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Herbs to Look for in a Natural Acne Cream

Updated on March 9, 2019
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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.

Aloe vera
Aloe vera | Source

1. Aloe vera

The antibacterial properties of aloe vera help to kill acne-causing bacteria and prevent the bacteria from further infecting and aggravating the already existing acne condition.

The astringent property of aloe vera helps to remove dirt and excess of oil secretions from the skin thereby preventing a breakout. This herb helps to subside itching and soothes the skin due to the presence of magnesium lactate.

Aloe vera slowly erases scars by promoting the growth of new skin cells. The cells of Aloe vera contain salicylic acid that helps to unclog pores and restores the pH balance of the skin. Unclogging of pores prevents the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.

Aloe vera has antioxidants that fight against free radicals and prevent cellular damage to the skin cells.

Turmeric
Turmeric | Source

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is a herbaceous plant belonging to the ginger family Zingiberaceae. This plant is well-known for its antiseptic properties that deep cleanses the pores and eliminates harmful bacteria. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to cure acne, heal and soothe the skin.

Turmeric is a strong antioxidant that helps to fight damage caused by free radicals and helps to fight acne-causing bacteria.

Turmeric powder is obtained from the underground stem of the turmeric plant. Applying turmeric on the areas affected by acne helps to treat this condition.

Witch Hazel
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3. Witch Hazel

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 bacteria, tightens skin, reduces the size of pores and removes excess oil – all these properties help greatly to clear acne.

Chamomile Herb
Chamomile Herb | Source

4. Chamomile

The Chamomile herb 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

5. Tea Tree

Then Tea Tree plant helps to kill the acne causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. It prevents the onset of acne by dissolving the excess oil secreted by the oil glands present in the skin and by preventing the clogging of pores.

Tea tree oil has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties that help to effectively kill any infection and prevent further breakouts.

Lavender
Lavender | Source

6. Lavender

Lavender oil has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. The antibacterial property helps to kill bacteria that causes acne and the antioxidant property of lavender oil protects the skin from free radicals that can damage the skin.

Lavender oil soothes the skin and helps to heal scars caused by acne.

Look for herbs that help to treat acne when selecting an all natural acne cream.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740760/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740760/

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Nithya Venkat

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    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      7 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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      torrilynn 

      7 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

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      7 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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      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      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.

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      7 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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      Faith Reaper 

      7 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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      Jackie Lynnley 

      7 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.

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      unknown spy thank you, natural cure is the best.

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      Life Under Construction 

      7 years ago from Neverland

      thanks for the useful tips and info!

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      7 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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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 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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      Nell Rose 

      7 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

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      7 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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      Bill Holland 

      7 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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      Faith Reaper 

      7 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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