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      Acne Treatment Remedies

      Basil Treatment

      Boil 1 cup distilled water, put in about 1 - 2 tsp of dried basil, take off flame and let steep for about 10 minutes. Strain water into a glass container with a tight fitting lid. (Baby food jar would be great) Use a cotton ball to apply water to face morning and night. Keep in refrigerator. Keeps about 5 days.

      posted by: Ronna
      Toothpaste, Not just for Teeth!

      Try putting a dab of plain toothpaste on your pimples before you go to bed and wash off in the morning. It'll dry those nasty things up in no time!
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. cshoe53's Avatar
        I occasionally get a break-out and have found Calamine lotion works great.
      1. vruhowze's Avatar
        So does three tabs of moistened asprin, either in water or witch hazel. It's the salicyclic acid that works.
      1. billie_jo60's Avatar
        Here's what works for my adult acne!
        Take a clean cotton swap and put a few drops of all nature tea tree essential oil on it and dab that on those big red ones!
        Do a online search and you will find tons of articles that support this.
      1. cmjune76's Avatar
        The moistened asprin does work.. I add a bit of honey to it b/c when the asprin dries it makes me sneeze something awful.. but not when I add honey. Also.. the skin can become 'used' to the application of asprin, so use it only once a week..and use sunscreen!
        Beware though if you are already on medication that warn against aspirin ask your doc first!
      1. Joyce201's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by billie_jo60 View Post
        Here's what works for my adult acne!
        Take a clean cotton swap and put a few drops of all nature tea tree essential oil on it and dab that on those big red ones!
        Do a online search and you will find tons of articles that support this.
        I have just found tree tea oil, I mix mine with coconut oil and use it every day. I couldn't believe how fast tree tea oil heals! TFS! Joyce
      1. chbranch's Avatar
        What concentration of tea tree oil should you use? Where do you buy it?
      1. maryeaton1993's Avatar
        I take alcohol, like rubbing alcohol, a low percent maybe 60 or 75 and take a cotton pad. Rub it all over my face scrubbing. When you're finished you'll see all the dirt and grime you've got in your pores. It's nasty! You'd be surprised what you find on the back of your neck!
      1. geri57's Avatar
        Great ideas for helping my teens outbreak of acne.
        Thanks a lot!
      1. kntrygrl256's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by Joyce201 View Post
        I have just found tree tea oil, I mix mine with coconut oil and use it every day. I couldn't believe how fast tree tea oil heals! TFS! Joyce
        I use tea tree oil in with my conditioner. It's really great if you have dry itchy scalp. I love the minty scent it leaves on my hair.

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