Saturday, May 31, 2008

Herbals:Natural and Alternative Acne Cures

The following is a list of alternative acne cures that are reputed to work wonders. You may need to try a few before you discover what works best for your unique skin's needs.

Crush Aspirin and add a little bit of Tea Tree Oil or Aloe Vera Gel (or a bit of water if you don't have the ingredients). You may want to heat this just a bit to dissolve the aspirin. Either apply directly to problem areas, or add more tea tree oil and aloe to make a mask. This will help cure in a short time, and remove the redness immediately.

Tea Tree Oil :
Wash face (or problem area) with a mild soap, and apply a thin layer of Tea Tree Oil. Let remain overnight.

Aloe Vera Gel :
Apply topically two to three times daily. This has a natural 'drying' effect, so you may need a light, oil-free moisturizer.

Evening Primrose Oil :
Dab directly on pimples one-three times daily. You can buy the oil alone, or the capsules and use by punching a hole through and squeezing the gelatin coating.

Witch Hazel with Boric Acid:
A few sources also proclaim that mixing Witch Hazel with Boric Acid will cure any skin breakouts. The exact recipe for mixing and application, however, varies greatly.

Milk Thistle and Aloe Vera:
Take 200mg of Milk Thistle and 1 capsule of Aloe Vera per day.

Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Oil.
Diluted with water and applied to problem areas, Eucalyptus oil is a big favorite among many.

Apple Cider Vinegar:
Take one to three tablespoons internally per day and/or apply directly to acne-prone areas.

Mashed Garlic:
Mash garlic and apply to body acne. It will burn, so do not apply to face and do not leave it on. Remove and clean skin after a few minutes. It also helps to eat garlic, or take garlic capsules.

Hydrogen Peroxide:
Apply to clean skin twice or more daily. Do not remove.

Apply and leave on any problem area overnight. Dries acne and kills germs.

Dab on pimples and leave overnight.