Keeping My Skin Clear Of Pimples
Author: Tara S.
Word Count: 180
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10494-OR
Scientific Studies: 5
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I have been using a combination of Tea tree essential oil and Lavender essential oil for a while to help keep my skin clear of pimples. I feel like the Tea tree oil is best for its cleansing properties, and the Lavender is so soothing and promotes healing.
Well, recently I got a very large pimple on my chin. I had dabbed it with Tea tree oil and Lavender oil every evening for several days, and, though it was clearing up, the spot was still very noticeable.
I did a little research and found that Bergamot essential oil might help with this. Since I LOVE the floral-citrus smell of Bergamot, I decided to give it a shot and dabbed a small, diluted amount on the spot. The very next morning I saw a dramatic difference in the area, and by the next day it was basically unnoticeable.
Bergamot oil can make the skin sensitive to the sun, so I have to be careful with it. Regardless, I will definitely be including Bergamot in my skincare regimen from now on!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cystic, breakout, breakouts, zits, blackhead, blackheads, whitehead, whiteheads, blemish, blemishes, pimple, pimples, acne.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."||Link|
|2.||"[W]e suggest that Geumgamja [Korean Citrus obovoides] and Cheonyahagyul [Citrus natsudaidai] essential oils are attractive acne-mitigating candidates for topical application... against acne-inducing bacteria."||Link|
|3.||"Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."||Link|
|4.||"Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete's foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."||Link|
|5.||"Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."||Link|
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