Alternative Acne Treatments

Looking for that miracle acne treatment? I am sad to say there is no one acne treatment that cures all types of acne. What should you do? The remedy may reside in alternative acne treatments.

Many people with this chronic skin condition have no other alternative but to apply a mix of different forms of acne treatments. This is true due to the fact that acne is often the result of a series of factors, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause.

There are several alternative acne treatments available to help you relieve your acne condition, but you must be aware that there is no miracle treatment. These are generally effective, but take time.

You may eventually get that healthy skin so much desired, but how long it takes depends on the type of treatment applied. The alternative acne treatments most commonly used are:

1) Herbal remedies

2) Home remedies

3) Natural treatments

Herbal remedies are a good alternative if you desire a less aggressive treatment, compared to some acne prescription drugs that may cause some side effects. However, herbal remedies are not the perfect solution. One important drawback is the time it takes to obtain results.

With some of these alternative acne treatments, you may not see any significant changes to your skin before one month of daily treatment. Also, not many scientific studies exist to support herbal remedies as an effective treatment.

Home remedies are pretty much like the herbal remedies. Also presented as a good alternative to the expensive medicated treatments, being cheaper and having practically no side effects.

But just like herbal remedies, not many scientific studies exist to support home remedies. But most important, these treatments are not known to give you quick results, compared to the results obtained by the use of medicated treatments.

Natural treatments are very similar to the other alternative acne treatments already mentioned. These treatments normally do not cause any side effects, and may take several weeks before noting any significant improvements.

Also, not many scientific studies exist to support natural remedies. The main difference lies in the price. This form of alternative acne treatment may cost more that the herbal remedies and the home remedies.

Natural treatments are often treatments using processed natural products you buy from the health store, rather than using affordable natural ingredients with which you can prepare the treatment yourself. Natural treatments are also known as synthetic treatments.

All things compared, there is no particular alternative acne treatment that offers a notable advantage over another. What you should retain is that if you are in a hurry and can take the side effects, you should opt for the prescription acne drugs.

On the other hand, if you are not in a big hurry you can experiment with a combination of alternative acne treatments until you find the right formula for you.

Yuki Shoji


  1. zack said :
    January 18, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    What causes acne, and is there alternative treatments than pills?
    What causes acne? Is there other treatments other than pills on the market that works 100% effective. Is there any laser treatments out there that can treat the cause of acne?

  2. Hawkster said :
    January 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Usually the cause is oily skin, especially during the teenage years. I used to wash my face every day with Ivory soap. It’s 99.44 percent pure soap, so it’ll dry your skin out. Then, whenever I had a small breakout, I would use a tinted acne medicine, like Oxy 10. Worked like a charm.
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  3. richandhealthy said :
    January 18, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve got a great article on acne. Feel free to contact me with your e-mail address, and I can forward it to you.
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  4. ReBeL AnGeL said :
    January 18, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    100% EFFECTIVE HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR ACNE (Without any side effects or complications) :-

    Head remedy.Pimples worse during menses;worse after eating fats, sugar, coffee and meat Psorinum 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

    Pimples at the age of puberty with itching Asterias Rub 30X, 6 hourly

    If Asterias rub fails; pustuler eruptions Kali Brom 30X, 6 hourly

    Chronic cases; worse after taking eggs and during winter seasons Streptococcin.200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

    To clean the complexion Berberis Aquifolium Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 7 – 8 drops

    Pimples; stools constipated like sheep’s dung; worse from sea bathing Magnesia Mur.30X, 6 hourly

    Acne of nose; better in damp weather Causticum.30X, 6 hourly

    To cover tendency of pimples and to purify the blood Echinacea Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 5 – 10 drops

    Acne rosacea.Pimples are painful for some distance around; worse during menstruation. Eugenia J Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 5 -10 drops

    Pimples hard like flee bites, chilblains Agaricus Mus 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

    Skin moist; pimples; digestion slow; flatulence; better fanning Carbo Veg 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

    Rose colourd pimples; pale,waxy skin; chilly persons Silicea.200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

    Acne in tuberculer patients Tuberculinum K 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

    Acne hard; indurated base with pustule at apex; night sweats Arsenic Iod 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

    When above remedies fail (intercurrent remedy) Sulphur 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

    Take Care and God Bless !
    References :
    Homeopathic Materia Medica.

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