Neem oil is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine for skin disorders. I picked some up at Whole Foods, the Neem Aura Naturals brand.
Every day when I moisturize I mix a drop in with my moisturizer. At night I'll use a bit more as spot treatment. Neem oil has a strong smell, but it really doesn't bother me at all anymore.
I have been using this for over a month and this is literally the longest I can remember that I have not had a SINGLE cystic breakout. This is calmest my skin has been in ages. Even when I got my period this month I didn't break out. I am literally. amazed.
If anyone is into natural (and easy!) acne treatments, please try this. I'd love for someone else to be in the same boat with me on this.
As a side note, I now use only pure aloe vera gel & jojoba oil in place of moisturizer. My skin has been far less oily, but not dry at all! (and I have eczema, so this is pretty amazing.)
Edited by artisdead, 26 February 2012 - 02:08 PM.