Natural Herbal Acne Remedies

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Natural Herbal Acne Remedies That Work

There are many ways to employ herbs in a natural herbal acne treatment. Using a combination of steam and infused essential oils or herbal extracts can be a simple and easy way to address an outbreak of acne. Using herbal face washes that both cleanse the skin and have antiseptic properties that kill the microorganisms involved is another simple yet effectve way to relieve acne.

Below is a formula for a herbal tea, that can be used both internally as well as externally as a face-wash.

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Making Natural Herbal Acne Remedies

Acne is a common problem of adolescence as well as in middle-age women. However, acne may present a problem at almost any age and most people are affected by ance at some stage in their lives. It has two underlying causes:

  1. Hormonal and
  2. Dietary

Hormonal Cause:

This is related to the level of male hormones and is most obvious during puberty, when major body changes are initiated by various harmonal triggers. The prevalance of acne in youg men during this time and in young women premenstrually illustrates this connection.

Dietary Cause:

This is related to the state of the body's ability to metabolise fats and carbohydrates. If there is any metabolic problem or an excessive amount of such food in the diet, acne may result or be aggravated.

There are many natural herbal acne remedies, but the following mixture has proven its effectiveness time and time again.

Use 1-2 teaspoons (1 Part) of each of the following ingredients and infused for 10-15min. Drink 3 cups per day of this tea

* Infused = bring water to boil, stop heating water and add equal parts of each of the herbs (in dried form) to the hot water. Infuse herbs for 10-15 minutes, let tea cool and drink 3 cups over the course of the day.

Alternatively, the following prescription is specifically for a face wash:

Use equal parts of infused Marigold, Chickweed and Witchhazel (distilled). If there is associated pain and much inflammation Chamomile and Calendula can be added to help relieve inflammation.

Remember, consult a qualified herbalist before you start implementing any treatment regime. It may cost you a little more having to pay for a consultation, but in the long run it will save you a lot of time and money.

The information presented here is not to be used as or interpreted to be advice to treat acne, rather the information presented here is to inform the reader and is in no way intended to be interpreted as medical advice or recommendations for treatment. It is strongly suggested that readers seeking treatment for their acne, or any other health problem, consult a qualified and experienced health care professional for treatment advice of their condition.

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