If you suffer from Acne, you are not alone. Acne affects roughly 50 million U.S. men and women, teen and adults every year. Acne occurs when dirt, oil, and dead skin cells clog your pores and trigger acne. It can be exacerbated by factors including stress, diet, hormonal imbalance and personal hygiene.
Though there are many over-the-counter acne treatments designed for acne, keep in mind that some of these products are often overly harsh on your skin, which can lead to redness, peeling, and stinging. Using harsh products results in over drying the skin – which causes a rebound effect – your skin will compensate by overproducing sebum (oil), which then leads to more acne.
Prescription medications commonly used to treat acne such as antibiotics and birth control pills are even linked to side effects including headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
Here are some natural acne treatments that really work, and can help you achieve clearer, healthier-looking skin.