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What are the Best Essential Oils for Acne

What are the Best Essential Oils for Acne - Kumi Oils


Whether this is as teenagers going through an awkward phase or later on as adults, acne can become a minor annoyance or a major issue depending on the severity. When an outbreak occurs, it can be frustrating and embarrassing. This has led many to wonder what to do about acne and how to properly handle it.

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Generally speaking, acne begins when the skin flakes and sebum (which is basically skin oil) begins to clog your pores. When your pores are clogged up, they become a breeding ground for bacteria, particularly Propionibacterium acnes bacteria. This type of bacteria is what contributes to the cause of pimples.

The dirtier and oilier that your skin is, the greater chance of developing the acne that you have. This is why it is so important to have a skincare regimen to ensure that your skin is as clean as it can possibly be. Sometimes cleaning your skin is just not enough. The dirt and bacteria manage to get under your skin and still manifest themselves in the form of acne. It can be frustrating to deal with, but it isn’t the end of the world.

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If you have been dealing with acne for a while now and are looking for an alternative to traditional prescription and drugstore acne treatments, one avenue to consider is essential oils. Using essential oils as part of the skincare regimen might be daunting, but in reality, essential oils are proven to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can treat acne breakouts and make skin more healthy.

Essential oils are plant chemicals that are extracted from different parts of the plant using steam. This can include the flowers, seeds, leaves, roots, and even stems of these plants and can have a substantial impact as far as their healthcare treatment capabilities. Plant extracts also have a long history when it comes to traditional folk medicine. Not only that, but modern medicine is also beginning to implement essential oils into some treatments because of the benefits found in them.

One of those benefits includes killing bacteria, which is one of the primary causes of acne. While there are few studies out there to support the notion that essential oils can clean and treat acne, many people are beginning to see the benefits for themselves. And while there isn’t enough evidence to act as solid proof for guaranteeing results, essential oils are generally safe to try and you may see positive results at best or no results at worst, meaning it will not make your acne flare up even more.

Take note: if you are experiencing sensitivity or irritation when you begin using essential oils, you will want to stop treatment right away to prevent further irritation to your skin.


Here are a few essential oils that are more than worth trying thanks to their proven track record of being able to help treat acne.


Kumi Oils has developed a signature blend to help your skin glow and be beautiful.  We call it Skin Glow.  It is available in a convenient roller bottle for easy application.