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.
Take Some Aspirin
Taking one or two 325-milligram tablets four times a day can help calm an acne outbreak by reducing inflammation. (Check with your doctor before taking aspirin regularly.)
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.
Apply Vinegar or Lemon Juice
Dab either vinegar or lemon juice on pimples. All vinegars contain acids that can help flush out pores. Lemon juice has the same properties so either of these substances can be helpful the next time you have a break out.