Are there any natural acne treatments that actually work?
Actually, there are a few that I’ve recommended over the years that have really worked for my patients and help in reducing acne, inflammation and breakouts.
One natural acne treatment that I really love is Tea Tree oil.
Tea Tree Oil is oil that is derived from the Melaleuca plant and has a vast variety of health benefits. Studies suggest that gels containing 5% Tea Tree oil are more effective than or as effective as lotions containing 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. It takes a little longer to see the benefits, but you will be rewarded with less drying out of your skin.
Glycolic acid is also an effective one.
It’s a natural acid found in sugar cane, also found in pineapples, and is in a lot of supplements. When applied to your skin, glycolic acid removes dead skin cells, unclogs your pores, improves the appearance of acne scars, and reduces wrinkles.
Apply a honey mask to your face once a week.
Honey has anti-bacterial properties, so it’s great for disinfecting and healing blemishes. Honey is also good for people with sensitive skin.
Zinc supplements offer another good treatment.
Zinc is great for acne, wound healing and reducing inflammation. Zinc works both internally and for on-the-spot topical applications. I recommend taking a zinc tablet and smashing it up. Moisten your finger, dip it into the zinc powder, and apply right on the affected area. It works like magic.
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