Clear Your Acne with These 6 Wonderful Essential Oils

· May 15, 2017
It may seem strange to use oils to help get rid of acne, but these essential oils actually help control oil glands, clean your skin, and reduce irritation. Try them!

Acne is one of the most common beauty problems. It affects both men and women all over the world, especially during adolescence.

Acne is characterized by the formation of small blackheads that are composed of oil, dead skin cells, and other particles.

It is usually the result of hormonal imbalances. These imbalances that cause changes in the activity of your oil glands, connected to your pores.

Acne often shows up on your face. It mainly appears in the T-zone, but can also appear on your arms, back, and other parts of your body.

While it’s not a serious health problem, it’s necessary to treat it in order to prevent scarring.

Luckily, there are many different kinds of products out there that are designed to take care of acne if applied regularly.

One option is to use essential oils that have the ability to deep clean your skin and fight acne.

In this article, we’d like to share 6 of the best oils to use when you notice those bothersome pimples popping up.

1. Oregano essential oil


Oregano essential oil is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial oil and thus a great option for treating acne.

It helps regulate oil production while removing dead skin cells and contaminants that build up in your pores.

How do I use it?

  • Mix equal parts oregano oil with olive oil and apply to your pimples.
  • Let absorb without rinsing and use twice a day.

2. Tea tree essential oil

Tea tree essential oil is one of the most well-known oils for treating acne and other skin conditions.

It’s antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties making it an effective solution for this issue.

In fact, if you use it regularly, you’ll help make any acne scars and marks less noticeable, too.

How do I use it?

  • Moisten a cotton ball with two drops of tea tree essential oil and smooth onto affected areas.
  • If you have sensitive skin, dilute with coconut or jojoba oil.
  • Optionally, put 10 drops of tea tree essential oil in a jar with warm water and use as an astringent.

3. Lavender essential oil

Known in aromatherapy and for its soothing power, lavender essential oil is the ideal product for fighting pimples and acne.

Its antibacterial properties prevent infection and at the same time diminish the appearance of marks or scars.

It has an astringent effect that helps deep clean your pores, helping balance the activity of your oil glands.

How do I use it?

  • Mix a small amount of lavender essential oil with an equal amount of grapeseed oil and smooth onto your skin until absorbed.
  • Repeat every night before bed.

4. Marigold essential oil

Marigold essential oil is a standout natural cosmetic due to its soothing, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties.

It helps eliminate pimples, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the healing of cells to prevent blemishes.

How do I use it?

  • Moisten a cotton ball with marigold oil and apply to affected areas.
  • Repeat twice a day, every day.

5. Rosehip essential oil

Known for being good for your skin, rosehip oil is one of the best options for people with sensitive skin.

It fights acne, removes particles from your pores, and encourages the healing of scars.

How do I use it?

  • Apply a small amount of rosehip oil to the affected areas and gently massage until completely absorbed.
  • Use every day.

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6. Rosemary essential oil

Oil extracted from rosemary has regenerative, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory properties that speeds up recovery from acne.

Applying it regularly manages skin pH and reduces the redness and swelling that acne tends to cause.

How do I use it?

  • Moisten a cotton ball with rosemary essential oil and gently smooth on to pimples.
  • Use every night before bed.

Are you having trouble getting rid of your acne? Try any of the above essential oils as an alternative treatment and get healthier skin faster. Use just one at a time, since combining more than one can cause adverse reactions.