Parents of teens could relate to the incessant pleas for acne treatments. Actually, anyone plagued by pimples understands the need for cures of the unsightly skin condition. Pharmacy brands don’t work and subscriptions to monthly mixtures are often too expensive to maintain. Why not try a solution found in the home to clear the skin of acne?
Friday’s episode of "The Dr. Oz Show" was a repeat from January where Dr. Oz touts the benefits of oregano, a spice found in almost every home in America. He offers five ways Oil of Oregano could be used to stay healthy, which included a treatment for acne.
Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, some experts have advocated the use oil of oregano to treat skin conditions like acne and rosacea. Combine equal amounts of oregano oil and olive or coconut oil and apply it to your problem areas with a cotton swab before you go to bed. Let it soak in, but don’t use it directly on any broken skin like cuts or scrapes.
While olive oil and coconut oil might be a staple in many homes, Oil of Oregano, not the dried spice, might not be lying in every house's cupboards. However, it is very affordable and could be found at The Vitamin Shoppe throughout Long Island.
What are some of the other benefits Oil of Oregano offers other than an all-natural acne treatment? Oil of Oregano combats bad breath, “reduces infectious diarrhea,” helps the immune system, kills bacteria, and is a hand sanitizer, among others. Dr. Oz warns Oil of Oregano should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women and to consult a physician before using this natural acne remedy.
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