If you suffer from a skin blemish then you already know that acne is a problem that plagues millions of consumers all over the world on a daily basis. The fact is the person that develops a way to prevent acne would become a very wealthy and extremely popular person. Individuals that suffer from zits, pimples, blackheads and other acne associated problems would pay a good bit of money for a cure. This is proven on an everyday basis judging by the amount of acne skin cleansers, solutions and exfoliation masks that are sold. Unfortunately no acne fighting solution is the Holy Grail to curing an outbreak 100% of the time.
Although there are many companies that offer herbal and natural remedies for acne the most popular treatments continue to remain ointments, lotions and soaps. The big question that needs to be answered is, do these products work?
The companies that manufacture these acne control products claim that their products do in fact work at eliminating acne outbreaks. In fact, you can easily find many testimonials from seemingly satisfied customers. Unfortunately, there is very little scientific data to support these heart-warming testimonials. A lack of a governing body to provide validity to these claims is unfortunate and the main cause of the problem. However, the absence of legislative oversight does not have to be a deciding factor in your usage of these products. You really must also consider whom you ask and what you believe when it comes to controlling skin blemishes and eliminating blackheads, zits and pimples.
There is no doubt that in ancient times, herbal and natural remedies were the only options that earlier civilizations had. These herbal and natural remedies were used for nearly every ailment they encountered. In fact, drugstores and neighborhood pharmacies, where you can find a remedy for any ailment you may have, are a very recent development.
Currently, many of us eat foods with processed ingredients, harsh pesticides and many other ingredients, which could potentially be dangerous. In earlier civilizations, these factors were not present. Although these individuals had shorter life spans and lived more difficult lives, scientific evidence has proven and made it clear that they were overall very healthy. Many people attribute this to the fact that they were eating much more natural food, which they raised themselves, and therefore absent of many if not all of the dangerous and harmful ingredients in our foods we currently include in our daily diets.
The best way to decide if herbal remedies and natural treatments are going to work for you is to research the issue. Determine which natural ingredients and herbs have been proven to be effective in fighting acne and then find products that use or incorporate these ingredients. Naturally, the best way to determine if they work is by using them for a trial period in order to see and measure the results yourself.
If you have been diagnosed with acne by a dermatologist, he or she may recommend an antibiotic, since bacteria are known to be a main cause of acne. You could ask your dermatologist if there are any natural products on the market that have been shown to reduce acne and if so what recommendation does he or she have. Echinacea, Witch Hazel and Tea Tree oil are three commonly used natural products that have been shown to fight bacteria and therefore help those suffering from acne, skin blemishes, zits, pimples and irritating blackheads.
There are many other natural products on the market, such as facial peels, clay masks and gentle abrasives. In order to find one that works you have to be willing and mentally prepared to read labels and do other research. If you are inclined and motivated to do this, you will be able to find plenty of natural products and herbal remedies for treating your acne.
Timothy Gorman is a successful Webmaster and publisher of Clear-Skin-Solutions.com He provides more acne clearing solutions, tips and herbal remedies and natural treatments for acne that you can research in your pajamas on his website.