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Simple Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Acne

Acne is a term for a variety of symptoms including pimples, blemishes, blackheads, and skin cysts, and is a common problem for most people, especially in teenagers.

Acne can last through to later life and so treatments and remedies are needed to get rid of the spots and to clear up and improve the complexion.

Acne is a skin condition caused by the

clogging of the pores which causes inflamed or non-inflamed lesions on the skin.

Adolescents get acne when hormones called androgens, which increases the amount oil the skin produces, circulate at higher amounts in the blood.

Women going through hormonal changes caused by birth control pills, menstruation, pregnancy and even menopause, can develop spots. But you are not alone and there are many remedies and treatments to help get rid of spots.

3 Tips on How to Get Rid of Acne Naturally


1. Keep the area infected with acne clean but don’t scrub too hard to cause more irritation.

2. Avoid using oil based make-up, cleansing cream and moisturizers as the oil is usually from fatty acids, which are intended to keep the skin soft but can cause breakouts of spots.

3. Don’t squeeze pimples or whiteheads. A pimple is an inflammation and squeezing may increase the redness and cause an infection. Squeezing a whitehead can break the skin, spilling the contents onto the skin and ending in a pimple. You can however squeeze a pimple with a head of yellow pus. Do this gently with a little pressure. Once the pus is out then the pimple will heal more quickly.


Natural Acne Treatments To Get Rid of Spots

There are many natural remedies for acne and blemished skin but frequent breakouts need special attention.

To help detoxify your body you should be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day and eating plenty of high fibre foods.

Use acne treatments that are natural such as those below.

Use Herbal Tea for Reducing Acne and for Clearer Skin

Dandelion root, burdock root and red clover blossoms help to improve the liver, kidney and functions of the intestines and so may help to clear the skin.

You will need:

• 750ml (24fl oz) of water
• 2 teaspoons of dried dandelion root
• 2 teaspoons of dried burdock root
• 2 teaspoons of dried red clover blossoms


Simmer the burdock and dandelion roots in the water in a covered pot for 20 minutes.

Remove from the heat and add the clover blossoms.

Steep the mixture for an additional 10 minutes. Strain and drink.

To help with the acne skin condition you should drink 3 cups of tea daily.

Natural Way to Get Rid of Blackheads Easily

To get rid of blackheads from your face, massage a small amount of jojoba oil into your skin before treating yourself to a facial sauna.

The jojoba oil helps to soften the debris and hardened sebum, or oil, that clogs the pores.

Herbal Cleansing Lotion Treatment for Acne

Thyme and lavender are antimicrobial herbs, while calendula and comfrey help to heal blemishes. Witch hazel and rose water are gentle astringents and remove excess oil that cause acne. Vegetable glycerin provides moisturizing benefits without making the skin oily.

• 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
• 1 teaspoon of dried lavender
• 1 teaspoon of dried calendula
• 1 teaspoon of dried comfrey leaf
• 60ml (2fl oz) distilled witch hazel
• 60ml (2fl oz) rose water
• 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin

Steep the herbs in witch hazel and rose water in a glass jar with a tight fitted lid for one week. Strain and pour the liquid into a clean bottle, and add the vegetable glycerin. Shake well.

To use, saturate a cotton cosmetic pad with the cleansing lotion and gently wipe over your face. Repeat as necessary until your skin is thoroughly cleansed.

Supplements and Natural Health Products for Acne

Aside from following a correct diet and skin cleansing routine, using natural health products can aid the body in getting rid of acne naturally. Using supplements and natural health products for acne help with spots, can give you a clearer complexion and help build your confidence.

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