Aromatherapy To Enhance your Facial Appearance
Even a healthy looking skin can suffer any one of a number of common minor dilemmas. Aromatherapy and natural remedies present one way to approach these with an alternative solution; however, if problems are the result of a serious condition, professional medical help can get to the bottom of the cause. It may be necessary to have food allergy testing or a blood test to check hormone and mineral levels, as any serious disharmony within the body can easily cause regular, repetitive skin conditions.
Aromatherapy and Acne
Aromatherapy has had a reputation as a natural treatment for acne for many years. Of the aromatherapy oils, tea tree is probably the best-known as an acne remedy, though other oils such as lavender have been anecdotally reported effective. It turns out that aromatherapy does work for treating acne, and research now supports this.
In 1990, there was a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia, which reported on a clinical trial comparing the well-known aromatherapy oil tea tree essential oil and benzoyl peroxide used as acne treatments. There were 124 participants in this single-blind randomized trial, and treatments were administered as a 5% tea tree oil gel or a 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion.
Both the tea tree oil and benzoyl peroxide were shown to be effective in reducing acne outbreaks and blemishes. Study participants using tea tree oil experienced a lower incidence of side effects; however, the tea tree oil took somewhat longer than the benzoyl peroxide to show results. Bear in mind, however, that acne remedies always take time to work, whether they are prescription drugs or aromatherapy remedies.
Please note that essential oils are highly concentrated and very potent substances that can be harmful if not handled properly. Therefore, some precautions should be taken in order to avoid damaging effects and enjoy aromatherapy benefits. Read the aromatherapy safety tips LINK TO SAFETY TIPS to get informed about the secure use of the essential oils. However, this page cannot include all the circumstances that you may face. If you have any doubts about the safe use of essential oils, please consult a qualified aromatherapist.
Home Recipe for Face Acne and Back Acne
Aromatherapy Oils Needed:
- 5 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil
- 7 drops Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia) essential oil
- 7 drops Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil
- 12 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil
- 1/4 ounce Jojoba oil
Combine essential oils and jojoba oil in a small glass vial with an orifice reducer. Use a cotton swab or clean finger to apply a drop directly to acne blemish. Make sure that you do not double dip your cotton tip after touching your acne or face. You do not want to contaminate the mixture. If you have any left it is best to store in a dark glass bottle in the refrigerator.
Commom Skin Problems
- Blackheads (Comedones)
- Bruises (contusions)
- Enlarged Pores
- Rough Skin