Have you tried every acne prescription under the sun?
Yet frustratingly your breakouts and acne still won’t go away?
Or have the harmful side effects from astringent products, caused your skin to become irritated and inflamed?
Then this article maybe useful, as we look at how to treat acne naturally, with healing essential oils.
How to Get Rid of Acne Naturally
Acne is due to a proliferation of Proprionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), the bacteria that creates acne.
When to much oil (sebum), debris and skin cells build up in the pores, bacteria goes to town, blocking the pores and causing a number of skin conditions, including breakouts papules, pustules and inflammation.
Clinical trials have found that proprionibacterium, responds really well to topical treatments of certain essential oils.
If you are guilty of pimple popping, I’m going to have to stop you in your tracks, read my article how to get rid of pimples to find out why.
I have included my anti acne blend below, that you can apply as a spot treatment, to help you keep those breakouts under control.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ACNE
Tea Tree Essential oil:
Anti-inflammatory: Helps to soothe an impaired barrier.
Anti-bactericidal: It directly targets propionibacterium acnes.
Antiseptic: It’s similar to Benzol 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 also keeping sebaceous gland secretions perfectly balanced.
A solution can be made up to 15% and applied 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 literally 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.
My Anti Acne Blend
- 2 ml carrot oil
- 2 ml Jojoba
- 1 Drop Tea Tree
- 2 Drops Niaouli
- 2 Drops Basil
If you suffer from an oily, acneic skin, and want to know how to incorporate these ingredients into your skincare routine, then we have you covered.
Equilibrium balancing gel is a hydrating, anti-bactercidal, anti-inflammatory moisturiser, that will help to bring your skin back to balance, helping to restore that healthy, youthful glow.