Natural remedies for acne treatment offer a useful alternative to harsher chemically based acne treatments. If you are seeking alternative acne treatments to over the counter products containing acne fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and glycolic acid and also to prescription acne medications, then you have come to the right place, as this article will include information about a variety of natural remedies for acne.
Things You Will NeedYou will need gram flour, tea tree oil, wheatgrass, aloe vera, zinc and vitamins.
Step 1For starters, you could try rubbing some aloe Vera gel on your skin, letting it get absorbed into your skin and then gently rinsing off and/or wiping off any residue that does not get absorbed into the skin. Aloe Vera is not only one of the favored natural remedies for acne, it is also good for treating a variety of other skin ailments as well. Aloe Vera gel is available at many health food stores and other retailers that sell alternative healing products. It is also for sale online.
Step 2Make sure you are consuming a healthy diet, with a lot of zinc and antioxidant vitamins (Vitamins C, A and E are especially helpful for healing and rejuvenating the skin.
Tea tree oil is also among the more popular natural remedies for acne, favored for its anti-bacterial properties. Tea tree oil must only be used externally, and it can be applied with a cotton ball. Tea tree oil products are available online and at brick and mortal retailers as well.
Gram flour (which is sold in Indian grocery stores and other specialty stores) may be mixed with water (or milk or yogurt) and turned into a paste or a cleanser and used along with other natural remedies for acne.
Step 5If you are seeking natural remedies for acne that are not topical (i.e., applied directly to the skin), you could also try drinking wheatgrass on a daily basis, to clean you out both internally and externally. (Wheatgrass detoxifies the system, so in some cases, the acne may be worse before it gets better.)
Acne can be a frustrating problem, and ultimately you may find that you like to use a combination of natural remedies for acne and other (less than totally natural) acne treatments as well. Whatever you do, try not to use too many acne fighting products at the same time, as you don't want to irritate your skin further. It can be very helpful to ask your primary care physician for a referral to a dermatologist with whom you can discuss all of your various acne treatment options, including natural remedies for acne.