Ducks 'n a Row: A Look At Using Eucalyptus Oil for Pimple-Free Skin

17 March 2014

A Look At Using Eucalyptus Oil for Pimple-Free Skin

Many people suffer from a skin disease known as acne which is the accumulation of the skins oils under the surface of the skin and are represented in the form of bumps and redness on the skin. There are many so-called treatments and cures in the world for acne and finding an effective product to treat your individual skin condition can be quite difficult. However, there are specific facts the individual should be knowledgeable about when seeking medicated products for the treatment of their acne.  


Since acne is indeed a common medical problem for many people and has been in existence for a long time, the amount of research that has been done and the studies performed on this sensitive issue has been endless. You should be very cautious when selecting a product since acne products are composed of multiple ingredients, some of which can cause allergic reactions to different skin types.  One product that has been presented as a possible treatment of acne is eucalyptus oil.  Some important information about eucalyptus oil and the use of eucalyptus oil for acne follows.

Some Facts about Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is known as an essential oil which means that its natural components are extracted directly from plants.  Essential oils contain the same molecules that are contained in the plants from which they are extracted and it is said that these molecules serve to protect against parasites and diseases. Many of these essential oils for acne are found to contain antibacterial properties that are capable of fighting off various forms of bacteria and anti-inflammatory properties as well.

For centuries, Eucalyptus oil has been used vastly in modern medicine and is comprised mostly of the main ingredient, eucalyptol. Though used consistently for medicinal purposes, it has never been proven that the eucalyptus oil is instrumental in the overall treatment of acne. But some studies show that it is sometimes utilized in the treatment of mild to moderate acne in people of all ages and skin types. However, keep in mind that it has not been proven to be successful in the treatment of severe or advanced acne conditions.

Although eucalyptus is known to be used commonly in the fields of medicine and aromatherapy, there have been some speculations that the oil can be used as a natural topical treatment for minor pimples and blemishes with some results. However, there is no direct research proving the effectiveness of eucalyptus oil for successful treatment of acne. This does not mean that eucalyptus essential oil cannot be effective in acne treatment and it is highly possible that it will be an effective acne treatment, especially because of its anti-bacterial and anti-inflamatory components.

Some of the most proven research data out there with regard to the eucalyptus oil is that it is toxic to a wide range of bacteria including the bacteria found in acne infections, which can thus be supportive of some level of treatment for acne.  But like many other topical solutions for fighting acne there is no scientific proof that enough of the oil can get saturated into the follicles of the infected area to seriously fight the acne forming bacteria.

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