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Remedies, natural treatments against acne

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Acne can cause deep discomfort, especially if the spots are numerous and frequent. However, it is entirely possible to reduce or even remove these malicious imperfections using simple and natural methods. Discover these natural acne treatments in this article and find healthy skin thanks to Akno Natura Regulatory Complex.


What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that today affects around 2% of the French population. This skin disease most often occurs during adolescence, when the level of the male hormone called androgen increases in the body. This will stimulate the sebaceous glands which will produce too much sebum, a lipid substance which is located in the pores of the skin and which has the role of hydrating it.

An overproduction of sebum will clog the pores of the skin and cause inflammation of the hair follicle. Result: imperfections, oily skin, comedones, blackheads and all kinds of pimples will appear. See our article on the manifestations of acne.


Against acne and blemishes, what are the existing treatments?

Acne is a disease that can be very disabling, and it can have significant psychological impacts for people who suffer from it, particularly atadolescence. This is why it is important to treat this disease at the first signs, so that it does not get worse and does not leave scars on the skin.

To treat acne, different types of treatments exist. If you go to a dermatologist, there is a good chance that he or she will prescribe traditional treatments based on benzoyl peroxide or antibiotics. For the most severe cases of acne, isotretinoin may be prescribed.

The advantage of natural treatments is that they respect our skin and our body much more. The use of chemicals over the short term or long term does not represent a healthy solution for our bodies. Instead, turning to other alternatives seems like a better option. Nature contains many products capable of treating imperfections. This is also the case for the treatment of acne scars.


Natural topical treatments for acne and blemishes

Clay masks to unclog pores

green clay mask for acne and inflammationClay has healing and descaling properties. There are different types of clay: green, yellow, white, red, blue, pink. It helps cleanse the pores of the skin in depth and absorbs excess sebum. It removes bacteria present on the epidermis and prevents their proliferation. For imperfections in oily or acne-prone skin, we prefer to use green clay or yellow clay.

Green clay to regulate sebum and regenerate the skin

Yellow clay is rich in minerals. It will re-oxygenate the cells and tone the skin. It is very concentrated in ferric ions and oxides, hence its yellow color. It is a soft clay, so it is more suitable for sensitive skin such as acne-prone skin.

Mix the powdered clay with a little water until you have a paste.
Apply to the entire face.
Leave until the clay dries. Once dry, rinse thoroughly to remove everything.

Perform this mask once or twice a week.

Tea tree essential oil, a powerful disinfectant against pimples

Tea treeTea tree essential oil, its Latin name Melaleuca alternifolia, has powerful purifying and anti-bacterial properties.

Like all essential oils, it is very concentrated. Also, it is better not to use it directly on the entire skin. It should be mixed with one or more other vegetable oils so as not to sensitize the skin. Before using them, you must also do a test on an area of ​​the body, the bend of the elbow for example, and assess the allergy or tolerance to the oil.

Tea tree essential oil can also be used directly locally, on spots for example. Soak 1 or 2 drops of essential oil on a cotton swab then apply directly to the imperfections.


Green tea, antioxidant to fight against imperfections

For acne, drink tea without milkGreen tea is very good for your health: used as a drink, it is an effective diuretic to eliminate toxins. It is also a very good antioxidant. It contains numerous polyphenols, including catechins (20%), but also epigallocatechin gallate (or EGCG) which is a substance that destroys free radicals, responsible for skin aging. Green tea therefore helps preserve the youthfulness of the skin.

Its tannin content, a powerful astringent agent, makes it a very good ingredient capable of tightening pores and toning problem skin. But it can also be used on the skin, in different ways:

When cleansing: the equivalent of a cup of green tea directly on the face.
As a mask: mix the equivalent of a tea bag with honey and apply to the face. Leave for around twenty minutes then rinse.
As a tonic: infuse a tea bag in hot rose water, wait for the mixture to cool and apply to the face using a cotton pad.
In a steam bath: boil green tea in a saucepan and place your face above the saucepan, wrapping a towel around your head. Allow 5 minutes to open the pores of your skin using heat and allow the agents to penetrate.

Honey, moisturizer and healing accelerator

choose honey for acneIn the same way as green tea, honey is consumed and can be used directly on the skin. It has multiple anti-aging, moisturizing and antioxidant properties.

It protects from UV rays and facilitates skin regeneration. These are the reasons why it is used in cosmetics. It is also softening and antiseptic, and therefore allows the skin to heal. These are flavonoids, antioxidants, which help the body to eliminate free radicals and therefore protect against skin aging.

It can be used directly as a mask: apply the honey to the skin and leave to act for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. It is possible to mix honey with other natural ingredients to make a mask:

Purifying honey and lemon mask: By mixing 1 teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice, you will obtain a mask capable of refining the skin's texture and rebalancing its hydration level. And presto, here is a new treatment among the list of natural acne treatments.

Apple cider vinegar, a natural detoxifier that rebalances the skin's pH

Like all vinegars, cider vinegar was formed through the phenomenon of acetic fermentation. Small bacteria help in the formation of this acid which gives it detergent power. So, apple cider vinegar acts as a natural disinfectant. It can be used as a topical treatment which eliminates the bacteria present on the skin causing acne.

It is a natural detoxifier which will eliminate free radicals. In addition to being rich in phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamins, amino acids and trace elements, it is also and above all rich in potassium. Potassium helps our skin fight against pollution, balance a diet that is sometimes too rich and counteracts drug poisoning.

This natural acne treatment will help exfoliate dead cells. Its concentration of manganese helps the body absorb carbohydrates, lipids and vitamins. By consuming apple cider vinegar daily, the body will benefit from the antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties present in the malic acid of apple cider vinegar. The benefits will obviously be visible on the skin because the malic acid it contains can prevent infections generated by acne and spots caused by pimple scars.

Apple cider vinegar can be used as an astringent lotion. Mix ¼ cider vinegar with 3 quarts water. You can also add a few drops of essential oils of your choice. Apply to your skin using a cotton pad. This lotion will re-balance the pH of your skin, tighten pores and eliminate excess sebum, thus preventing the appearance of blackheads. Use once a day.

Aloe vera, powerful healing properties for problem skin

natural acne treatment with aloe veraAloe is very appreciated for these different virtues. There are around 400 varieties of aloe, but aloe vera is the variety most renowned for healing the human body. Aloe is composed of catechins, carotenoids, flavonoids and numerous enzymes, known for their beneficial actions on the skin. This plant is also rich in vitamin A, B and E, it contains carbohydrates as well as amino acids.

In aloe vera, 2 things can be used: juice and gel. Aloe vera is one of the most effective natural treatments for getting rid of acne. It is essentially the gel that is used to treat skin conditions. It is best known for its strong healing power and this is why it is often used on burns. As it promotes wound healing and fights infections thanks to its anti-bacterial properties, it will also be useful for acne-prone skin. In particular, its anti-inflammatory action will help reduce the skin inflammation that causes pimples.

Furthermore, aloe vera will stimulate the production of collagen and tone the skin.

If possible, it is best to grow the plant at home to be able to remove the pulp. Otherwise, more and more specialized stores sell aloe vera gel directly bottled.

Use: Apply Aloe vera gel to previously cleansed skin.
Leave on for around twenty minutes then rinse. It is preferable to apply a moisturizer suitable for acne-prone skin following this treatment.


Natural vegetable oils to moisturize the skin AND treat imperfections

It is possible to use vegetable oils as skin treatments and moisturizers.(1)

Jojoba, rebalance excess sebumacne and jojoba oil

Rich in vitamin E and linoelic acid, its composition is close to human sebum. This is the reason why jojoba oil is particularly suitable for acne-prone and problem skin, since it helps rebalance excess sebum. Its regenerative virtues also allow better healing of the epidermis, and help to soften it. In addition, it is non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores.

Carapa procera, the best natural, gentle acne treatment

Carapa oil procera natural treatment for acneThis oil is still little known. However, it has powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and healing properties. Akno Natura treatments are formulated with this oil. THE Akno Natura Regulatory Complex is composed of more than 50% Carapa procera oil, the advantage is that it is used with a natural fiber sponge, exfoliating to optimize its purifying action against imperfections.
Discover also our travelogue in Guinea in search of Carapa procera oil.



Nigella, lipid-replenishing and anti-inflammatory action

black seed oil for acne and pimplesKnown and used since Antiquity, particularly in Egypt and India, Nigella oil, or black cumin, is known and recognized for its calming, toning, but also regenerating, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. It will reduce the proliferation of bacteria on the skin.

This oil is very concentrated in essential fatty acids known as “lipid-replenishing” which means that they promote the reconstitution of lipids in the skin. It contains antioxidant agents such as vitamin E and carotenoids, which help fight free radicals and contribute to the youthfulness of the skin.

Many specialists especially emphasize the virtues of this oil against allergies, and therefore atopic dermatitis in particular. It purifies the skin and acts on certain dermatoses such as atopic eczema or psoriasis, and on acne.

The effects of this oil on the body are also interesting since it would improve digestive functions (strengthen the intestinal flora), while considerably reducing the number of harmful bacteria and digestive disorders (stomach and intestinal pain, flatulence, etc.). ).

Hazelnut, a natural treatment to act on acne scars

Hazelnut oil helps your skin get rid of skin problems like acne, pimples or blackheads. It soothes, protects and purifies your skin in an effective and lasting manner.

Extremely rich in unsaturated fatty acids, its composition will help regulate excess sebum (responsible for acne and spots) and will improve the appearance of scars. It is also effective in calming rashes and redness. Furthermore, it tightens pores, evens out the complexion and softens the skin, which will help improve the texture of the skin. This oil is also non-comedogenic.

These oils can be applied pure or mixed with other vegetable oils and a few drops of tea tree essential oil for example. It is best to apply them in the evening to acne-prone areas of the face, using a cotton pad. This allows the skin to better absorb the active ingredients during the night, when the skin regenerates best. It leaves your skin soft, satiny and perfectly treated. Without leaving a greasy feeling after application, hazelnut oil penetrates perfectly and leaves your skin deliciously scented.

We will note that hazelnut oil, if applied to the skin, promotes protection against UV rays. Many sun protection products are formulated with hazelnut oil.


Natural acne treatments: our Akno Natura treatment


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Topical treatment for blemishes

Le Regulatory Complex is formulated with more than 50% Carapa procera oil. It is used using a sponge called a loofah: the mechanical action of exfoliation combined with the virtues of the oil will help to cleanse the skin and cleanse the pores to eliminate imperfections. The Complex will also help with healing, reduce marks and the skin will be smoother. It is used once a day, in the evening.

testimonials from our customers on the effectiveness of the treatment.




Other general tips for fighting acne

  • Be careful not to attack your skin: by overly chemical treatments, or by exfoliating your skin too violently with unsuitable products. Don't dry out your skin either.
    Use non-comedogenic products, promote natural treatments against acne and blemishes.
  • Avoid the sun or protect yourself during any exposure to the sun: by using a protective screen or better, by not exposing yourself.
  • Do not touch your buttons: especially when your hands are not clean! We touch our faces around 250 times a day. It is better to avoid so as not to proliferate bacteria and therefore aggravate acne and blemishes.
  • Diet: have a more balanced diet, avoid eating too much refined sugar and eat more fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins and minerals. A good diet is the basis of all natural acne treatments.
  • Hydration: drink plenty of water. This helps to better eliminate toxins from the body



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