experts say about these natural remedies for acne
tree oil has been shown to kill bacteria, viruses and fungus.
Applying diluted tea tree oil can help with preventing and curing acne.
This oil is one of the natural remedies for acne that is becoming more
Use a diluted (about 5%) solution of tea tree oil and apply on the acne
once or twice daily.
See our FULL and comprehensive report on the benefits of tea tree oil.
here to read more about side effects before using it. Tea
tree oil can be irritating to the skin.
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Low zinc levels can worsen acne conditions. Studies show that taking
this essential mineral is helpful in curing acne problems.
Take 30 to 135 mg of zinc daily. Click
here to find out more about zinc if you are planning to take
more than 40 mg
Vitamin A reduces the production of
sebum and keratin and is helpful in reducing acne.
Use 5,000 to 10,000 IU daily.
The high dose needed for it to work may cause side effects. Use
under the supervision of a healthcare professional is recommended.
Vitamin E is shown to be somewhat effective in helping treat acne when combined with Vitamin A.
Dose: Use the pure oil and apply to the skin daily. A daily dose of 400 IU is also recommended.
Deficiencies of B vitamins are linked to acne breakouts.
One study showed that vitamin B6 can reduce
premenstrual acne. Another study showed that vitamin B6
cut down the oil produced by the skin and helped in reducing acne in
75% of the volunteers.
Take 50 mg daily. Dosage as high as 250 mg daily have been used to
treat resistant acne conditions. The other good option is to take a
B-complex 50 or 100 multivitamin (which contains all the B vitamins).
controlled clinical study compared guggul with a standard antibiotic
for acne, tetracycline. It was found that guggul was as effective for
treating cystic acne.
Take 500 mg twice daily.
studies done in Germany shows that Vitex can help with
premenstrual acne. The researchers suspect that it might regulate
The women took 40 drops once daily.
Many doctors believe that omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil and flaxeed oil)
reduce the severity of the acne conditions.
Suggested dose is 3 to 5 grams daily.
This herb is able to kill the bacteria that causes pimples.
See Turmeric for Acne for complete details on how to use it as a face mask and overnight cream.
Take 500 mg up to four times daily.
Selenium has anti-inflammatory benefits
and experts believe it can be helpful in reducing acne
Take 200 mcg daily.
Some herbalists suggest applying
solution containing extracts of the roots to treat acne
Burdock root is considered to be a blood
cleanser and can strengthen the liver and kidney to help with the detox
Dose: Take 300 to 500 mg of the pill format up to three
times daily. Experts recommend taking for at least 8 weeks to see
Tea - Drink 1 cup of burdock root tea up to three times
vera gel may help with
reducing the scar marks. Apply once or twice daily.
is a lot of anecdotal evidence that taking saw palmetto
helps to clear up acne conditions. This herb is widely promoted as one
of the natural remedies for acne treatment.
Take 160 mg twice daily. Click
here to get more dosing information on saw palmetto.
oregano on the skin kills bacteria and fungus. It can be helpful in
treating acne conditions. Experts believe that taking oregano by mouth
can help with acne conditions as well.
Take 500 mg twice daily or apply the oregano oil on the skin once or
oil may help with drying up
the pimple reducing the acne scar marks.
Apply twice daily onto the acne and the surround areas.
believe these herbs can cleanse the blood and support the
kidneys and liver as part of a detoxification program.
Thistle - Take the tincture or use grounded up milk
Clover - Use the tea formulation.
suggest that echinacea and goldenseal can help boost the immune system
to allow the body to clear up acne better. Goldenseal can kill off the
bacteria that cause the acne problem.
Dosage information is included in the articles on echinacea and goldenseal.
herbs have a calming effect and can help treat acne problems due
Find out many other natural
remedies to use for stress-induced acne
- Use as often as needed.
herb can be helpful in supporting your liver function in
detoxification and it can act as a mild laxative.
Take 3 to 5 grams of the dried root (pill format) up to three times
Tincture - Use
30 drops up to three times daily.
- Use 1 tea bag and drink up to three times daily.
- Use 3 to 5 grams of the root up to three times daily.