Shea butter, sourced from the African subcontinent, is one of the most beloved natural moisturisers for keeping the skin moist and supple. If you’re somebody who shuns commercial moisturisers due to the red and blotchy acne they cause, then you’ve probably heard of shea butter.
Juniper berry oil is a topical acne treatment derived from the blue or black berry of the juniper plant which grows widely around the North Hemisphere.
You can find juniper trees in Japan, Europe and North Africa; they grow to between 6 and 25 feet tall, and have stiff, needle-like blue and green leaves. You can see a picture of the tree and its berries to the left.
For years now, using cinnamon topically has been one of the top underground acne remedies.
Cinnamon is widely recommended in combination with honey or yoghurt in a face mask for clearing acne. It’s most commonly favoured as a topical hyperpigmentation remedy, for getting rid of old acne scars or lightening and brightening your skin tone.
Acne home remedies are one of the biggest minefields around. Some insist that every last one is a threat to your skin, some insist that a hidden miracle could be in your cupboard right now.
As you would expect, the real picture is far more complex, and interesting too. There’s many excellent home remedies; one example is turmeric powder, which was shown in this study to reduce oily skin by 24.67% after four weeks. It started as a home remedy; it later became official.