Saturday, November 24, 2007

3 Simple Herbal Acne Remedies

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Here are a few simple solutions for a few common skin irritations:

1. Cologate toothpaste (plain)
Is great for sudden pimple flareup. Rub a little dab right on the pimple to take the redness and swelling away. Allow it to stay for 15-20 minutes. Then wash, rinse, and moisturize as normal. I have even slept with it on overnight without causing any damage.

2. Tea Tree Essential Oil.
Can be used to get rid of a patch of acne in hurry. Apply directly to the affected area . Use it neat (undiluted). Tea Tree Oil is one of two essential oils that is safe to apply directly to your skin undiluted (straight from the bottle). Your skin will quickly absorb it so do not rinse off. Apply whatever additional moisturizer and/or makeup that you normally would use right over the application. Try this for 2-3 days and that nasty little patch will disappear in no time.

3. Lavender Essential Oil.
Is the other essential oil that is safe to use undiluted. It is good to use on burns, insect bites and is safe for all skin types.

These three items are staples in my medicine cabinet.

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