If acne prone skin is your scourge, then it isn’t surprising for you to think anyone who suggests facial oil is out of his mind. Isn’t oil believed to clog pores and cause breakouts? Well, not all oils are guilty. The right ones can balance out oil production and knock out acne. Also many with acne have dry skin thanks to the medicated face washes or ointments and lotions. So the right oil can restore moisture and also help you get rid of acne. Blossom Kochhar, veteran beauty expert and founder of Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic says, “acne is the most common skin problem that everyone has faced at least once in their lifetime. This problem can be regulated by incorporating a little dose of essential oils in your beauty routine.”
We pick four the essential oils that can control acne on your skin. Here’s how to use them.
It is a natural antiseptic. It has both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Tea tree is popularly used in the treatment of acne or oily and acne-prone skin. It also helps reduce allergic reactions such as redness, itchiness, swelling, and burning sensation.
How to Use: “For chronic acne, apply 1 drop of tea tree essential oil directly on the affected area pimples,” advises Blossom.
Lavender essential oils are ultra-soothing for the skin. It is antibacterial and kills acne-causing bacteria. It prevents skin dryness and heals painful acne breakouts.
How to Use: Gently apply diluted lavender essential oil by dabbing it on the cleansed affected area. Allow it to dry. “You can also mix a few drops of lavender essential oil to a toner or a moisturiser and use it regularly,” adds Blossom.
Rose oil helps promote beautiful, radiant skin. It helps control acne as it has antiseptic properties. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce redness or and skin sensitivity.
How to Use: Add 2-3 drops of rose essential oil to any massage cream and apply it on your face regularly. Mix a few drops of rose essential oil with water in a spray bottle and use it as a face mist.
It is a natural antiseptic. It helps combat acne. It is enriched with anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties which help fight bacteria that cause acne. It also soothes any inflammation or redness on the skin.
How to Use: “Dab 2-3 drops of juniper berry essential oil onto the affected area and leave it overnight,” says Blossom. You can also add 1-2 drops of Juniper Berry essential oil to your face lotion or moisturiser. Mix it well and use it for the day and the night.
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