Acne, pimples, cysts, and blackheads occur when dead skin cells clog pores, due to excessive secretion of sebum. How to avoid oily skin and eliminate acne?
Different lotions, creams, gels, and antibiotics are used to treat acne and pimples, but all of these treatments are chemical, often harsh on the skin, and their effectiveness sometimes does not meet our expectations.
Studies have recently shown that a plant could significantly help to eliminate acne, this is the nettle. Obviously, a healthy diet and good hygiene care are also essential to preserve the skin.
Benefits of nettle
Nettle has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. One of its components, scopoletin, gives it an anti-inflammatory action and capable of neutralizing free radicals.
Furthermore, nettle extract has antimicrobial activity 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 different forms to prevent and eliminate acne:
Heat the water to a boil, then add a few nettle leaves. Let it steep for a few minutes, then drink a cup several times a day.
The preparation of nettle lotion is similar to that of tea. Just soak a cotton ball in the lotion and apply it to the affected areas to remove acne.
You can buy organic nettle capsules in pharmacies and take them daily to eliminate acne.
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