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This article on home remedies for treating acne approved by licensed medical personnelHome Remedies for Treating Acne

Acne is today’s most common skin disease affecting millions of people around the world. Some affordable home remedies for treating acne help reduce and eliminate this sometimes embarrassing skin condition.

The home remedies for curing acne can come in two forms: herbal home remedies and homemade remedies.

Herbal Remedies for Treating Acne

Neem – This affordable herb is known as the wonder herb. It is considered as one of the best herbal home remedies for curing acne as it has been tremendously effective in curing acne and some other skin conditions like eczema. The wonder of neem, as one of the best home remedies for curing acne, lies on its Nimbidol and Gedunin contents that are noted for having excellent fungicidal properties. It has been maintained that if neem leaves are crushed and applied as a paste to the face affected by acne, an immediate improvement is seen within just a matter of minutes.



What is it? Neem is clinically proven to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Neem has been shown to regulate the immune system, lower blood sugars, reduce fevers, fight gum disease, and act as a tonic for the heart. Despised by over 200 species of insects it is a safe and effective insecticide and bug repellent which is harmless to humans. Additionally, neem has been used historically to treat bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, and to boost the immune system. Widely available in India, neem products until recently were virtually absent from the American market, where the scientific validation gives them a competitive edge over many less proven products. Neem is derived from the Neem tree, a fast growing, umbrella shaped, evergreen tree belonging to the mahogany family. Neem has over 4500 hundred years of use in its native India, where it is referred to as the "village pharmacy". Numerous scientific and clinical studies validate neem's many uses.

Basil – This herb is interestingly worshipped in the oriental culture as the purest and most sublime plant. Basil is also considered as one of the best home remedies for curing acne as it is a blood purifier and kills the acne-causing bacteria found on the skin. It is now famous not just for healing acne but also for soothing inflamed throat conditions.

Sandalwood – This is a uniquely Indian plant that is noted for its extraordinary fragrance. It is actually the sandal paste that is used as a form of home remedies for curing acne as it imparts an extremely smooth, unblemished and lustrous look to the skin.

Homemade Acne Remedies

Apart from those herbal home remedies for curing acne, there are also some homemade recipes you can prepare for curing acne. An example is the poultice. You can prepare a poultice out of a number of natural ingredients and apply it to the affected areas. There are also some poultice combinations like the ginger and milk, salt and vinegar, honey and cinnamon, ground orange peel and water, and lemon juice and cinnamon. All of these combinations are powerful home remedies for curing acne as they have their own properties that can help fight acne like their anti-inflammation properties.