Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, a humble little weed, is one of nature's great natural medicines. Dandelion leaves, rich in vitamins A and C, help clear the skin of blemishes and even out skin tone.
Dandelion has anti-inflammatory properties that may help soothe redness and swelling from skin conditions, like rosacea, cystic acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help clear out pores, decrease acne, and prevent acne breakouts in the future.
A tea made from dandelion leaves and roots can be spread on blemished skin to help with acne, pimples, rough skin, and rashes.
If you have a known skin allergy to Ragweed or other related plants, use caution around dandelions because the allergic reaction could potentially cause contact dermatitis, especially if you have sensitive skin.