Are you wanting 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.
Maybe the harmful side effects from astringent products, has caused your skin to become irritated and inflamed.
Then this article is for you.
Where I will be taking 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 is something we discuss 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 sensitisation!
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
Your essential oil blends, can be further enhanced by combined with a small amount of a 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.
Anti Acne Blend
- 1 Tbs carrot oil
- 1 Drop Tea Tree
- 2 Drops Niaouli
- 2 Drops Basil
THE NAKED TRUTH
What we love about essential oils, is that they don’t contain preservatives, stabilisers or other synthetic compounds, unlike many over the counter products, which may not be safe for long-term use.
A number of medical studies have found essential oils, to be extremely beneficial for the treatment of acne.
Interestingly, all of these studies found that the side effects of essential oils were minimal, with no known toxicity reported.