Acne and Skin Conditions
Acne, or the formation of pimples on
the skin, is a condition that affects many people the world over. It
can start in teen years, or even in middle age. While it appears all
to prevalent today, it is not a modern problem.
Numerous recipes were created to
cure "spots on the face," including wearing garlic around the neck
and standing under a full moon. In Victorian times, corsets were
blamed and later chocolate. The worst part of the sometimes-chronic
disorder is the lack of reasoning behind why it occurs. We as a
modern public have advanced capabilities including DNA testing, yet
simple Acne is not understood fully.
Up until the early 1990's, doctors were
still casting blame on greasy foods, salt and chocolate as the main
cause of breakouts. Parents blamed a child's cleansing habits. What has
surfaced, however, is that the true culprits of Acne may differ greatly
and many times lack explanation. Hormones, atmospheric conditions,
allergies, over production of oil, the list goes on can be some of the
So too can vitamin and mineral
deficiencies play a major role, such as in the case of zinc, which aids
in the production of new skin tissue. Essential oils, however, can be a
supplement to prescribed or daily skin treatments. Retin-A is a
popular topical prescription. A derivative of vitamin A, it is
basically free from side effects and works quite nicely.
It is costly however. Carrots, which
contain a high amount of vitamin A have been traditionally cooked,
mashed and applied to the face as a mask to help relieve the immense
discomfort Acne can pose. To get an even heightened effect, oil or
essential oil of carrot and carrot seed have be used.
1 carrot cooked and mashed 10 drops
carrot essential oil 1 capsule vitamin A oil (optional) 1 teaspoon
parsley Mash hot carrots and add other ingredients. Let cool slightly
and apply to face, staying away from the eye area. Let dry and wash off
with warm water.
Do no more than twice a week.
Non-medicated soap is suggested for use twice a day. Why not add a few
drops of carrot oil to liquid cleansing products? Healing lavender or
purifying tea tree also can work wonders.
The key is to find your specific type
of Acne and pick oils that will best fight your battle.