Acne is a problem pretty much everyone faces at some time in their lives. It's most commonly seen on teenagers going through puberty because of the hormonal changes happening within the body. However, acne can be a problem through the adult years too.
Conventionally, most people choose to treat acne with topical creams and ointments, but the best acne treatments need to be taken internally, so acne can be treated at the source.
Acne is often caused by hormonal imbalances, but it's also caused due to toxicity in the body as well. By taking a few simple steps to start detoxifying your body, you'll often clear up acne related problems naturally.
There are many single herbs which help with acne for adults and teenagers. Some herbal combinations are designed specifically to help with female or male hormonal imbalances. When taking hormonal herbal remedies, some people find this clears up several problems at once.
For example, there are several herbs which work together wonderfully for correcting hormonal imbalances in women. These herbs work on internal problems, with the end results being reduced menstrual cramps, regulated menstrual flow, and improved skin conditions such as acne. Ginger helps to cleanse the kidneys and bowels, removes excess toxins from the body, and stimulates circulation.
Lobelia helps encourage the flow of oxygenized blood, which in turn helps remove obstructions, congestion, and toxins.
Other excellent herbs to use for female hormonal problems include red raspberry, black cohosh, marshmallow, and kelp.
Kelp is an excellent single herb to take for a variety of problems, as it's a potent source of many vitamins and minerals. In fact, it's very much like an all natural multivitamin, and this can help restore the balance of vitamins and minerals in your body, which in turn will help clear up the acne and related health problems.
Going on any good cleansing or detoxifying diet will help clear up the acne too, but remember it can sometimes get worse before it gets better -- as your body starts pushing toxins out faster once you start a cleanse.
A good herbal face wash option is chickweed tea. Dissolve chickweed capsules in warm water, then bathe the face with it and rinse. Chickweed is also wonderful to use as a bath soak for other sores, rashes, boils, and burns.