Aloe vera is not only great for treating acne, it can treat burns, help wounds heal faster, protect skin from the sun, and much more. It’s actually been used as an herbal medicine since the first century A.D!
Its leaves contain a thick clear pulp which can be applied topically or taken as a dietary supplement.
Traditional acupuncture involves a holistic approach to health and well-being. Ancient acupuncture philosophy states that when illness strikes, there is an imbalance occurring within the body, and this imbalance is what causes the illness.
Acupuncture for acne in traditional Chinese medicine or TCM considers a variety of factors, including the emotional, physical and environmental conditions of an individual and how these factors contribute to the health of the skin. According to TCM, acne is usually caused by excessive dampness and heat affecting organs along specific “channels”. The three organs responsible for acne are the spleen, stomach and lungs.
Each organ has to perform a specific task and is connected to the channel that flows from the internal surface of the skin and connects with a specific organ. Therefore, acne can occur when there is a dysfunction occurring within one of these organs, in addition to its positioning on a specific channel.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), is essential for humans and other animals. It’s water soluble, meaning if we get more vitamin C than we need one day, it’s expelled from the body in our urine.
Therefore, it’s important to get vitamin C every day, because we don’t store it in our bodies like some other vitamins.
Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) is a naturally occurring mineral that has a plethora of medicinal uses. It can be used to treat ankle sprains, cleanse the body of toxins and even elevate serotonin levels in the brain, which are directly correlated with mood and well-being.
Well prepare to be surprised, because the story isn’t all sunshine and rainbows…
But there is some good news…