More and more people today are turning to herbal remedies for acne.  The reason is simple, herbal acne treatment is natural in origin and treats the root cause of acne without causing any major side-effects.  Of course, most people would still prefer popping a pill for instant relief rather than going for herbal treatment, but the fact remains that instant remedies only provide temporary and symptomatic relief.

Herbal acne treatment includes powerful natural ingredients that act on the root cause of your acne and offer long-term relief while also imparting a healthy and natural glow to your skin. Here are some of the most popular herbal remedies for treating acne and pimples:

TEA TREE OIL:  Tea tree oil is known for its antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties, all of which work miraculously in healing and treating acne and other skin problems such as rashes, warts, boils etc.  Mix one part of pure tea tree oil with 5 parts of water, and apply this mixture on the affected areas using cotton wool. Regular application of diluted tea tree oil can dry up your acne quickly, control excess sebum production and prevent recurrence of acne.

OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT:  The medicinal benefits of Olive Leaf extract have been known since the ancient times, and it has been used for treating fever, common cold, and other infections. The active ingredients in Olive leaf are packed with natural antioxidants, antifungal and antibacterial properties, which explains why most herbal and cosmetic preparations contain extracts of the Olive leaf. From curing acne to removing blemishes, regular use of Olive leaf extract can help your skin in various ways.

LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT:  While mostly used for combating stomach infections, Licorice root extract works as an effective herbal acne treatment as well. The anti-inflammatory properties of Licorice can dry up acne quickly, while its calming ingredients can soothe your skin providing relief from the pain and itching associated with acne and pimples.

ALOE VERA: Aloe Vera really is nature’s miracle formula for curing a variety of skin ailments, most significantly acne and pimples. Applying Aloe Vera extract on your skin can soothe the acne-affected skin, dry up the pustules and give your skin a healthy and supple glow. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which work well for all skin infections and rashes.

GREEN TEA: Another highly efficient herbal acne treatment involves using Green Tea. It is a well-known and proven fact that green tea is rich in antioxidants and can fight off the damage caused by free radicals. Even external application of green tea bags on the acne affected areas can heal the pustules and pimples. As per recent research, green tea extract has been found to be as effective as Benzoyl peroxide, which is the main reason why it is an ingredient found in most herbal preparations for treating acne.

MINT FOR ACNE:  Crushed mint leaves are very effective in treating acne as it contains menthol which works as a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent.  Mint is also an excellent skin cleanser and helps in removing blackheads, while keeping your skin hydrated and cool.

OATMEAL: A lesser known herbal acne treatment involves using oatmeal. Applying crushed oatmeal paste on your face can work in various ways – it absorbs the excess sebum produced by the skin cells, gently exfoliates your skin and deeply cleanses your skin pores. Oatmeal also contains anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in reducing bumpiness of the skin and prevents itching associated with acne.

Acne can be a painful condition, and the best way to deal with it is using herbal acne treatments which are completely safe, natural and highly effective too. Try the above mentioned herbal remedies and enjoy an acne-free, soft and healthy skin.

Kelly Shaw Kelly Shaw (6 Posts)

Kelly Shaw ND,BHSc a naturopath interested in the treatment and prevention of acne. Experienced in a integrative approach to acne which includes diet, homeopathy and lifestyle. A regular contributor she gives her time and advice on how to managing the condition.


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