Essential oils beneficial for sensitive and acne skin

Sensitive and acne-prone skin is very difficult to maintain and care for, especially when you do not have too much time, spend many hours at work and use harsh cosmetics frequently.

The mistake that many people with sensitive and predominantly acne skin make is that they constantly attack the skin with harsh commercial cleaning products that do not improve the skin health at all.

Yes, deep cleansing and chemical peeling are recommended for acne, but it is also important to moisturize the skin properly.

Natural essential oils are one of the best options when it comes to removing acne, soothing and deep cleaning of the affected skin.

What are the essential oils?

Essential oils are extracts that contain volatile aromatic compounds of a plant, being obtained entirely by steam distillation. The chemical composition of the essential oils differs from another organ of the plant (flower, leaf, bark, root) in this depending on their therapeutic use.


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Natural essential oils for sensitive, acne-prone skin

1. Oregano essential oil – anti-inflammatory and antibacterial role. This oil regulates the production of sebum and also removes dead cells and contaminants from the pores. Oregano oil can be used twice a day in combination with olive oil.

2. Essential oil of tea tree. It is one of the most used anti-acne products due to its anti fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Used regularly, tea tree oil can also heal the scars left by severe acne. This oil can be diluted with coconut or jojoba oil to be applied to sensitive skin using a makeup remover.

3. Lavender essential oil. Used in aromatherapy, lavender oil is known for its soothing and antibacterial effects, removing scars and marks left on the skin. Also, lavender oil is indicated against skin infections and has an astringent effect, deepening the pores and regulating the activity of the sebaceous glands. This oil can be diluted with grape seed oil. It is recommended to use it every night, before bedtime.

4. Essential oil of marigold. Due to its soothing, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, the essential oil of yellows is used in the cosmetic industry. The essential oil of yellow helps eliminate pimples, blackheads, reduces inflammation and stimulates healing of cells, reducing post acne scars. Marigold oil can be applied twice a day, directly on the affected areas.

5. Essential oil of rosehip. Rosehip oil is recommended for sensitive skin. It gently treats acne, cleanses the deep pores and helps heal scars. The way of use is simple, the oil can be used daily and all we have to do is massage the affected areas with a small amount of rosehip oil.

6. Rosemary essential oil. Rosemary oil has regenerative, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties that heal acne and post acne scars. Daily application of this oil regulates the pH of the skin, reduces redness and inflammation caused by acne. This oil is applied with the help of a cleansing makeup remover and it is recommended to be used every night before bedtime.

7. Rosewood oil. Rosewood oil is recommended for adjusting the sebum production on the face. The oil can be applied in the evening, before going to bed with the help of a cleaning remover.

8. Grape seed oil. This oil is rich in linoleic acid, having regenerating properties, purifying the epidermis and balancing the level of sebum in the face. Also, grape seed oil contains a significant amount of antioxidants that prevent premature aging of the skin and prevent the appearance of wrinkles.

9. Essential oil of ylang ylang. Ylang ylang oil can be especially useful for oily and acne skin. It moisturizes the skin, restores skin elasticity and softens wrinkles, maintaining an optimal level of sebum in the face.

10. Aloe vera essential oil. Due to its healing properties, Aloe Vera oil is indicated for oily skin, affected by irritations, allergies or eczema. This oil moisturizes and regenerates the affected skin.

11. Essential argan oil. For acne and sensitive skin, argan oil can be the best solution. Argan oil moisturizes the affected skin, leaving it soft without loading it. It is recommended to use this oil especially in winter, for its beneficial effects.


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Essential oils have numerous effects on the body, improving skin health, reducing toxicity and improving sleep quality.

The few examples listed in this article only partially describe the beneficial effects on the body, especially on the face and sensitive skin affected by acne.

Skin care is more important than applying makeup. The makeup is suitable for events and nights out in the city, but the beautiful skin will remain forever.

A fresh and properly cleansed skin does not need makeup, but it shines by itself. Essential oils are just another way to improve our qualities offered by mother nature, highlighting the most beautiful features.


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