Acne Treatment Home Remedies

This page describes the causes of acne and acne treatment home remedies.

Acne is a skin disorder resulting from the over-action of hormones on the skin's sebaceous glands. This activity leads to clogged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), and outbreaks of cysts or nodules commonly called pimple. Skin is the largest organ on the body and the average adult has 17 sq. ft. Of skin – this means a lot of room for acne and other skin ailments along the face, neck, back, chest, and arms. While acne typically affects teenagers, adult acne is surprisingly common for women and men in their late 20’s and 30’s.

For more on back and body acne, click here.

Good eating habits, enough exercise, and proper skin maintenance (keep it clean!) can reduce the occurrences of acne. But below you'll find some acne treatment home remedies that can also help.

Some Acne Treatment Home Remedies

Remedy #1
Juice 1 medium cucumber using a juice extractor. With a pastry brush, apply this cucumber juice onto troubled spots. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water. Do this daily until spot disappears. If you exceed two weeks, try a different remedy.

Remedy #2
This one may seem a little gross but it works! Because your urine has antibodies that help heal acne, you wet a clean cloth with your first urin of the day and pat it on the acne areas. Leave it on for as long as possible, then rinse with lukewarm water. You can even use an infant's wet diaper in addition to or instead of your own urine. This remedy can give amazing results in a short period of time.

Remedy #3
This one is for acne scars. Combine 1 teaspoon of powdered nutmeg with 1 teaspoon of honey and apply it to the scar. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with cool water. Do this 2 times a week and there should be visible improvement within a few months.

The Power of Herbs
Herbs can help balance hormones, detoxify the body and boost immunity thereby reducing the signs of acne. It is recommended that you take the following herbs for 8-12 weeks, 2 times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Each dosage is 15 drops taken with a little water or juice.

  • Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) - helps to balance sex hormones, including testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. It's useful if your acne is brought on by puberty, menstruation, or menopause.
  • Burdock (Arctium lappa) - helps to reduce blood-sugar levels and act as an antimicrobial and antibiotic. Note: too much sugar in your system impedes the immune response and encourages the growth of bacteria.
  • Agnus Castus (Vitex agnus castus) - helps to balance hormones by working on the pituitary gland. It's especially useful for acne that worsens right before mensutration.
  • Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) - helps to prevent the conversion of the male hormone testosterone into dyhydrotestosterone (DHT), that can be involved in the develop of certain types of acne.
  • Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus) - helps to clear toxins from the system, especially from the blood and the liver. Good for pustular acne.
  • Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) - an immune booster that can help block acne that tends to come during times of sickness, ie lowered immunity.

During a severe flare up of acne, several supplements can be taken to reduce the symptoms.

  • Detox capsules
  • Antioxidant supplements
  • Probiotic
  • Plant-based multi-vitamin

The above remedies and herbs are intended to be a guide in acne treatment home remedies but should never replace the advice of a physician, especially for severe acne cases. Please always remember to see a doctor if symptoms persist or worsen.

"Healing Remeides" by Wilen and Wilen
"The Organic Pharmacy" by Marrone


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