TBB BLOG- ESSENTIAL OILS THAT ARE GOOD FOR ACNE
There are a lot of ways to deal with acne. There are medicines and natural remedies that work. In this blog we will discuss several natural essential oils that are good for acne issues.
Thyme has been shown in the laboratory to be effective in combating the bacteria that cause acne.
Researchers in the United Kingdom investigated the effects of thyme on acne when used in a tincture, which is a concentrated solution steeped in alcohol.
The data showed that thyme tincture was more effective than popular topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide at soothing acne.
- P. acne-causing bacteria are destroyed by rosemary essential oil.
- Rosemary essential oil damages the cell walls and eventually kills the bacterial cells.
- Aside from its antibacterial properties, rosemary can be used to reduce redness and puffiness, which is beneficial when treating cystic acne.
- This extensively researched tree bark product has been shown to be effective against P. acne.
- Cinnamon has also been shown to kill staphylococcal bacteria and E. coli.
- It has also been shown to reduce menstrual pain and cholesterol levels.
4. Tea tree
- Because of its antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil is a popular essential oil for acne treatment.
- Tea tree oil is also effective for wound healing, which means it can be used to help fight acne and soothe pimples, especially if you have popped or picked at them.
- According to a study, combining tea tree oil with aloe vera and propolis (a compound produced by bees) was more effective than the topical antibiotic erythromycin cream in treating acne.
- With promising results, oregano essential oil has been tested as an acne-fighting essential oil.
- According to a study, oregano essential oil had the most potent antimicrobial activity against P. acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis, two major acne-associated bacteria. (Thyme came in second.)
- Using oregano oil as a spot treatment to clear up pimples and prevent future breakouts can be effective.
- Lavender has been shown in studies to be effective for soothing skin conditions, particularly reducing the symptoms of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
- More research is needed to combat acne, but lavender can be beneficial for healing blemishes and preventing acne scars.
- A study discovered that lavender essential oil boosts collagen production and tissue regeneration, especially when used in the early stages of scar treatment (right after the blemish starts to heal).
- Lavender may result in smoother skin by promoting wound closure and shrinkage.
- Advocates of the bright, citrus-scented bergamot essential oil claim that it can improve your mood as well as your skin.
- It has been suggested that it is anti-inflammatory, which means that it may reduce swelling and shrink pimples.
- As a result, bergamot can be an effective spot treatment for both cystic acne and blackheads.
- It should not be used during the day, however, because it can make your skin sun-sensitive, and it is best tolerated by people who do not have sensitive skin in general.
- Rosehip oil, while not an essential oil, is a carrier oil that contains high levels of three key nutrients that can help keep acne at bay.
- Linoleic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid that regulates sebum production.
- Sebum production increases when linoleic acid levels are low, resulting in oily skin and acne. The second important nutrient in rosehip oil is vitamin A, which aids in the reduction of sebum production.
- Finally, rosehip oil contains vitamin C, which has a variety of beneficial properties such as reducing inflammation, increasing collagen and cell turnover, and counteracting hyperpigmentation to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
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