Acne is an inflammatory disease that can occur most commonly in the face chest and back ranging from comedonal to severe cystic acne. There are many factors that may contribute to acne formation including hormonal imbalances, bacterial infection, stress, food or cosmetic application. There was a study made to examine the benefits of treating acne with 10 essential oils and here is what was discovered
Essential Oils tested:
Thyme essential oil showed the most antibacterial activity.
Rose, cinnamon, thyme, and lavender essential oils killed the bacteria within 5 minutes
Jasmine oil showed to be the least effective.
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Apply thyme oil to the skin once per day. Thymol, the active chemical compound in thyme oil, has both astringent and antiseptic properties, according to Julia Lawless, the author of “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils.” Thyme oil may help clear excess oils from the skin and protect pores from bacteria that can contribute to breakouts