If you watch any amount of television, then I am sure you have seen the multitude of products being sold for the purpose of giving you clear skin. You look at the before and after pictures and you know that it has to be great right? We spend about $100 million a year on non prescription acne products. Amazing!
One of the main drawbacks to all of these over the counter skin remedies is that we have no idea what the chemicals in them are doing to our skin. Benzoyl peroxide acts as a skin peel. The other additives, who knows what they do. Maybe it’s time to look to natural products for healthier skin. Especially when you consider that the skin is classified as an organ, we should treat it with respect.
We want to take a look at a number of natural cleansers, moisturizers, and skin treatments:
Tea Tree Oil – this has been found to have similar success to benzoyl peroxide as a topical treatment for acne. It cannot be ingested as it is poisonous when taken internally.
Lemon Juice – . applying a small amount of lemon juice at night on troubled areas may reduce acne problems.
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of honey and create a paste. Massage the paste mixture into your skin. Rinse with warm water.
Coconut Oil – natural coconut oil is mild and will penetrate your skin without making you feel greasy.