One of my absolute favorite plants to work with it Burdock. Whether consumed or applied topically, its leaves, seeds and roots all have amazing benefits for skin health. The roots, shown below, are "alterative", meaning they support the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of impurities. As Burdock increases circulation in the skin, it cleanses the blood and surrounding skin tissue, bringing it through the process of digestion and out of the body.
As a result, applying Burdock Root to your skin can stop the growth of acne-causing bacteria and neutralize the toxins that are embedded in your pores. This includes dead skin cells impacted with dried keratin and live bacteria that gives acne its typical, inflamed appearance and soreness. As an anti-inflammatory, Burdock Root is excellent for reducing the redness and inflammation caused by acne, rosacea and eczema, which is why I include it in my Balance line, for oily, acne prone and problemaatic skin.