Natural Remedies For Acne

If you are suffering from acne and would prefer to use natural treatments to improve your skin then here are a few possibilities that you could try

Tee Tree Oil

Tee Tree oil is an essential oil that is either pale yellow or clear in colour. Also known as Melaleuca oil, it is well known for its medicinal properties and can be found as an ingredient in many different types of products such as antiseptic creams, anti bacteria lotions and antifungal treatments.

If you decide to try Tee Tree oil, it is a good idea to use it in its diluted form as it can form an irritant when used pure. Simply dab the oil on the affected area of the skin. Alternatively you could purchase one of the many acne treatment creams that list Tee Tree oil as one of the main ingredients.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a plant that normally grows in dry hot countries such as Africa and India. It is the liquid that comes from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant that are purported to provide its soothing and healing qualities.

Although there has been a lot of research carried out which both proves and disproves the effectiveness of this plant, it hasn’t stopped people from applying it in its pure form or companies from using it as a component of many of the over the counter products that are for sale.

Indeed many people have an Aloe Vera plant at home and simply cut off one of the leaves, secrete the liquid and apply it directly to the affected area.

Lemon Juice

If you are looking to try a range of cheap methods to combat acne, then one of the cheapest available is to buy a lemon and extract the juice. The first thing you need to do is to prepare your skin. Wash your face thoroughly. Cut one lemon into sections, and very gently take one slice and rub it across the affected area. Or you can squeeze the juice into a container and then apply to your skin using a sterile cotton pad.

The lemon juice may sting a little at first, especially if you have ultra sensitive skin. If you repeat this process about 2 weeks, you should be able to see a difference. The skin should feel softer to the touch, and if you are lucky, your acne scars will have faded a little. This is another natural remedy that has worked for some people and not for others.

It is always a good idea to try different methods to get rid of your acne so that you can discover what will work best for you.