Restoring My Complexion

Restoring My Complexion

5 Natural Remedies For Acne

by Dylan Owens

Many people are under the assumption that they have to spend a significant amount of cash on medical dermatological treatments in order to fight one of the most prevalent and life affecting forms of skin problems: acne. However, that is not always the case. Many times, acne can be treated with natural remedies that are neither as costly nor as invasive as dermatological treatments. There are a number of natural acne treatments that you can try at home.

Green Tea

Green tea is a common way to fight back the effects of acne and ensure that your skin will retain its healthy vigor and smooth complexion. There are numerous microbial and antioxidant properties contained within green tea that will allow your skin to breathe much more easily and can actively work to combat the conditions which cause acne. Generally speaking, green tea can be cooled in a cup of water and then splashed across the skin, or a damp bag of green tea can be placed over the affected area.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has been used to fight acne and other forms of skin blemishes for years. A 5% solution of tea tree oil has proven to be equally effective in fighting off the conditions which engender acne as a 5% solution of benzoyl peroxide. Although, generally speaking, tea tree oil fights off these conditions quite a bit more slowly than that of benzoyl peroxide, this is generally considered a strong, natural alternative to that most unnatural of skin cleansers and will not make your skin nearly as dry.


In addition to tasting delicious, honey contains numerous antibiotic properties that will actively work towards treating acne and, more importantly, can ensure that your skin continues to stay healthy and will rid you of the conditions which enable acne to take hold of your skin in the first place. You can apply a teaspoon of honey to the affected area in question, or you can make a mask by placing ½ of a cup of honey in 1 cup of oatmeal, then applying it to your face for approximately half an hour.


Mint is one of the greatest natural fighters of acne. It can prevent acne from becoming a problem at all. Mint actively fights against acne by ensuring that no pore-clogging oils make their way into your skin. Mint can be applied to the skin in a number of different ways. Among the most common methods used is to chop up 2 tablespoons' worth of mint and mix that in with 2 tablespoons' worth of yogurt and oatmeal (make sure that the oatmeal is blended or finely powdered). Place this concoction upon your face or the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes in order to clear up your skin of unwanted or excess oils.


Echinacea is a natural compound that is generally associated with two properties: the ability to help speed along recovery from colds and flus and the ability to make wounds heal significantly faster than they would without echinacea's help. Having said that, echinacea can also drastically improve the condition of your skin and can help towards making your acne condition a thing of the past. Use echinacea as a tea in which you bathe your face as well as a tincture which can be applied to your skin in order to help speed along recovery from an acne breakout.

Fighting acne does not necessarily require relying on chemical compounds or laser dermabrasion. Rather, there are several natural items that can help to prevent or ameliorate the effects of acne. Hopefully, you learned of a few of these things throughout the course of this guide. For more information, speak with experts like Changes Of Cherry Creek/ Denver's Day Spa.


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Restoring My Complexion

A few years ago, I began experiencing red, itchy patches on my eyelids and forehead. I began applying moisturizer to my face at this time. Unfortunately, it didn’t help my condition. My trusted physician informed me I might be suffering from the skin disorder psoriasis. This caring individual prescribed a medicated cream for me. Thankfully, the cream soothed my itchy, inflamed skin. If you have an unexplained, skin condition that isn’t responding to home remedies, make visiting your doctor soon a priority. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common types of skin conditions people seek professional treatment for. Enjoy!