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2 Natural Remedies For Acne

Dec 28, 2007
Looking for natural acne cures you can make at home? Can an organic remedy be more effective than top-of-the-line products?

#1. Tea Tree Oil

Essential oil extract from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca Alternifolia Tree effectively remedies even the worst cases of teen and adult acne. For ages, the knowledgeable have resorted to this tea tree oil because its powerful anti-fungal/anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities have been absolutely proven to fight breakouts.

Apply the extract to even lesions and it'll work. This tree oil eliminates Propionibacterium, the bacteria that produces acne. A component within the remedy known as Terpinen-4-Ol is the main substance among the extract's antibacterial abilities. (Note: aside from acne, the same tree oil is used for remedying body odor, athlete's foot, cold sores, and bad breath.)

The tea tree oil is a better alternative to applying benzoyl peroxide. In comparison to benzoyl peroxide, using tea tree extract poses lesser side effects. Benzoyl peroxide often has the side effects of itching, burning, and dryness.

If planning to try the tea tree oil for curing your acne, there are products available that contain the ingredients. One of which being the well-known Acnezine.

As it is a potent substance, tea tree oil must be diluted before application. Too much will cause skin irritation, redness, itching, and even blistering. Note also, that tea tree oil isn't suitable for all types of skin.

If you're once of many who has highly sensitive skin, you must be very cautious in applying tea tree oil for your natural acne remedy. For those with sensitive skin, you'll want to begin with a very mild dosage, and only test it on a small section of your face. If your skin becomes irritated, you need to lower the dosage. If yet still the tea tree oil causes aggravation, it's highly recommended that you use another treatment.

Of course, before using any type of remedy, it's recommended that you consult your dermatologist first.

#2. Abnormal Amount of Water Intake

As funny as it may sound to you, water is one of the most powerful natural acne remedies. Not just your normal intake of water, but amounts of water beyond quenching your thirst.

As the most viral nutrient, water comprises of around 60% of your body. Water helps with detoxification of toxins that cause acne to break out within your body. Women should drink approx. 8 to 10 glasses of water per day, while men 12 to 18 glasses. Since water keeps your kidneys and liver functioning correctly (these organs flush waste), this is essential.

If there were one remedy I would suggest for curing acne, it's water. While water will not magically take away the symptoms of your developed acne, it will prevent more acne from arising. Drink no beverages such as juice or soft drinks, even if they may contain water. The more water you drink, the faster your acne will dissipate.

Drink water in the mornings upon awaking. Drink a glass of water for every caffeinated beverage (caffeine dehydrates). Keep a glass or bottle of water nearby no matter where you are, whether work, home, or school. Drink water whenever you exercises.

If you're suffering from acne problems, I recommend you drink at least 3 liters of water per day. One practice you can begin doing is buy 2 liter jugs of water and make sure one and a half are drank each day, then refil; them the following morning and repeat.
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Jason Parker is the author of the new Natural Acne Home Treatments .
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