Triclosan

Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that is found in many OTC acne treatment products, such as soaps and cleansers. Triclosan and Acne Clinical research and patient reports indicate that face washes with Triclosan are somewhat helpful for people with mild acne symptoms (Acne Types: 1-2). Similar to salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, triclosan does not …

Green Tea

Green Tea Plant Camelia sinensis

Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camelia sinensis plant. Grean Tea ia a very popular beverage worldwide. Green Tea is also a widely used ingredient in Naturopathic medicine. Green Tea and Acne Both unprocessed Green Tea and Green Tea Extract are commonly used in Naturopathic acne treatments. They are often mixed into …

Clay

Clay Powders for Facial Masks

Used for thousands of years, clay masks are part of the quintessential spa experience. There are several different types of clay commonly used in these topical treatments. Each has different properties and composition. Clay can be enriched in a wide range of trace elements. Clay Face Masks and Acne Clay-based face masks are commonly incorporated …

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Baking Soda (Sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3) is a common chemical compound that has a wide range of uses. It is commonly used in culinary, cleaning and medical applications. Baking Soda and Acne Baking Soda is occasionally used as a Naturopathic treatment for acne. It is generally used as a facewash, although it can also be used …

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is produced from fermented apple juice. It is commonly used in cooking. It is also a very popular homeopathic treatment for a range of health ailments. However, there is little reliable scientific evidence that supports any of the various health claims associated with Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar and Acne As …

Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a form of purified charcoal that has been treated to increase its abosrbent capacity. Activated charcoal is used as a treatment for certain kinds of poisoning. Once ingested, its aborbent properties allow it to sequester (trap) certain types of toxins. Activated charcoal also has a wide range of uses in Naturopathic medicine. …

Zinc

Zinc Supplement

Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is required by many human enzymes and cellular processes. Zinc is a popular nutritional supplement is purported to help boost the immune system. Zinc and Acne Zinc is one of the most common supplements used in the Naturopathic treatment of acne. Both topical and oral Zinc formulations are …

Yoga

Yoga

Yoga is a discipline that combines physicality and spirituality. There are many different types of Yoga, but most forms of Yoga rely on a similar system of physical exercises that emphasize balance, flexibility and meditation. Yoga is routinely incorporated into holistic treatment plans for a wide range of ailments. Yoga and Acne Yoga is rarely …

White Willow Extract

Young White Willow Trees

White Willow Extract is prepared from the bark of the White Willow tree (Salix alba). The bark from many species of Willow (Salix spp.) is a natural source Aspirin, a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). Preparations of willow bark have been used in the traditional medicine of indigenous people for thousands of years. Preparations of pain-killing …