Millions of people around the world suffer from acne. Approximately 70-90% of young people, regardless of gender, have these skin problems. And the age range of this disease is becoming wider.
Why are so many affected by acne?
Common causes of acne are: excess sebum production, clogged pores, and bacteria living in those pores. Also, the reasons are hormonal imbalance, unhealthy diet (excessive consumption of sweets), stress, lack of sleep, taking certain medications (hormones, corticosteroids, and others).Another reason is the speculation of dishonest manufacturers of miracle acne remedies. Their frequent advertising leads people to buy these products, which often contain dangerous chemicals that have many side effects. They can cause an imbalance in the secretion of the skin and, instead of relieving it, exacerbate the problem of acne.
We recommend that you pay attention to the natural remedies for acne that have been used by mankind for centuries. These are essential oils that do not have a destructive effect on the skin, but hit exactly the cause of acne.
Essential oils have the ability to naturally cleanse the skin and pores of bacteria. There has also been a proven link between stress and acne, especially in adults. Many essential oils, with a strong fragrance, help calm the nervous system and relieve stress, which in turn leads to a reduction in acne.
Which essential oils do we recommend for acne treatment?
Lavender essential oil– is extremely effective and at the same time the safest remedy. Lavender oil, thanks to its soothing properties, helps fight stress, which causes an increase in the production of sebum in the skin as a breeding ground for bacteria. It has antimicrobial and antioxidant effects, heals acne, dry skin, and reduces blackheads and acne scars. Lavender essential oil, when inhaled, can reduce stress and overexcitement, which can cause acne in adults.
Tea tree essential oil – is an excellent antiseptic. Cleans clogged pores, tones, heals wounds, reduces oily sheen, acne and blackheads. It contains many beneficial ingredients that can kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. This oil also helps to heal acne scars faster. For topical use only.
Lemon essential oil – dries acne and closed comedones, relieves acne and blackheads, helps to normalize sebaceous secretion, affects inflammation in the skin. Helps get rid of the effects of acne and pimples.
Frankincense essential oil – has been used to care for problem skin for a long time. Thanks to its antioxidant content, it promotes the healing of ulcers, rashes, burns, cuts and is an indispensable tool for stimulating skin cell renewal and healing the effects of acne. Frankincense oil improves skin elasticity and slows down the formation of wrinkles. The powerful cleansing properties of Frankincense essential oil make it an effective skin soothing agent. It has the ability to enhance the protective function of the epidermis, soothing and nourishing the affected skin. Frankincense has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it very beneficial for acne and eczema.
Peppermint essential oil – helps to deal with skin irritation, inflammation from acne, soothe skin, improve blood circulation and skin tone. With antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, peppermint oil is able to protect the skin and prevent excessive wrinkle formation.
Lemongrass essential oil – invigorates, tones, increases energy levels and performance, relieves fatigue and stress. In cosmetology, it is used in the treatment of acne, inflammation of the sebaceous glands, excessive sweating, fungal diseases and head lice.
How do you fight acne most effectively using essential oils?
Although the above oils are safe, an allergy test is recommended first. Apply a drop of oil to the crook of your elbow and wait a couple of hours. If there is no undesirable reaction on the skin, then feel free to use this essential oil.
The best way to use is to apply the essential oil with a cotton pad to problem areas. You can soften the effects of an essential oil on your skin by diluting it with natural oil. Oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, and grape seed oil are particularly beneficial in this regard. If you apply these oils, you will definitely notice positive changes taking place in your skin.
This oil moisturizes the skin very well, has the ability to penetrate into its deep layers. Coconut oil works great for acne in people with dry to normal skin. It is discouraged to use this oil for oily skin as it is comedogenic and can clog pores.
An excellent base for essential oils, it improves skin health, cleanses it, and fights the growth of bacteria that cause inflammation that leads to acne. The use of jojoba oil perfectly rejuvenates the skin, eliminates existing facial wrinkles and prevents the formation of new ones. Suitable for all skin types.
It is recommended for the complex treatment of many skin diseases (fungal dermatitis, dry eczema, acne). It accelerates the process of skin regeneration, stimulates the process of epithelialization of damaged skin. It has bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties, normalizes the secretion of the sebaceous glands, and is often used in the treatment of acne.
Grape seed oil
Suitable for all skin types. Heals acne, normalizes the sebaceous glands, tightens pores. Improves skin structure, moisturizes, removes dark circles under the eyes, slows down skin ageing.
How can acne scars and skin imperfections be treated?
Micro-scars are sometimes formed due to the use of chemical additives in the common acne products. To treat scars and other skin imperfections due to acne, simply use this blend of natural ingredients:
2 teaspoons honey
3 drops of lavender oil
3 drops of tea tree oil
3 drops of frankincense oil
Instructions for using this mask
Mix the ingredients together well. Clean your face and pat your face dry with a clean cloth. Apply the mask to problem areas for 1 hour. Then wash it off. You will notice improvements after a week of use.
Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun after treating your skin. Some of the oils have phototoxic properties, which can lead to sunburn.
By choosing the right (natural) products, getting rid of acne is a simple matter!