Using green tea for acne is becoming increasingly popular. So, is the hype real? Or is green tea just another fraud in an endless line of “natural acne cures”?
Perhaps this ancient Chinese proverb says it best:
The recent research into green tea and acne would seem to agree…
I absolutely love using tea tree oil for acne! It’s one of the most effective natural acne treatments out there.
Not familiar with this little miracle oil? Here’s a little background info:
Tea tree oil is extracted from the Australian narrow-leaved tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia).
The Australian Aborigines were the first people to realize the benefits of the tea tree…
They chewed the leaves to relieve headaches and used the plant for other medicinal purposes.
It was used in ancient Egypt, and as far back as 3000 BC. Even Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, spoke of the value of this simple product.
So, can we use apple cider vinegar for acne treatment? Or is it better to leave it next to the ketchup and mustard at the grocery store? Here are the facts.
Since ancient times people have used honey for acne and a host of other ailments. This little miracle food is one of mother nature’s best kept secrets.
Queen Cleopatra of ancient Egypt took a daily beauty bath in a tub of milk and honey. She new about honey’s cosmetic benefits!
Honey is pretty amazing. It can treat wounds, burns, ulcers, boost your immune system, and a lot more. It’s full of essential ingredients, vitamins, and minerals.
Honey is an incredibly strong antibiotic, killing bacteria in some cases that modern medicine can’t even handle, such as the bacteria found in chronic wounds. It’s grate for allergies, filled with antioxidants, and it’s even anti-inflammatory. Wow, right?
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.