Yogurt is occasionally used as a topical Naturopathic treatment for both active acne and acne scars. Yogurt-based skin care treatments are especially popular in some Middle Eastern and Asian communities. Topical yogurt-based facials can be easily prepared and applied at home. Yogurt facials are also commonly offered in spas. Unpasteurized yogurt contains many nutrients and … Continue reading “Yogurt”

Colloidal copper is toxic to a wide range of bacteria and fungi. Although it is used less commonly than colloidal silver, colloidal copper is gaining popularity as a treatment for several types of dermatological problems, including acne. Copper-based compounds are the active ingredient in many anti-fungal, topical solutions. Copper has also been incorporated into fabrics and … Continue reading “Colloidal Copper”

Sulfur has been used since antiquity for the treatment of skin diseases. Sulfur-laden hot springs are widely touted for their healing properties. Sulfur is one of the most commonly prescribed topical acne therapies in Naturopathic medicine. Sulfur itself has antibacterial and antifungal properties. In addition to Naturopatic medicine, sulfur is commonly used in organic farming operations … Continue reading “Sulfur”

Colloidal Silver has been used in Naturopathic and Alternative Medicine for many years. Some people consume Colloidal Silver suspensions orally, although it is more commonly applied topically when used as an acne treatment. Colloidal Silver is often used in the preparations of Naturopathic anti-acne face masks that also contain other active ingredients, such as clays, … Continue reading “Colloidal Silver”

Egg whites contain large quantities of proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Egg whites are low in carbohydrates and very rich in protein, which make them very popular nutritional choice for people who are trying to lose weight and/or build muscle mass. Fresh egg whites are also commonly used for topical treatments in Naturopathic medicine. Egg Whites … Continue reading “Egg Whites”

Honey has a medicinal tradition that goes back to ancient times. Honey has become even more popular in recent times with some research indicating that Honey can accelerate wound healing when applied topically. Several products containing medical grade Honey are now available and are widely used in parts of Europe and Asia. Honey is widely used in Nautropathic … Continue reading “Honey”

Topical Naturopathic Remedies for acne extend beyond essential oils and plant extracts to include a wide variety of alternative treatments. Sulfur, yogurt, silver, calamine, honey and many other substances are all commonly used to create topical acne treatments. Some of these treatments have a long and successful history of use in the traditional medicine of many … Continue reading “Topical Naturopathic Remedies”

Herbal and Nutritional Supplements commonly used in the Naturopathic treatment of all types of acne. It is well known that deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals can cause or worsen numerous health problems, including skin diseases like acne. A wide range of vitamins, minerals, animal products, herbal extracts and other plant-based products are purported to … Continue reading “Herbal and Nutritional Supplements”

Multi-vitamins are nutritional supplements that combine many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients into a single formulation. Regular intake of a balanced multi-vitamin at the recommended dosage is an excellent way to maintain healthy levels of essential nutrients in your body. Multi-vitamins are rarely used as a direct treatment for acne, but they are often incorporated … Continue reading “Multi-Vitamins”

Echinacea supplements are prepared from several species of Coneflower (Echinacea spp). The most common Echinacea supplements are extracts from the roots of the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Echinacea is native to the Eastern North America, and this plant was an important part of the traditional medicines of many Native American groups who lived in the … Continue reading “Echinacea”