Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Using the Lavender Essential Oil to Help Treat Acne Scars

Lavender Oil is a truly beautiful essential oil that you can use to help fade your acne scars. What lavender oil is is actually a very effective natural moisturizer. Everyone knows how important it is to keep the skin nice and moist - and when treating scars this is basically a must. You'll find that it's a very very important part of a successful acne scar treatment regime, so let's look at what it can do!

Lavender oil moisturizes the skin and helps to smooth it. Most people who use it find that it's one of the most effective ways to soften the skin and when the skin is softer you get better results - the skin is lighter, feels nicer and looks better.

The oil also helps to stimulate new skin growth. While it isn't the king of regeneration (try 'Rosehip Oil' for that) it still helps to stimulate the skin. The massaging that you will need to do in order to rub the oil into the skin will also be of assistance.

Applying the oil is very easy although I suggest that you try a spot test for a week first. Some people have had flare ups when using lavender, and while this may not happen to you, a simple spot test will save any reactions that you might have to the oil.

Spot testing over, use a couple of finger to massage the oil into the affected areas once or twice a day. It does sting a bit so if you've got any current acne, you might want to avoid those affected areas in order to reduce the stinging sensation. If you apply the lavender oil just before you're about to go to bed you will find it's easier to sleep - lavender is a great relaxant as well! Some people aren't a huge fan of the smell. I will admit that it is pretty overpowering, and this purely comes down to personal preference. I like it, others like it, but you might hate it. If that's the case you might want to try another oil, like Jasmine oil.

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