I am not a big fan of using prescription treatments for acne as they have many possible side effects, however I have used a few including Benzoyl Peroxide when my skin was bad, but the good news is very soon thyme could be used instead.
Research was done in Leeds Metropolitan University where they tested Thyme, marigold and myrrh tinctures which are currently herbalists preferred acne remedies.
Here is what they found:
“The researchers found that marigold, myrrh and thyme tinctures had a greater antibacterial effect than the control alcohol solution. The thyme tincture had the greatest effect, with a specific concentration of tincture reducing bacteria levels more than benzoyl peroxide did, with the latter at the highest concentration prescribed to patients.”
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When I first heard the news that thyme could potentially be a better treatment for acne than Benzoyl Peroxide I was very exited about it. I am a massive fan of natural treatments and there is nothing more natural than the herb thyme really.
While the research is still in it’s early days I have a good feeling that a lot of positive is going to come from this, because there is not often research done into natural treatments for acne.
Win Win Situation
“Dr Margarita Gomez-Escalada, lead researcher at Leeds Metropolitan University, described thyme as ‘a natural alternative’ to current treatments.”
If thyme and other natural treatments are offered to people as alternatives to the traditional treatments currently on offer I think that is a massive positive for anyone who suffers from acne.
Not only do natural treatments have less potential side effects but they are also much better for the over-all balance of the skin.
I can honestly say that since I switched to a more natural treatment plan my skin has improved massively.
What’s Your Opinion On This News?
I would really like to hear what you think about the news thyme could potentially be used as a prescribed treatment in the future.
Do you think using thyme is a good idea or not?
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