TBB BLOG- ARE ESSENTIAL OILS GOOD FOR ACNE?

Can essential oils help people with acne?

If you have acne and are seeking for a natural alternative to over-the-counter and prescription acne treatments, essential oils are a good option.

  • Many doctors, herbalists, and tradition medicine practitioners report that essential oils can indeed help treat acne.¬†
  • There are research studies that show that essential oils help fight the main bacterias in acne.
  • When it comes to essential oils for acne, a small amount goes a long way.¬†
  • After washing your hands, dab a tiny drop¬†of the essential oil¬†onto a blemish with a clean finger tip, cotton pad, or Q-tip.¬†
  • Do not¬†apply essential oils or other topical products to popped blemishes like acne that has open skin around or under it.¬†
  • If you are using other acne treatments (whether over-the-counter or prescription), consult your dermatologist before using essential oils to ensure there are not any interactions.¬†

References

Zu Y, et al. (2010). Activities of ten essential oils towards propionibacterium acnes and PC-3, A-549 and MCF-7 cancer cells.

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