Best Natural Products to Use For Acne
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is usually in good condition, but for some Acne can be an issue making it hard to concentrate on anything else. If you have suffered from Acne then you know how frustrating it can be and have probably tried multiple ways or products to treat it.
By definition, Acne is a skin condition that happens when sebaceous glands in the skin become inflamed and / or infected. Acne usually manifests as visible red pimples, mostly on the face. Typically we associate Acne with our teen years, but in fact, Acne can occur in adults, and the treatment of chronic acne can be quite puzzling.
In our previous blog, How To Get Rid of Acne and Acne Scars, constant breakouts can be associated with various other problems. In other words, Acne may be a visible display of another issue; a separate cause that leads the skin to swell and break out. Diet, stress, the effects of stress on our hormonal balance, and hormonal changes, may be culprits that result in Acne and should be considered a part of the treatment process if so. Keeping your skin clean, moisturized and free of dead skin cell accumulation to minimize future breakouts is one way and using effective herbs, oils and products another.
3 Tips to Maximize your Acne Prevention Routine:
- Use a Gentle Daily Cleanser made without sulfates or lye (bar soap).
- Exfoliate 1-3 times a week to remove dead skin cells that can accumulate and clog pores.
- Moisturize - Using a water based moisturizer like Hyaluronic acid as well as an oil based one, like our Rejuvenating Oil Serum, to help keep the skin hydrated and protected and to balance out oil production.
Besides following good practices like these above, you can also treat breakouts and reduce future ones by keeping your liver, digestive system and skin clean and in good working order with herbal extracts and oils.
5 Popular Herbs to Treat Acne Naturally
1.) Goldenseal Root
(Hydrastis canadensis) is a powerful and popular medicinal herb, capable of treating infections; also of killing bacteria and fungus that can commonly lead to Acne. The leaves and the roots of this plant are used to treat many ailments, and it is used worldwide in the formulation of products for topical application as well as consumption as tea, extracts, capsules, lotions and serums. Goldenseal is rich in alkaloids with anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that give it medicinal power. The antimicrobial capacity is particularly effective in treating Acne.
2.) Burdock Root
(Arctium lappa)is full of antioxidants that protect the skin from free-radical damage and helps to cleanse the liver and digestive system and improve their function. It may be used as tea, extract or powder form, and is popular for clearing skin conditions to cleanse the skin, and greatly alleviate Acne and Eczema.
3.) Milk Thistle
(Silybum marianum) is a well-known medicinal, recognized for centuries for its many benefits. An extract from its seeds has a nourishing effect on the liver and therefore the skin. Armed with potent antioxidants, phytochemicals and Vitamin E, it helps combat the harm of free radicals, improve liver health and is a powerful ingredient for Acne treatments.
4.) Green Tea
(Camellia sinensis) is perhaps the most well-known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory medicinal. Green Tea is so powerful that it is used in anti-aging, cleansing, repairing and Acne-soothing formulations. Green Tea can soothe, protect and correct, by reducing sebum accumulation in all skin types and providing much needed nourishment for depleted systems.
5.) Tea Tree Essential Oil
(Melaleuca alternifolia) has wonderful healing, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is often used in natural formulations topically to combat Acne. It can reduce the redness and inflammation associated with Acne and Psoriasis and may reduce scarring while hasten the recovery of active breakouts.
Using The Right Natural Products for Acne Control
If you want perfectly healthy, balanced and clear skin with less recurring breakouts, an ensemble of natural products is your best option. The selection of natural ingredients in a set work together by design and provide the best possible results to treat an active breakout, heal and minimize blemish scarring and reduce the future appearance of Acne.
An Acne Control Set cleanses oily skin, reduces inflammation, clears Acne breakouts, lightly moisturizes, fades blemish scars and protects against sun damage. While simplifying your skin care routine, it improves the appearance of active breakouts with anti-microbial extracts, essential oils and vitamins.
By using a complete set to treat Acne, you are making sure your skin is cleansed, exfoliated, refined and healthier to prevent or reduce future breakouts. With all natural ingredients, a high-quality acne management system can benefit all skin types, especially the Acne prone and the most congested.
Getting rid of Acne can be achieved in a number of ways, home-grown to medical. The severity of the case and its persistence will determine the most effective method to use. Not every product will work for everyone, because not every skin type reacts the same, however finding a product that clears your skin and helps prevent breakouts is extremely rewarding. Try some of these natural products and see if they work for you.
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National Institutes of Health - Antioxidants
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