An Introduction to Natural Acne Treatment

Tips on Natural Acne Solutions and Treatments

With promises of pimple-busting miracles, acne creams, washes, sticks, and serums all give us the hope of living blemish-free. Those of us with acne-prone skin and ongoing pimple challenges require cleansers and washes that keep the pimples at bay but you may be compromising your health by using conventional acne treatments. Read this article to understand which chemicals to avoid, how to prevent acne and how to find or make natural acne treatments.


Commonly found chemicals in acne creams

The acne treatments you’re likely to find on the drug store shelves or prescribed to you by your dermatologist are far from natural - they’re full of synthetic chemicals that pose numerous health concerns for your skin and your entire body. Take this list with you when looking for natural acne creams to be sure you’ve got the real deal - the natural ones are those without these ingredients:

  • 1,4-dioxane
  • Alcohols
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Ethanolamine
  • Mineral oil
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Resorcinol
  • Salicylic acid
  • Triclosan
  • Triethanolamine (TEA)


Natural Acne Prevention 

So let’s start with natural ways to prevent acne from arriving. 

  • Acne tea: Try sipping antioxidant-rich, blemish-fighting acne teas made with ingredients like dandelion root, alfalfa, red clover, Echinacea, and capsicum.
  • Antioxidant rich foods: Eat lots of things like fruits and veggies as well as green tea to keep your internal acne-fighting systems in top form. Stay away from processed foods that are full of unhealthy ingredients, too. Try our Green Drink recipe to set you off on the right foot. 
  • Calendula (pot marigold): You can grow your own and use the tea of the flowers to wash your face, or buy a calendula skin products.
  • Vitamin B5: Necessary to produce coengyme A that helps clear up skin. B5 can be a welcome addition to your vitamin routine.
  • Water: Drink lots of water to keep flushing toxins from your system and maintain well-hydrated, healthy skin.
  • Zinc supplements: This mineral can be highly beneficial for those with acne and is beneficial for vision and anemia as well.


Active Acne Treatments

Prevention is one thing, but sometimes we’re just plagued by a break-out just before an important event. In that case, check out our homemade acne spot treatment and try the following homemade acne facial treatments:

  • Honey mask: Honey has antimicrobial properties and antioxidants and can work really well to pull out dirt, dead skin, and dust from your skin. Add things like apples, milk, yogurt, and lemon to honey and acne be gone!
  • Tea tree oil: As an essential oil that kills bacteria, tea tree oil and acne go hand in hand. Buy some tea tree oil yourself to make a wash or look for organic acne treatments made with tea tree oil.


Purchasing Natural Acne Treatments

But sometimes it’s just quicker to purchase a ready made natural acne treatment product, and for those who prefer this method, here are some options:

As always, when looking for any personal care products and ingredients to make your own, be sure to keep the health of animals in mind by purchasing products made without animal products, byproducts, and free of animal testing. Spy for the Leaping Bunny Logo or the Certified Vegan Logo to be sure that you’ve got a cruelty-free product.


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