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Natural Acne Treatment

Natural acne treatment

Symptoms

Natural Acne treatment depends on the symptoms that present themselves. The symptoms of acne are the presence of red and/or white pimples and commonly occur on the face, neck and back.

There are several types of pimples that may make an appearance, including whiteheads, where the inflammation stays beneath the skin; blackheads, where it rises to the skin's surface; pustules, where it is red with pus on top; papules, where you see small pink bumps; nodules, which are large, rather painful and deep within the skin; and cysts, which are deep, painful and can cause scarring.

Causes

There is some controversy as to what causes acne. Some say it relates to diet, others to hormonal balances, hygiene or heredity. The white head of the pimple is caused by the blockage in the follicle which results in inflammation and infection.

If acne is related to hormonal imbalance, it may worsen premenstrually. Acne eruptions can also occur after exposure to heat or the sun. Medication such as corticosteroids, contraceptive pill, antidepressants and epilepsy drugs are also associated with pimple eruptions.

Cautions

Consult your doctor if your eruptions cause you concerns or are severe in nature. If symptoms persist or worsen with the herbal treatments, please consult your doctor. If you suspect your Acne is caused by a side effect from your medication, you should also consult your doctor.

Natural Acne Treatment

Internal Applications

External Applications

Aromatherapy Natural Acne Treatment

Essential Oils can help regulate sebum production, such as Juniper and Cedar wood. Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree and Geranium have antiseptic and healing qualities. Chamomile and Petigrain can help reduce inflammation.

The oils can be used either in a massage, to bathe the skin or compress. Oils that could be blended include Bergamot, Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Rosemary and/or Tea Tree.

Below are suggested blends that may be combined in a burner:

Topical Treatments for Acne

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