Monday, 28 February 2011

ACNE - Treating with Essential Oils

ACNE & USING ESSENTIAL OILS

Acne is a disorder of the sebaceous glands that causes clogged pores and pimples on your face and occasionally on your back, neck and chest. The sebaceous glands produces too much sebum which combined with dead skin cells block the pores. The pores then become infected (most often with bacteria) creating more inflammation.

Luckily, acne can be usually successfully treated without having to use harmful chemicals and drugs simply by using essential oils and herbs. Essential oils treat acne externally to help clear up the infection and reduce the amount of sebum being produced. Massage can also help to improve the circulation and help the body to eliminate toxins.


 Possible Causes :
Puberty
Hormonal imbalance
Pre-menstrual syndrome
Bad diet
Smoking
Stimulants i.e tea, coffee, chocolate & alcohol
Sometimes dairy products especially cheese & cream
Stress can make the condition much worst

Always use pure, natural products to cleanse and moisturise your skin and keep to a non-toxic diet. Treatment many need to be continued for several weeks and even months and in some cases the condition may look worse initially – so dont give up and think the oils do not work.

Oils to Help :
Base Oils : Almond, Evening Primrose
Essential Oils : Chamomile, Yarrow, Myrrh, Rose, Palma Rosa, Carrot, Bergamot, Calendula, Lavender Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Clary Sage, Thyme, Geranium Neroli, Fennel, Juniper, Lemon OrangeRosemary
 
Stage One :
To reduce inflammation, promote healing & help balance the sebum. Cleanse your skin,  using Aroma Natural’s deep nourishing Cleanser. Rinse well with cool water and add 2 tbspn cider vinegar to final rinse. Pat skin dry. Try to leave off make-up or cover-ups.
Into your chosen base oil blend together Chamomile, Palma Rosa &Lavender Use this oil on your face for at least 14 days.

Stage Two :
To help fight infection. Cleanse as before using Aroma Natural deep nourishing Cleanser Rinse as before.
Into your choosen base oil blend together Eucalyptus Thyme,Lavender & Tea Tree. Use this on your face for at least 14 days.

Stage Three :
Hopefully, by now you will see a difference in your skin. Again, follow your Cleansing routine.
Into your chosen base oil blend together Bergamot, Geranium, Fennel & Lemon.
Use on your face for another 14 days.

If you feel that any of the oils are not correct for you feel free to chose another oil. Below you will find a description of the oils.



CHAMOMILE
Anti-bacterial, antiseptic & disinfectant. Most importantly though it is anti-inflammatory. It also has analgesic, diuretic, calming & sedative properties.
PALMA ROSA
Antiseptic, controls sebum secretions and is naturally balancing.
EUCALYTPUS
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic, analgesic & antiviral.
TEA TREE
A very powerful antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-viral & antifungal.
GERANIUM
Great for skincare. Antiseptic, astringent & sedative properties.
ROSEMARY
Antiseptic, helps clear body of toxins, helps stimulate the lymphatic system. Use widely in beauty treatment. Helps with depression.
THYME
This has notable anti-viral, antibiotic, antiseptic and diuretic properties and should be used with great careuse in moderation and never directly on the skin or on children.
BERGAMOT
Used widely in skin care. Helps with anxiety & depression. Highly antiseptic, analgesic, antibiotic and calmative. N.B.  can cause sunburn on sensative skin.
FENNEL
Aids digestion. Tone the skin & helps with bruising.
MYRRH
Detoxifies the body. Spiritually lifts the mind & body.
YARROW
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, relieves stress & helps inflammed wounds.
LAVENDER
Very good all rounder – antiseptic, analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-viral, sedative & calmative.
CALENDULA
Widely used for its healing properties on damaged skin tissue and broken skin. Helps with inflammation and infection and heals wounds.
CARROT
Detoxifying, revitalises and tones skin. Antiseptic & calmative.
JUNIPER
Antiseptic, calmative, diuretic. Calms the nerves, relieves anxiety & nervous tension.
CLARY-SAGE
Antiseptic, antidepressant, euphoric, helps PMT, good in skin care.
LEMON
Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antibacterial, antibiotic & antifungal. Helps the fight against infection. Helps with greasy skin, clears dead skin cells. Used highly in skin care treatments.
ORANGE
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic. Aids general well-being, happy, sunny oil to lift spirits and help with depression.
NEROLI
Antiseptic, anti-depressant, antibacterial. Helps rejenerate skin cells and helps with scaring and promotes smooth skin.

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N.B. Please do not use essential oils if you are pregnant, breast feeding or taking medicines prescribed
By your doctor. If in any doubt seek medical help first.