How to Help Acne Naturally

Acne is a common problem not only for teens, but many of my female patients in their 40's and 50's are plagued with it as well. It's certainly challenging for your self-esteem and how you present yourself to the world. There are natural ways to treat acne.

Externally, once you start to see the signs of acne, you can use a hot compress, with a bit of sea salt, pressed on the area. A dab of tea tree oil on the spot will help as well.

As most acne is a mirror of what's going on inside your body, a castor oil pack can help to detoxify the skin via the detoxification of the liver and GI tract. To make a castor oil pack, simply take an old piece of flannel, soak it with a good-quality castor oil from the health food store (hexane-free, organic), and place it on top of your liver (which is on the right hand side of your body, below the ribcage). Then put a hot water bottle on top of it and leave it there for about 45 minutes. This will help detoxify the liver, which will help to begin to clear your skin. Often, a zinc deficiency may be part of the problem. If you see little while dots on your nails, then you need more zinc. Rather than a synthetic supplement, you can simply eat a 1/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds to help improve your zinc stores.

Your face is a map of your internal organs. For instance, if you break out mostly on your forehead this means that your liver and gall bladder are toxic. If you break out mostly on your chin, this could mean a hormone imbalance or that your bowel is toxic. Detoxification is the key that can help get rid of the toxins internally and therefore clear up your skin.

 Next, it is important to consume a healthy diet, with plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, as well as the proper Omega-3's. 


You can heal your skin naturally. Good healthy skin lies in your hands. With Vitatree products, you can be healthy the natural way. And live the Vita Life!

To Your Health & Wellness!

Natural Whole Food Vitamin expert

Dr. Janine Bowring

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