What Does Your Acne Say?

One secret to acne management acne is prevention or stopping the condition before it starts or reoccurs. Another is to use any of a variety of treatments that work best for you under the guidance of your healthcare provider or dermatologist. Of course, a natural alternative treatment with essential oils is also an option. We’ve already looked at preventative measures, so now let’s take a look at essential oil treatments available.

First of all, timing can make a difference in acne treatment. It can be prudent to begin treatment as soon as the first signs of acne appear in order to avoid the most minimal damage. And even after the blemishes fade, you may need to continue treatment to keep new outbreaks at bay.

When we look at a very popular product called Proactiv Solution, it has a 3-step treatment program to follow using their products. In addition, it recommends supplemental treatments and products. http://www.proactiv.com

Step 1. Renewing Cleanser – This oil-free formula is made up of small, smooth grains that gently exfoliate dead skin cells and other impurities. It also has prescription-grade Benzoyl peroxide that seeps into pores, destroying bacteria and healing blemishes in a hurry.

Step 2. Revitalizing Toner – This is noted as a refreshing, alcohol-free liquid with botanical agents that removes dead skin cells, gently balance skin tone, unplugs pores, helps with excess oil ridding, and overall soothes skin.

Results are refreshed skin.

Step 3. Repairing Lotion – This light, oil-free lotion is made up of fine milled prescription-grade Benzoyl peroxide that heals blackheads and blemishes. It also helps with the prevention of future flair-ups. An advanced delivery system in Repairing Lotion is noted as being “soothing and safe for your entire face.”

 – – Supplemental products include: Oil-Free Moisture with SPF 15. This lite lotion leaves your skin soft, but not greasy-feeling. Specially formulated for acne skin types, this product doesn’t clog pores. It also boasts SPF 15 for sun protection. Another supplemental product is called Daily Oil Control – This product helps skin glow, instead of shine with excess oil. It also helps keep pores from clogging and makeup (and other skin care products) from running throughout the day.

A similar process can be followed using products made with essential oils. First, let’s talk about some of the essential oils that offer the healing benefits for acne. You will find a vast array of essential oils to choose from.

For acne, you can use Tea Tree, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Thyme, Rose Geranium, Petitgrain, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Peppermint, Basil, German Chamomile, Cedarwood, Rosewood, Palmarosa, Cajeput, Niaouli, Geranium, Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, Carrot Seed, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Spikenard, and Clove Bud.

For pimples and blackheads, you can use Coriander, Thyme, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Lemon Myrtle, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Thyme linalool, Cajeput, Oregano (spot only) and Niaouli, Rosemary, Palmarosa, Lemon, Orange, and Geranium.

For scars, you can use Helichrysum (in a base of Rosehip Seed oil), Carrot Seed, Lavender, and Petitgrain. and Galbanum.

For inflammation, you can use Helichrysum, Johns Wort, Carrot Seed, Rose of Sharon (Cistus), Galbanum, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Myrtle, Rosewood, Angelica or Yarrow.