Acne Home Remedies

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Acne Home Remedies

Acne Home Remedies

For anyone suffering from acne, home remedies provided by nature offer a simple and easy solution.

Bear in mind that acne is normally best treated internally at the root of the problem.

Many factors including stress, poor diet and lack of sleep contribute to acne breakouts.

By addressing the trigger, you will be able to better clear up your skin.

That being said, the following list provides plants that are known for internal and external cleansing to get rid of acne.

 

 

ALOE VERA

Helps lower cholesterol; reduces inflammation resulting from radiation therapy; increases blood-vessel generation in lower extremities of people with poor circulation; soothes stomach irritation; promotes the healing of cuts, burns.

Aloe Vera is also good for insect bites, bruises, acne, blemishes, poison ivy, welts, eczema and sunburns; aids in the healing of ulcers; promotes normal bowel movements; alleviates many colon problems.

BLACK RADISH ROOT

Promotes a healthy respiratory system; activates the liver cells; maintains a healthy gallbladder; stimulates bile flow; helps clear up acne and eczema; suppresses coughing.

BURDOCK ROOT

A superior blood purifier and cleanser; aids in the healing of skin blemishes, such as acne, eczema, boils, and carbuncles; protects against cancer by helping control cell mutation.

Burdock root also aids in the elimination of excess fluid, uric acid and toxins; has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties; stimulates the digestive and immune systems; relieves gout and menopausal symptoms.

CHASTEBERRY FRUIT

Stimulates the release of hormones, which in turn, stimulates progesterone production; regulates and normalizes hormone levels and menstrual cycles; reduces symptoms of menopause, which include, hot flashes, sweating and vaginal dryness

Chasteberry fruit reduces recurring fibroid cysts of the ovaries and uterus; eases menstrual water retention; helps overcome suppressed or irregular menstruation; helps normalize the ratio of progesterone to estrogen, which helps with irritability.

Additionally it helps with depression and bloating, which occurs two weeks prior to menstruation; helps keep skin clear of acne due to monthly hormonal shifts; is reputed to reduce the sex drive in men.

OREGON GRAPE ROOT

A strong blood purifier, liver, and organ cleanser, with the ability to release stored iron into the bloodstream for stronger blood and immune defense; promotes a healthy liver and gallbladder by increasing bile flow.

It can cure acne, and chronic scaly skin problems, such as psoriasis and eczema; has very strong antibacterial properties and is used to treat chronic candidiasis (yeast overgrowth), conjunctivitis, diarrhea, infection, parasites, and urinary tract infections.

SANDALWOOD (YELLOW)

It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to cool and calm the mind and body and as an antiseptic for the skin and scalp. The aroma of sandalwood has a sedative effect that can help with nervousness and insomnia.

Sandalwood paste has been used to treat skin diseases, dry skin, premature wrinkling, acne and external infections. Yellow sandalwood powder can be used in facials, body powders, hair packs, soaps, salt scrubs, bath teas and bath salts.

YELLOW DOCK ROOT

A superior blood purifier and lymphatic cleanser; improves colon and liver function; used to treat chronic skin aliments, such as, psoriasis, eczema, hives, rashes, herpes, and acne.

Yellow dock root prevents anemia; eliminates intestinal parasites; regulates hormones; good for inflammation of the nasal passages and respiratory tract.

Share your acne home remedies in the comment box below or let us know which of the above remedy worked for you.

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