OILS AND THEIR MAGNIFICENT RELATIONSHIP WITH ACNE
When we talk about acne, we generally talk about oily or combination skin, therefore, the use of oils in this type of skin is a somewhat contradictory idea because, how do we control sebum production if we stimulate it with oily products?
There is a hidden detail within the definition of oils that we do not usually take into account. Oils are liquid substances that come from different types of sources: animal, vegetable or mineral. This is where this concept bites and spreads, since each process of obtaining oil depends directly on the source from which we extract it, obtaining as a result different types of textures (some denser than others), smells and colors. We could conclude that there is not a single definition of oil, but that there are as many definitions as oils are present!
So you may be wondering, what kind of oil is used as an acne treatment?
You have probably heard the term "Essential Oil", it is not for less, the market for these was estimated at 247.08 kilotons in 2020 according to Grand View Research. 1 Essential oils, unlike vegetable oils that come directly from lipid sources, come from a vegetable distillation process. Distillation corresponds to a selective separation process, in this way, the plants are subjected to this process to extract by evaporation the most aromatic and therapeutic molecules of the plants, therefore, they do not turn out to be oils as such, but highly concentrated extracts. , with low density and high volatility.
That said, essential oils are an excellent treatment for acne control, but not all. One of the most famous oils for the benefits it provides in this process for the cure of acne is the essential oil of Tea Tree (Tea Tree). It is a powerful antiviral and antifungal, which allows it to combat numerous diseases related to the presence of fungi on our skin, such as Seborrheic Dermatitis, S. aureus (bacteria that can cause infection in open wounds), etc.
But why is it such an excellent acne treatment? We present the reasons with scientific support below:
- Kills bacteria: One of the main reasons for the presence of acne is the bacteria present on our skin. The broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity of Tea Tree oil is highly effective against staphylococcus aureus and p.acnes , bacteria that cause acne.
- Anti-inflammatory: in this way it not only serves as a preventive treatment. This essential oil works effectively on highly inflamed breakouts, a great benefit for acne-ridden skin. A 5% concentration proved to be a highly effective treatment for mild to moderate acne. two
- TREAT DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACNE - It can work on both comedonal acne (blackheads, whiteheads, smaller blemishes) and inflammatory acne (large, red, angry pimples). So much so that its effectiveness, at a concentration of 5%, has been compared to the action of benzoyl peroxide, giving highly effective results in comedonal and inflammatory acne. 3
That is why one of Orgliz Lab 's favorite products is the Acne Spot Treatment , which brings together the excellent benefits of Tea Tree, Lavender and Lemon essential oils, especially to treat those inflammatory outbreaks effectively and without the bothersome side effects. secondary.