The Basic Four Herbs for Acne

On December 8, 2010, in Acne Remedies, by Kelly Shaw

There are so many remedies you can take in an attempt to get rid of acne. Many people try pharmaceutical products but they tend to carry some side effects that most of us do not want to deal with. It is always a great option to try and cure something natural first so that you don’t have to deal with too many side effects. There are several different herbs that can be taken which will help to clear up your skin and possibly get rid of your blemishes altogether.

The herbal remedies mentioned below are used for many health issues including acne. There are several herbs that are described as being aromatic this is due to their high levels of essential oils, it makes them very potent when used both internally and topically. If you are suffering with acne or with problem skin, here are three different herbs that you can take which will help to get your body back into balance and to clear up your skin naturally.

Basil – Commonly used as a culinary herb particularly in italian food. This Herb has been used for a variety of different reasons but most importantly, it kills bacteria which may be at the root of your acne problems. Not only that, it helps to clean the blood and detox the body, removing excess impurities that may have otherwise made their way to the skin. Basil tea is great tasting and has been taken for many years in order to solve problems like this.

Sandalwood – This herb comes from the bark of the Sandalwood tree and is a very popular essential oil. By spreading this substance onto your skin or just using it as a spot treatment, you will be gaining the healing properties of the sandalwood and it will give the skin a healthy glow without drying it out.

Lavender – Along with being a great smelling herb, it also helps to reduce inflammation and has some antiseptic properties which can go a long way to healing your skin. If you love the smell of lavender, you should try using this on your acne as well. Great as a topical spot treatment or even by using some of the dried herb mixed in with a clay mask and left on the skin for 10-20 minutes.

Tea Tree – Most probably one of the popular herbs that works for acne and it does an excellent job mainly due to its anti-bacterial properties along with the fact that it is antiseptic in nature. Make sure you dilute this oil before applying it directly to your skin to avoid drying out the skin too much.

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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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