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3 Little-Known Natural Acne Treatments

by Isaiah Simmmons

If you have been experiencing acne breakouts and have tried some over-the-counter acne treatments with little success, then you may wonder what else you can try to ease acne breakouts. Thankfully, there are many natural acne treatments that are just as effective as typical over-the-counter acne remedies that you can try before you seek help from a dermatologist. 

Read on to learn about three little-known natural acne treatments and how they work. 

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is both a natural and super-affordable acne treatment. If your skin is not very sensitive, then mix one part apple cider vinegar with four parts water, and apply this solution to your face with a cotton pad twice a day, as you would apply a store-bought toner. If your skin is sensitive, you may want to add more water to the solution to dilute it more. 

Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, malic acid, and lactic acid. These natural chemicals help fight acne breakouts by killing acne bacteria on your skin and exfoliating away dead skin cells. 

2. Neem Oil

If you tried treating your acne with a product that contains tea tree oil but found that this oil did not help eliminate your acne or was too harsh for your skin, then you should try another natural acne-fighting oil called neem oil. Unlike tea tree oil that can be drying, neem oil is hydrating, because it contains fatty acids.

Neem oil kills the bacteria that causes acne and also kills any fungus present on skin that could be causing fungal acne outbreaks. This oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that help ease acne inflammation. 

To add neem oil to your skincare routine, mix a few drops of this oil with a non-comedogenic carrier oil, such as almond oil, and apply the solution to your face before bed. 

2. CBD Facial Serum

Another natural acne treatment that can both help prevent acne breakouts and reduce the inflammation and redness that often accompany active acne is cannabidiol (CBD). CBD oil is a natural component of cannabis that has many beneficial effects when applied to the skin topically. To use this substance to treat your acne, apply a CBD facial serum to your skin once or twice a day. 

Cannabidiol helps prevent acne by decreasing the skin's oil production, inhibiting the overgrowth of skin cells called keratinocytes that can clog pores, and reducing the inflammation that can cause acne-prone skin to appear red and irritated. 

While effective, CBD facial serums are very gentle. In fact, many people who find most over-the-counter acne products to irritate their skin experienced no irritation after applying a facial product that contains CBD. Contact a local CBD provider, such as CannaBe Well Inc., to learn more about how CBD facial serums might help.

If you find most acne treatments ineffective or too harsh for your skin, then try one or more of these gentle natural acne treatments to help reduce or eliminate your acne breakouts.