Acne is among the most common skin problem that is faced by people of every age group. In order to get rid of them, people take a lot of medication without realizing the negative effects associated with these them. Instead of looking at them angrily or treating them with non-organic methods, we suggest you try to use essential oils. These oils are excellent when it comes to preventing the outbreaks and eradicating acne.
- Tea tree
Antimicrobial and antifungal properties are the main reason, tea tree oil is being used for treating acne. Since more and more people are becoming inclined towards using tea tree oil, so it is now being used in almost every over-the-counter treatment for acne. People even apply raw tea tree essential oil on their face in order to get rid of the acne. According to a study that was conducted in 2007, tea tree oil is an effective treatment for treating mild to moderate acne cases. The study was conducted on 6o people that were divided in two groups; one that was treated with tea tree and the other used placebo for acne treatment. The participants were checked every 15 days over the period of forty days. The results showed significant different between participants using tea tree oil gel and placebo. Tea tree oil performance was 5.8 times better and more effective as compared to placebo in regards to the overall can sternness.
How to Use Tea Tree Essential Oil
Take a clean cotton ball and add 2-3 drops of essential oil to it. Then dab the cotton ball onto the affected areas. You can even add tea tree oil to your daily body and face wash or you can put it in a spray bottle and spray it on your body and face.
- Lavender essential oil
The presence of antimicrobial and antioxidant makes lavender one of the best essential oil for treating acne, reducing dark spots and healing dry skin. Sometimes the breakout is caused by stress or anxiety, lavender being an excellent stress reliever not only reduces your anxiety, but it also prevents any breakout that might be caused due to it. It’s therapeutic properties improves the sleep which then results in radiant and glowing skin.
- Clary Sage essential oil
Linalyal acetate is an essential ester present in clary sage cell. This ester is very useful for reducing skin inflammation. It also works like a natural remedy for preventing breakout and curing skin irritation. One of the major factors that lead to breakouts is oil and clary sage has the ability to regulate the production of oil on the skin. Clary sage also works as a disinfector, it reliefs stress and supports hormonal balance.
How to use
Take a cotton ball, apply 1-3 drops of clary sage oil on it and dab the cotton ball on the affected areas. You can even dilute it with coconut oil or jojoba, then apply the mixture on your skin and massage it for few minutes. This will control and prevent the breakouts.