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Remedies For Acne

Jan 26, 2008
Of all the different types of skin conditions that people can suffer from Acne is one of the most common. But not only do teenagers suffer from it, there are also many adults who are now suffering from this condition as well. In most cases the only are of the body affected by this skin condition is the face, but some people find it can affect their backs, legs, shoulders; chest as well as their buttocks can be covered in acne. But luckily for these people there are plenty of different acne remedies that they can use to treat it.

A lot of people who suffer from acne are turning away from more conventional ways of treating this skin condition and preferring to use more natural remedies instead. The reason for this is because in many cases they are a lot safer and less likely to cause any unwanted side effects. Below we take a look at a few of the natural remedies, which you could use in order to treat your acne.

1. Tea Tree Essential Oil - This is one of the most popular of the various natural remedies for treating acne today. All that a person needs to do is mix a small amount of the essential oil with a carried fluid and then apply it directly to the affected area with a cotton ball. Once applied the anti-bacterial properties within the oil get to work killing off the bacteria that has caused the acne to erupt.

2. Zinc - Yet another very popular remedy for acne even though it is not as effective as some of the medications that are prescribed or can be brought over the counter. But although it can help to reduce the acne there are some side effects associated with using zinc one of them being it can upset a person's digestive system. Plus taking too much could actually cause other medical problems in the future.

3. Garlic - Again just like the tea tree oil this contains anti-bacterial qualities and when applied directly to the infected area helps to bring down the swelling as well as killing of the bacteria inside. People prefer to either apply crushed garlic or the juice directly to the area; however you will have to put up with the smell if you choose to use this remedy.

4. Lemons - These are another extremely effective remedy for treating acne because they contain high levels of Vitamin C that can boost your immune system. If your immune system is functioning properly it will be better able to fight and kill of the acne bacteria.

Ideally you can either drink lemon juice mixed with other fluids to increase your Vitamin C, but a much better way is by applying it directly to the acne. In order to do this you need to mix the juice of a lemon with some rosewater before applying it directly on to the area affected using a cotton wool ball. Once applied you then need to leave it alone for around thirty minutes so that it can all be absorbed into the skin. Plus with this particular remedy you will need to apply it between two and three times each day.

As well as the acne remedies we have mentioned above there are plenty more that you may want to try all safe and effective. A quick search of the internet and you will soon discover plenty of other natural remedies, which can be made using products you have at home for a lot less money than those your doctor prescribes or which you can buy at your local drug store.
About the Author
About the author: Richard May has suffered from acne since he was a teenager and has tried a number of acne remedies for many years. He now publishes publications for acne online to try and help others overcome their acne.
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