6 Natural Ways To Treat Acne
When a pimple rears its ugly black, white or red head, over-the-counter products can help. But so can simple remedies from Mother Nature’s medicine chest.
Reduce Inflammation With Ice
At first hint of a pimple, wrap an ice cube in a piece of plastic wrap and hold it up to the area at last twice a day–every hour if you can, but for no longer than five minutes each time. The cold will reduce the redness and ease the inflammation.
Try Tea-Tree Oil
Three times a day, dab a drop of tea-tree oil on blemishes to discourage infection and speed healing. Research has found that 5% tea-tree oil is as effective against acne as a 5% benzoyl peroxide solution.
Drink a Cup of Tea
For acne that flares at that time of the month, drink one or two cups of chasteberry tea a day. Some studies show that this herb helps regulate female hormones. Give the hrb two or three months to work. And don’t drink copious amounts of the tea to hasten the reults. It may make your skin look worse.