Home Remedies for Acne

Updated: Apr 26, 2020

Acne is an inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous (oil) glands, located under the skin. When glandular activity increases, the glands secrete more sebum then normal, the sebum becomes trapped under the skin, the gland breaks, spilling sebum, this irritates the skin and pimple forms. Acne begins to affect several body parts, face, back, neck or chest. All of these types of acne can be treated with natural home remedies. Using home remedies acne eliminates the side effects of prescription drugs.

Home Remedies for Acne are a better alternative:

Eat at least two apples a day are very effective for cleansing the skin. Be sure to eat the skin of the apple because most pectin is in the skin which helps with constipation and allow toxins to be removed, thus relieving the skin from doing this task. If you do not like apples can also make apple juice but be sure to mix the skin too. But even if you already have a perfect skin is a good idea to eat a few apples a day to reduce the risk of weight loss, heart diseases and control cholesterol.

Infections within the pores and sebaceous glands of the skin can manifest as abscesses, boils and pimples. In acne, hormone imbalance overstimulates the skin's oil glands, making it particularly common during infancy, adolescence, menses and menopause. Underlying factors include nutritional deficiencies, hypoglycemia, stressed adrenals, food allergies and environmental toxins. Though these skin infections are caused by bacteria, they indicate a toxic overload in this, the body's largest detoxification organ.

Eliminating as much waste per day as the kidneys, the skin must take over when other detox organs, such as the colon and liver, are not functioning up to par. Poor liver function also increases the buildup of acne-producing steroids in the body. Suppression with antibiotics or topical treatments have significant side effects and are hardly a cure.

Herbs and home remedies for acne with natural antibacterial effects can be used alongside those that strengthen the immune system and improve various detoxification pathways—especially the liver and intestines. Elimination of dairy, coffee and individual dietary allergens is crucial. Appropriate plants are also needed to restore hormonal balance. Locally, calendula, witch hazel, tea tree oil or Hauschka or Weleda products are beneficial and non-suppressive.

List of home remedies for acne 

  • For acne on the back take orally and apply directly on the affected area Colloidal silver, it's used as a natural antibiotic.

  • Kitchen remedies for acne.Take garlic capsules, they boost the immune system and kill the bacteria found in acne.

  • To help the liver eliminate toxins from the blood, take Burdock root and dandelion which contain inulin. This helps to kill bacteria thus improving the skin.

  • Take the homeopathic remedies Kali bromatum, Sulphur, Antimonium tartaricum, Herpa sulphuris. These help to prevent the formation of pimples or quickly bring them to a head.

  • Use Lavender oil to apply directly on the acne area.

  • Severe acne remedies. Put Tea tree oil on the acne affected skin. This is a natural antibiotic. It will destroy a broad range of invading microorganisms, as effectively as benzol peroxide, but without side effects. It reduces redness, itchiness and stinging.

  • Eat foods high in fiber. This will keep the colon clean.

  • Eat Shellfish, soybeans, sunflower seeds, and nuts, these are all rich in zinc which is and antibacterial.

Pimple remover solution.

½ cup of boiling water. 2 tsp. Epson salts. 6 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix water and salts, once the salt is dissolved. Add lavender, and soak a cotton cloth and compress on affected area. If cloth cools, soak it again and repeat several times.

Acne Killer (intensive care).

1 tsp. of goldenseal root (powdered). 30 drops of tea tree oil essential oil. Mix ingredients and form a paste. Apply directly of the acne affected skin and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

  • Use calendula, if pimples are red and bleeding. This antiseptic herb prevents scarring, speeds healing, and it reduces inflammation.

  • Yellow dock can be used as a compress to extract pus from pimples and quickly cure infection.

  • Oregon grape is an excellent herb for chronic acne. It prevents pitting scars.

  • Red clover is safe for children and very potent. It’s used in traditional skin cancer formulas. It’s very good for acne on the nose, forehead and scalp. Reduces oily skin.

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