Nothing could be more perfect than aromatherapy for treating oily and acneic complexions, as essences have an affinity with the skin, being able to pass through the skin barrier via the fluids and penetrate into the body. Many essential oils are cleansing and anti bacterial: for example lavender, bergamot, neroli, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang-ylang and lemon, and these will help us to correct a skin which is infected with acne and teenage spots. Hormonal changes during puberty cause the body to produce substances which if not eliminated via the kidneys and liver, will build up and cause eruptions on the face and neck and occasionally on other parts of the body.
A nightly facial Massage with a blend for acne will work on a deep level, imparting a natural antiseptic to the infected areas and at the same time regulating the secretion of sebum.
Oil for acne/oily skin
- 12 drops cypress, 13 drops lemon, in 50ml base oil
- 14 drops bergamot, 5 drops cypress, 6 drops juniper in 50ml base oil
Thorough Cleansing of the skin is important, and a herbal cleansing water will remove most makeup and surface dirt form the skin and if rough cotton wool is used for a second application, the action will be similar to that of an exfoliate that is the dead skin cells will be removed leaving the skin looking fresh and radiant. After cleansing , a liberal amount of acne blend should be applied to the face and neck and massaged into the skin in upward seeps. Tissue off any excess oil after a few minutes by placing a tissue over the kin and blotting gently.