Acne home remedy: Tea Tree Oil
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With its natural inflammation-fighting properties, tea tree oil is less harsh than benzoyl peroxide but can be just as effective against acne, according to Jeannette Jacknin, MD, a San Diego-based board-certified dermatologist specializing in holistic dermatology. She recommends mixing 12 drops of tea tree oil with 1/2 teaspoon of goldenseal powder to make a paste. “Apply it on acne spots for 20 minutes twice a day, then rinse it off,” says Jacknin. “It’s too potent to leave on and could dry out or irritate your skin.”
Acne home remedy: Green Tea
Green tea has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that can be beneficial for the skin. To get its effects, use a cooled cup of green tea as a face wash or lay the bag over the affected area. “This will be helpful in soothing irritated skin and reducing the inflammation of acne lesions, but don’t expect it to completely clear your complexion,” says Jacknin. Find out the 8 surefire ways to get rid of acne once and for all.