Alternative Acne Treatment Methods

Alternative Acne Treatment Methods

Learn about alternative acne treatment methods for your skin when standard procedures do not work

Not everyone is a fan of the traditional ways to treat acne, which is why many people are resorting to alternative acne treatment methods to clear their skin. Regular acne treatments include over the counter antibiotics that can be ingested orally as well as an array of strong topical medications such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Antibiotics, when taken for too long, can cause physical problems such as enlarged kidneys, and topicals are often harsh on the skin and cause excessive dryness. One alternative acne treatment that people are trying is acupuncture, which works by unblocking healing energy in parts of the body, helping to balance hormones and other toxins that are responsible for breakouts. You should also consider using a good cleanser in combination with your alternative skin therapy. Read 18 Best Face Cleansers for a list of recommended products for your face.

Another alternative acne treatment is tee tree oil, which is non toxic and safe for skin and works by reducing acne lesions without side effects such as dryness, irritation and itching. Tee tree oil is an essential oil that originates from leaves of a native Australian tree and can be used in place of benzoyl peroxide or other topical treatments. Other treatments include fruit acids, which have natural properties that help exfoliate skin, and tannins, which contain astringent properties and help cleanse the skin. Check out 10 Best Natural Beauty Products for a list of more natural products, from fragrances to moisturizers that are good on your skin and the environment.

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Helpful information about taking antibiotics too long. Gotta be careful

by EricaF123 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 12:18PM Report as inappropriate

very helpful

by aishak55 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 02:53PM Report as inappropriate

I love hearing about new and safe treatments for my skin care. I'm excited about the tee tree oil and hope to use some soon!

by heather_hejna Friday, November 2, 2012 at 07:43AM Report as inappropriate

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