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Feeling good about yourself is really important and life-changing. Aloe Vera has been used for centuries as a herbal treatment to treat constipation problems, wounds, burns, and also as a beauty natural product. Cleopatra and Nefertitis (the Egypt queens) used Aloe vera as a cream to cure various skin disorders...

Can I Use Herbs to Treat Acne?

It affects approximately 90% of adolescents and can sometimes become embarrassing. Acne is an almost inevitable skin disease. While some adults are also affected by these sometimes painful skin condutions, drug resistance is growing. In order to protect your skin from the undesirable and serious side effects of antibiotics, over-the-counter and prescription treatments, it is possible to opt for natural solutions that are just as effective. We have selected eight plants for you to try something more natural that would help to fight against acne, if you decide to turn to herbal remedies.

Tea tree

Melaleuca alternifolia more commonly known as tea tree, is a plant native to Australia and highly recommended for fighting acne. Tea tree contains a Terpinene (Alpha-Terpinene) - natural powerful antioxidant since it autoxidizes rapidly compared with many other compounds, preventing these from degradation. Its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-infectious properties help reduce inflammation and dry out pimples. It is recommended to apply it locally, in the form of an essential oil, to avoid irritating the rest of the skin. Tea tree leaf is also known to stimulate the immune system. In addition, a research study demonstrated an application of a 5% tea tree gel had the same effects as a 5% benzoyl peroxide medication, which is often prescribed for patients suffering of acne. However, it would take longer before you notice any improvement. To heal naturally, you have to be patient! The efficacy of 5% topical tea tree oil gel in mild to moderate acne vulgaris: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera leaves contain a gel with multiple virtues. Not only is it anti-inflammatory, but also stimulates the immune defenses and allows rapid healing of infections. Daily use of Aloe vera helps fight against excess sebum. It is packed with active agents (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids) that help protect the skin from the sun, but also to hydrate it without greasing it. This plant is made up of 99% water, as well as glycoproteins, which accelerate the healing process by stopping inflammation, and polysaccharides, which stimulate cell regeneration. It can be found in the form of a gel (with a concentration of at least 95%), which is applied to the entire face. It is possible to harvest aloe vera gel yourself if you have a plant.

Stinging Nettle

Nettle leaves are known for their anti-inflammatory properties which help fight acne. Rich in zinc, minerals, trace elements and vitamin B, it is a good option as part of a natural treatment. It is proved to be a depurative plant because it allows the body to get rid of its toxins and get purified. Thus, thanks to its alkalizing and draining functions, nettle slows down the secretion of sebum and is highly recommended for oily skin. It can be consumed in the form of capsules during cures, in infusion and apply soaked compresses to the infected areas.


Lavender is a plant with multiple virtues. It is antiseptic, promotes cell renewal, and is one of the most recommended essences for the care of the epidermis and skin diseases. Lavender flower is also a very good antibiotic and antiviral that accelerates healing and relieves pain. It can be applied locally, using a cotton swab or add a few drops to a moisturizer. Associated with tea tree oil, they constitute an effective solution to fight against acne. Lavender is also known to reduce depression, insomnia and stress, factors responsible for aggravating acne. Thus, if these symptoms are treated, it is possible to see dermatosis (lesion on the skin) subside. Please note that it is recommended not to use lavender essential oil after the first four months of pregnancy.

Pansy Flower

From its Latin name (Viola tricolor) is an anti-inflammatory plant that contains Salicylic acid (active ingredient of aspirin). Its flower is astringent and rebalances the pH of oily skin to prevent excess sebum and the formation of blackheads. In addition, it contains flavonoids and saponins that cleanse the blood of various toxins. The pansy flower will purify the skin and destroy the microbes responsible for rashes. Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, it can be recommended for treatments against acne or eczema. It can be used as an infusion, in the form of essential oils or as a compress on pimples. Viola tricolor is often associated with Burdock if you want to do a cure to improve your acne.

Blue yarrow

This beautiful herb is not as delicate as it looks in its natural form. "Blue yarrow is a really powerful astringent that will help to promote skin healing, and it's one of those very antiseptic herbs which rids skin of bacteria and prevents breakouts," notes Scoggins. "It's good for inflammed skin as well as blackheads." Reach for it when your skin is in full-on freakout mode.


Basil plants we know it especially at home for its use in cooking, it's delish! But it also has multiple virtues against skin problems such as acne. Acne pimples and blemishes can sometimes be linked to stress, certain states of anxiety. In infusion, basil would have soothing properties acting mainly on the nervous system. One or two drops of essential oil of tropical basil (Ocimum Basilicum) mixed with a vegetable oil in massage on the solar plexus would soothe stress and states of anxiety. Be careful though, essential oils should be used with care. Indeed, these consist of active ingredients that increase their therapeutic strength. Always perform a test in the crook of the arm or behind the ear to limit the risk of an allergic reaction. Thanks to their anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, essential oils can also help fight against imperfections.

Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus) acts as a blood purifier and cleanser which helps to promote clear skin. It is known for its root which contains many health benefits. Health problems like acne, alleviate swelling, psoriasis, bruising, age spots, fungal infections, rashes, insect bites, and eczema can also be effectively treated by yellow dock root. For acne treatment Yellow Dock can be applied topically to the face or anywhere acne appears. Also, the yellow dock treatment can smell great when applied on the face. It is also used as a daily facial cleanser.

Note! For pregnant women, it is better not to consume or drink yellow dock tea while pregnant as it may increase the effect on the unborn baby.

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