Acne, the most common but biggest skin problem faced by many people starts with oily secretions from sebaceous glands that block the small opening of hair follicles.
It affects the face, neck, chest, shoulders and back commonly and it is aggravated by stress, hormonal problems, poor diet, heredity, etc. So, usage of over-the-counter creams, treatments or medication will even more damage the skin. The best option is to choose the natural remedies which you can do yourself at home for safe and long-lasting results from the problem.
Olive oil is one of the natural remedies that definitely had the best place in the list of acne prevention as it is renowned for its cosmetic acne treatments. It has many amazing properties that make you believe that olive oil is the best remedy for your acne/pimples.
Olive oil properties:
- It has polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant compound that fights against the free radicals and keeps the skin moist for healing acne faster.
- It has an antibacterial property that clears bacteria causing acne and prevents it from becoming worse due to bacterial infections.
- It has anti-inflammatory property that stops pain and inflammation caused due to acne on the skin.
- It is rich in many essential nutrients (vitamin E) and fatty acids that promote skin healing by cleansing it properly.
How to use Olive Oil as Pimples Treatment?
There are several ways of using olive oil on the skin but here we are going to know about 3 ways like olive oil massage, olive oil scrub and olive oil with other natural ingredients.
Method – 1: (Olive Oil Massage)
Olive oil massage is the best way to cure acne, as it removes dead cells, enhances proper blood circulation and unclogs the pores.
Steps to be followed…
- Apply some extra virgin olive oil to your face and neck.
- Massage gently in a circular motion for a few minutes for the oil to get absorbed into the skin.
- Then place a soft cloth in hot water and wring out to remove excess water and put it on your face.
- Let it sit till the cloth cools down and remove it to repeat the same process 2 – 3 times until the excess oil has been removed.
- Finally, splash your face with cold water to lock the moisture.
- Make sure that if olive oil gets into the eyes then rinse it off with water and dry the skin.
- Apply a little olive oil at night time when you’re going to sleep and wash it off in the morning.
- Regular massage will definitely help to get rid of acne or pimples breakouts.
Method – 2: (Olive Oil with Baking Soda)
This combination is used to unclog the skin pores and removes the dead cells to clear acne along with the formation of scars on the skin.
Steps to be followed….
- Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
- Stir well to make it a fine paste and apply this paste to the pimples.
- Massage gently for 2 – 4 minutes and wait for about 15 – 20 minutes.
- Rinse the applied area with water and pat the skin dry.
- Follow the same process regularly till you cleared the acne along with its symptoms.