Herbal Acne Treatment

Many people suffer from acne for many reasons. Teenagers experience puberty may notice an outbreak of acne due to all the hormonal changes. Stress can also cause acne. Women are especially prone to acne when going through puberty, during pregnancy, and even later in life as they go through menopause. Acne is something many of us do not outgrow. As you age, you may still experience an outbreak of acne on your face. What can be done? An herbal acne treatment is a good way to help rid yourself of acne the natural way.

Neem has been shown in studies to effectively treat acne as well as other skin conditions such as eczema. Why is neem so effective in treating acne? It contains the fungicidal properties nimbidol and gedunin. Arctium lappa is another herbal acne treatment that is also used for eczema and psoriasis. Basil is another herbal acne treatment. The Chinese believe that basil is such a pure plant that even the soil in which it is planted can be put on your face to help cure acne. Basil is a blood purifier that kills the bacteria that causes acne, so using it will help clear up your skin.

The Indians used sandalwood bark as an herbal acne treatment. The paste, when applied to the skin, gives you an unblemished look. The natives of Australia, the Aborigines, use oleum melaleuca to help heal acne. Calendula officinalis is a natural astringent and antiseptic that is good for fighting acne as well. Oleum caryophylii is also a popular antiseptic used by the Chinese to treat acne. Melaleuca alternifolia is great for acne because it contain anti-bacterial, anti-septic, and anti-fungal properties.

If you have suffered acne and have scars from it, there are also herbal treatments available. Oleum lavandula can help heal scars left from wounds, burns, and acne. Symphytum can also help with skin regeneration.

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