Thursday, July 24, 2008

Some Natural Acne Remedies

Some Natural Acne Remedies

Although the skin problem known as acne is often something that teenagers suffer from, today there are many adults as well who are suffering from this particular skin condition. But rather than using more traditional western treatments for helping to improve the condition of their skin and remove the acne more and more people are choosing to try natural acne remedies instead.

In this article we offer some different natural remedies which you may wish to try and which are unlikely to cause the kinds of side effects associated with more traditional treatments for acne. In most cases these treatments not only treat the skin condition but also what is the underlying cause for the problem.

Treatment 1 - Aloe Vera - You can either use this in gel or juice form and the reason why it is so effective is that it contains antibiotic properties. Along with actually treating the infection it can help to prevent the scarring caused by this skin problem. It is most effective when used twice each day (once in the morning and once in the evening). It should be used until such time as you see an improvement in the condition of your skin in some cases it can take as long as 6 months.

Treatment 2 - Apple Cider Vinegar - This is a natural remedy which you can easily purchase from your grocery or local health food store. In order to treat your acne you just need to apply it to your skin using a cotton ball. It contains natural cleansing properties which help to remove dirt and bacteria from the skins pores and so reduce the chances of them becoming infected. It is also great for skin which produces excess amounts of oil which can further contribute to a person suffering from acne. Plus unlike the first treatment mentioned this one acts more quickly on treating the acne.

Treatment 3 - Cucumber Juice - You should either apply this directly to the areas that are affected by the acne or you should drink it. If you are going to drink cucumber juice then you will need to drink four or five small glasses of this each day for a period of one week. The reason why this particular remedy is effective is that it contains properties which not only help to clean and purify the blood but help to improve the functions of the bodies lymphatic system.

Treatment 4 - Grapefruit Seed Extract - This particular plant extract contains very strong antimicrobial properties and so has very good disinfectant properties. To use this you need to combine it with water. Mix between 4 and 40 drops of the extract to 4 fluid ounces of water. Once mixed together you then apply the mixture directly to the affected area using a cotton ball of Q-tip between two and three times each day.

Treatment 5 - Tea Tree Oil - This has been used for many centuries now because it contains good antiseptic properties and so is perfect for helping to remove dirt and bacteria from the skin. But what strength of oil you use will depend upon how severe your acne is. Plus yes this treatment can take some time before you begin to see any results, but unlike over the counter treatments it does not cause further damage to your skin as it helps it retain moisture.

Above we have provided you with details of some natural acne remedies that you may want to consider trying. Yet if you find that none of these help then a quick search of the internet and you will find plenty more which can help to treat a very common skin condition today.

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