8 Traitments To Cure Your Acne Naturally.
In a world where quick fixes come in the form of pills and chemical, it may be surprising to know that there are effective holistic treatments for acne. In addition, holistic medicine has the ability to heal the body for long periods of time instead of acting like a bandaid and simply covering up the problem.
If you choose to use natural treatments, it is important to note that, using raw and organic products will deliver the best results. Read on for eight natural treatments for acne that can be used as a substitute for chemical based products.
1- Raw Honey
Raw honey can be used as a mild cleanser because it is a contains natural anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties. Simply take a couple of teaspoons of the raw honey, with moistened fingertips, and apply to your dry face. It is important to note that raw honey will not cure your severe acne by itself and works best when used with other natural treatments.
2- Apple Cider Vinegar
This natural treatment first became popular when Hillary Duff and Scarlett Johansson made it known that they used apple cider vinegar (ACV) as acne medicine. ACV has many benefits which include:
1. Balances the pH level of your skin naturally
2. Contains powerful anti-bacterial properties
3. Gradually minimizes cysts, pimples, and zits
4. Helps your skin breathe properly by cleaning and closing pores
ACV can be used as a toner to help treat acne. In order to do so, you must dilute the ACV with water (1/2 water 1/2 ACV) and apply it to your problem areas. It can also be used as a cleansing wash by simply leaving on your face for 10-20 minutes. In addition, you can drink ACV to improve digestion and balance your stomach’s pH.
3- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a great acne treatment because it naturally comes in gel-like form and has many healing properties. It can be used as a face mask, moisturizer, and spot treatment for decreasing the redness and swelling associated with acne and relieving the pain of irritated cysts.
4- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has the ability to absorb excess oil, natural antibacterial properties, and has been shown to be just as effective as benzoyl peroxide when used to treat moderate acne. Simply apply the tea tree oil to the problem area, 1-3 times a day, to achieve beautiful skin.
Lemons are a good solution for acne because of their natural disinfectant properties. In addition, they also help with the gradual fading of acne scars. To use lemon for your acne and/or scars, apply it to your problems areas for 10-20 minutes and simply rinse it off.
6- Natural Oils
Many people who have acne believe that they should avoid moisturizing their skin. Few know that natural oils actually work to nourish the skin without irritating it. Some of the best choices for skin that is prone to acne include:
Hemp seed oil
Out of all the oils listed above, jojoba is the most effective for treating acne because it decreases sebum production. No matter which of the above oils you choose to utilize, make sure it is cold pressed, organic, and unrefined.
7- Super foods and Herbal supplements
Acne is usually the result of an unbalanced body environment which can be brought on by digestive issues, hormonal changes, and/or toxicity within the body. Thankfully, super foods and herbal supplements can be used to help the body heal itself. If your acne problem is hormonal, consider using maca root to help treat it. Alternatively, if your problem stems from a digestive issue, both wheatgrass and spirulina have been shown to remove toxicity from the body and help with digestion.
8- Healthy Living
Most people who enjoy healthy lifestyles have beautiful, glowing skin. Simply exercising on a regular basis and eating healthy foods will do wonders for your skin and your overall health.Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. Speak to your doctor before making any drastic changes to your lifestyle.