Acne, pimples, cysts and comedones occur when the dead skin cells clog the pores because of an excessive secretion of sebum. How to avoid having oily skin and eliminate acne?
Various lotions, creams, gels and antibiotic are used to treat acne and pimples, but these chemical treatments are often aggressive to the skin, and their effectiveness is sometimes not up to our expectations.
Studies have recently shown that a plant could significantly help eliminate acne, it is the nettle. Obviously, a healthy diet and a healthy care are also essential to preserve the skin.
Benefits of Nettle
Nettle has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. One of its components, scopoletin, gives it anti-inflammatory properties and can neutralize free radicals.
Furthermore, nettle extract has antimicrobial properties against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including the most common pathogens: S. aureus and E. coli. Nettle inhibits the growth of bacteria and prevents inflammation. It also has very positive effects on the skin.
Nettle can be used in various forms to prevent and eliminate acne:
Heat the water to a boil, then add some nettle leaves. Let it steep for a few minutes and drink a cup several times a day.
The preparation of the nettle lotion is similar to that of the tea. Simply soak a cotton ball in the lotion and apply it on the affected areas to remove acne.
You can buy organic nettle capsules from the pharmacy and take them daily to remove acne.