Natural Solutions: 7 Potent Essential Oils For Acne Treatment
There’s nothing more annoying than waking up to a face full of acne. Like many, you’ve probably tried all sorts of facial cleansers, scrubs, soaps, and creams, but nothing seems to work. Now, maybe you’ve given up on trying to get rid of acne, so you’ve resolved to bake your face with layers of concealers and foundation. However, this shouldn’t be the case as nature provides some effective remedies for acne.
Yes, mother nature teems in abundance with several options for acne treatment. For example, there’re essential oils that have proven effective in this regard. In my quest for acne treatments, I found that natural recipes, especially essential oils are the best. Not just because they have little to no side effects but because these herbs were actually created to cure our ailments, acne included.
Check out 7 powerful essential oils for acne treatment…
Who knew that cinnamon could do more than make your baked goods taste better? But yes, cinnamon essential oil packs a punch when it comes to acne. Research has shown that this tree bark product has proven effective at fighting P. acnes and also kills staphylococcal bacteria and E. coli.
Another kitchen favorite, thyme has also been shown to be effective in fighting the bacteria that cause acne. According to NHS UK, “research on the effects of thyme on acne when it’s used in a tincture (which is a concentrated solution that’s been steeped in alcohol) showed that the thyme tincture was more effective for soothing acne than popular topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide.”
#3. Tea Tree
Tea tree oil is known for its effectiveness in treating several ailments as well as its antiseptic scent. The chemicals in the oil have been proven to contain antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory agents which make it a strong anti-acne substance. To use, apply regularly on the affected skin area using a cotton wool/swab. Note that this oil is very concentrated and may be harsh on very sensitive skin. Hence, a dilution with another oil such as coconut or olive oil may be necessary.
This is a common kitchen spice you’re probably familiar with. However, beyond the kitchen, oregano is excellent for getting rid of acne when used in its essential oil form. Just like tea tree oil, be sure to dilute before applying it to your skin. In addition, the natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties of oregano oil make it excellent for treating spots. In order words, if you do have spots as a result of acne, this will certainly do magic. Simply apply regularly to spots and watch the magic happen! As a result of the deep concentration of oregano oil, dilute with another oil like jojoba, olive, or coconut oil.
In medicine, lavender oil is used to treat burns, sunburn, skin complaints, cold sores, and even insect bites as it has antiseptic and soothing properties. As a result, it’s very effective in healing damaged skin. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to incorporate lavender oil into your daily beauty regimen if getting rid of acne is your goal. You would have to either choose a facial wash or moisturizer with lavender essential oil ingredients or prepare your own moisturizer by combining jojoba, almond, or grapeseed oil with lavender essential oil. These blends are also effective in make-up removal.
This is a cold-pressed essential oil produced from extracts of a bergamot orange fruit. It’s commonly used as a top note in perfumes. Bergamot’s revitalizing fragrance and antibacterial properties make it an excellent treatment option for spot breakouts. It blends well with other oils making it easy for you to create your own tailor-made acne treatment blend. So mix bergamot oil with coconut, olive, or jojoba oil. Then mix into other acne-fighting essential oil you love in order to create a powerful, personalized acne treatment.
Rosemary herbs are effective in revitalizing the skin. It’s well known for its ability to reduce excess oil on the skin. In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent treatment for redness and puffiness. To use, get a cleanser, scrub, or moisturizer with rosemary essential oil contents. Use regularly to increase your chances of achieving clear skin with a lasting glow.
I hope with consistency and a bit of patience one of the above oils will work magic for your acne problem. Please feel free to share what remedies work for you in the comment section below.
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