Most acne is the result of blocked glands in the skin. This condition commonly appears during puberty.
Careful cleasing , such as that practiced by the ancient Egyptions, is a must.
Typical remedies include a soothing tonic of rose water and witch hazel, applied with cotton. The calendula plant (marigold, as we know it) was also a major ingredient in many beauty products because of it's healing powers.
Inhalation of steam, to witch chamomile, sage leaves and thyme were added, were used to purge the skin of impurities.
Very inflamed areas were often treated with an application of fresh lemon juice, which is a proven germ killer. lemon juice also brings more circulation to the troubled area. further helping to remove toxins.
Teas were often recommended for their normalizing action on the system, especially burdock, dandelion and red clover tea, taken twice a day for a month.
Carrot, grapefruit and celery juices help to detoxify the skin from the inside out.
Onion juice, with it's antibiotic properties was rubbed on the skin to clear up acne. Actually onions were considered so valuable, that they were even buried with royalty.