Thyme & Acne

Suffering from problem skin? Did you know that thyme has been found to be more effective against acne than benzoyl peroxide. As Well & Good NYC states, the worst acne treatment for the skin can be benzoyl peroxide. Studies have shown it to be free-radical generating. The idea is to protect the skin against free radicals, not produce them! Herbal preparations are less harsh on the skin due to their anti-inflammatory properties and can be more effective than chemical treatments.

Our Oil Control Formula contains thyme, as well as powerful anti-bacterial extracts including lemongrass, lavender, and cajeput bark.

At home tip: Steam your pores!

A good steaming with some common herbs such as rosemary & thyme will speed up the healing process when suffering from breakouts. Be sure to wash your face thoroughly. Bring a medium-sized pot of filtered water to a boil. Add one sprig of rosemary of 1/4 teaspoon lavendar oil, or 2 sprigs of thyme if you have breakouts. Adding 1 tablespoon of liquid golden seal and echinacea blend (available at health food stores) to the water helps boost the steams antibacterial effect. If you have dry skin, add 2 bags of chamomile tea to the water rather than rosemary or thyme.

Remove from heat, cover the pot, and let it steep for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and let the first steam escape so that you do not burn yourself. Drape a large towel over your head and carefully place your face over the pot so that so that the towel traps the steam. Make sure you are far enough from the steam so that it doesn’t burn but close enough so that it feels warm and soothing. Steam your face for at least 2 minutes. Pull away from the pot for a few minutes. Then repeat until the water becomes luke warm.

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Take care!


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Published on January 11, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli


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