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What are the ingredients to look for in an all natural acne cream?

Updated on September 10, 2016
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Acne creams have many chemical ingredients that may be harsh on your skin and cause further irritation. To be on the safe side, you can choose to use an all natural acne cream. Natural ingredients are the best for your skin. Choose to use an all natural acne cream that will be very skin friendly and gentle on your skin.

Selecting an all natural acne cream is easy as long as you know what to look for in an all natural acne cream. “All natural” creams draw upon nature’s resources and incorporate their goodness into the cream. This makes the cream safe and effective naturally.

Remember a natural acne cream - should not have any chemicals, any artificial fragrances, should have an organic certification

Aloe vera
Aloe vera | Source

What are the natural ingredients to look for in an acne cream?

Aloe vera is very effective in the treatment of acne. Aloe vera gel moisturizes and soothes the skin. It has antibacterial properties that help kill germs that can further aggravate the acne condition. Aloe vera also reduces the amount of oil that is produced by the oil glands. This helps to a great extent in clearing the acne.

Turmeric
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Turmeric has great antiseptic properties that deep cleanses the pores and eliminates harmful bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation and swelling. Another very important property of turmeric is that it helps to soothe the skin and reduce any pain caused by acne.

Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel | Source

Witch Hazel is a herb that helps to clear acne. The barks, twigs and leaves of witch hazel are rich in tannins. This gives the witch hazel plant astringent like properties. Astringents kill germs, tightens skin, reduces the size of pores and removes excess oil – all these properties help greatly to clear acne.

Chamomile
Chamomile | Source

Chamomile has a number of wonderful properties that help to clear acne. Chamomile cleanses the skin, kills bacterial infections, heals scars and reduces the intensity of red patches. It also dries up any pus in the pores of the skin due to acne.

Tea Tree
Tea Tree | Source

Tea tree oil kills Propionibacterium acnes that are involved in the development of acne. It also dissolves the oil secreted by the oil glands that help to prevent the clogging up of the oil glands which can lead to the formation of acne.

In addition, to the above-mentioned properties Tea tree oil has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties that also help to effectively kill any infection and help to heal acne wounds on the skin.

Shea Butter also known as karite butter is made from the nuts of Karite tree. Shea butter helps to heal and erase acne scars from the skin.This butter has antimicrobial properties, clears any infection and is non-comedogenic (does not block the pores).

Lavender
Lavender | Source

Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help to kill germs and also prevent further breakouts on the skin. It provides relief from pain caused due to acne.


Strawberries are a good source of salicylic acid that deep cleanses the skin. It helps to exfoliate the dead skin cells and unclog the pores. It also has a soothing effect on the skin. It strengthens and nourishes the skin and helps to erase scars from the skin.

Natural Clay helps to clear acne by drawing out and absorbing the impurities from the skin. It acts like blotting paper that absorbs excess oil and impurities from the skin. This helps to clear acne.

Selecting an all natural acne cream is the best thing you can do for your skin.

References

botanics.org

acne.org

livestrong.com

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very informative hub here as to the treatment of acne. I love using Aloe Vera, and all of the other natural remedies sound fabulous. Chamomile sounds great for those who suffer with Rosecia. I love Shea Butter. Thanks for all the others, as I was unaware of a lot of their great healing properties. Excellent hub. Voted up, awesome, interesting and useful.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good info here! I was not aware of witch hazel...thank you for the tips and I'm passing them on.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Faith Reaper nature has a great healing properties. Thank you .

      billybuc nature has so many wonderful sources of natural cure. Thank you .

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Vellur, I always keep witch hazel in my cupboard, its great for bruises, which I do tend to get quite a lot with my asthma inhaler, they say its because of the chemicals, so I totally understand why its good for skin care and especially acne, voted up! nell

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I always love to hear about natural remedies. I see there many good ones used for other ailments as well. Tea tree oil and shea butter I use regularly and they do work well. I didn't know about the strawberries, interesting. Voted way up!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Nell Rose witch hazel is great to have around. Wishing you all good health, take care. Thank you.

      teaches12345 am sure there are many more undiscovered wonders of nature!! Tea Tree oil and Shea butter are great. Thank you for stopping by and your precious vote.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thanks for the useful tips and info!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      unknown spy thank you, natural cure is the best.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Witch hazel is the one I have always kept and used too. All are great natural remedies. Great info for good skin.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent hub. Yes, natural remedies are always best, especially on one's skin. As I have found others just irriate your skin, as you have indicated here. I was never one to have acne terribly, except when I was very young and worked in a restaurant with just all the grease and smoke in the air back then, I guess, was terrible for one's skin.

      Voted up, etc.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Jackie Lynnley Witch Hazel is great to keep at home, handy, Thank you for stopping by.

      Faith Reaper as you say natural remedies are the best for our skin.I guess acne clears up as teens grow. Thank you.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      These are great natural remedies. Thanks for this very informative hub. I´ll pass it on to my cousin who always have to fight against acne. Voted up and shared.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Thelma Alberts thank you and I hope your cousin gets better soon. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Vellur,

      very important to use natual acne cream

      less chemicals in it and more effective in treatng your acne

      nice hub

      Voted up

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      torrilynn thank you and yes as you say natural ways are the best. Thanks for the vote too.

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