Top essential oils for acne skin

Acne is a skin problem more common in teens, but it also occurs among adults. Acne occurs when pores are clogged with sebum. In this environment, bacteria begin to develop and the site becomes inflamed.

Acne is a skin problem more common in teens, but it also occurs among adults. Acne occurs when pores are clogged with sebum. In this environment, bacteria begin to develop and the site becomes inflamed. I have prepared for you a list of the best essential oils for acne skin:


1. Tea Tree essential Oil

Tea Tree Oil is one of the best oils that helps treat acne skin problems being used in many holistic skin care products. It is antibacterial, antifungal and cleansing, cleans the skin affected by various infections. It is recommended for the care and hygiene of oily skin, problem skin, juvenile acne, acne rosacea, eczema and even herpes.

Below I have listed some Benefits of Tea Tree Oil (more information here):

  • Contains terpinen-4-ol, a substance that destroys the bacteria that causes acne;
  • It is an antibacterial and natural antimicrobial, cleansing the skin in depth;
  • Unblocks sebaceous glands and disinfects pores;
  • Removes dead skin cells;
  • It balances the production of sebum.

Take care, this oil will dry your skin, so you’ll need to hydrate your skin very well using other vegetable oils or a moisturizing cream.


2. Thyme essential oil 

It is recommended for skin with acne, dermatosis or mycosis due to antibacterial and antifungal properties. Also, thyme oil is decongestant for skin and antiparasitic. If he has not convinced you so far, find out that Egyptians, Greeks and Romans have been using antiquity since ancient times in medicine. It is recommended for skin problems and acne affected skin. Suitable for oily skin, being a good decongestant.


3. Oregano essential oil 

Oregano essential oil appears on our list due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This oil regulates the production of sebum and eliminates dead cells and all contaminants accumulated in the pores.


4. Lavender oil

Lavender oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent choice for treating acne, but also for preventing it. It is best to use the oil diluted in your vegetable oil or your favorite cream.

Its antibacterial properties prevent infections and diminish scars and signs left on the skin. It is ideal for acne caused by sebum blocking during periods of stress.


5. Petitgrain Essential Oil

Regenerating skin and balanced sebum secretion, this oil is used in cosmetics especially for oily skin, acne and oily hair. In aromatherapy it is used as balanced and harmonious. It is also appreciated in perfumery, being highly appreciated for the fresh, floral-fruity smell. So prepare yourself to have an extremely enjoyable experience while treating the awful problem of acne.


6. Black cumin oil

It is an oil rich in active compounds with a purifying, antiallergic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory role. It is used in cosmetics for skin care with problems and in particular of skin with acne tendencies. Extract from seeds of the Nigella sativa plant, this aromatic oil contains a number of active principles and polyunsaturated fatty acids that determine beneficial effects on the skin and hair. Contains nigellin, nigellone, thymoquinone, para-cymene, vitamin E, carotenoids (read more here).


They will help in treating acne and unsightly traces also left these oils:

– chamomile oil is a good analgesic with antibacterial and antiseptic properties and can balance the sebum of the skin helping to reduce the appearance of the pimples;
– Rosewood oil helps prevent new pimples.
– Sage oil can be used when acne is caused by a hormonal imbalance; in cosmetics is beneficial to the normalization of sebum secretion and sweat, it is also appreciated for the draining effect.
– lemon oil, patchouli oil and eucalyptus oil help clean the pimples.


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