Essential oils are incredibly powerful products for skincare. And one of their most effective benefits is curing acnes. Thanks to their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, essential oils can get rid of ugly and terrible acnes on your skin, at the same time protect your skin from other harmful factors and ensure the acnes don’t have chance to appear on your face. Here are some of the best essential oils used for acne and suitable methods to use them.
1. Tea tree
Tea tree is the best essential oil containing antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and disinfectant properties which can cause acne and symptoms. It can destroy the propionibacterium acnes and skin-dwelling bacteria that develop acnes. It also contains the property of penetrating deep into the skin to unblock the sebaceous glands to disinfect the pores, dry out the acne and its types like whiteheads, pimples, zits, blackheads, etc. and prevents further outbreaks. Moreover, tea tree can work as a solvent to reduce the effect of dust and grease on skin.
Uses: there are many methods to treat acnes with essential oil. The first and simplest way is apply directly on skin. You pour few drops of oil on a cotton pad and dab slightly on the acne. The other way is dilute the oil with water and use it to wash your face every day. In additional, if your skin is sensitive to handle the high concentrated oil like essential oil, you can mix essential oil with other components such as honey, aloe vera, jojoba oil, yogurt or your face scream or lotion, etc.
Like tea tree, lavender is the best essential oil that both contain antibacterial and antiseptic properties to treat acnes and completely safe for skin. Moreover, lavender is known for its calming and healing ability to heal the wound or acnes. It not only treats the acnes but also can reduce the swelling and inflammation. Also, lavender has great benefit of releasing a hormone called corticotrophin releasing hormone which is the main factor causing allergies.
Uses: lavender can be used in various methods to treat acnes. And like tea tree, it can be applied on the skin by dab a cotton pad contained few drops of lavender oil on the acnes and leave it for hours or overnight. You can also use the method of facial steam and diluting lavender with water for facial rinse. Making facial mask with the blend of lavender and other things such as base oils, moisturizing scream and natural materials (honey, yogurt, etc.) is another good method.
Extracted from the leaves and sperms of geranium flowers, this essential oil is an ideal product for skincare and hair care. Especially, it is an effective oil for treating acnes, thanks to its healing properties, such as antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic. It can remove the acnes and prevent the development of acnes as well as get rid of the scars of acnes. Moreover, geranium is a great essential oil for aging skin, which provide you a shine and young and free-wrinkles skin.
Uses: the best way to use geranium oil is making facial mask with other ingredients such as aloe vera, green clay, milk, etc.
Oregano also contains a high amount of antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties which is great for treating acnes. Applying the oil on the acnes areas can eliminate the propionibacterium acnes and heal the acne lesions. Besides, it also contains anti-inflammatory properties in order to reduce the swelling and redness of the pimples.
Uses: you should dilute oregano essential oil with water or other base oils before dabbing on the acne areas. The appropriate base oils (carrier oils) are jojoba, coconut oil or olive (these three oils are also really good for skin). The diluted oregano can be used twice a day.
Rosemary is best known for its healing quality. Its anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the pain, redness and swelling of acnes. Also, it contains antimicrobial components which can cure the acnes and stop the development of the acnes before they form. Moreover, rosemary is suitable for dry skin and rejuvenates your skin.
Uses: rosemary should not be applied directly on the skin. Instead, you can mix it with other ingredients to make facial mask such as oatmeal, green tea, rose water.
Besides these 5 essential oils, there are many other ones that are very powerful in treating acnes. They include rose, frankincense, ylang ylang, neroni, basil, chamomile, clary sage, bergamot, lemon grass, cypress, etc. Especially, essential oils not only treat the acnes on your body directly, but also cure from inside our system. They can eliminate the infection. They can make impact on nerves and brain system to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. They can heal other parts of our body such as immune system, congestion system, blood circulation, etc. And they all benefit our skin and prevent the development of acnes.
Notice: except for lavender and tea tree, all the essential oils should be diluted before applying on your skin