Eye drops reduce redness in your eyes, and they can do the same thing for your skin. Soak a few cotton swabs in a redness-reducing drop like Clear Eyes ($3; amazon.com) or Visine ($7; amazon.com), and then store them in your freezer. Next time a zit pops up, grab the swab, apply it to the blemish, and watch the redness go away.
Mild or moderate acne can be managed with the help of a doctor. However, severe acne characterized by nodules and cysts may need referral to a specialist, as it might leave scars or already show signs of scarring. This is partly because the main drugs used to treat cystic acne are tightly controlled.
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Turmeric, Ginger and Boswellia: These three herbs possess extremely powerful anti-inflammatory properties. They are able to inhibit the inflammatory chemicals in the body known as leukotrienes. Because cystic acne is also an inflammatory problem, turmeric, ginger and Boswellia are all excellent natural remedies for cystic acne and will help immensely with this condition.
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And unfortunately my insurance won’t cover services provided by a doctor 🙁 So I’ll have to hold off on that until I can afford to pay out of pocket. Hopefully these other natural remedies will be helpful until then!
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Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. It primarily affects areas of the skin with a relatively high number of oil glands, including the face, upper part of the chest, and back. The resulting appearance can lead to anxiety, reduced self-esteem and, in extreme cases, depression or thoughts of suicide.
Tea tree oil is the world’s most commonly recommended herbal therapy for acne. Scientists at the Isfahan University of the Medical Sciences in Iran found that applying a 5% solution of tea tree oil to the skin for 6 weeks reduced, on average, the number of pimples by 47% and the number of blackheads by 40%.
In the meantime, get a medium head of cabbage, a garlic clove, & some good salt (Kosher, etc.). Shred the cabbage & garlic (you can use a food processor), pound it down approx. 10 mins until the juices are over the top of it… put it all in a glass jar & pack it down until you can see the juice at the top of the cabbage. Let it sit for 3 days & then put it in your fridge. Eat 2-3 T of that each day… you can even work up to 2 T w/each meal. If you are afraid of garlic breath, then leave out the garlic :). If you need more info, Google “Sally Fallon sauerkraut” & you should be able to get more details. It is super easy!! The fermented food can help your gut, which can heal the rest of your body.