How to Fight Acne with Aromatherapy? – Beauty and Hygiene

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The best essential oils to fight acne. How to use them safely?

If acne mainly affects adolescents, it also affects adults and in particular 50% of women! What are the natural solutions with essential oils to treat acne-prone skin? How to better get through moments of crisis emotionally thanks to the olfaction of essential oils?

What is Acne?

Acne is a dermatosis caused by a inflammation of hair follicles (the roots of the hairs). Under the skin, each hair contains a sebaceous gland. Sebum it secretes has the role of protecting and lubricating the skin. When the sebum is in excess or it concentrates in the follicle, inflammation begins.

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Acne is then characterized by the appearance of blackheads (comedones), of red buttons (papules), purulent pimples (pustules) and in more severe forms of microcysts mainly on the face and can also develop into the neck and back. adolescent acne is very common in adolescents. adult acne also exists and concerns rather the oily skin. Users of unsuitable and comedogenic cosmetic products.

The process of appearance of acne

An acne pimple at the follicle is the result of three causes:

  • Follicle obstruction
  • Excessive sebum secretion in the follicle
  • Growth of bacteria in the follicle
process of appearance of acne
Mechanism of acne

What are the factors favoring acne?

Several factors can trigger or accelerate the appearance of acne :

  • L’diet high in dairy or refined sugary products and foods with a high glycemic index in general: white bread, pasta, white rice, biscuits and industrial cakes, sugary drinks, alcohols, etc.
  • A High Body Mass Index : consulting your doctor for the implementation of dietary measures in parallel with the anti-acne treatment would be a plus.
  • The use of products containing comedogenic substances (polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons) or mineral oilswhich clog the pores.
  • The use of drying or degreasing hygiene products that stimulate the activation of sebum.
  • A excessive sun exposure.

How to Use Aromatherapy to Manage Mild to Moderate (Stage 1-2) Acne Pimples?

Acne presents 4 stages of evolution:

  • 1 Light Stadium ​: whiteheads, whiteheads, blackheads, episodically enlarged pores​
  • 2 Moderate stage : white pimples, blackheads, papules and pustules more regularly with inflamed skin by slight localized inflammations
  • 3 Severe stage : inflammation on red, inflamed and painful areas
  • 4 Stage of nodulocystic acne : the acne is deep, the areas with inflammation are numerous and very painful

Aromatherapy brings a real response of complementary dermatological care to hygiene care for the first two forms : on whiteheads, blackheads, pustules with or without inflammation.
When acne is marked by significant inflammation with red and painful areas on the face and the presence of deep microcysts, medical treatment with the help of a dermatologist will be necessary.

Essential oils for acne and small pimples:

  • Clove organic essential oil : anti-infectious, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, skin disinfectant
  • Tea Tree organic essential oil : anti-infectious, antiseptic, skin regenerating
  • Thyme organic essential oil with linalool : anti infectious, antiseptic, antifungal, astringent and skin regenerating
  • Geranium rose essential oil : major of the skin, astringent and skin regenerating
  • True Lavender organic essential oil : antiseptic and antibacterial, skin depurative, healing, skin regenerating

Formula for a teenager with mild to moderate acne

Concentration at around 3%

  • 6 drops of organic Geranium rose essential oil
  • 4 drops of organic tea tree essential oil
  • 3 drops of organic cistus essential oil
  • 2 drops of organic Rosemary Verbenone essential oil
  • 5 ml Calophylle vegetable oil (skin regenerating, anti-inflammatory, healing)
  • 10 ml of Argan vegetable oil (non-comedogenic, nourishes the skin and reduces excess sebum)

Dosage : local application on acne pimples with a cotton swab morning and evening.

Formula for inflammatory acne

Concentration at around 4%

  • 7 drops of organic Geranium rosat essential oil:
  • 5 drops of organic Tea Tree essential oil
  • 5 drops of organic Thyme linalool essential oil
  • 4 drops of Spike Lavender organic essential oil
  • 5 ml of Calophylle virgin vegetable oil: skin regenerating, anti-inflammatory, healing
  • 10 ml of virgin Nigella vegetable oil: powerful anti-inflammatory for the skin, recommended for naturally treating acne.

Dosage : local application on acne pimples with a cotton swab morning and evening.

How to deal with the emotional aspect of acne-prone skin?

When acne becomes chronic and it is badly experienced by the affected person, it should be morally supported in addition to aromatic, dermatological treatments and other possible dietary approaches. The creation of a personalized aroma stick can then be offered.

Aroma stick formula for the emotional support of an adolescent prone to withdrawal, isolation and lack of identity:

  • 4 drops of organic Thyme essential oil with linalool: “for shy and pimply teenagers, with communication difficulties”
  • 4 drops of organic essential oil of noble laurel: “symbol of victory”
  • 2 drops of organic Tarragon essential oil: “to wake up and stimulate”

Dosage : Breathe in only 1 nostril at a time for 5 seconds as needed. Several times a day.

Aroma stick formula for the emotional support of an adult woman during acne attacks:

  • 4 drops of organic essence of Bergamot: restores courage and self-confidence
  • 5 drops of organic true Lavender essential oil: promotes calm and serenity, secures
  • 3 drops of organic essential oil of Geranium Rosat: releases stress-related tensions, releases impatience, nervousness.

Dosage : Breathe in only 1 nostril at a time for 5 seconds as needed. Several times a day.

NB It is possible to replace the organic essence of Bergamot with organic essential oil of tropical Basil according to the person’s preference.

In conclusion :

Acne is a physical inflammation that can also have psychological repercussions.. A medical opinion (doctor, dermatologist) is to be sought if the acne persists.
To deal with acne with a natural treatment, it is advisable to:

  • set up a routine based on daily hygiene care with suitable products to gently cleanse impurities from the skin: micellar water or non-irritating cleansing gels or dermatological bars and purifying face mask with white clay or rhassoul…
  • practice skin care with localized applications of diluted organic essential oils.
  • prefer vegetable oils to moisturize and regenerate the skin of the face rather than creams containing mineral oils derived from petroleum.
  • favor non-comedogenic products for make-up.
  • think about emotional support when morale is affected.

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