Olive oil is the only cooking oil that every dietary sect whether paleo, vegan, fruitarian, or the government food pyramid agrees is extremely healthy, and its powers can add to your acne-clearing efforts as well.
Natural topical treatments have a big place in an acne-clearing lifestyle. Overall, the smartest idea is to prevent acne from ever forming on your skin in the first place by optimising your diet and lifestyle, but the fact remains: well-conducted scientific studies have shown that topical treatments can slash pimple counts by up to 50%.
When I first started researching natural topical treatments for acne, as opposed to traditional pharmaceutical ones like benzoyl peroxide, I believed that there was only a handful of viable options. I thought that they were limited to the likes of aloe vera with its anti-inflammatory properties and raw honey with its endless antibacterial peptides produced by bees…
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a small evergreen shrub that grows most heavily in Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, Southern France, Greece, North Africa, and areas of Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt. It grows in particular abundance by rocky limestone hillsides near the sea.
Aloe vera (Aloe Vera Barbadensis) is easily one of the most amazing medicinal plants mankind has yet discovered. There’s over 400 species of the aloe plant of which just four, including aloe vera, are cultivated for medicinal purposes.