Have you ever wondered why those blackheads, pustules, papules, nodules and cysts, in the form of acne don’t go away of your face completely? Why they become more visible in women a week before arrival of periods? Well, hormonal acne occurs when testosterone, a hormone present in both males and females, stimulate an overproduction of oil, clogging the skin’s pores.
Luckily, there are some excellent herbal remedies which are very effective in treatment of hormonal acne and can give you beautiful, glowing, spot free skin. It is always recommended to talk to your doctor before trying herbal remedies and check your specific allergies with any of these herbs.
Treat Hormonal Acne With Herbs
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel contains excellent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral compounds that help control acne. It also has immune-stimulating and anti-inflammatory compounds, which repair the skin from inside and cure the root of acne problem.
Aloe gel contains vitamin C, Vitamin E, and mineral zinc, which help heal acne, hydrate damaged skin, and repair skin deficiencies. Applying a thin layer of aloe vera gel will help ease discomfort caused by painful skin irritations and acne.
Milk thistle is a natural tonic for liver as it accelerates the production of bile, a fluid produced in the liver that aids in breaking down fats in the small intestine. This eliminates testosterone byproducts that cause hormonal acne and therefore treat the root cause.
To use milk thistle, make a tea from its seeds and drink a half cup three times daily. You can also take its extract from any herbal medical store and take the dosage as advised.
Chasteberry, also known as vitex or monk’s pepper, is primarily used for female hormonal imbalances. If acne is hormonal, the root cause for the same is hormonal imbalance.
Therefore this herb’s anti-hormonal effects prove it to be one of the best remedies for treating hormonal acne in both males and females. You can drink one cup of chasteberry tea or take 20 to 40 milligrams of the herb daily. You can also try its supplements available at herbal medical stores.
Calendula, also referred as Marigold, is believed to contain magical powers due to its beautifying and healing substances. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a good face wash for dry, irritated skin and acne.
Fresh calendula petals can also be infused in boiling water and use this water at room temperature to wash face, especially acne. You can also apply this water or marigold’s extract on acne with the help of a cotton ball. Use this herbal remedy regularly till you observe an improvement in your acne problem.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is very well known herbal remedy and used in several beautifying products in today’s era. It contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents, and therefore works as an expectorant and inhibits inflammation.
Mix equal parts tea tree oil and water and soak a cotton ball into the liquid and apply it onto your affected areas twice a day. You will definitely observe a visible improvement in your skin texture and acne problem.