Eliminate Acne Naturally 9 Essential Homemade Recipes

Published: 20th August 2009
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Acne occurs when the sebaceous glands-the oil-secreting glands that lubricate the skin-secrete too much sebum, or oil. Normally, sebum flows from the sebaceous glands to the surface of the skin. But if dead skin cells accumulate inside the pores, they can dog the pores and prevent the normal flow of sebum. As a result, otherwise harmless bacteria that live beneath the surface of the skin and in the pores can multiply. This overgrowth of bacteria, together with the blocked sebum, causes pimples to form.

The skin mirrors internal health, and blemishes or acne can indicate internal problems. Acne sometimes signals a general toxic condition within the body. When the kidneys, lungs, and intestines become overloaded with more wastes than they can eliminate, the skin may be called upon to filter out wastes.

Other factors can make the skin more prone to develop pimples. These include allergies; a diet high in fats, preservatives, sugar, and pesticide and herbicide residues; dehydration; emotional problems; environmental pollution; too much exposure to the sun; heredity; hormones; oral contraceptives; poor hygiene; weakened immunity; and stress.



Proper skin care is crucial for clearing acne. Keeping your skin clean and your pores unclog­ged and reducing oil secretions can help clear up your complexion. Cleanse your skin twice a day, use a facial scrub several times a week, and spot- treat blemishes with essential oils to help control breakouts. In addition, apply a facial mask one or more times a week. This will help minimize oiliness and clear plugged pores. You can customize the skin care products you already use by adding any of the essential oils listed above. Or use the blends below, which are designed specifically for acne, as follows:


* Twice a day, cleanse your skin with Green Clay Cleanser. French green clay is very cleansing and healing for blemished skin. Follow this with an application of Skin-Clearing Toner, then Oily Skin Treatment.

* Dab Spot Treatment or Blemish Blend on indi­vidual blemishes several times a day, as needed, to clear them quickly.

*At least twice a week, massage Grainy Scrub into your skin to discourage blackheads and blemishes.

* Once a week, apply Clearing Mask to remove impurities and to regulate oiliness. Adding en­zymes to the Clearing Mask formula will help the mask to remove dead skin cells that can block pores and contribute to blemishes.

* Once a week, steam your face with Acne-Clear­ing Facial Steam to loosen sebum and bacteria that clog pores. Follow with Green Clay Cleanser, Grainy Scrub, or Clearing Mask.

* Men can use Blemish-Banishing After-Shave to
prevent blemishes and infected ingrown hairs.


The aromatherapy blends below are essential oil formulas you can prepare at home.


Green Clay Cleanser
1 teaspoon French green clay powder 1 teaspoon honey or water
1 drop geranium oil 1 drop lavender oil
1 drop tea tree oil
Mix all the ingredients into a paste in your palm. Massage the paste into your skin until it feels clean. Rinse. Repeat if necessary.

Skin-Clearing Toner
8 ounces distilled water
2 drops lavender oil
1 drop palmarosa oil
1 drop rosewood oil
Place the water in a clean bottle, add the essential oils, and shake it to blend. Saturate a cotton ball with toner and apply it to your skin after cleansing. Blend the mixture again before each use.

Oily Skin Treatment
1 ounce jojoba oil
3 drops lavender oil
2 drops lemon oil
2 drops tea tree oil
2 drops ylang ylang oil 1 drop geranium oil
1 drop orange oil
1 drop rosewood oil
Place the jojoba oil in a clean container, add the essential oils, and turn the container upside down several times or roll it between your hands for a few minutes to blend. Apply one or two drops to your skin as a moisturizer. Jojoba oil is very similar in composition to your skin's own natural oils, and helps to balance oil production. It does not aggra­vate acne.


Spot Treatment
1/8 ounce jojoba oil 20 drops lavender oil 20 drops tea tree oil
Place the jojoba oil in a clean container and add the essential oils. Turn the container upside down a few times or roll it between your hands for a few minutes to blend. Apply a dab of Spot Treatment directly to each blemish several times daily.

Blemish Blend
1/8ounce jojoba oil
8 drops lavender oil 8 drops rosewood oil 8 drops tea tree oil
4 drops chamomile oil 4 drops geranium oil
4 drops helichrysum oil 4 drops lemon oil
Place the jojoba oil in a clean container, add the essential oils, and turn the container upside down a few times or roll it between your hands to blend. Dab a bit of the mixture on each blemish several times daily.

Grainy Scrub
1/2teaspoon oat flour
1/2teaspoon blue cornmeal
1 drop lemon oil
1 drop ylang ylang oil
1/2teaspoon (approximately) honey or water
Combine the oat flour, blue cornmeal, lemon oil, and ylang ylang oil in your palm. Add enough honey or water to form a paste. Massage the paste into clean skin for one minute. Rinse.

Clearing Mask
1 teaspoon French green clay or bentonite 1 teaspoon honey
1 drop helichrysum oil
1 drop orange oil
1 drop rosemary oil
1/4 teaspoon enzyme powder (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together well in your palm. Apply the mask to clean skin and leave it on for ten minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Acne-Clearing Facial Steam
1 quart steaming water
2 drops tea tree oil
1 drop clary sage oil 1 drop lemon oil
1 drop palmarosa oil
1 drop ylang ylang oil
Pour the water into a two-quart glass bowl. Drop the oils into the water and gently disperse them. Lean your clean face over the bowl and drape a towel over both your head and the bowl to capture the steam. Steam your face for five min­utes. Cleanse your skin afterwards with Green Clay Cleanser or your favorite cleanser.

Blemish-Banishing After-Shave
8 ounces distilled water
2 drops sandalwood oil 1 drop cedarwood oil
1 drop tea tree oil
1 drop vetiver oil
Add the water to a clean bottle, drop in the essential oils, and shake to combine. Splash the mixture on your skin after shaving. Shake again before each use.

Fast Acting Acne Remedies
Charles Silverman N.D., a Naturalist and Herbalist since 1979, His articles are
published on several web sites like ezinearticles.com and naturalhealthweb.com
and he is regularly interviewed by various publications and newspapers like the
Montgomery News of Alabama. All his knowledge has been transferred to his web
site and now to this amazing book, that takes advantage of the latest technology
in order to bring you the most complete guide for home healing ever made.


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