Herbs for Acne
Acne is usually caused by sebaceous glands at the base of
the hair follicles of the skin that secretes too much sebum.
When too much sebum is produced, it gets clogged up and can
form hard plugs that block the pores and produce pimples.
A general cause of an overproduction of sebum would be
hormonal imbalances. This is common in adolescence, especially
In females, menstrual periods or pregnancy can also create
hormonal imbalances that can lead to outbreaks.
Other common triggers that can occur in every individual
include emotional stress and irritation to the skin. In
addition, if certain medications are taken, in particular,
steroids, contraceptives or any drugs that affect hormone
levels, it can also lead to outbreaks.
The other common cause of outbreaks is the result of a
lethargic liver. The liver cannot clear excess hormones if it
is not functioning optimally. If you are trying to clear your
acne, it is important to balance your hormones and cleanse the
Acne can also be brought on or aggravated by certain foods
or food allergies as well. We will outline some useful herbs
here for you to consider.
It has astringent and antibacterial properties and is applied
Tea Tree Oil
It is a powerful antiseptic but must be diluted before applying
A useful astringent skin wash.
This promotes healing of the skin tissue. It can be used as
Compresses are used to relieve inflammation.
This has antibacterial and astringent properties.