Acne, pimples, cysts and blackheads occur when dead skin cells clog pores because of excessive secretion of sebum. How to avoid having oily skin and eliminate acne?
Different lotions, creams, gels and antibiotherapies are used to treat acne and pimples, but all these treatments are chemical, often aggressive for the skin, and their effectiveness is sometimes not up to our expectations.
Studies have recently shown that a plant can significantly help eliminate acne, it is 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 is able to neutralize free radicals.
In addition, nettle extract has antimicrobial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including the most common pathogens: S. aureus and E. coli. Nettle inhibits 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 some nettle leaves. Let steep for a few minutes, then drink a cup several times a day.
The preparation of nettle lotion is similar to that of tea. Simply dip a cotton ball into the lotion and apply it on the affected areas to eliminate acne.
You can buy organic nettle capsules in pharmacy and take daily to eliminate acne.