Using acne essential oils is an excellent way to tackle acne. It is absorbed effortlessly, soluble through lipids in the skin and has the capability to dissolve sebum, eliminate bacteria, and protect the acid mantle of the skin.
Essential oils can be used undiluted at full strength or watered down using a carrier oil and then applied topically to alleviate the mild to moderate acne. Some essential oils may irritate the skin and should be diluted with carrier oil if it is to be applied topically.
Things to Consider when Selecting Essential Oils:
1. The Skin Type
2. The Type of Acne
3. Whether or not the Essential Oil selected needs to be diluted prior to use
Since essential oils are extremely concentrated and potent, it should not be applied in its 100% pure undiluted form to the skin but diluted appropriately.
In most cases, the more sensitive the skin, the more diluted the oils should be. Therefore, whenever using essential oils on the skin it is vital that the selected carrier oil will not clog up the pores; grapeseed oil is a superb choice for face treatment uses.
There are various dilution levels that can be used, depending on how they are being used and since essential oils can drying out the skin when applied undiluted and pure, it may need to be diluted with grapeseed oil or V6 Oil Complex to keep the skin hydrated.
Essential oils can be challenging when applied to the skin of pregnant women. A specialist in homeopathic remedies ought to be consulted before any pre-natal or post-natal use.
Pure essential oils can be extremely powerful and should not be wrongly recognized as “milder” natural skin care alternatives.
Just like any acne remedy, if an irritation or rash develops you should stop its use instantly, if it continues you should see a doctor.