Acne can be very stressful for many people. When treatment is not working or prescribed antibiotics offered by your local doctor lead to some unwanted side-effects, you may be advised to take a look at the many natural antibiotics available for this condition. Probably due to some long-term risks and damage to your liver by these antibiotics, many people are starting to use natural antibiotics and their popularity has been increasing. What a lot of us do not know is that there are several natural antibiotics that can be found in our homes already.

Medicinal antibiotics, when taken for acne work by destroying the bacteria that causes this skin condition. Unfortunately, it is not common knowledge that safe natural alternative can do exactly that same work and or even better. The four natural antibiotics we cover here will be garlic, honey, aloe vera and tee tree oil. All contain antibiotic properties and can help alleviate your acne.

Garlic is a very strong natural antibiotics and can be an excellent home treatment for acne. To use garlic, cut a clove and use it by rubbing it on the skin a few times a day. Garlic can also be used to help reduce scars. If you have sensitive skin, please be aware that garlic can have a burning sensation so use sparingly at first.

Manuka Honey
Originating from New Zealand, Manuka honey is a very strong natural product and research is showing that its health benefits are not fully understood yet. Manuka honey contains an unique ingredient (UMF) that can be work as an antibacterial, antioxidant and antiseptic agent, making it an ideal natural antibiotic. By mixing manuka honey with cinnamon to create paste that can be applied directly to the skin, this needs to be left a few hours to allow it to start working on your skin.

Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a great natural antiseptic due to the ingredient terpinen-4-ol. This compound in tea tree oil has potent anti-bacterial abilities. Tea tree oil is native to Australia can be used very effectively for many skin conditions. To use tea tree oil for acne, use solutions that are a maximum of 15% tea tree oil and apply to the skin several times a day.

Aloe Vera
Commonly used by pharmaceutical as the principal ingredient in acne treatments, Aloe vera is one of natures great secrets. With its ability to heal and beat infections, aloe vera is a very popular natural antibiotic and has been used to treat a multitude of skin conditions for many years. Aloe vera works due to the amount of Saponins it contains, these Saponins have fantastic antiseptic properties and are very efficient for using against bacteria and infections. The juice and gel can used straight from the stems of the plant and applied directly onto the skin to start working.

A final note on using natural antibiotics. Depending on the severity of your condition, these products can take time to start delivering results and as such we ask that you keep using whichever treatment you choose until you see some noticeable effects. While many people start taking these natural antibiotics, please do not become frustrated and resort to using prescribed antibiotics. Prescribed antibiotics can bring undesired long term effects which makes natural antibiotics are an excellent alternative for many sufferers with acne.

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