If you’re looking for a nice-smelling, natural skin treatment, don’t turn your nose up at using essential oils for blackheads.
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5 of the Best Essential Oils for Blackheads
Don’t forget—these essential oils are great not only for blackheads but numerous other uses, both for skin and for life in general. Lavender oil, for example, can help reduce wrinkles and improve your sleep. Eucalyptus oil can be invigorating, help reduce acne, soothe sore muscles… and more.
So whatever one you want to start with, choose a high quality product. These are usually more expensive, but definitely worth it. You might say it’s like the difference between regular coffee and decaf… they may look the same and even taste the same. But they aren’t the same. They really aren’t.
1. Cedarwood Oil
Cedarwood oil is the number one essential oil for blackheads. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and can help regulate sebum production.
Because blackheads are caused by sebum and dead skin cells sticking together and plugging a pore, anything that regulates and reduces sebum production will help treat and prevent blackheads.
Antibacterial, lavender essential oil is especially good for acne. But using it for blackheads can help prevent any of those plugs from getting infected and inflamed from bacteria.
Lavender can be very good after extracting blackheads, as it soothes skin and prevents infection. Use 1 drop in a carrier oil such as jojoba and apply. Or put 1 drop in a small spray bottle of water and use as a toner.
3. Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil has excellent antiseptic properties. Use it with jojoba oil to refresh skin, especially after extracting blackheads or when you’ve had a long day of wearing makeup and grime.
4. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary essential oil is hydrating and helps to rebalance skin. It is also anti-bacterial, so have no fear of it causing pimples. This works especially well if you have dry or dehydrated skin and blackheads.
5. Cinnamon Oil
Cinnamon oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and is full of anti-oxidants.
How to Use Essential Oils for Blackheads
Essential oils are potent and shouldn’t be applied directly to skin.
Carrier Oils for Skin Application
Coconut oil is popular with some, but can clog pores and doesn’t easily absorb into skin. It can be good for anti aging concerns, but for blackheads, acne, and oily skin, try to use jojoba or almond oil.