Vitex, also known as chasteberry is an awesome hormone balancer, which helps to reduce the formation of acne and it is effective for both men and women. Use this super supplement or a hormone balancing formula for about six-weeks. If you notice improvement, you can continue using it as long as it still works.
(You can take 160 mg if a standardized Vitex extract (0.6 percent aucubin or 0.5 percent agnuside) or you can do 40 drops of the tincture on a daily basis.)
Essential fatty acids
Essential fatty acids such as omega-3, 6, and 9 are very helpful in the fight against acne. These fatty acids can be taken in the form of flaxseeds or fish can help reduce skin inflammation. Be patient because this treatment can take about eight weeks for you to see any improvements.
(You can take 1 to 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil or 3 to 5 grams of fish oil on a daily basis.)
Zinc is by far one of the best minerals to use in regards to the treatment of acne. It works by promoting the healing of your skin and it helps reduce the buildup of DHT. Do not expect overnight results with zinc because it can take up to three months to see any benefits. Stay away from zinc sulfate, this form is not absorbed well by the body.
(You can take 50 mg of zinc two times a day with meals for about three months, and then you can cut back on the dosage to about 50 mg a day for long-standing supplementation. Make sure that you take zinc in union with copper 3 to 5 mg.)
Burdock root helps with elimination of toxins from the blood. It is a blood purifier and a detoxifier. It can also be used for its hormone balancing properties. Take for about eight weeks.
(You can take 300 to 500 mg of the capsule form, about 30 drops of the tincture, or 1 cup tea three times a day.)
Tea tree oil
Using tea tree oil with a 5 percent solution of diluted water works just as well as benzoyl peroxide minus the side effects. Tea tree oil is very potent; therefore, you should test the solution on a small section of your skin.
(Apply directly to the blemish by dabbing a solution at least twice a day. Tea tree oil can be found in many of the over-the-counter acne creams.)
Use a combination acne formula or one of the following homoeopathic remedies if it matches your symptoms. Use a 6C, 6x, 30C, or a 12x potency for at least two weeks. If you see any improvement, stop using it.
For cystic acne or chronic acne where yellow discharge is present, you can use Calcarea Sulphurica.
If you have severe pus-filled legions that are painful to the touch and feels better by applying a warm compress, you’d benefit from Hepar Sulphuris (Hepar sulphuris calcareum), which may provide relief.
For pustular acne that’s on the nose or the cheeks that feels better when a cold application is applied will benefit from Ledum Palustre.
For acne that is associated with the hormonal changes due to menstrual onset, menopause, or puberty, Pulsatilla (Pulsatilla Pratensis) may be helpful.
For chromic white pustules, you can use Silica (Silicea.)
For reddish, inflamed acne pustules that may be itchy or extremely sore, you can use Sulphur.
The aforementioned formulas are the most common medicines for acne used in homeopathy. For the most part, your acne may seem like it is getting worse for about a week then it will begin to get better. These formulas are also safe for all ages. Take as directed on the container.
Vitamin A is extremely beneficial to the skin. According to studies, vitamin A reduces the production of sebum and keratin.
In order for vitamin A to be effective on acne, you’re going to have to take high dosages, which can have adverse side effects. The best way around this problem is to use a lower dosage, along with other nutrients that work together for the health of your skin. Nutrients that fit this mold are zinc and vitamin E.
(You can take 5,000 IU to 10,000 IU or higher on a daily basis; however, make sure that you consult with your physician first.)