Acne Breakout Remedy

Aug 22, 2019

Bai Zhi Licorice Acne Tea

This simple tea is good for those with acne breakout, inflamed acne with pus and wants to reduce the swelling and disperse the pus fast. Especially if you have an important event coming up and you want to look good for it. This tea only needs 4-5 days to work so if you have 1 week before that big event, you are good to go. 

It treats acne, reduces swelling and pus, expels dampness and toxic heat. It also reduces skin sensitivity or allergy and calms the skin, so it also benefits those with inflamed skin, eczema or if you have itchy skin rashes.

Drink it twice a day for 4-5 days till the swelling/pus subsides and you can also use a face mask sheet/cotton wool to soak it up and use it externally on the face or skin directly where the acne or rashes are. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties hence it can work well externally too.


  • Angelica Dahurian (Bai Zhi) 15g ; 白芷 15克

  • Licorice root 5g ; 甘草 5 克

Bai Zhi

angelica dahurian bai zhi


Licorice root

Licorice root



  1. Rinse both ingredients with water. Put into a pot with 1 litre of water.

  2. Bring to boil. Boil for 15min at low fire.

  3. Strain the liquid, discard the herbs.

  4. Drink twice daily for 4-5 days in a row. Boil a fresh pot daily.

  5. Strained liquid can be used externally as mask.

Tip: Drink lots of water and avoid fried, oily, spicy foods. This will speed up the healing. 

Disclaimer: If you have any specific medical conditions or allergies, please consult your local TCM physician before taking any herbs which may interfere with your current therapies or treatments. 

Did you know?

Did you know that our Renew Serum is also suitable for acne-prone skin? It contains Niacinamide that reduces appearance of large pores & uneven skin tone. It also contains Vit A,E and antioxidants that helps skin renewal and prevent inflammation. Most importantly, the TCM herbs such as Ginseng, Poria and Angelica balances the skin, resulting in smaller pores and less oil production with better hydrated skin through nourishing the blood.

"My face is less oily and I get less breakouts while using the Renew Serum. "

Anna, 30+