Acne – it’s one of those things most of us have experienced,  whether it was as a teenager, or now in our adult lives. It’s a horrible condition to live with, and can seriously impact your confidence and self esteem.  

Our natural reaction to acne is to cover up our blemishes with makeup, or use hundreds of chemicals on our skin in the form of cleansers, toners and treatments. You might even turn to prescription drugs or medication.

But, what if there was another way to fight the condition that wasn’t so harsh on our skin?

It’s time to talk about a natural way to fight acne, and that’s by utilising the benefits of essential oils. Essential oils are a 100% natural remedy and can help assist with acne, whether you experience only a couple of blemishes or have a more severe case.

Where does acne come from, and how can we help to treat it using essential oils?

Most commonly, acne is found on the oil-producing parts of the body such as the face, chest, back, upper arms, and back of the neck. Acne is a blockage of a skin pore by dead skin cells, tiny hairs, and oil secreted by the sebaceous glands located near the hair follicles in the face, neck and back. This blockage occurs deep within the skin. Acne is not currently believed to be caused by dirt on the face or by eating certain foods, and research has indicated that over scrubbing the face may actually make the acne worse. (Modern Essentials, Seventh Edition)

Which essential oils are best for fighting acne?

When it comes to using essential oils to fight acne, the following oils are renowned for their skin-healing properties:

How to use essential oils to fight acne

The best way to use essential oils to fight acne is by applying them topically to the areas of concern. Try dabbing 2-3 drops of your chosen essential oil to a cotton ball, and apply gently to the areas where you are experience breakouts.

For a more broad treatment, you can add 2-3 drops of your chosen essential oil to some coconut oil and moisturise into the skin. This can work for treating acne scars, too – especially by using Frankincense mixed with coconut oil as a topical application to reduce marks and redness. Many people report seeing a difference to their skin in just 3 days using this method!

So if you’re looking for a natural alternative to chemicals and medications when it comes to fighting acne, give essential oils a try. Your skin will love you for it!