Acne….. most of us have probably suffered from some degree of acne when we were younger. So what is acne? It is a common disorder of the skin and is usually found in the form of pimples, spots and blackheads – normally on the face and neck and back. It is generally caused by over production of sebum, the body’s oil that helps to protect the skin.
Acne tends to be more common in teenagers because they are hormonal, and the oil glands in the skin become more active. Flaky skin, dried sebum and bacteria collect in the pores of the skin blocking them. This then prevents normal oil flow, so it is a bit of a vicious circle.
Blackheads and whiteheads are formed and bacteria grows in the clogged pores causing further irritation followed by skin eruptions which are the trademark of acne?
For most people the main problem is a case of self-awareness and lack of confidence caused by the pimples and spots but in severe cases it can be very painful and ultimately scarring.
Aromatherapy for acne is one of the most effective natural treatments. Essential oils have many different therapeutic properties including anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and balancing and some are known to be good for acne skin care. They heal and nourish the skin, are excellent cleansers and can help reduce inflammation. They can be used separately or blended together and used in various different ways.
Here is an aromatherapy recipe for acne:
10 drops Lavender 7 drops Tea Tree 3 drops Geranium 30 mls Jojoba oil.
Put the Jojoba oil in a dark glass bottle and add the essential oils. Tightly close bottle and gently shake to mix the oils. Apply a small amount to the affected twice daily. It may take some time before you see results, but be patient because natural aromatherapy oils for acne do work.
If you are struggling with this problem and would like to find out how aromatherapy can help you, do call Terri at GREEN ROOM a call 020 3232 1036 www.greenroom-wellness.co.uk
GREEN ROOM is unique to Winchmore Hill – totally dedicated to your wellbeing. Treatments are individually tailored to suit your own needs and designed to restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. Terri Green MIFA is an experienced, fully qualified aromatherapist, bodywork therapist and Crystal Energy Healer; she is registered with the International Federation of Aromatherapists www.ifaroma.org.