Essential Oils for Acne
NOTE: This page is great for general guidance, but if you have a particular health condition you should always consult a practicing professional. When you consult your dermatologist, you may want to talk with them about the following options. Acne
The goal is to remove excess oils and bacteria without drying the skin. Drying the skin, can lead to increased oil production. Both rosemary and frankincense are known for treating acne by reducing inflammation.
Tea tree Tea tree helps fight bacteria and inflammation, which sometimes contribute to acne breakouts. The oil is notable as an antiseptic in alternative medicine.
Lemon The oils from the peel of the citrus fruit, can help reduce inflammation that contributes to acne. Lemongrass Natural astringent (causing the contraction of skin cells and other body tissues) properties in Lemongrass help fight pimples by acting as an antimicrobial, while at the same time, also removing excess dead skin cells.
Cinnamon Antioxidant compounds like cinnamic acid mean that this oil may help symptoms like cysts, nodules, and pustules which are associated with inflammatory acne.