Having spent years working as an aesthetician,
Experience has shown me, that acne is a skin condition that benefits from an integrated, therapeutic approach,
Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for acne, that contain powerful anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Home Remedies for Acne
This is one of the best home remedies for cystic acne, the kind of acne that presents itself as papules and pustules.
Salicylic acid is a gentle yet effective treatment, used at a low dosage of around 2%, it will show a slight improvement in the skin.
Occasionally salicylic can be used on the whole face,
However, using it as a spot treatment is going to be the best option, to avoid inflammation.
Clay can have a very powerful, healing and drawing effect on the skin.
Applying a revitalising green or white clay mask weekly, will help to unplug deep ingrained oil from the skin.
Fullers earth is a clay that has wonderful drawing and drying effects on breakouts
Clay also includes trace minerals such as Iron Oxide, Calcium, Salts, Copper, Magnesium and Zinc, that helps to restore skin health.
For more information on clays, I have created an article on the types of clay used in masks, which you may find interesting.
Additional Ingredients to add to your mask:
Spirulina: This will provide a whole spectrum of Vitamins, which are excellent for healing skin eruptions.
Essential oils: You can boost this mixture further, by adding three drops of Chamomile, Juniper and Naiouli, which will help to remove stubborn oil.
Turmeric: Another great addition to your home remedies for acne is Turmeric.
This important Indian spice has wonderful anti bacterial and microbial properties, making it a perfect herb for treating acne.
Turmeric also has valuable anti-inflammatory properties, adding a small amount to your formula, will help to calm inflammation in the skins tissues.