Mother Earth Living

Natural Herbal Remedies for Acne

By Michael Castleman
November/December 2002
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

Keep the Green Conversations Rolling on Facebook and Twitter

If you haven't joined in on our social networking fun, what are you waiting for? We'll post fun surv...

Feel-Good Friday: More Cures in Your Cupboard

Jessica expounds on the concept of "Cures in Your Cupboard" from the September/October 2011 issue wi...

Take the Confusion Out of Infusion: How to Make an Elderflower Infusion

Make your own sweet, soothing elderflower infusion to help naturally alleviate cold symptoms.

Natural Product Review: Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub

Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflow...

Herbs & Natural Remedies:
Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Form:
Oil

How it Works:
Tea tree oil’s antiseptic action helps eliminate bacteria from pores, reducing the likelihood of pore blockage. An Australian study showed it’s as effective as 5 percent benzoyl peroxide.

Dose:
Use 100 percent pure oil. Apply with cotton balls after washing your face, once or twice daily.

Cautions:
May cause skin irritation. If irritation develops, stop using it. Do not ingest tea tree oil—it’s highly toxic if ingested. Keep out of children’s reach.

Other Information:
Wash your face twice daily with mild soap. Wear less makeup, which can contribute to pore blockage. If you must, pop pimples with clean fingers only.


San Francisco health writer Michael Castleman is the author of 11 consumer health books. Visit  www.mcastleman.com .








Post a comment below.

 


MY COMMUNITY






Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.