Saturday, November 10, 2007

Natural Home Remedies for ACNE

Acne Natural Remedies using Thyme:
Because thyme is such a good astringent, it can be used to help clear up acne. Pour 1 1/2 cups of boiling water over 3-4 tablespoons of dried thyme. Let steep 30 minutes. Strain and bottle the liquid. Keep refrigerated. Teenagers with acne problems could use this daily as a facial rinse.

Vitamins for Acne:
Two vitamins, namely, niacin and vitamin A have been used successfully to treat acne. Vitamin therapy should comprise the intake of 100 mg niacin, three times daily, and 50,000 international units of vitamin A, three times daily. Vitamin E, 400 mg, should be taken once daily. This therapy should be continued for a month.

Orange Peel and Acne:
Orange peel has been found very effective in me local treatment of acne. Pounded well with water on a piece of stone, the peel should be applied to the affected areas.

Onion Juce Acne Remedy:
Clean face thoroughly. Apply fresh onion juice to the area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse well. Use daily.

Natural Acne Cures using Garlic:
Garlic has been used successfully in the treatment of acne. Pimples disappear without scars when rubbed with raw garlic several times a day. Even extremely persistent forms of acne, suffered by some adults, have been healed with this herb. The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples and boils. The process is further helped by eating three pods of raw garlic once daily for a month to purify the blood stream, so as to secure a long-term clearance of the skin.

Coriander and Mint Juice for Acne:
A teaspoon of coriander juice, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder, is another effective home remedy for pimples and blackheads. The mixture should be applied to the face after thoroughly washing it every night before retiring. Mint juice can be used in a similar manner as coriander juice.

Acne Remedies with Baking Soda:
Make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply to the face and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse off with apple cider vinegar. Rinse again with clear water. Apply a coating of vitamin E oil to your face and leave on overnight.

Natural Juice for Acne:

1/4 inch ginger
4 - 5 carrots
1/2 apple, seeded

Extract the juice from the above ingredients, mix well.
Apart from being an effective detoxifier, ginger also freshens up ones skin as it is a good source of zinc. Cucumber prevents sunstroke, and is a good antidote for acne.
Dose: Take 250 ml per day

Acne Home Remedies for Oily Skin:
Burdock is a great astringent, removing excess oil from the skin. Use it faithfully every day if your skin is oily. It may take several weeks before you notice an improvement. Put 2 handfuls of burdock roots and leaves in 2 cups of water. Bring to a quick boil using a stainless steel or glass pot. Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes. Dip clean cloth into liquid and use as a compress until the cloth cools. Repeat this, keeping the liquid hot, for about 15 minutes.

Home Remedies for Acne Blemish:
Rub the face with a crushed strawberry. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm, then cold water. This will help to clear blemishes. Caution: Many people are allergic to strawberries. Try a patch test before proceeding to use the facial treatment