Do you want to know how to get rid of acne?
Maybe you have tried every acne prescription under the sun, yet frustratingly, your acne still hasn’t gone away; or the harmful side effects from astringent products, has caused your skin to become irritated and inflamed.
Then read on, as I take a look at how to TREAT ACNE NATURALLY with essential oils.
How to get rid of acne
Below we have included our favourite Anti Acne blend.
Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
Acne is due to a proliferation of Proprionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), which is abnormal follicular keratinisation in the skin’s pores.
This condition creates a build up of debris and sebum, which literally plugs the skins ducts.
Clinical trials have shown, that Proprionibacterium responds really well to topical treatments of Tea Tree oil, this is due to the many benefits of Tea Tree on the skin:
Anti-inflammatory: Helps to soothe an impaired barrier.
Anti-bactericidal: Directly targets Propionibacterium Acnes.
Antiseptic: It has similar effects on the skin as Benzoyl Peroxide, but with fewer side effects.
Stimulating: Tea Tree boosts circulation, encouraging the removal of waste and toxins from the skin.
Cleansing: It penetrates deep into the epidermis clearing the follicular wall, whilst keeping the sebaceous gland secretions perfectly balanced.
A solution can be made up to 15% and applied topically as a spot treatment or as a blend.
Tea Tree and Lemon Myrtle
Combined with a few drops of Lemon Myrtle, the wonderful microbiological effects of Tea Tree are enhanced, which you can read about here.
Citral a compound found in Lemon Grass is also effective for opening pores and balancing oily skin conditions, it is important to note that citral must not be used alone as it can cause sensitivity.
This essential oil is a revitalising tonic which helps to stimulate the skin, cleansing sluggish and congested pores.
This oil has tissue firming properties, and is particularly beneficial in cleansing skin eruptions associated with acne.
Botanical oils for acne
Essential oil blends can be further enhanced by combined with a small amount of botanical oil:
Jojoba and Hazelnut
These are both astringent face oils, that are a great choice for dealing with acne prone skin.
The reason why Carrot oil is so lovely and orange, is because it contains high doses of beta-carotene, which is excellent for promoting healing and minimising scars.
Carrot oil makes a really effective blend, when mixed with Neroli or Basil.
- 1 Tbsp. carrot oil
- 1 Drop Tea Tree
- 2 Drops Niaouli
- 2 Drops Basil