Posted on May 07, 2009 | Comments 2
Acne is normally a problem for teenagers and young adults. However, many adults also experience problems with this condition.
Acne is the development of bumps or sores on the skin. This is caused by a blockage in the pores of the skin, and bacteria build up within.
The condition can be treated in many different ways, including with essential oils.
Essential oils are natural oils that do not include harsh chemicals or drugs.
Many people find these oils to be very effective at eliminating acne, once and for all. If you experience acne on a regular basis, consider how the following oils may help provide clearer skin.
Eucalyptus oil is very effective at clearing up blackheads, pimples, and blemishes on the skin. It also provides a smooth soft surface to the skin.
Lavender is known as the cure of all essential oil treatments. It is thought to help with any skin condition, including acne or skin blemishes. Because lavender is so effective at healing the skin, it can be very hard to locate. Many products claim to include genuine lavender oil.
However, in most cases they contain synthesized or imitation lavender. The only drawback to using lavender, for acne treatment, is the drying effect it can have.
Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage can be used in situations where acne is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Clary sage is an essential oil that can be used in the place of any human hormone that the body needs.
Most citrus essential oils, including lemon, are effective at eliminating acne. In most cases, fresh lemon can be placed on a pimple or blemish for fast acting relief.
However, lemon can cause the skin to become discolored if you go into direct sunlight within three days of applying the oil. This can be very hard to avoid in the summer months.
Patchouly oil can be used for a variety of different skin conditions. It provides an excellent treatment for scar reduction and rashes. It can also be used to moisturize the skin, and provide relief for those with severely dry skin. Recent studies have shown relief for those with reoccurring acne.
Myrrh oil has been used for centuries, and in many different cultures, for the treatment of skin conditions. However, you must purchase top grade myrrh, as the lower grade product can actually be harmful for the skin.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil is very effective at cleaning the skin. It is known to provide excellent cleansing and soothing properties for those who have acne. It can also help to eliminate the scars left behind by acne.
All of these essential oils can be effective in the treatment of acne. However, before applying any oil to your entire face, you should test for an allergic reaction, on a small patch of skin. Try applying the oil to a quarter size portion of skin to insure the product works, and does not cause an allergic reaction.
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