Natural Treatments for Acne

Basically any skin problem can be improved using natural ingredients. The harsh chemicals that are present in commercial skin care products can exacerbate skin problems like acne, having exactly the opposite of their desired effect. Natural treatments heal the skin in a more gentle, organic way that promotes better balance and longer lasting results.

Sandalwood oil is a great option for treating acne naturally. It is an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory astringent. Sandalwood kills bacteria living on the skin and reduces the redness and swelling of acne blemishes. It also helps to heal acne scars left over from prior breakouts. Even after acne has cleared, it can leave behind big pores that become easily clogged and cause new breakouts. Sandalwood used in conjunction with rosewater, honey and gram powder, shrinks and tightens pores to prevent future breakouts and improve the skin s overall appearance.

Using sandalwood oil as part of your skincare routine is easy when you follow a few simple recipes:

  • To treat acne, combine 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder and 1 tbsp of turmeric powder with a little honey to form a paste that can be applied to the skin.

  • Dry skin can be healed using milk, camphor oil, and sandalwood powder. Rashes can be cleared up by adding a little lime to this mixture.

  • For those with oily complexions, excess oil can be soaked up using a mixture of rosewater and sandalwood. This will also balance out the skin to prevent oiliness in the future. This prevents acne breakouts from occurring.

Sandalwood can be a very effective tool when treating acne, and there are other natural options available as well. Essential oils like lavender, tea tree oil, and lemongrass all act as antibacterial and/or astringent agents to clear up acne breakouts and keep them from recurring. Sandalwood has a very strong fragrance that some people may not prefer. If you fall into this category, look into one of these other ingredients for treating acne naturally.

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