Some of the best organic skincare products for acne-prone skin utilize essential oils. Tea Tree Essential Oil is one of the most famous essential oils for acne-prone, breakout-prone skin. Tea tree oil is often used for cleaning the skin and nails, and it can be used to maintain a healthy-looking complexion.
Frankincense Essential Oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, making it ideal for acne-prone skin. It is also a natural toner, decreasing pore appearance and balancing skin tone.
Because patchouli essential oil also has antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, patchouli essential oil is also excellent against skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne. Neroli Essential Oil – Not only is this oil extremely gentle on the skin, but it has well-known antifungal and antibacterial properties, which make it helpful for clearing up oily skin and preventing breakouts.
Myrrh Essential Oil has powerful antioxidant properties (source), which help to improve tone, firmness, and skin elasticity, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Clary sage helps skin that suffers from acne as it is an antibacterial, antiseptic, and astringent. Coconut oil or avocado oil, which acts like an astringent facial cleanser, may dry out the skin.
Castor oil, in excess, may dry your skin, so use it sparingly if you have dry skin. On the other hand, suppose you have dehydrated skin or susceptible skin. In that case, you may want to skip castor oil entirely and throw in a bit of coconut oil, which has excellent natural antibacterial and cleaning properties. In addition, castor oil has excellent astringent properties, and it works wonders at pulling out impurities that could be the reason for a potential breakout in acne from the skin.
Using just the essential oil may work perfectly for you if you have normal to slightly oily skin. For normal skin, you may want to stick to a base oil that you have chosen with 100% concentration, but if you have oily or dry skin, you may want to create a better blend for your skin by adding astringent or moisturizing oils into the base. Depending on your skin type, you may want to increase the astringent oil amount to a ratio of one part astringent oil to three parts base oil.
Oil cleansing can be done without therapeutic essential oils, but it is more beneficial when you add appropriate essential oils according to your skin type and concerns. Facial oil cleansing does not strip your skin of its natural protective oils as soap, certain detergents, or even just hot water may. This DIY allows you to clean your skin correctly without stripping your skin of natural oils.
I prefer using natural ingredients in my skin, so I created this DIY Super Easy Face Wash With Essential Oils. The best part is you can adjust the essential oils in this DIY Face Wash recipe according to your skin type: Add in ylang-ylang, helichrysum, patchouli, rose, geranium, etc.
You could leave out vitamin E oil in this recipe if using rosehip seed oil, as it contains natural vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin C, and essential fatty acids (which can make the skin feel healthier and plumper). Vitamin E oil helps nourish your skin and gives it a vitamin kick.
Almond oil helps to moisten the skin and provides the essential vitamins that keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Almond Oil: Almond oil is an excellent moisturizing agent which also offers vital vitamins for healthy skin.
Geranium essential oil: It helps regulate your skin’s oils and has anti-inflammatory properties, which may minimize potential issues like pimples or sensitivities. Geranium oil – balances, calms, tones the skin, diminishes pore visibility, improves a youthful look, cleanses, and has a sweet, floral smell.
For more minor cases, the natural properties of essential oils are usually used to aid with cleansing the skin, reducing pain, and encouraging skin renewal, helping prevent or alleviate potential scarring. Essential oils have been used by herbalists, aromatherapists, and mainstream medical practitioners as popular home remedies for soothing and helping with skin healing after scratches, cuts, and other minor injuries.
Like the fragrances we apply to ourselves every day, the makeup of the oils we use may contain ingredients that worsen our skin. Unfortunately, natural does not always equal better, and although some oils might smell amazing, a strong scent can be a warning sign that your skin will not love it. In addition, if you are using some oils excessively without understanding the full extent of their properties, you could disrupt the skin barrier, leading to inflammation and breakouts.
It might sound counterintuitive for oils to clean your skin; however, oils get inside pores and stick to dirt, impurities, and excess sebum, which dissolve sebum deposits that block pores. If we decide to dissolve our original oils (sebum) using a new, clean, natural oil, we can clean the skin without disturbing its balance. This coconut oil-infused vegan cleanser can clean and soften skin without clogging pores or removing too much natural oil.
Free of any essential oils, this cleansing balm by Farmacy is blended with makeup-removing emollients to strip off any traces of makeup while also providing a boost of hydration to the skin. Facial Oil Cleansing, the Oil Cleansing Method, describes cleaning the skin by applying various types and combinations of natural plant oils onto your face, massaging the oils into your skin, and then wiping it away with a clean, warm washcloth.