Acne is something most of us have experienced - and unfortunately, it can seriously impact our confidence and self esteem.
Our natural reaction to acne is to cover up our blemishes with makeup, or use hundreds of chemicals on our skin in the form of cleansers, toners and treatments. You might even turn to prescription drugs or medication.
But, what if there was another way to fight the condition that wasn’t so harsh on our skin? Essential oils may help to assist with acne and blemishes. Read on to learn more.
Where does acne come from, and how can we help to treat it using essential oils?
Most commonly, acne is found on the oil-producing parts of the body such as the face, chest, back, upper arms, and back of the neck. Acne is a blockage of a skin pore by dead skin cells, tiny hairs, and oil secreted by the sebaceous glands located near the hair follicles in the face, neck and back. This blockage occurs deep within the skin.
Acne is not currently believed to be caused by dirt on the face or by eating certain foods, and research has indicated that over scrubbing the face may actually make the acne worse.
Which essential oils are best for fighting acne?
When it comes to using essential oils to fight acne, the following oils are renowned for their skin-healing properties:
How to use essential oils for acne
The best way to use essential oils to fight acne is by applying them topically to the areas of concern. Try dabbing 2-3 drops of your chosen essential oil to a cotton ball, and apply gently to the areas where you are experience breakouts.
For a more broad treatment, you can add 2-3 drops of your chosen essential oil a carrier oil like almond or jojoba oil, and moisturise into the skin. This can work for treating acne scars, too - especially by using Frankincense mixed with a carrier oil as a topical application to reduce marks and redness. Many people report seeing a difference to their skin in just 3 days using this method!
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