Tea Tree and Clary Sage – Best Essential Oils For Acne, Acne Scars & Acne Prone Skin
Best Essential Oils For Acne
- Tea Tree
Tea tree essential oil is one of the best and most efficient oils, which kills the bacteria and fungi, particularly bacteria on the skin.
Tea tree oil possesses powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that will reduce the swelling and inflammation on the skin.
According to recent scientific studies, tea tree oil for acne is as efficient as benzoyl peroxide, the active ingredient at killing bacteria contained in most acne products available in the pharmacies.
How to use tea tree oil for acne:
Apply directly on skin
Take a cotton ball and drop 1 drop of pure tea tree essential oil and then apply this oil directly on the acne.
If you have extremely sensitive skin it is advisable to dilute the tea tree oil in carrier oil. By diluting the tea tree oil you will not reduce its medicinal benefits. Namely, dilution will spread the potency of the oil and thus the oil is much safer for use.
It is advisable to dilute 2 drops of tea tree oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Also you can use coconut oil, olive or some other vegetable oil.
- Clary Sage
Clary sage oil is well-known for its benefits in relieving stress, anxiety and balancing hormones. As well as tea tree oil, clary sage efficiently relieves stress by reducing cortisol – stress causing hormone. Clary sage also is beneficial for people why are suffering from anxiety.
When it comes to skincare, clary sage essential oil contains linalyl acetate, a chemical compound that often is used in remedies for acne problems. This compound kills the acne causing bacteria on the skin, but also reduces the inflammation and helps the skin to maintain proper secretion of sebum.
Clary sage is best choice for people who have acne that appear as a result of chronic stress or anxiety. According to a scientific study, inhalation of clary sage reduces the cortisol levels by 36%.
How to use clary sage oil for acne:
– Apply directly on skin
Take a cotton ball and drop 2 drops of pure clary sage oil and then gently apply it directly on the acne. If you have sensitive skin, it is highly advisable to dilute the clary sage oil with a carrier oil. Also, you can use fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil. You can add 2 drops of clary sage oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.
– Diffuse clary sage oil
Due to the fact that clary sage is great for relaxing and relieving stress and anxiety, you can diffuse this oil and get all of its medicinal benefits.
Note: to diffuse clary sage oil, read the instructions on the diffuser.