According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is a skin condition consisting of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads that cover your face, neck, upper arms, chest, back or shoulders.
There are numerous over-the-counter and prescription solutions available. But, could a natural approach be the cure?
At some point in your life, you may have that dreaded experience with breakouts. If you're lucky, you might have a pimple every once in a while that usually goes away within a day or two.
However, if you're someone who chronically suffers from acne and have tried all sorts of products and cover-ups, you may be left feeling embarrassed and frustrated that nothing you try helps.
Have you ever tried a holistic approach to healing your acne?
Holistic medicine takes the whole person (mind, body, spirit, emotions) into account when trying to heal a health issue. In the case of acne, many people want to stay away from the strong side effects of the typical prescription medications available.
What are some holistic ways to treat your acne?
- Tea tree oil
- Manuka honey
- Willow Bark
- Green tea
- Moroccan rhassoul clay
Depending on where the breakouts are happening on your body, there are several different Chinese herbs mixed with natural topical creams that can help target and eliminate acne on your face, chest or back.
Antonia Balfour, LAc, is a known specialist within the holistic treatment for skin disorders. She joins Dr. Holly to share why going holistic can benefit your health, as well as five holistic ways to treat your acne.