Jun 272020
Essential Oils and Acne – Best of Nature
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Welcome to my 'Essential Oils and Acne' post!

First of all, I must congratulate you for taking the time to do your research on this topic of green living. We often come across articles, blog posts, videos, images, and infographics that emphasized essential oils.

The use of “essential oils” for skin and hair care is a hot topic on the internet in today's world. They are used for almost everything, but did you know they can also be used for treating acne?

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What are Essential Oils?

According to WebMD, essential oils are concentrated hydrophobic liquid naturally extracted from plants. They are also known as ethereal and volatile oils – used for a wide variety of therapeutic purposes – including skincare.

Well, in today’s article, we won’t talk about the medical benefits of essential oils but how can you use them to treat acne problems. We recommend you to keep thoroughly reading this article so that you get the most out of it.

Are Essential Oils Safe to Use on Skin?

Essential oils are safe to use on your face, but precautions need to be taken. Although these are natural products extracted from plants, they still need to be used with caution as they are concentrated chemicals.

According to Healthline, essential oils can cause allergic reactions if you put them onto your face directly. Be sure to read the following guidelines and the directions on the label before you apply any of them to your face. If you notice sensitivity or irritation on your skin, you must stop using them.

I would also recommend applying to a small test area of the skin first and allowing for some time to pass. This will enable you to see if you are likely to have a reaction or not.

How to use Essential Oils to Treat Acne...

Applying oils to acne-prone and/or oily skin sounds counterintuitive but some oils can benefit your skin and prevent acne breakouts.

Some plant-based oils have antioxidants, amino acids, and vitamins that help to hydrate, protect, heal, and moisturize the skin. Contrary to popular belief, many essential won't clog pores or make your skin even oilier.

Dilute with Carrier Oils...

You must dilute them with a “carrier oil” that is unscented plant oil. You can also dilute the essential oil with water. Moreover, don’t use it near your eyes because the vapors can irritate the skin.

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Carrier Oils for Acne-Prone Skin...

Jojoba oil has soothing anti-inflammatory agents, healing properties, is moisturizing, and maybe a natural antimicrobial. These properties suggest that jojoba oil could assist you in avoiding breakouts while also promoting the healing of mild acne.

Hazelnut Oil is cold-pressed from the nuts of Corylus avellana. It's known for its ability to soak quickly into the skin and does so completely, leaving no residue. It's among one of the best oils for greasy and/or acne-prone skin because it is antibacterial and acts like an astringent which prevents oil production.

Hemp oil moderates oil production. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it, and regulating the skin's production of oil. Dryness causes your skin to overproduce oil, which can stimulate acne. Hemp oil prevents dry skin, yet it does not clog pores. This helps reduce acne that's caused by excess oil.

Comedogenic Ingredients to Avoid...

Avoid mixing essential oils with comedogenic substances like coconut oil – which can make your acne worse. These kinds of products are likely to cause pore blockages and breakouts.

Cary Skin Care provide the following list:

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Best Essential Oils for Acne...

Here are a number of the simplest oils to use if you've got acne-prone skin or oily skin. Good to Note: 

Lavender...

Lavender-Plant

Recent research studies show how useful lavender is for improving skin conditions. Since it is antimicrobial, you can use it to treat acne. Not only will it relax your skin but work deep into your facial skin tissues to promote skin rehabilitation from acne.

Tea Tree...

Tea-Tree-Plant

Fungal infections and bacteria can also cause skin acne. Tea tree is an essential oil with several anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. With its use, you will notice reduced acne in a couple of weeks. Tea tree oil also reduces swelling.

Cinnamon...

Cinnamon

Some research studies show that cinnamon oils have been proven effective for combating acne. It kills E-coli and bacteria. It is a beneficial ingredient for a face wash and enhances your skin health by reducing redness, inflammation, and swelling. Also, it is useful for eliminating harmful fungi and bacteria to prevent acne and soothe infections.

Rosemary...

Rosemary-Plant

If you have oily skin, rosemary oil can help you reduce the excess production of harmful substances in the skin. Rosemary oil is rich in calcium, iron, essential vitamins, as well as anti-oxidants to rejuvenate your skin and treat acne. Rosemary oil also has rich-antibacterial ingredients that act effectively against acne.

Thyme...

Thyme-Plant

New research studies have found that the herbal preparation of thyme oil is effective at treating skin problems including acne. It has a much bigger anti-bacterial effect than benzoyl peroxide.

Oregano...

Oregano-Plant

It has high anti-leishmanial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor properties. Oregano oil has been found effective in the treatment of acne. However, for acne, you must dilute it with olive oil. If you intend to take it orally, then we recommend adding a few drops into 230 ml cups of water. Prepare it, gargle it, and then swallow. Good Luck!

Roman Chamomile...

Chamomile-Plant

Roman Chamomile is great for alleviating redness and inflammation thus alleviating breakouts; it also rejuvenates and restores the skin.

Rose...

Rose-Flowers

A perfect option for matur