This season, I’ve been looking to using oils to keep my skin soft, supple and properly moisturized, and have even been leaning towards using anti-bacterial essential oils to keep me free from acne and irritation. Using topical acne medications can be really drying to the skin I know, and this season is definitely the time to switch up your Benzoyl Peroxide treatments for essential oils which are less drying and more hydrating to treat your acne. Here are 4 essential oils to treat your acne and oily skin.
1.| Tea Tree Oil: This was the very first essential oil I used on my skin and I remember it breaking me out when I first started. Right now, i’m in love with it. Tea tree oil is my go-to for spot treating my acne. Its natural anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties is the perfect combination for treating my acne flareups. I usually put a drop or two on a q-tip and place them on my breakout.
2.| Lavender Oil This oil is very similar to tea tree oil and I kind of consider it a dupe to tea tree oil if your looking for something milder but yet effective. It also has anti-bacterial properties which help soothe the skin. If you love oils, you can definitely incorporate this into your beauty routine to keep your acne at bay.
3.| Rosemary Oil This oil was the latest addition to my collection of oils and it fast became my favorite oil. It’s an anti-inflammatory oil that reduces acne inflammation instantly by half. It has even helped me achieve smoother and calmer skin. I also find that this oil is a dry oil so it doesn’t make me oily when I use it to spot treat or otherwise. Most of all, I love its fresh, herbal scent!
4.| Peppermint Oil. Probably an alternative to the Rosemary essential oil. It’s a calming, soothing essential oil that has anti-inflammatory properties also and can be used to spot treat acne. I also love this oil for its natural source of “menthol’ which cools and revive dull, tired skin and also helps to control oil on oily skin.
*Because of the concentration of these oils, please make sure they are properly diluted to prevent skin burns. I always mix my oils except i want to spot treat with them.
What are your favorite essential oils to try?