When the hair follicles in our faces are clogged with dead skin cells and oil, they produce pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and even scarring if left untreated. It’s the disease officially designated as acne vulgaris, and it is vulgar indeed, an unfortunate and unsightly affliction that plagues 60 million Americans, among them 85 percent of people aged 12 to 24. For many years, it was treated as simply an embarrassing rite of passage for pubescent youths and teenagers. But acne can and does lead to permanent scarring, for 25 percent of the young people suffering from the condition. It’s not enough to just pop your pimples and wait for the symptoms to pass, but many products marketed for treating acne have inconsistent results and negative side effects—the popular medication Accutane has even been linked with depression and suicidal ideation. Here are five natural remedies for those who would like clearer skin, but would prefer to retain their mental functioning.
Green Tea There’s seemingly nothing green tea doesn’t help with. The antioxidant-loaded herb can be consumed as a beverage or even applied directly to your face. A cooled cup of green tea can be used as a face wash before bed, and it won’t dry out your skin like the salicylic acid treatments sold in stores… Continue Reading >>>>