Essential Oils for Acne
Acne is a skin condition that affects everyone at least one time throughout their life... some much more than others and it is often a major problem in the teenage population. The skin care industry frequently comes out with new products that claim they are the cure, but they often just provide more skin irritation and desired results are absent. Essential oils are a great alternative to the products you’ve tried over and over again. They can provide a soothing, natural remedy and are a far cheaper solution to give a try. No acne treatment is a sure thing, but essential oils might just be the best thing.
Generally, the best essential oils for acne control include lavender, tea tree, geranium, sandalwood, jasmine, lemon, patchouli, chamomile, rosewood, and eucalyptus. Here at Probioticsmart.com our favorites for acne control are Lavender Oil and Tea Tree Oil as these oils are ones that would be chosen for most skin types ad.
Lavender Oil can help calm nerves and sooth damaged skin. It also has calming effects which may prove to reduce stress. Lavender oil may also help with the skin damage that results from acne as it can accelerate the healing of scars. One of the main culprits of acne is stress; lavender is also a masterful stress reducer so can be used in this way as well.
Tea Tree Oil is an excellent antibacterial oil making it an outstanding acne fighter as well as a overall purpose wound cleaner; it helps quiet irritations and rashes. The healing assets of this oil make it one of the finest essential oils to have in your medicine cupboard. As an acne treatment, tea tree oil is fast acting and helps to clear up the skin while comforting the affected area.
Jojoba Oil is known as a carrier oil, and as it's name states, will be used to "carry" the essential oils directly to the skin. Pure jojoba oil can also be massaged straight onto the skin and helps to unclog pores and eliminate dirt from the skin.
These above oils can work together to help relieve the symptoms of acne. Try the following recipes:
-Mix 10 drops tea tree oil and 10 drops lavender oil with an ounce of jojoba oil. Apply to skin in place of a moisturizer or simply to the affected area.
-Mix 3 drops of tea tree oil with 10 drops of jojoba oil. Grab a Q-Tip and dab the affected areas a few times a day.
-Mix 3 drops of lavender oil with 10 drops of jojoba oil. Grab a Q-Tip and dab the affected areas a few times a day.
-Add 3-4 drops of lavender oil to a warm or cold compress and apply to affected area.
-Tea Tee Oil and Lavender Oil are both gentle enough oils that they can be used neat in very small amounts. If you have a pimple starting, add a drop of Tea Tree or Lavender to a Q-Tip and dab the area a few times a day. This will help with the degree and duration of the pimple.