6 Internal Natural Acne Treatments

Did you know that one of the most efficient ways of getting rid of acne is to fight it from the inside by consuming natural ingredients that help to cleanse the body?
6 Internal Natural Acne Treatments

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Spots and blackheads appear during our teenage years due to hormonal changes, but they often remain for several years into adulthood. Given that the skin is a reflection of our health, we should try different internal acne treatments.

In this article, we’re going to tell you about the most efficient ones.

When acne sticks around

Girl with face acne

Occasional outbreaks of acne affect millions of people across the world, whatever their age is. These chronic episodes can be mild or serious and even painful. But, above all, they’re unsightly.

These red protuberances with yellow heads on the face, back or arms are not very pretty.

We should treat them so that they disappear as soon as possible without leaving marks or scars.

While there are many external acne treatments (both natural and artificial) that remove spots, what’s for sure is that to prevent further outbreaks we should care for ourselves better on the inside.

In adults, acne mostly happens because of increased hormonal activity (for example, during pregnancy or the menstrual cycle in women), but it can also be the result of excess sebum production in the skin.

If we add stress, lack of exercise and unhealthy food to the equation, we can understand why some people still have blackheads well past puberty.

Internal acne treatments

Hydrating ourselves correctly (drinking two liters of water a day and adding juices and natural infusions to our meals), doing sports and eating lots of raw fruits and vegetables is essential.

We can also improve the situation by taking advantage of the goodness of certain natural ingredients.

1. Garlic and olive oil dressing

Instead of using industrial condiments full of fat and salt, we recommend that for your salads you choose a mix of garlic and olive oil which is truly delicious.

The good news is that as well as giving a different flavor to your meals, it also helps to improve the health of our skin from the inside.

You can prepare the dressing in advance and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil (64 g)


  • Peel the garlic cloves and cut them in half.
  • Put them in a glass jar with an airtight lid.
  • Add the olive oil so that it covers the garlic completely (you may need more than 4 tablespoons).
  • Close it well and leave it to marinate for 48 hours before using it as a condiment with your meals.

2. Green tea

Cup of green tea as an acne treatment

The multiple health benefits of green tea can’t go unnoticed.

Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants, it reduces acne’s characteristic inflammation while also cleansing the body of toxins and regulating androgen levels (the hormone which causes spots when present at high levels).

  • Drink up to three cups of this infusion a day, whether made with teabags or with the dry leaves that you can buy in health food shops.

3. Burdock tea

This plant has many properties, including being purifying and a diuretic.

The benefits of consuming burdock tea are innumerable, especially for people prone to spots, blackheads, and impurities in the skin.


  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of burdock root (5 g)


  • Heat the water and when it boils, add the burdock root.
  • Cook it for 10 minutes and then take it off the heat.
  • Leave it to stand for 10 minutes, then filter and drink it.
  • You can drink it once a day, after lunch or dinner (it also helps with digestion).

4. Fennel and lemon juice tea

Both ingredients are very effective internal acne treatments.

Fennel has cleansing properties and, as well as chewing its seeds or adding them to meals, we can enjoy its benefits by drinking it as a tea.


  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds (10 g)
  • Juice of one lemon


  • Heat the water in a pan.
  • When it boils, add the fennel seeds and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and leave it to stand for 10 minutes.
  • Then filter it and add the lemon juice.
  • Drink as hot as possible, before going to sleep.

5. Rosemary tea

Cup of rosemary tea as an acne treatment

Without a doubt, rosemary is one of the most recommended plants for people who suffer from acne, because it is a powerful antibacterial and a great anti-inflammatory.

Both the leaves and flowers of rosemary are used for the infusion.


  • 1 tablespoons of dried rosemary (10 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Put the water and rosemary in a pan and heat it until it boils.
  • When it boils, leave it to continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  • Then remove it from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Filter and drink (if you like, you can sweeten it with a tablespoon of honey).
  • It’s recommended that you drink up to 3 cups a day (morning, afternoon and night).

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6. Pansy infusion

This plant has very interesting effects on people who have greasy skin as well as acne.

Pansy has cleansing and stimulating properties for the liver, so it enables the body to eliminate impurities and limit sebaceous secretions.


  • 1 tablespoon of pansy flowers (10 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Boil the water and flowers for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
  • Filter and drink it (you can also drink it sweetened with honey).

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.