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Best Essential Oils For Acne, Blackheads & Blemishes

SPY logo SPY 29/12/2018 Andrew Allan
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* Natural solutions to help control breakouts

* Treat and prevent acne at the source

* Products are gentle on all skin types

Whether you’re struggling with whiteheads or blackheads, papules or pustules, or even nodules or cysts, it’s important to remedy the situation right away. Because untreated acne can scar your skin on the outside. And we all know how acne can erode your confidence on the inside.

However, if you aren’t eager to take over-the-counter prescriptions that can sometimes contain harsh chemicals, try using these simpler solutions, which rely on essential oils.

1. Thayers Alcohol-Free Lavender Witch Hazel 

Thayers Alcohol-Free Lavender Witch Hazel is a natural botanical skin toner, great for cleansing and moisturizing skin. It’s loaded with beneficial tannins, which help tighten pores, control oil production and reduce redness and inflammation.

Buy: Thayers Alcohol-Free Lavender Witch Hazel $6.82


2.  Keeva Organic Tea Tree Oil

Creamy and light, Keeva Organic Tea Tree Oil is antibacterial, antifungal and an astringent. Plus, it moisturizes and tones your skin. You’ll love the minty tingling sensation. But not as much as you’ll love how effective it can be at treating acne at the source to prevent future breakouts.

Buy: Keeva Organic Tea Tree Oil $36.00


3. Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes

Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes help remove dirt and oil in one simple step. It’s dermatologist- and allergy-tested. And, the pink grapefruit essence instantly brightens your spirits.

Buy: Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes $6.39


4. Rose Geranium Floral Water

Gya Labs’ Rose Geranium Floral Water is 100% natural and works wonders on clogged pores to help beautify your skin and slow the signs of aging. Best of all, it’s suitable for all skin types.

Buy: Rose Geranium Floral Water $9.79


5. Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Peppermint Liquid Soap

Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Peppermint Soap creates a rich emollient lather that’s free of synthetic detergents and preservatives. That way you can nourish your skin each time you wash. And, the robust peppermint smell really wakes you up. Plus, it’s certified organic and vegan.

Buy: Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap Too low to display


6. NOW Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 4-Ounce

Now Foods’ Eucalyptus Essential Oil is made from 100% eucalyptus globulus extracted from steam distilled leaves and small branches. Not only is it aromatherapeutic, but you can also add two to four drops of it to any unscented face lotion for a fabulously fragrant and skin-nourishing concoction.

Buy: NOW Eucalyptus Essential Oil $7.79

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