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Alternative Treatments for Acne

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Acne:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Acne may include:

  • Biotin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B5
  • Regular washing of affected area
  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce makeup use
  • Avoid shaving
  • Fresh shaving blade
  • Regular hair washing
  • Chasteberry
  • Echinacea
  • Red clover
  • Burdock
  • Yellow dock
  • Dang gui
  • Milk thistle
  • Schisandra
  • Licorice root extract (glycyrrhizin)
  • Calendula
  • Tea tree oil
  • Goldenseal
  • Cnidium seed
  • Honeysuckle flower
  • Yarrow tea
  • Zinc
  • Chromium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B6
  • Kali bromatum
  • Sulfur
  • Antimonium tartaricum
  • Cumin, coriander, fennel tea
  • Diet
  • Chick pea paste
  • Almond powder and goat's milk paste
  • Tumeric-sandalwood cream
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupressure
  • Juice therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Yoga
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Beta-carotene
  • Vinegar on affected area
  • Lemon juice on affected area
  • Tea tree oil on affected area
  • Aloe vera gel on affected area
  • Oil-free makeup
  • Avoid lanolin
  • Avoid isopropyl myristate
  • Avoid sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Avoid laureth-4
  • Avoid D & C red dyes
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Avoid sun overexposure
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Cumin, coriander and fennel tea
  • Almond powder paste
  • Aloe vera juice
  • Colon cleanse
  • Amalaki-by mouth
  • Guduchi, shatavari and kutki mixture-by mouth
  • Melon salve overnight
  • Breathing exercise
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Self-massage
  • Color therapy (Ayurvedic medicine)
  • Visualization therapy
  • Warm water and honey face wash
  • Ground orange seeds and egg white-face mask
  • Crushed tomatoes and oak powder-face mask
  • Crushed vitamin B6 tablet-face mask
  • Barley soup
  • Vegetable juice (celery, tomato, Asian pear, lemon)
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Acne getaway (Chinese herb)
  • Resorcinol-containing creams
  • Avoid scrubbing skin with cleansers
  • Avoid exfoliation
  • Limit dietary iodine intake
  • Apply egg white over pimple
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • Benzoyl peroxide even on clear skin prone to acne breakouts
  • Avoid oily pomade-type hair products that can block facial pores
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Olive oil-topical
  • Cucumber juice
  • Urine (first of the day)-topical, let dry then rinse off
  • Garlic clove juice and vinegar-topical spot treatment
  • Lemon juice and cinnamon paste-spot treatment

Unlabelled Alternative Drug Treatments

These alternative drug therapies have been listed by various sources as possible alternative treatments for Acne:

  • Dexamethasone - mainly used to treat androgenic cases in females

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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