Treating the acne problem can be quite a challenge because of its reoccurring possibilities. However, some advocate the use of certain herbs for better control or eradication of the acne condition. The following are just some common suggestions of herbs used to treat acne in varying degrees.
Tea tree oil – this treatment causes less drying and stinging after effects. Also the redness is at a minimal.
Aloe gel – has antibacterial properties which help to kill of the germs or also stop them from contaminating other parts of the skin
Rose water – is applied to give relief to the itching and pain
Walnut leaf – can be used as an astringent face wash.
Burdock root and dandelion – both these herbs contain insulin which can improve the skin condition and remove the bacteria.
Goldenseal – helps to stop the acne from secreting any puss of other undesirable liquids.
Calendula – promotes the healing of the tissues at a more rapid pace. It also helps to heal the scars left to some level of smoothness. - 15 - It is highly recommended that the acne condition be treated internally as well as externally.
Both these areas are intertwined and treating one without the other may not produce the desired results. When the desired results are forthcoming the conditions may end up becoming worse because now the added factor of depression and stress is added.
Acne responds to a combination of herbs used both for internal as well as external use. This combination is important to achieve long lasting results. Ideally the herbs used for topical purposes should include tea tree oil, lavender, and calendula, while those used internally should be milk thistle and dandelion
- Misty Cassady