Essential oils are becoming very popular for treating everyday ailments, including acne. These oils work to reduce the stress that may cause acne, reduce sebum production and minimize redness and irritation of pimples. There are three top acne treating oils including tea tree oil, lavender oil and rose oil.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil can reduce inflammation of acne and will prevent further bacteria from infecting the area. It is also used for treating dandruff, warts, blisters and rashes.
Lavender Oil: Lavender oil has antibacterial properties that can help to heal acne. It is also used in aromatherapy that can help to reduce stress levels and promote deep sleep. Both stress and sleep deprivation are known to cause acne.
Rose Oil: Rose oil works well as an antiseptic. Similar to lavender oil, rose oil can help to reduce stress. It can also help promote joy and happiness when used in an aromatherapy blend.
The quality of oils used to treat acne should be very high. If you are placing the oil directly onto your face, be sure that the blend will not further irritate your skin before using it liberally.