Acne is a chronic pleomorphic inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous glands of multifactorial origin but mostly due to abnormalities in sebum production,The resultant skin lesions are both inflammatory(papules,pustules and nodules),and non-inflammatory(open and closed comedones).Common therapies include topical,systemic,hormonal,surgical,herbal or a variation of any of these.The draw back arising from these is potential side-effects or resistance to treatment with time.

In seeking natural acne treatments,appreciable emphasis is shifting to safe and effective herbal acne treatment.In determining appropriate therapy,a complete medical and family history is essential.Most people opting for herbal options are likely to have indulged  in a vicious cycle of medication.Having tried and actively tested other products,coupled with a reluctance to consult a dermatologist for fear of other strong medications being prescribed,these individuals now search for natural acne treatment with less side effects.Different acne types will require different treatment,knowing one`s skin type before embarking on any treatment mode is advisable.

Product Awareness

Though herbal acne remedies are not denatured,even some herbal skin remedies can trigger allergic reactions.Hence,familiarising yourself with the product and informing your doctor as a guide is advisable.Knowing the constituents of a particular product could prove useful in choosing a herbal acne product ideal for natural acne treatment according to skin type.

Acne Herbal Remedies.

Tea tree oil from the Australian paperbark tree has been used for ages with close to 300 varieties of Melaleuca alternifolia.Its antiseptic efficacy was reported by the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1922.The only known medicinal variant of this tree oil has been used to treat acne,impetigo,burns,vaginitis,burns psoriasis and ringworm.

Naturopath and Homeopath Asa Hershoff Dc of Los Angeles posits that Tea Tree oil posseses antifungal,antibacterial antiviral properties.It has been used as an exfoliant when used with glycolic acid.Apply onto affected areas for 15 mins if you are prone to acne breakouts.

Shuddha Guggul is a well known herb in Ayurvedic medicine.Its high point is in tissue revitalisation and rejuvenation.

Neem is another herbal remedy said to possess haematological purification properties having been used topically to treat various skin lesions.

Aloe vera has been used for ages in treating various or ameliorating various human ailments including skin diseases with little or no side effects.This has been its hallmark.

Dandelion and burdock root are effecive against acne-causing bacteria as they possess detoxifying abilities which gets rid of bacteria leading to a softer skin.

These acne herbal remedies are local to regions and countries,they rarely possess universal acclaim due to limited relevant research.Hence,despite the positive perspectives,the opinion of a Dermatologist should be sought before embarking on any acne treatments.

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