by NativeRemedies on October 28th, 2010 at 4:29 pm
Acne is a painful and extremely stubborn condition that mostly affects skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; including the face, upper chest, and back. Severe acne is inflammatory, but acne also manifests in noninflammatory forms.
Acne is a very common condition, specially during adolescence. Hormonal changes in women can cause acne to linger or to occur on and off. Although there are a number of acne remedies, finding the right treatment can be frustrating.
Thankfully, home remedies can be used in to alleviate symptoms and improve the skin’s appearance. One of the oldest home remedies for acne involves the use of mint leaves.
Take approximately a handful of fresh mint leaves (peppermint is generally preferred rather than spearmint) and use a mortar and pestle to crush them thoroughly. Gently rub this mixture on the affected areas, leaving it on for about 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water. This treatment can be applied as frequently as desired and helps to reduce pain and inflammation. It also has a soothing and cooling effect on broken-out skin.