Herbal Remedies to Get Rid of Acne
Herbal cures are a safe and effective way to get clear skin. The following is a list of herbs and how to use them:
Lavender has anti-inflammatory agents that work to heal inflamed and swollen acne. The prostaglandin inhibiting effects of this herb can help reduce pain and swelling when infused in an oil. The essential oil has antiseptic qualities that make it useful for treating skin ailments like acne, eczema and fungus. However the essential oil should be diluted in water or a carrier oil. A few drops added to bath can soothe the nerves and help with insomnia. The most effective way to use lavender for acne treatment is in a cool compress. Soak a 4"x4" pad of cotton in a bowl of cool water mixed with several drops of lavender essential oil. Apply to affected area for about 10-15 minutes.
When taken internally hops helps the body with pain and insomnia. Hops in rich in nutrients that nourish the nervous system. Hops cleanses your blood and clears vein restrictions. When used topically, hops is an astringent cleansing your skin of impurities. When dirt and debris is removed from your skin it allows it to get the necessary oxygen it needs.
Peppermint is another natural astringent that help clean and clear the skin of acne. Peppermint oil helps to open your pores and allows them to be cleansed from the inside. In doing so, it allows your pores to appear smaller which gives you healthy looking skin. One way to use fresh peppermint as an herbal remedy is to make an infusion by boiling distilled water, add the fresh leaves and allow them to steep for about 10 minutes. Soak a cotton pad of the cooled liquid and apply to your face.