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Oil of oregano acne – Helps in making your face clear

Updated on August 10, 2012

A good quality digestive system

Oil of oregano is used extensively for treating acne or acne vulgaris as it is known commonly. Acne is inflammatory chronic skin disease. It is a very common skin disorder seen in the US and it affects more than 85 percent of the teenage population, according to American Dermatology Academy. Acne is a condition that is characterized by zits or pimples and there are also blackheads and whiteheads. It affects the skin as well as self esteem and hence a lot of people often are coy over the formal treatment methods. There is growing awareness amongst people about potential oregano use as a remedy to treat acne and a lot of people are now extensively using it. This oil has been known as effect anti bacterial agent and it is also a useful inflammatory agent.

Wild oregano plant or Origanum vulgare, through which the oregano oil comes from, was used first by early Greeks to treat a lot of common ailments. Now, people use this oil that is extracted from the leaves as antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitical agent. Extensive studies have revealed that this oil contains two components – thymol and carvacrol. They are responsible for the antimicrobian activities of this oil.

Oil of oregano is used heavily as alternative treatment to treat respiratory problems, digestive stomach disorders, skin conditions & viral infections. The antibacterial properties of this oil can take good care of any problems of skin like acne. When the pores of skin get blocked by the dead cells & your oils of the skin, growth of a particular kind of bacterium which is present normally inside pore grows fast. This bacteria is called Propionibacteria and is found usually in huge numbers in the skin areas that are prone to acne and hence people suffer from skin inflammation & break-outs.

Oil of oregano acne does its work by killing all germs that are there inside the system & also improves your digestive system. This oil is used as digestive tonic and it stimulates the digestive juices. A good quality digestive system, gives you clearer complexion on the face and hence the facial skin remains free of acne.

There are two major ways to treat acne using oil of oregano - topically & internally. When using topically, you need to start with small quantities. You should apply diluted form of oreganol in small area of skin and see if there are any side effects. If you don’t see any side effects then you can go ahead and apply it on the skin that is affected with acne.

For dilutions, there are two main recommendations. One of them is to dilute this oil using virgin oil on a one is to five drop ratio. The other method is to put 2-3 drops of oregano oil in a glassful of water and then apply the solution to your face using a cotton swab. This should be done after you wake up in the morning and before going to the bed. If there is any redness on the sking, then you should stop using oil of oregano acne and see a doctor.


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