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The Best Herbs for Treating Acne


Treating the acne problem can be quite a challenge because of its reoccurring possibilities. However, some advocate the use of certain for better control or eradication of the acne condition. The following are just some common suggestions for herbs used to treat acne in varying degrees.



Here are must-try herbs that are good for acne:


Tea tree oil – this treatment causes less drying and stinging after effects. Also, the redness is minimal.


Aloe gel – has antibacterial properties which help to kill 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 skin condition and remove bacteria.


Goldenseal – helps to stop the acne from secreting any puss or 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.


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.


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


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