tea contains a lot of flavanoids and antioxidants which help in reducing acne by neutralizing the free radicals, which help the acne causing bacteria to breed and flourish. Although using the extract topically is always an option, try supplementing it with drinking three to four cups of green tea a day, to wipe out acne completely.

Herbal acne treatment is certainly better than the medical treatments, but with herbal acne treatments you need to have a lot of patience as it may take more than two months for a completely acne free skin naturally.

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