If you’re among the many millions of sufferers who are looking for a natural cure for acne then you need to bear a few things in mind.
You see, officially there’s no actual cure for acne, but instead, a variety of treatments exist that will alleviate the acne and make your skin better. The following are a number of natural treatments that have proven effective for me and some of my friends and colleagues.
Oh, and one more thing you must consider before applying any of these natural methods:
The way you treat your acne depends on the cause of it. If you apply a treatment for one kind of acne and it’s not that kind of acne, then you may actually make your skin condition worse. So bear in mind what’s causing your acne. If you’re not sure, see a dermatologist who understands the way your skin works.
For example, if your condition is caused by make-up and cosmetics, then choosing non-comedogenic cosmetics (ones that don’t produce acne) can help. This kind of cosmetic doesn’t block the pores of the skin, allowing your skin to be ‘aired’.
In terms of a natural ‘cure’ for acne, try the following:
Tea Tree Oil
According a study published in The Medical Journal of Australia back in October 1990, using a water solution containing 5% tea tree oil can heal acne almost as effectively as benzoyl peroxide (which is often used in many acne products). So, seek out tea tree oil liquid, tea tree soap and/or tea tree facewash. If using tea tree liquid or oil, ensure that you dilute it before application.
This brilliant vitamin can often be found in retinoids, which are prescription topical acne solutions. According to The American Academy of Dermatology, vitamin A is vital to the health of not just the skin, but also the eyes. As a result, the AAD recommends a daily dose of vitamin A. In terms of natural sources, it can be found in fish oils.
Please Note: If you’re pregnant, breast-feeding or under any kind of medical supervision, please consult your doctor before taking any supplements.
This handy little vitamin is a very good one for combating stress in your body and mind, one of the key causes of acne.
The University of Maryland Medical Center in the USA says that B1 is considered an anti-stress supplement as it helps to keep your immune system strong and healthy.
The nourishment and respiration (breathing) of each cell in your body is vitally important for your health as a whole. Taking anti-oxidants like vitamin E keeps your skin healthy by keeping your cells healthy. You can find it in sunflower seeds and almonds, or alternatively as a supplement.
The British Journal of Dermatology found zinc to be as effective as oral tetracycline (an antibiotic) in treating acne in a study back in 1977.
The zinc helps to regulate the level of oil in your skin. Many nuts are rich in zinc, as are pumpkin seeds. Failing that, you can take it as a supplement.
So, there you have it, another post to help you find a natural cure for acne (or rather, a natural treatment for your acne).
As always, if you found this information helpful, please leave a comment below and let me know which ways you’ve used yourself to cure acne.
‘Til next time!