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Effective natural acne treatments

Updated on August 24, 2012

Treat your acne safely and naturally

Acne is a curse that many people have to live with, it can be an unsightly embarrassment but it is treatable and can only then be a minor inconvenience if you look for the symptoms and are pro active with your treatment.

Keeping your skin clean at all times will help you to keep your skin at its best, but acne can sometimes be unavoidable as it is caused by changes in hormones in the body.

Here are some natural acne treatments that work

Tea Tree Oil contains Benzoyl peroxide which is one of the three main chemicals used to treat Acne, this is in its natural form it is known to have anti bacterial, anti fungal, antiviral and antiseptic properties. Add a few drops to a wet piece of cotton wool and then apply it to the acne for a few seconds, this will help to reduce inflammation and will also prevent bacteria spreading. It can also cause allergic reactions, if you are prone to dermatitius or rosacea this treatment might worsen your symptoms.

Drink Plenty of water, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, Keep your skin hydrated, it will also help to flush out the toxins in your body that can affect your skin.

Eat plenty of fruit daily. Fruit is full of antioxidants and will aid in flushing out toxins, it will also promote a healthy complexion.

Aloe Vera can also be used to reduced swelling and redness, it will also help promote healthy skin and you may want to introduce it into your daily skincare routine.

Take Vitamin A and Vitamin E which will also help promote healthy skin, you can also use capsules, by opening them and spreading the gel onto the infected or inflamed skin to help promote healing, it will also help with healing any potential scar damage.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids can be found in citrus fruit, it will help remove dead skin cells and also improve the appearance of scarring.

Take Zinc Supplements, it will assist in the healing process and is known to reduce inflamation.

Eat healthily and exercise. The healthier you are the easier it will be to combat acne.

Acne Treatment - Natural Cure


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      TeachableMoments 5 years ago from California

      Thanks for such a useful hub. I've suffered from acne most of my adult life. Drinking lots of water really does work. Whenever I forget to drink tons of water my face instantly becomes dry and irritated. This leads to acne. Also, I noticed when I take vitamin c my skin looks healthier. I've never tried tea tree oil, but I think I'll give it a try. I love using natural products. Thanks again.