Good news for natural treatments fans: A new study finds that using the common Thyme herb is more effective than Benzoyl Peroxide for acne treatment.
Every acne sufferer has probably used the chemical Benzoyl Peroxide, which is found in topical creams and often causes side effects as a burning sensation on the skin and irritation. But now someone has finally scientifically proven one of the natural remedies for acne.
Natural Remedies for Acne – The Study
The Leeds Metropolitan University Website reported that Student Kimberley Sanderson and supervisor, Dr Margarita Gomez Escalada, a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology and Genetics at Leeds Metropolitan, found that a solution using the common herb thyme (known as a tincture) was more effective in killing the acne bacterium than traditional chemical-based creams.
The research team tested the effectiveness of thyme, myrrh and marigold tinctures in killing the acne bacterium using a test commonly used to test disinfectants. The activity of the tinctures was also compared to that of the benzoyl peroxide used in acne creams.
Dr Gomez Escalada commented: “…The preparation that was found the most effective was thyme tincture, even better than benzoyl peroxide. This shows the potential of thyme tincture for treating acne. We now need to carry out further tests in conditions that mimic the skin to confirm the effectiveness in practical use. If thyme tincture is proven to be effective for the treatment of acne, it will provide a natural alternative to current treatments.”(Source is here)
Where Can You Find Thyme Tincture and How to Use it?
Amazon has one of the best products – Fushi Wellbeing Thyme Tincture (Organic) – 100ml (3.52oz)
The usual therapeutic dosage of Thyme tincture is 6 – 18 ml per day. It is advised to consult with a doctor before you start, especially if you are taking any other medication.
Are There More Proven Natural Remedies For Acne?
Several studies found that combining blue light (proven to kill acne causing bacteria) and red light (proven to promote skin healing) can reduce up to 60 percent of your acne. Combining it with other natural treatment (such as Thyme…) can bring dramatical improvement in your condition.
You can see how light therapy works and which home devices are best – Read the article right here – Blue Light Therapy for Acne
To your health and happiness,
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